The lovely gents at Mobiles.co.uk sent us a video. Basically, it tells us to avoid the Black Friday scrums and fights down your local high street and shop online instead. A good message I guess, but one my wife won’t follow. They want us to get you to look at their Sales Club page to get more information.
Here’s the video itself…
Now, don’t ask me why, but the only thing I could think of whilst watching that was, “Hmm… did they film all that on a smartphone? It’s beautifully shot, but they don’t appear to have attached a microphone onto the actor during his pieces to camera, which is a bit weird”. I mean, if it was me, I’d at least clip on one of those tiny microphones or have a boom-mic so that we can hear him better. What’s all that about in the first shot eh? That’s gotta have either been filmed on a smartphone or someone forgot to pay the audio guy.
Anyhoo.. They’ve promised me two cups of tea and a free ride in the Postman Pat van outside my local Asda if I pimp their big Black Friday activity and generally wave you in their direction. So yeah, check out Mobiles.co.uk for more.
MOBILES.CO.UK POKES FUN AT BLACK FRIDAY WITH NEW VIDEO AND WEEKS OF DEALS
Mobiles.co.uk is urging the public to avoid the Black Friday carnage this year and shop online, with the launch of a new video-led campaign that pokes fun at extreme efforts made bargain hunters to snap up the best deals.
The video is hosted by a reformed Black Friday shopper, who takes the viewer through the ‘Sales Club’ training process, featuring extensive planning, chases and fights for the best deals.
Abby Francis from Mobiles.co.uk said: “At Mobiles.co.uk we’re not only encouraging mobile bargain hunters to shop online and avoid the Black Friday pandemonium, with new bargains being announced between now and over the Black Friday period.
“Last year our website saw a 79% increase in traffic with a 201% transaction growth compared to Black Friday 2013. We’re expecting even bigger numbers this year but want to spread the deals over a longer period of time as we recognise that many mobile phone buyers are on contracts and can’t get the best deals when they’re offered on just one day. This year, we will be focusing on high-tier handsets with reduced upfront costs of up to 60%. This means we will be able to offer big data tariffs at big discounts.”
Mobiles.co.uk are kicking off their Black Friday deals on Monday November 23rd, with deals changing every 48 hours until the following Monday. Deal hunters can check out the latest deals by visiting http://www.mobiles.co.uk/sales-club.html.
Last year, Black Friday monopolised the media, with images of people fighting for the best bargains, individuals engaging in tugs of war over discounted products, and reports of injuries from the busy crowds. Several arrests were made in multiple locations, with local police departments issuing warnings over social media for people to keep calm and stay safe.
British shoppers spent nearly £34m every hour during Black Friday 2014 . Experts predict that this year, four times more people will be looking to get their hands on a bargain. Experian-IMRG has predicted that internet spending alone will hit £1.07bn this Black Friday . If this happens, it will be the first time online retail sales have exceeded £1bn in a day in the UK.
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About Mobiles.co.uk – The smart phone people
Mobiles.co.uk is a leading online mobile phone retail brand, owned by Dixons Carphone.
Specialising in smartphones, they provide an extensive range of handsets, offering the best contract, upgrade and SIM-only deals.
Mobiles.co.uk was the UK’s first online mobile phone retailer, with 20 years’ experience and expertise on handsets and tablets, recently winning ‘Best Online Retailer 2015’ at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and ‘Best Online Retailer 2014’ at the uSwitch Mobile Awards.