If you're preparing for Christmas (or simply buying for yourself), this is a great way to complete the majority of your shopping, with low prices encompassing many of the best gifts online. Zavvi is the home of pop culture, which means that there is no better place to be if you're a fan of movies, TV shows, music, and video games. We stock items inspired by all the biggest franchises, some of which are Pokémon and Terminator.
What Are The Black Friday Sales?
Originating from the United States, Black Friday is a shopping event (both online and physical) that transpires on the fourth Friday of November, the day that follows Thanksgiving and marks the unofficial commencement of the Christmas shopping season. It is regarded as being the busiest day of consumer purchasing within the year, with shoppers all trying to take advantage of low prices on many of their sought-after goods.
In reference to the shopping period, the term was coined by The New York Times in 1975, after which it became the default name for the event. There are two accepted meanings behind the ‘Black’ in Black Friday. The first relates to the flood of customers, who create congestion. The second is linked to the economic status of retailers, whose accounts are said to go from red to black (red being non-profitable, black being profitable).
How Long Does Black Friday Last?
As the name implies, the Black Friday sale traditionally spans one day. However, some retailers (including Zavvi) have expanded their offers to encompass multiple, giving rise to the descriptor ‘Cyber Week.’ Cyber Monday is the result of this evolution, and it is a second chance for shoppers to grab a bargain on products that they might have missed.
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