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Big crowds expected on Black Friday: this is how you prepare for the bargains | Tech

On Friday, November 26, it’s Black Friday again. Webshops expect huge crowds during the annual event, but how do you prepare for the offers? We help you on your way.




Dutch online stores expect it to be 70 percent busier on average during Black Friday than on average days. This is apparent from a tour of interest group Thuiswinkel.org. Customers are urged to do their shopping early to avoid problems such as delayed shipments.

What exactly is Black Friday?

Black Friday started in the United States as an unofficial, national day where stores put as many products on sale as possible. This traditionally happens on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

It’s a combination of ideal shopping conditions: many people have fall bonuses, are free around Thanksgiving and want to buy presents for Christmas during that time. For decades it has led to overcrowded shopping centers in the United States where there is almost a fight to get bargains first.

In recent years, Black Friday has increasingly become a day in the Netherlands. While Thanksgiving doesn’t play a role here, it’s usually a weekend just before Christmas Eve, which also calls for large-scale gift wrapping.

Okay, so I just have to pay attention on Friday, November 26?

Secretly, Black Friday is now more than one day. In the run-up to that Friday, the offers are already starting at many stores, with the biggest hits on Friday. After that, there are also deals on the weekend.

The following Monday, November 29, is in turn ‘Cyber ​​Monday’, the day on which specific online stores come up with some great offers. Added up, you can hunt for bargains for about a week.

What kind of deals can I count on?

Black Friday is often a big event in tech, with cheaper televisions, smartphones, game consoles and other devices. This year will probably be no different.

It remains to be seen how big the offers are this year. This is a somewhat crazy year for tech companies, full of chip shortages and other corona complications in production. New consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and OLED-Switch are not or barely available, so the chance of a discount is quite low.

How do you track what’s on Black Friday?

Together with tech site Tweakers This year, we’re researching the biggest tech deals on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday. We also try to distinguish the real offers from fake bargains, where companies secretly increase the price and then ‘reduce’ it again.

In the week before Black Friday we will post on both AD as on Tweakers an offer overview.


Big crowds expected on Black Friday: this is how you prepare for the bargains | Tech
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