But for shopping addicts, it also means the 2019 online sales season is fast approaching.
WHEN IS BLACK FRIDAY
Black Friday falls on the Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, which means this year the sales start on November 29.
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday, this year falling on December 2.
DO AUSTRALIANS SPEND BIG?
Despite a host of bargains on homewares and tech products, only one in five Australians (21 per cent) took part in Black Friday last year, according to a survey conducted by comparison site Finder.
The research shows four million Australians were planning to shop that day (21 per cent), far less than the 174 million Americans (70 per cent) who were expected to take part.
And, remarkably, only 25 per cent of us even know what Black Friday is.
“These days you should never be paying full price for anything,” Finder money expert Bessie Hassan said.
“The best way to save money is to shop strategically. Make a list of the things you need and hold off purchasing until a sale — there are so many these days you won’t have to wait long.
“When it comes to Black Friday it pays to do your research. Different stores will offer different discounts. You might find a pair of shoes you like with 20 per cent off, but they might be discounted more heavily at another store.”
“Finder always has a roundup of some of the best deals in the country so check out the line-up before you start spending.”
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