Black Friday and Lockdown 2.0

Everyone loves a ‘deal’.


That’s my motto for today. And yes more than anyone I love to place shopping with some discount.  With non-essential shops shut until December 2, there is only one way to refill the feeling of shopping satisfaction- ONLINE SHOPPING. BLACK FRIDAY falls just before the end of lockdown 2.0 this year, which means many of us will have no option but to shop online, especially if you want to secure Christmas gifts. Shopping habits have changed…


Black Friday is upon us once again. Deals for cut-price clothes, televisions, appliances, beauty products, are popping up. And for a limited time only. While stocks last, you could snag a bargain before Christmas. 

Traditionally in the UK, you had to wait until the day after Christmas for these kinds of offers. NΟ!   NO!   Not me…and especially for well-organised persons like me, I can’t wait to grab the opportunity and purchase gifts or even better things for myself. I found it easier this year as most of the companies have compromised with the idea of lockdowns and they have prepared for online shops. That’s less time for me as I can do it from my sofa late night or early morning.

Consumer research has shown that buying something at a price that’s lower than what you’re willing to pay, or lower than the standard price, is satisfying.  “Even if it’s something you don’t really need, the value of the deal itself is very pleasing” and more than ever NOW we definitely need something to boost our happiness and makes us think more positive and more pragmatic. Remember Lockdown is not for ever and we will be all together once again in a new reality-but Together. So lets don’t waste time, take the advantage of Black Friday’s week and give yourself an uplift. 

 

“Sometimes good things fall apart
So that
BETTER things can fall together. 
-MARILYN MONROE-

Bottommost Don’t get scammed on Black Friday (or any other day).  Follow these top tips to ensure you stay safe when shopping online.

  1. Don’t use public wi-fi
  2. Use one credit card solely for online shopping
  3. Gift card caution
  4. Do your research
  5. Is it too good to be true? (Be mindful with spam emails)

Follow these tips to ensure you shop online safely

Lockdown has had a lasting impact on the way we shop. Half of Brits say they have increased how much shopping they do online. Four in five of us admit to using the internet to purchase goods at least once a week, while 11% claim to shop online once a day, research by internet security firm McAfee has revealed.

Black Friday falls just before the end of lockdown 2.0 this year, which means many of us will have no option but to shop online, especially if you want to secure Christmas gifts. But with the increase in purchasing online comes the increase in falling victim to a scam. In fact, nearly three-quarters (74%) of Brits are concerned that COVID-19 means online scams will be more prevalent this year. Follow these top tips to ensure you stay safe when shopping online.

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TQKHPdVjJ December 02, 2020

Great tips, thank you x

Fiona November 18, 2020

Perfect,thank you!

Eleni November 18, 2020

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