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Christmas Day Online Mega Sales at NEXT, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis

Personal_Finance / Shopping Dec 25, 2011 - 12:05 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe high street shops may have closed early afternoon on Christmas Eve but within a few hours the online sales soon went live and will remain live for the whole of Christmas day, most notable in terms of offering deep discounts on a large number of products are Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis, who have a useful tool that allows shoppers to browse by discount level i.e. 30% off, 50% off or 70% off.


The majority of the deepest discounting is on clothing with the least amount of discounting on electrical goods.

Christmas Day Online Only Sales - 50%+ Off

  • Asda - Upto 50% off, limited.
  • ASOS - Over 10,000 products - Upto 50% off, typically 33%
  • Debenhams - Over 10,000 products, Upto 70% off, though typically 50%.
  • John Lewis - 30% off on 5195 products, 50% off on 6671 products, 70% off on 416 products.
  • Halfords - Most products - Upto 50% off
  • Harrods - Upto 50% off - limited.
  • House of Fraser - Approx 9,000 products on Sale - Upto 50% off
  • Marks and Spencer - Approx 4,500 products on Sale - Upto 50% off
  • Matalan
  • Monsoon - Approx 2,500 products on Sale - Upto 50% off, typically 33%.
  • NEXT - Approx 4,500 Products on Sale - Upto 60% off
  • PC World / Curry's

High Street and Online Sales Already in Progress

  • Argos
  • Austin Reed
  • Banana Republic
  • BHS
  • Clarks
  • Coast
  • Comet
  • Early Learning Centres
  • French Connection
  • GAP
  • Homebase
  • H&M - Upto 70% off
  • Laura Ashley - Upto 50% off
  • New Look
  • Oasis
  • PC World / Curry's
  • Sports Direct
  • TK Maxx
  • Tesco - Upto 33% off
  • TopShop
  • Toys R Us
  • WH Smith

In Store Sales Starting Boxing Day - Monday 26th Dec

  • Amazon - Online only Upto 70% off
  • Asda
  • Debenhams
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Habitat - Upto 70% off
  • House of Fraser
  • Matalan
  • Monsoon
  • New Look
  • Next
  • Zara
In Store Sales Starting Tuesday 27th Dec
  • Harrods
  • IKEA
  • John Lewis

SALES Tips

  • Compare prices on your internet smartphone before buying to make sure that you actually are getting a bargain.
  • 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 the week after Christmas.
  • Don't be fooled by the "WAS" price, usually retailers raise the price just prior to the sales so it looks as though there has been a deep price cut when in reality the cut is far smaller or none existant. My general rule is that a real price cut is at least 50% which means buying at a 33% discount may mean your actually going to be paying the same or even higher price than at an earlier date during 2011, again check online to confirm the real market price before buying.
  • Use a cash back credit card such as Capital One Circle to earn cash back.
  • Make a list of items that you really need to prevent buying of junk.
  • 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% and beyond interest on purchases during 2012!
  • AVOID PAY DAY LOANS AT ALL COSTS! - Don't even think about it! These are nothing more than legalised loan sharks.

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By Nadeem Walayat

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