Black Friday bonanza ahead of new year price hikes
Black Friday sales this year are likely to top £2bn say analysts, as shoppers hunt for bargains ahead of an expected rise in prices in 2017.
The fall in the value of the pound is forecast to push up the prices of imported goods next year.
Black Friday sales last year were about £1.9bn, but retailers are now stretching the one-day shopping extravaganza over several days.
Amazon and some supermarkets started their sales up to 10 days ago.
By Thursday, the discount retailing site TopCashback reported a 30% increase in spending over last year.
While more than £2bn is expected to be spent on... read more
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