Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Dollargeddon - Gold Price to Soar Above $6,000 - P_Radomski_CFA
2.Is Gold Price On Verge Of A Bottom, See For Yourself - Chris_Vermeulen
3.Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2018 - Nadeem_Walayat
4.Gold Price to Plunge Below $1000 - Key Factors for Gold & Silver Investors - P_Radomski_CFA
5.Why The Uranium Price Must Go Up - Richard_Mills
6.Dow Stock Market Trend Forecast 2018 - Video - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Jim Rogers on Gold, Silver, Bitcoin and Blockchain’s “Spectacular Future” - GoldCore
8.More Signs That the Stock Market Will Rally Until 2019 - Troy_Bombardia
9.It's Time for A New Economic Strategy in Turkey - Steve_H_Hanke
10.Fiat Currency Inflation, And Collapse Insurance - Raymond_Matison
Last 7 days
Gold Exodus to Reverse - 22nd Sep 18
Bitcoin Trader SCAM WARNING - Peter Jones, Dragons Den Fake Facebook Ads - 22nd Sep 18
China Is Building the World’s Largest Innovation Economy - 21st Sep 18
How Can New Companies Succeed in the Overcrowded Online Gambling Market? - 21st Sep 18
Golden Sunsets in the Land of U.S. Dollar Hegemony - 20th Sep 18
5 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Luxury Car in Dubai - 20th Sep 18
Gold Price Seasonal Trend Analysis - Video - 20th Sep 18
The Stealth Reason Why the Stock Market Keeps On Rising - 20th Sep 18
Sheffield School Applications Crisis Eased by New Secondary Schools Places - 20th Sep 18
Precious Metals Sector: It’s 2013 All Over Again - 19th Sep 18
US Dollar Head & Shoulders Triggered. What's Next? - 19th Sep 18
Prepare for the Stock Market’s Volatility to Increase - 19th Sep 18
The Beginning of the End of the Dollar - 19th Sep 18
Land Rover Discovery Sport 'Approved Used' Bad Paint Job - Inchcape Chester - 19th Sep 18
Are Technology and FANG Stocks Bottoming? - 18th Sep 18
Predictive Trading Model Suggests Falling Stock Prices During US Elections - 18th Sep 18
Lehman Brothers Financial Collapse - Ten Years Later - 18th Sep 18
Financial Crisis Markets Reality Check Now in Progress - 18th Sep 18
Gold’s Ultimate Confirmation - 18th Sep 18
Omanization: a 20-year Process to Fight Volatile Oil Prices  - 18th Sep 18
Sheffield Best Secondary Schools Rankings and Trend Trajectory for Applications 2018 - 18th Sep 18
Gold / US Dollar Inverse Correlation - 17th Sep 18
The Apple Story - Trump Tariffs Penalize US Multinationals - 17th Sep 18
Wall Street Created Financial Crash Catastrophe Ten Years Later - 17th Sep 18
Trade Wars Are Going To Crash This Stock Market - 17th Sep 18
Why Is Apple Giving This Tiny Stock A $900 Million Opportunity? - 17th Sep 18
Financial Markets Macro/Micro View: Waves and Cycles - 17th Sep 18
Stock Market Bulls Prevail – for Now! - 17th Sep 18
GBPUSD Set to Explode Higher - 17th Sep 18
The China Threat - Global Crisis Hot Spots & Pressure Points - 17th Sep 18 - Jim_Willie_CB
Silver's Relationship with Gold Reaching Historical Extremes - 16th Sep 18
Emerging Markets to Follow and Those to Avoid - 16th Sep 18
Investing - Look at the Facts to Find the Truth - 16th Sep 18
Gold Stocks Forced Capitulation - 15th Sep 18
Hindenburg Omen & Consumer Confidence: More Signs of Stock Market Trouble in 2019 - 15th Sep 18
Trading The Global Future - Bad Consequences - 15th Sep 18
Central Banks Have Gone Rogue, Putting Us All at Risk - 15th Sep 18
Gold Price Seasonal Trend Analysis - 14th Sep 18
Growing Number of Small Businesses Opening – and Closing – In the UK - 14th Sep 18
Gold Price Trend Analysis - Video - 14th Sep 18
Esports Is Exploding—Here’s 3 Best Stocks to Profit From - 13th Sep 18
The Four Steel Men Behind Trump’s Trade War - 13th Sep 18
How Trump Tariffs Could Double America’s Trade Losses - 13th Sep 18
Next Financial Crisis Is Already Here! John Lewis 99% Profits CRASH - Retail Sector Collapse - 13th Sep 18
Trading Cryptocurrencies: To Win, You Must Know Where You're Wrong - 13th Sep 18
Gold, Silver, and USD Index - Three Important “Nothings” - 13th Sep 18
Precious Metals Sector On a Long-term SELL Signal - 13th Sep 18
Does Gambling Regulation Work - A Case Study - 13th Sep 18
The Ritual Burial of the US Constitution - 12th Sep 18
Stock Market Final Probe Higher ... Then the PANIC! - 12th Sep 18
Gold Nuggets And Silver Bullets - 12th Sep 18
Bitcoin Trading - SEC Strikes Again - 12th Sep 18

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Trading Any Market

Christmas, January Sales 2012, High Street, Online Best Store Discounts List

Personal_Finance / Shopping Dec 27, 2011 - 12:32 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDiscount hungry smartphone using shoppers fuel the continuing sales that began online on Christmas Eve and in part switched to the high streets and shopping malls on Boxing day. The sales are expected to continue well into January 2012 as the post Christmas sales boost is unlikely to make up for what is likely to turnout to be a bad December for retailers. With further potential for high street retailers disappointment as the increasingly more sophisticated smartphone using shoppers use the high streets merely as showrooms before finally opting to buy online as part of the shopping mega-trend of online stores putting the high streets out of business.


Shoppers can expect the majority of the deepest discounting on clothing at upto 75% off, with the least amount of discounting on electrical goods typically 10% to 33% off. Though do be aware that in reality a 33% price cut usually translates into paying the SAME price as at an earlier date during 2011 (see guide at end of this article).

High Street and Online Sales In Progress Upto 75% Off

Prioritise your shopping at stores offering the greatest discount on the widest product range. Print this list and take it with you or view it on your smartphone.

  • Amazon - Limited products - Online only Upto 70% off
  • Asda - Upto 50% off, limited products.
  • Argos - Upto 50% off, Approx 30% of products.
  • ASOS - Over 10,000 products - Upto 50% off, typically 33%
  • Austin Reed - Approx 40% of products, Upto 60% off, Typical 33%
  • Banana Republic - limited products typically 33% off
  • Debenhams - Over 10,000 products, Upto 70% off, though typically 50%.
  • BHS - Approx 60% of products, Upto 50% off, typical 33%, less for electrical's, more for furniture
  • Clarks - Upto 50% off on limited number of products
  • Coast - Upto 50% off, limited products
  • Comet - Upto 50% off on approx 50% of products.
  • Dorothy Perkins - Upto 60% off on 3,500 products
  • Early Learning Centres - Upto 50% off, limited stock.
  • French Connection - Upto 60% off on Approx 1/3rd of products.
  • GAP - Upto 60% off, typical 40% off on approx 40% of products.
  • Habitat - Upto 70% off
  • Halfords - Most products - Upto 50% off
  • Harrods - Online only - Upto 50% off - limited products.
  • Homebase - 20% off £50 event (DISC20) ends 31st Dec, plus upto 60% off
  • House of Fraser - Approx 9,000 products on Sale - Upto 50% off
  • H&M - limited products, Upto 70% off, typical 50%
  • IKEA - Upto 50% off
  • John Lewis - Online Only - 30% off on 5195 products, 50% off on 6671 products, 70% off on 416 products.
  • Laura Ashley - Limited products, Upto 50% off
  • Marks and Spencer - Approx 4,500 products on Sale - Upto 50% off
  • Matalan - Upto 50% off, on Approx 15% of products.
  • Monsoon - Approx 2,500 products on Sale - Upto 50% off, typically 33%.
  • New Look - Upto 70% off on approx 75% of products.
  • NEXT - Approx 4,500 Products on Sale - Upto 60% off
  • Oasis - Upto 70% off, typical 25% on approx 50% of products
  • PC World / Curry's - Upto 50% off, typical 20% on most products
  • Sports Direct - Approx 50% of products, Upto 80% off, Typical is 50%
  • The Entertainer Toy Shop - Limited products, Upto 60% off
  • TK Maxx - Most products, Upto 80% off
  • Tesco - Upto 33% off, limited products.
  • TopShop - Upto 50% off, Limited products.
  • Toys R Us - Limited products - approx 10%, Typical 50% off
  • WH Smith - Upto 80% off books, limited products
  • Zara - Upto 50% off, typical 33% off, on most products excluding new collection.

Sales Shopping Guide

  • Guard against being sucked into sales buying frenzy madness, remember most of the products are still selling at a sizeable profit margin for the retailers and can be bought for similar prices online.
  • Make a list of items that you really need to prevent impulse buying of junk.
  • 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 there may be no price cut. 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.
  • Limited Stock Sales - Be wary of limited stock sales the aim of which is to get you through retailer doors with a few loss leaders that are of limited stock (sell out quickly), which means the bulk of products will be fully priced.
  • Use a cash back credit card such as Capital One Circle to earn cash back.
  • Look for discount vouchers in newspapers.
  • Set yourself a budget and don't go over it.
  • Christmas decorations - The real deals with as much as 90% off are on Christmas decorations which you can store for next year.
  • 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.

Source and Comments: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article32320.html

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Copyright © 2005-2011 Marketoracle.co.uk (Market Oracle Ltd). All rights reserved.

Nadeem Walayat has over 25 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of three ebook's - The Inflation Mega-Trend; The Interest Rate Mega-Trend and The Stocks Stealth Bull Market Update 2011 that can be downloaded for Free.

Stocks Stealth Bull Market Ebook DownloadThe Interest Rate Mega-Trend Ebook DownloadThe Inflation Mega-Trend Ebook Download

Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication that presents in-depth analysis from over 600 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets, thus enabling our readers to arrive at an informed opinion on future market direction. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any trading losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors before engaging in any trading activities.

Nadeem Walayat Archive

© 2005-2018 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

6 Critical Money Making Rules