Black Friday is coming on 24th November, and it’s time to get ready to shop. We haven’t been doing Black Friday for as long as the Americans, but when Amazon introduced us to Black Friday deals in 2010, we took to the bargains straight away. Since then, Black Friday and its sister event, Cyber Monday, have been growing in popularity. That means more deals in more places. But where are the best Black Friday deals this year?
While it’s hard to say for sure which retailers are going to offer the best deals on any specific products this year, we can look at last year’s discounts to get a good idea of where to look.
Currys PC World for TVs
Last year, Currys PC World knocked more than 30% off two outstanding televisions, the Sony Bravia Smart Ultra HD 49in TV and the Samsung Smart 4K Ultra HD 55in TV. Both of those went from being over £1000 to well under with the Black Friday discounts. This year, you may see similar discounts on the fanciest 4K HDR smart TVs, since last year’s deals went down so well. You might get last year’s models for even less, if you don’t need the latest TV technology.
Boots for beauty sets
Boots loves discounting its soap and beauty sets around Black Friday, so this year should be no exception. You can expect deals of up to 50% off, which is great when it comes to the bigger ticket items. Last year, for example, Boots priced a £50 Soap and Glory set at £25 for Black Friday, and it looks like they’ll be doing something similar again this year.
Printerinks.com for ink cartridge deals
This Black Friday Printerinks.com are slashing their already low prices on printer ink, toner and more! On Friday 24th November, you can get the Black Friday deals you expect from high street retailers, without having to fight through the high street crowds. Plus, if you sign up here, Printerinks will keep you updated on Black Friday deals – and their future sales and offers, too.
Harrods for premium fashion
It’s not very often that the highest end labels offer discounts, but Harrod’s has been bucking that trend with some good deals around Black Friday. If you’ve been eyeing a designer handbag or want to get some great fashions for just a little bit less, Harrod’s is your best bet.
Amazon for Lightening Deals
Since Amazon brought Black Friday to our shores, you’d expect them to really go all out for the event, and they do. They offer deals across their massive range of products, and many of the individual marketplace sellers do, too. But the very best deals happen on a rolling basis on Black Friday and Cyber Monday themselves, in the form of Lightning Deals. These are exceptionally big discounts, offered on a limited stock for a very short period. Still, Amazon make it easy to take advantage of the deals without wasting your whole day watching out for them. You can set alerts that will let you know when the item you want is on sale.
John Lewis for price matching
John Lewis doesn’t officially “do” Black Friday, but they do offer great discounts across their range of products, especially their electricals. That said, they also honour their “Never Knowingly Undersold” policy on that weekend, so if you find a great deal, you can get it matched there.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been great for British shoppers for many reasons. It’s great, for example, having a semi-official start to the holiday shopping season that can only be pushed back so far. It’s also good for the economy: last year we spent £5.8 billion between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s also brilliant knowing that soon, we’ll be able to get our loved ones the gifts they want most, without blowing out our bank accounts. And seeing the looks on their faces without the fear of a year’s worth of debt? That might be the best gift of all.