Thanksgiving 2018: Which Stores Are Open and Closed Before Black Friday

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Thanksgiving 2018: Which Stores Are Open and Closed Before Black Friday

Research by consumer experts at Which? found numerous products sold with apparently huge discounts could have been bought more cheaply at other times.

More than a third of Britons are expected to make a purchase in a Black Friday promotion this week.

That Black Friday discount may look like a good deal, but our year-long investigation has found that you could get a better bargain if you're willing to wait.

The consumer body Which? checked the prices of 94 popular products including TVs, cameras and fitness trackers, and is warning shoppers to do their research before hitting the sales. The retailer is now hosting the Black Friday 2018 Week Sale discount extravaganza, and for the next week, Amazon shoppers can find prices slashed on devices like Fire TV boxes, video game consoles, and HD and 4K TVs.

"For example, a 60" 4K TV, was advertised at £799 by Amazon on Black Friday previous year but this wasn't actually its cheapest price.

"While retailers are bombarding us with promises of great discounts and time-limited sales, it's clear that not all deals are as good as they might appear". Apple's site has a placeholder shopping event page, and the company has begun sending teaser emails to customers, letting them know about the upcoming sales. In fact, it was £50 cheaper on at least 62 occasions after Black Friday and even dropped a further £150 for at least four days at the end of December and beginning of January. But it was £10 cheaper at least 27 times before the sales event and 43 times after.

Don't forget, some of deals will only be available if you have Amazon Prime.

Many Black Friday 2018 shoppers will be avoiding the crowds and searching for bargains from the comfort of their own home. 36% could be found at the same price as on Black Friday at other times of the year.

A damning investigation of Black Friday shows that the bonanza of advertised deals and savings may not be all that great after all.

The Fitbit Alta HR activity tracker wasn't advertised as a Black Friday deal, but was sold at £109.99 with a £10 discount applied by John Lewis on the day.

Apple is notoriously stingy with Black Friday deals.

An Argos spokesperson said: 'During Black Friday our customers benefit from a huge range of deals on a wide range of products, all at the same time. A John Lewis spokesman said its Never Knowingly Undersold pledge means it cuts prices to match competitors. Players can expect a decent Black Friday 2018 Nintendo Switch price specifically, as Amazon is offering aMario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle for the default Nintendo Switch base bundle price. And there is KRCS in the United Kingdom that is heavily discounting the all-new Mac Mini, new MacBook Air and many other Mac products across its site.