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Black Friday warning as experts say some shopping 'deals' are not worth buying

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Shoppers who are looking to snag a bargain this Black Friday are being warned to take their time before buying - as not all "deals" are actually good value.

New research from consumer expert Which? found that only one in seven Black Friday deals offer a genuine discount. In fact, findings show that the majority of promotions are cheaper or the same price months before the sale day.With the mammoth event less than 72 hours away, Which?

is urging customers to carefully consider whether items are worth buying and that the "discounted" price offers an actual deal.The consumer champion analysed 214 Black Friday deals last year at seven major home and tech retailers – Amazon, AO, Argos, Currys, John Lewis, Richer Sounds and Very – looking at their prices every day in the six months before and after the sale day.

While some worthwhile deals were found, "genuine" discounts were few and far between, with Amazon and Very coming out on top for the most dubious offers.

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