Sure thing about Black Friday’s ‘bargain’: Everybody wonders if they’ve all cracked … so we tracked down prices


Sure thing about Black Friday’s ‘bargain’: Everybody wonders if they’ve all cracked … so we tracked down prices

  • What? Of the 10 deals advertised last year, only one was found to be a real bargain
  • Of the 201 products tracked before Black Friday, 184 are the same price or cheaper
  • Analysts have tracked prices on Amazon, AO, Currys, John Lewis and Richer Sounds


Shopping gurus are predicting a boom this year on Black Friday, as families experience a squeeze search for the best pre-Christmas bargains.

Vouchercodes research is expected to cost a total of £ 9 billion. But how good are the bargains on offer?

Yesterday, what was the customer watchman? One in ten advertised last year published damning research that concludes that a business is a real savings.

Paddington Bear Soft Toy: Original Price: Hamleys. £ 30 Black Friday 2020: £ 18 – This is the price for the New Year. Today’s price: £ 20.99

Researchers analyzed deals across six retailers – Amazon, AO, Argos, Currys, John Lewis and Richer Sounds – and found that some 184 of the 201 products tracked were the same price or cheaper in the six months before Black Friday.

But that doesn’t mean buyers should feel that they’ve already lost the bargain.

Because today, the Mail investigation reveals what happened after Black Friday last year, proving once again that the number of genuine one-off deals that are good enough to sharpen your elbow is, in fact, scarce.

Supervised products for the price and discount over the past 12 months by mail include TVs, computers and technology. But toys, kitchen gadgets and popular beauty gifts.

Kenwood Chemics Mixer

Original price at Argos: £ 429.99

Black Friday 2020: £ 299.99,

Low Price (Boxing Day): £ 199.99

Today’s price: £ 399.99

Lenovo smart watch

Original Price (ao.com): £ 80

Black Friday 2020: £ 34

Today’s price: £ 29

And half of the 27 items we tracked were found to be cheaper or cheaper at other times of the year.

For example, the Kenwood mixer sold by Argos was reduced to £ 299.99 on Black Friday in 2020. But if shoppers wait for Boxing Day sales, they could still save £ 100.

Meanwhile, at John Lewis, the coffee machine for £ 299 on Black Friday fell to £ 249 before Christmas.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Original price at John Lewis: £ 899

Black Friday 2020: At £ 659, it remained until Christmas

Today’s price: £ 929

Eight more items are cheaper on Black Friday, but the discounts during the Christmas sale were more discounted – proving once again that most deals are not as good as they seem.

What? The study warned shoppers to take the ‘time-limited’ Black Friday offer with a pinch of salt.

“We have repeatedly found that most deals advertised on Black Friday are not as good as the marketing hype and most are likely to sell for the same price or at other times of the year,” says Lisa Barber, editor of What Home Products and Services?

He warns shoppers to avoid impulse purchases and do research using price-tracking websites to find real bargains.

Ossi Beram of Price Monitoring website PriceSpie adds: ‘This year, retailers are especially excited to have a good Black Friday and Christmas season after 18 months.

Earlier this month we saw a 13 percent increase in Black Friday construction, which is now starting to fall.

This may give the illusion of Black Friday discounts, but in reality, these prices are generally the same, but not higher than previous months.

Meanwhile, here are the results of our own Black Friday investigation. . .

One Day Non-Miracle Deals:

Racing car

Original Price: £ 35

Black Friday 2020: £ 24.50

Low Price (January 2021): £ 17.50

Today’s price: £ 17.50 (sold out).

The price of its Black Friday at shopdisney.co.uk remains the same over the Christmas period before dropping further in the New Year.

Sylvania home

Original Price: £ 70

Black Friday 2020: £ 55.99

Low Price (Cyber ​​Monday): £ 48.99

Today’s price: The £ 35 price of the Sylvania Families Terrace House Gift Set by John Lewis was reduced from Cyber ​​Monday to Christmas, which then went up for pre-sale.

Apollo Roxy Bike

Original Price: £ 115

Black Friday 2020: £ 90

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 90

Today’s price: £ 120

Halfords’ lowest price remained on Black Friday and at £ 90 until Christmas Day before returning to its pre-sale price.

Cinderella Carriage

Disney Original Price: £ 60

Black Friday 2020: £ 48

Low Price (January 2021): £ 30

Today’s price: £ 35.99

New Year’s sales are still dropping the price of its Black Friday at shopdisney.co.uk.

Xiaomi Scooter

Original Price: £ 499

Black Friday 2020: £ 399

Low Price (New Year): £ 399

Today’s price: A £ 349 spokeswoman says: ‘If Black Friday product prices are reduced during the event, shoppers will regain the difference in the e-gift card.’

Babylis Curl Secret

Original Price: £ 119.99

Black Friday 2020: £ 58

Low Price (Black Friday and December 21, 2020): £ 58

Today’s price: £ 74.99

A Boots spokesperson says: ‘We offer a price matching promise on our electric beauty products.’

Boom 3 of the Final Ears

Original Price: £ 129.99

Black Friday 2020: £ 99.99

Low Price (Christmas Eve 2020): £ 99

Today’s price: £ 129.99

The Christmas Eve offer at John Lewis was excellent – by coins – and is now back at its pre-sale price.

Sage Duo is a coffee maker

Original Price: £ 379

Black Friday 2020: £ 299

Low Price (Christmas 2020): £ 249

Today’s price: £ 298.96

A John Lewis spokesman says: ‘In our never-before-seen undersold price promise, we set up high street competitors and monitor prices year-round.’

Christmas discounts are roughly the best

Wall-climbing robot vehicle

Original Price: £ 30

Black Friday 2020: £ 15

Today’s price: £ 17.09

Hamleys prices have dropped to £ 18 for Christmas and are lower than pre-sale prices this summer.

Fire TV Stick

Original Price: £ 49.99

Black Friday 2020: £ 29.99

Today’s price: £ 49.99

Amazon’s Black Friday discount is just £ 10 cheaper than Christmas (£ 39.99).

Nescafe machine

Original Price: £ 58

Black Friday 2020: £ 29

Today’s price: £ 58

Tesco’s Black Friday deal was good but matched at Christmas (£ 34).

Ring Video Doorbell 3

Original Price: £ 179

Black Friday 2020: £ 119

Today’s price: £ 159

Amazon’s Black Friday price outperforms the rest, but the £ 139 Christmas price is still affordable.

Photo Printer

Original Price: £ 109.99

Black Friday 2020: £ 79.99

Today’s price: £ 109.99

Black Friday is the best price on curries. co.uk And it was just £ 89 for Christmas and New Year.

Shark vacuum

Original Price: £ 249

Black Friday 2020: £ 139.99

Low Price (November 2021): £ 134.25

Today’s price: £ 179.99

An Amazon spokesperson says: ‘Prices fluctuate

Tefal steam iron

Original Price: £ 139.99

Black Friday 2020: £ 69.99

Today’s price: £ 139.99

Christmas Sale at Black Friday Robert Dice exceeds £ 79.99 – a good price drop.

Beats headphones

Original Price: £ 189.95

Black Friday 2020: £ 149.95

Today’s price: £ 299.95

The Black Friday price of these Studio 3 wireless headphones from Argos was excellent, but the sale price was £ 169.95 on New Year’s Eve.

Black Friday was really good

GTech Vacuum Cleaner

Original Price: £ 199.99

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 129.99

Lakeland

Aquaplay Megabridge

Original Price: £ 65.99

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 51.99

John Lewis

Garmin Smart Watch

Original Price: £ 199.99

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 149

Amazon

Sony DAB Car Stereo

Original Price: £ 399

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 279

Halfords

Kindle Kids Edition

Original Price: £ 99.99

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 59.99

Amazon

Sonos Move Smart Speaker

Original Price: £ 399

Low Price (Black Friday 2020): £ 199

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