Black Friday Facts Retailers Don't Want You To Know

Is 'Black Friday' becoming 'Black November?'

Is 'Black Friday' becoming 'Black November?'

Black Friday hours will vary by location.

Most retailers will indicate "limited quantities" beneath certain deals.

Black Friday has morphed into a whole month of deals and savings, and online retailers also regularly update prices throughout the event.

Amazon and Argos are getting in ahead of rival retailers by making some incredible offers live sooner than the November 24 date Black Friday falls on this year. Customers made a staggering 18 transactions a second at peak times during the day and 75 per cent of all visits were from mobile and tablet devices.

Every year, hundreds of blog posts proclaim how Black Friday is killing the family time and warm fuzzies produced by Thanksgiving.

And while Walmart will not offer its Black Friday special benefits until the Thanksgiving Day, the first thing on the Internet the first morning and on the 6th M.in stores: it offered other Christmas promotions in selected products from Thursday to Sunday.

The day before Cyber Monday is now being deemed the newest top holiday shopping day, "Sofa Sunday", and new research reveals the top sofa-based ecommerce activity will be deal searches, according to a press release.

Even adults under the age of 30 prefer shopping in a store to online purchasing - 34 percent to 31 percent - when it comes to checking items off their holiday gift list.

Tech and gaming fans were early birds, with 57 per cent of all deals purchased between 12am - 4.30am being video games consoles, games and tablets.

Three worldwide freshmen share how they are planning to do their shopping on their first Black Friday experience, after hearing all about the holiday. The company claims that over 60,000 products will be available with significant discounts.

Simply put, Black Friday does not have to be as hysterical as it usually is. Many different retailers have already started offering large discounts online in hopes that they will be able to capitalize on the buying season at large.

With the start of the holiday shopping season fast approaching, more than 164 million consumers are expected to shop during Thanksgiving weekend.

Argos is part of the Sainsbury's Group, one of the UK's biggest retailers of food, general merchandise, clothing and financial services through the Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat brands.