The ultimate Black Friday 2018 UK guide – what are the best deals so far?

Everything you need to know about one of the biggest shopping events of the year...

Black Friday

Welcome to Black Friday – which this year falls on 23rd November – a day of online (and offline) bargain hunting as retailers across the country slash prices on a whole host of products, particularly tech items like TVs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, games consoles, headphones, smart home appliances and more.

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And it doesn’t end here – deals will carry on across the weekend and into Cyber Monday on 26th November, as online shoppers look to pick up those pre-Christmas discounts.

Here’s our guide to all things Black Friday – including how and where to find the best deals in the UK…

Save up to £730 on 4K TVs

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  • Samsung 65NU7100 65-Inch Ultra HD Smart 4K TV – Charcoal Black (2018 Model) + FREE Amazon High-Speed 0.9M HDMI 2.0 cable £1,499, £769.00  – View deal
  • Sony Bravia KD55AF8BU 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV –£2,299, £1899 – View deal
  • Samsung The Frame (2018) Art Mode TV with No-Gap Wall Mount, 49″, Ultra HD Certified –£1,499, £1149 – View deal

Save up to £234 on smartphones

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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Single SIM 64GB 5.8-Inch Android UK Version Sim-Free Smartphone –£623.99£389.95 – View deal 
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Single SIM) 128 GB 6.4-Inch Android 8.1 –£899£799 – View deal
  • APPLE iPhone X – 64 GB –£899£799 – View deal

Save £100 on wireless Bluetooth headphones

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  • Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – £249.95, £149.99 – View deal
  • Master & Dynamic MH40 Over-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote for iOS – £349£249 – View deal
  • B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones – £249£149.25 – View deal

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Latest Black Friday deals by category

  • TVs – huge screens, 4K and curve TVs from Samsung, Philips, Panasonic, LG, Sony Bravia and more
  • Smart Home Tech – think Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Hive, with wi-fi connected thermostats and lights
  • Headphones – noise-cancelling, Bluetooth and wireless headphones from Beats by Dre, B&O, Sony, Bose and beyond
  • Laptops – from Macbooks to Microsoft Surfaces, all the latest laptop deals across a range of retailers
  • Gaming – PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and games including FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption II and Spider Man
  • Tablets – iPads, Kindle Fires, Samsung Tabs and Huawei’s Mediapad are all in the mix
  • Smartphones – discounts on the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and loads more, plus special deals from Carphone Warehouse
Philips 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart TV with HDR Plus and Ambilight 3-sided

Latest Black Friday deals by retailer

  • Amazon – Echos, Kindles and Fire Sticks of course, but also great deals on a range of TVs
  • Currys PC World – discounts on 4K TVs, VR, Nintendo Switch and Bluetooth headphones
  • John Lewis laptops, TVs, tablets, games consoles and kitchen appliances are all having their prices slashed
  • Argos – smartphone deals, including Motorola, Huawei and Sony Experia, plus smart watches, games consoles, TVs and tablets
  • AO.com – the electrical specialists have Roomba robot vacuum cleaners alongside home appliances and some great TV bargains
  • GAME – check here for Xbox, PS4 and Nintendo Switch console discounts, plus all the latest games
  • NOW TV – watch Sky TV and box sets without a subscription with great deals on passes from Sport to Cinema and beyond

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Why is it called Black Friday?

Customers pick up shopping carts containing Element Electronics 50-inch light-emitting diode (LED) high definition televisions at a Target Corp. store opening ahead of Black Friday in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. U.S. retailers will kick off holiday shopping earlier than ever this year as stores prepare to sell some discounted items at a loss in a battle for consumers. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

There are numerous urban legends surrounding the name. One theory goes that this is the day on which shops sell enough to become profitable for the year: getting out of the red and into the black. Another states that it’s tied into the financial crisis of 1869, when the US gold market collapsed, although this was actually a different ‘Black Friday’.

The real origin seems to be the Philadelphia police force, who were so fed up with the “irksome problem” of traffic jams caused by shoppers they christened the day “Black Friday”. Retailers always hated the name, wanting to swap it for the more positive ‘Big Friday’, but it stuck.

What predictions do you have for Black Friday 2018 deals?

Some of the best deals in 2018 involved consumer electronics, gaming, tablets, headphones, TVs, laptops and phones – although Black Friday deals are usually available across a broad spectrum of shopping from home and gardening to fashion, food and drink, gifts and beyond.

As tech and consumer electronics is so often at the heart of the deals, we predict big discounts across this sector, with online only retailers like Amazon leading the charge with deep discounts on their own products like Amazon Echo, Fire Tablets and beyond. We also predict huge deals on games systems like the Nintendo Switch, XBox and Playstation, big TV brands like Sony, Samsung and LG and headphones and speakers to name but a few.

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