The Top 20 Deals & Discounts of Black Friday 2018
The anarchy of Black Friday has returned once more, and while the frenetic riot of retail therapy can oft prove disorientating, with a smorgasbord of offers on gizmos, gadgets and thingymabobs, there's no doubt that it's the best time of year to grab a self-indulgent bargain or sort your Christmas shopping out on the cheap.
To help you cut through the noise, we've been up since 2am scouring social media and every website under the sun to find the very best deals and discounts that Black Friday has to offer. Below you can find the fruits of our labours: from 40% off Smart TVs to big savings on tablets and gaming consoles.
1) Samsung 43" 4K Smart TV – £349
This 43 inch Samsung Smart TV uses the latest HDR, PurColor and UHD Dimming technology to present images in ludicrously crisp 4K Ultra HD. The TV comes with built-in Freeview, with access to 70 subscription-free channels as well as an array of Smart Apps, and is down from an original price of £499.
2) Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet – £99.99
Down from £150, this is likely the cheapest you'll find a tablet of this power and spec: the Fire HD 10 boasts a full 1080p HD display generated by a screen of over 2 million pixels, a 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and up to 10 hours of battery life. If all that isn't enough, this tablet now also comes with Alexa hands-free assistant and a free 3-month trial to Amazon Music Unlimited.
3) Lucky Voice Karaoke Kit – £50
You can grab any Lucky Voice Karaoke Kit for the crazy low price of £50 during the Black Friday to Cyber Monday period. Perfect as a gift for music lovers, entertaining at parties, or keeping the kids out of mischief, the kit is easy to use and comes with access to a Spotify-style streaming service of over 9000 contemporary and classic karaoke anthems that includes on-screen lyrics to help you nail your favourite tunes.
4) Nintendo Switch – £249
Nintendo limit the amount by which you can discount their consoles and games, so this is the cheapest you're going to see the Nintendo Switch this year. The Switch transfers seamlessly from a home console that links up to your TV, into a hand held device with touch screen that you can easily play on the tube. This Amazon deal comes with a hassle free download link to Fortnite, and there's also the option to include a game for an additional £30-50 depending on the title.
5) Acer R11 Chromebook – £209
Down from £279.99, Acer's R11 Chromebook is a versatile option for those in need of a laptop/tablet hybrid that'll last and won't break the bank. An aluminium top cover finished with nano-imprint tech gives the R11 a futuristic feel, and its four usage modes (laptop, pad, display and tent) combined with a wireless performance that's up to three times faster than the previous generation make it perfect for day to day streaming and browsing.
6) Fitbit Charge 2 – £79.99
The Fitbit Charge 2 syncs to your smartphone via the Fitbit App, helping you track heart rate, fitness, exercise, calorie burn, step count and sleep quality. The Charge can also receive calls, text and calendar alerts, and there's even a guided breathing function for quieter moments. Down from £119.99, this is as good a bargain for a fitness focused smartwatch as you'll find before the January sales.
7) Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Speaker – £99.99
Offering great value for money at half the usual asking price, the Sony XB41 is brilliant fun, with built-in strobe and lighting effects that synchronise to the beat of whatever music you're playing. Wireless chain bluetooth tech allows you to connect up to 100 other speakers for an impromptu sound system at your next house party and a 24 hour battery life combined with water- and dust- proofing also make this a great speaker for the beach/festival season come summer.
8) LG 75" Smart 4K TV – £999
For those craving a monstrous 75 inches worth of glorious Ultra HD 4K screenage, this LG Smart TV is discounted by a whopping £800 from a previous RRP of £1,799. A built in ThinQ AI voice assistant helps with channel surfing, and the TV is also compatible with both Google and Amazon's smart assistants.
9) Now TV 9 Month Sky Sports Pass – £186
If you do opt for a giant 4K telly, you'll need something to put on it and Now TV's 40% discount on its monthly Sky Sports make it a strong contender. For £179 you get 9 months of access to all 10 Sky Sports channels streamed to an array of devices and a free Now TV Stick thrown in to boot. For film lovers there's also a year of Sky Entertainment and Sky Movies bundle for £109.
10) iRobot 680 Roomba Vacuum Cleaner – £269.99
Roomba iRobot vacuum cleaners are really smart, cleaning floors either on a schedule or at the push of a button, and automatically returning to a home base to recharge when low on battery. The 680 boasts an hour of run time and has a dustbag capacity of 0.6 litres. Down an impressive £200 from an original price tag of £469.99, this is a great deal for hassle-free hoovering.
11) Xbox One S + Battlefield V – £179
This Xbox One S bundle is ludicrously cheap for a current generation of gaming console and one of the biggest games of 2018. Part of the Game Black Friday Sale, you can also grab a 500GB PS4 + Red Dead Redemption for only £219.99. And if you're after the current Gen+ versions of the two major consoles, the PS4 Pro 1TB + Red Dead Redemption is down to £329.99, while the Xbox One X 1TB + Fallout 76 is slightly pricier at £379.99.
12) Google Pixelbook 128GB Chromebook – £699
Another Chromebook, but with a lot more power (and larger price tag) than the Acer R11: Google's Pixelbook features a 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor that blasts through tasks with ease, and has built in Google Assistant and Pixelbook Pen support for creative types. A tasty £300 off the usual £999 price tag makes this a very attractive deal for a top of the line Chromebook!
13) VertuoPlus Nespresso Coffee Machine – £99
Over 40% off the usual price of this Nespresso machine means this is definitely a deal for the caffeine addicts amongst us. One of the simplest products in the Nespresso range, the VertuoPlus makes enjoying a barista quality cup of joe in the morning really easy, taking only 40 seconds to transform one of the brand's coffee pods in to a steaming hot cup of scrumptious energy.
14) Samsung S9 – £28/month
An upfront cost of only £25 followed by a really low £28/month contract make this a very attractive proposition for anyone looking to upgrade to the latest Samsung for cheap. The contract is with Vodaphone over a 24 month period and comes with unlimited calls, texts and 40GB of data each month.
15) Beats By Dre – £49.99
A saving of £40 (almost half price) on these Beats by Dre On-Ear Headphones offers a rare opportunity for music lovers to introduce themselves to the Beats by Dre range without breaking the bank.
16) Samsung Soundbar – £299
A better than half price £400 discount on this Samsung soundbar make it a great shout for anyone looking to take their home movie nights to the next level. It also comes with a 9-month subscription to Deezer Premium music streaming service to really test out the built-in subwoofer, and a 6-month supply of free popcorn.
17) Sony ILCE7M2B Mirrorless Camera – £875.24
Photography enthusiasts looking for an intermediate Compact System Camera will love the £674.75 (44%) reduction on this mirrorless Sony ILCE7M2B. A 24.3 MP full frame sensor, robust camera body and 117 point hybrid autofocus system all combine to help this compact camera pack a mighty punch. Not recommended as a purchase for beginners!
18) Apple MacBook Pro 256GB – £1,699.97
Reduced in price by an impressive £590, this intel Core i7 Macbook with 16GB of RAM and a 15inch display still isn't exactly cheap. You do get what you pay for with Macbooks, however, and they have a tendency to last that can often justify the hefty price tag. Worth considering if you are in the market for a laptop that'll still be running smoothly 5 years down the line.
19) Nikon D3500 + 18-55 VR Lens
£100 off the usual price of this Nikon D3500 make it an attractive entry-level DSLR beginners looking to start out in the world of high end photography. A powerful 24.2 MP DX-format sensor and HD movie shooting at up to 60 frames per second combined with a special guide mode for those new to a DSLR mean this is one of the easiest cameras on the market to shoot high quality photos and videos with.
20) Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – £199
Down from £299, the Dyson V6 is an incredibly easy to use vacuum that has a special tool specifically designed for the removal of pet hair from carpets and furniture. The Dyson docking station also helps to reduce clutter, no longer requiring your home vacuum cleaner to be banished underneath the stairs when not in use.
Fancy singing karaoke at home? Check out our range of Karaoke Kits all currently reduced to £50 for Black Friday