Black Friday is nearly upon us which means bargains galore, right? Er, no. Fresh analysis by the consumer group Which? reveals that most deals offered on Black Friday are bogus.
Which? analysed more than 200 Black Friday offers at eight major retailers, including Amazon, Argos, Currys and John Lewis. It looked at their prices every day for a year and found that 98% were cheaper or the same price at other times compared to Black Friday.
Nevertheless, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are among the busiest retail days of the year. Footage is rife of people scrapping over (supposedly) discounted flatscreens on shop floors. If it all makes you feel a little queasy, here are seven things you can do in quiet protest.