Get ready for the Black Friday 2015 sales
One month before Christmas, the day after Thanksgiving, prices on commercial goods are reduced to the lowest amount possible just for 24 hours in a bid to kick-off the Christmas present shopping spree.
Since sales periods were deregulated in Spain, the tradition has been carried on over here as well, and next Friday 27 November, the fourth Friday of November, businesses in Spain will be slashing their prices and hoping that Christmas comes early for them as they rack up massive sales.
And, in this country, Black Friday, or Viernes Negro, has only been running for three years, but it has already become one of the days of the year that produces the greatest amount of sales in the country. This is followed by Cyber Monday, another day of huge discounts, but related to technology only.
Amazon.es was the first company to start celebrating Black Friday in Spain, and, of course, the American internet giant will be heading the list of participating businesses this year as well. There will be more than 1,000 products with special discounts this year, which is 500 more than in 2014. The discounts will be unfolded from as early as this Monday right up until Monday 30, with the majority of offers launched over next weekend. Shoppers will have to be quick as there will be a limited time that these discounts will be on offer, although some will be available for the whole day.
El Corte Inglés
This will be the third consecutive year that the Spanish department store participates in this pre-Christmas campaign. In 2014, discounts of up to 40% were applied to a wide variety of goods in their shops and online.
The German sports clothing company has announced that it will offer discounts of 25% on all its catalogued items.
Media Markt will begin launching its discounts on Friday and offers will continue until Monday 30 November, tying in with Cyber Monday. Shoppers can make their purchases in shops or online, and reductions will mainly focus on consoles, films and IT.
This is an online retailer that specializes in computer goods and electronics. It has already confirmed that discounts will be placed on items such as graphic cards, smartphones, hard disks, television screens, tablets, laptops, RAM memory, digital cameras, video cameras, gaming products, headphones, keyboards, monitors and consoles. Additionally, discounts of up to 60% will start from this Monday 23 November and continue through to Cyber Monday.
From 27 to 30 November, Sony will be reducing prices on televisions, tablets, cameras, video cameras, headphones, Hi-Fi systems and much more in its shops.
The Body Shop
This beauty care product shop will offer 40% off all its items online and in its shops (doesn’t include new stock).
From 27 November until 29 November, Visionlab will reduce all of its products by 40%. This will include glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses or hearing aids. Early shoppers can obtain discounts of 60% for purchases made before 12pm during that weekend.
From 27 – 29 November, there will be a 20% discount on the collection of shoes with the BLACK code and on Monday 30 November a 20% discount on all products with the code CYBER.
There will be reductions on around 100 different games on Black Friday, although no comment on how much has been made so far.
Toys R Us
The top shop will be celebrating Black Friday with discounts of 50% on a selection of products throughout the week. This will start this coming Monday and run through until Sunday 29 November, although Cyber Monday will also feature discounted prices on all purchases of at least two products made online (toysrus.es)
Each year the number of businesses that participate in the Black Friday campaign grows, and below is a list of additional companies that will have some great offers on their products over the Black Friday weekend.
- Phone House
- Pc Box
- Massimo Dutti
- Leroy Merlin
- Evolution Juegos