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When is it best to buy – on Black Friday or in pre-Christmas sales?

If you've got Christmas gifts to stock-up on, you might be best buying on Black Friday rather than planning a last minute dash around the shops. research of 50 items found that more than half of those we checked were cheaper on Black Friday compared to on 23 December.

15 November 2022

Trainline customers vent their anger after company unexpectedly withdraws 50% off railcards Black Friday deal just days after launch

Customers have been left frustrated after a shock U-turn by Trainline meant they could no longer get 50% off a new railcard. Shoppers were told they had until 17 December to use the discount code, however Trainline instead closed it on 26 November - nearly three weeks early.

29 November 2021

Currys PC World customers have £100s wiped from gift cards after website outage

Shoppers who tried to use Currys PC World gift cards in the Black Friday sales have found their orders failed and their funds were wiped, with some left £100s out of pocket

1 December 2020

GHD customers charged multiple times for Black Friday orders

Customers of haircare company GHD have reported being charged up to 11 times for online orders after its website crashed on Black Friday

5 December 2019