D-Day for British high street revealed – the dates we know shops are safe

It’s been a bad year for shops up and down the country. In the year ending September 30, an incredible 1,220 retail businesses entering insolvency according to the retail group at law firm RPC. Things started badly, with Toys R Us and Maplin entering administration within hours of each other – only to be followed by Poundworld, House of Fraser […]

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Black Friday fuels UK sales rise

Heavy discounting by online retailers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday fuelled a sharp rise in sales during the second half of November, according to official figures. Bargain sales of 4K TVs, laptop computers and high end smartphones proved irresistible during the twin discount shopping days ahead of the Christmas season. The surge in spending on the web, which surprised […]

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How to get £20 worth of Bitcoin for free – but as usual there’s a catch

In what might be the weirdest Black Friday offering so far, British-based Cryptocurrency company CoinCorner is giving away £20 free Bitcoin for Cyber Monday. But, as with all great things, there is of course a very key stipulation, as the £20 free Bitcoin will only be given to new customers who register with CoinCorner and buy £100 worth of Bitcoin. […]

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Over a third of all Black Friday web sales were made on smartphones

Mobile shoppers are throwing a brick through the wall of Black Friday convention. Early figures indicate that consumers are increasingly turning to their mobile devices to take care of their holiday buying needs. More than $2 billion of Black Friday sales were done on smartphones this year — blowing past a $1.4 billion record set by last year’s Cyber Monday […]

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Amazon staff launch Black Friday protests over "inhuman" working conditions

Amazon workers are voicing their anger at five major UK warehouses today over working conditions that have left them feeling ‘like robots’. Timed to coincide with Black Friday – and coordinating with strikes across Europe – staff, politicians and union leaders met outside fulfilment centres at 6:30am this morning in a protest against unfair practices at work. "GMB members are […]

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Argos slash price on Apple iPhones, LEGO and Dysons in latest Black Friday deals

Argos’ latest Black Friday deals feature their lowest prices yet. The high street favourite has slashed the price of tech gadgets, toys and home accessories, with the ‘lowest ever price’ on branded items from LEGO, Apple, Garmin, Simba Mattresses, HP and Samsung.  Our top picks of the deals include the Philips 58" 4K Smart TV with HDR, which is now […]

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