Black Friday must be taken with 'an enormous pinch of salt', advises journalist

Black Friday

Black Friday shoppers

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A consumer journalist has advised shoppers on what to look out for ahead of this year's Black Friday.

A report by a consumer watchdog has found half of electrical goods sold on Black Friday can be cheaper at other periods in the year. The investigation covered deals on popular gadgets on a host of sites like Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis for three months before and after Black Friday in 2015.

It found 49% of products cost less in the months before and after the day itself. Some were up to £99 more expensive. 

Harry Wallop, who works for The Telegraph, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the event, and advised listeners on how they could find a genuine deal.  

Listen to the full interview above.