Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. 2019 From A Fourth Turning Perspective - James_Quinn
2.Beware the Young Stocks Bear Market! - Zeal_LLC
3.Safe Havens are Surging. What this Means for Stocks 2019 - Troy_Bombardia
4.Most Popular Financial Markets Analysis of 2018 - Trump and BrExit Chaos Dominate - Nadeem_Walayat
5.January 2019 Financial Markets Analysis and Forecasts - Nadeem_Walayat
6.Silver Price Trend Analysis 2019 - Nadeem_Walayat
7.Why 90% of Traders Lose - Nadeem_Walayat
8.What to do With Your Money in a Stocks Bear Market - Stephen_McBride
9.Stock Market What to Expect in the First 3~5 Months of 2019 - Chris_Vermeulen
10.China, Global Economy has Tipped over: The Surging Dollar and the Rallying Yen - FXCOT
Last 7 days
Next Recession: Finding A 48% Yield Amid The Ruins - 22nd Mar 19
Your Future Stock Returns Might Unpleasantly Surprise You - 22nd Mar 19
Fed Acknowledges “Recession Risks”. Run for the Hills! - 22nd Mar 19
Will Bridging Loans Grow in Demand and Usage in 2019? - 22nd Mar 19
Does Fed Know Something Gold Investors Do Not Know? - 21st Mar 19
Gold …Some Confirmations to Watch For - 21st Mar 19
UKIP No Longer About BrExit, Becomes BNP 2.0, Muslim Hate Party - 21st Mar 19
A Message to the Gold Bulls: Relying on the CoT Gives You A False Sense of Security - 20th Mar 19
The Secret to Funding a Green New Deal - 20th Mar 19
Vietnam, Part I: Colonialism and National Liberation - 20th Mar 19
Will the Fed Cut its Interest Rate Forecast, Pushing Gold Higher? - 20th Mar 19
Dow Jones Stock Market Topping Pattern - 20th Mar 19
Gold Stocks Outperform Gold but Not Stocks - 20th Mar 19
Here’s What You’re Not Hearing About the US - China Trade War - 20th Mar 19
US Overdosing on Debt - 19th Mar 19
Looking at the Economic Winter Season Ahead - 19th Mar 19
Will the Stock Market Crash Like 1937? - 19th Mar 19
Stock Market VIX Volaility Analysis - 19th Mar 19
FREE Access to Stock and Finanacial Markets Trading Analysis Worth $1229! - 19th Mar 19
US Stock Markets Price Anomaly Setup Continues - 19th Mar 19
Gold Price Confirmation of the Warning - 18th Mar 19
Split Stock Market Warning - 18th Mar 19
Stock Market Trend Analysis 2019 - Video - 18th Mar 19
Best Precious Metals Investment and Trades for 2019 - 18th Mar 19
Hurdles for Gold Stocks - 18th Mar 19
Pento: Coming QE & Low Rates Will Be ‘Rocket Fuel for Gold’ - 18th Mar 19
"This is for Tommy Robinson" Shouts Knife Wielding White Supremacist Terrorist in London - 18th Mar 19
This Is How You Create the Biggest Credit Bubble in History - 17th Mar 19
Crude Oil Bulls - For Whom the Bell Tolls - 17th Mar 19
Gold Mining Stocks Fundamentals - 17th Mar 19
Why Buy a Land Rover - Range Rover vs Huge Tree Branch Falling on its Roof - 17th Mar 19
UKIP Urged to Change Name to BNP 2.0 So BrExit Party Can Fight a 2nd EU Referendum - 17th Mar 19
Tommy Robinson Looks Set to Become New UKIP Leader - 16th Mar 19
Gold Final Warning: Here Are the Stunning Implications of Plunging Gold Price - 16th Mar 19
Towards the End of a Stocks Bull Market, Short term Timing Becomes Difficult - 16th Mar 19
UKIP Brexit Facebook Groups Reveling in the New Zealand Terror Attacks Blaming Muslim Victims - 16th Mar 19
Gold – US Dollar vs US Dollar Index - 16th Mar 19
Islamophobic Hate Preachers Tommy Robinson and Katie Hopkins have Killed UKIP and Brexit - 16th Mar 19
Countdown to The Precious Metals Gold and Silver Breakout Rally - 15th Mar 19
Shale Oil Splutters: Brent on Track for $70 Target $100 in 2020 - 15th Mar 19
Setting up a Business Just Got Easier - 15th Mar 19
Stock Market Elliott Wave Analysis Trend Forercast - Video - 15th Mar 19
Gold Warning - Here Are the Stunning Implications of Plunging Gold Price - Part 1 - 15th Mar 19
UK Weather SHOCK - Trees Dropping Branches onto Cars in Stormy Winds - Sheffield - 15th Mar 19
Best Time to Trade Forex - 15th Mar 19
Why the Green New Deal Will Send Uranium Price Through the Roof - 14th Mar 19
S&P 500's New Medium-Term High, but Will Stock Market Uptrend Continue? - 14th Mar 19
US Conservatism - 14th Mar 19
Gold in the Age of High-speed Electronic Trading - 14th Mar 19
Britain's Demographic Time Bomb Has Gone Off! - 14th Mar 19
Why Walmart Will Crush Amazon - 14th Mar 19
2019 Economic Predictions - 14th Mar 19
Tax Avoidance Bills Sent to Thousands of Workers - 14th Mar 19

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

Stock Market Trend Forecast March to September 2019

January Sales 2012, UK High Street Stores and Online Best Discounts List

Personal_Finance / Shopping Jan 01, 2012 - 06:06 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe post Christmas 2011 sales have now morphed into the January 2012 sales with most stores continuing sales discounts as distressed retailers seek to get rid of 2011 stock with further discounts offered to entice customers through their doors over the coming new year days.


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).

Whilst the focus remains primarily on consumer goods, however, online shoppers are being offered deep discounts and inclusive perks by travel agents for early bookings for the summer holidays.

High Street and Online Sales In Progress Upto 75% Off - Updated 1st January 2012

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.

  • 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 (EX20) ends 3rd Jan, 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
  • Magnet - 60% off cabinets
  • 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. 2011 stock can go from 33% off to 50% off to 70% off to 80% off over the two weeks following 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/Article32396.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

© 2005-2019 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