EBay Matching Other Retailers' Black Friday Deals

Black Friday falls on November 24 in Australia. Some stores including department giants Kogan and Ebay have already kicked off their sales

Black Friday falls on November 24 in Australia. Some stores including department giants Kogan and Ebay have already kicked off their sales

The survey of 1,000 customers, examined perceptions and attitudes toward the holiday shopping season, and how and where people are planning to do their shopping this year. We expect the Target Cyber Monday ad to leak right after Black Friday, so as not to distract shoppers from sales happening on Black Friday.

The federal government has even created regulations for improving Black Friday because dozens of injuries occur each year from the crazed and eager crowds.

Most retailers will indicate "limited quantities" beneath certain deals.

"With so much attention focused on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many retailers may overlook Sofa Sunday-an influential shopping day", said Curtis Tingle, chief marketing officer, Valassis, in the release.

Menards opens 6am Friday morning and Ashley Home Store opens at 9am on Black Friday, instead of opening on Thanksgiving day. Since websites like Amazon provide year-round deals to those equivalent on Black Friday, the profit that retailers once earned had lowered over the years.

Other stores including international retailer ASOS, have hinted at the huge bargains to come
Other stores including international retailer ASOS, have hinted at the huge bargains to come

During the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, eBay plans to match discounts by rivals.

And indeed, Best Buy began offering most of its Black Friday deals November 8th - more than two weeks early. Be alert to bait-and-switch ads that are created to bring you in but push you toward more expensive items, final sales or deals that end before the day is done. Many stores should offer either free shipping on all orders or free shipping with a reasonably low minimum order, often between $25 and $50. However, beware about some of these products, as companies produce bulk products, which are meant to be sold only on Black Friday, and aren't always of the same quality (even if it is a brand name).

Many big retailers will be leaving their discounts up all weekend and finishing in a blaze of glory on November 27 A.K.A Cyber Monday. If you're shopping in-store during the sales event be patient with staff who will be dealing with an increased number of shoppers. To protect you on Black Friday, the BBB advises consumers to not believe all they see or hear without doing their own research. Only rookies head out on Black Friday unprepared. Some even admit to shopping on their mobile phones during Thanksgiving dinner (11 percent).

Tom Zimmer, 67, of Shamokin, was walking through the Susquehanna Valley Mall on Monday and vowed he will not be shopping on Thanksgiving, regardless of the deals stores offer. These sites let you enter product names or model numbers and then display retailers that carry said product. On November 14, H&M will start dropping special deals at select stores and online. To avoid disappointment, call ahead to make sure the store you want to visit is participating.

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