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16th November, 2018

Retailers start Black Friday sales early

Hungarian online retailers are not waiting for the actual Black Friday date of November 23 to offer deep discounts, but are beginning to do so today, and in some cases have already started, retail news website Blokkk reports.

Black Friday is the first Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, where the custom began, and is considered to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season

Blokkk estimates that total online spending by Hungarians this month will reach Ft 58-60 billion, compared to Ft 46 billion in November of last year.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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