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(Pocket-lint) - There's still some time before Black Friday and the Cyber Monday sales that follow, but that time will soon pass and we'll all be looking to get the best deals we can on a full range of new purchases.

The Black Friday sales now cover a period much longer than just the day, so it's worth being prepared as we're expecting the Black Friday deals to start appearing almost as soon as October is finished. 

This page is where we round up the best Black Friday UK deals for you right here including offers from all the major retailers such as Amazon, Currys PC World, John Lewis, AO and Argos.

What are Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Originally a US-only event, Black Friday has stretched across the pond and to other regions too. It's a single day in November, the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, where retailers heavily discount thousands of items in the build-up to Christmas.

Many retailers now start their Black Friday deals early, meaning that the Black Friday period can last for the entire second half of November. Retailers like to make the most of the opportunity to sell more products in an ever-more competitive market. 

Black Friday is followed by Cyber Monday. Originally this saw online sales following the store sales, but now it's very much part of the big sale season, falling on the Monday after Black Friday.

When is Black Friday 2021?

  • 26 November 2021

Black Friday is officially Friday 26 November 2021 and Cyber Monday will be on Monday 29 November 2021.

We expect the sales to being well before these dates however.

Currys PC World reported six orders per second during Black Friday 2020, and during the first 16 hours of Black Friday 2019, Amazon UK says its customers ordered more than 180,000 video games and accessories, over 170,000 kitchen products while the best-selling tech was its own products, Phillips Hue Smart Bulbs, Sony's wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 speaker, Sonos One as well as the Shark Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner. The Nintendo Switch also sold well - trends we expect to continue in 2021.

We will be updating highlighted deals across retailers and brands as and when they go live, both in the buildup to Black Friday, the day itself and throughout Cyber Monday.

Direct links to retailer pages

If you've already got an idea of what you want to buy, here are direct links to the retailers with some of the best deals.

  • Amazon UK - Ideal for discounts on Amazon devices 
  • AO.com - Great deals on tech
  • Argos - Tech and toy discounts
  • Carphone Warehouse - Usually offers some strong phone deals
  • Currys - Broad technology discounts 
  • GAME - It's all about gaming and bundles
  • John Lewis - Often matches other online retailers for deals
  • Very.co.uk - Some surprising deals land at Very

Our curated articles pick out the best tech deals we can find. We aren't going to waste your time highlighting rubbish deals, non-bargains on dodgy TVs, underpowered laptops or terrible phones. Sadly that's not the case on some other sites who just post up any deal they can to fill their deal pages even if it's a bad deal or a bad product.

To help you find what you're looking for, just tap on the link below and you'll jump to that section.

Amazon devices | Bluetooth speakers | Chromebooks | Headphones | Laptops | Smartphones | Smartwatches | Tablets and Kindle | TVs

The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals we saw in 2020

Amazon devices

• Ring Video Doorbell 3 is £60 off - just £119.99: Here's a great video doorbell sale on Amazon-owned Ring's high-end model. View the Amazon deal here.

• New Ring Video Doorbell is £30 off - just £59.99: The entry-level Ring Doorbell is now available at a great price. View the Amazon deal here.

• Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen): save £21.00, now £18.99 (was £39.99). With the new spherical Echo's out, there's lots of discount to be had on the previous hockey puck-shaped model. It's now less than half price. View the Echo Dot discount on Amazon. 

• Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen): save £21.00, now £28.99 (was £49.99). If only the latest and greatest will do, you can still get a good amount of discount on the latest Dot too. Check out the deal on Amazon. 

• Amazon Echo Studio: save £30.00, now £159.99 (was £189.99). Echo Studio is the biggest and best-sounding Echo with five speakers, Dolby Atmos technology with 3D music and a built in smarthome hub. Check out the offer on Amazon. 

Bluetooth speakers

• Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker: save £100.00, now £199.00 (was £299.00). Marshall's amps are iconic, and its Bluetooth speakers take full advantage of that retro rock history. Stanmore II features Bluetooth 5.0, aptX and both RCA and 3.5mm inputs for analogue music sources. See the discount at John Lewis. 

• Denon Home 250 wireless speaker: save £120.00, now £328.00 (was £449). Denon makes some of the finest sounding advanced wireless speakers. The Home 250 features two tweeters, two woofers and a passive bass cone plus streaming support and Apple AirPlay 2. Check the Denon discount on Amazon.

• Ultimate Ears Megaboom speaker: save £50.82, now £74.99 (was £125.81). For a bigger Ultimate Ears speaker with bigger sound, the 360-degree Megaboom is a great choice. It offers waterproof design and a 20-hour battery. Check out the Megaboom on Amazon. 

• Bose Home Speaker 300: save £50.00, now £199.00 (was £249.00). Bose's 300 series smart speaker is very popular choice these days for those who want a versatile wireless speaker for their home. It features Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and voice control support from Google Assistant and Alexa. Plus, it sounds great. See the deal at John Lewis. 

• JBL PartyBox 100 (black): save £60, now £189 (was £249). JBL's PartyBox 100 is big, loud and perfect for indoor our outdoor gatherings. You even get something of a light show thanks to a couple of RGB rings. Check out the discount at Richer Sounds. 


• Asus C523 15.6-inch Chromebook - now £279, £50 off (was £329): Powered by Intel Celeron and with 64 GB eMMC, and 4GB RAM, this is a robust and fairly light - 1.2kg - Chromebook for everyday basic use. Check out the Asus C523 deal at Currys

• Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook - now £399: A 14-inch 2 in 1 Laptop with a mid-range Intel Core i3 plus 64GB of storage - if you need more power check out the Windows versions below. Get this Lenovo deal from Currys PC World

• Asus Chromebook Flip C436FA 14-nch Full HD touchscreen laptop  - now £799.99, save £200 (was £999.99): An absolute cracking deal on a top-end Chromebook - Intel i5-10210U, 8GB RAM, 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. Check it out at Amazon UK or John Lewis


• Bowers and Wilkins PX7 noise-cancelling headphones: save £70, now £279 (was £349.99). The PX7 is simply one of the nicest pairs of noise-cancelling headphones on the market, and for Black Friday you'll pay far less than the usual retail price. See the PX7 offer on Amazon. 

• Sony WH1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones: save £19.15, now £219.00 (was £238.15). One of the best pairs of noise-cancelling headphones, offering advanced noise-cancelling and great sound. It's available on a limited time deal. See the discount on Amazon. 

• Beats Studio 3 Wireless in Defiant Black-Red: save £70.00, now £149.95 (was £259.00). Still arguably Beats' finest pair of over-ear consumer headphones, and now an absolute bargain if you choose the black and red colourway. Other colours are also discounted. See the Studio 3 deal at Amazon. 

• AirPods Pro: save £50.00, now £198.00 (was £249.00). AirPods Pro aren't brand-spanking-new anymore, and so it's about time for a bit of discount. You can now get the latest ANC in-ears for a great price. Check out the deal on Amazon. 

• AirPods 2 with regular charging case: save £34.51, now £124.49 (was £159.00). With AirPods Pro now being a real thing, the second-generation AirPods are no longer the hot new thing, but that doesn't mean they're not super convenient for iPhone users. Sound is decent, and the AirPods are reliable and so user friendly. See the offer on Amazon.


• Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3-inch 2-in-1 -   now £659, save £240 (was £899): Save an absolute whopper on this 2019 edition Surface Pro 7 with quad-core Core i5. It really is a steal. Check out the Surface Pro deal at Amazon UK.

• Asus Chromebook Flip C436FA 14-nch Full HD touchscreen laptop  - now £799.99, save £200 (was £999.99): An absolute cracking deal on a top-end Chromebook - Intel i5-10210U, 8GB RAM, 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. Check it out at Amazon UK or John Lewis

• Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 3.5-inch - now £1,349, save £200 (was £1,549): If you've been after a Surface Laptop 3 then now's the time - Amazon has a bunch of offers on the 2019 model with some excellent hardware. This particular version features  Intel's 10th Gen Quad Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and, of course, Windows 10. Check out the Surface Laptop 3 at Amazon UK.


• Apple iPhone 11 (renewed), 64GB, now £580: Renewed 2019 iPhone 11, a great phone at a cheaper price. View offer on Amazon.

 Google Pixel 4a 5G, 128GB, now £449 (save £50): It's brand new, offers the same power as the Pixel 5 and the same camera as the Pixel 5, with a larger display and a cheaper price. See the deal at Amazon.

 Google Pixel 4a, 64GB, now £319 (save £30): The Pixel 4a is a great compact mid-ranger with a class-leading camera and now a cheaper price. View the discount at John Lewis.

• Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, 128GB, now £599 (save £100): The flagship phone that's not flagship price - our pick of the S20 family - the 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 version. View deal at John Lewis.

 Samsung Galaxy S20, 128GB, now £649 (save £250): Samsung's 2020 flagship with a big reduction - a great phone with a great camera. See the deal from John Lewis.

 OnePlus Nord 5G, 256GB, now £419 (save £50): The Nord is a Snapdragon 765 phone with 5G, a great build and display - but much cheaper than a flagship phone. View deal on John Lewis.

Smartwatches including Apple Watch

• Apple Watch Series 5 44mm GPS & Cellular, now £399.99 (save £129.01): Last-gen Watch 5 offers pretty much everything you need, now at a lower price for this aluminium model. View the offer on Amazon UK.

• Apple Watch SE 44mm GPS, now £285, save £14 (was £299): The Watch SE is one of the newer Apple Watches, launched alongside the Series 6 but missing a couple of features like the always on display. View the deal on Amazon.

• Fossil Gen 5, now £149, save £130 (was £279): The Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch runs Wear OS and works with Android and iPhone devices. It has built in heart rate, NFC and a speaker. View the deal on Amazon

 Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, save £37, now £375 (was £412): The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is the latest smartwatch from Samsung and it is a lovely device with lots of great features. View the offer on John Lewis.

 Huawei Watch GT2, now £109, save £90.99 (was £199.99): The Huawei Watch GT2 is a sporty, slim smartwatch with water resistance, GPS tracking and heart rate monitoring. View the offer on Amazon.

 Garmin Fenix 6, now £359, save £170 (was £529.99): The Fenix 6 is Garmin's top-of-the-range sports devices, offering advanced metrics for all types of sports but really focused on outdoors adventurers. View the deal on Amazon.

• Garmin Instinct, now £169, was £269.99 (save £100.99): A Garmin sports watch designed for the active outdoors - in a range of colours. View offer at Amazon.


Apple iPad Air 2020 64GB with Cellular, now £672.97, was £716.00: Amazon has got a decent discount on the brand-new iPad Air, which won't likely see too many other deals - View this offer on Amazon UK.

Apple 10.2" iPad, now £379.00, down from £449.00: This is a great discount on Apple's standard iPad - View this offer at Curry's PC World.

Apple iPad mini (2019) 64GB - now £377, was £399: This is a modest reduction, but the mini is rarely discounted so it's worth jumping on - View this deal at Curry's UK

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite - now £296.00, was £349.00: This is a great discount on the Wi-Fi version of the tablet - View this deal at Amazon UK

Fire 7 now £34.99, was £49.99 (save £15): Amazon's cheapest tablet gets a crazy discount. Available in 16 or 32GB sizes, this 7-inch tablet is great for those who don't want to spend big. See the deal on Amazon UK.

Fire HD 8 now £54.99, was £89.99 (save £35): The Fire HD 8 has a good size of display and comes in 32 or 64GB storage options. It has plenty of power and good speakers, great for entertainment on the move. Get this deal on Amazon UK.

Fire HD 10 now £89.99, was £149.99 (save £60): The Fire HD 10 was updated in 2019 to make it more powerful, with a faster processor and a move to USB-C for faster charging. It offers a great 10-inch full HD display, so it's perfect for watching movies on long flights with its 12 hour battery life. View this deal on Amazon UK.

Kindle Oasis (2019) now £169.99 (save £60): The latest Oasis is waterproof, has an adaptive front light and changes hue to match the room. It's slim, light, while also having a 7-inch display, larger than the other Kindles. It's a premium reading experience. Click here to see this deal at Amazon UK.


• Samsung 43-inch H8505, now £679 (save £170). This LED backlit 4K set is all about brightness. Check out the deal at Currys PC World

• Philips 43-inch PUS7505, now £289 (save 15%). Perhaps you're looking for a 2020 TV to act as a gaming monitor. This current-gen 43in set from Philips has Ambilight to expand the image beyond the frame. And there's 15 per cent off. Bag this bargain at Currys PC World

 Samsung 55-inch Q85T QLED, now £899 (save £400). A great Samsung TV, pushing 4K HDR with a healthy discount. View the offer here

• Philips 55-inch OLED+935, now £1,699 (save £300). The top-end 2020 set from Philips is gorgeous to look at, complete with Ambilight for added dynamism. Exclusive deal to Currys PC World

• Panasonic 65-inch HX580, now £679 (save £220). Panasonic's 4K LED TV brings crisp pictures and a high refresh rate - at a low price. See the deal at Amazon

• Samsung 65-inch Q80T, now £1299 (save £500). Hitting the sweet spot of its QLED range, this set is very fairly priced and has super picture quality. Check out the deal at Currys PC World

Tips for bagging a Black Friday bargain

PriceSpy has the below tips for consumers looking to get the best deals this Black Friday. 

1. Check out the competition

The first thing to check is if an offer really is as good as it sounds. Is the same TV available at an even better price elsewhere? 

2. See through the 'normal price' bluff

Shops often dress discounts up to look bigger than they are. They do this by raising the price shortly before the sale and then compare the sale price to this elevated standard price. 

3. Compare the features

If shoppers don’t know exactly what they want, it’s common to just buy up the biggest bargains during a sale. However, they may not be getting the best deal. Be sure to compare product features and characteristics of similar models.

4. Preparation is key

Create a wish-list of products and try not to deviate from it too much. A good price on something you don’t need is not a bargain. Setting price alerts will notify shoppers as soon as the prices drop, so they don’t miss the boat.

5. It's not just gadgets

A lot of people still associate Black Friday with electronics. This is no longer the case. In fact, a diverse range of shops discount their products. Last year, PriceSpy saw an average saving of 15 per cent off its home and garden category.

Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published on 18 November 2014.