cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Community Veteran
Posts: 18,542
Thanks: 190
Registered: 12-08-2007

Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Today is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year. and stores are cutting prices to attract shoppers.  In the US it's called 'Black Friday' and it's catching on in the UK.
Black Friday
.............and in the US
Shopping USA
28 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: 24-09-2008

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

@artmo ...............caught me out, I clicked and read both links Lips are sealed
WTF
Grafter
Posts: 673
Thanks: 1
Registered: 14-09-2012

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Unfortunately, all they appear to have brought here is the name: we're definitely not getting the same sort of deals.
For example, 32GB Surface: offer price in the US: $199 + tax (£122+20% = £146), price in the UK £279 .. so near as makes no difference, twice the price  Angry
Not that I want or need one, but for £146 I would have been tempted Roll eyes
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,542
Thanks: 190
Registered: 12-08-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Where do you shop in the States Undecided Sales tax varies from State to State but 7% is more like it.
WTF
Grafter
Posts: 673
Thanks: 1
Registered: 14-09-2012

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

I was trying to illustrate what the equivalent UK price ought to be  Smiley
dick:quote
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,542
Thanks: 190
Registered: 12-08-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

It certainly highlights the tax differences in the 2 countries.
There are some very cheap courier services available now but the big problem with anything electronic is comparability, otherwise you could make a saving.
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 25,754
Thanks: 1,116
Fixes: 47
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

One of the bods at Sony Entertainment was asked this morning why games were cheaper in the US, to which he replied Sales Tax.
Customer and Forum Moderator.
Product of the Tyrell Corporation
WTF
Grafter
Posts: 673
Thanks: 1
Registered: 14-09-2012

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Companies clearly believe we're all incapable of doing simple math
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,542
Thanks: 190
Registered: 12-08-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Since the arrival of the internet some companies have adopted a worldwide pricing policy.
I recently bought a tennis racket.  The manufacturer quoted a price of £200 in the UK, $300 in the US and €225 in the EU. All much of a muchness.
Thunderclap
Grafter
Posts: 673
Registered: 08-09-2008

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Sad Sitting here in town and........ where is everbody?
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,906
Thanks: 588
Fixes: 8
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

There have been a few scuffles in some stores today perhaps they should rename it black eye Friday.!
For me this is the very day to keep away from the stores. Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 16,814
Thanks: 1,112
Fixes: 13
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Just come back from ASDA.... big queue of traffic trying to get out !... queue to get in... BUT.. don`t know why, as the car park was only 3/4 full, loads of empty spaces all over the place,... looked busy inside, and a huge 60 inch tv on sale with Black Friday notice on it at £598.00  ( only went in to collect my PC glasses/spectacles so wasn`t that interested in any other shopping there )...
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 25,754
Thanks: 1,116
Fixes: 47
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Went to do my grocery shopping in Tesco and it was busy mostly with old folk.
I had to call in Morrisons also and that was just as bad.
Customer and Forum Moderator.
Product of the Tyrell Corporation
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,906
Thanks: 588
Fixes: 8
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Old Folk that's not very PC ?  Wink
Community Veteran
Posts: 16,814
Thanks: 1,112
Fixes: 13
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Don't Go Down to the Shops Today

Why?  Old Folks, are "old" and "folks"... nowt wrong with that at all.... I`m 69 and I don`t mind if people call me an "old folk"... person type...
Anyway, there`s probably more "old folks" using PC`s, than anyone else !...  Cheesy