Now Amazon Prime Day has been and gone, we turn our focus to Black Friday 2019. And yes, the festival of pre-Christmas deals is only three months away.
As ever, we’ll round up the best UK deals for you on this page including offerings from all the major retailers including Amazon UK, Currys PC World, John Lewis, AO and Argos.
Our curated list picks out the best tech deals without any of the dross, so you won’t find non-bargains on dodgy TVs, underpowered laptops or terrible phones on Pocket-lint – unlike some other sites who just post up anything they can find to make a quick buck.
In the US? Check out our US Black Friday deals page
Below are quick links straight to the Black Friday deals pages for the top retailers, just in case you’re looking for something that we haven’t covered.
Here’s everything you need to know about Black Friday 2019 in the UK.
When are Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019?
Black Friday is Friday 29 November 2019. Cyber Monday is Monday 2 December 2019.
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 is a day in November, the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, where retailers heavily discount thousands of items in the build-up to Christmas.
It lasts an entire day traditionally, but some retailers start their Black Friday deals early, including Amazon in the US and Amazon UK, which often starts its sales period a week beforehand. Black Friday is followed by Cyber Monday – an online event the Monday after that essentially carries on the bargains for an extra day.
In reality, the bargains can begin up to a week before Black Friday and carry on until the end of November with retailers making the most of the opportunity to sell more products in an ever-more competitive market.
What are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals?
There are deals across so many areas. On Pocket-lint we round them up by category to help you find what you’re looking for. Here’s where you’ll be able to find all the deals – we’ll expand this section quite drastically in the lead-up to the day itself.
Amazon said that last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday were its biggest days ever.
Last year’s big sellers were the Amazon Echo Dot, an AncestryDNA genetic testing kit, Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker and Bose’s QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones.
Which retailers offer Black Friday UK deals?
Amazon UK runs deals throughout the year but last year staged its “biggest ever” Black Friday sale across 10 days. There were some super bargains on offer.
Argos runs deals all through the year, but Black Friday is a time to get something special. There are great bargains on tablets, TVs and games consoles but there are cheaper goods to be had in almost every category it covers.
Carphone Warehouse always offers a range of deals on mobile devices, tablets and accessories. It runs its Black Friday bargains for 24 hours, both instore and online.
Currys PC World runs deals throughout the year and Black Friday is no exception when it has some super offers available.
eBay is the land of deals for many, be that new from store outlets, or from individuals who have something that you want, but they don’t. Traditionally, there a full range of deals available through eBay, and although they haven’t specifically been positioned as Black Friday deals, it’s always worth looking. Games consoles, in particular, were very cheap last year.
EE’s Black Friday usually takes the form of some major deals on handsets, although you can also get bargains on price plans and PAYG deals too.
John Lewis has a commitment to be “Never Knowingly Undersold” so, as the site points out, it has to “match competitors’ prices”. The advantage with John Lewis is that it offers aftercare and often guaranteed cover for five years for many products, which is ideal for big gadgets like TVs or laptops.
Game starts pushing a range of offers on consoles and games early, but you can expect some even bigger deals come Black Friday.
Mobiles.co.uk is part of the Dixons Carphone group and a strong competitor when it comes to price. It will have some great offers on the day.
O2 isn’t a big Black Friday participant but could be tempted to offer some major discounts this year considering its competitors will.
TalkTalk’s recent Black Friday deals included a TalkTalk Fast Broadband package for £19.95 a month.
Tesco’s Black Friday deals usually last a week or so.
Three always has something planned for Black Friday.
Vodafone will be taking part in Black Friday, we expect.
Dyson always slashes prices for Black Friday.
Samsung always offers plenty of bargains across its online store. There’s no indication that this year will be any different.
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.
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