Shop local on Black Friday to avoid these retail ‘scams’ and support independent traders – Jayne Dowle

 Shop local on Black Friday to avoid these retail ‘scams’ and support independent traders – Jayne Dowle
Columnist Jayne Dowle is urging shoppers to ignore Black Friday scams as the countdown to Christmas continues.

It’s the very least I can do. I’ve nothing against Americans, or Thanksgiving. This jolly family-orientated event kicks off the ‘holidays’ and looks like a hoot, but the day after? We really could do without this particular US import right now and forever more.

So please leave me alone with your emails, texts and social media solicitations. I won’t be swayed by promises of huge discounts on everything from televisions and mobile phones to handbags and perfume. Especially now my suspicions have been confirmed – an overwhelming number of Black Friday deals are a con.

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Consumer organisation Which? looked at 201 of last year’s Black Friday deals at six major retailers – Amazon, AO, Argos, Currys, John Lewis and Richer Sounds – and found that…

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