Best Black Friday deals 2022: last minute offers you can still shop today

Black Friday 2022: what happened & deals that are still on at Amazon, Argos, Currys, John Lewis, and more

Best Black Friday deals 2022
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Black Friday 2022 may be over for another year but there are still loads of amazing deals available that you can shop before the Boxing Day sales kick in.

If you missed the deals this year, there's still a chance to bag some bargains today, from air fryers to 4K OLED TVs, electric blankets to Xbox Series X consoles, and onto iPhones, Beats headphones, LEGO sets, laptops and much more, there are major discounts to still be had.

Below, we've rounded up the best sales and the hottest offers still available from your favourite UK retailers, hand-picked by the deals hunters at T3. And if you're Looking for Christmas gifts, make sure you check out our Black Friday Christmas gift ideas live blog for great ideas at bargain prices.

Last minute Black Friday TV deals

LG C2 48-inch OLED TV: £1399 (opens in new tab)

LG C2 48-inch OLED TV: £1399, £1,098 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG C2 OLED TV is a 5-star panel and the best OLED TV on the market for most people and a stellar choice for gamers. With support for 4K HDR visuals, as well as a 120Hz refresh rate, this TV makes PS5 and Xbox Series X games look the best they can.

LG 50UQ80006LB 4K TV: £599 (opens in new tab)

LG 50UQ80006LB 4K TV: £599, £429 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Get the LG 50UQ80006LB LED 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV for £429 in this Black Friday deal. This 4K Ultra HD offers incredible picture quality and the HDR10 fills images with vivid and lifelike colour.

LG 65UQ75006LF LED 4K UHD Smart TV: £649 (opens in new tab)

LG 65UQ75006LF LED 4K UHD Smart TV: £649, £549 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £120 on the LG 65UQ75006LF LED 4K UHD Smart TV in this Black Friday deal at Very. This 65-inch TV has a stunning picture quality, webOS smart platform and LG AI sound. For under £550, this deal is a steal.

Samsung Frame 65" QE65LS03AAUXXU:  £1299, (opens in new tab)

Samsung Frame 65" QE65LS03AAUXXU: £1299, £999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This 65" Samsung The Frame has never been cheaper, and you can save £200 on it right now at Amazon. It's a big 4K QLED set that when switched off is meant to look like a piece of art or digital photo frame hanging on your wall.

Hisense 65E7HQTUK QLED TV: £999 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 65E7HQTUK QLED TV: £999, £599 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Save £400 on the Hisense QLED 65E7HQTUK 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD TV at AO.com. Now under £600, this 65-inch TV has brilliant picture quality, sound and smart capabilities.

Hisense 55A6BGTUK TV: £549 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 55A6BGTUK TV: £549, £329 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Save £220 Hisense 55A6BGTUK LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV in this Black Friday deal at AO.com. With this TV, you can get an extra £20 off when you use the code YU5DXJEO0P at the checkout. The same deal can be found at Currys (opens in new tab) if you fancy a different retailer.

Sony Bravia KD50X72KPU 50":  £699, (opens in new tab)

Sony Bravia KD50X72KPU 50": £699, £549 at Currys (opens in new tab)
The Sony Bravia KD50X72KPU is a 50-inch 4K TV that has had its price slashed by over 20% ahead of Black Friday. This affordable set supports both HDR10 and HLG, with hands-free control through the Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in.

Sony Bravia XR55A80JU 55":  £1399, (opens in new tab)

Sony Bravia XR55A80JU 55": £1399, £749 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Get 46% on this 55-inch Sony Bravia OLED TV with Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Acoustic Surface Audio+. Not only will it deliver stunning image quality but thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, it'll be an excellent choice for gaming, too.

Sony XR55A80JU OLED TV: £1,399 (opens in new tab)

Sony XR55A80JU OLED TV: £1,399, £999 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Save £400 on the Sony XR55A80JU OLED 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD Google TV at AO.com. For more money off, you can get an extra £20 off this TV with the code YU5DXJEO0P at the checkout.

Toshiba 55UF3D53DB 55" 4K TV: £449 (opens in new tab)

Toshiba 55UF3D53DB 55" 4K TV: £449, £349 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Get £100 off the Toshiba Fire TV 55UF3D53DB 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV with Amazon Alexa at Currys. In this Black Friday deal, you can now get this impressive 55-inch smart TV for under £350. 

PHILIPS 50PUS8807/12 50" 4K TV: £679 (opens in new tab)

PHILIPS 50PUS8807/12 50" 4K TV: £679, £549 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £130 on the PHILIPS 50PUS8807/12 50" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV with Google Assistant at Currys. This brilliant 50-inch TV has Ambilight LED lighting for immersive entertainment and cinematic sound with Dolby Atmos.

Last minute Black Friday Laptop & Tablet deals

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020): £999 (opens in new tab)

Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020): £999, £929 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save up to £100 on the Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) in this Black Friday deal from Very. This 13-inch laptop from Apple runs on a M1 chip and you can get £30 off Microsoft 365 (12 Month) Family when you purchase this Macbook.

ASUS VivoBook 15 X1500: £499.99 (opens in new tab)

ASUS VivoBook 15 X1500: £499.99, £269.99 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Get the ASUS VivoBook 15 X1500 for under £270 in this Black Friday deal. It runs on an Intel Core i3 Processor, and has 8GB RAM, 256GB storage and a full HD 15.6-inch screen.

HP Pavilion x360: £699.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Pavilion x360: £699.99, £579.99 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Save £120 on the HP Pavilion x360 in this Black Friday deal. This 14-inch Full HD convertible laptop can be used as a laptop or tablet with its impressive touchscreen and 2-in-1 capabilities.

HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0031na Hybrid IPS: £549 (opens in new tab)

HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0031na Hybrid IPS: £549, £389 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Save £160 on the HP Pavilion x360 14-dy0031na Hybrid IPS Laptop in this Black Friday deal. This 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop comes with Microsoft 365 Personal 12-month subscription, and is great for work and multitasking.

Acer CB314-1H Chromebook: £249 (opens in new tab)

Acer CB314-1H Chromebook: £249, £169 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Get the Acer CB314-1H Chromebook for under £170 in the AO.com Black Friday sale. This 14-inch laptop is speedy, lightweight and has a long lasting battery life.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: £429.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: £429.99, £324.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i for under £330 in this Black Friday deal. This 15-inch full HD laptop runs on an Intel Core i3 processor and comes with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and Windows 10, perfect for work or play.

2021 Apple iPad (9th generation): £369 (opens in new tab)

2021 Apple iPad (9th generation): £369, £329 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £40 (11%) on the 2021 Apple iPad (9th generation). This 10.2-inch iPad comes with WiFi, 64GB storage and in a stylish silver colour. Apple deals are rare so it's worth taking advantage of this price cut.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7: £219 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7: £219, £140 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 36% off the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 in this Black Friday deal. Now under £150, this Android tablet is available in multiple colours and is a great size to take with you on the go.

Last minute Black Friday Smartphone deals

iPhone 13: £779 (opens in new tab)

iPhone 13: £779, £749 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save on the Apple iPhone 13 at Very. Apple deals are few and far between so if you're looking for a new smartphone, this iPhone deal is worth taking advantage of.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3: £1,599 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3: £1,599, £989 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 38% off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 smartphone in this Black Friday deal. This brilliant Android folds up neatly to offer double screens.

OPPO Find X5 Pro: £1049 (opens in new tab)

OPPO Find X5 Pro: £1049, £739 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Find X5 Pro's all-in-one rear glass panel curves to meet its camera design in a truly standout way, making it one of the best-looking flagships of 2022. Add top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 power, twin 50MP main and wide-angle rear cameras, and stellar battery life, and it's a great phone – at an even better price.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro:  £649.99, (opens in new tab)

Motorola Edge 20 Pro: £649.99, £380 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
With over 40% off, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro is one of the best smartphone deals you'll find in the Black Friday deals. It comes loaded with plenty of storage, 5G and a triple-camera system.

XIAOMI Redmi 10C: £149 (opens in new tab)

XIAOMI Redmi 10C: £149, £99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
The XIAOMI Redmi 10C is now under £100 in this Black Friday deal at Currys. This Android phone comes with a 2 year guarantee and Currys will match the price if you find it cheaper elsewhere.

Last minute Black Friday Smart Home deals

Echo Dot (5th generation): £54.99 (opens in new tab)

Echo Dot (5th generation): £54.99, £26.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This better than half price Black Friday deal sees the Echo Dot (5th generation) drop to under £30. This brilliant smart speaker can tackle everyday tasks for you, seamlessly and quickly.

Echo Dot (3rd gen): £39.99 (opens in new tab)

Echo Dot (3rd gen): £39.99, £16.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 58% off the Echo Dot (3rd gen) in this Black Friday deal. Now just £21.99, the Echo Dot is a brilliant smart speaker that can control your other smart devices, play music, set timers and much more.

Echo Show 5: £74.99 (opens in new tab)

Echo Show 5: £74.99, £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £30 on the Echo Show 5 (2nd generation) in this Black Friday deal. Available in multiple colours, this smart display easily controls other smart devices, makes video calls, set timers, and plays music.

Philips Hue White & Colour Ambiance B22 Twin Pack: £79 (opens in new tab)

Philips Hue White & Colour Ambiance B22 Twin Pack: £79, £59 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Now £20 off at AO.com, the Philips Hue White & Colour Ambiance B22 Twin Pack offers 16 million shades to brighten up your home. These smart bulbs are energy saving, can be controlled via your phone and can turn on or off with set timers.

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance LED Smart Lightstrip [2m + 1m Extension]:  £104.98, (opens in new tab)

Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance LED Smart Lightstrip [2m + 1m Extension]: £104.98, £75.48 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 28% on the Philips Hue smart lighting strip at Amazon. Great for adding coloured accents to your furniture, you can also lay it across a shelf or along the skirting board. It really will make a world of difference to the look of a room.

TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb:  £17.99, (opens in new tab)

TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb: £17.99, £8.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This 50% off discount is a brilliant deal on the TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb B22. With this bulb, you can control it by voice or using an app on your phone, and it's super easy to use and quick to set up.

Hive Mini Heating & Hot Water Smart Thermostat: £120 (opens in new tab)

Hive Mini Heating & Hot Water Smart Thermostat: £120, £95 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
The Hive Mini Heating & Hot Water Smart Thermostat is now under £100 in this Black Friday deal. This smart thermostat from Hive is easy to install, control and it comes with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant voice commands.

Last minute Black Friday Audio deals

Sony WH-1000XM5: £379 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM5: £379, £299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £80 on the Sony WH-1000XM5 in this Black Friday deal at Amazon. These noise cancelling over-ear headphones are optimised with Alexa and Google Assistant with built-in mic and 30 hours of battery life.

Sony WH-1000XM4:  £350 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM4: £350, £248.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Sony WH-1000XM4 are 29% cheaper than usual in the Black Friday sales. These headphones sound excellent, the ANC does a fantastic job and you get tons of handy extra features, now for under £220.

Sony WH-CH710N: £130 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-CH710N: £130, £69 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 35% off the Sony WH-CH710N Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones in this Black Friday deal. These black over-ear headphones come with a built-in mic and voice assistant, and 35 hours battery life and Quick Charge.

Bose 700: £378 (opens in new tab)

Bose 700: £378, £279 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Save £99 on the Bose 700 Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones in this Black Friday deal. These headphones have customisable noise cancellation, superior call quality and access to voice assistants, plus it's now under £280.

Beats Studio 3: £299.95 (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio 3: £299.95, £189 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £110.95 on the Beats Studio 3 in this Black Friday deal. These wireless noise cancelling headphones are iOS and Android compatible, have an impressive battery life and powerful audio. Available in black, blue, red or silver grey.

JBL Tune 760NC: £99.99 (opens in new tab)

JBL Tune 760NC: £99.99, £49.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Get the JBL Tune 760NC for half price in the Argos Black Friday sale. These on-ear wireless headphones sit over the ears and has up to 50 hours battery life and on-ear controls... and they're now under £50.

Apple AirPods: £139 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods: £139, £119 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Get the Apple AirPods (2nd gen) for just £119 at Argos. Compatible with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac, these wireless earbuds deliver powerful audio and fit snugly.

Sony WF-1000XM4: £199 (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-1000XM4: £199, £159 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £40 on the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds at Currys. These wireless noise-cancelling headphones have incredible sound quality and work hard to block out unwanted noise. Comes in black and white.

Sony WF-C500:  £90, (opens in new tab)

Sony WF-C500: £90, £49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
T3 five-star rated earbuds, the Sony WF-C500 are the cheapest they've ever been at Amazon right now. You won't get tons of extra features like ANC but the sound quality is way beyond their price tag... and they're now cheaper than ever.

Beats Studio Buds: £159 (opens in new tab)

Beats Studio Buds: £159, £109 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Save £50 on the popular Beats Studio Buds in this Black Friday deal. These impressive in-ear headphones are true wireless and come with active noise cancellation. Available in black, white or red at John Lewis.

Beats Powerbeats Pro: £219, (opens in new tab)

Beats Powerbeats Pro: £219, £169 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £50 on the Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro at Very. These totally wireless earphones are powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip and are ideal for workouts. If you purchase these with an Apple device, you can get 6 months of Apple Music for free.

LG TONE Free Fit UTF8: £180 (opens in new tab)

LG TONE Free Fit UTF8: £180, £129.98 at LG (opens in new tab)
Need something sporty? The IP67 waterproof Free fit UTF8 workout buds are resistant to dust, sweat and water, and they have a unique fit that allows you to swivel and lock the headphones in place in seconds. The case is UVnano enabled (kills 99.9% of bacteria), and the Free fit UTF8 also has ANC.

Bose Sport Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: £179 (opens in new tab)

Bose Sport Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds: £179, £109 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Perfect for exercise, the Bose Sport Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are sweat and water-resistant and sit snuggling in the ears for just £109. Available in black or white.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3:  £289.99 (opens in new tab)

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3: £289.99, £179 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A stylish pair of true wireless earbuds with serious sound quality and adaptive noise cancellation, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 have been discounted by 38% for Black Friday. That's their best price yet!

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Audio-Technica ATH-SPORT7TW: was £129.99, now £39.99 at HMV (opens in new tab)
Looking for cheap sports earbuds? Look no further. Audio-Technica's sweat-resistant buds have a massive discount, so even if you'd not contemplated them before, the super-low price brings masses of appeal from the reputed Japanese brand. 

Bowers & Wilkins PI7:  £349.99, (opens in new tab)

Bowers & Wilkins PI7: £349.99, £279.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
When T3 reviewed the Bowers & Wilkins PI7, we called these 'a true wireless masterpiece'. Everything about them is top-tier, be that the best-in-class sound, the solid noise cancellation or the clever extra features, and now they're cheaper.

JBL CHARGE5: £169 (opens in new tab)

JBL CHARGE5: £169, £129 at Very (opens in new tab)
Available in camo green, the JBL CHARGE5 portable speaker is now under £130 in this Black Friday deal. This speaker delivers powerful audio, is easy to transport and can be paired with JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers for bolder stereo sound.

Samsung HW-S61B Bluetooth 5.0 Soundbar: £449 (opens in new tab)

Samsung HW-S61B Bluetooth 5.0 Soundbar: £449, £299 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Save £150 on the Samsung HW-S61B Bluetooth 5.0 Soundbar at AO.com. Available in white, this Samsung soundbar uses Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for immersive surround sound, and has wide coverage with centre and side speakers.

Sony HTG700.CEK Bluetooth 3.1 Soundbar: £399 (opens in new tab)

Sony HTG700.CEK Bluetooth 3.1 Soundbar: £399, £299 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Get the Sony HTG700.CEK Bluetooth 3.1 Soundbar for under £300 at AO.com. This Black Friday deal helps you save £100 on this brilliant soundbar which packs 400 watts of power, 3 built-in speakers and wireless subwoofer.

Last minute Black Friday Smartwatch deals

Apple Watch Ultra:  £849 (opens in new tab)

Apple Watch Ultra: £849, £819 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Save £30 on the Apple Watch Ultra in this Black Friday deal. Available with a full range of Ocean bands, Alpine loops and Trail loops in all colours, plus you can get up to £120 trade-in on your old Apple Watch with John Lewis.

Samsung Galaxy Watch4: £249 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Watch4: £249, £149 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Get the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 for under £150 in this Currys Black Friday deal. Available in black or pink, the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 is compatible with Android devices and tracks your fitness and lets you answer texts and emails.

Garmin fenix 6 Pro: £449 (opens in new tab)

Garmin fenix 6 Pro: £449, £299 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £150 on the Garmin fenix 6 Pro in this Black Friday deal. Now under £300, the Garmin fenix 6 Pro tackles all your fitness tracking needs and has a long lasting battery life and sleek design. It’s also waterproof, comes with GPS and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

Garmin fenix 6X Pro: £599 (opens in new tab)

Garmin fenix 6X Pro: £599, £329 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Get 45% off the Garmin fenix 6X Pro at Currys. This Black Friday deal helps you save £270 on this clever smartwatch which comes with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Garmin Fenix 6x Pro Solar Carbon Grey DLC: £849 (opens in new tab)

Garmin Fenix 6x Pro Solar Carbon Grey DLC: £849, £389 at Jura Watches (opens in new tab)
As a prominent member of Garmin's adventure watch range, the Fenix 6x Pro Solar boasts built-in GPS, an heart rate sensor, offline topo maps, ski maps, solar charging, smart notifications, advanced training tools, and a DLC-coated bezel. Battery life up to 14 days in smartwatch mode or 16 days when solar charging.

Garmin Forerunner 245: £249.99 (opens in new tab)

Garmin Forerunner 245: £249.99, £149 at Very (opens in new tab)
Get the Garmin Forerunner 245 for just £149 in this Black Friday deal. This impressive smartwatch and fitness tracker is brilliant for runners and comes with advanced training features.

Garmin Venu 2: £349 (opens in new tab)

Garmin Venu 2: £349, £259 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £90 on the Garmin Venu 2 GPS Smartwatch at Very. The Garmin Venu 2 is brilliant for all-day health monitoring, and has 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps to workout to via the big screen.

Garmin Instinct Solar: £319.99 (opens in new tab)

Garmin Instinct Solar: £319.99 £199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Garmin Instinct Solar has been immensely popular, mainly due to the solar-powered watch's rugged build, accurate heart rate sensor, solid GPS performance and accessible price point. Now it's even cheaper at Amazon.

Fitbit Charge 5: £169.99, (opens in new tab)

Fitbit Charge 5: £169.99, £107 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the best fitness trackers, not just from Fitbit but in general. This tracker has a week-long battery life, an AMOLED screen, built-in GPS, and the price even includes a 6-month Fitbit Premium membership.

Last minute Black Friday Vacuum Cleaner deals

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: £530 (opens in new tab)

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: £530, £400 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Save £130 on the Dyson V12 Detect Slim at Argos. This cordless vacuum cleaner has two cleaner heads and uses Dyson technology to professional clean your floors. Comes with multiple tools and attachments.

Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: £429.99 (opens in new tab)

Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: £429.99, £329 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100.99 on the Dyson V10 Absolute in nickel and copper. This cordless vacuum from Dyson is ideal for pet owners, has a 60 minute run time and comes with 3 accessories.

Samsung Jet 60 Turbo: £319 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Jet 60 Turbo: £319, £199 at Very (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Jet 60 Turbo is now under £200 at Very. This cordless stick vacuum cleaner has powerful suction, lightweight design and comes with multiple attachments, all backed with Samsung technology.

Black Friday Coffee Machine deals

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Pod Coffee Machine: £189 (opens in new tab)

Nespresso Vertuo Plus Pod Coffee Machine: £189, £127 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
Save £62 on the Nespresso by Krups Vertuo Plus XN903840 Pod Coffee Machine in this Black Friday deal. This pod coffee machine makes a full range of Nespresso coffees and sizes, perfect for busy or chilled mornings.

Nescafé Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Starter Kit: £119 (opens in new tab)

Nescafé Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Starter Kit: £119, £49 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £70 on the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Mini Me Coffee Machine Starter Kit in this Black Friday deal. It's super compact and comes with packs of coffee pods to get you up and running, and for just £49!

Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse II VCF146 Coffee Machine: £339 (opens in new tab)

Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse II VCF146 Coffee Machine: £339, £169 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £170 on the Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse II Coffee Machine. This clever coffee machine has 19 bar pressure, a milk frother and a 1.4 litre tank capacity. Compatible with ground coffee and pods for ultimate versatility.

Breville VCF126 Barista Max Coffee Machine: £449 (opens in new tab)

Breville VCF126 Barista Max Coffee Machine: £449, £299 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Get the Breville VCF126 Barista Max Coffee Machine for under £300 in this Black Friday deal. This bean to cup coffee machine has 15 bar pressure and an integrated grinder and milk frother.

Tassimo by Bosch Happy Pod Coffee Machine: £106 (opens in new tab)

Tassimo by Bosch Happy Pod Coffee Machine: £106, £25 at AO.com (opens in new tab)
A deal we see every year from AO.com but one we still get excited about, the Tassimo by Bosch Happy TAS1007GB Pod Coffee Machine is now just £25. Available in multiple colours including black, grey and purple.

Tassimo Finesse: £119 (opens in new tab)

Tassimo Finesse: £119, £39 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £80 on the Tassimo Finesse coffee machine in this Black Friday deal. This clever pod coffee machine comes with a coffee intensity button to select more intense drinks and flavours.

Lavazza Voicy Coffee Machine: £299 (opens in new tab)

Lavazza Voicy Coffee Machine: £299, £149.50 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Get the Lavazza Voicy Coffee Machine for half price in this Black Friday deal at John Lewis. This pod coffee machine has built-in Alexa, so you can make your morning coffee while listening to music.

Last minute Black Friday Home & Kitchen deals

Tefal ActiFry Genius XL: £249 (opens in new tab)

Tefal ActiFry Genius XL: £249, £159 at Very (opens in new tab)
Get the Tefal ActiFry Genius XL Air Fryer for under £160 in this Black Friday deal. Air fryers are in high demand this year and the Tefal ActiFry Genius XL does it all with its 9 auto cook functions.

Tefal Easy Fry EY101827 Air Fryer: £89.99 (opens in new tab)

Tefal Easy Fry EY101827 Air Fryer: £89.99, £59.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Now under £60, the Tefal Easy Fry Air Fryer is ultra compact and creates healthy fried meals using little to no oil. Perfect for small kitchens.

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven: £249 (opens in new tab)

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven: £249, £199.20 at Ooni (opens in new tab)
Save £49.80 on the Ooni Fyra 12 in this Black Friday deal. The Fyra makes fantastic pizzas and its wood pellets create lots of heat without making a mess. The Fyra packs down for easy storage, and it's portable if you fancy going somewhere for a pizza party when the weather's better.

SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water Maker: £109.99 (opens in new tab)

SodaStream Terra Sparkling Water Maker: £109.99, £70 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save on the SodaStream Terra in this cheap Black Friday deal. Now just £70, the SodaStream Terra uses a different gas cylinder than the Jet, and has an upgraded design. This sleek stylish machine fits perfectly into any kitchen and makes delicious and healthy fizzy drinks.

Kenwood KMix Stand Mixer: £429 (opens in new tab)

Kenwood KMix Stand Mixer: £429, £289 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £140 on the Kenwood KMix Stand Mixer and bake up a storm this year. This mixer has a 5 litre glass bowl, 1000W motor and comes with multiple attachments, for baking and cooking versatility.

Le Creuset Signature Enamelled Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish with Lid: £215 (opens in new tab)

Le Creuset Signature Enamelled Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish with Lid: £215, £161.25 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get 25% off the Le Creuset Signature Enamelled Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish at Amazon. Comes with a tight fitting lid and serves up to 3 people. Available in multiple colours and sizes.

Levoit Air Purifier: £139.99 (opens in new tab)

Levoit Air Purifier: £139.99, £79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This better than half price deal sees the Levoit Air Purifier drop to under £70. This quiet portable air cleaner has 3 speeds and removes 99.97% of pollen, dust, smoke and other allergens, ideal for all year round.

Last minute Black Friday Beauty deals

Oral-B iO10: £800 (opens in new tab)

Oral-B iO10: £800, £400 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £400 on the Oral-B iO10 electric toothbrush in stardust white at Very. The latest toothbrush from the iO range, this is a huge discount to take advantage of this Black Friday.

Oral-B Smart 4: £130 (opens in new tab)

Oral-B Smart 4: £130, £54.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Get 57% off the Oral-B Smart 4 in this Black Friday deal. Now better than half price at Currys, this electric toothbrush has 3 brushing modes and comes with 2 replacement heads and a travel case.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 Electric Toothbrush: £349.99 (opens in new tab)

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 Electric Toothbrush: £349.99, £149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £200 on the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 at Amazon. This smart electric toothbrush has 4 cleaning modes, 3 intensities and pressure sensors that when connected to the app, will tell you how to brush better.

Philips Series 5000 Wet & Dry Men’s Electric Shaver: £219.99 (opens in new tab)

Philips Series 5000 Wet & Dry Men’s Electric Shaver: £219.99, £99.99 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Save £120 on the Philips Series 5000 Wet & Dry Men’s Electric Shaver at John Lewis. With SkinIQ technology, this shaver is kind to skin and delivers a close shave. Comes with charging stand and travel case for just £99.99

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver: £169.99 (opens in new tab)

Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver: £169.99, £74.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Braun Series 5 electric shaver is now 56% off at Amazon in this Black Friday deal. This shaver features 4 flexible blades that adapt to the contours of the face for a close and even shave.

Braun Series 3 ProSkin: £109.99 (opens in new tab)

Braun Series 3 ProSkin: £109.99, £47.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £62 on the Braun Series 3 ProSkin Wet & Dry Foil Shaver in this Black Friday deal. This cordless shaver can be used wet or dry and has a digital display that comes with trimmer and cleaning brush attachments.

Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL: £600 (opens in new tab)

Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL: £600, £260 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £340 on the Braun Silk-expert Pro 5 IPL in this Black Friday deal. The latest generation of the Braun IPL comes with SkinPro 2.0 SensoAdapt sensor with UV filter that adapts to skin tone and different body areas.

Braun Silk-epil 9 Epilator: £199.99 (opens in new tab)

Braun Silk-epil 9 Epilator: £199.99, £92.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get the Braun Silk-epil 9 Epilator for half price in this Black Friday deal. This cordless waterproof hair remover has a pivoting head that easily gets into the hard-to-reach spots. This set includes the shaver and trimmer heads, massage cap and facial cleansing brush.

Philips OneBlade:  £49.99 (opens in new tab)

Philips OneBlade: £49.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Philips OneBlade has a revolutionary technology designed for facial styling and body grooming. It can trim, edge and shave any length of hair. Its dual protection system – a glide coating combined with rounded tips – makes shaving easier and more comfortable.

Last minute Black Friday Mattress deals

Simba Hybrid Pro mattress (Double): £1,499 (opens in new tab)

Simba Hybrid Pro mattress (Double): £1,499, £906.95 at Simba (opens in new tab)
Get 45% off all mattresses in the Simba Black Friday sale, including this brilliant deal on the Simba Hybrid Pro. Find out why this premium mattress earned 5 stars in our Simba Hybrid Pro review (opens in new tab).

Simbatex Foam mattress (Double): £899 (opens in new tab)

Simbatex Foam mattress (Double): £899, £494.45 at Simba (opens in new tab)
Save £404.55 on the Simbatex Foam mattress in the Simba Black Friday sale. All sizes are discounted by up to 45% off and this mattress is fantastic for support and light memory foam feel. See our Simbatex Foam mattress review (opens in new tab) for all the specs.

OTTY Original Hybrid mattress (Double): £949.99 (opens in new tab)

OTTY Original Hybrid mattress (Double): £949.99, £569.99 at OTTY (opens in new tab)
The original OTTY Hybrid combines 2,000 pocket springs with three layers of foam giving you a luxurious feel without the luxury price tag, as our OTTY Hybrid review (opens in new tab) attests. Now it's cheaper in the OTTY Black Friday sale.

OTTY Pure Hybrid mattress (Double): £1,049.99 (opens in new tab)

OTTY Pure Hybrid mattress (Double): £1,049.99, £577.49 at OTTY (opens in new tab)
Get up to 50% off on the OTTY Pure Hybrid mattress. Made using a pioneering memory foam made with bamboo and charcoal, this mattress is designed to be antibacterial, odour-eliminating, temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking. Read our OTTY Pure review (opens in new tab) for more.

Last minute Black Friday Gaming & LEGO deals

Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Neon Blue with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £336.99 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Neon Blue with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: £336.99, £259.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
In this Black Friday bundle deal, save £77.99 on the Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Neon Blue with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at Argos. With this purchase, you also get the 3 Month Nintendo Switch online membership.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II (PS5):  £69.99 (opens in new tab)

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II (PS5): £69.99, £56.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's the brand new COD and it's already massively popular. Right now at Amazon, there's a neat £13 taken off Modern Warfare II. Wait another three months and it'll be less, no doubt, but if you're hungry for COD, then this is a good front-of-the-line deal.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius's Rescue Castle Tower Lego set: £44.99 (opens in new tab)

Harry Potter Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius's Rescue Castle Tower Lego set: £44.99, £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Harry Potter Hogwarts Courtyard: Sirius's Rescue set is sure to be loved by Harry Potter fans. It includes an awesome castle tower set along with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Buckbeak and Sirius Black mini figures, as well as plenty of cool props and decorations.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Hospital Wing Castle Toy with Clock Tower Lego set: £44.99 (opens in new tab)

Harry Potter Hogwarts Hospital Wing Castle Toy with Clock Tower Lego set: £44.99, £36 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A classic set from the Harry Potter films is recreated in Lego form, with the famous clock tower and hospital wing of Hogwarts school delivered along with a bunch of mini figures. The clock's hands can move, allowing time to be rewound just like in the movie... and now it's £30.99.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower Castle Lego set: £89.99 (opens in new tab)

Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower Castle Lego set: £89.99, £65.20 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A spectacular Lego set from the Harry Potter universe sees the famous Astronomy Tower recreated beautifully. This substantial set comes with 8 mini figures, including Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna, Neville, Draco, Lavender Brown, and Professor Horace Slughorn, along with Hedwig and a bunch of cool accessories.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2022: £30, (opens in new tab)

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2022: £30, £24 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Get 20% off the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2022 at Argos. This festive alternative advent calendar features mini-model vehicles and popular Star Wars characters.

Best Black Friday sales 2022: Top shopping destinations

Best Black Friday deals UK 2022

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T3 covers the Black Friday sales every year and we've come to know exactly where the best deals get dropped. From electronics to clothes, jewellery to smart home tech, gaming to cookware, history has revealed the retailers who tend to do anything but disappoint when it comes to tempting deals.

Below is a list of retailers that we suggest you bookmark and check in on during the Black Friday 2022 sales. We've written a few product categories or our thoughts on what each retailer tends to specialise in in terms of deals.

We also have a full guide to the best Black Friday sales (opens in new tab) so you can find the latest offers from popular retailers and stores. The links take you straight to each retailer's dedicated Black Friday sales page, so you can get on with your shopping as soon as the deals drop.

Amazon Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

Amazon Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
Amazon is a Black Friday deal hunter's best friend. Amazon always has an exceptional selection of deals on a wide-ranging selection of products, from tech to fashion and jewellery to entertainment. Following the success of its 2022 Prime Day sale, we expect this Black Friday to be one of Amazon's bests.
Visit Amazon's Black Friday page (opens in new tab).

AO.com Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

AO.com Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
If you want white goods or electrical appliances this Black Friday, you should make AO.com one of the very first stores you hunt for deals in. That's because year-after-year, AO.com knocks it out of the park in terms of discounts on 4K TVs, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, games consoles, DIY tools and much more.
Visit the AO Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Argos Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

Argos Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
Argos is famed for its Black Friday sale, where toys, games, entertainment, white goods, TVs and gadgets are discounted fiercely. Last year 20 products were ordered every second in the first hour of Argos's Black Friday event! You want cheap Lego? You got it.
Visit the Argos Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

ASOS Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

ASOS Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for low prices on clothes, shoes, beauty and accessories, ASOS is your go-to destination for all things fashion. Last Black Friday, ASOS offered 80% off across its departments, including discounts on top brands like Miss Selfridge, Topshop and Bershka.
Visit the ASOS Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Currys Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

Currys Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
For computing deals and brilliant bargains on TVs, white goods and consumer tech, the Currys Black Friday event is definitely not one to miss. Currys has been running epic deals events all year and it typically starts its Black Friday sale early, where there are literally thousands of deals on offer.
Visit the Currys Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Dell Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

Dell Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
Dell makes some of the finest laptops and desktop PCs in the world, which is why when it slashes prices during Black Friday, it's well worth checking out the maker's online store. Dell loves its timed deal codes, which knock large percentages off its hardware if exploited, so it is worth checking in on the site each day to see what it has running.
Visit the Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)

eBay Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

eBay Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
eBay offer big discounts on a range of products, from collectibles and antiques, to clothes, cleaning equipment and furniture. eBay often start their Black Friday sale early so you can get amazing new and refurbished discounts on a range of products.
Visit the eBay Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Emma Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)

Emma Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)
Not one to do things by half, Emma is running its Black November sale where shoppers can get up to 60% off mattresses, bed bundles, toppers, pillows, frames, duvets, protectors and blankets. The best deal we’ve found is on the Emma Original (opens in new tab), which was originally £1,114 and is now just £523.58 in a double!
View the Emma Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

HP Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

HP Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
Most people search for cheap computer deals on Black Friday, and HP is a great store to look at. HP have great offers on laptops, desktops, monitors and other computing accessories. Before their Black Friday sales go live, HP are currently offering 'Back to University' deals for students.
Visit the HP Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab).

John Lewis Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

John Lewis Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
John Lewis is a brilliant place to shop all year round, and when it comes to Black Friday, its selection of deals are always very impressive. Major label TV and audio discounts are its speciality, as well as price drops on phones, fashion and footwear. The standard 2-year warranty on any purchase also delivers peace of mind and buyer protection.
Visit the John Lewis Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Otty Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)

Otty Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)
Get up to 50% off your first purchase in Otty’s New Customer sale. Right now, you can find the Otty Hybrid mattress (opens in new tab) for as low as £374.99 and you can find other mattresses for under £300, and the official Black Friday sale is set to be even better.
View the Otty Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Simba Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)

Simba Black Friday sale (opens in new tab)
Simba has got up to 55% off on mattresses, bedding, pillows and weighted blankets. Shoppers can save hundreds of pounds on Simba mattresses, like the Simba Hybrid mattress (opens in new tab) which has been marked down from £999 to £589 in a double. It’s worth noting that you’ll need to use the voucher shown on the product page at the checkout to get money off.
View the Simba Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

Very Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)

Very Black Friday Sale (opens in new tab)
Very is a newer member of the Black Friday deals club, but that hasn't stopped the online retailer absolutely killing it over the past couple of years. Video games, clothing, phones, laptops, cosmetics and more have had their prices slashed, often beating more specialist stores in terms of price and free delivery.
Visit the Black Friday sale (opens in new tab).

For a full rundown of the best Black Friday sales in the UK ordered by retailer, be sure to check out our Black Friday sales (opens in new tab) A-Z!

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 takes place on Friday, 25th November 2022 and Cyber Monday follows it on Monday, 28th November. For US shoppers, it's a key date as it's the Friday after Thanksgiving, but countries around the world now participate in Black Friday every year, too.

Despite Black Friday having a fixed date, the deals will typically start to drop early to get shoppers excited, so expect the Black Friday sales to begin around two weeks ahead of Black Friday 2022, from Friday 11th November. As always, we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest deals and when the sales drop.

What will the best Black Friday deals be in 2022?

While we won't know for sure what's happening on Black Friday until the event, judging from last year's Black Friday sale and the sales we've experienced this year, we can make a few educated guesses! At T3, we consider ourselves experts when it comes to Black Friday but we're not fortune tellers, so take our predictions with a pinch of salt!

The main product deals that heavily feature in the Black Friday sales are typically tech or large appliances. Think TVs, laptops, fridge freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and so on. Black Friday is the perfect time to stock up on a new appliance for your kitchen, what with Christmas coming up, so if you're in need of one of these, take a look at Black Friday deals. Tech products are always discounted in the sales so we imagine laptops, headphones, monitors and gaming essentials will be involved.

As we mentioned gaming, the Black Friday sales are often inundated with questions about PS5 restocks (opens in new tab) and other gaming console deals. We don't typically see tons of console deals during the sales, so we'd like to see some PlayStation and Xbox consoles offer this year.

Having said this, deals on everyday supplies are expected to be the most popular this year. As the cost of living crisis has affected our monthly bills, we anticipate many people will be using the Black Friday sales to shop for cheap home essentials. Think dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, tea bags, cleaning sprays, batteries, coat hangers, bin liners, and more. These are always cheap in the sales and we think Black Friday will be no exception.

What were the best Black Friday deals in 2021?

While 2021 was a notable change from the 2020 pandemic, last year was still relatively COVID-driven. The reason we mention this is because there was lots of reports surrounding global supply chain issues for the Black Friday and Christmas sales, and this resulted in a lack of stock on discounted products.

However, the 2021 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales still had incredible offers across a range of departments and stores. Retailers like Amazon, Currys and Argos kicked off their sales weeks earlier than the Black Friday date, giving shoppers more of a chance to bag some early deals.

The Black Friday sales were full of offers on TVs, electric toothbrushes, ovens, fashion, headsets, fridges, LEGO and much more. We anticipate something similar in 2022, so keep this page bookmarked so you can see all the deals on offer when they go live.

Does Black Friday have price match guarantees?

Preparing a battle plan for getting the best Black Friday deals this year is essential, but one thing that can help ensure this happens is to check which retailers are offering a Black Friday price guarantee.

A Black Friday price guarantee means specific retailers will match the price of a product if you can find it cheaper elsewhere. There are a few terms and conditions in place depending on the retailer but this can help you save more money this Black Friday.

Various retailers offer price match guarantees to their Black Friday sales, however, it usually varies from retailer to retailer. While it's not been officially confirmed yet, Black Friday price match guarantees from 2021 included the following retailers: John Lewis, Currys, AO.com and Blacks.

Black Friday buyer protection & cashback

The good news is that, unlike the early days of the modern Black Friday shopping phenomena, buyers today are protected more than ever before. Previously, many Black Friday deals came with little to no buyer protection (specifically online) with retailers selling things with no return policies and dramatically reduced warranty periods of a month or two. We saw certain retailers even selling with sold as seen policies.

These early events didn't benefit from the wide spread of payment services like PayPal, meaning security on online transactions were poor and scams frequently reported. The banks, slow as ever to change, also offered next to no protection for buyers on accounts and cards.

Today, those bad old days have largely ended. Every major retailer we know of now offers some sort of buyer protection on Black Friday and, while banks are still frustratingly slow in dealing with claims, they have now at least begrudgingly accepted that, yes, people do spend money online and, yes, they do deserve some sort of protection from their bank. Contesting payments at banks isn't quick most of the time, but 95% of the time it does now get results.

PayPal is now widespread online, too, and that makes it easier than ever to buy online during the Black Friday sales in confidence. However, we do suggest that anyone shopping in the Black Friday sales does do a few things, regardless, of how confident they feel in the store they're buying from.

First, the same old story applies – if a website you've never heard of is offering the PS5 for half price this Black Friday, then don't rush in and buy blind. If it looks to good to be true then it almost certainly is. Do your research before buying from anywhere you're not familiar with.

Secondly, make sure you read the small print on any deal. A 4K TV that is under half price on Black Friday but only comes with a month warranty means that, if it breaks 32 days later, you're going to be left with an expensive mistake, and one where you'll likely end up spending much more money to fix. That's money you could've spent on a better TV with proper warranty.

One other thing to remember on Black Friday is that many credit cards offer cashback on purchases, and not just during Black Friday. Often you'll be better off getting what on purchase price looks like a more expensive deal but gives you cashback, than a slightly lower one that doesn't. Basically, shop around for the best deal and don't be afraid to spend a little extra effort claiming those cashback offers, as it means you'll get the best Black Friday price on your chosen product.

Black Friday sales

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Is Black Friday cheaper than Prime Day?

Yes, Black Friday is cheaper than Amazon Prime Day (opens in new tab). From the years T3 has covered these events, Black Friday prices tend to be a little cheaper than on Prime Day and, crucially, even if the products aren't cheaper, there are far more of them discounted.

The reason for this is that Black Friday is, one, the more famous shopping event (and therefore retailers and makers reduce their prices accordingly) and, two, it is much later on in the product cycle year. This means that a 4K TV discounted on Black Friday will have, in general, been on the market months longer than it was on Prime Day. It will simply be an older product and depreciation is constant on all products.

Remember, Black Friday is a place where many companies look to offload that year's stock of products before their new stuff lands in January and February of the following year. That doesn't mean it is bad, as last year's products can often be truly excellent pieces of kit and a far more cost effective buy with a great deal on them than splashing out full RRP for the newer product. But it does mean that, come Black Friday, a lot of products will have naturally depreciated in value simply by being on the market for months.

Despite deals in general being cheaper or better than on other big sale days during the year, such as Amazon Prime Day, one thing to remember is that competition for deals is increased. As such, while more deals may be cheaper actually getting them at that price before they sell out is generally harder, too. As such, there are very much two sides to the coin here.

And, of course, none of this means that you can't get stellar deals during other sales events, it's just that there are less of them.

Are Black Friday deals real?

The short answer to this question is, yes, yes they are. But the longer answer is a lot more grey and largely falls on what can be considered a "deal".

So, let's get down to brass tacks. There are three main types of Black Friday deal: the first are pre-agreed price cuts between brands and retailers. These are discounts on new or old products that you will often find at multiple retailers.

The second main type of Black Friday deal is an exclusive discount pre-agreed with a single retailer. This is normally takes the form of a brand discounting a certain product or selection of products for a limited time at a retailer like Amazon.

And the third type of Black Friday deal is more spontaneous price drops at a specific retailer that are driven by an algorithm. The algorithm monitors buying trends and much more data besides and then selects products that could be used as hero products for deals. These hero products are then either discounted down to a new market leading level, or price matched.

So, to answer the question: Yes, Black Friday deals are real in many senses. However, as we've seen many times (opens in new tab), just because a product is discounted at a retailer on Black Friday, and even directly advertised as a "Black Friday deal", that does not mean it's a good product or the cheapest price on the market.

Many retailers use Black Friday as a way to shift end of line or last year's remaining stock in advance of them getting in the new year's fresh product lines. This definitely doesn't mean you shouldn't buy, as the product may still be quality, but it is definitely something to consider when shopping. After all, should you buy this 4K TV that is discounted by 35%, or should you simply wait two months, save up a little more, and then get the brand new version of that 4K TV, potentially getting even more quality and features?

T3's top Black Friday shopping tips and tricks

To score absolutely top tier Black Friday deals you need to be prepared, which is exactly what this best Black Friday deals guide is designed to help you with. Right here we list the tips and tricks that we've used ourselves here at T3 in Black Fridays past to score great deals.

1. Create a wish list of products you want and research them in advance

Honestly, this could not be more important. In fact, if you only follow one piece of advice from this guide then this should be it. First of all, by creating a list of products that you actually want makes you keep focus during the Black Friday sales itself. This means you don't aimlessly wonder into the sale and have you attention grabbed by a discounted product that you don't really want or need, which you then go and buy and, when it arrives, feel buyer's remorse.

Even if you just know, for example, that you want a new 4K TV. By doing your research in advance you can identify a selection of well reviewed models and then look out for discounts on them, rather than dropping money blindly on a discounted 4K panel that could offer sub-standard performance.

2. The devil is in the detail, so don't be afraid to pause for a moment and find it

And, talking of TVs, they are one of a few product categories that demonstrate clearly our next tip, which is to look for the detail of a product before buying. For example, this Black Friday there will be loads of 4K TV deals, but just because a TV has "4K", "UHD" and "HDR" on the box does not mean it is a good TV! There are so many tiers of performance within these things, and arguably they're not really the most important things to be looking out for anyway. As such, be sure to check the detail of any product you are about to buy during Black Friday in the finest of details.

3. Shopping a year behind the market can pay huge dividends

It's a well-known fact now that the Black Friday sales are a way for retailers to shift out the last of the current year's stock in preparation for the new year's models. And, while it is true that shoppers should consider if a discounted product is about to be replaced with a newer model, and factor that into the supposed "discount" or "deal", we actually think that many of the very best deals are on top products that are a year or more old.

For example, this year in 2022 LG has launched its brand new LG C2 4K TV, and there is no doubting that it is superb. However, last year's LG C1 TV is almost as good as it, and is the far more likely of the two panels to get a serious discount this Black Friday. This could see the C1 going for £450-600 less than the C2, while still offering almost as good a package.

4. Focus on the product's price, rather than any advertised "saving"

Retailers often try to bamboozle shoppers by advertising a product's "saving" during Black Friday rather than its price. This is almost always because the saving has been artificially created in one of two ways. Firstly, retailers reach the saving figure by benchmarking it against the products original RRP. It will almost certainly not have been at this price for months, years or ever, so the saving is actually completely fake.

And the second way retailers try to pull the wool over deal-hunters' eyes is by artificially jacking up a products price in the months leading up to the Black Friday sales, just to then bring the product back down to the price it was all along, thereby creating on first glance a big saving. Once again, this saving is completely fake. As such, research a product's price at as many retailers as possible, as well as use price history sites such as camelcamelcamel.com to focus on price, rather than saving.

5. Remember, there is Cyber Monday and the winter holiday season sales, too

Finally, remember that you don't have to buy something on Black Friday, as it is immediately followed by Cyber Monday and the entire winter holiday season sales period. Don't buy just for the sake of "getting a deal on Black Friday". There's plenty of time to buy gifts before Christmas and plenty of other discounts in the sea. If the product you wanted wasn't discounted then wait a little longer, as it almost certainly will be soon. That way you get what you want and not a snap-decision compromise. Remember, at the end of the day deal hunting is supposed to be fun, so never feel stressed or pressurised by the event.

Black Friday Sales and Shopping

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The history behind Black Friday

The first reported mention of Black Friday in the sense of a mass experience comes from November 1951, where the Factory Management and Maintenance journal used the phrase to describe the day after Thanksgiving specifically in terms of workers calling in sick so that they could have the day off. So, while not exactly connected to shopping, the idea that the day after Thanksgiving was not normal and that people were treating it as a kind of one-day holiday are very much evident.

This usage in the journal coincided with another use of it to describe the rise in traffic on the Friday (and Saturday) that directly following Thanksgiving, too. "Black Friday" and "Black Saturday" were phases used by the US police in the 1950s to describe these days.

And, while shopping was indeed taking place on these days in the 1950s, it wasn't really until the 1960s where the phrase started to get associated specifically with the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush (opens in new tab). Interestingly, there was a concerted effort to change the name from Black Friday to Big Friday at one point, but that never caught on.

Fun Black Friday facts

1. There's a Mexican version of Black Friday – Yes, it's true. In Mexico there is a nationwide shopping event called El Buen Fin (opens in new tab), which began in 2011 and takes place, traditionally, on the weekend before the Mexican Revolution Day, which is observed on the third Monday of November. The event sees huge sales launched by all the country's major retailers and opening hours are extended, too.

2. The predecessor to Black Friday came from Canada Also totally true. Canadian department store Eaton's held a "Santa Claus parade" (opens in new tab) on December 2nd, 1905, which when Santa appeared at its finale, marked the start of the holiday season, and therefore of holiday shopping. Spectators were naturally encouraged to shop at Eaton's for their Christmas presents. Due to the success of this, US department stores such as Macy's copied this, launching their own versions such as the first Macy's parade, which was held in New York in 1924.

3. Black Friday doesn't refer to "going into the black" – For a while a common myth surrounding Black Friday was that it was named after retailers saying they were "going into the black", as in they were going into profit for the year. And you can see why that idea caught traction. But interestingly there is no recorded proof of this (opens in new tab). See T3's Black Friday history section on this page for a more factual history of the Black Friday name and phenomenon.

4. About 12% of Black Friday shoppers will be drunk – Yes, we're afraid this one is true, too. Thousands of people will make Black Friday purchases this year while under the influence of alcohol, which probably explains some of the weirder purchases we've seen here at T3. Remember guys, that discounted inflatable dinosaur looks amazing 5 drinks in at 11:73pm, but will fill you with buyer's remorse come the morning.

5. Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers – That's right, we kid you not, the busiest day all year round for plumbers is Black Friday. The phenomenon as reported by Business Insider (opens in new tab), is caused by people on Thanksgiving being less than optimal in terms of how they get rid of their garbage and food waste, with kitchen sinks and garbage disposals getting blocked up. Calls for plumbers increase by up to 50% compared to a normal Friday on Black Friday, and over 27% up compared to a normal Friday-to-Sunday period. Yikes!

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: What's the difference?

So, what is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well, when Black Friday was originally established, Black Friday shopping was done by going into physical stores. In comparison, Cyber Monday (which is the Monday after Thanksgiving) was created to encourage people to shop online.

While today people tend to shop the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales online, Cyber Monday was first debuted in 2008 and people were still shopping predominantly in stores. Essentially, Cyber Monday became the online equivalent to Black Friday and was considered a way for smaller retail websites to compete with larger chains.

Nowadays, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (opens in new tab) run over the Thanksgiving weekend, giving shoppers multiple days to shop the deals on offer.

Black Friday & the T3 coverage difference

As the Black Friday phenomenon has exploded over the past 10 years the amount of publications covering the sales has risen dramatically. Now, wherever you look online, there are scores of titles producing content around the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but there's a very good reason to trust T3's coverage more than any other.

This is because this is what T3 exists for. We spend each and every day of the year hunting out the best products and the best deals on those products. We're professionals at deal hunting and delivering our readers the very best prices on top products and technology.

That's why when it comes round to Black Friday (or any other major sales event of the year, such as Amazon Prime Day), T3 only recommends quality products and actual deals. We don't sell our readers short just to make quick buck, and ensure that we filter only the genuine deals from the sales and leave the exploitative fake deals firmly on the virtual shelf – even if we could make more money by recommending them.

We don't expect newcomers to T3 to take our word blindly, though, and fully recommend that every deal we recommend you compare to everything else on the market. This way you will see how T3 only recommends the best Black Friday deals, and join the ranks of readers who know that T3's name is synonymous with deal-hunting excellence.

After all, our whole reason to exist is to surface great products to our readers, and then get them the best price on those products. So if our readers walk away from Black Friday with dated tech that, actually, wasn't a good deal at all, then we're sabotaging our fundamental core mission. And that's something T3 absolutely will not do to cash in for a few days of the year. We're professionals that do this job 365 days a year, and that's the T3 difference.

T3's Black Friday retailer guides

As well as keeping this best Black Friday deals 2022 guide updated, T3 also has dedicated retailer guides, too. These are great for showing you all the deals that are directly available from a certain store during the Black Friday sales, so if you already know the products you're looking to bag discounts on, why not narrow down your search with one of T3's retailer-specific guides? Check them out below...