Lying to rival shoppers, hiding must-haves the day before, and using sign language to communicate across the store: The tricks of extreme Black Friday bargain hunters | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 23 November 2012 Black Friday’s extreme shoppers are coming up with such conniving ways to thwart the competition that some people decided to forgo their Thanksgiving feast altogether. The biggest consumer spending day of the year isn't what it used to be; with retailers now opening earlier than ever, day-long lines, and watchful policemen, so shoppers have revised their strategies for the ultimate trip in bargain hunting. Taking friends to divide and conquer, camping out for days prior, using sign language to communicate across the store, lying about fake sales, and hiding merchandise before the sale even starts are just some of the strategies that extreme bargain hunters are employing
Festive faux pas: 6.7m leave Christmas shopping until December 24th with one in ten buying last minute gifts from a PETROL STATION One in five keep presents for ourselves Quarter of Brits forget where they’ve hidden presents Men are the worst last minute offenders, with one in five claiming not to buy presents until Christmas Eve, compared to just one in ten 10 women | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 22 November 2012 With just over a month to go until Christmas people are beginning to get in the festive spirit. But while the Christmas lights may be switched on and shopping underway for most people, new research reveals that a staggering 6.7 million consumers will leave buying Christmas presents until Christmas Eve.
We're a nation of savvy shoppers! British people spend up to 130 days of their lives bargain hunting Due to recession, 56% of British families have halved their weekly spendAnd 44% now omit alcohol from their shopping basketsAnd 5% would even damage an item in store to get a discount | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 24 October 2012 Britain is a nation of bargain hunters, with the savviest among us spending up to 130 days of our life searching for the ultimate value-for-money deal. Hit by major recession, Brits are increasingly going to remarkable lengths to save money. A decade ago customers spent an average of five minutes contemplating prices, but many of today's shoppers spend at least 20 minutes in the aisles – and nine per cent of keen bargain hunters take a calculator with them
James Bond effect sees sales of suits soar 68% at Asda… but would Tom Ford fan 007 wear a 45 tux Sales of men's suits at George up 68% George slim fit grey suit is named top seller, with average sales of five suits an hour online George's 45 tux is cheapest on the High Street Male shoppers vote Daniel Craig most stylish Bond of all time | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 16 October 2012 If there is one thing that Daniel Craig is more famous for than those skimpy blue swimming trunks, it is his sharp suits.
Cuttlefish and chips, anyone Tesco is to stock more alternative fresh fish thanks to soaring demand The Catch of the Day scheme aims to increase varieties of sustainable fish'Alternative varieties' offered being upped from 40 to 60All new varieties will be caught in British coastal waters To take pressure off 'big five': cod, plaice, salmon, haddock and prawns | UPDATED: 14:54 GMT, 15 October 2012 Environmentally minded shoppers can toss their fishing rods in the air and jump for joy as Tesco reveals plans to supply sustainable fish. Thanks to soaring demand, the supermarket giant is set to crank up their range of 'alternative varieties' by a third, from 40 to 60, and become the first major UK retailer to stock fresh cuttlefish and octopus
More money than sense The 62,380 iPhone cover made from 18-carat white gold | UPDATED: 13:32 GMT, 11 October 2012 If you thought the shoppers who slept outside the Apple Store to be the first to buy an iPhone 5 were unhinged, they have some serious competition. Namely, the people who are willing to shell out 62,380 for an iPhone case. Sure, it’s made from 18-carat white gold and set with 2,830 natural blue sapphires, not to mention green sapphire and 38 rubies to depict the Apple logo.
Would you risk your neighbours spotting you at Aldi More and more middle class shoppers are being lured by Aldi's (slightly eccentric) bargains. So what did picky JAN MOIR make of it | UPDATED: 00:34 GMT, 6 October 2012 Apart from the names you give to your children, nothing says more about you than your choice of supermarket.
Why did I buy this again Almost half of shoppers can't remember why they made a purchase by the time they get home | UPDATED: 23:49 GMT, 2 October 2012 Almost half of shoppers cannot remember the reason they made a purchase by the time they have taken it home.
Lingerie lovers can try before they buy with new interactive Ann Summers’ app | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 6 September 2012 Ann Summers has launched the world’s first interactive lingerie app which allows customers to virtually try on items from the underwear retailer’s latest collection.
Discount vouchers, shopping around and using reward points is no longer ‘tight’ in recession-hit Britain Nine out of ten people think it's cool to be frugal Four out of ten people always shop in budget supermarkets | UPDATED: 15:26 GMT, 16 August 2012 As the recession bites, shoppers worldwide have had to tighten their purse strings. But a new study has found that the recession has made being frugal cool – with discount vouchers, shopping around and claiming reward points now considered acceptable. Researchers found that money-saving methods which would have been shameful five years ago for fear of being called ‘tight’ are now commonplace