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  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday go global
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday go global
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday go global

Once solely a US phenomenon, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now a big deal in the UK. Retailers around the world, both on and offline, will discount their goods on the last Friday of November and first Monday of December with all-time spending records set to be broken.



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