Global commerce giant Amazon is taking part in the Black Friday sale.
Global commerce giant Amazon is taking part in the Black Friday sale.

Christmas bargains in Black Friday sales

It's that time of the year again.

China's Singles Day online shopping event has come and gone, turning over the GDP of a small European nation,

Click Frenzy more or less managed to happen - now it's up to the Americans and Brits to "show me what you got".

November 24 marks Black Friday, named after the blackness of our collective souls, the global shopping phenomenon which grew out of the US tradition of going to the shops to beat the shit out of strangers to release pent up stress from spending Thanksgiving with your relatives.

Together with its younger sibling Cyber Monday, the online shopping extravaganza saw shoppers spend nearly $US8.4 billion last year. In recent years, retailers in the UK and Australia have increasingly gotten on board.

In theory, Black Friday should start at 4pm AEDT on Friday, or midnight US time, but many retailers such as Amazon, Macy's and JCPenney now offer deals all week. Australian retailers, anxious not to lose too much business overseas, are also offering some pretty good deals already.

If the overseas retailer doesn't ship to Australia, you can sign up for Australia Post's ShopMate parcel forwarding service.

According to a survey by comparison website Finder.com.au, around one in five Australians is planning to hit the Black Friday sales this year.

"The severe price cuts that come with Black Friday have been known to send bargain hunters into chaotic shopping brawls overseas," said Finder.com.au money expert Bessie Hassan.

"While that is the extreme, December is notoriously the most expensive time of year, so these sales are a great opportunity to save on Christmas shopping."

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

Amazon: Up to 58 per cent off Amazon Echo

JCPenney: Up to 25 per cent off Nike clothes and shoes

Macy's: Flat rate $26 shipping to Australia

ASOS: Up to 60 per cent off shoes, accessories, jeans and chinos

Book Depository: Up to 61 per cent off, free shipping

eBay: Up to 70 per cent off, price match guarantee

Best Buy: Up to 20 per cent off Samsung Smartwatch

Target: Up to 50 per cent off top toy brands

Toys 'R' Us: 25 per cent off Disney/Pixar toys

Nordstrom: Up to 40 per cent off shoes and accessories

Banana Republic: Up to 40 per cent off, free shipping over $US50

Urban Outfitters: 20 per cent off entire purchase for new members

Barnes & Noble: Up to 20 per cent off orders over $US50

Walmart: Up to 33 per cent off PlayStation 4 1TB

Microsoft: Up to 15 per cent off Surface Pro Bundle

Expedia: Up to 50 per cent off selected hotels

Myer: Up to 50 per cent off clothing, beauty and accessories

David Jones: 25 per cent off for card members

Catch.com.au: Up to 80 per cent off games and electronics

The Iconic: Up to 61.6 per cent off shoes and accessories

Sephora: Up to 30 per cent off during Spring Sale

Intrepid Travel: Up to 30 per cent off more than 800 trips

Webjet: Discounted Qantas flights to the UK, China, New Zealand

Priceline: 50 per cent off cosmetics, free shipping over $100

Cotton On/Typo: 30 to 50 per cent off everything sitewide

Missguided: 50 per cent off everything until Sunday

JB Hi-Fi: More than 33 per cent off Ultra HD TVs

Nasty Gal: 50 per cent off everything

Harvey Norman: Up to 20 per cent off iPads and laptops

Sol Sana: 20 per cent off selected shoes

From St Xavier: 15 per cent off sitewide

Wotnot : 30 per cent off sunscreen, free wipes with each purchase

Sydney Salon Supplies: Up to 60 per cent off GHD hair straighteners

Gilded Cage: 30 to 50 per cent off storewide, free shipping over $50

Bordeaux Candles: 20 per cent off storewide, free scented beads over $50

Angel Jackets: Up to 30 per cent off movie costume replica jackets

InStitchu: 15 per cent off suits and shirts storewide

Boohoo: 50 per cent off everything

Baby Bunting: More than 40 per cent off car seats



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