Can you hear that? It’s a rumble that will make your coffee ripple à la in an ominous way Jurassic Park. A sound that slowly grows louder as shoppers across the country bang on their keyboards in search of a bargain. It’s the sound of Black Friday, of course, and it’s here sooner than ever.
While it’s unclear what impact the ongoing cost-of-living crisis will have on sales this November, Black Friday still represents the gold standard when it comes to saving money, especially for those looking for a bargain for large technical articles .
We’re talking about televisions, smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, game consoles and much more at reduced prices. Of course, Black Friday isn’t officially scheduled to start until November 25, but retailers have thrown caution to the wind this year, with Currys, Argos, Very and AO all launching their Black Friday deals weeks in advance.
However, it can be a jungle out there. Some deals aren’t always as good as they seem, and figuring out exactly where to spend your hard-earned cash can be difficult. This is where the IndyBest team comes in.
With our world-class team of bargain-hunting experts, we’ll be rounding up the best Black Friday 2022 deals on TVs, games, appliances and mattresses throughout November, as well as dedicated guides for Apple, Boots and Amazon. But if you’re looking for an outstanding tech discount, you’ve come to the right place. The best Black Friday tech deals (yet) are ahead of us.
The best tech deals early Black Friday 2022
Two Amazon Echo Dots: Was £43.98 Now £29.98 Amazon.co.uk
While not strictly a Black Friday deal, we’ve just discovered that Amazon has a deal where two third-gen Echo Dot speakers can be purchased for £29.98. That’s a saving of £14 on the usual price when buying a pair. All you have to do is add both to your cart and use code 2ECHODOT3 at checkout. Set up a home intercom system with a pair of these smart Alexa speakers, or use them to create a stereo pair while listening to music.
This Garmin smartwatch deal currently comes with a massive £270 discount, cutting the cost by almost 50 per cent this Black Friday. It features a stainless steel bezel, advanced workout tracking, and you can preload your own maps. It can also be used to make contactless payments when paired with a compatible smartphone, and the built-in compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter sensors allow you to track your outdoor activities.
GoPro Hero 9 Black: Was £379.99 Now £289.99, Very.co.uk
Very has knocked off a handsome £90 from the GoPro Hero 9 action camera in this early Black Friday deal. The rugged snapper landed a spot in our roundup of the best action cameras, earning a 9/10 rating. “The GoPro Hero 9 packs a punch with 5K capture and an extremely useful front screen,” our author said in his review. “With the new processor included in the 10 Black, the Hero 9’s touchscreen and overall UI responsiveness are a bit lacking in comparison, but for most casual or enthusiast users, we don’t think this will be a deal-breaker.” .”
Oral-B crossaction Pro 1 680 electric toothbrush: Was £59.99 now £24.99, Currys.co.uk
This Oral-B electric toothbrush is over 50 percent off at Currys. The Crossaction Pro has a claimed 10-day battery life, a timer function and comes with a brush head and travel case. The head oscillates, rotates and pulses to help clean your teeth, and the wireless charging base makes it easy to charge the battery between brushes.
Samsung Series 7 Spacemax American-style fridge freezer: Was £1,579 now £999, Currys.co.uk
This huge, American-style, two-door fridge freezer has an equally big discount, with Currys taking £580 off the regular price. The fridge in matt stainless steel has a capacity of 409 l and the freezer 225 l. It’s said to be completely frost-free and features an integrated in-door water and ice dispenser with no installation required.
Asus vivobook 15: Was £449.99, now £349.99, Very.co.uk
Asus is known for its excellent mid-range laptops and this best-selling 15-inch Asus vivobook is no exception. It’s a sleek looking device with an HD screen that’s perfect for everyday professional tasks as well as entertainment. It would be the ideal companion device for students, telecommuters, or anyone who needs a no-frills laptop to catch up on emails on the train.
Sony Bravia XR55A80JU 55-inch smart TV: Was £1,399 now £999, Currys.co.uk
This deal sees a 55-inch Sony OLED TV reduced by an impressive £400 to £999. The TV has all the smart features you’d expect, including access to your favorite streaming services and apps, and a 120Hz refresh rate, making it ideal for gaming with a next-gen console like the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series makes X
Garmin Instinct Solar: Was £319.99 Now £179, Very.co.uk
Very has reduced Garmin’s Instinct solar smartwatch by a whopping £140.99 this Black Friday. The Instinct Solar is aimed at adventurers and landed a spot in our round-up of the best Garmin smartwatches. It features a rugged design with a focus on outdoor navigation on hikes and trails. “We really liked the Instinct’s dialed back screen, which is a simple black and white display,” our writer said in his review. “Undoubtedly, the simplicity of the face contributes to this wearable’s tremendous battery life – Garmin claims it will charge for up to 24 days, and up to 30 more if you make the most of its solar charging feature.” Yes, that’s potential battery life of 54 days.
When is Black Friday 2022 in the UK?
The date for Black Friday changes slightly each year as it falls on a day of the week rather than a specific date. But it always follows the US holiday of Thanksgiving, which falls on November 24 this year. So you don’t need a calendar to figure out that Black Friday falls on November 25th.
But wait a minute, because many retailers (actually pretty much all) have realized how hungry for bargains we all are, and 24 hours just isn’t enough time to catch them all. Instead, we ask you to buckle up and shop cheap for a whole weekend. Maybe even a whole week.
Even that fell short, with several retailers kicking off Black Friday celebrations a full month early this year. And just when you think it’s all over, it all spills over into Cyber Monday. In the black-and-white days before TikTok, this was the online equivalent of Black Friday store sales, but now it’s hard to tell when one ends and the other begins. Basically everything starts in November and ends sometime in December.
Don’t worry though, as we’ll guide you every step of the way.
When do the Black Friday 2022 sales start?
That’s difficult to answer. Officially, Black Friday in the US is supposed to begin the day after Thanksgiving, but with each Black Friday cycle, retailers are moving farther and farther from that date.
Because every retailer likes to go its own way. Some start days or even weeks earlier, while others stay true to tradition and open the doors on the morning of November 25th.
What is Cyber Monday and when is it?
As previously mentioned, Cyber Monday follows Black Friday. In some cases, this means a whole new set of offers and discounts that are only available for one day or for the rest of the following week. Or for others, it simply means rebranding their existing Black Friday offerings. It all depends on how much inventory needs to be moved and how much effort the marketing department wants to put in.
What we can say is that Cyber Monday will serve as the last chance to snag deals on tech as well as home appliances, kitchen appliances, TVs and laptops before the Christmas sales come to life a few weeks later.
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