Black Friday bargain-hunters could end up blue because of dodgy deals, watchdogs have warned. Research by Which? found six in 10 bargains cost less or were the same price at other times of the year. And the experts are warning shoppers to do their research in order not to end up out of pocket. One of the worst Black Friday 2016 offers uncovered was a Neff Slide and Hide oven made popular by the Great British Bake Off.
Shoppers hoping for Black Friday bargains may be better off waiting because goods are often cheaper after the sales, a watchdog has warned. An investigation by Which? found six in 10 items up for grabs cost less or were the same price at other times of the year. The findings are bound to leave shoppers feeling blue on the big day this Friday .
Dairy giant Muller has shrunk the size of its milkshakes without a price cut - and blamed snack fans for complaining the bottles were too big. It’s popular ready-to-go Frijj shakes have been slashed by 15% from 471ml to 400ml but the price has remained at £1.30. It said milkshake drinkers who moaned the larger bottles were too much for one person were part of the reason for the shrinkage. A spokesperson told trade magazine The Grocer shoppers were “finding the 471ml Frijj portion too big”.
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