Cyber Monday 2017 is only a few weeks off and we'll be updating this page with all the latest deals over the Black Friday weekend.
We always have a incredible response to our Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals pages with lots of you looking to snap up the best tech bargains across the Black Weekend and beyond.
The great thing about Cyber Monday is that you're able to satisfy the needs of all those Christmas gift lists and get presents for all your friends from the comfort of your own sofa.
And check out the other big phone deals plus key UK retailer deals right here:
Best UK retailer deals:
Best US retailer deals:
Check our own pages for each key UK retailer:
- Best Amazon UK deals
- Best John Lewis deals
- Best Tesco Direct deals
- Best Currys deals
- Best Argos deals
- Best Sainsbury's deals
Our best smartphone deals:
What are Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017?
Black Friday 2017 falls on Friday 24 November, with Cyber Monday on 27 November 2017.
During 2014's Black Friday extravaganza, Walmart-owned Asda moved 8,000 TV's before breakfast and made 130 sales every second throughout the day while Game were selling Xbox One and PS4 consoles at a rate of 3,600 per hour. At its peak on Black Friday 2015, Currys was shifting 30 TVs per minute!
Without the US Thanksgiving holiday there would be no Black Friday and certainly no Cyber Monday. Black Friday is now a big thing in the UK (especially online) but it was originally the annual US shopping extravaganza the day after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday came about as it was traditionally the biggest day for online sales (as it's after everybody gets paid). It's a bit like Boxing Day sales in the UK.
Now the whole thing has smashed together to make a whole weekend of bargains, while some retailers like Amazon publish early deals, too (we'll have them all here).
With retailers slashing their prices only just before Christmas its no surprise that masses of people head down to the shops to grab a bargain. We advise that you stay at home and grab exactly the same deals online instead without the stresses of battling with hoards of people.
Ecommerce consultancy Salmon forecasted that 2016 will extend beyond just Black Friday with the first ever, £5 billion Black Fiveday week (see what it did there?). It also reckons that this year will see more mobile transactions than ever before.
Carphone Warehouse always expects a massive spike in sales: “Black Friday 2015 was the biggest ever trading day in Carphone Warehouse history. Black Friday continues to make its mark in the industry calendar, awareness of the event is at an all-time high and it's growing every year. Last year handset sales were up nearly 30% through Carphone Warehouse. Online traffic was up over 290% and orders coming through on Black Friday were up by over 380% when compared with an average Friday in November.
Bigger things to come this year? We'll see!
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