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'Black Friday Deals Week' Returns to Amazon.co.uk with Millions of Pounds of Savings on Hundreds of Must-Have Christmas Gifts over Five Days of Incredible Deals

07/11/2011

'Black Friday Deals Week' to feature over 500 great products in 2011

 

November 07, 2011:

7th November 2011 – 'Black Friday Deals Week' returns to Amazon.co.uk with five days of high discount, limited time, limited quantity deals on over 500 great products from Monday 21st to Friday 25th November. Following the success of the first ever UK 'Black Friday Deals Week' in 2010, Amazon.co.uk will have deals on twice as many products this year including fashion, beauty, books, music, electronics, home, sports, and much more.

Offers on Amazon.co.uk during 'Black Friday Deals Week' will include 'Lightning Deals' with a limited quantity of a product being offered at a discount for a limited period of time.

"Great bargains were flying off Amazon's virtual shelves last year as customers were quick to click to get a deal before the offer expired," said Christopher North, Managing Director, Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "Doubling the deals for 2011 will mean tens of thousands of additional items are available. The high discounts on offer mean that many items may go quickly, so customers are advised to check back regularly in order to snap up a bargain before the end of Black Friday."

In 2010, some of the deals available as part of 'Black Friday Deals Week' included:

• New release CDs from Susan Boyle and Take That for £1

• Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii consoles for £50

• Le Creuset Cookware with 50% off RRP

• Harry Potter Blu-ray Box Set with 70% off RRP

• Canon Powershot Cameras with over 70% off RRP

• Other highlights included huge savings on LEGO, Adobe software, Timex watches, and Sony TVs

Every year, towards the end of November, millions of shoppers on the other side of the Atlantic take advantage of the massive savings offered by retailers around 'Black Friday', the discount shopping day that follows Thanksgiving in America. 'Black Friday' signals the start of the Christmas shopping period in the US and it is reported that over $45bn was spent by shoppers in America over 'Black Friday' weekend in 2010.

Customers can keep track of all the deals by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/blackfriday, by following Amazon.co.uk on Twitter www.twitter.com/amazonUK or by visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/amazonUK

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For further information please contact the Amazon.co.uk Ltd press office on 020 8636 9280.

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