If you haven’t heard, it’s Black Friday on November 27th
2015 and this means thousands of traders around the UK will be dropping their
prices like crazy as retail frenzy reaches fever pitch, both in store and on
line. If last year’s figures are
anything to go by, the biggest deals will be done as soon as stores open for
trading at the end of the week, and the theme continues just after the weekend
when ‘Cyber Monday’ effortlessly slips into gear.
Plenty of bargains are to be found through both of these annual
events, and early deals from sites like Amazon are sure to set a few pulses
racing as shoppers look to nab the best discounts on seasonal gifts.
Already this year, Amazon has released a number of Lightening Deals with prices
slashed on specific goods until the end of the day, and it would seem shoppers
can’t snap up these bargains quick enough.
Anything and everything is being sold online, with must-buy
bargains on items like tablets, Tommee Tippee baby milk makers and leading
brand name shavers offered for sale at crazy prices, such as 72% off.
Cyber Monday mean for the consumer?
Well you can’t argue there are plenty of bargains to be
found if you are prepared to battle your way through queues in stores,
physically fight other shoppers at the checkout, or be prepared to take the
chance and shop for goods online.
We say take the chance to shop for goods online because
although cyber shopping should be relatively safe in theory, this type of crime
is actually on the rise, and there are certain dangers to avoid when you shop
for goods over the internet, either on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or at any time
of the year.
Retailers are aware of this of course. One of the biggest
supermarket chains and leading online retailer Sainsbury’s will be running
Black Friday and Cyber Monday events throughout all of their 481 stores, in conjunction with Sainsbury's Bank.
They are well aware of the dangers consumers face when they
shop online, so they have produced this highly informative infographic which
highlights the dangers of cybercrime, it also provides a brilliant overview of
shopping safely online.
Makes a great read doesn’t it?
Follow these tips and tricks and not only will you be
smarter when you shop online, you should be able to avoid some of the common
scams that are fleecing cyber shoppers on a daily basis.
By all means, have fun hunting for those bargains on Black
Friday, Cyber Monday and throughout the year, shopping online can and will save
you money, just beware of the dangers involved.
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