When is Black Friday?
Black Friday will take place on the 25 November, however some retailers like Amazon have chosen to extend the sale into a two week event.
Most of the UK retailers however like Currys, Game and John Lewis have confirmed that they will be holding a one day event that will take place both in store and online.
Black Friday 2015 might have felt subdued compared to the chaos that was 2014 but don’t be under any illusions, it was still the largest sales event of the year.
Currys reported an astonishing 30 TVs being sold every single minute, while orders were up 2900 per cent compared to the same time last week.
Which shops are taking part in Black Friday?
Amazon’s Black Friday event has already started. With a mixture of long term deals and Lightning Deals which expire at the end of the day the company is celebrating Black Friday for two whole weeks.
Research is key though, some deals will only last for an hour or so and then return to their original pre-sale price. If you’re a Prime member you’ll also get access to some of these deals early.
If you don’t mind buying something that has already been opened, Amazon Warehouse might be the second stop for you. With literally thousands of products from TVs to blenders there’s an immediate 10 per cent discount and potentially more as well.
Here’s just a few of the deals we’ve found so far:
Amazon Product Deals
As part of Amazon’s daily deals the company is offering some major discounts on its own products.
Monday’s deal was a massive £30 off one of its most popular eReaders the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. About as thick as a pen and sporting a high-resolution 300dpi backlit display this is the ultimate Kindle for those that like reading it on the commute.
Tuesday sees Amazon selling its brand-new Dash buttons for just £0.99 instead of the usual £4.99. These little WiFi-powered buttons can order you replacements for all your household essentials with just the push of a button. What’s even better is that you’ll still get the same £4.99 discount that Amazon was offering on your first Dash purchase.
4K HDR Televisions
Amazon Black Friday Deals On Xbox One Bundles, Games
The Xbox One S is quite simply one of our favourite consoles ever made. It’s better looking than the PS4 Slim and can play games in HDR straight out of the box. Also, unlike the PS4 Slim it’s a 4K console boasting 4K resolution menus, Netflix and 4K Blu-ray compatibility.
Amazon Black Friday Deals On PS4 Bundles, Games
The PS4 Slim is tiny, powerful and HDR compatible. That means that if you’ve got a 4K TV with HDR your games will look sharper, brighter and more beautiful. It’s also one of the best deals of the century as for just £250 you can get your hands on Sony’s enviable games lineup.
Currys and PC World have unveiled their 10-day Black Tag Event starting today. Both stores are offering over 3,500 deals and discounts on some of their most popular tech including brand-new 4K TVs, laptops, washing machines, cameras and more.
On Black Friday itself the store will open at 6AM however deals will be available online for a full 10 days starting from the 21 November.
Here are some of the best deals we’ve seen so far:
GOOGLE Chromecast – was £30 now £20 (£10 saving)
GOOGLE Chromecast Audio – was £30 now £15 (£15 saving)
BOSCH Tassimo coffee machine – was £79.99 now £32 (£47.99 saving)
DOLCE GUSTO coffee machine – was £69.99 now £29.99 (£40 saving)
SONY Smartwatch 3 – was £99.99 now £69.99 (£30 saving)
SAMSUNG UE50KU6020 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 50” LED TV – was £649 now £449 (£200 saving)
HP 15-ay170sa 15.6” Laptop – silver was £549.99 now £349 (£200.99 saving)
DYSON V6 Total Clean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – nickel & red was £429.99 now £229 (£200.99 saving)
SAMSUNG ecobubble WF80F5E2W4X Washing Machine - graphite was £549.99 now £349 (£200.99 saving)
SONY BRAVIA KD43XD8305BU Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR 43” LED TV was £899 now £599 (£300 saving)
SAMSUNG HW-K430 2.1 Wireless Sound Bar was £279.99 now £129 (£150.99 saving)
CANON PowerShot SX710 HS Superzoom Compact Camera was £249.99 now £169.99 (£80 saving)
KENWOOD KFC60X15 Fridge Freezer - Stainless Steel- was £469.99 now £276.00 (£193.99 saving)
SAMSUNG RS53K4400SA American-Style Fridge Freezer - Stainless Steel - was £999.99 now £649.00 (£350.99 saving)
LG 60UH850V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD HDR 60” LED TV - was £1,899.00 now £1,199.00 (£700.00 saving)
NUTRIBULLET Pro 900 Series NBLP9 Blender - Champagne – was £99.99 now £74.99 (saving £25)
Head over to the PlayStation store and you’ll find a range of amazing deals on both bundles and games including the chance to get your hands on the new PS4 Slim and get some of the latest blockbusters like Battlefield, Uncharted 4 or Metal Gear Solid V.
500GB PlayStation 4 with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
o Deal price - £199.99
o Previous price - £299 (saving 33 %)
500GB PlayStation 4 with Watch_Dogs and Watchdogs 2
o Deal price - £199.99
o Previous price - £239 (saving 16 %)
1TB PlayStation 4 + Uncharted 4 (soft bundle)
o Deal price - £229.99
o Previous price - £289 (saving 20%)
1TB PlayStation 4 Chassis Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 2 Game Bundle (includes Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare remastered)
o Deal price - £229.99
o Previous price - £279 (saving 18%)
There are also a number of great deals as of this morning on the PlayStation Store including:
o Deal price - £32.99
o Previous price - £54.99 (saving 40%)
o Deal price - £36.99
o Previous price – £54.99 (saving 32%)
o Deal price - £24.99
o Previous price - £44.99 (saving 50%)
Watch Dogs® 2 - Deluxe Edition
o Deal price - £39.99
o Previous price - £54.99 (saving 27%)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
o Deal price - £24.99
o Previous price - £39.99 (saving 37%)
Need For Speed
o Deal price - £11.99
o Previous price - £39.99 (saving 70%)
God of War 3: Remastered
o Deal price - £9.49
o Previous price - £29.99 (saving 68%)
Metal Gear Solid V
o Deal price - £11.99
o Previous price - £24.99 (saving 52%)
Borderlands: Handsome collection
o Deal price - £44.99
o Previous price - £13.99 (saving 68%)
No official word yet on whether Game are holding their own Black Friday event yet.
Based on last year it seems entirely certain that the company will do at the very least a Black Friday sale and then potentially an additional sale on Cyber Monday.
Expect some incredibly low bundle prices on both the original Xbox One and PS4. Although if you’re really lucky you might be able to get some great deals on both the new PS4 Slim and the Xbox One S.
Argos are once again taking full advantage of Black Friday both online and in-store.
Black Friday deals and discounts will actually start on Friday 18 November and continue through to Friday 25 November.
To avoid any confusion or the general chaos that usually ensues Argos recommend that you order online and then ‘click and collect’.
- LG 43IN 43” full HD Smart LED TV at just £295
- LG 49IN 49” full HD Smart LED TV at just £349
- PS4 Slim 500GB Console with Uncharted 4 or FIFA 17 at just £199.99
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sewer Adventure Playset from £69.99 to just £39.99
- LEGO Friends Pop Star Tour Bus from £49.99 to just £17.49
- LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House Playset from £59.99 to just £29.99
- LEGO City Spaceport from £69.99 to just £34.99
- Philips Viva Air fryer with Rapid Air Technology from £99.99 to just £69.99
- Amazon Fire 7 Inch 8GB Tablet - Tangerine from £49.99 to just £29.99
- iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi 32GB – Silver from £239 to just £209
Black Friday opening times for John Lewis will be the same as normal in-store however its deals and discounts will go live on the site at midnight on Thursday 24 November.
John Lewis have said they’ll adapt their deals to their rivals so it will definitely pay to do some research if you’re looking to get a product in particular.
Hot UK Deals
Hot UK Deals is going to be your bible over Black Friday. This free to use public forum is where you can discover all the biggest and best discounts on everything from gadgets to drinks from Starbucks.
What’s even better is you can now take it on the move, the new free HUKD App on iTunes shows you everything while the powerful search engine lets you search ‘PS4’, ‘Smart TV’ and then stay updated on all the best deals as they come in. Rather than having 300 tabs open on Chrome, this app compiles it all into one place. Genius.
The phone retailer is offering a saving of £200 on the iPhone 6s, with a £59.99 up-front cost and £28 monthly contract.
Samsung devotees need not be disappointed, as a similar deal on the S7 handset also provides a £200 saving - with no up-front cost on a £24 per month Vodafone contract.
See more deals here.
That’s right, Apple has officially confirmed that it will be participating in Black Friday offering discounts and deals on the latest gadgets from iPhones to iPads.
Rather than offering money off their products Apple has decided to offer free gift cards along with some of their most popular products.
£20 Apple Gift Card
- Apple Watch Series 2 With Sport Band
- Apple TV
£40 Apple Gift Card
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6s Plus
£80 Apple Gift Card
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Mini 4
£120 Apple Gift Card
- MacBook Pro 13-inch
- MacBook Pro 15-inch
- MacBook Air
- Mac Pro