98 Evil Black Friday Marketing Techniques That Businesses Hope People Won’t Notice

For those who wonder what the world would look like with no rules, there’s nothing quite like a Black Friday bargain hunt to paint the picture. The occasion that’s meant to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season is notorious for turning into the most drama-filled spectacle of the year. After all, it comes with its own ridiculous situations where outrageous sales freak out the already frenzied buyers who can’t help but take everything to the next level. I mean, who doesn’t love a “door-busting” deal?

However, the customers aren’t the only ones going into Black Friday with an insatiable appetite for steals. Businesses also know that the game is on. And they go way out of their way to make us believe we’re winning when, in fact, we’re not.

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To show you what we mean, we at Bored Panda have gathered some of the most infuriating examples of companies manipulating, deceiving, and downright scamming customers with Black Friday deals. From price increases to less-than-good “discounts,” scroll down to see some of the most infuriating attempts businesses try to part people with their hard-earned money. Be sure to upvote the most absurd examples and share your own experiences in the comments!

#1 This Black Friday Sale Didn’t Do A Good Job Of Hiding Their Price Increase

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#2 Black Friday Is This Price Tag But Nationwide

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#3 This Shows Up On Almost Every Product I Checked On Amazon Black Friday Deal. They Raked Up The Price In September In Preparation For Fake Discounts This November

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#4 Black Friday Deals: Meanwhile, In Canada

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#5 Black Friday vs. Sinsay

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#6 Mom Found This Incredible Black Friday Deal

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#7 I Knew The Original Prices Were Increased For Black Friday

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#8 Old Navy Marks Up Before 50% Black Friday Sale

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#9 Biggest Deals Ever

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#10 Why I Hate “Black Friday Deals”

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#11 The Best Black Friday Deal So Far

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#12 How Black Friday Deals Work

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#13 Lamp I Was Planning To Buy On Wayfair. $25 A Month Ago, $47 On Black Friday

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#14 Black Friday Sale? 20% Off At Under Armor Outlet On Item Marked Up More Than Typical Price

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#15 As Black Friday Looms, Curry’s Seem To Have Begun Inflating Their Prices Just To Drop Them. These Photos Are Taken 4 Days Apart, And It Wasn’t In The Sale

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#16 I Finally Got It With The Black Friday. It’s Really A Great Thing For Amazon. Price 2 Weeks Ago vs. Price In “Black Friday Week”

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#17 There Was An Attempt To Have A Black Friday Sale

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#18 Here Is Why Black Friday Is A Joke. 20% Off Everything At American Eagle. Oh What’s Underneath This Sticker Here

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#19 I Took A Screenshot Of A TV I Wanted So I Could Check Back During Black Friday And See If It Went On Sale. It’s The Same Price But Amazon Marked It As A “Black Friday Deal”

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#20 Best Buy Not Adding Properly. Watch Your Black Friday Charges

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#21 This Is Black Friday Everyone

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#22 Putting A Ridiculous Markup On Your Cheap Headphones To Bring Them To The Top Of Early Black Friday Deals On Amazon

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#23 The Black Friday Deals Are Back

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#24 Black Friday Sale

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#25 This Epic Black Friday Deal We Just Spotted At Target! Get Theem While They Last

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#26 Black Friday Small Text

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#27 Bestbuy Really Cracking Out The Best Deals For Black Friday

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#28 Found This Leading Up To Black Friday

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#29 These Black Friday Sales Are Just Too Good To Pass Up

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#30 Raising The Product’s Default Price For One Day Just To Make The Old Price Seem Like A Bargain. Typical Black Friday Trick

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#31 Us Brits Don’t Really Get Black Friday

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#32 These Black Friday Deals Look Nice Boys

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#33 This Black Friday “Deal” I Noticed On Amazon

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#34 These Great Black Friday “Savings”

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#35 Canadian Walmart Doesn’t Quite Understand How Black Friday Works

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#36 This Black Friday Sale For 5 Cents Off

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#37 Black Friday Deals Yeah?

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#38 These Black Friday Sales Are A Steal

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#39 Black Friday Deal Of The Century

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#40 Best Black Friday Deal Ever

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#41 If You Buy Things From Yesstyle, Be Careful Of These “Sales.” The Price Of This Sweater Increased For Black Friday

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#42 Black Friday Special

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#43 Crazy Black Friday Sale

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#44 There Was An Attempt To Save On Black Friday

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#45 75% Of The Black Friday “Deals” In The Email I Got Aren’t Even Deals

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#46 There Was An Attempt To Participate In Black Friday

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#47 A “Black Friday” Sale

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#48 Best Black Friday Deal I Have Seen

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#49 This Little Bargain I Picked Up In The Black Friday Sales

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#50 I Can’t Resist A Great Deal. Damn You Black Friday

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#51 Media Markt Increased The Price Of An Air Purifier By 400zł ($87) Before The Black Friday

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#52 November 11th vs. November 18th. Nice Black Friday

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#53 Gamestop Is Not So Sure How You’re Supposed To Cut Prices For Black Friday

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#54 Great Deal On Nintendo Switches This Black Friday

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#55 Two Vastly Different Prices And Both Starts On The Same Day

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#56 Amazing Black Friday Deal

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#57 2018 Black Friday Was The Best Year I’ve Experienced

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#58 This Black Friday Deal

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#59 Walmart Black Friday Is A Joke

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#60 Xbox Black Friday In Canada

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#61 Rising Prices Ready For The Amazing Black Friday Deals

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#62 Black Friday Deal

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#63 These Black Friday Weekend Deals Are Getting Out Of Hand

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#64 I’m A Prime Member, Grateful For The Early Black Friday Deals

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#65 Great Deal For Black Friday

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#66 What A Deal! Love That Black Friday Special

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#67 This Black Friday “Discount”

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#68 Black Friday Deals Get Crazier Every Year

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#69 Price Before Black Friday vs. Price On Black Friday

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#70 Sweden During Black Friday

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#71 The Black Friday Deals Are Starting

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#72 This Black Friday Is Super Lit

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#73 This Discount I Came Across While Black Friday Shopping

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#74 Pre-Black Friday Sales At Tesco, Grape Bargain

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#75 This Great Deal During Black Friday Sale! Saved A Penny

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#76 Living Spaces Arrowmask Couch – $695 In 2020 > $795 In 2021 > Black Friday Sale For $995

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#77 Went Black Friday Shopping To Find They Marked The Price Up Instead Of Down

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#78 Special Black Friday Deal

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#79 I Had Stuff In My Cart For Black Friday Sale (50% Sitewide). My Cart Is Like $10 Less Cause They Just Marked Up The Original Price. This Jumpsuit Was Not $65, It’s Always Been $30

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#80 They Raised The Price To Make It Look Like They Had A Cheaper Product For Black Friday

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#81 Everything Is 30% Off For Black Friday! Except What Isn’t

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#82 To Discount Nordstrom Shoes On Black Friday

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#83 Exhibit Of How Black Friday Is A Scam. Two Days Ago, This Dress Was $79.99, And Now It’s $89.99

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#84 Walmart Falsely Puts A Different Original Price Tag On A Black Friday Deal. The Headset Is Originally $60, Not $80

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#85 Amazon’s Black Friday Deal For Shadow Of The Colossus Gives You A $3.98 Discount, Only To Turn That Exact Amount Into The Shipping Cost

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#86 Not Only Did They Increase The Free Shipping Price To $150 For Black Friday, They Also Charge You $10 More When You Use Their 25% Discount Code

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#87 Lulu’s Black Friday Deals Are No Deal At All

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#88 This Is The Biggest Black Friday Scam I’ve Seen

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#89 PCloud’s Exclusive 75% Off Black Friday Sale vs. Their Usual Storefront

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#90 Black Friday Blowout At Menards

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#91 Normal Price On The First Frame (×2 Lights) At R129 Each vs. Black Friday Early Access Price At R139 Each Second Frame Takealot Who Is Fooling Who?

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#92 Check Out These Huge Black Friday Sales

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#93 Website I Bought From Set All Their Shirts To 9,90€ For Black Friday

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#94 Huge, Tremendous Discount On Black Friday

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#95 Very Creative With Black Friday Deals

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#96 Looks Like The Micro Center Is Guilty Of The Black Friday Bs Brigade. Normal Pricing At The End Of October vs. Black Friday Pricing

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#97 Black Friday Is A Scam

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#98 A Friend Showed Me This. That Store Has Some Pretty Interesting Sales For Black Friday

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