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A student’s guide to black Friday

Black Friday is here! And students are getting really excited, Stores are taking the plunge today with black Friday sales going on around York and the rest of the UK.  According to the Guardian, UK shoppers are estimated to spend at least 10 Billion pounds in the hectic week of black Friday which is nearly 4% higher than last year’s.

Retailers such as Fenwicks, Monks cross and York designer outlet are all taking part in black Friday deal’s selling all kinds of products for different people.

Unidays are holding black Friday specials including discounts at Urban Outfitters, Topshop, ASOS and misguided so students, get looking!

If you’re heading to York designer outlet ladies, make sure you pop into Michael Kors as they’ve got a 40% discount off bags and purses and other leather goods.

One of our reporters Elisha Holt went into the streets of York today to find shoppers and ask what they think on this year’s deals.  Shoppers seemed excited and happy with their purchases, with one lady saying that she had particularly enjoyed the sales in Boots. The streets were bustling with people browsing shop windows for the best discounts available, many struggling with multiple bags and boxes.

 

Why is black Friday called black Friday? The big shopping phenomenon originally came from America and sprang over to the UK. Shops prices plummet to make people splash the cash before Christmas and also get some really good bargains. In the US people may be in ques for day’s to get their hands on the latest iPhone but we brits descend into violence as people argue over electronics and all sorts of technology. What will happen next year?

By Lucy Bond

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