On the 25th of November is again Black Friday. But where does the term come from and how well are the savings available? You can find everything you need here.

Originally an American phenomenon, Black Friday has now also been in Germany for ten years – that is the day when many traders advertise with generous discounts of up to 90 percent. This is where you should know about Black Friday to pick up some really good bargains.

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Where does Black Friday come from?

The Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is traditionally a family day in the US, used by millions of Americans to do many of their Christmas shopping. Shops, shopping centers and online retailers are setting themselves up for the rush for weeks. Since the 1930s, the Black Friday in the United States has been the prelude to the Christmas shopping season. Since 2006 there is also the day in Germany. Apple was the first Black Friday rebate campaign to promote the sale of their iPods.

Is the Black Friday in Germany meaningful?

Absolute! Also with us, the day is one of the highest-selling of the year for the retail trade. And on the following weekend, sales are also exceptionally good. According to the consumer forum “mydealz.de” trader 2014 switched on the corresponding weekend 791 million euro, 2015 it already 924 million – and for 2016 are expected a turnover of over one billion euro.

90% discount?

Numerous online and also some local retailers advertise with price reductions of up to 90 percent. These discounts, however, are rarely genuine, as it is called “mydealz.de” further. According to an analysis, buyers in the past few years have been able to save an average of 19 percent on electronic products and up to 50 percent on fashion. This is due to the fact that many traders did not calculate the discounts out of actual market prices, but from the usually much higher price recommendations of the manufacturers.

Not just on Friday

Save to Black Friday anyway. And not only on Friday and weekend, but now in many places already in the previous week. While Black Friday will take place on November 25, Amazon will start its “Cyber ​​Monday Week” on Monday, November 21st. For the popular online retail, there will be more than 10,000 flash and daily offers – including ultra-HD televisions, photo cameras, household appliances and much more from the entire product catalog until November 28th. Customers of Amazon Prime can access the flash offers 30 minutes earlier than normal ones. Therefore it is also worth a free 30-day trial for Prime.