It's hard for retailers to stand out amid the Black Friday hype, so why not beat their rivals by launching their sales early?
That's clearly what Argos has been thinking, because it's kicked off Black Friday several days early. There are some decent deals to be had, too.
Argos is offering several hundred pounds off 4K TVs, great discounts on cameras at all price levels and some good deals on Beats audio products too. You can also pick up decent deals on Windows laptops, fitness trackers, smartwatches and sat-navs too.
As with any bargains, make sure you know what you're looking at: for example, Argos is currently reporting big savings on MacBooks, but the price after the savings is identical to Apple's price for the same laptops. You'll see the same with other retailers, which is why we'd recommend checking the price elsewhere before handing over your card details.
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Best Argos Black Friday deals: technology, TVs, gaming and gadgets
We've had a look at the Black Friday deals on the Argos website and there are some pretty good ones. You can see all the deals here, but here are our picks so far:
Samsung Galaxy S5: Get last year's best Samsung phone for just £269.95 at Argos
Action camera: Save £140 on the GoPro Hero 3+ camera and extra battery pack
Wireless headphones: Save £93 on Jabra Pulse wireless headphones, now £99.99
Smartphone: Get a refurbished iPhone 4S for just £99.95
Wireless headphones: Get Philips wireless headphones for £29.99. That's less than half price.
Wearables: Better than half price: Microsoft Band in Large, £67.99 (also available in small)
More Argos Black Friday deals in technology, TV, gaming and gadgets
Cheap TV: Half price Seiki 55 inch LED TV: £349
Smartphones: £60 off SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S5 mobiles: £269.95
Sat-nav: £60 off TomTom GO 50 Western Europe: £99.99 and better than half price on the Garmin Nuvi 2517M UK and Ireland, £89.99. For an even cheaper TomTom, the Start 25 is going for £89.99. Or for an EVEN CHEAPER TomTom, how about the Start 20 for £69.99.
Tablets: Half price Lenovo A8 tablet, £49.99
Speakers: Half price Bose SoundDock XT, £64.95
Windows Laptop: £50 off Toshiba L50-C-1T1 Satellite Ci3 laptop, £429
Cheap cameras: Half price Polaroid IEX29 cameras, £39.99
Cameras: Half price Canon Ixus 165 cameras, £69.99 (multiple offers)
Sound base: £50 off the Sony HT-XT100 Soundbase with built-in subwoofer, now £109
Speakers: £40 off Acoustic Solutions Bluetooth towers speakers in white, now £59.99
Soundbar: £75 off Philips 200W soundbar with wireless subwoofer, now £124.99
MP3 Players: Save 1/3 on Sony Walkman MP3 players, now £29.99
Now TV: Get the Now TV box with a 3-month Sky TV entertainment pass for £12.99
Cheapo compact camera: Want a compact camera for the kids but want it cheap? Can't say fairer than £39.99 for this Polaroid model
Smartphone: You can now get the Vodafone Smart First 6 smartphone for just £22.49
Soundbar: This 100W Bush subwoofer "with built in subwoofer" is just £38.99
GoPro: Get the best ever GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition for £328.99
GoPro: Get a spare battery for your Hero 4 for just £15.99
Portable DVD player: Or get an even cheaper one from Alba for £49.99
Panasonic TV: Get a 32-inch TV - ideal as a bedroom screen - from Panasonic for just £169
Cheap Samsung phone: Get a cheapo mobile phone from Vodafone and Samsung for just £7.49
DAB radio: Get this Bush DAB radio for just £29.99 - that's half price
Nikon compact: Get the well renowned Nikon Coolpix S7000 compact camera, now £128.99
Blu-ray player: Get this LG Blu-ray and DVD player for £49
DVD player: Want to just play DVDs? Get this Sony DVD player for just £24.99
Monitor: Get a Samsung curved 27-inch LED monitor for £188.99
Best Argos Black Friday deals: Home and Kitchen
George Foreman grills are less than half price at £39.99, with a Morphy Richards Rotisserie Mini oven better than half price at £39.99 and a Delonghi AM82 stainless steel microwave a snip at £54.99. On a health kick? The Nutri Ninja blender is down from £94.99 to £39.99. For those of us with less healthy lifestyles, there are good discounts on coffee machines with discounts taking Dolce Gusto and Tassimo machines to below half price, with sizeable discounts on filter and espresso machines too.
Argos is also offering sizeable discounts on fridge freezers, such as £140 off a Hotpoint frost free model bringing the price down to £349.99 and £130 off cream, red, black or lime green retro models from Bush.
Best Argos Black Friday deals: toys
If your kids have already written their letters to Santa, he might want to stock up in Argos: there are big discounts on toys, with some 2,015 products in the Black Friday clearout. As you'd expect there are savings among outdoor summer toys such as trampolines and playhouses, but there are also deals on less seasonal products including:
Better than half price: Star Wars Stormtrooper Electric Scooter, now £97.99
Better than half price: Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle Playset, now £94.99
Best Argos Black Friday deals: Health and Beauty
Argos stocks all kinds of health and beauty products, so it's hardly a surprise to see so many Black Friday deals. These ones are particularly good:
Electric toothbrush: Oral-B Pro Care 6000, reduced from £229 to £69.99. Lots of toothbrushes in the sale, including the Philips Sonicare HX9331, down from £249.99 to £114.99.
Electric shaver: Braun Series 3-390 Electric Shaver, reduced from £169.99 to £49.99
Massage chair: Shiatsu Massaging Chair, reduced from £269.99 to £107.99
Hair straighteners: Babyliss Elegance Hair Straightener, reduced from £74.99 to £29.99