UK Black Friday deals 2015
By S21, 17 Nov 2015, last updated 27 Nov 2015
If there's a big bold arrow on your calendar pointing at 27th November, 2015, you're already clued up about Black Friday. But remember that retailers won't just be slashing prices on Black Friday itself, but right through the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend, from 27th - 30th November. There are also sales taking place in the lead-up to the big weekend, so it's not too early to start searching for bargains and snatching those deals!
It's back, and it's bigger than ever
Black Friday is predicted to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Although it's still quite new here in the UK, it's really taken off, and Experian-IMRG expects online sales during Black Friday 2015 to exceed £1 billion for the first time in UK history. The Centre for Retail Research estimates that total shopping over the 4-day period including Cyber Monday will be around £3.5 billion.
Last year, the number of visitors to S21 tripled on Black Friday, and this year we're expecting an even bigger flood. Prices and links to retailers will be updated on our review pages in real time, and by buying online you can avoid the crush of High Street shopping.
Here are our top tips for making the most of Black Friday:
1. Do your research in advance. Read our expert reviews and user experiences to choose the product that's best for you.
2. Find out which retailers stock your chosen product, so you can quickly locate the best bargain when the sales begin.
3. Don't leave it too late to grab the best deals. If you plan to shop in-store, you might want to camp out overnight, and equip yourself with some body armour for when the pushing and shoving gets started. Or you could just shop online and save yourself that hassle.
4. Don't kick yourself if you miss the big day. Sales will continue through to Cyber Monday on 30th November, and even up to Christmas itself. There will be more heavy discounting on Boxing Day too.
Retailers are keeping their best offers close to their chest, but here are some advance tips.
Carphone Warehouse has announced a "Black Tag" event beginning on Monday 23rd November. On Monday, it's offering the following deals:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 free at just £22 a month – saving £200
- Nexus 5X free at just £18.50 – saving £200
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge only £50 upfront and just £32.49 a month – saving £100
- HTC A9 free at just £23.50 a month – saving £200
The event will run for 10 days with new deals each day. Visit the Carphone Warehouse to see the latest Black Tag deals.
Three's Black Friday deals just went live on Friday morning. Deals include saving £125 on the Samsung Galaxy S6, and £216 on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.
Deals end at 10pm on Monday 30th November.
Buymobiles.net is running its Black Friday deals from 24th - 30th November, with big discounts on popular contract phones, for example:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB - £29.99 per month - free with code FRIDAY1
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB - £32.49 per month - free with code FRIDAY2
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4- £26 per month - free with code FRIDAY4
- iPhone 6s 16GB - £37.49 per month - free with code FRIDAY9
- Sony Xperia Z5 - £34.99 per month - free with code FRIDAY16
Amazon is kicking off already with Lightning Deals in electronics, video games and clothing, and these will change daily. This year, hundreds of Amazon Marketplace sellers will also be taking part in promotions. Prime members will get early access to some of these deals, which is important as stock is limited. You can join Prime with £20 off the normal £79 per year cost, if you join by 18th November.
Currys / PC World is gearing up for Black Friday, but has been running sales for several weeks already. The retailer is offering to price-match any deal you can find at any of its major competitors.
Asda is one of the retailers that helped to get Black Friday started in this country, but this year, it's decided to shun the big day, following in-store fights in 2014. Instead, it will be offering discounts right through the run-up to Christmas.
Tesco, by contrast, has said it will offer significant discounts on expensive items. The company has reportedly hired extra security guards after fights broke out in Tesco stores last year.
Argos is offering deals on the three Fridays before Black Friday itself.
John Lewis is keeping quiet about its plans, but has promised to honour its 'Never Knowingly Undersold' pledge and price-match its competitors.
AO.com, the appliance and TV specialist, will be slashing prices on 4K TVs, washing machines, and American-style fridge-freezers, amongst other goods. It's increased its warehouse space and put more delivery vans on the road in anticipation of demand.
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Comment by annie
on 27th Nov 2015
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