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Very kicks off Black Friday 2021: top deals from today’s sale

Very has launched its first round of Black Friday deals – here's our pick of the best early technology discounts you can buy right now.

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After pledging that this year’s Black Friday sale will be “better and more exciting than ever before”, Very launched its first round of Black Friday deals early and are hot competition for the likes of Amazon and John Lewis and Partners on the tech front.

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TVs, Apple MacBooks, smartwatches, projectors, soundbars, fitness trackers and more are reduced.

You can now save a massive £170 on the Garmin Forerunner 645, now £179.99, which is a great running companion, and there’s also a whopping £320 saving to be had on this year’s Samsung 75-inch AU9000 4K TV, dropping from £1299 to £979.

There are further drops on TVs including the Samsung 65-inch Q80A 4K TV which features a whopping £800 saving at its new price of £999. And the LG55-inch C14LB OLED 4K TV is now £1159 (Save £540 or 32%).

The deals landscape is incredibly competitive this year and that can be overwhelming. However, our experts have been price tracking products across retailers against the recommended retailer prices (RRP) so that we only bring you the most honest opportunities to save.

We will be updating this page regularly during both Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021, helping you make massive savings.

On its website, Very has a dedicated Black Friday section that promises discounts on a range of brands, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Samsung, Shark and more. It says there will be “hundreds more amazing deals on all your favourite brands” during the sales, noting that signing up for a Very account speeds up the checkout process.

Looking for the latest offers? Head to our live Cyber Monday deals coverage.

Today’s top Very Black Friday deals

Nokia XR20 5G 64GB | £399.99 £329.99 (save £70 or 18%)

Nokia XR20

What’s the deal: £70 off a modern-day phone and adventure-companion

Why we chose it: ‘Built to last’; a boast that not all phones can live up to these days. However, Nokia says that its XR20 can survive being dropped from a two metre height thanks in part to its shock-absorbing sides. IP68 water resistance and Victus Gorilla glass also boost its robustness.

Google Nest Audio | £89.99 £64.99 (save £25 or 27%)

Google Nest Audio deals

What’s the deal: For a contemporary looking smart home speaker, save £25 on this Google Nest now.

Why we chose it: This Google nest’s enclosure is made from 70% recycled plastic. Although it should be 100%, it’s an unusual credential to see with smart home appliances so hopefully other major brands will follow suit. This Nest adapts to your environment so whatever the music, it always sounds good.

De’Longhi Elitta bean-to-cup coffee machine ECAM44.660.B | £899 £449.99 (save £450 or 49%)

De'Longhi Elitta bean-to-cup coffee machine ECAM44.660.B

What’s the deal? It’s one of the biggest we’ve seen so far this Black Friday. Get the De’Longhi Elitta bean-to-cup coffee machine for almost half-price.

Why did we choose it? There are a few advantages to having your own coffee machine; barista-style coffees from your own kitchen, saving on the cost of buying whilst you’re out and about and autonomy over your preferred blend and grind of beans. This De’Longhi offers a hands-off process and will make you fresh coffee at the touch of a button.

Sage Barista Express Espresso coffee machine + temperature control milk jug | £629.99 £549 (save £80.99 or 12%)

Sage Express Espresso coffee machine + temperature control milk jug

What’s the deal: Get a free temperature controlled milk jug with Sage’s hands-on espresso machine, reduced by 12%

Why we chose it: Sage is well known for its contemporary coffee machines, packed with power, sleekly designed with good-quality components and offering the user good adjustability over aspects like the grind level of beans and milk steaming. Plus with this one from Very, you get a milk steamer just thrown in.

Garmin Forerunner 645 GPS Watch | £349.99 £179.99 (Save £170 or 49%)

Garmin Forerunner 645

What’s the deal: A saving of nearly 50% on this Garmin Forerunner brings the price down from £349.99 to £179.99.

Why we chose it: Garmin is one of the leading brands in smart wearables. A great choice for fitness enthusiasts, the Forerunner 645 allows you to track a variety of activities, from running, cycling, swimming, strength training and more. The battery lasts up to 7 days, and you can also make contactless payments.

Samsung HW-A550 2.1ch Soundbar | £329.99 £198 (Save £131.99 or 40%)

Samsung HW-A550

What’s the deal: A solid saving of £131.99 makes this once £329.99 soundbar now just £198; a great option for gamers.

Why we chose it: Packed with useful features, this Samsung offers deeper bass thanks to the included subwoofer. Automatically optimise the sound, whether you’re watching an intense drama, enjoying a sports match with friends or playing a game and want to make the most of the sound effects.

LG 75-inch UP75006LC 4K TV | £1099 £729 (Save £370 or 33%)

LG 75-inch UP75006LC

What’s the deal: A fantastic £370 saving on this 75-inch, 4K Ultra HD, LG Smart TV – bringing the price from £1099 to £729.

Why we chose it: Whether you’re a film lover or you’re just looking to make the most of the TV you watch, this LG Smart TV comes with LG’s AI Sound, which puts you right in the centre of the action. Plus, filmmaker mode adds depth to any film you’re watching.

Hisense 43-inch A7GQTUK, QLED 4K TV | £549 £398 (Save £151 or 28%)

Hisense 43-inch A7GQTUK

What’s the deal: This QLED, 43-inch Hisense Smart TV currently has a huge £151 off. Usually priced at £549, this model is now available for £398.

Why we chose it: This is a generous saving on a TV that offers fantastic picture quality thanks to 4K Ultra HD resolution and Hisense’s Quantum Dot technology. Enjoy an immersive experience with Dolby Atmos and super smooth programming with Smooth Motion. For day to day use, this TV has Freeview Play built-in.

Shark Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with Anti-hair wrap | £349 £179 (Save £170 or 48%)

Shark Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

What’s the deal: This Cordless vacuum with anti hair-wrap technology and a DuoClean floorhead is almost half price. Normally £349, snap it up for £179.

Why we chose it: Ideal for pet owners and allergy sufferers, this Shark cordless vacuum traps dust and allergens inside the vacuum. It’s flexible, allowing you to clean under sofas, chairs, tables and much more, without having to bend down. This model runs for up to 40-minutes, offering plenty of charge to do the whole house or quickly clean up messes.

More Very Black Friday deals

There are also a variety of tech deals available separately from Black Friday promotions:

For more, shop the full Very tech clearance section.

When does the Very Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday savings will officially launch on the 26th of November, with Cyber Monday following just afterwards on the 29th. However, we’re already seeing bargains well ahead of these dates, as many retailers will like to get started early in order to attract more customers to their sites.

What full Black Friday deals can you expect at Very this year?

Very – formerly known as Littlewoods Direct – has a track record of offering some good Black Friday savings. As an online-only retailer, the sale marks a key moment in its calendar, and competitive reductions are often offered as a result.

For those particularly targeting Apple products, the release of the iPhone 13 means there may be some great offers on the prior iPhone 12 handsets this year. Check out our full Black Friday iPhone deals page for the latest news on Apple phones.

The Google Pixel 6 series is also out now (here’s our Google Pixel 6 Pro review), so it’s also possible we will see discounts on the previous Google Pixel 5 model. Apple has just released the new AirPods 3, so it’s a great time to buy the AirPods 2.

How to find a great Very Black Friday deal

First off, though, make sure you’ve got some targets in mind. There will be so many offers across Black Friday and Cyber Monday that it pays to plan ahead.

So, is it a new TV you’ve got your eye on? Are you finally going to bag that elusive games console? Or, do you need a phone upgrade? Why not do some shopping on the website ahead of time and add it to your online basket well in advance.

Once you’ve set your targets, it’s worth setting a budget and doing a little research. Take a look at our best smartphone, best budget laptops, best wireless earbuds and best soundbars guides for some inspiration on the best products to buy.

Very is a very diverse retailer with a wide range of products on offer. While our focus – as always – is on the site’s tech offering, there’s also a great range of options that could be ideal for Christmas gifts, including homeware, beauty products and toys.

  • Shop around: Check in with a variety of retailers to ensure you get the best deals. Black Friday is a competitive period for retailers, and they will compete with each other through the discounts they offer – meaning better saves for you. Be sure to check multiple sites for the best chance of a bargain.
  • Check social media: Keeping an eye on social media during the Black Friday sales event can be worthwhile. During big sale events, some deals may be teased on social media ahead of their appearance on online stores.
  • Sign up for an account and download the app: By getting the iOS or Android app on your smartphone – paired with a Very account – you can save items you like, and your searches will be saved. It can also help to speed up the final checkout process as your financial payment information will already be saved.
  • Sign up for newsletters: Tech newsletters can be great signposts for the biggest savings. Try our newsletter, which you can sign up for below.

Very delivery: how much does it cost?

The retailer will give you a delivery time for each item in your basket when you are checking out, and for larger items, you can book a preferred day for it to arrive. You can always check on the delivery after it has been placed via the My Account page of its website and mobile application. Make sure to read its COVID-19 FAQs.

Here is how much the different delivery methods will cost:

  • Click & Collect: Free Delivery on orders £30 or more. Orders under £30 carry a £3 delivery charge.
  • Standard Delivery: £3.99. Order by: 8pm between Sunday and Friday. Expected delivery within 1 day.
  • Nominated Day: £4.99. Order by 8pm Sunday and Friday. Expected delivery between 7am – 9pm Monday to Saturday.

For more information, check out Very’s full delivery explainer.

What were the best Very deals last year?

Last year Very dished out savings in a huge range of product categories, including Apple AirPods, which were reduced from £159 to £124.99.

There was also the opportunity to save a massive £160 on LG’s 43-inch Ultra HD 4K HDR Smart TV – which was reduced to £319. And we’re sure there are going to be some similarly appealing deals on offer this year and will be regularly updating this page to help you bag the best technology bargains. Stay tuned for updates.

Read more on Black Friday

Our team will be closely monitoring deals to bring you the best offers and discounts. For more as it approaches, why not check out our comprehensive event coverage:

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