Black Friday: How to spot fake discounts and get the best price
Black Friday is tipped to become the busiest shopping day on record, according to Nationwide Building Society.
Britain's biggest mutual is forecasting that spending on 25 November will be up by seven per cent compared to Black Friday last year.
The average shopper is expecting to spend a whopping 223, with two fifths hoping to get Christmas presents at a reduced price, and more than a third using the sales to buy items they need amid the rising cost of living.
Mark Nalder, director of payment strategy at Nationwide Building Society, said: 'While the rising cost of living may subdue some of the Black Friday spending, we still expect it to be the busiest shopping day of the year.
'But while many will be tempted by the discounts on offer, it is only really a bargain if it is something you want or need.'
This is Money takes a look at what the most popular items are set to be this year, how to steer clear of impulse spending, and how to tell whether the product you are eyeing up is a genuinely good deal.
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