Many customers are likely to be surprised on Black Friday because stock outs have already been noticed in some places.
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“People have already started since Monday [à magasiner]. I went to two or three retailers yesterday and it was already insane since Monday, when people came into the store and asked if I could get discounts right away, ”explained Philip Richard Bertrand, co-founder and partner at Amplifio Strategies.
Mr Bertrand expects sales to remain at record highs as people fear stocks will be low by Christmas.
“There is already a shortage of goods. I went yesterday [magasiner] There are many sizes for skis and no longer available. We are talking about 35%, 40% and 50% discounts in some cases, so it is really worth it, ”he said.
According to Philip Richard Bertrand it is especially popular for online shopping.
“Today, it is very easy to buy online and there are many different types of Quebec retailers online,” he explained, noting that today 80% of buyers shop on the web.
Regardless, he hopes the stores will also be crowded.
According to Moneris, from midnight to 7:30 am, there were 942,000 transactions in the country, making the day likely to be busy.