Sales estimates suggest today’s shoppers will beat Cyber Monday in sheer volume of spending
LAST-minute Christmas shoppers taking advantage of “Sales Saturday” bargains are expected to have smashed Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending figures.
An estimated £3.5 billion was spent today as many shops offering massive discounts opened at 7am and closed at 10pm.
Today high streets across the UK were packed as retailers offered whopping discounts that averaged out at 43 percent.
Eight out of ten shops offered discounts, and 27 percent more people than usual were expected in stores.
According to Worldpay, this Saturday was likely to be the busiest day of the shopping year – and kick off a week of spending set to break the £17.6 billion mark.
James Frost, from Worldpay, said: “Christmas is the only time of the year that we convince ourselves it’s okay to overspend and our latest data suggests trading in the run-up to Christmas could be up by as much as 7% compared to 2015.”
Among the stores offering discounts is Boots, which had its No7 City Lights Beauty Collection for £39 down from £80.
Argos has a set of Nicky Clarke DesiRED hair straightners with 64 per cent off, costing £24.99.
You should also head there if you’re after a Fuby Connect, as there’s one on sale for 20 per cent off at £79.99.
There are dresses and home ware items reduced by 50 per cent in House of Fraser, or you could get an ASUS VivoBook A540 15.6in laptop for £299 at PC World. That’s £150.99 off the normal price.