Stuck for ideas for your special gift this Christmas? John Lewis has the answer- read on Black Friday incites many reactions. Some people love it, some hate it, but one thing’s for sure. It definitely puts the “shopping” in shopping season. So where did this shopping holiday tradition come from? The term “Black Friday”dates back to the 1960s and got its name from the traditional way stores used to track profit. Accounting records were kept by hand and red ink traditionally indicated a loss, while black meant the store had turned a profit, hence the name “Black Friday.” Though the name may have been coined in the 60s, it turns out Black Friday has been an unofficial holiday since as far back as 1924, during the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and has been celebrated by savvy shoppers ever since. So how can Black Friday make your life a little easier when it comes to choosing that ideal gift for a loved one or best friend. Here are a few ideas we have put together for you, so you too can make the most of the holiday festivities without getting too stressed out. Something Special For Her this Christmas. Guys […]
The annual John Lewis retail report explores a year’s worth of shopping data to reveal the tastes of the nation. This year’s report includes new sections such as the five products that defined the year and a chapter dedicated to all things well-being. We hope that in years to come, people will turn to our report for a nostalgic glimpse of the trends that shaped the nation’s shopping habits. Here are just a few highlights which defined the last twelve months.
I bought my Canon70d in April 2014 from Camera World in Wells Street London I recently lent it out to a friend and it came back to me with a fault. The rear touchscreen monitor was displaying some hazy pink noise and then suddenly it completely failed and would not power up. I had taken over 9000 images with the camera and up until this point I had not experienced any problems at all. I can thoroughly recommend the 70d as a great camera for both stills and video, the 70d has an excellent auto focusing system which makes it great for fast moving video . Unfortunately the manufacturers 12 month guarantee has now expired and so I will have to pay for the repair. I took the camera into Jessops in Shrewsbury last week and I have now had the news that the repair is going to cost me £228.00 , apparently a circuit needs to be replaced and then the camera also needs a full service. This sounded rather a lot of money but I feel it was worth it as the camera to buy new is still close to £1000. My moto from now on is Don’t […]