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Back to Black: Our Essential Guide to Black Friday Bargain Hunting

Posted November 17, 2017 - Blog Posts,News and Blog

We’re just one week away from the shopping event of the year. Yes, folks, Black Friday is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. This year, Black Friday is on 24 November but in reality, there will be offers from the 17-27 November so you have time to shop around. Retailers across the land are already gearing up to offer pre-Christmas discounts on lots of products, including TVs, recorders, sound bars and streamers.

Black Friday used to be confined to the US, but here in the UK, it’s now definitely a thing! Last year, UK shoppers spent almost £6bn during the Black Friday sales, with some retailers slashing prices on TVs by up to 36%.

To help you through the maze, we’ve put together a handy guide on the best places to keep track of those those Black Friday bargains. It’s worth revisiting these sites throughout the week and on the big day to ensure you have the most up-to-date info on all the fast-breaking deals.

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TechRadar’s Black Friday guide includes carefully curated picks of the best prices on a range of cheap TVs from a wide collection of reliable retailers.

Radio Times not only has updated information on the best Black Friday deals but is showing discounts on TVs in the run-up to the big day.

The Independent has some pointers to great TV deals, and some helpful tips on upgrading to the next level of TV technology.

The Mirror also offers helpful advice on getting the best Black Friday deals – including the very wise tip to do your research before parting with your hard-earned cash!

The Telegraph has some recommendations on the best TVs to look out for when shopping around on Black Friday. And there’s also a very useful guide to the jargon surrounding TV technology. If you don’t know your OLED from your HDR, this is the place to come!

Some retailers have already fired the starting gun on Black Friday, offering some really great discounts on top TVs.

Amazon’s Black Friday party starts on 17 November. For a full week, Amazon will be slashing prices on its vast range of electrical products, including TVs.

For example, the best-selling Hisense H495500UK TV is now only £369.00 – saving customers a massive £150.00 on the usual retail price – and there’s free delivery in the UK. Equipped with Freeview HD, Freeview Play, WIFI, internet browser and built-in apps, this really is a full-on entertainment system. And with 4 times the detail of full HD, you’ll be able to enjoy all your Christmas programmes with pin-sharp precision.

Currys PC World

Like Amazon, Currys PC World just can’t wait for Black Friday, so they’ve already started with some great early offers. They’ve also put together a helpful guide on how to survive Black Friday!

One of their best buys is the LG 43UJ634V. This terrific TV was £649.00 but is now only £369.00 – an incredible discount for a TV with 4K Ultra HD HDR, Freeview Play and catchup access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play. There’s free next day delivery in the UK, and you can also save up to £200 on selected soundbars and 4k Blu-ray players when you buy this TV. The only thing better than a top-notch viewing experience is when it comes at a discount!

Most Currys PC World stores across the UK now feature a dedicated LG Freeview Play demo TV, so make sure to ask for a demo today!


Argos has also launched some pre-Black Friday deals, and they’re sure to include some more great deals on TVs on the big day. As with all retailers, it’s a good idea to make sure that the TV you’re looking for definitely has Freeview Play, which offers live TV on demand in one place.

Richer Sounds

Why wait until Black Friday? That’s what Richer Sounds are saying, and they’re getting in early with some terrific TV discounts.

The LG 43UJ630V is now just £369, a saving of £180.00 on the original price. That’s a terrific discount on one of the best smart TV interfaces around. And with Freeview Play built in, catching up on all those shows you missed while sleeping off Christmas dinner will be easy as (mince) pie!

John Lewis

Last year, John Lewis didn’t take part in Black Friday, but in 2017 they’re back with the promise that even during their Black Friday event they’ll be checking and responding to competitors’ promotions and prices.

Accessorise your buys!

With all the savings you’re making on a new TV, you’ll be able to splash out on a few new gadgets to enhance your viewing experience.

How about a wireless sound bar to give you that cinema-style audio in your sitting room? Curry’s PC World has a great deal on the Samsung HW-K450 2.1 sound bar – just £149 (a saving of £150). It has a rich and powerful sound, and the wireless subwoofer creates detailed audio and deep bass, without compromising on clarity. It can also easily be connected to your phone or tablet via a Bluetooth connection.SoundBarYou can’t settle down for the festive season movies without a snack, and what better than some home-made popcorn! For just £24.99, John Lewis is offering some fifties-inspired style with its Gourmet Gadgetry retro popcorn maker. Using only hot air, the machine turns kernels into warm popcorn in just three minutes. And because no oil is involved, it’s a healthy snack attack!


Once you’ve finally finished your Christmas shopping, you can come home and relax in front of the telly, and give your feet some well-earned pampering. The Visiq Bubble foot spa has three settings, providing heat, massage or both to ease your aches and pains. And even better, you can save 10% if you buy from Argos.


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