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UK Christmas and Boxing Day Holiday Sales, Shop to Beat the VAT Hike

Personal_Finance / Money Saving Dec 23, 2010 - 01:42 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSALES - 27th DEC 2010 UPDATE - The worst weather for decades coupled with economic austerity and the January 4th VAT hike from 17.5% to 20%, set the scene for shoppers to enjoy deep discounts in the annual sales with many distressed retailers making deep discounts of at least 50% and as much as 75%.


UK Christmas & New Year Holiday Sales 2010

Many retailers did not even wait for Christmas and started their sales early with discounts typically of up to 50%, that on boxing day escalated to 75% as the sales season progresses so as to get rid of old stock ahead of the January 4th VAT tax hike. Additionally, to lubricate the sales seasonal many credit card firms have been liberally stuffing household letterboxes with offers of 0% on purchases for 6-12 months that many borrowers may come to regret utilising as the interest charges start to accrue during 2011.

SALES Tips

  • The biggest reductions come towards the end of the sales season, i.e. Christmas stock can go from 33% off to 50% off to 70% off to 80% off over a week after Christmas.
  • Use a cash back credit card such as Egg are Capital One Circle to earn cash back.
  • Compare prices on your smartphone on the internet before buying.
  • Make a list of items that you need to prevent junk buying.
  • Look for discount vouchers in newspapers.
  • Set yourself a budget and don't go over it.
  • Don't get into debt, there is no point saving 25% in the sales then paying 25% interest on purchases during 2011.. and beyond!

SALES Starting Monday 27th December

HARRODS -

Marks and Spencer - Upto 50% Off

NEXT - Upto 50% off

SALES ALREADY IN PROGRESS

Argos - Upto 60% Off (Started midnight Christmas Eve) - Buy online (Check and Reserve) for pickup on Boxing day.

ASOS - Upto 50% off

AUSTIN REED - Upto 50% off

BHS - Upto 60% off.

BEST BUY UK - Upto 50% off )

Body Shop - Upto 50% off.

B&Q - Upto 60% off on selected items, PLUS EXTRA 15% off when you spend over £50 ( Enter WINTERSALE15) at online checkout.

CLARKS - Upto 50% off

COMET - Upto 40% off

CURRYS - Upto 70% off

Debenhams - Upto 70% off

Dorothy Perkins - Upto 50% off

FRENCH CONNECTION - Upto 50% off

GAP - Upto 50% off

Habitat - Upto 50% off

Home Base - Upto 75% Off

House of Fraser - Upto 50% off

H&M - Upto 50% Off

IKEA - Upto 50% off

John Lewis - Upto 50% off

Laura Ashley - Upto 50% off.

La Senza - Upto 50% off

Littlewoods - Upto 70% off

Matalan - Upto 50% off

Mothercare - Upto 50% off

New Look - Upto 50% off

NEXT - Upto 50% off (online only)

OASIS - Upto 45% off

PIXMANIA - Upto 60% off (online only retailer)

River Island - Upto 50% off.

Super Drug - Upto 50% off.

TopMan - Upto 50% off

Warehouse - Upto 70% off

WHSmith - Upto 75% off

Wickes - Upto 50% off

ZARA - Upto 50% off

Check back regularly for Sales updating, and if you know of any more add a comment below.

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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Comments

Roman
24 Dec 10, 02:26
Currency wars etc

Hello & Merry Xmas wishes to all at MO!

Nadeem, if currency volatility hurts economies, then why not agree on a mechanism that joins participating currencies into 1 basket, similar to Wocu (Wocu.com)?


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