Ahhh, it's time for Black Friday. Love it or hate it, it's here to stay.
Every year it gets bigger and bigger and 2019 is going to be no different here at Leader Stores. We're extremely excited to share with you what we've got planned, so please click below to view what's in store right now for Black Friday week!
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25TH NOV - 2nd DeC
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Why shop with us on Black Friday?
- Priority access to Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals with Leader newsletter sign-ups.
- Unbeatable savings & discounts that won't be found any other time of the year.
- Pop in, pick it up. Same day collect-in-store available.
- Beat the Black Friday queues and shop online from the comfort of your own home.
Top tips for Black Friday
When is the best time to shop?
Last year thousands of shoppers were ready to browse Thursday at midnight, and because we're online you can shop 24 hours a day to your hearts content. Our event is running all week up until midnight 2nd December, but please note, some offers will be limited on stock so the earlier you receive the deals the better (hint, hint, sign-up!!)
Can I see my products first?
Yes! We stock over £1,000,000 worth of stock and with our showroom attached it's super-easy to pop-down and see the goods before you take them away. Please note though, our Black Friday deals often include stock sensitive items, which generally prove to be extremely popular, so we recommend calling ahead first to avoid disappointment. For directions to our store, click here.
What are the most popular deals?
Our clearance "loss-leader" deals were extremely popular last year, with lots of doors, floors & more available at one-off clearance prices. We also hand-pick featured products and sometimes even offer discount codes for others who prefer to choose from a wider range of products!
Have you made yourself a wish list?
While we can't reveal what exactly will be available in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday event at Leader, why not make a wishlist? Just look out for the add to wishlist or heart button across our product pages, then give it a click to add it to your Black Friday wishlist.
Don't just take our word for it
Black Friday bargain!
"The Black Friday event was great, I picked up a lovely new dining set online and had it delivered the next day. I was out at the time, but the communication was excellent from Leaders, making it simple for re-delivery."
First time at Leader
"I'd never shopped with Leader before, so wasn't sure what to expect. The order process from start to finish was simple and my new furniture looks fantastic. Everyone's amazed how much of a bargain it was."
Joan Mary Bates
Staff were brilliant
"I travelled to the store and the lady who served me was very friendly. She helped me find what I was looking for as the shop was busy on Black Friday. Quick & easy just how it should be!!"
Love our new bed
"We were on the hunt for a new bed after our last one bought locally had broken. We shopped around and decided to wait until Black Friday and were so glad we did as Leader Stores saved us over £150!"
Mr & Mrs McClean
Newton Stewart, 23/01/2019
Black Friday History
Way back in 1869 in the USA, the first recorded use of the term "Black Friday" was in fact nothing to do with winter holiday shopping, but instead was due to a financial crisis - The collapse of the US gold market was when the term was coined.
Around the 1950's in Philadelphia, the term was often used by the Police, who started referring to the day after Thanksgiving as "Black Friday". This began because it was a day that nobody wanted to be at work, due to massive traffic jams, overcrowded city streets filled with shoppers and also sports fans travelling to the Annual local American Football game.
"Black Friday" caught on with retailers in Philadelphia, as the start of the Christmas shopping season. They tried to change the name to "Big Friday" however, this did not catch-on.
Retailers re-invented Black Friday as a positive experience. Turning it into a day where American stores finally made a profit. This then spread across the USA.
Amazon began offering "Black Friday discounts" in 2010, though not many of us noticed or took advantage! This was the first real time a discount day before Christmas happened, traditionally it was unheard of until Boxing Day.
Many big name UK stores began to offer in-store savings, and in 2013 sparked the trend which would begin Black Friday as we know it in the UK.
How has it changed high street & online shopping in the UK? Well, November is the new December. Many people believe people aren't necessarily spending more, they're just spending earlier in the year. What would traditionally have been spent in Boxing Day sales, has now shifted slightly towards November & Black Friday.
Make sure you sign up today to ensure you're in the know this Black Friday and ahead of the queues!