On Black Friday, shops’ prices plummet for 24 hours in an attempt to get people splashing the cash in the run-up to Christmas.
The day earned its name as it’s often the day shops ‘move into the black’ – meaning they have enough money to cover their costs.
And it works – as customers often queue for hours, even days to get their hands on the best bargains.
Unfortunately, the shopping mania can sometimes descend into violence, as people argue over discounted gadgets and appliances.
When is Black Friday?
Traditionally, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving – an American holiday which falls on the fourth Thursday in November.
This year, it falls on Friday, November 29.
To mark the festivities, retailers tend to have different discount days throughout the week.
Cyber Monday is another sales day to look out for.
It’s now considered to be one of the biggest internet shopping days of the year, as retailers pack their websites with plenty of offers.
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