Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain. Whether you like looking for them or not is an entirely different matter, but getting something for less money than you would normally pay is a difficult thing to complain about.
Luckily for those of you who don't like looking, we are here to help and there is no better time for us to lend a hand than Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday is now here, 27 November, while Cyber Monday is on 30 November and there are plenty of deals to be had.
If you are US-based, you can read the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in our separate feature, while here we are concentrating on the best deals in the UK. Keep checking back as we will update this feature as soon as we hear of anymore deals. Good luck and try not to throw things at any computers or push any humans in the process of getting your bargain.
Amazon ran daily deals in the week running up to Black Friday with discounts on various products from Kindles to TVs and the deals continue for today until 23:59.
At time of writing, there was £10 off the Fire TV Stick with Voice, £30 off the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and you could get your hands on an Xbox One for £229. There is also up to £70 off the British Gas Hive Active Heating 2 smart heating system and good deals on Aukey accessories.
Argos started its Black Friday event early 20 November and will continue the deals until 1 December. There are daily deals available but once they are gone, they are gone so be sure to keep checking the site.
Boots is offering a number of deals for Black Friday through to Cyber Monday. There is 55 per cent off the Braun Waterflex electric shaver, as well as 55 per cent off the Braun Series 5 5040, among other deals on electrical and tech through to beauty and fragrance.
Carphone Warehouse launched a 10-day Black Tag event offering limited deals until 07.59 on 1 December, which includes savings on selected smartphones, contracts and offers on PAYG and SIM-free.
Some of the deals available include a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 for £22 a month with no upfront cost or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for £50 upfront, followed by £32.49 a month. You can also pick up a 16GB Apple iPhone 6S for £50 upfront with a £32.49 a month contract.
Currys and PC World has been running a 10-day event with offers on a range of devices from TVs and computing to small and large appliances.
Some of the deals at the time of writing include savings of at least £30 on any iPad, a Bose Soundlink Mini II speaker for £139.95 and 10 per cent off all large black kitchen appliances.
eBay has a special section on its site for Black Friday deals. There are several sections from electronics to tablets and computing, each of which has a number of deals. You'll find a PS4 with Star Wars Battlefront an FIFA 16 for £268.99, as well as an Apple iPad Air for £249.
EE has a number of deals going on for Black Friday including the Samsung Galaxy S6 for £9.99 upfront and £34.99 a month contract, as well as half price pay as you go phones.
John Lewis has a commitment to "Never Knowingly Undersold" so, as the site points out it has to "match competitors' prices all year round". The advantage with John Lewis is that it offers after care and often guaranteed cover for five years for many products, which is ideal for big gadgets like TVs or laptops.
The HotUKDeals site is home to deals all year round but during Black Friday and Cyber Monday they can get white hot. It's worth popping to the site to see what deals users have found.
Game has a number of deals on its site. At the time of writing, you could get your hands on a PS4 with Unchartered, FIFA 16 and NOW TV for £249.99, or an Xbox One with three games from £229.99.
For those after indoor or outdoor LED lighting, LEDHut is offering 30 per cent off from 27 November to 30 November with the code BF30 from 27 November to 29 November and CM30 on 30 November.
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Marks & Spencer is also on the Black Friday bandwagon and although there isn't that much technology on its site, you can pick up the Fitbit Charge HR for £66.49, which is a 30 per cent saving. There are plenty of other deals too so it's worth looking just in case you stumble across something else you might want, like a case of champagne that has 50 per cent off.
Mobiles.co.uk did some great Black Friday deals last year and the same is happening this year. The site has been running deals from 24 November and will continue to until 30 November with 48-hour offers and voucher deals, along with free gifts with contracts. At the time of writing there was £50 off the upfront cost for the 64GB Apple iPhone 6S with a 24-month £37.49 a month contract.
O2 is doing something a little different for Black Friday this year by running what it is calling Price Crash alongside other deals. Throughout the day on 27 November, new devices will be added to Price Crash and prices will start to tumble. Once a price reaches what you are willing to pay, you can stop the crash and buy it immediately. There are no reserve prices in place, but you will need to keep your nerve. It could potentially mean you end up paying £1 for the HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 apparently.
The network is also offering a number of other deals on various devices.
Selfridges is offering 20 per cent off "your Christmas shopping" and 10 per cent off beauty and fragrance from 26 November to 29 November. You'll need the code SELFCCE for online or the barcode for in store.
TalkTalk is offering a number of deals for Black Friday from 26 November to 30 November. There will be a deal for free 18 months unlimited broadband with half price line rental for 12 months as well as a deal for half price unlimited broadband, TV and calls with half price line rental. There will also be SIM, mobile and tablet deals.
Tesco has a countdown time on its dedicated Black Friday site so again, we will have to wait to find out what the supermarket giant will offer. You can see the latest offers however, as well as register as a new customer to make sure you're ready to go when the clock hits zero.
Three has announced it will be offering a number of deals from 27 November to 30 November. Highlights include £121 off the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, £125 off the Samsung Galaxy S6 and £159 off the Sony Xperia Z5. There will also be savings on Motorola Moto Maker and selfie sticks for £5.50.
Vodafone will be taking part in Black Friday but it also has some deals running throughout 26 November too, including up to 30 per cent off a range of devices online and in store. For example, you can pick up a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for £9 upfront on a 24-month contract for £29 a month, which saves you £240.
Dyson, manufacturer of high-end vacuums, lighting, driers and fans will be slashing prices for Black Friday. With savings of up to £150 and deals across ranges there's plenty to choose from. The Dyson cordless V6 Total Clean vacuum is £151 off from £430 down to £279, for example.
For those after a Minecraft wearable this Christmas, Gameband is offering £30 off the Redstone and Diamond devices between 27 November and 30 November, while stocks last. It means the Gameband + Minecraft wearable will cost £34.99.
Honor is offering a flash sale promotion through its commerce platform - vMall - whereby you can sign up to receive up to a £40 coupon. The discount coupon can then be redeemed on 27 November only for selected Honor smartphones including the new Honor 7. The flash sale will start at 9:30am on Friday 27 November and last until supplies run out.
HP has a number of deals running on its site, but as with many, once they are gone, they are gone. At the time of writing, there was a 32GB HP Stream 11 for £149 and a HP 15 laptop for £349, among others. Be sure to make a note of the e-voucher code before hitting shop now.
HTC has a number of deals for Black Friday, meaning you can save a bundle on some of the latest phones. The HTC One A9 can be snapped up with no upfront cost, saving you £200, for example. It's worth noting that these are deals from other retailers, but if you're an HTC fan, it's worth a glance.
Motorola Black Friday deals start at 13:00 on 25 November and they will run until 23:59 on 30 November. The deals will span huge savings across a range of its devices including the 32GB Nexus 6 for £250 and the 64GB model for £310, as well as the Moto E for £69.99 and the Moto X Play 32GB for £259.
Noble Audio claims it will be having its "blackest ever Black Friday" with 20 per cent off all in-ear monitors plus a free Noble Audio BTS Bluetooth adaptor (worth £50) while stocks last.
The company has said this year's event will be the biggest in its history and will include some of Noble's new models such as the Savant, the just-launched K10 Aluminium and the new custom-fit 3D-printed SLA range. The event will run from 27 November to 30 November.
Case manufacturer Nodus Collection is offering 25 per cent off from 27 November to 30 November. It has a number of cases for iPhones and iPads including its Access Case in a variety of options.
From the evening of Wednesday, 25 November, Nvidia is offering 35 per cent off its Nvidia Shield Android TV, dropping the price to £119.99 for Black Friday. That also includes the game controller and free remote control, which the company added to the package recently. Considering it's one of the few steaming boxes capable of outputting 4K content at 60 frames per second, that's quite a deal. It ends on 29 November.
In addition, Nvidia has slashed the prices of some of the games on its GeForce Now cloud gaming service, with up to 75 per cent off titles to buy and keep, including Saints Row IV and Metro Last Light Redux.
OnePlus will be getting rid of the invite system for its OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X smartphones from 27 November to 30 November, meaning you will be able to get your hands on the devices much more easily. The company will also be debuting its latest product - the OnePlus Icons - and it will be offering 90 per cent off OnePlus One accessories and 10 per cent off OnePlus 2 accessories.
Roku is doing a deal on its Streaming Stick on Black Friday, allowing anyone with a dumb TV to make it smart for £29.99 instead of £49.99. The deal will be available on 27 November only.
Samsung is offering a number of deals from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Early Access is now open but you'll need to register or login to view the deals. Offers will be added daily so it is worth filling in a few details to see what's there. Currently there is £100 off the Galaxy Note 4 and a bundle deal on the Gear S2 smartwatch when you buy two.
While it isn't a specific Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal, Sonos is currently offering money off when you buy two Play:1 speakers. The two-room starter set is available for a limited time only and will cost you £299 instead of £338.
Tado is offering 10 per cent off all its products from 27 November to 29 November using the code BLACK10.
Withings is offering up to 60 per cent off some of its products on 27 November. The Smart Body Analyzer is £97.46, while the Activite Pop has been slashed to £89.96 and the normal Activite to £240. All the devices, except the new Activite Steel have been reduced for the day.
If you are after a smarthome camera this Christmas then Y-cam is offering a number of deals across its HomeMonitor HDS camera range. The prices range from £99.99 to £260.99 thanks to savings between 23 per cent and 35 per cent. The deals will be valid from 27 November to 29 November.