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Personal_Finance / Shopping Dec 22, 2014 - 01:33 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Personal_Finance

Britain's election economic boom is in full swing with the UK economy looking set to bust above a 3% GDP growth rate, further boosted by the collapse in the oil price that is acting to depress inflation (general prices) and put extra money into the pockets of consumers that is manifesting during the holiday season as consumers go on a debt fuelled spending binge at the cathedrals of modern Britain, jam packed with shoppers afflicted with sales fever hunting for bargains as Christmas has morphed into a month long relentless advertisement to spend, spend and then gain spend some more into January.


To lubricate the sales season many credit card firms have been liberally stuffing household letterboxes with offers of 0% on purchases for 12 months or more that many borrowers may come to regret once their 0% periods expire with even longer borrowing terms for balance transfers with their associated one off fees.

SALES ALREADY IN PROGRESS or Starting Today - Monday 22nd Dec 2014

Expect the shops to be once more full to bursting point today as the sales appear to come a day earlier each year for it was not so long ago that the first date of the sales was 26th December, whilst this year the starting gun was fired on Friday 19th December.

The following is a list of in-store and online sales (unless otherwise indicated) for at least 30% off with many retailers advertising sales of typically upto 50% off. Though in my opinion the REAL sales only begin ONLINE Christmas Eve and then continue into early January. So whilst do enjoy today's shopping spree, but do bare in mind that these are NOT the real sales.

  • Asos - online sale only - Upto 50% off
  • Argos upto 60% off on Toys
  • BHS - Upto 50% off
  • Boden - Online only - Upto 50% off
  • Clarks - Upto 50% off
  • Dorothy Perkins - Upto 50% off
  • Debenhams - Very Limited - Upto 50% off
  • GAP - 60%
  • Habitat - Limited products upto 50% off
  • House of Fraser - Flash 12 Hour Sales - Limited - Upto 40% off
  • Homebase - Limited - Upto 50% off
  • H&M - Upto 70% off
  • Laura Ashley - Upto 50% off
  • New Look - Upto 60% off
  • Next Clearance Sale on selected items Upto 50% off
  • Office - Upto 50% off
  • Oasis - Upto 50% off
  • Reiss - Upto 50% off
  • River Island - Upto 70% off
  • Sports Direct - Upto 90% off
  • Miss Selfridges - Upto 70% off
  • Top Shop - Upto 80% off

SALES Starting 23rd Dec

  • IKEA
  • Sainbury's
  • TK Maxx
  • Toys R Us
  • Very.co.uk - Upto 70% off
  • WH Smith

Real Sales Provisional data - Check Market Oracle latest article updates.

SALES Starting Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th Dec

  • Argos - Extends and expands Discounts to 75% off online from midnight .
  • Boots - online only
  • B&Q
  • John Lewis 50% off sale - Online only from 5pm
  • Halfords - Online only.
  • Homebase - Online only - 60% off.
  • Harrods - Online only from 6pm
  • Harvey Nichols - Online
  • Debenhams - Online only at Midnight.
  • House of Fraser - Online only from 12pm
  • Marks and Spencer Online from 5pm
  • Matalan - online only
  • NEXT - Online only from 3pm
  • New Look - online only - 60% off.
  • PC World / Curry's - Online only from 7pm
  • Toys R Us - online only.

SALES Starting Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th Dec

  • Amazon - from 8am - approx 30% off

SALES Starting Boxing Day - Thursday 26th Dec

  • Asda - until mid Jan.
  • Banana Republic
  • Body Shop
  • Boots
  • Debenhams - Starts 7am.
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • French Connection
  • GAP
  • John Lewis 50% off sale - In selected stores from 9.30am
  • Habitat
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Harrods from 10am
  • Homebase
  • House of Fraser - starts 8am
  • Liberty
  • Matalan
  • Monsoon - At least 30% off
  • New Look - 60% off.
  • PC World / Curry's
  • Next - In store starts 6am.
  • Selfridges
  • Toys R Us
SALES Starting Friday 27th Dec
  • John Lewis - In store

SALES Tips

  • Compare prices on your internet smartphone before buying.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Look for discounts vouchers online, many sites and app's have sprung up over the year.
  • 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 2014!
  • And the best discounts can be found on Ebay during January as people offload unwanted gifts and purchases to pay down Christmas debt.

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk

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