Take That and Susan Boyle's New Albums Available for Just GBP1 Each as Amazon.co.uk Kicks Off 'Black Friday Deals Week'By Amazon.eu, PRNE
Thursday, November 18, 2010
'Progress' and 'The Gift' Available on CD for GBP1 Each From 9am on Monday 22nd November as Five Days of Incredible Deals on Must-Have Christmas Gifts Begins at Amazon.co.uk
LUXEMBOURG, November 19, 2010 - Amazon.co.uk today announced that two of the biggest selling albums of
the year, Take That 'Progress' and Susan Boyle 'The Gift', will be available
for just GBP1 each from 9am on Monday 22nd November to mark the start of the
five days of incredible deals that is 'Black Friday Deals Week'.
'Black Friday Deals Week' will feature more than 200 high-discount,
limited-time, limited-quantity offers culminating on 'Black Friday' (26th
November). Customers can keep track of all the deals as they are announced on
www.amazon.co.uk/blackfriday , by following Amazon.co.uk on Twitter
www.twitter.com/amazonUK or by visiting our Facebook page
"For many years, shoppers on the other side of the Atlantic have
benefitted from massive savings offered by retailers around 'Black Friday'
and customers in the UK will now be able to enjoy that same experience," said
Brian McBride, Managing Director, Amazon.co.uk Ltd. "The new albums from Take
That and Susan Boyle will be on many people's Christmas wish lists this year
and there are plenty more must-have items at incredible prices to come over
the five days of deals."
On Monday 22nd November, customers will also be able to purchase, 'Harry
Potter Years 1-6', a Blu-ray box set of the first six Harry Potter movies, at
more than 70% off the Recommended Retail Price. There will be more than 200
further deals during the week including:
- Over 60% off Nintendo Wii Consoles - Over 60% off Flip Mino High Definition Camcorders - Over 60% off Microsoft Xbox consoles - Canon PowerShot Cameras at less than half price - Over 70% off Pearl Necklaces - Sony TVs at half price - Coronation Street Golden Anniversary Collection DVD at less than half price - Over 60% off Eternity Moment Eau de Parfum *All discounts from RRP or Amazon.co.uk selling price
Every year, towards the end of November, millions of shoppers in the US
take advantage of the massive savings offered by retailers around 'Black
Friday', the discount shopping day that follows Thanksgiving in America.
'Black Friday' signals the start of the Christmas shopping period in the US
and it is reported that over $10bn was spent by shoppers in America on 'Black
Friday' alone in 2009.
This year, Amazon.co.uk is bringing 'Black Friday' to the UK for the
first time. Offers on Amazon.co.uk will take the form of 'Lightning Deals'
with a limited quantity of an item being offered at a discount for a short
period of time. Once that quantity has been reached or the time limit
elapses, the 'Lightning Deal' will end.
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