All the very best January sales deals and info 2017

Follow all the Christmas and Boxing day deals right here - from John Lewis, Currys, Argos, Game, Amazon, Zavvi and more

We've got all of the best Christmas UK deals together and will continue updating this article throughout the Boxing Day sale and January sale season so you can find all the best bargains without the dross.

Some retailers have already started their seasonal clearances - expect many more to start very soon, with January sales effectively happening on Boxing Day and, quite probably, their summer specials on the first of January. 

That's good for you, as it means you can pick up some great bargains.

The Boxing Day and January Sales mark the final of the 'three peaks' of trade for the retailer, following on from Black Friday and Christmas.  

The best Christmas sales around right now!

Amazon's massive Boxing Day sale is underway to celebrate the end of the year, and you can pick up big discounts on everything from laptops to e-readers.

Currys has launched its biggest ever electrical sale, with up to 50 percent off TVs, washing machines, laptops, vacuum cleaners, phones, tablets and more.

Those of you interested in a Boxing Day bargain should also check out the sale at Argos, covering big discounts on laptops, TVs, electricals and more.

It seems like Apple is getting into the Boxing Day spirit too, with a wide range of deals available through the iTunes store - hit albums from the likes of Drake and Little Mix can be picked up from as little as £3.99, and there are time-limited offers on movies too.

Zavvi has a strong selection of Boxing Day deals too - on movies, games, toys and more - but you'll have to act fast to snap them up.

Meanwhile if you want to upgrade your TV-watching options, there are some Winter Madness deals at Now TV that give you a certain number of weeks or months free for your entertainment, movie or sports channels.

LaptopsDirect is having a stonking Boxing Day sale, with big price drops on laptops, cameras, tablets, drones, VR headsets and more.

Over at AO you can get all kinds of electricals for less in the big AO Boxing Day sale, which is now underway - some items are knocked down by 60 percent.

Meanwhile the Carphone Warehouse Boxing Day sale is up and running with savings of up to £200 on pay monthly phones, including high-end handsets from Apple and Samsung.

All the latest deals at GAME - including the best PS4 and Xbox deals

The toy clearance is underway at Toys R Us. There's also up to 75 percent off at our favourite toy shop The Entertainer

Very.co.uk is offering up to 50 percent off home and furniture. 

The Debenhams Half Price gift sale is already on - so you can pick up your Christmas gifts for less

Next is doing a Half Price sale already! - including mens and womens clothing as well as plenty of stock for the home

The John Lewis Clearance Sale has already started. Thousands of products across home, technology, fashion and beauty are seeing reductions of up to 50%. In addition to Clearance reductions, John Lewis customers can enjoy limited-time promotions on certain products, as well as Special Buy items that will be available at great value prices while stocks last.

There are also clearance bargains at House of Fraser

The Marks & Spencer Boxing Day sale is now all systems go, with up to 50 percent off across clothing, beauty products, items for the home and toys.

WH Smith is offering up to 50 percent off selected items. 

There are also hefty savings to be had - up to 60 percent - in the H&M Boxing Day sale.

Meanwhile golf fans can fill their boots with big reductions on kit and clothing from American Golf.


The best post-Christmas sales in the US

The post-Christmas sales rush is well underway in the US, with retailers falling over themselves to get offers out there and shoppers falling over themselves to snap up the goods.

At Best Buy you can find deals in every department together with up to 50 percent off in the dedicated Best Buy Outlet store.

Walmart is having a Big Rollbacks & Clearance sale, with huge discounts on electronics, toys, home furnishings and more - hundreds of dollars in some cases.

Of course Amazon is in on the action too, with Year End Deals on a whole range of stuff, from Roku video streamers to console games.

Meanwhile the After Christmas Sale at NewEgg is well under way, with plenty of reductions on laptops, desktops, components and accessories to tempt you into a purchase.

The very best deals - super festive phone and tablet offers

Head over to Mobiles.co.uk and you can get your hands on a brand new Jet Back Apple iPhone 7 128GB for £140 with a 6-month, half-price contract.

Speaking of Mobiles.co.uk, you can also get £10 off any upfront cost on the site this holiday by using the voucher code SAVEJAN - £10 you can spend on something else instead.

Over at e2save mobiles you can get £10 off any upfront cost simply by entering the code EPICTEN when you reach the checkout, and there's a plethora of phones to choose from.

You can save £130 on the up-front cost of a Galaxy S7 Edge at Carphone Warehouse, plus get 6 months half price on Vodafone, so you're paying £29.99 up front and £30.99 per month. Plus, you get a Samsung Gear VR headset (£99.99) free.

There's £130 off this unlocked gold Samsung Galaxy S6 at LaptopsDirect, so you only pay £369.97 and it's yours.

Over at Currys you can get £20 off the marked price of any iPad by using the code IPAD20 at the checkout.

Vodafone has its biggest-ever sale on right now, with a Samsung Gear VR for £40 as well as ace SIM-only bundles. 

You can also save up to £96 on the iPhone 7 and Samsung S7 Edge on selected tariffs with Tesco Mobile

EE is running a number of offers. Customers can get big savings of £100 on two of the most popular handsets, the iPhone SE and the Huawei P9, as well as a great SIM-only deal giving 12GB of data and unlimited calls and texts for only £19.99 per month; an annual saving of over £132 for those that were lucky enough to get a handset in their stocking. Check them out at EE

There are also some great deals at Mobiles.co.uk including: 

iPhone 7 32GB, Vodafone, £34p/m with 5GB data. Upfront cost £150First six months half price - effective monthly cost £29.75 PLUS, take £10 off any upfront cost onsite with voucher code SAVEJAN 

Check this deal out

Samsung Galaxy S7, Vodafone, £28p/m with 3GB data. Upfront cost £25First six months half price - effective monthly cost £24.50 PLUS, take £10 off any upfront cost onsite with voucher code SAVEJAN

Check this deal out

The very best deals - laptops and consoles

And Boxing Day deals don't come much better than this one from Argos: £150 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, a 2-in-1 laptop that we've been very impressed by. That puts the price at a mere £699.

Over at John Lewis there's £260 off a premium Surface Pro 4 bundle, complete with a type cover and Microsoft Office, so you pay £1,099.

If you're in the market for a gaming laptop, look no further than the MSI GL62 notebook, now  £649.99 at Amazon, a reduction of £100.

Speaking of discounted laptops, we like the sound of a third off this Acer Aspire ES 15.6 Windows laptop, now down to just £199.99 at Argos.

We also like the idea of 7 percent off on all PCs at Dell with the voucher code SAVE7UK, which is valid until the 28th of December.

There are three great Lenovo deals to be had at ao.com this Boxing Day: the Core i3 IdeaPad 310 down from £349 to £319, the Core i5 model down from £449 to £399, and the Core i7 model down to £499 from £619.

If a Chromebook's more to your tastes then this 11.6-inch Acer R11 model has been reduced by 35 percent to only £149.99 on Amazon today.

Meanwhile check out our dedicated page for the best PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro deals for Boxing Day 2016.

Over at Argos you can get a number of PS4 console bundles for just £199.99.

If you're more of a Microsoft fan then for £219.99 of your hard-earned cash you can either pick up the Xbox One S with Minecraft and a £15 Now TV voucher at Game or the Xbox One S with a copy of FIFA 17 at Argos.

Those of you just interested in controllers should check out this Xbox One Elite gamepad deal from Argos - the gamepad is £20 off at £99.99 and you get Dead Rising 4, Halo 5, Gears of War 4 or Forza Horizon 3 for free as well.

The very best deals - other tech and gadgets

If you're looking to join the smart home revolution then we'd like to point you towards the Philips Hue Starter Kit, now just £86.99 on Amazon, a massive 45 percent saving.

For those who'd prefer a smartwatch to a smart home device, the Fitbit Blaze is currently £32 (or 20 percent) off at Amazon: quantify your life and see your phone's notifications on your wrist for £127.99 instead of £159.99.

Currys is entering into the festive spirit with an LG 43UH620V Smart 4K HDR TV deal - there's £200 off for Boxing Day so you only pay £349. That's a crazily good offer.

For a discounted 4K TV you can't get much better than the LG 55UH605V for £550 at Amazon, a saving of £449 or 45 percent for the Christmas sales.

There's a whopping £160 off this 49-inch Panasonic TX49DX600B set at Tesco Direct, now down to £439.

If you've got a bit more to spend then what about this 55-inch curved OLED 4K LG OLED55C6V TV, £1,799 at Currys - that's a massive £500 off.

Meanwhile this rather snazzy Oral B 4000 electric toothbrush is now just £39.99 at Amazon, down from almost £120.

Amazon has £20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, which you can now pick up for a mere £89.99.

This Bang & Olufsen Beolit15 wireless Bluetooth speaker was £399.99 and can now be yours for £329 at John Lewis, a saving of 18 percent.

We're also sorely tempted by this Sony A5100 Compact System Camera, reduced to £399.95 at John Lewis from an original price of £499.95.

Another excellent camera, the Canon Powershot G5X, is down to £499.99 at Argos, £100 off.

Or for something suitable for fast-paced action, take a look at the GoPro Hero+ camera, £100 off and now yours for £99.99 at Currys PC World.

Currys is running some fantastic Boxing Day Sonos deals to help you upgrade your wireless audio setup at home: the Play:1 for £149, the Play:3 for £219, the Play:5 for £389, the Sonos Sub for £549 and the Playbar for £569.

If you've after a coffee machine to blast away the Christmas cobwebs in your head then this De'Longhi EC680.BK Dedica is worth a look - it's now just £99.99 for Boxing Day, rather than its usual price of £199.99.

What are we expecting to happen during the Christmas and Boxing Day sales? 

Here at T3 we think Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should be a time for friends, family and relaxing (drinking/eating) and playing with your new gadgets and gifts BUT that's no reason why you can't pick up an excellent bargain using your handy personal communication device. 

So to that end we'll update this page with the latest deals before Christmas and then again as the Boxing Day sales kick into full swing. We'll bring you the best of the deals and all the links to the best deals pages. 

While many traditional retailers aren’t starting their sales until the 26th (Debenhams, Selfridges, House of Fraser) or the 27th, others won’t wait: in previous years many retailers kicked off their sales on the 21st or 22nd of December, while Amazon had a Boxing Day Deals Week and offering various lightning deals across its departments. 

 Don’t assume everything is a bargain. In the run-up to Black Friday we spotted some retailers increasing prices so they could offer massive discounts on the big day, and consumer groups warn about Boxing Day “pseudo-sales” - that is, sales where items were more expensive than they’d been in the previous weeks. We'll cut through the chaff to bring you the best.  

The law says that sale items must have been sold at full price for 28 consecutive days during the last six months - so it’s fine for a shop to put the price into orbit for a month and then go back to the original price claiming a massive discount (the same thing happens with wine!). It’s a good example of how retailers can follow the letter of the law but not the spirit. That’s not the only trick. 

Sales are a tried and tested way of getting rid of hard-to-shift stock, obsolete products and in some cases, goods that have been bought in specifically so that they can be sold in the sale. If you’re looking for something specific it’s a good idea to do your homework on models and prices. 

What about doorbusters and loss leaders? 

Cynics would suggest that doorbusters, the unbelievably huge discounts you see in adverts, are deliberately limited so that the retailer can get footage of fighting customers on the evening news without having to lose too much money.

We’ll give retailers the benefit of the doubt, but we’d point out that the smallest words on the ads - “up to” - are the ones telling you that you won’t be getting 70% off anything you might actually want to buy unless you’re in the queue at 7am - and even then, the discounts might not be as big as you might hope. There are always exceptions, but the typical Boxing Day sales discount is between 20% and 30%. 

If goods are faulty, you don’t need a receipt to get your money back: any proof of purchase, such as a bank statement, is fine. You have the same consumer rights with sale items as you do with any other purchase unless the reduction is because of a flaw that you’ve been told about - a tear in fabric, perhaps, or a dent in a laptop’s lid.

If you’re buying online, you’re covered by the distance selling regulations too: in addition to covering you for faulty items, they also enable you to return items for any reason within two weeks, although you’ll have to pay the return postage yourself.

Be very wary when buying from outside the EU: most consumer protection regulation only covers you if the retailer is based in the UK or Europe, and it doesn’t cover private sellers - so many eBay purchases aren’t covered. 

Firstly, there's money off the amazing Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot. 

Amazon Echo is just £129.99 (reduced from £149.99) and the Amazon Echo Dot selling at just £44.99 (reduced from £49.99). 

Amazon UK is offering its best selling Fire Tablet for less than £35. The Fire Tablet will be available at a lowest-ever price of £34.99. This premium product that has a non-premium price tag comes in a range of colours so perfect for all the family, as well as a Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and rear- and front-facing cameras. 

Buy the Fire Tablet for £34.99

Not only that, Amazon is also selling its fastest-selling product, the Fire TV Stick at just £28.45. Fire TV will give you access to tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, from Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more, plus games, music and apps. 

Buy the Fire TV Stick for £28.45

The Amazon Fire TV is also cheaper at £75, a small discount of £4.99

Buy Amazon Fire TV

And why not sign up for Amazon Prime?  

Firstly, there's money off the amazing Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot. 

Amazon Echo is just £129.99 (reduced from £149.99) and the Amazon Echo Dot selling at just £44.99 (reduced from £49.99). 

Amazon UK is offering its best selling Fire Tablet for less than £35. The Fire Tablet will be available at a lowest-ever price of £34.99. This premium product that has a non-premium price tag comes in a range of colours so perfect for all the family, as well as a Fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and rear- and front-facing cameras. 

Buy the Fire Tablet for £34.99

Not only that, Amazon is also selling its fastest-selling product, the Fire TV Stick at just £28.45. Fire TV will give you access to tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, from Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more, plus games, music and apps. 

Buy the Fire TV Stick for £28.45

The Amazon Fire TV is also cheaper at £75, a small discount of £4.99

Buy Amazon Fire TV

And why not sign up for Amazon Prime?  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dan is the Editor or T3.com and covers the latest in computing, home entertainment and mobile tech. He's the former Deputy Editor of TechRadar and former Editor of Lifehacker UK. Dan has written for numerous computing and lifestyle magazines and has also written a book, too. You'll see him pop up in numerous places, having been quoted in or on The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, ITN News, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4 and Sky News Radio.