If you're looking for Boxing Day deals then you've come to the right place. We'll be 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 the start of December.
Here you can find T3's guide to the Boxing Day sales 2017, with quick links to all the biggest sales, as well as a selection of top pick deals that we think are particularly awesome. We've even got some buying advice to make sure you get what you want and don't get ripped off. Enjoy!
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Boxing day sales: retailer guide and quick links
Amazon's Boxing Day sale is where you can pick up big discounts on literally everything from laptops to e-readers. There is a simply ridiculous amount of products discounted this year.
Currys also has a big electrical sale, with up to 50 percent off TVs, washing machines, laptops, vacuum cleaners, phones, tablets and more. Over 1270 products are discounted for the sale!
The sale at Argos is massive this year, covering big discounts on laptops, TVs, electricals and more.
Zavvi has a strong selection of Boxing Day deals too - on movies, games, toys and more.
LaptopsDirect doesn't disappoint either and has a stonking Boxing Day sale, with big price drops on laptops, cameras, tablets, drones, VR headsets and more. There is up to 70 per cent off this year!
Over at AO you can get all kinds of electricals for less in the big AO Boxing Day sale - it's the biggest sale they've ever had too, meaning that the scope of available discounts is breathtaking.
Meanwhile the Carphone Warehouse Boxing Day sale has gone loopy again on pay monthly phone deals, including high-end handsets from Apple and Samsung.
Here are all the latest deals at GAME - including the best PS4 and Xbox deals with up to 50 per cent off all sale products.
There is also a big toy clearance at Toys R Us.
And Very is also offering up to 50 percent off home and furniture.
The John Lewis Clearance Sale is now on as well. Thousands of products across home, technology, fashion and beauty have reductions of up to 50%.
The Marks & Spencer Boxing Day sale offers up to 50 per cent off across clothing, beauty products, items for the home and toys this year.
WH Smith is offering up to 50 percent off selected items.
Meanwhile golf fans can fill their boots with big reductions on kit and clothing from American Golf. 50 per cent off can be yours.
Boxing day sales: T3's top deal picks
There's never been a better time to pick up the 2017 version of the Microsoft Surface Pro - this model, with 128GB of storage and a seventh-gen Intel Core m3 processor, is now just £569.99 from £949.99. Hurry though, as this one will go fast.
One of Apple's more affordable laptops, the MacBook Air takes thin and light computing to the extreme, and at Very this week you can pick up a 13-inch Air with an Intel i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage for just £949 - that's £210 off.
Get your bundles here... this week Currys is offering a PS4 Pro together with Gran Turismo Sport and your choice of a black, white, red or blue controller for a penny under £300 - that's £84.98 off the total price without the bundle discount.
Planning to do some Minecrafting in 2018? On a shiny new console? This 500GB Xbox One S with Minecraft is £30.99 off at Tesco, which means it's now yours for £199. Right now you can get a couple of games for free too.
If you're after some extra storage for your Xbox console then can we recommend the Seagate 8TB Game Drive Hub, currently discounted by a third on Amazon so you pay £159.99 instead of £239.99. That's an £80 saving and oodles of storage to play with.
If you or the kids have watched The Lego Batman Movie over Christmas and fancy playing with something from the film, then check out this Lego Batman Killer Croc Tail-Gator set, now available at Zaavi for £34.99. As an added bonus, you get a mini Lego X-Wing Fighter as a free gift.
Behold the LG OLED55C7V, a 55-inch, 4K-supporting smart TV that can be yours for just £1,499 this Boxing Day, because Currys are slapping a £500 discount on it. It supports HDR and Dolby Atmos too.
4K? Check. HDR? Check. Android TV? Check. Plus 49 inches of screen space for all your favourite movies and sports - there's a lot to like about the Sony Bravia KD49XE9005, and with £150 off at John Lewis, you can now pick it up for £949.
If you want to upgrade your photo-taking capabilities without completely blowing the bank then the Canon EOS 1300D is currently £378 at Currys, a reduction of £151. It comes with an extra 75-300 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Here's a rock solid Boxing Day deal for coffee lovers. Currys has the NESPRESSO by Krups Inissia XN100140 Coffee Machine discounted by an over half price £45.99, meaning you can pick it up right now for just £44. It is a small espresso system, so don't expect lattes and flat whites, however, it sports a premium build and is compatible with 22 different Nespresso capsules.
If it's tablets you're after then get a load of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, one of the best Android tablets around, and currently available for £499 at Argos, a discount of £100. The S-Pen is included for your doodling.
Looking to upgrade your audio experience? The Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones will do the job nicely, and with a 15 percent reduction this week at Amazon you can pick them up for just £279 in black or silver.
Get Apple's newest wearable for £329 rather than £359 at Argos this Boxing Day, with the big selling point its ability to make and receive calls without a connected phone. You will still need a phone though, and it will have to be made by Apple...
It may have launched in 2016, but the Galaxy S7 remains one of the best smartphones out there, and it's currently on sale for £429.95, down from £499.95. With waterproofing, a huge 5.1-inch screen, and a fantastic camera, it's everything you could want in a smartphone.
The flagship VR headset has been dropping in price all year but it's now back down to its Black Friday level of £349 for a limited time only - this includes the main headset and the Touch Controllers, so it's everything you need to get started. Let the gaming commence.
If you're in the market for a smartwatch then Samsung make some of the very best and this holiday season the Gear S3 Classic is down to £299.99 rather than the usual £349.95 at Very. The watch can take calls and has built-in GPS.
If you're looking for a portable gaming rig for your next laptop then this 17.3-inch beast from Asus - complete with a GeForce GTX 1050, a seventh-gen Intel i5 CPU, and 8GB of RAM - has been knocked down by £300. With the special BDWINDOWS10 Boxing Day code the final price is £719.10, complete with a backpack and mouse.
This Acer 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop is powered by an Intel Core i3 dual core processor and 4GB of RAM. You also get 1TB of storage but the best feature is the price - with 25 percent off, the laptop is now down to £299.99 at Argos.
Sonos makes some of the best wireless speakers around, and it's wall-shaking Play:3 speaker is now £50 at Very for a price of £249. Use it on its own or in combination with other Sonos speakers, including the smart Sonos One.
Samsung make good washing machines. We know this as the maker frequently appears in our best washing machine buying guide. So this sweet deal, which sees a whopping £270.99 knocked off the Samsung ecobubble Spin Washing Machine, is definitely a tempting proposition if you are currently in the market for a new system. Now only £379 at Currys.
Get your home sparkling at a cheaper price with £150 off this Dyson V8 Animal - one of the best vacuumers around, it's now just £319. You get 40 minutes of cleaning for every charge, and an emptying mechanism that couldn't be simpler.
Boxing day sales: how not to get ripped off
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.
And there is lots of excellent deals out there, so we're sure you can find something you've had on a wish list. However, don’t assume everything you see discounted 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.
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.
Boxing day sales: 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.