It didn’t take much to get us Irish to adapt to the American custom of Black Friday. Last year, it was the biggest online shopping day of the year, despite that fact that it only came to our shores a year or two ago,
This year, the weekend of November 27 to November 30 2015 will be the focus of many retailers and there will huge offers that weekend. These have started already of course; Evans have signalled lots of offers starting Monday November 23rd; Argos Ireland are counting down; and Amazon are always ready for Black Friday!
But if Black Friday in Ireland will be on November 27, 2015, will it actually be the biggest online shopping day of the year in Ireland in 2015?
Well, we’re not so sure! Because it depends on when we Irish get paid!
Last year, the last Friday in November was the largest online shopping day last year – but the date was November 28. Because “monthly paid people” got paid early on the Friday – due to the last day of the month falling on a Sunday – it WAS the biggest shopping day. This year, Black Friday will be on Friday November 27, 2105 – and many of us in Ireland might not get paid until Monday November 30th! If so, Cyber Monday on November 30 2015 might be the biggest shopping day – it came in in second place last year, followed by St. Stephens Day December 26.