According to , the deals that pop on Monday are good, but bigger deals can be found on Black Friday (and in fact, can be found online Thursday morning for some retailers).
According to an estimate by credit card company Visa, UK Black Friday spending in 2014 will be up 22 percent over the previous year. A survey carried out by Barclays found that 65 percent of UK retailers would be participating in Black Friday in some way, .
DealNews recently flagged the Roku SE streaming player as being a Black Friday derivative. Roku's says the SE, which stands for Special Edition, has a suggested retail price of $49.99 which will be "slashed to a deep Black Friday discount of just $25."
Research and analytics firm ShopperTrak, for example, estimated that Americans spent $1.8 billion on Thanksgiving Day and another $10.4 billion on Black Friday.