It’s the busiest shopping day of the year, where many people take to the shops after thanksgiving, with many sleeping out over night, to avail of the major sales and discounts offered by retailers all over the country as a means of kickstarting the Christmas shopping rush.
With the growth of e-commerce, the sales are spreading worldwide. The 3 main players in the sales in Ireland are Apple, Amazon and Gamestop.
Gamestop is coinciding their Black Friday deals with the launch of the Playstation 4, which will probably lead to their busiest day of the sales year.
Throughout the day via social media, Gamestop will be updating its social media sites with various deals, while some will be outgoing through the coming weeks.
Prices for all models of the iPad 2 have dropped. The 16GB model now costs €444, the 32GB model costs €534 and the 64GB model costs €624.
The iPod touch prices have dropped, with prices now starting from €178.
Prices for the Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and iMac have dropped by €91.
There are also bargains for peripherals, accessories and gift cards, which can be found on Apple’s website.
Amazon has been running its Black Friday deals all week, which sees major discounts on products throughout each day.
Deals happen every 15 minutes with products such as books, watches, TVs, toys, and make-up getting huge price reductions.
Keep an eye on Amazon’s Black Friday deals week page throughout the day to see what you can snap up.
Adobe is offering a solitary deal for Black Friday bargain-hunters, available until 2 December. During this time frame, customers can sign up to a special Creative Cloud plan offering access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite, all for €12.29 per month.
For the gamers out there, Steam has started its Autumn sale that will be running until December 3rd, just in time for Black Friday. If you’re looking for a bargain on games, Steam changes what’s discounted every few hours, with some games dropping as low as 85%.
Black Friday has face some major controversy in the US with many shoppers trampling each other to be the first in the door to take advantage of these offers. Over here however, you are just that much luckier with nearly all of these deals taking place online.