Best Black Friday 2018 UK deals by category
The Black Friday 2018 deals event is now on and, more than ever before, it is offering people the best opportunity of the year to pick up the products they want at incredible, discounted prices.
Regardless of if you want the best prices on top games consoles like the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch, or the lowest costs on 2018's greatest phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6 and Apple iPhone XS, or even a sweet laptop deal on brilliant products like the Google Pixelbook, Microsoft Surface Go and Asus ROG Zephyrus, there is a Black Friday deal going.
And, what's more, the Black Friday sales are now well and truly underway, with many of the big online retailers like Amazon, AO.com, John Lewis, Currys PCWorld and many more already offering some truly excellent Black Friday UK deals.
That's good news, too, as with more retailers and brands taking part in the Black Friday sales, and the whole Black Event running longer than ever, the chances of you picking up the products and technology you want have improved massively. Shop smartly and this year's Black Friday promises to be the best ever.
Black Friday itself this year starts on November 23, however you should expect great, top-tier deals to drop every single day right up to it. Retailers are going earlier than ever before with their best Black Friday deals (and price protecting them also), so you should consider the Black Friday sales well and truly on.
UK Black Friday quick links
- Amazon Black Friday
- Very.co.uk Black Friday
- John Lewis Black Friday
- Currys Black Friday
- Argos Black Friday
- AO.com Black Friday
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- Mobiles.co.uk Black Friday
The best Black Friday UK deals 2018
Here we list the absolute best Black Friday deals available right now. These deals are the crème de la crème of the Black event and have been curated by T3.com's deals team, who specialise in finding the absolute best discounts, deals and bundle offers.
The deals are broken up into a series of easily navigable categories, including: kitchen and home, tv and video, smartphone, headphone and audio, laptop and MacBook, gaming, camera and accessories, iPad and tablet, wearables, gadgets and other deals, too.
Naturally, though, these deals will come and go fast, so be sure to score quickly if you find something that is on your shopping list.
Sony Xperia XA2 at Virgin Mobile | PlayStation 4 + FIFA 19 | FREE upfront | 1,000 minutes | 1GB data | £19 per month
Virgin Mobile is offering up a great bundle deal here. Not only are you getting the Sony Xperia XA2, but you'll also get your hands on a brand-new PlayStation 4 with FIFA 19 as well, which would normally be worth around £250. That's an astonishing Black Friday freebie.View Deal
£200 off Huawei P20 Pro - 128GB, Black, at Very | £599 (was £799)
Now this is a great smartphone deal! The superb 2018 Huawei P20 Pro has currently got a whopping £200 knocked off its price over at Very.co.uk, meaning that it can currently be picked up for just £599.99, rather than its usual price of £799. The P20 Pro is a T3-rated 5-star phone that comes with one of the very best camera systems on the market today, so this is a very attractive deal in our opinion and is definitely worth a look if you're in the market for an upgrade.View Deal
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact | £399 (was £499.99)
Now this is among the very best phone deals we've seen this year. That's because you can currently pick up the portable powerhouse Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact for just £399 over at Amazon, which is a direct £100.99 saving over its pre-deal price, and a gigantic £130 saving over its RRP. A great phone at a truly great price, this is the deal small phone lovers have been waiting for.View Deal
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact smartphone, Blue. £199 (was £399)
If you're after small smartphone, then the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a good choice. It has a 5.2" display and weight just 155 grams. There's 19MP camera on the rear and a 13MP selfie camera on the front, and right now this handset is half price, which means a discount of a massive £200!
Samsung Galaxy S9 from Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £230 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £15pm
The latest and greatest Galaxy S handset is a phenomenal phone, with a stellar rear-mounted camera that changes it aperture like the human eye to get better quality shots in low-light conditions. It also has an eye-popping Super AMOLED display.View Deal
Huawei P20 | now £399 at Carphone Warehouse (was £599)
While the Huawei P20 isn't as well-specced as the Huawei P20 Pro, which is discounted above, it is still a very capable phone that features solid internals, a quality screen, a good internal battery, and very tidy camera system. It currently has a whopping £200 knocked off its price over at Carphone Warehouse, too, making it a very attractive proposition for people looking for a quality phone under £400.View Deal
iPhone 8 with 1GB of 4G mobile data, unlimited texts and 1,000 minutes | No upfront cost | £24 a month | 36-months
It might be a year-old, but the iPhone 8 is still a fearsome smartphone, thanks to its A11 Bionic chip, 12MP rear-facing camera and 4.7-inch Retina HD display with TrueTone and 3D Touch. Virgin Mobile is offering the handset at the lowest-ever monthly cost with no upfront fee. The 36-month contract comes with 1GB of 4G mobile data, unlimited text messages and 1,000 minutes. Any data used on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter won't count towards your monthly total, either.View Deal
Moto G6 deal | £195.99 at Amazon (was £239)
The Moto G6 is one of the very best cheap smartphones going, with T3 concluding in our review that "despite a modest internal hardware spec, the Motorola Moto G6 offers one of the most affordably attractive and - crucially - modern smartphone packages on the market today." A great deal on a budget beauty.View Deal
Nokia 3.1 deal | now £119 at Carphone Warehouse (was £149)
If you need a cheap secondary phone for use in situations when taking your main mobile would be foolish or unnecessary, then the Nokia 3.1 is absolutely ideal, being compact and capable for very little outlay. And, especially so now, with this tidy Black Friday deal knocking £30 off it price.View Deal
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Kitchen and home
25% off Hive smart home products
If you're currently looking to upgrade your home with some top smart home tech then this deal is definitely worth a look. Hive is offering 25% off many of its very best smart home products when bought through its online store, with the Hive View indoor camera, Hive Active Heating system, Hive Lights, Hive Plug, Hive Motion Sensors, and even Hive Window and Door Sensors discounted.View Deal
Google Home Mini & Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Mini Smart Bulb E27 Starter Kit Bundle deal | £79.99 (was £184.99)
Now this is one hell of a sweet early Black Friday deal from Currys PCWorld. That's because you can currently pick up the excellent Google Home Mini smart speaker and AI assistant, along with the top-rate Hue Smart Bulb E27 Starter Kit, for under half price. That means the bundle is yours for a crazy low £79.99, instead of the pre-deal price of £184.99, which is a direct saving of £105.View Deal
Lenovo Smart Display 8-inch | now £129 at AO.com (was £179)
With Google's AI voice assistant built in, the Lenovo Smart Display is a very capable smart home hub, and one that is now at a crazy-low price point thanks to a very nice £50 saving over at AO.com. The Lenovo Smart Display is now only £129, down from £179, so we advise you to move fast if you want to score.View Deal
Philips Series 9000 Prestige | £310 | Was £450 | Save 31%
The newest and greatest ever addition to Philips' stable of electric shavers for men, the Series 9000 Prestige uses wireless Qi charging, and can remove up to 7 days' growth without irritation. You can use it with shaving foam if you need a further layer of protection.
Clearly, this is a premium product, and that's reflected in the prestige styling and the addition of a handy beard trimmer attachment and a deep cleansing brush head to exfoliate your face and prime your pores.
It's not unusual to find the Prestige on sale (how many people are going to splash 450 quid on a shaver, after all?) but this is a very solid discount. With Black Friday being in full swing, despite being more than a week away, it's likely to sell like hot, moist, foamy, hair-flavoured cakes. Mmm-mm.View Deal
Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 Black electric toothbrush | £79.99 (was £151.87)
The Oral-B Smart Series 7000 features Bluetooth connectivity which allows the brush to connect with your Oral-B App to provide brushing guidance. There's a pressure sensor which lights up if you brush too hard; there are six modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Deep Clean and Tongue Cleaner; and there's a timer to help you brush for a dentist-recommended two minutes.View Deal
Honeywell HPA710WE Premium Air Purifier. £220.99 (was £375.99)
Honeywell claims that this air purifier captures 99.97% of microscopic particles and allergens (0.3 microns and larger) such as mould, spores, pollen, dust, smoke, and pet dander and customers rate it an average score of 4.5 out of 5. It also offers five air cleaning levels (whisper silent, germs, general, allergens, turbo). Order it today and you'll save a tasty £155.View Deal
Morphy Richards Steam Generator Iron 332014. £76.76 (was £172.49
Morphy Richards says that this Steam Generator Iron delivers "crease busting steam that can penetrate multiple layers cutting your ironing time in half". We're always up for cutting down on ironing time. We're up for a good saving as well, and the Morphy Richards Steam Generator Iron is currently discounted by £95.73. Amazon customers rate the iron an average of 4.5 out of 5 with one highly rated review saying: "They get creases out of clothes like no ordinary iron does." It also presses down the price as it's currently -£ 95.73 off.View Deal
Philips PowerPro Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner FC9729/69. £110.14 (was £200)
Rated an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 from over 100 customer reviews, the Philips PowerPro has a TriActive nozzle, which applies three cleaning actions in one go: the soleplate opens the carpet pile. the front opening sucks up larger bits of dirt and the right and left air channels pick up dust next to furniture and skirting boards. Philips promises that its clean-air filter system captures 99.9% of fine dust. The discount right now is £89.86.View Deal
DeLonghi Nespresso Lattissima Touch. £149.99 (was £199.99)
The Lattissima Touch is the number one best seller in Amazon's Espresso & Cappuccino Machines section and has an average rating of 4.5 our of 5 from almost 600 reviews. DeLonghi's "automatic cappuccino system", means that you can get cappuccino and lattes dispensed straight into the glass. Heating time is just 25 seconds and there's an option to get the machine to remember your personal coffee and milk ration so your coffee is always just how you like it. Right now, you can save £50 on this coffee maker, which should keep you in coffee pods for a while.View Deal
Char-Broil The Big Easy Smoker, Roaster and Grill | £209.81 (was £268.49)
With a discount of £58.68, now's a great time to get this smoker, roaster and grill so you'll be ready to cook out when spring arrives. The infrared cooking system promises juicier food while using less gas, and the smoker means that you can cook meat such as chicken and steak without oil. You can roast up to 11kg of meat in the cooking basket, there are four rib hooks for tasty ribs, and the grill top lets you cook burgers, chops and vegetables.View Deal
Shark IF200UK | From £199 to £279 | Was from £349 to £479
I have never seen this feature anywhere else, and I am happy to say it does actually work: the 'Flexology' suction tube on the Shark IF200UK bends, so you can get at the dust under your beds, sofas and so on. A powerful headlight reveals the terrifying amount of dust lurking under there.
There's cordless power for 'up to 44 minutes' (realistically more like 10-15 minutes on the higher power settings that you'll actually use), and the option of adding a second battery, and/or a 'Pet Power Brush' attachment for your dog, cat, weasel and spouse's/children's wiry fronds.
If you can get over the typically bizarre appearance of Shark's IF200UK, it's a great vac even at its RRP. With these kind of discounts – £199 for the most basic model, which is £150 off, up to £279 for one with a Pet Power Brush and spare battery, which is £200 off – it's a bendy, sucky STEAL.View Deal
Shark NV681UKT | £179.99 | Was £299
Another powerful Shark vac, another whacky but useful design quirk. This 'Liftaway' model features a motor and bin assembly that quite literally 'lifts away' from the main body of the vac, to become a kind of cylinder-type vac that you can drag around or carry in your spare hand. It's useful when doing your stairs or drapes althoug, to be honest, a bit on the heavy side.
This corded vac is bagless, with a bin that's fairly easy to empty. Cleaning performance on hard floors and carpets is excellent, especially with the Pet Power Brush. You can opt for this model with or without the extra brush head but weirdly, it's more expensive without, so you might as well go for the top-of-the-line model.View Deal
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Sony AF8 55-inch | £1,899 at Curry's | Was £2,299
The 55-inch version of T3's TV of the Year for 2018, the AF8 boasts fantastic HDR image quality with 4K and upscaled HD stuff. It also does a cracking job of 'upscaling' standard dynamic range imagery to something resembling true HDR. Images are bright, colourful and wonderfully vivid.
Sound is quite incredible for such a slim screen (although you can always add a soundbar if you want to beef it up further).
With Android TV and YouView, it's easy to find the shows and films you want from streaming services like Netflix as well as live and catch-up broadcast TV.
18 months interest-free credit is available, and if Curry's drops the price further as Black Friday approaches, it will refund the difference.View Deal
Toshiba 65U6863DB LED 4K HDR Smart TV: now £599 (was £779)
This huge 65-inch smart TV currently has a very welcome £180 price reduction on it over at John Lewis. And, while you can currently get this set for the same reduced price in other store's Black Friday sales, pick it up at John Lewis and you get a five year guarantee, making it the best value deal overall.View Deal
Headphone and audio deals
Plantronics Backbeat Fit 500 | £59 at AO.com (was £74)
Boasting top on-ear controls and zero wires, the Plantronics Backbeat Fit 500 are a good pair of wireless, Bluetooth headphones which, neatly, also deliver splash proof functionality. They're also currently reduced by AO.com by a tidy £15, taking the set's cost down to only £59.View Deal
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 | now £134.99 at Amazon.co.uk (was £249)
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 deliver premium build and sound quality, which makes this very tasty deal on the charcoal colour model over at Amazon a very, very tempting proposition. A straight £114 saving can be made.View Deal
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Laptop and Macbook deals
Microsoft Surface Go | £440.02 at Amazon (was £509.99)
What a neat little deal on of 2018's most refreshing products. You can currently save £60 on the top-spec Microsoft Surface Go 2-in-1 tablet/laptop over at Amazon, with it now available for only £450.16 rather than £509.99.
This model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD, although it doesn't come with the Type Cover, which you'll have to buy on top if you want to get the most out of it.View Deal
Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501GI £2,699 at Currys (was £2,799.99)
The ROG Zephyrus won T3's prestigious best gaming laptop gong at the T3 Awards 2018, so this £100.99 price drop deal is actually very attractive. Yes, the system still isn't exactly cheap, but you are getting the world's best gaming laptop for your now reduced outlay and it will literally crush any modern AAA title you through at it. Down to £2,699 now over at Currys PCWorld.View Deal
Acer Nitro 5 | £649 at Currys (was £749.99)
This system's 8th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and GTX 1050 4GB graphics card proves that it is far from a slouch when it comes round to gaming. And now with it retailing at just £649, which is £100.99 from its normal price of £749.99, it also offers excellent value for money. A great gaming laptop at a superb Black Friday price point.View Deal
Google Pixelbook £300 off deal | now £699 (was £999)
Now this is one hell of a Black Friday laptop deal. That's because you can currently pick up the excellent and premium Google Pixelbook for only £699, with a massive £300 Black Friday price drop at John Lewis bringing it down from £999.
For a system that packs an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, a stunning 12.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen and, as it's John Lewis, a free 2-year guarantee included, that is one hell of a deal. Naturally, expect it to sell out fast.View Deal
HP 15.6-inch Intel Core i3 laptop | now £329 at Currys (was £549)
A Windows 10 laptops that is not only compact and light, but comes with a huge 1TB hard drive, too, makes this a very attractive deal for those looking for a portable and decently powerful system. The Intel Core i3 is surprisingly speedy as well. The system is currently retailing for a very low £329, which is down from £549.View Deal
Dell XPS 15 2018 | now £2,098.99 (was £2318.99)
The Dell XPS 15 2018 is currently available for £219.99 less than usual thanks to a sweet Black Friday deal. That means for £2,098.99 (down from £2318.99) you can now pick up the system equipped with an i7 processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD.View Deal
Acer Chromebook R13 £99.01 off at Amazon | £299.99 (was £399)
With a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC internal storage, and a fresh copy of Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) delivers everything you would want from a Google-powered portable. A 360-degree hinge and 12-hour battery life complete a very tidy package, and one that is now discounted by a chunky 25 per cent over at Amazon. The system was £399, but is now available for only £299.99, a straight reduction of £99.01.View Deal
HP 11-v001na 11.6" Chromebook | £179 at AO.com
Another top Black Friday price on a very capable Chromebook, the HP 11-v001na 11.6" Chromebook in Grey is retailing right now for the low price point of £179 over at AO.com. There's a cracking little unboxing video of the system on the site, so make sure to take a look if your are interested in a ChromeOS system.View Deal
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Nintendo Switch | Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu | Just Dance 2019 | £299.99 at Amazon
Buying these two games on their own would cost you £75, so the fact that you're getting them for only £20 over the price of the standalone console makes this a tidy Black Friday bundle deal.View Deal
PS4 Pro | Red Dead Redemption 2 | £349.99 at Very (was £399)
Now this is pretty damn good PS4 Pro deal if ever we saw one. Very is offering the 1TB PS4 Pro console along with awesome open-world epic Red Dead Redemption 2 for just £349.99, a direct £50 saving from its normal price of £399.View Deal
PS4 Pro | Spider-Man | £349.99 at Argos
And, following the sweet deal above for the Red Dead 2 bundle we've got another attractive pairing here, with the PS4 Pro and a copy of Spider-Man going for just £349.99 at Argos. That's one of 2018 very best games and the pixel-pushing powerhouse console from Sony for one attractive price point.View Deal
PS4 Pro | FIFA 19 | £349.99 at Amazon
Another attractive PS4 Pro bundle deal here at that £350 price point, but this time with the excellent football game FIFA19. As much as we all want Pro Evo to get its stuff together and properly challenge each year, it's obvious that FIFA remains the best football game in the league, and it looks stunning on the Pro, too, making this a top bundle for footy fans.View Deal
PS4 Slim| Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | £249.90 at ebuyer
If you don't need 4K capabilities from your games console then this sweet PS4 Slim deal should appeal. You get Sony's slimmer, quieter PS4 as well as a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which remains the premier multiplayer shooter for fans of muscle-toting bad asses. Available over at ebuyer for just £249.90 while stocks last.View Deal
PS4 Slim | Spider-Man | £249.99 at Argos
This is the same bundle as the above PS4 Pro one, however here you save an extra £100 as the console is the PS4 Slim. Providing you don't need 4K gaming then this is the better bundle, as it is significantly cheaper and still retains the awesome Spider-Man game. Available at Argos now for just £249.99.View Deal
PS4 Slim | Red Dead Redemption 2 | £249.99 at Very
And, naturally, the Red Dead 2 bundle is also available with the PS4 Slim in the package, allowing you to shoot up the Wild West while also saving a further £100 off the PS4 Pro bundle. For Full HD gamers, this is the best RDR2 PS4 deal going right now.View Deal
1TB Xbox One S | Forza Horizon 4 | £231.50 at Amazon
We liked the Xbox One S on review here at T3, and we loved Forza Horizon 4 on review, too, making this in our eyes a very attractive Black Friday bundle deal. The fact that the Xbox One S also comes rocking a 4K, UHD Blu-ray drive, too, is a very welcome bonus. Only £231.50 over at Amazon.View Deal
1TB Xbox One S | 2 controllers | £249.99 at Argos
While this bundle is available at the same price over at Amazon, it still remains a very attractive proposition for Xbox gamers looking to pick up a new Xbox One S system with local multiplayer in mind, as it comes with two controllers instead of just one. That white finish… damn!View Deal
Xbox One X | FIFA 19 | Forza Horizon 4 | Forza 7 | £419.99 at ebuyer
Now this is a low, low bundle deal for the Xbox One X. You get the 1TB console with controller, as well as copy of Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport 7, and FIFA 19. All of those games are great fun and reviewed well, while the Xbox One X is the most powerful console in the world, making this a very attractive offer from ebuyer.View Deal
Xbox One X | Forza Horizon 4 | Forza 7 | £413.95 at Amazon
This bundle deal is not quite as good as the one directly above, offering the same package for £5 less but without the addition of FIFA 19. It is still tidy, and a marked discount from buying everything separately. Available at Amazon while stocks last.View Deal
FREE Nintendo Switch with 10GB of data on select Huawei and Nokia phones
EE is, somehow, offering a totally FREE Nintendo Switch with selected phone contracts, including the excellent Huawei P20 Pro, Nokia 7.1 and more. As you would expect, this is going to sell out fast, very fast. So we advise you to get a shift on if you want to score.View Deal
Anker PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition | £39.99 (was £79.99)
Nintendo Switch fans are sure to love this attractive deal from Very as the online retailer is currently offering the Anker PowerCore 20100 for half price. That means that instead of the PowerCore 20100 costing £79.99, it now costs only £39.99, a straight £40 saving. The capacity is great on this battery pack, too, allowing you to charge the Nintendo Switch 2.5x times.View Deal
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YI Compact Dash Cam | £23.99 | was £36.99 | save £13
The YI Compact Dash Camera is the perfect companion for first-time drivers and drivers that care about safety, but not complexity. It has the most essential features needed in a dash camera, recording in 1080p at 30 frames per second, with excellent night time capabilities and a 2.7" LCD Screen. It's simple set up, stealthy appearance and cooling system design, makes it a perfect dash camera for even the simplest of cars.View Deal
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Gadgets, clothing, toys, and other deals
Nike Zoom Fly SP -
£149.95 - now £104.47
The Nike Zoom Fly SP Unisex Running Shoe is designed to meet the demands of your toughest tempo runs, long runs and race days. Responsive construction turns the pressure of each stride into energy return for the next. This special edition of the racer updates the lightweight support system, while design details inspired by the historic Breaking2 attempt adorn the shoe.View Deal
Nike Hypervenom III Elite FG Just Do It -
£209.95 - now £146.47
Made for the attacking goal-scorer, the Nike Hypervenom III Elite Just Do It Firm-Ground Football Boot is designed to increase shot velocity and enable dynamic changes of direction on short-grass pitches.View Deal
Nike Air Max 1 -
£99.95 - now £69.47
The Nike Air Max 1 Men's Shoe updates the legendary design with new colours and materials while maintaining the same lightweight cushioning of the original.View Deal
Air Jordan Future -
£114.95 - now £79.97
Blending iconic Jordan styling with an innovative design, the Air Jordan Future Men's Shoe delivers sport-inspired comfort with an upscale aesthetic. It gives players a dressed-up, post-game option without compromising the ride.View Deal
Nike Air Force 1 Premium -
£79.95 - now £55.47
This special edition of the Nike Air Force 1 Premium Men's Shoe reimagines the iconic hoops shoe. It features special materials and colours atop classic Nike Air cushioning.View Deal
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£44.95 - now £30.97
The Nike Sportswear Rally Women's Cropped Hoodie features soft fleece and an adjustable hood to help keep you warm and comfortably covered.View Deal
Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece -
£79.95 - now £55.47
The Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Men's Full-Zip Hoodie is made with soft fleece and a panelled hood for comfortable coverage that doesn't weigh you down.View Deal
Nike Sportswear Archive Leggings -
£34.95 - now £20.47
The Nike Sportswear Archive Women's Leggings are made from soft stretch fabric to help keep you comfortable and moving freely.View Deal
Adidas Deerupt Runner Parley Shoes –
£89.95 – now £62.96
Deerupt is disruptively simple proof that minimalism can be bold. These lightweight trainers put an innovative spin on adidas running heritage of the '80s. The ultra-flexible knit upper is covered in webbing that provides support and hugs your foot. Inside, zoned cushioning gives a soft, comfortable step-in feel.View Deal
Adidas NMD_R1 STLT Primeknit Shoes –
£149.95 – now £104.96
Progressive, premium, pioneering. NMD blends pure adidas heritage with advanced materials to create a look that resonates on the streets. These shoes have an adaptive upper that hugs the foot with a sock-like fit. View Deal
Adidas Ultraboost Laceless –
£129.95 – now £90.96
These running shoes have a lace-free design for an unrestricted feel. The lightweight knit upper hugs the foot and features a forged band at the midfoot for a supportive fit. Responsive cushioning and a flexible outsole deliver a smooth, energised ride. View Deal
Adidas Originals Forum Mid –
£139.95 – £69.98
This modern version of the basketball-inspired sneaker reintroduces the Forum with a full leather upper and a leather midsole wrap. Mid cut with an adjustable ankle strap, they're built with "Bounce" for a soft, cushioned step.View Deal
Adidas Originals Superstar 80s –
£89.95 – £44.98
The adidas Superstar shoes debuted in the '70s as basketball's first all-leather low top and rose to new heights in the '80s as a streetwear all-star. The shell-toe design continues to win fans with fresh variations. These shoes take the iconic hoops style back to college in soft leather with varsity-inspired fuzzy chenille patches.View Deal
Adidas Trefoil Manager Coat –
£69.95 – now £48.96
Take sport-inspired style from the sidelines to the sidewalks. This men's coat is inspired by archive manager jackets. It features a snap-up front from the hem to the hood. Design details include an extra-long length, elastic cuffs and an adjustable hem. Finished with a big Trefoil logo on back.View Deal
Adidas Active Icons Hoodie –
£49.95 – now £24.98
Inspired by the look of a '90s running piece from the adidas archives, this hoodie modernises the style for today. French terry gives it a soft, cosy feel.View Deal
Adidas Womans Tights –
£34.95 – £24.46
This season, The FARM Company draws inspiration from the revolutionary Brazilian street dance passinho. These tights are made of dense, stretchy jersey with an allover tropical leaf print. View Deal
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When is Black Friday 2018?
Black Friday always takes place on the Friday immediately after the North American Thanksgiving holiday, which this year is November 23, 2018.
When is Cyber Monday 2018?
Cyber Monday is always the Monday immediately after Black Friday, so this year Cyber Monday takes place on November 26, 2018.
Amazon Black Friday deals: when does Amazon's Black Friday sale begin?
Amazon's Black Friday 2018 UK deals event, dubbed the "Amazon Black Friday Sale", begins at 00:00AM on Friday 16th of November, and lasts right the way through to Sunday the 25th of November at 23:59pm.
In this time window Amazon's Black Friday Deals Store will be open, with products across every category receiving crazy Black Friday discounts.
A steady stream of Amazon "Deals of the Day" will also drop every 24 hours and, excitingly, Amazon has confirmed that there will also be thousands upon thousands of "Lightning Deals" dropping every day, too.
Lightning deals are special limited time and stock deals that, as you would expect from the name, sell out very, very quickly indeed. New Lightning Deals will land every 5 minutes, though, meaning that providing you are prepared and ready to strike, you're almost guaranteed to land the tech you want.
And talking of Lightning Deals, as well as many of the best products in the Amazon Black Friday Deals Store, there's one sure fire way to guarantee you're among the first in line to score them… Amazon Prime.
Amazon Black Friday deals: how to get a free Amazon Prime account for Black Friday 2018
The truth of the matter is that if you want to be in on the ground floor for many of Amazon's best Black Friday deals then you need to be an Amazon Prime member.
Amazon Prime members get an exclusive 30-minute early access window to ALL Lightning Deals, which is normally the only way to grab one of the hot products before they all sell out. As such, becoming a member of Amazon Prime is essential for scoring many of the best Black Friday UK deals.
Luckily, Amazon Prime is available on a 30-day free trial, so our advice to you if you don't have a membership is sign up before Amazon's Black Friday Deals Store opens, bag the deals you want with preferential access, and then, if you don't want to continue with the benefits Prime membership delivers, then simply cancel the trial. You won't have spent a penny, but will have bagged Amazon's best Black Friday deals.
This year, though, Amazon has already confirmed that it is launching its try before you buy service, dubbed "Prime Wardrobe". This new service allows Prime members to have Black Friday deal fashion products delivered for no extra cost, where they can then try them on at home, and only actually pay for the items they decide to keep.
So if you're looking for Black Friday fashion deals, Prime once more will be an essential weapon in the deal-bagging armoury.
What is the difference between Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018?
When Black Friday first started, which was termed thus as it statistically is the day where online sales for Christmas gifts really spikes, there was a clear distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Black Friday tended to see consumer electronics receive huge discounts and sales, while Cyber Monday's focus was more on clothes and jewellery.
Now, however, the distinction between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is basically non-existent, with crazy deals and discounts on all product categories taking place not just on both days, but also either side of them, too.
Grey Thursday, for example, is the Thursday before Black Friday, and tends to see some top deals drop, while the Saturday and Sunday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is now referred to as the Black Weekend, as many top deals are typically dropped then as well.
In the UK some big retailers like Amazon and Currys PC World also tend to extend their Black Friday deal offerings to the weeks leading up to Black Friday and after Cyber Monday, so to score the absolute best deals you need be switched on both during and around the Black event.
What UK deals to expect on Black Friday 2018
We're already hearing plenty of whispers about the hot deal trends for UK shoppers on Black Friday 2018, and the good news is that there is going to be serious discounts on top tech categories.
These are but a few of the types of deals to expect:
- Roku has already confirmed it is going BIG this year on Black Friday deals across its products, and across all major UK retailers as well, with Amazon, Argos and Curry's PC World taking part. Items like the Roku Express and Roku Streaming Stick will be discounted down to half their current price points. As such we'd hold off buying anything Roku for a few more weeks.
- 4K TVs are going to get monstrous price drops this year, and across top makers like Samsung, Sony and LG, too. We're already seeing 4K TVs with 40-inch plus screens going for under £500, and during Black Friday 2018 we're hearing talk of Philips, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba HDR, 4K panels retailing for under £250. These crazy prices are being partly driven by the recent emergence of 8K TV sets.
- Amazon is, as you would expect, going to heavily discount technology across all its categories, as well as offer incredible discounts on Amazon Prime membership. This year the retailer is going to discount extra hard, though, so the rumours go, mainly because it supposedly had a disappointing Amazon Prime Day event. We'd have T3's best Amazon deals page on lock.
- Laptops, which didn't have a great year deals-wise last year, are going to be discounted like mad, with Curry's PC World, AO.com, and even John Lewis getting in on the action. The original Surface Book, for example, has been tipped as a product that will have its price slashed.
- DSLR camera bodies and lenses are set for crazy reductions, as too compact cameras.
- The PS4 Pro is going to be cheaper than it ever had before, we some outrageous bundle deals incoming, too.
- Xbox One X, while not slated to be discounted as cheap as the PS4 Pro, is also set to retail for well under £400, even beneath £349 in some rare deals.
- Mobile phones, bought outright, will see hundreds of pounds knocked off the handsets, while you should expect data-stacked 4G contracts to be available for up 50 per cent less.
- And, while we're on phones, the Samsung Galaxy S9, in particular, it is rumoured is going to see some astonishing discount deals for Black Friday 2018. Samsung is reportedly having a bad time of it at the moment shifting its Galaxy Note 9 handset, so the industry expects its summer flagship, the Galaxy S9, to get some insane price drops.
- Power tools and home appliances are set for a big Black event, too, with whispers indicating that fridges, kettles, lawnmowers, coffee machines, microwaves, ovens, BBQs, sprinklers, hedge trimmers, and more will see weeks of deals landing.
- Clothing manufactures, including major names like Nike and Adidas, are also set to join the deal-a-thon, with trainers, exercise wear, and style garments heavily discounted.
Black Friday 2018 tips and tricks: how to be prepared
It's easy to become overwhelmed by the avalanche of deals and offers during the Black event, so being properly prepared and heading into the deal-a-thon with a clear head and a firm idea of what you want to pick up is crucial.
To help you in this we've put together this small selection of tips and tricks, which will almost certainly help you have a successful Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Black Weekend, and Cyber Monday 2018.
1. SET UP ALERTS AND SWITCH ON NOTIFICATIONS
You should consider setting up tailored alerts to help you keep on top of the items that are most important to you. Amazon offers notifications that allow you to track price drops on relevant products, while Google Alerts and Twitter Notifications both help you keep an eye on offers across a wider range of retailers.
It’s also worth following key brands on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as many will promote their best offers across these platforms. Make sure you have push notifications turned on so you can snap these deals up as soon as they are published.
2. CHECK PREVIOUS PRICES
Some Black Friday deals might look fantastic at face value - particularly when listed alongside the RRP or the price the product was first listed at. However, prices can fluctuate and a higher-than-usual pre-sale price can make a deal look better than it really is.
Price tracking websites such as CamelCamelCamel allow users to track a product's price history on Amazon and will show its most recent price ahead of Black Friday - revealing how good those deals really are.
3. ASSESS STOCK LEVELS
Many online stores offer the ability to check stock levels. Keep a close eye on this and prioritise the items on your list that have lower stock availability so you can lockdown those in-demand products.
4. READ THE SMALL PRINT
As tempting as it might be to speed through to the checkout, do spend a couple of minutes checking the small print before paying. You should look out for specific information on returns policies, as some retailers may offer refunds in a shorter window than usual or refuse refunds entirely, instead offering store credit - which isn’t ideal for those big ticket items like smartphones, laptops and TVs.
5. USE SECURE PAYMENT METHODS
Different payment methods offer different levels of consumer protection. Credit card payments typically give buyers more protection than those made by debit card. It’s worth noting that if you use PayPal or another third party payment service you may lose the protections you might have if you were paying with your credit card.
Once you’ve decided that a deal is legitimate and you’re ready to pay, you’ll want to get through to the checkout as quickly as possible so as not to miss out. You can avoid any delays by registering with retailers you anticipate buying from in advance and setting up a user account - including card details and your billing and delivery addresses - as this will help guarantee a speedy checkout.
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