Amazon UK holding 'Black Friday' week Lightning Deals

Without 17th-century religious oppression in England there'd be no American Thanksgiving, so what better way to give thanks than by Amazon delivering a "Black Friday Deals Week" for the region. Beginning November 22nd, the online retailer will dish discounts on a cornucopia of products.

The sales will be offered as "Lightning Deals," which expire once the quantity is sold out or time runs out. Items include (but are not limited to):
  • Over 60% off Nintendo Wii Consoles.
  • Over 60% off Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles.
  • Sony TVs at half price.
Beginning next Monday, keep track of the deals by checking out's Black Friday page or stalking the discounts on the UK BF Twitter account.
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From 22nd November, UK customers can experience 'Black Friday Deals Week' featuring over 200 limited time deals on products including Nintendo Wii consoles, Microsoft Xbox consoles, Sony TVs and much more...

15th November 2010 – Every year, towards the end of November, millions of shoppers on the other side of the Atlantic take advantage of the massive savings offered by retailers around 'Black Friday', the discount shopping day that follows Thanksgiving in America. Now, is bringing those incredible deals to the UK with 'Black Friday Deals Week', five days of high discount, limited time, limited quantity offers culminating on 'Black Friday' (26th November).

"For many years, shoppers in the US have enjoyed massive savings on great products as a result of the 'Black Friday' phenomenon," said Brian McBride, Managing Director, Ltd. "Amazon is always looking to offer exceptional value for money, especially in the run up to Christmas, and will replicate that activity for the benefit of all customers here in the UK. There will be some fantastic savings on must-have items."

'Black Friday' signals the start of the Christmas shopping period in the US and it is reported that over $10bn was spent by shoppers in America on 'Black Friday' alone in 2009.

Offers on will take the form of 'Lightning Deals' with a limited quantity of an item being offered at a discount for a short period of time. Once that quantity has been reached or the time limit elapses, the 'Lightning Deal' will end. There will be more than 200 great deals available over the five day period including*:

- Over 60% off Nintendo Wii Consoles
- Over 60% off Flip Mino High Definition Camcorders
- Over 60% off Microsoft Xbox consoles
- Canon PowerShot Cameras at less than half price
- Over 60% off Eternity Moment Eau de Parfum
- Over 70% off Pearl Necklaces
- Sony TVs at half price
- Coronation Street Golden Anniversary Collection DVD at less than half price

*All discounts from RRP or selling price

"The deals will come thick and fast so customers are advised to check back regularly for significant discounts on items across all product categories," continued Brian McBride.

Customers can keep track of all the deals by visiting , by following on Twitter or by visiting our Facebook page

This article was originally published on Joystiq.