As Christmas is just around the corner, Black Friday is a perfect opportunity to get some of the more expensive gifts off your list for a fraction of the cost.
For over a decade now, Black Friday has been so embraced by Irish shoppers and retailers that tens of millions of dollars will be spent this weekend.
The concept was created in the 1930s in the United States, where it falls the day after Thanksgiving and marks the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.
In Ireland in recent years it has gone from a one-day event to a week-long shopping spree.
According to major Irish retailers, it has passed Christmas time as the busiest time of year in many stores.
How much will you save?
Lots of Black Friday sales started in Ireland last week and a range of stores are promising huge discounts ranging from 20-70%.
Most consumers think this isn’t a real deal for Black Friday unless the discount is at least 40%.
Many stores will be keeping their best deals a secret from in-store shoppers arriving early November 26.
Where to find the best deals?
The best deals can be found in the well-known stores where you can easily check the presale price and they don’t bother loyal customers.
Products available in many outlets are better discounted to get your money’s worth – for example, home clothing retailers like EZ Living, Harvey Norman, and Argos are genuinely slashing prices to provide in-store discounts.
For example, Harvey Norman offers up to 30% off TVs, up to 50% off bed frames, and up to 20% off coffee machines. The store delivers for free once you’ve spent $ 500.
Small independent retailers will also be there, so don’t limit yourself to the big chains and think outside the box to find out what’s on offer in lesser-known stores.
Here are some of the best Black Friday deals we’ve spotted so far …
Sale of black curry labels enjoys discounts on all kinds of entertainment technology and home appliances, with some offers saving you up to € 470.
EZ Live Up to 60% off select items, with the company’s website insisting that there are price reductions on all of its inventory.
McElhinney Half-priced on select clothing and footwear for women, men and kids, as well as deals on jewelry, Christmas gifts, beauty and home are available until Cyber Monday (November 29).
of the season offers 25% off while using promotional code “Black” online.
Therapy clinic offers 75 percent off its laser hair removal treatments, 25 percent off products in its stores and three for two on cosmetic injections.
McCabe Pharmacy Almost 60% off products ranging from skincare to electronics to fragrances.
Louis copeland offers early access to its sale to all consumers who register on its website.
Gamestop Ireland’s one-stop shop for all things gaming is back with its Black Friday sale, allowing customers to get up to 50% off select games and accessories.
GAMEBlack Friday online deals include up to 40% off titles like Terminator Resistance Enhanced, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, and Maneater.
Tayto Park announced 20% off their all-access tickets, which means you can now get them for € 28, up from € 35.
Littlewoods Ireland offers significant discounts on many items, with up to 40% off selected fashion and sportswear, up to 30% on housewares and up to 30% on electrical items, including € 350 on a Samsung TU8300 65 inch Curved Crystal UHD 4K HDR Smart TV.
Avocado weavers has great deals on fashion and homewear including 50% off Rain Macs, a selection of linen, silk and angora scarves, socks and wallets, and 40% off unisex bracelets .
Smyths Toy Stores is offering big discounts on toys, including almost 30% off the Transformers Generations Kingdom Titan WFC-K30 Autobot Ark Action Figure.