Image copyright PA Image caption The total value of sales increased 15% year-on-year, marking the ninth consecutive Black Friday
Black Friday prices may be almost gone, but markdowns are still going on for Cyber Monday and Boxing Day sales.
For anyone who doesn’t already have a keen eye on retail spend, the details of those deals could mean saving you a lot of money.
Caveat emptor, yes? Well, it’s important to examine the numbers. Retailers this year turned Black Friday into a four-day extravaganza, as there were three days running up to and after the sales bonanza itself.
These so-called one-day-only sales follow the Boxing Day tradition of clearance sales.
Black Friday discounts started on 21 November, with the big day itself on 27 November. Prices ran until at least Wednesday 2 December.
Overall, the total value of sales increased 15% year-on-year, marking the ninth consecutive Black Friday.
Image copyright PA Image caption This year’s Black Friday
This week there are days which will see price cuts, such as Thursday and Friday, which are expected to be more competitive than Cyber Monday.
All this is important for anyone who shops online, as sales are going to continue well into the New Year.
Retailers see Christmas as the second-biggest shopping day of the year after Black Friday.
It is estimated that sales this weekend could be more than two and a half times higher than the average spend of £370 last year.
For more on this story, see the report on Business