Welcome to Friday News Roundup: Black Friday Edition! Whether you’re spending the day at home, working, or shopping, there are deals to be had. We’ve put together resources from three of our favourite sites to help you take full advantage of the busiest shopping day of the year!
Here you’ll find all of the recent articles written on Lifehacker about this holiday weekend. Black Friday survival kits, the best deals, and apps for tracking holiday purchases are only a few of the subjects covered. You’ll even find an article spelling out the differences between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Need to know if a Black Friday deals is actually a good deal? Find out if a deal is worth it, bust myths about this major shopping day, and learn what not to buy on Black Friday (hint: toys, winter apparel, brand name TVs, Christmas decorations, and exercise equipment all make the list!).
This post from Mashable will be updated throughout the day with up-to-date info about everything Black Friday related! Tips about using up your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers? Check. The best deals and where to find them? Check. Make your holiday weekend productive and stress-free!
Looking for a technical angle on the shopping craze? Tech Crunch covers the IBM Benchmark real-time reporting unit information about Thanksgiving shopping. With most physical stores closed, online retailers took advantage of the day with early deals, and it paid off. Thanksgiving Day online sales were up 20% over 2012 with a quarter of sales and half of traffic coming from mobile. Companies with both online and physical stores saw a 60% increase in online sales this year (with mobile up 44%). Read the full article for even more interesting stats!