What is Black Friday? Everything You Need to Know About Black Friday 2023

Black Friday 2022 has come and gone. Teeanime, I hope you were able to get as many offers as your bank account can handle. You still have all the Christmas deals ahead of you, so don’t be too downhearted, but if you’re looking for big savings, you’re probably thinking wondering when you can pencil in next year’s bargains in the calendar. With most buyers splurging out on new mattresses, 4K TVs, grooming goods, and the latest fashions, there’s lots to get excited about for Black Friday 2023.

The Deal Hunting Season was very kind to most of us, with top retailers like Amazon, Nike, Mr Porter, Percvical, Reiss, and John Lewis slashing more than 60% off some of the most sought-after products of 2022, but now we have just under a year to wait for the same sort of price-slashing scale we all enjoyed this year. And, look, we get it. Some of you may have only recently recovered from the never-ending barrage of offers on television and social media, and the last thing on your mind is when it all begins again, but it’s worth marking in your calendar.

Our shopping editors are all over the next sales, and we know precisely when you should be planning to save a ton of money again, so follow us to find out when Black Friday 2023 is.

Best Black Friday deals from 2022

Before we get into when things happen for 2023, it’s worth looking back at how well we ate in 2022. There were so many good offers across all your favourite shops, and we spent most of our time writing up the top guides on the sort of products you might fancy buying, be that a gift for a loved one ahead of Christmas or a treat for yourself.

Black Friday 2023: Everything you need to know

What is Black Friday?

If you’ve read all of this and are still wondering what we’re on about, don’t worry. Simply said, Black Friday is the year’s largest internet buying event. It’s fueled by businesses lowering prices on thousands of things, which means it frequently occurs when items are at their lowest-ever prices. While it used to happen in a single day, it’s now more like a week or two, with big price decreases on anything from 4K TVs to bright new footwear.

In prior years, we’ve seen more than 70% off the latest noise-cancelling headphones, plenty of high-end televisions for less than a grand, and significant savings on all your fashion needs. And when we say the majority of retailers participate, we mean it.

Amazon, John Lewis, Currys, Argos, Reiss, Simba, Mr Porter, Lovehoney, Uniqlo, Selfridges, Bose, EE, and many more are among the partnering retailers. Except for a combine harvester, that covers almost every product category we can think of. We wouldn’t be shocked if those exist as well.

Why is it called Black Friday?

The name of one of the busiest shopping seasons has a positive origin. Black Friday, which marks the start of the Christmas shopping season, has developed since the 1980s. Retailers used to make all their yearly revenue over the holiday season in the US and stop running at a loss around this time. American stores had an informal agreement to not advertise Christmas sales until after the Thanksgiving parade, or the first minute of Friday morning.

Today, that means “big savings on goods you want.” True, but not as catchy. Black Friday in Welsh is ‘Dydd Gwener y Gwario Gwirion’, which translates to ‘Silly Spending Friday’

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday sales occur the weekend after Thanksgiving, therefore in 2022 it was on November 25. Twenty-three? Mark your calendar for the 24th for the big spend.

Cyber Monday 27th sales begin a minute after midnight on Friday and go through the weekend (more on that below).

We’ve seen offers land online over a month before the sale starts, and additional reductions will drop online in the weeks and days building up to it, so keep an eye on this page and your favorite shop sites so you don’t miss out.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is still officially part of Black Friday, wrapping out the offers before normalcy returns. In the past, when online shopping wasn’t as advanced, it was the best time to grab deals and discounts. Black Friday was typically a bricks-and-mortar affair, when footfall to real-world shops drove sales, so tech-savvy shoppers found the greatest discounts online on a Monday.

Cyber Monday is less centered on online purchases and more of a ceremonial finish to the offers overall since we all have smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

What is on sale during Black Friday?

Almost everything will be discounted during the sale, so whether you’ve been saving for Christmas gifts or just want something new, now is the time.

Samsung and Currys will offer offers on white goods, kitchen appliances, 4K TVs, and tablets, while fashion retailers will discount designer T-shirts, trainers, gym gear, and accessories.

If you’re looking for a certain item, keep a watch on the retailer’s website over the next few weeks to see if prices drop. The main websites will likely be flooded with promotions so you’ll know when the sales begin. We’ll keep an eye out for deals on grooming electricals, must-have tech things, fashion, home appliances, the greatest alcohol, and more.

How long does Black Friday last in the UK?

Retailers don’t care about regular schedules for Black Friday promotions, so the actual sale has become a month-long offers feast. It begins the weekend after Thanksgiving, although since that’s a moving holiday, it might fall anytime in the last week of the month.

This has led to Cyber Monday bargains extending into December some years. Cyber Monday specials end at midnight on November 27, 2023. As for when they begin, it’s murky waters, as they can start pretty much as soon as November begins.

When do retailers launch their Black Friday sales?

Every retailer’s Black Friday approach is different, so we can’t say when each company will commence sales. In the UK, Black Friday deals start creeping online throughout November, often as early as the first week of the month, so bookmark your favorite retailers and sign up for as many newsletters as possible to be notified when the deals begin.

What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

After learning about Black Friday’s origins, you may be asking if the two days are different. There’s no significant difference between prices and discounts.

Cyber Monday was originally a day for folks who shopped online, thus there was more product accessible than in local stores. Over the years, this has become less of a priority, so we don’t see change prices across the weekend. What you see on Friday will likely be the same price on Cyber Monday.