Christ­mas shop­ping on Black Fri­day?

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

One in 10Greeks will take ad­van­tage of Black Fri­day to do their Christ­mas shop­ping even though it is more than a month be­fore the hol­i­day, on Novem­ber 24, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey con­ducted by Deloitte.

The find­ings show that Black Fri­day, a re­cent import from the US, where stores of­fer dis­counts the day after the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day, has found fer­tile ground here given the in­creased in­ter­est in bar­gain hunt­ing amid the fi­nan­cial cri­sis. It is no won­der then that the sec­ond big­gest rea­son Greek cite for in­tend­ing to spend more money this Christ­mas is re­tail­ers’ pro­mo­tional of­fers.

Nev­er­the­less, the av­er­age Greek in­tends to spend a lit­tle less this Christ­mas than last year: Deloitte found that the av­er­age bud­get for the hol­i­day this year comes to 450 eu­ros, against av­er­age spend­ing of 457 eu­ros in 2016. In fact Greeks tend to spend more than orig­i­nally bud­geted ev­ery year, sur­veys show.

Of the 450 eu­ros each Greek in­tends to spend, 157 eu­ros (35 per­cent) is seen go­ing on food pur­chases, 136 eu­ros on presents, 82 eu­ros on trav­el­ing and 75 eu­ros on en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses.

As for the top choices in terms of Christ­mas presents Greeks want to re­ceive, they are clothes, food and drinks, and books.

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