I love a sale, but it turns out you can’t believe everything you see. Or everything that the like of Amazon tells you.
Black Friday has always been an American thing, but it’s become more international recently.
Personally, I’ve always been a bit skeptical.
The TVs you see don’t look like they are very good at all - always cheap brands you’ve never even heard of before. They look like they’ll break after five minutes.
Now the truth is out - Black Friday is a scam:
● Only 1% of sneakers are cheaper on Black Friday than any other day.
● On 292 out of 365 days (80% of the year), shoes are cheaper than they are on Black Friday.
● Prices gradually rise by 17% in the 10 weeks leading up to Black Friday.
● You can expect to pay $29.72 more per pair of sneakers on Black Friday than the cheapest price available throughout the year.
The study might be for trainers, but it just shows that the deals aren’t exactly there to be had like you might think they would be.
In fact, it seems the retailers are taking advantage of our assumptions prices will be cheap and are putting the prices up instead.
It really leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
So, be careful this Black Friday. Don’t let them catch you out. Make sure if you’re buying something that you are actually getting a deal rather than paying over the odds.
Good luck and happy holidays to all who are celebrating.
This post is written by M.Danny