Today is officially Black Friday, and if you’re thinking of upgrading your TV, now’s the time to bag a bargain. It’s all a bit of a maze, so if you’re wondering where on earth to start, start here!
Deals, deals, deals!
As usual, Amazon is early off the blocks, with plenty of deals right up to midnight on Friday. Amazon are offering 25% off selected TVs from Toshiba, Philips, Hisense and other popular brands.
For example, you could save £201.00 on this Philips 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Plus and Freeview Play. Ultra HD has four times the resolution of standard Full HD, delivering sharper, crisper, more detailed images. And with HDR Plus you can enjoy improved colour and contrast.
Curry’s are promising to refund the difference of any product if their Black Friday price changes after you buy it. Plus there’s free delivery on all orders. There are already lots of great offers on TVs, including…
This Sharp 32-inch Smart LED TV comes with Freeview Play to ensure you’ll never miss your favourite shows. And the Black Friday deal means you’ll save £100, with additional savings on selected soundbars when you buy this TV.
AO.com is promising its biggest ever Black Friday, but you’ll need to be quick – some TVs have already sold out.
This Toshiba TV comes with a 43-inch 4K Ultra HD screen that adds amazing clarity and superb detail, and you can stream all your favourite movies and catch up with the latest programmes on Freeview Play. And with a 24% saving, your wallet will enjoy it as much as you do!
Black Friday starts right now at Richer Sounds, who are offering to refund the difference if any of their prices go down between now and Black Friday. Perfect, for those looking for new electronics, without the hassle of the Black Friday crowds.
This includes Hisense’s 50AE6100UK 50 inch 4K Ultra TV for only £349 – a saving of £100 (not to mention a massive 6-year guarantee). This is exceptional value for a TV that delivers 4K ultra high definition images and lots of smart entertainment features, including easy access to apps such as Netflix, Amazon, and the BBC iPlayer, and the RemoteNOW app, which enables you to control your TV as well as stream content from your smartphone.
The king of Christmas adverts has recently changed their name to John Lewis and Partners. However, what hasn’t changed is their appetite for bringing the Great British public big discounts during their Black Friday sale.
They’re keeping quiet about their offers, but based on last year’s Black Friday sale, we’d expect big deals on entry-level tech, including the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo Dot, as well as big savings on televisions (all with their 5-year guarantee). They’ll also be continuing their ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ policy, which means they’ll be price matching with their competitors throughout Black Friday.
Like John Lewis, Argos are keeping their Black Friday bargains on a need-to-know basis. However, last year they sold a whopping 15,394 televisions during Black Friday, so there’s a good chance there will be plenty of offers if you’re looking to upgrade your entertainment system.
Helpfully, Argos have provided some useful Black Friday advice, including:
- Their sale begins at 12.01am on Friday 23 November
- The quietest time to shop is between 3am and 4am
- Setting up an account before the big day will help speed up purchases
Keep in the loop
Many of the news websites have launched their own Black Friday guides. It’s definitely worth revisiting these sites all the way up to Black Friday to make sure you’re fully up to date on the best deals.
Tech Radar has produced a very helpful guide to how to get the best Black Friday deals, and what to look for when buying a new TV. You can also keep up to date with fast-breaking bargains on the Tech Radar Twitter feed.
The Independent has pulled together top tips for spotting the best bargains.
The Sun’s Black Friday guide includes a handy list of the TVs to look out for, as well as the stores with the best deals.
Radio Times reports that there are already plenty of discounts on TVs from retailers getting ahead of the game in the run-up to the big day.
MoneySavingExpert.com brings the experience of Martin Lewis and his team to help Black Friday bargain hunters find the best deals.
The Observer’s Black Friday guide offers readers important advice on researching and price-checking, avoiding scams and protecting the consumer’s rights.