Black Friday bargains not so hot when sales fever fades
Remember the frantic scenes as shoppers literally fought each other over bargains on Black Fridays past?
Now most sales take place online in the UK and are spread over a week, and retailers are unable to offer many of the former eye-watering discounts due to the fall in the value of sterling. There will still be bargains to be had for the careful shopper, but counterfeiters are also putting their shoddy wares on display in the hope that sales fever will cloud shoppers' judgement.
Even if the price is right, remember that the online bargain bought today may not be what your loved one really wants for Christmas and could be met with black looks.