The best Black Friday UK deals 2018

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Black Friday is coming this Friday but the truth is that most of the UK's big retailers have already gone live with plenty of 'cheapest ever' offers. Black Friday is the sales event of the year - the one day you're guaranteed to see the best prices on TVs, laptops, games consoles and mobile phones.

On Sunday we saw the launch of this year's best Black Friday phone deal which gets you a Samsung Galaxy S9 with 4GB data and unlimited calls and texts for just £621.99.

We've also seen a ridiculous Black Friday broadband deal which gives you two years of broadband for just £9.99 per month - that's the cheapest broadband deal the UK has ever seen.

And last week also saw the launch of some other crazy subscription deals including this crazy VPN deal which offers an 88% discount and gets you a full VPN service for about £1 per month, and a 39% price cut on Adobe Creative Cloud.

This week we're expecting to see some excellent Black Friday deals on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch - if you want one of these consoles before Christmas then this week is the time to buy one. We'll list the best offers on this page as they go up.

It's going to be an interesting Black Friday this year - retail in the UK hasn't been doing amazingly well this year, with many sites and stores forced to run sales and promotions regularly throughout the year in order to encourage cautious Britons to spend some money.

So for their Black Friday deals this year it's possible that retailers won't be able to discount as much as we'd normally expect. It's also possible it'll go the other way, and that the immense competition in every category forces prices down anyway.

We'll have to wait and see on that one - but rest assured TechRadar has a team of 30 journalists on station this year to search out all of the best Black Friday deals on all of the best products - so if you want to know what's worth buying then bookmark this page! Black Friday takes place on 23rd November - but you can consider this entire period as a sales period - welcome to Black Week!

The best Black Friday deals in the UK:

The best Black Friday deals

Philips 50PUS7303 Ambilight 4K HDR TV: £700 £450 at Amazon
The Philips Amiblight TV models emit coloured light that matches the on-screen content from the sides of the screen onto nearby surfaces. They're one of the most immersive TV experiences you can get and this 4K HDR model is the best offer we've seen on one of this size. We've done the research too, this is the lowest price this TV has ever been. Originally £700, the previous best was £540, so £450 today is just excellent. EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHTView Deal

Samsung Galaxy S9 | Vodafone | £84.99 £69.99 upfront with OMD15 code | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Very simply put, this is the best Galaxy S9 deal ever! And thanks to the new discount code you can now use on Mobiles.co.uk, the two year price comes at a mere £621.99. Remember to enter OMD15 at the checkout to see the upfront spend come down to that lowest price point yet.

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EXCLUSIVE Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £70 £50 upfront with TECH20 code | 9GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £28pm
We know, we know - EE is the fastest 4G UK network and you won't settle for anything less. Well, you don't have to. It may be a fiver more a month than the Voda deal, but use our TECH20 discount code and the upfront spend is exactly half while the data allowance is more than doubled.
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Apple iPad 9.7 (2018): £319 now £299 at John Lewis
It's rare to see any sort of discount on Apple products, so £20 off the latest iPad is somewhat of a coop. If you're looking for a great, all-round tablet experience, this is the slate you should buy.View Deal

Free Nintendo Switch with 10GB of data on select Huawei and Nokia phones 
EE is so ahead of the curve that this deal actually ends before Black Friday itself! It's is offering a FREE Nintendo Switch with selected phone contracts including the Huawei P20 Pro, Nokia 7.1 and more below... 

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: £329 now £199 at Amazon
It's hard to find a phone with flagship power that comfortably fits in one hand, but the Xperia XZ1 Compact offers just that. It may be over a year old, but a sub-£200 price tag makes it great value.View Deal

PS4 500GB with FIFA 19 bundle + extra controller £279 at AO
A great bundle for the football fan in your life - or maybe just a gift for yourself. Typically this bundle is worth at least £300, as DualShock  4 controllers alone cost at least £25 each. For this price, you get two and a multiplayer title straight off the bat to kick you off.View Deal

PlayStation VR Starter Pack with Wipeout Omega Collection with Optional Extras £279.99 at Littlewoods
Littlewood's bundle is a great deal for those wanting to take their first tentative steps into PSVR. In addition to the PSVR headset, PlayStation camera and PlayStation Worlds, this bundle includes combat racer WipEout Omega Collection.View Deal

500GB PlayStation 4 | Red Dead Redemption 2 | Doom | Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition | Now TV (2 months) | £269.99 at GAME
GAME are offering Red Dead 2, Overwatch, Doom, a two month Now TV subscription and a PS4 for just £269.99. For comparison, 500BG PS4's with just one game sell for around £249. View Deal

1TB PlayStation 4 Pro |Spider-Man | Doom | Fallout 76 |Now TV (2 months) | £389.99 at GAME
If you're looking for something with higher performance (and with a few more recent games) then this PS Pro bundle from game is definitely one to consider.View Deal

1TB Xbox One S | Forza Horizon 4 | £199.99 at ShopTo's ebay
This 1TB Xbox One S deal comes with a download code for Forza Horizon 4, the latest entry in the hit open-world racing franchise. this time we're swapping the lush jungles, beaches and sunshine of Australia for... Scotland. Prepare for rain. This is £50 cheaper than recent times.
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1TB Xbox One S | Battlefield V | £199.99 at ShopTo's ebay
Battlefield V is shaping up to be one of the season's hottest games and a must for multiplayer fans. Following on from Battlefield 1 and WWI, the action moves into WWII this time around which makes for some seriously intense action that seems to favour accuracy over spray-and-pray tactics of modern military-shooters. And unlike this year's Call of Duty, you get a proper campaign mode for solo fans.
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1TB Xbox One S | 2 controllers | £249.99 at Argos
Big fan of local multiplayer? Then this deal could be for you as it comes with two controllers. Both are the official wireless ones too, so you don't have to give your friend a dodgy knock-off.  Also available at Amazon for the same price.

Xbox One X | Forza Horizon 4 | Forza 7 | £429.99 at Amazon
You're totally covered if you're a racing fan with this Xbox One X bundle. You're getting the brand new Forza Horizon 4 for your open world racing kicks. Then, when you feel a bit more orderly, you can take your skills to the tracks with Forza Motorsport 7. Both look incredible on the Xbox One X too.
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Xbox One X Gold Rush Edition with Battlefield V £449.99 at Amazon
This upcoming limited edition Xbox One X bundle deal comes with a new style of console with a cool gold to black fade on top. Better yet it comes with a free copy of Battlefield V: Deluxe Edition which would set you back an eye-watering £70 if bought separately. If you're not too keen on the console colour, the regular black version is the same price at the Microsoft store.
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Nintendo Switch | £249 at Amazon
If you don't need any games bundled in with your Nintendo Switch, then this is the lowest price we've ever seen the standalone console go for. That being said, you never know, you might be able to get it with a game for this price on Black Friday if you keep your fingers crossed (although that would be an all-time best deal). You can choose the grey or Neon version of the controllers via the same link.
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Nintendo Switch | Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu | £291.99 at Amazon
This is a very cheap Nintendo Switch bundle considering you're getting the brand new Pokemon game too.
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Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition Mario Pack | £339.99 at Nintendo
This excellent UK-exclusive bundle comes with the limited edition console dock and controllers, a carry case, a steelbook for the game and a GameCube-style controller (an essential for any serious Smash Bros fan. Oh and it comes with the new game too of course.
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TCL 43DP648 43-inch 4K TV £399 £329 on Amazon
TVs in this category haven't offered much of a saving over the 50-inch+ offers recently, but this is a great price for a 43-inch model. This TCL model itself isn't going to win any awards, but as cheap TVs go, you could do far worse than this model with smart apps built in and HDR technology included too.
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LG 43UK6300PLB 43-inch 4K TV £599 £347 on Amazon

We had to double check this was an LG model at this super low price. It really is though and a 2018 model at that, which makes this one of the best cheap TV deals of the week. Save a massive £254 today on this excellent 4K smart TV.
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Sony Bravia 43-inch HDR LED TV £699 £549 at Currys
If you want a decent sized picture but don't want to dedicate a whole wall to your TV, this Sony Bravia screen is a good choice - and a great price. It packs the same tech as larger sets, including Sony's excellent 4K upscaling and Google Assistant.
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Samsung 55-inch 4K HDR LED TV £699 £499 at Currys
The UE55NU7020 was already one of Samsung's most affordable 55-inch models, and with a further £200 off, it's a whole lot of TV for your money. It boasts a high refresh rate and fast processing to keep action scenes sharp.
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Samsung 55-inch curved HDR TV £849 £649 at Currys
This TV offers a lot of curved HDR screen for the price. It's 4K Ultra HD certified, and includes Samsung's Auto Motion Plus tech to keep the picture sharp in action scenes and fast sports. The 65-inch and 49-inch versions have received a discount too.
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Philips 55PUS7303 55-inch LED Smart TV with 4K £800 £699 at Amazon
You can save 35% off the original retail price of the 55" version of the Ambilight TV from Philips. For £125 extra, you can also get it professionally mounted on your wall.


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Sky Sports 9-month pass £306 £179 at Now TV
Fancy saving a huge £127 on access to every Sky Sports channel without tying yourself down to a multi-year deal? Then this is the ultimate Black Friday Now TV deal and you can order it right now. This'll see you straight through for the rest of the footy season and you'll get to see those England matches that aren't on regular TV. Naturally you're also getting the exclusive coverage for cricket, golf, F1 and a lot more besides.
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Sky Cinema / Entertainment 12-month pass £215 £99 at Now TV
That's the best deal we've ever seen and better than half price for a whole year of access to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment and its excellent selection of channels, box sets and movies that gets bigger every day.
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Now TV Sky Cinema pass (12 months) £120 £55
If you're not too bothered about getting cheap Sky channels and box set content, but would love to get access to Sky Cinema for a pittance, this is the deal for you. £55 for a year's access is an absolute steal. That much wouldn't get you many trips to a regular cinema now would it?
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Now TV Entertainment pass (12 months) £96 £45
This gets you a whole year's streaming access to Sky's excellent suite of entertainment channels like Sky Atlantic (say hello to the likes of Westworld and Game of Thrones), Fox, Comedy Central, Sky One and more. Not to mention a huge amount of on-demand content you won't find on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
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ExpressVPN | $9.98 NOW £5.15 per month
With fast speeds, 24/7 live chat, and best-in-class encryption, ExpressVPN is TechRadar's #1 trusted offshore VPN for privacy and unblocking content worldwide. Black Friday see a massive 49% discount off suggested retail price AND 15 months for the price of 12. The pricing is in dollars, but above are the rough GBP prices.
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PureVPN | 5 years | 88% off | $79 (around £60.92)
This is a price you just can't miss. PureVPN is offering secure access online and the ability to work around a number of restrictions online associated with IP addresses including country restrictions, bandwidth throttling and so much more. You can connect up to five devices to your VPN - this could include your phone, TV, PlayStation or a number of other gadgets.
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EXCLUSIVE Onestream Flow Unlimited Broadband | 12 month contract | 11Mb average speed | Line rental inc. | FREE activation | £9.99 delivery | £9.99 per month
This one's just for you, dear TechRadar reader. We've never seen broadband bills for less than a tenner a month - it's an absolute cracker of a Black Friday deal. But there are only 500 to claim, so you'd better get in quick if you want it.
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B&O Beoplay H8 Wireless noise-cancelling headphones £400 £111.75 on eBay
These luxury on-ear headphones are seeing a staggering 72% discount on eBay right now, down to only £111.75. Wireless, with active noise-cancelling and B&O's super stylish designs, this is one of the best headphones deals we've seen so far.
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Phone deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 | Vodafone | £84.99 £69.99 upfront with OMD15 code | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Very simply put, this is the best Galaxy S9 deal ever! And thanks to the new discount code you can now use on Mobiles.co.uk, the two year price comes at a mere £621.99. Remember to enter OMD15 at the checkout to see the upfront spend come down to that lowest price point yet.

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EXCLUSIVE Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £70 £50 upfront with TECH20 code | 9GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £28pm
We know, we know - EE is the fastest 4G UK network and you won't settle for anything less. Well, you don't have to. It may be a fiver more a month than the Voda deal, but use our TECH20 discount code and the upfront spend is exactly half while the data allowance is more than doubled.
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EXCLUSIVE | Google Pixel 3 at Mobiles.co.uk | O2 | £350 £250 upfront with TECH100 code | 3GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
The Pixel 3 has been on the shelves for little more than a few weeks, but this TechRadar exclusive offer from Mobiles.co.uk means that it's now at its cheapest since release. That massive upfront cost comes down a hefty £100 thanks to the voucher code TECH100 and then you're laughing with monthly bills of £23. Total cost over 24 months is £802
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£40 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On  iPhone XR, XS, XS Max and X
iPhone's X series of phones are some of the best handsets out there right now and well worth getting your hands on if you can bear the massive price tag. Carphone Warehouse has sweetened the deal by offering a £40 Curry's PC World Gift Card when you buy an iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, X  from them. 
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Moto G6 | £199.95 Now £179.95 at Argos
There are very few smartphones you can get at a price like this, especially when the G6 only came out earlier this year. For this price you are getting an attractive screen and a surprisingly premium design.
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Moto G6 Play: £179.99 £139.99 at Amazon
For this price you're getting a surprising amount of features. The G6 Play has a good battery life, a strong screen and is overall a great phone for the price, especially with this £40 saving.
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Google Pixel 3 at Three + FREE Google Home Mini | £99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 100GB data | £48 per month
This deal really is full of bonuses - not only do you get the Pixel 3 but you also get a Google Home Mini and a whopping 100GB of data! And all for under £50 per month. 

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EXCLUSIVE OnePlus 6T at e2save | £115 £90 upfront with TECH25 code | Unlimited calls and texts | 9GB data | £28pm
We love this OnePlus 6T deal, we really do. It's the best on the UK market at the moment, in our view. 9GB is a healthy place to be in terms of data, £28 per month for a phone so new is ace and our TECH25 code to apply at the checkout brings the upfront spend to under £100.
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Huawei P20: £599 now £399 at Carphone Warehouse
Save a whopping £200 on the excellent Huawei P20 which boasts dual rear cameras, a premium design, 5.84-inch screen and 128GB of storage.View Deal

Free Nintendo Switch with 10GB of data on select Huawei and Nokia phones 
EE is so ahead of the curve that this deal actually ends before Black Friday itself! It's is offering a FREE Nintendo Switch with selected phone contracts including the Huawei P20 Pro, Nokia 7.1 and more below... 

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Sony Xperia XA2 at Virgin Mobile | PlayStation 4 + FIFA 19 | FREE upfront | 1000 minutes | 1GB data | £19 per month
Virgin is offering up a great bundle deal here. Not only are you getting the Sony Xperia XA2 getting the PlayStation 4 bundle as well (which would normally be worth around the £250-mark. An astonishing freebie to celebrate Black Friday.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: £329 now £199 at Amazon
It's hard to find a phone with flagship power that comfortably fits in one hand, but the Xperia XZ1 Compact offers just that. It may be over a year old, but a sub-£200 price tag makes it great value.View Deal

Huawei P Smart: £179 now £149 at AO.com
The Huawei P Smart is our second best cheap smartphone right now, and you can pick it up for even less thanks to this Black Friday deal from Amazon taking it below the £150 mark.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S9 at Carphone Warehouse | EE | £99.99 upfront | 9GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
Plenty of data, the UK's fastest 4G network and a delicious balance of upfront spend and monthly bills. There's nothing not to like with this S9 deal.  Total cost over 24 months is £771.99
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iPhone 8 at Carphone Warehouse | O2 |£79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
This one's already selling like hotcakes, probably thanks to that really healthy data allowance and possible because of the lure of O2's Priority rewards. A good price this on Apple's 2017 flagship. Total cost over 24 months is £895.99
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Google Pixel 3 at Carphone Warehouse | Vodafone | £79.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
How long has the Pixel 3 been out again? We're delighted to see a reduction in price on Google's latest and greatest as the release tariffs were lofty. Thanks Carphone! Total cost over 24 months is £1,107.99
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iPhone X at Carphone Warehouse | O2 | £49.99 upfront | 45GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £56pm
A big discount on the big iPhone with a big data allowance. This is a BIG bargain. Despite now being over a year old, iPhone X discounts remain rare, so we're glad to see this. Total cost over 24 months is £1,393.99
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EXCLUSIVE iPhone 6S 32GB on iD | £19.99 upfront | 500 mins | Unlimited texts | 2GB data | £21.99 £17.99 per month
We suppose that you can now fairly call the brilliant iPhone 6S a budget smartphone. And nothing better exemplifies that than this tasty tariff from Carphone Warehouse's own network, iD Mobile.  Total cost over 24 months is £451.75
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Nokia 3.1 | £149 now £119 at Carphone Warehouse
This phone is a little on the budget side, but it manages to preserve a few flagship-esque features in there for good measure. Not the most powerful phone around, but in our review we called it "a solidly built phone with an interesting design"... not bad for that price.View Deal

100GB SIM only on Three | 12-month contract | Unlimited calls and texts | £20 per month
OK, so this isn't strictly speaking a Black Friday deal. But it is the best value SIM in the UK, so still well worth featuring here. You get a completely barmy 100GB for a mere £20 per month. It's an absolutely sensational offer, the likes of which we've never quite witnessed before.
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EXCLUSIVE 4GB SIM only on iD/Carphone Warehouse | £9 a month | Unlimited calls and texts
We know that most of you look to SIMO as a way of reducing your bills on an existing mobile at the end of your contract. Well here you'll be paying less than a tenner a month for a decent 4GB of data  and unlimited everything else.
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5GB 7GB SIM only on iD/Carphone Warehouse | £10 a month | 500 minutes | Unlimited texts
This just has to be our favourite of everything that Carphone Warehouse's iD Mobile is offering. The bills go up to a tenner each month, but check out the 7GB data allowance. This is one of the best value SIM only deals in the UK right now.
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TV deals

Black Friday 43-inch TV deals:

TCL 43DP648 43-inch 4K TV £399 £329 on Amazon
TVs in this category haven't offered much of a saving over the 50-inch+ offers recently, but this is a great price for a 43-inch model. This TCL model itself isn't going to win any awards, but as cheap TVs go, you could do far worse than this model with smart apps built in and HDR technology included too.
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Hisense H43A6250UK 43-inch HDR 4K TV | £329 at Argos
This is a new model from Hisense and the reviews have been strong too. You're getting a 4K screen with HDR features, which is great news for gamers with a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. Movie/TV fans can enjoy the same high quality visuals via the built-in Netflix and Amazon Prime apps.
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LG 43UK6300PLB 43-inch 4K TV £599 £347 on Amazon

We had to double check this was an LG model at this super low price. It really is though and a 2018 model at that, which makes this one of the best cheap TV deals of the week. Save a massive £254 today on this excellent 4K smart TV.
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LG 43UK6500PLA 43-inch TV £419 £399 at AO.com
The smaller version of the range, this 43-inch TV still offers webOS and smart TV smarts, but doesn't have the most powerful processor inside to keep up.


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Philips 43PUS7303 43" LED Smart TV with 4K £600 £479 at Amazon
If a 65 or 55" TV is going to completely overpower your living room, you can still enjoy the immersive 4K experience with this 43" model. With over £120 off, this is a brilliant offer from Amazon.


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Sony Bravia 43-inch HDR LED TV £699 £549 at Currys
If you want a decent sized picture but don't want to dedicate a whole wall to your TV, this Sony Bravia screen is a good choice - and a great price. It packs the same tech as larger sets, including Sony's excellent 4K upscaling and Google Assistant.
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Black Friday 50-55-inch TV deals:

Philips 50PUS7303 Ambilight 4K HDR TV: £700 £450 at Amazon
The Philips Amiblight TV models emit coloured light that matches the on-screen content from the sides of the screen onto nearby surfaces. They're one of the most immersive TV experiences you can get and this 4K HDR model is the best offer we've seen on one of this size. We've done the research too, this is the lowest price this TV has ever been. Originally £700, the previous best was £540, so £450 today is just excellent. EXPIRES AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHTView Deal

TCL 55DP608 55-inch 4K TV £499 £379 on Amazon
TCL is making a fresh push into the UK market for cheap 4K TVs. It's causing quite a stir already too with deals like this one where you can get a 55-inch HDR 4K smart TV for just under £380. Bring on the price war! The eventual winner? You, dear reader. You.
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Samsung 55-inch 4K HDR LED TV £699 £499 at Currys
The UE55NU7020 was already one of Samsung's most affordable 55-inch models, and with a further £200 off, it's a whole lot of TV for your money. It boasts a high refresh rate and fast processing to keep action scenes sharp.
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Samsung 55-inch curved HDR TV £849 £649 at Currys
This TV offers a lot of curved HDR screen for the price. It's 4K Ultra HD certified, and includes Samsung's Auto Motion Plus tech to keep the picture sharp in action scenes and fast sports. The 65-inch and 49-inch versions have received a discount too.
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Philips 55PUS7303 55-inch LED Smart TV with 4K £800 £699 at Amazon
You can save 35% off the original retail price of the 55" version of the Ambilight TV from Philips. For £125 extra, you can also get it professionally mounted on your wall.


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LG 55-inch smart 4K HDR OLED TV £1,799 £1,299 at Currys
This particular model is exclusive to Currys, but its specs compare favourably with some of LG's best models, with Dolby Vision and Atmos sound, 4K upscaling and Google Assistant built in. With £500 off, it's a great deal.
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Sony Bravia 55-inch 4K HDR TV £2,499 £1,899 at Currys
When we reviewed the Sony Bravia KD55AF8BU, we were impressed by its outstanding picture processing, stunning black levels and clever audio system that provides rounded, detailed sound. With £600 off, it's a brilliant buy.
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Samsung UE55NU7100 55-inch HDR 4K TV £799 £504 on Amazon
Amazon has just knocked £295 off this excellent 4K Samsung Smart TV. That's a stunning price, especially given this is the 2018 model, so you're getting the most recent version of Samung's excellent Smart Hub, which will run your streaming apps like a dream. Dynamic Crystal Colour and HDR 10+ will be a fine match for modern gamers too.
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Toshiba 55U6863DB 55-inch 4K HDR TV £529 £379 at Currys
If TCL are a bit too much of an unknown entity for you then may we point you towards this Toshiba model? £379 for a 55-inch 4K HDR screen really is excellent value for money. Naturally, you're getting built-in smart TV apps too, although it looks like there's no Amazon Prime Video included.
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Samsung UE55NU7300 55-inch curved 4K TV £899 £578 on Amazon
This 2018 edition Samsung TV has a gorgeous 55-inch curved 4K HDR screen for an incredible immersive experience. £578 is a super cheap TV price too for a set of this calibre, saving you £296 today.
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Hisense H55U7AUK 55-inch 4K HDR TV £799 £599 at Amazon
This is a fantastic 4K HDR model from Hisense. It has a centre stand instead of feet on the sides too, which is much better for smaller TV cabinets or tables when buying a smart TV this large.
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LG OLED55C8PLA OLED HDR 4K TV £1999 £1599 at John Lewis Looking to treat yourself to the world of high-end OLED TVs? We don't blame you as they're absolutely superb. This version has punchier and brighter colours than older editions and does a fantastic job at upscaling non-4K content too. It's beautifully designed with small bezels and curved stand. At this price we're impressed with the reassuring five-year guarantee too. We've rounded up some more offers on our OLED TV prices guide.
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Black Friday 65-inch TV deals:

Techwood 65AO6USB 65-inch 4K TV £649 £549 at AO.com
If you really want a massive, but cheap TV, then Techwood could be the brand for you today. This smart 4K TV lacks HDR, but given the super low price, we can let that slide. £549 for a 65-inch TV? What a world!
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Toshiba 65-inch 4K TV: £779 now £599 at AO.com
You can save £180 on this Toshiba 65U5863DB 65-inch 4K TV. This LED display offers a wealth of smart TV features, including 4K streaming, while there's also Freeview Play built in with 70 channels to choose from.  


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LG 65UK6300PLB 65-inch 4K TV £799 £699 at AO.com
LG TVs are amongst the best out there and that often keeps the prices high. Not today though as this HDR10 4K smart TV with a huge 65-inch screen is available for just £699. Considering this was £1399 not so long ago, that's one hell of a deal.


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Samsung 65-inch 4K HDR LED TV £999 £799 at Currys
We've mentioned this further up, but with 10 extra inches of real estate, there's a big argument for the 65-inch model. The UE65NU7020 has the same great picture quality, the same smart design with pulled-back bezels, and the same £200 saving pre-Black Friday.


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LG OLED65B8PLA 65-inch 4K HDR OLED TV £2499 £1999 at Currys
Now £500 cheaper! Currys has just knocked a huge amount off this gorgeous OLED TV model. OLED TV prices are considerably more expensive than regular LED 4K TV deals for sure, but they offer the best screens in the business. So if you want the best possible category of TV for 4K and HDR, then OLED's the way to go.
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Sony Bravia 65-inch HDR OLED TV £3,999 £3,499 at Currys
When we reviewed this Sony Master Series OLED TV, we called it a panel every 4K enthusiast would be lusting after. It delivers nuanced UHD HDR images, with impressive upscaling of SD content, and there's a huge £500 off right now. A great buy.
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Black Friday 75-inch TV deals:

Sony Bravia 75-inch 4K HDR LED TV £2,399 £1,999 at Currys
John Lewis has now matched the price of this enormous TV, but if you stick with Currys then you'll receive a refund on the difference if its price drops on Black Friday. It's a whole lot of screen, and has Google Assistant built in.
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LG 75-inch 4K HDR LED TV £1,799 £999 at Currys

An unbelievable price drop on this 75-inch LG television, in Currys Black Tag sales. You don't get an OLED display for the price – see the set below for that – but you're still getting a truly high-end television for almost half the price. LG's webOS smart platform is one of the best out there, too.
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LG 77-inch HDR OLED TV £12,999 £9,999 at Currys
This is a truly colossal TV. Even in the Black Friday sale it's a serious investment, but the OLED panel delivers superb picture quality. Pair it with a high quality soundbar and you'll have a proper home cinema experience.
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AV deals

Sky Sports 9-month pass £306 £179 at Now TV
Fancy saving a huge £127 on access to every Sky Sports channel without tying yourself down to a multi-year deal? Then this is the ultimate Black Friday Now TV deal and you can order it right now. This'll see you straight through for the rest of the footy season and you'll get to see those England matches that aren't on regular TV. Naturally you're also getting the exclusive coverage for cricket, golf, F1 and a lot more besides.
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Sky Cinema / Entertainment 12-month pass £215 £99 at Now TV
That's the best deal we've ever seen and better than half price for a whole year of access to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment and its excellent selection of channels, box sets and movies that gets bigger every day.
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Now TV Sky Cinema pass (12 months) £120 £55
If you're not too bothered about getting cheap Sky channels and box set content, but would love to get access to Sky Cinema for a pittance, this is the deal for you. £55 for a year's access is an absolute steal. That much wouldn't get you many trips to a regular cinema now would it?
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Now TV Entertainment pass (12 months) £96 £45
This gets you a whole year's streaming access to Sky's excellent suite of entertainment channels like Sky Atlantic (say hello to the likes of Westworld and Game of Thrones), Fox, Comedy Central, Sky One and more. Not to mention a huge amount of on-demand content you won't find on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
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Plantronics Backbeat Fit 500 £74 £59 at AO.com

The Backbeat Fit 500s should offer a comfortable listening experience with padded earcups and no need for messy wires with Bluetooth connectivity. The have on-ear controls and are splash proof so you don't need to worry about rain cramping your style.View Deal

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 £249 £134.99 at Amazon.co.uk

Premium style and sound at a not-so-premium price, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 are at a particularly attractive price at Amazon, so long as you pick up this snazzy charcoal colour option.View Deal

Lenovo Smart Display 8-inch: £179 now £129 at AO.com
This is a fantastic price for Lenovo's clever Smart Display which has Google's AI voice assistant built in, allowing you to control your smart home and answer any burning question you may have.View Deal

Gaming deals

Black Friday PS4, PS4 Pro and PSVR deals

PS4 500GB with FIFA 19 bundle + extra controller £279 at AO
A great bundle for the football fan in your life - or maybe just a gift for yourself. Typically this bundle is worth at least £300, as DualShock  4 controllers alone cost at least £25 each. For this price, you get two and a multiplayer title straight off the bat to kick you off.View Deal

PlayStation VR Starter Pack with Wipeout Omega Collection with Optional Extras £279.99 at Littlewoods
Littlewood's bundle is a great deal for those wanting to take their first tentative steps into PSVR. In addition to the PSVR headset, PlayStation camera and PlayStation Worlds, this bundle includes combat racer WipEout Omega Collection.View Deal

500GB PlayStation 4 | Red Dead Redemption 2 | Doom | Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition | Now TV (2 months) | £269.99 at GAME
GAME are offering Red Dead 2, Overwatch, Doom, a two month Now TV subscription and a PS4 for just £269.99. For comparison, 500BG PS4's with just one game sell for around £249. View Deal

1TB PlayStation 4 Pro |Spider-Man | Doom | Fallout 76 |Now TV (2 months) | £389.99 at GAME
If you're looking for something with higher performance (and with a few more recent games) then this PS Pro bundle from game is definitely one to consider.View Deal

Sony PlayStation VR Starter Pack | Astro Bot Rescue Mission | £264.49 £179.99 at Amazon
This deal on the PSVR starter pack from Amazon knocks 32% off the original price and includes charming platformer Astro Bot, the headset itself, a PlayStation camera and PlayStation Worlds. This deal expires at midnight on December 2. View Deal

Xbox One and Xbox One X deals

1TB Xbox One S | Forza Horizon 4 | £199.99 at ShopTo's ebay
This 1TB Xbox One S deal comes with a download code for Forza Horizon 4, the latest entry in the hit open-world racing franchise. this time we're swapping the lush jungles, beaches and sunshine of Australia for... Scotland. Prepare for rain. This is £50 cheaper than recent times.
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1TB Xbox One S | Minecraft | £179 at ShopTo's ebay
Even if you don't want Minecraft, this is an excellent price for an Xbox One S, even more so as it's a 1TB version. And don't forget the Xbox One S is also one of the cheapest 4K Blu-ray players on the market too. A double win, especially if you're looking out for a cheap 4K TV soon too.
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1TB Xbox One S | Battlefield V | £199.99 at ShopTo's ebay
Battlefield V is shaping up to be one of the season's hottest games and a must for multiplayer fans. Following on from Battlefield 1 and WWI, the action moves into WWII this time around which makes for some seriously intense action that seems to favour accuracy over spray-and-pray tactics of modern military-shooters. And unlike this year's Call of Duty, you get a proper campaign mode for solo fans.
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1TB Xbox One S | 2 controllers | £249.99 at Argos
Big fan of local multiplayer? Then this deal could be for you as it comes with two controllers. Both are the official wireless ones too, so you don't have to give your friend a dodgy knock-off.  Also available at Amazon for the same price.

1TB Xbox One S | 3 months XBLG and Game Pass | £249 at AO.com
There's also a fantastic Xbox One deal going on the larger 1TB version of the console as you're also getting three months of Xbox Live Gold and access to the Game Pass too, Microsoft's Netflix-esque service for games.
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Xbox One X | Forza Horizon 4 | Forza 7 | £429.99 at Amazon
You're totally covered if you're a racing fan with this Xbox One X bundle. You're getting the brand new Forza Horizon 4 for your open world racing kicks. Then, when you feel a bit more orderly, you can take your skills to the tracks with Forza Motorsport 7. Both look incredible on the Xbox One X too.
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Xbox One X Gold Rush Edition with Battlefield V £449.99 at Amazon
This upcoming limited edition Xbox One X bundle deal comes with a new style of console with a cool gold to black fade on top. Better yet it comes with a free copy of Battlefield V: Deluxe Edition which would set you back an eye-watering £70 if bought separately. If you're not too keen on the console colour, the regular black version is the same price at the Microsoft store.
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White Xbox One X | Fallout 76 | £449.99 at Microsoft
This is the first time a white Xbox One X has been made available and it comes with a full game download of Fallout 76. And it's out now, so get out there and explore the Wastelands of Fallout with your friends for the first time!
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Black Xbox One X | Fallout 76 | £449.99 at Amazon
If you prefer the original black version of the Xbox One X, the Fallout 76 bundle is available in that colour too. The white one looks a bit too similar to an Xbox One S for our liking in all honesty. Or maybe it all boils down to wanting a black or white controller.
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Nintendo Switch deals

Nintendo Switch | £249 at Amazon
If you don't need any games bundled in with your Nintendo Switch, then this is the lowest price we've ever seen the standalone console go for. That being said, you never know, you might be able to get it with a game for this price on Black Friday if you keep your fingers crossed (although that would be an all-time best deal). You can choose the grey or Neon version of the controllers via the same link.
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Nintendo Switch | Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu | £291.99 at Amazon
This is a very cheap Nintendo Switch bundle considering you're getting the brand new Pokemon game too.
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Nintendo Switch | Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee! | £291.99 at Amazon
If you'd prefer the Eevee edition of the new Pokemon game, this this is the Nintendo Switch bundle for you. Pokemon bundles are going to be massive sellers before Christmas, so we wouldn't wait long on deals like this.
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Nintendo Switch Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Edition Pack | £339.99 at Amazon
It's about time we had some proper Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch and this new special edition bundle comes with the upcoming Let's Go, Pikachu! game, a Poké Ball Plus controller and themed Joy-Cons. This has sold out at most stores already! If Amazon runs out, the Nintendo store could still have some stock.
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Nintendo Switch Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Edition Pack | £339.99 at Amazon
Similar to the deal above, but this version comes with the Let's Go, Eevee! game instead. Otherwise you're getting the same limited edition console and controllers. We'd expect the Pikachu version to sell out first, but this one won't be far behind. Actually, both are proving difficult to find at most stores now. Also available at the Nintendo store if Amazon sells out.
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Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition Mario Pack | £339.99 at Nintendo
This excellent UK-exclusive bundle comes with the limited edition console dock and controllers, a carry case, a steelbook for the game and a GameCube-style controller (an essential for any serious Smash Bros fan. Oh and it comes with the new game too of course.
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Nintendo Switch | Mario Tennis Aces | £299.99 at Currys
This is great Nintendo Switch bundle for multiplayer as it comes with the new Super Mario Tennis. And seeing as the Joy-Con controllers come as a pair, you're able to dive into the two-player action straight away. You're essentially getting the game for half price in this deal.
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Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Odyssey | £299.99 at Currys
Super Mario Odyssey is an expensive game when bought on its own, so if getting it in a bundle like this will usually save you money. Odyssey is one of the best games on the console, so this is well worth a look. Also available with grey controllers.
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Nintendo Switch  | + 1 game | £299.99 at Argos
Another Argos bundle with multiple games to choose from. This time you've got Lego Super Heroes 2, Cars 3 or Lego Ninjago to choose from. You can opt for the console with grey controllers for the same price if you prefer.
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Laptop deals

Black Friday's Cheap laptop deals:

Lenovo Ideapad 120S £219.98 £149.98 at Ebuyer
If you're looking for a budget laptop for browsing the web and working on documents - but not much else - then this is worth looking into, especially with a £70 price cut. It's fine for simple tasks with a Pentium N4200 processor and 14-inch display.
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HP 14-bs039na Intel Pentium 4GB RAM £339.97 £249.97 at Laptops Direct
If you're after a budget Windows 10 laptop at a rock bottom price, this is a tempting offer, though make sure you know what you're getting before you buy. This isn't a powerful laptop, as it only has an Intel Pentium N3710 processor and 4GB of RAM, and its 14-inch screen only supports 1366 x 768 resolution. For for a basic laptop for light web browsing and document editing, it'll do the job.View Deal

Lenovo Ideapad 330S £419 £279 at Currys
Currys has taken £140 off the price of this good all-rounder that can handle day-to-day tasks like browsing the web and working on documents. Comes with an AMD A9-9425 processor, 4GB RAM and a speedy 128GB SSD.
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Asus Vivobook X540LA 15.6-inch laptop £349 £299 at AO.com
If you don't mind a slightly older machine, then this is quite good value. It comes with a 5th gen Core i3 processor, 1TB hard drive and (you've guessed it) 4GB of RAM. Only to be used for web browsing and light work.
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HP 250 G6 i3 Laptop 4WU14ES £399.99 £299.98 at Ebuyer
Save even more money (£100) by going for this slightly less powerful version of the HP 250 G6, which comes with a Core i3 processor. Again, this is a fine laptop for simple day-to-day tasks.
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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Core i3 £419 £299.99 at Amazon
If you're looking for a cheap laptop that can handle light tasks, then this deal, which knocks £119 off the price, is worth looking into. Comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive.View Deal

HP 15.6-inch Intel Core i3 laptop £549 £329 at Currys
This Windows 10 laptop would be a great choice for working on the move. Its specifications are impressive for the price - particularly its huge 1TB hard drive. The 4GB RAM is a little stingy, but you can easily upgrade it.
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HP 15.6-inch Intel Core i3 laptop £549 £329 at Currys
If you don't need a super-powerful laptop, then this 15.6-inch HP laptop is a good choice. It comes with a Core i3 processor, which is enough for day-to-day tasks, plus 4GB of RAM. Essentially the same as the laptop above, but in Pale Gold colour.
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Acer Aspire 3 A315-53 15-inch laptop £499 £399 at AO.com
AO.com has released some early Black Friday laptop deals, including this decent Acer laptop with a 7th gen Core i5 processor and 1TB hard drive. It only has 4GB of RAM, though.
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Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i3 £498.99 £421.52 at Dell
This early Black Friday deal from Dell cuts £77 off the asking price of this 15.6-inch laptop. It comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Go (4GB/64GB/Wi-Fi) £379.99 £349 at Amazon

This is the base model with 64GB of eMMC storage, and it’s been reduced by £31 which is a tidy saving of just over 8%. Again, as with all the US deals, the Type Cover isn’t bundled with these offers.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Go £509.99 £450 at Amazon
Amazon has cut the price of Microsoft's brilliant tablet/laptop hybrid by £60. Comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD for an impressively low price. It's worth noting that it doesn't come with the Type Cover, however, so you'll need to buy that separately if you want a keyboard.View Deal

HP 15.6-inch Intel Core i7 laptop £699 £499 at Currys
Currys has taken £200 off the asking price of this Intel Core i7-toting laptop, that comes with 4GB RAM, 16GB Intel Optane memory, 1TB hard drive and a full HD display.
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Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7 £818.98 £679.14 at Dell
If you want a more powerful version of the above, then this configuration boosts the processor to an 8th gen Core i7 and includes a 128GB SSD as well for increased speed. A huge £139.84 has been knocked off the price as well.View Deal

Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i7 £868.99 £747.12 at Dell
This is a great deal that knocks £121 off the price of the Inspiron 15 7000 that comes with an 8th generation Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card, which is fine for casual and indie games.View Deal

Surface Pro 6 (Core i5/8GB/128GB) with Signature Type Cover £1,029 £749 at Amazon

This silver-coloured model runs with Intel’s nippy Core i5 processor backed by 8GB of system RAM and 128GB of storage, plus you get the fancy (Alcantara) Signature Type Cover, all with £280 knocked off the recommended asking price.View Deal

Black Friday's ultrabook deals:

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Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9-inch, 256GB £1,299.99 £1,199.99 at Amazon
This fantastic laptop comes with a 3K touchscreen, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card. This version features a 256GB solid state drive.
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Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9-inch, 512GB £1,499.99 £1,399.99 at Amazon
If you want some more storage space, then this is the same model as the one above, but with a 512GB solid state drive, again for £100 less in this brilliant early Black Friday deal.
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Inspiron 14 5000 14-inch £968.98 £806.64 at Dell
Dell has cut the price of this powerful 14-inch laptop by £162. It comes with a 1080p screen, 16GB of RAM, 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor and a speedy 512GB solid state drive.View Deal

Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 £1,068 £891.64 at Dell
This versatile 13-inch laptop can be flipped into tablet mode, and packs some impressive components including a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. A hefty £177 discount drops this below £1,000.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 2018 £1,218.98 £1,019.14 at Dell
Dell's XPS 13 is one of the best laptops ever made, and it's had a huge £199.84 taken from it's price tag. It comes with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.  View Deal

Dell XPS 15 2018 £2,318.98 £1,954.14 at Dell
If you're after one of Dell's brilliantly powerful XPS 15 machines, then this is an amazing early Black Friday deal, with a saving of £364.84 for the laptop with an i7 processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. View Deal

Black Friday Macbook deals:

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar £2,289.97 £1699.97 at Laptops Direct
This is a brilliant deal on a MacBook Pro that knocks £590 off the usual asking price. The 15-inch MacBook comes with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and the Touch Bar as well. We'll be hard pushed to find a better deal on a MacBook this Black Friday.
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Black Friday Chromebook deals:

Google Pixelbook £999 £699 at Currys
This Pixelbook comes loaded with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB hard drive, a quad HD display and an i5 processor. We're surprised to see such a big discount, as we thought the previous best price of £799 would be as good as it got for some time. It's also available to at the BT Shop and John Lewis if this deal sells out.
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Asus C101PA-FS002 Chromebook Flip £349.99 £299 at Amazon
The Asus Chromebook Flip is one of the best Chromebooks in our view, and Amazon has cut the price by £50. It features some great specifications for a Chromebook, including 4GB RAM and a design that allows it to be used as a tablet. This deal ends at 11:59pm November 28.View Deal

HP 11-v001na 11.6" Chromebook £179 at AO.com
This is a good deal for an excellent little Chromebook. Chromebooks are less powerful than Windows machines, but as ChromeOS is lighter, they don't need the extra firepower.View Deal

Black Friday gaming laptop deals:

Medion Erazer P6681 Core i5 8GB RAM GTX 1050 £779.98 £599.97 at Laptops Direct
If you're looking for a budget gaming laptop that can handle modern games, but you don't need all the graphical effects dialled up to 11, then this is a good choice with a 7th gen i5 proceesor, 8GB RAM, 1TB storage and a GTX 1050 graphics card, all for £180 less than usual.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5 £749.99 £649 at Currys
This brilliant affordable gaming laptop strikes a good balance between price and power, with an 8th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and GTX 1050 4GB graphics card. It's enough to play modern games at medium settings, and has had a £100.99 price cut.
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Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop £778.99 £685.51 at Dell
This deal saves £93.48 on this good mid-range gaming laptop from Dell with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 15.6-inch screen and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card.View Deal

Asus FX504 Core i5 8GB RAM GTX 1050 £799.99 £699.99 at Argos
This is a decent mid-range gaming PC that comes with an 8th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a GTX 1050 graphics card, which will handle most modern games, though you may need to lower the graphical settings on some of them. Argos has cut the price by £100.View Deal

Medion P6689 Core i5 8GB RAM GTX 1050 £749.99 £699.99 at Argos
This decent budget gaming laptop has had £50 knocked off its price. It comes with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, which is fine for most games.View Deal

Medion Erazer P6689 Core i7 8GB RAM GTX 1050 £839.99 £749.99 at Argos
This mid-range gaming laptop from Medion has had £90 cut from its price. The specs are decent with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and a 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, which is fine for online and casual games.View Deal

MSI GF62 15.6-inch gaming laptop £999.99 £799 at Currys
This deal knocks £200 off the asking price of this decent gaming laptop. Comes with an 8th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and 128GB SSD. The graphics card (a GTX 1050 Ti) isn't the most powerful, but it'll handle modern games at medium to high settings.
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Medion Erazer P7651 Core i7 8GB RAM GTX 1050 £999.99 £849.99 at Very
This is a decent mid-ranger with a 17.3-inch full HD display, along with an 8th gen Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and GTX 1050 graphics card, all for £150 less than usual.View Deal

Asus FX504 Core i5 8GB RAM GTX 1060 £1,199.98 £899.97 at Laptops Direct
This deal cuts the price of this mid-range gaming laptop by £300. You get a very good performer, mainly thanks to its GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, and you also get a bag and mouse thrown in as well, plus £149 worth of free games.View Deal

iPad and tablet deals

Black Friday iPad deals

Apple iPad 9.7 (2018): £319 now £299 at John Lewis
It's rare to see any sort of discount on Apple products, so £20 off the latest iPad is somewhat of a coop. If you're looking for a great, all-round tablet experience, this is the slate you should buy.View Deal

Black Friday Android tablet deals

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4: £299 now £229.99 at Amazon
Save almost £70 on this mid-range Android tablet which now boasts a more budget price tag thanks to this early Black Friday deal. It's a premium slate that's a great alternative to the iPad Mini 4.View Deal

Huawei MediaPad M5 10: £346.48 now £269.99 at Amazon
Save over £70 on this big-screened Android tablet which has now become highly affordable with this early Black Friday deal. There's plenty of power, a big 2K screen and a premium design to be had.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7: £469 now £389 at John Lewis
The Galaxy Tab S3 has been replaced by the Tab S4, but it's still a top Android tablet with plenty of power and a great display. It's price is dropping too - by £80 in this Black Friday deal - and this is the cheapest we've seen it yet.View Deal

Black Friday Amazon Fire tablet deals

Amazon Fire 7: £49.99 now £29.99 at Amazon
Amazon's cheapest tablet is now even cheaper thanks to this Black Friday deal chopping £20 off the asking price. It's great as an inexpensive tablet for web browsing and emails.View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 8: £79.99 now £49.99 at Amazon
The Fire HD 8 has only just been rebooted, but it's still getting the Black Friday treatment with £30 off. You get a HD display, 10 hours of battery life and new storage options.View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 10: £149.99 now £99.99 at Amazon
If you want big-screen tablet action at a bargain price the Fire HD 10 Black Friday deal is the one. There's a full HD 10-inch display, 10 hours of battery and plenty of storage for all your movies and games.View Deal

Fire 7 Kids Edition: £99.99 now £59.99 at Amazon
If your kids break the Fire 7 Kids Edition, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked. It comes with a protective bumper case and a kid-friendly interface to keep them safe online and give you control of usage.View Deal

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: £129.99 now £89.99 at Amazon
If your child breaks the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, Amazon will replace it, no questions asked. It comes with a protective bumper case and a kid-friendly interface to keep them safe online and give you control of their usage.View Deal

Camera deals

Black Friday DSLR deals

Canon EOS 4000D DSLR kit: £369 now £329 at Argos.co.uk
We reckon you're probably better off buying a cheap used DSLR than the low-spec'd EOS 4000D, but if you do want to buy new and are looking for a dirt-cheap DSLR, this isn't a bad buy thanks to the inclusion of a handy 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. Deal expires: 27 NovemberView Deal

Canon EOS 77D: £1,079 now £909 at WexPhotoVideo
Canon's enthusiast DSLR is a solid choice for those looking to upgrade from a beginner model or compact, with a decent 45-point AF system and polished touchscreen interface. Kit includes a versatile 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. You save £170 with this double cashback promotion. Deal expires: 3 DecemberView Deal

Nikon D3500: £499 now £399 at Amazon.co.uk
This is the cheapest price we've seen for our pick of the beginner DSLRs out there right now. This deal sees Nikon's great D3500 come bundled with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (you can up the non-VR image stabilised D3500 kit for £20, but it's worth spending the extra) for under £400, saving you £100 on the original price. Deal expires: unknownView Deal

Black Friday mirrorless deals

Canon EOS M50: £649 now £509 at WexPhotoVideo
If you're looking for a mirrorless camera that offers great image quality, is easy to use and has a decent autofocus system, the EOS M50 is a great choice. 4K video is a little disappointing though. Kit includes a 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS lens. You save £140 with this double cashback promotion. Deal expires: 3 DecemberView Deal

Panasonic Lumix G80: £749 now £549 at Jessops.com
With and excellent electronic viewfinder and touchscreen, Panasonic's Lumix G80 is a great mirrorless camera for the new user, while the bundled 12-60mm zoom lens is great for a range of subjects. You save £200 with this cashback promotion.View Deal

Black Friday compact camera deals

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: £499 now £419 at WexPhotoVideo
One of our favourite compact cameras, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II packs in a great 1-inch sensor with a fast zoom lens and solid image stabilisation system. There's no built-in electronic viewfinder, but the flip-out 3.0-inch touchscreen works well. You save £80 with this double cashback promotion. Deal expires: 3 December

Panasonic Lumix TZ200: £689 now £589 at WexPhotoVideo
The Lumix TZ200 from Panasonic is our favourite travel compact camera right now, with a great 15x optical zoom, large 1.0-inch 20.1MP sensor and electronic viewfinder. You save £100 with this cashback promotion.View Deal

Panasonic Lumix LX100 II: £849 now £749 at WexPhotoVideo Packing a 17MP multi-aspect Micro Four Thirds sensor and fast 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8, the Lumix LX100 II is a great compact for enthusiast photographers. You save £100 with this cashback promotion.  View Deal

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000: £879 now £679 at WexPhotoVideo
If you've looking for a versatile all-in-one camera, Panasonic's Lumix FZ2000 bridge camera is a great solution. It features an impressive 20x optical zoom and large 1-inch 20.1MP sensor. You save £200 with this cashback promotion.View Deal

Panasonic Lumix FT7: £399 now £299 at JohnLewis.com Panasonic's tough compact is waterproof down to a depth of 31m, while it's also shockproof from a height of 2m. There's a handy built-in viewfinder too. Images are quite a match for the Olympus TG-5, but you save £100 with this cashback promotion.View Deal

Software deals

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 | £39.99 Now £19.99 a year
50%. That's the saving that Bitdefender is throwing at you for Black Friday this year. So that means that the awesome Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 is down to £20 for an entire year of PC protection. A real bargain, this.
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ExpressVPN | $9.98 NOW £5.15 per month
With fast speeds, 24/7 live chat, and best-in-class encryption, ExpressVPN is TechRadar's #1 trusted offshore VPN for privacy and unblocking content worldwide. Black Friday see a massive 49% discount off suggested retail price AND 15 months for the price of 12. The pricing is in dollars, but above are the rough GBP prices.
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NordVPN | £5.38 Now $2.30 per month
NordVPN is offering a massive 75% discount off the RRP when you buy three years' worth of its award winning VPN. This great offer will last until the Friday November 30 - it's one of the cheapest prices on our preferred VPN services. Again, we've converted the USD price into pound sterling here.
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PureVPN | 5 years | 88% off | $79 (around £60.92)
This is a price you just can't miss. PureVPN is offering secure access online and the ability to work around a number of restrictions online associated with IP addresses including country restrictions, bandwidth throttling and so much more. You can connect up to five devices to your VPN - this could include your phone, TV, PlayStation or a number of other gadgets.
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Adobe Photography Plan | £9.98 £8.32 per month
Get access to Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic, plus a massive 1TB storage in the Adobe Cloud so you can access your photos anywhere. This is a great bundle that includes everything a photographer needs.
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Broadband deals

EXCLUSIVE Onestream Flow Unlimited Broadband | 12 month contract | 11Mb average speed | Line rental inc. | FREE activation | £9.99 delivery | £9.99 per month
This one's just for you, dear TechRadar reader. We've never seen broadband bills for less than a tenner a month - it's an absolute cracker of a Black Friday deal. But there are only 500 to claim, so you'd better get in quick if you want it.
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BT Superfast 1 Broadband | 18 months | 50Mb avg speed | Weekend calls | £9.99 router delivery | £29.99pm + £120 Reward Card
The rapid speed of BT's best value fibre broadband package equates to roughly 6.25MB per second. That means super fast downloads and silky streaming. When all's said and done, this is our favourite of BT's broadband deals and it's even better for Black Friday.
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TalkTalk Faster Fibre Broadband | 18 months | Avg speeds 36Mb | Weekend calls | FREE activation | £9.95 delivery charge | £19.95pm
TalkTalk is offering one of the best price for fibre optic internet right now. This Black Friday deal gets you fast speeds, unlimited usage and UK weekend calls. The contract price is fixed so you won't be facing any nasty price hikes during the contract. Fantastic value. Total cost of 18 months £369.05

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Post Office Unlimited Broadband | 12 months | 11Mb avg speed | Line rental + free weekend calls inc. | FREE upfront | £15.90 per month
Stand aside Sky, Plusnet and TalkTalk...Post Office is currently leading the way for the best cheap broadband prices. That's thanks to its guaranteed low, low monthly bills and free upfront cost. The result is an absolute bargain of a broadband deal. Total cost of 12 months is £190.80

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How to prepare for Black Friday 2018

The big question you're probably asking though: will there be any massive deals this year? Or is it just a ruse from retailers to shift old stock?

Well, firstly: no, there are always some cracking deals to be had. We're already seeing them. Perhaps there won't be as many though, especially in the consumer electronics space, as GlobalData analysts are predicting that the sector is only going to grow around 3.2% in the UK.

That hasn't stopped retailers moving away from a short, concerted burst of deals that can tax stock levels and crash servers, and instead allow consumers more time to sit and think about the best purchase - and that's where TechRadar comes in to help.

Consider this: the last five Black Friday periods have been the biggest-spending Britain has ever seen, and this year's black Friday UK deals are very likely to smash the record again - with only days left to plan still.

Or... are you going to plan at all? According the McKinsey, 92% of shoppers in the UK are aware of Black Friday, with 30% definitely planning to buy something this year and a further 47% expecting to at least have a look to see what's around. 

But when you look into their planning habits, well, it seems we Brits are far less interested in preparing for the Black Friday sales, with 48% stating they do nothing at all.

The best deals will be online, after all - 98% of the UK's Black Friday shoppers are planning on doing so online - and now that the deals are flowing through we'll be putting some of the best we've seen in this page - so do bookmark to see what's changed of late. 

No matter if you're after a new 4K TV, a laptop, a new phone or something else entirely, we'll point you to the right products at the best prices from the UK's most trustworthy retailers. 

We've pored through the data to work out whether it's best to get spending now to avoid the rush or to wait it out and find something that represents a true bargain among the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

PlayStation 4

Console bundles are a great way to save money

Well, our advice would be to hold onto whatever cash you've got left from payday, as saving is the number one goal. Sadly Black Friday lands just before payday in the UK, so you want to be able to use cash rather than dipping into a credit card or overdraft.

What we know from Black Friday last year is that if you go into this period with a little bit of savings, setting yourself a budget on key things to buy for this period, then you're more likely to be able to find the right thing for you.

For instance, if you're after a BIG Christmas present, then you'll probably want to think about console bundles - we always get some great Black Friday gaming deals this time of the year, so if you're thinking of buying someone a PS4 or Xbox One X, then you can get some nifty choices (see below for some great advice on nabbing the best deal).

Or you might be thinking about a big screen TV - the thing there is to know which TVs are likely to be discounted (OLED sets are always a pretty good bargain compared to the RRP) and also be aware of what you want. 

To help, we've rounded up the best advice in our Black Friday TV deals advice - helping you work out HDR from 4K, given many of us haven't bothered looking for a new television for the last seven years.

So here, homework really helps. Some retailers up prices in October so they can offer supposedly amazing discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so don’t be fooled by such shenanigans.

They’re particularly prevalent on expensive consumer electronics such as TVs or laptops with product numbers rather than names, with products worth a few hundred pounds apparently having RRPs that look astronomical. Once again, CamelCamelCamel and PriceSpy can help you detect both shenanigans and tomfoolery.

It’s also a very good idea to be flexible. For example, if you fancy a Samsung UHD TV it’s best to think about the features you want rather than a specific model number – the BRV553ABD34-82C-9218-X may not be discounted on Black Friday 2018, but an almost identical set with the specification you want probably will be.

Ambilight from Phillips is one of our top 4K TV types, and worth keeping an eye out for

Ambilight from Phillips is one of our top 4K TV types, and worth keeping an eye out for

As James Miller, senior retail consultant at Experian Marketing Services, told the BBC: "there is little doubt Black Friday has dramatically changed the way people shop in the run-up to Christmas, and has created an expectation of deep discounts that arguably did not exist before."

That’s good news for us and potentially bad news for retailers, because Black Friday and Cyber Monday don’t magically give us more money to spend. They just change when we spend our money, so perhaps rather than waiting until the week before Christmas to buy our presents we do it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday instead.

So the advice is simple: know who you need to buy for (if you're getting your Christmas shopping done) know the budget for each (and be honest on the maximum) and if you're looking for a big ticket item then be aware of your needs and don't deviate from them, no matter how good the deal looks!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: what's the difference?

There's not a huge amount of difference, to be honest. Many Black Friday deals last all the way through to (and beyond) Cyber Monday too.

Cyber Monday was originally unconnected to Black Friday – the term was coined to mark the date when everybody went "Yikes! It’s nearly Christmas and I haven’t bought any presents!" and ordered tons of things online when they were supposed to be working.

It used to be that Black Friday - mostly in store in the US - was focused on consumer electronics, and Cyber Monday more on clothing and jewellery, but the lines are pretty much fully blurred now.

They're now what might more accurately be described as Black Friday And Cyber Monday And The Week Before And After And A Bit More If You’re Amazon, as the online giant spreads its sales rather widely. 

But that’s too long to type, and BFACMATWBAAAABMIYA is a terrible acronym – so let’s stick with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We're expecting some awesome deals on noise-cancelling headphones this year

We're expecting some awesome deals on noise-cancelling headphones this year

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Why do Black Friday and Cyber Monday matter?

For consumers, the Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales frenzy means a whole week or more of what appear to be good deals – and if you’re savvy, and take advantage of TechRadar's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals monitoring, you really can save a lot of money.

This shopping period has changed the way we shop in the run-up to Christmas, and they’ve had a massive effect on the retail industry, especially online.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are overwhelmingly online phenomena. Many retailers offer Black Friday deals in their physical stores (Cyber Monday, as the name suggests, has always been an online thing), but with a few headline-grabbing exceptions of the fistfight-in-a-supermarket kind it doesn’t significantly increase footfall.

In fact, there’s some evidence that it has the opposite effect, with tumbleweed blowing down high streets as we all shop from our homes, schools or workplaces instead. After all, it's much easier and far less backbreaking, especially if you're after a new large kitchen appliance.

That's why Amazon is one of the biggest players in this space - we're already seeing some Amazon Black Friday deals emerge from the brand way in advance of the big event, and that's a brand worth keeping an eye on as having some of the top discounts.

What Black Friday deals will we see in 2018?

Black Friday has fallen into a rhythm, so some deal predictions are safe bets:

  • Amazon will heavily discount its own products like the Kindle Fire, Echo and Fire TV
  • Apple will offer something small, such as gift cards
  • TVs are going to get massive discounts - especially large, 4K models
  • There will be really big price drops on laptops
  • Some accessories will be brilliant value
  • You really don’t want to take out a phone contract in the months leading up: networks' Black Friday deals slash the up-front and monthly costs
  • Camera buffs will be able to save a small fortune on bodies and compacts
  • eBay will run Black Friday deals on new products, not just second-hand items

What sort of deals will we see on Cyber Monday 2018?

Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals have also become pretty predictable too. You can expect:

  • Fashion retailers such as ASOS to offer site-wide discounts
  • Electrical retailers to offer deals on small appliances and white goods
  • A continuation of many retailers’ existing Black Friday promotions

The best Black Friday UK deals last year :

There were some really good bargains among the best Black Friday deals 2017, including money off the then-rare Nintendo Switch, the cheapest iPhone 7 deal ever, a massive discount on the iPhone X and deep discounting on the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

There was £400 off Lenovo’s convertible Yoga laptop, massive discounts on PS4 and Xbox One bundles, and more than £1,000 off TVs such as LG’s wonderful 55-inch 4K OLED TV, down from a frightening £2,499.99 to a much more reasonable £1,499.

In addition to its usual discounting, Amazon’s own product range always gets deep cuts on Black Friday: it offered really good discounts on Fire tablets, Kindle ereaders and its Echo devices.

The best Cyber Monday UK deals last year:

Of course, we tracked the best Cyber Monday deals in 2017 too. We saw the lowest-ever price of the Samsung Galaxy 8 on contract, massive discounting on VPN services, Xbox Ones sold with a bunch of free games and huge discounts on Dysons.

Even the in-demand Nintendo Switch was available with decent discounting, while premium products such as Sonos Play speakers and Microsoft’s Surface Pro got significantly cheaper too. 

The Sonos One speaker won big at TechRadar's awards this year

The Sonos One speaker won big at TechRadar's awards this year

And Amazon’s deals, including the discounts on its Echo smart speakers, Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets, continued into Cyber Monday and beyond.

TechRadar's top tips

 One thing we noticed in 2016 and again in 2017 is that in many cases the available discounts changed as the month progressed. 

Headline-grabbing stuff aside, the best-value deals tended to appear later in the month on more expensive products, where retailers could still make a profit while knocking a hefty amount off the price.

That’s partly due to upselling and cross-selling opportunities too – many retailers and brands hope that if you buy a Super Expensive Gizmo for a bargain price, you’ll then buy some accessories to go with it.

What to expect from Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018

The 2018 Black Friday and Cyber Monday season is going to be longer than ever before. In 2017 Black Friday went from a weekend to a week and in some cases a month, and you can expect that trend to continue.

It makes sense for lots of reasons: retailers can spread demand over multiple days, reducing the stress on their sites and delivery partners; deals are more likely to stand out if every single rival isn’t offering discounts on the same day; and it can make what’s really just a sale seem much bigger than it actually is, so many will have week-long events.

Not to blow our own trumpets once more, but that's why we do this. We try to find the deals that are real, not just the ones that had a fantastic RRP that was never truly seen on the shelves.

Top deals to expect on Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018

While there's no way to know for sure what Black Friday and Cyber Monday will bring, we can take some educated guesses, and based on those the following are worth looking out for…

New iPad (2018) and iPhone X

Last year's iPhone could be a real bargain

Last year's iPhone could be a real bargain

Apple kit is so rarely discounted that even a little bit off is a really big deal. As with Black Friday 2016 and Black Friday 2017 we’d expect Apple itself to offer gift cards rather than deals, but you can expect cuts on last year's handsets - the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X - if there's still some stock kicking around.

For those hoping for savings on the latest Apple devices, we're unlikely to see any significant reductions for the new iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR - they have simply not been out for long enough and Apple's kit is some of the best tech when it comes to holding its value.

The new iPad (2018) has been around long enough to attract decent discounting too, so keep your eyes peeled for that – it's a brilliant devices at any price, but particularly worth looking at if you can get any money off.

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to be a big winner for Black Friday 2018 in the UK

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to be a big winner for Black Friday 2018 in the UK

As with iPhones, so with Galaxies: not just the Samsung Galaxy S9 but the Note range too. 

We saw Black Friday deals wiping out the entire up-front cost on contract Samsung handsets, and with the phone having been on sale since early 2018 we’ll be amazed if there aren’t some delicious deals to be had around Black Friday 2018.

PS4 and Xbox One

Get ready for some great Xbox One X bundles

Get ready for some great Xbox One X bundles

Tech-wise they’re still brilliant, but in retail terms these consoles are getting long in the tooth. With rumours of a PS5 swirling (and Sony effectively admitting that the PS4 isn't long for this world), and a pretty saturated market, we’d expect to see some great deals on both consoles, especially bundles, where retailers have much more room to manoeuvre.

We’d also expect to see discounting on the PlayStation VR headset, which hasn’t been quite the smash-hit Sony was hoping for. There’s a good range of good VR content now, which wasn’t really the case when it launched, so keep your eyes out for cut-price head helmets.

PSVR’s a much better proposition this year than it was last year, and many of the older VR titles are widely available for pennies now the novelty’s worn off.

That said, do keep your eyes out for PS4 deals in the lead up to Black Friday - if you see a bundle you like the look of, it's worth going for it rather than risking it not getting dropped in the Black Friday / Cyber Monday furore.

4K HD OLED TVs

4K TV will be a huge winner this year, we think

4K TV will be a huge winner this year, we think

Black Friday is always brilliant for TV prices, but (as ever) beware hilarious RRPs: the price a manufacturer puts there is very rarely the price anybody pays, so use the likes of PriceSpy and CamelCamelCamel to check a price history.

There will be deals out there, though – OLED tech in particular is still incredibly expensive and improving fast, which means that, much to the chagrin of early adopters, there will be massive discounts on relatively recent sets.

The difference between OLED and even very good LED TVs is really dramatic, and you’re not going to regret the upgrade – especially if you get it at a knock-down price.

That doesn’t mean you should overlook LED TVs, though. The competition in that market is absolutely fierce, and that means sets that cost more than a car last year will be much, much cheaper this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Amazon Echo devices, Fire TV sticks, Kindles and Fire tablets

The Amazon Echo range will be pushed strongly by, well, Amazon

The Amazon Echo range will be pushed strongly by, well, Amazon

It wouldn’t be Black Friday or Cyber Monday if Amazon wasn’t slashing the price of its own-brand devices, and last year we saw some superb deals on the Echo speaker range, Fire tablets, Kindles and Fire TV devices.

The full-size Amazon Echo was reduced from £89.99 to £69.99, while the Echo Dot was down from £49.99 to £34.99 and the hub-enabled Echo Plus was down from £139.99 to £109.99 – and there were even bigger savings to be had if you bought two or more Echos. 

There are sure to be similar deals this year, and with Amazon expanding its smart speaker lineup with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be the perfect time to create a multi-room Echo setup without breaking the bank.

Amazon's tablets and ereaders also saw some generous discounts, with the Kindle Paperwhite down from £109.99 to just £79.99 and the Alexa-enabled Fire HD 10 Tablet getting a whopping £40 off, bringing it down from £149.99 to £109.99. The Fire TV and Fire TV stick were also on sale – and if Amazon's new Fire TV Cube makes it to the UK in time for Black Friday 2018 it'll likely get a price drop too.

What's in a name?

 Why is Black Friday called Black Friday? 

The first known mention of Black Friday was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance used it to describe the issue of people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work.

At the same time, police in the US were using the phrases 'Black Friday' and 'Black Saturday' to describe the horrendous traffic jams that occurred at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season. In 1961 some retailers tried to market the day as 'Big Friday' instead, but that one didn’t take off.

 Why is Cyber Monday called Cyber Monday? 

The term was coined by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman, and it was a deliberate move to promote online shopping back in 2005, when the internet was made of wood and powered by steam.

It was intended to help smaller retailers compete with the big names who were banging on about Black Friday, although of course those big names promptly jumped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon too.

Are Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals real?

Oooh, the big question: and  generally speaking, yes they are – although in some cases the discounts have been negotiated well in advance with suppliers, so they’re not as spontaneous as the sellers might have you believe.

As with any sales event you’ll see a mixture of genuine bargains, discounted end-of-line stock and strange things found in the back of a warehouse somewhere. In 2016, consumer magazine Which? accused retailers of some pretty dodgy behaviour.

If you avoid the slightly-shifty stuff, though, you can get some really great deals. For example, last year we got tons of money off 5K iMacs (end of line stock), Hi-Res audio players (deep discounting in the hope of selling headphones), wireless headphones (from another retailer hoping to sell Hi-Res audio players) and tons of Christmas presents.

And some TechRadar writers were physically restrained from spending all our savings on electric guitars, which were getting some serious discounting on high-end models.

Can I get cashback on Black Friday deals?

Sometimes, yes. Your debit card or credit card may offer cashback on purchases, and cashback websites such as Quidco often offer cashback for new customers of big-name online shops. It’s definitely worth looking into, not just for Black Friday 2018 and Cyber Monday 2018 but for online shopping in general.

Am I protected when I buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

In the UK, yes. Anything you buy from a company online is covered by a wealth of consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Contracts regulations, which give you the same rights as with any other online purchasing. However, be aware that it can be difficult enforcing the regulations if the company you’re buying from is located outside Europe.

How can I stay safe on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring out the fraudsters and fakers as well as the sellers, so be wary of any unsolicited emails or any links to deals being shared on social media, no matter how legitimate they look; as ever with the internet, anything asking you for card details or login details is a scam.

Phishing sites rake in big piles of cash on Black Friday, so be extra suspicious, and if you’re on a PC, make sure your anti-malware software is up to date – many security suites automatically block known scammers, fraudsters and phishers.

What about physical safety? Wasn’t everybody kung fu fighting on Black Friday?

Yes, they were. In fact, it was a little bit frightening. The combination of bargain-crazed shoppers and poor crowd control has long made Black Friday synonymous with injuries and the odd scuffle, and sometimes much more serious trouble – in 2011 a woman pepper-sprayed rival bargain hunters in a California Walmart, while in 2016 a shopper was shot outside a Macy’s in New Jersey.

When the UK imported Black Friday it imported some of the trouble too, although thankfully it hasn't yet proved fatal. In 2014 police had to shut down a Tesco in north London because everybody was battling in the aisles, and there were scuffles in ASDA stores too, prompting that retailer to stop running Black Friday promotions from 2015 onwards.

Cyber Monday didn’t attract the same kind of trouble as it’s always been an internet event, and the more Black Friday moves online the fewer fisticuffs we're seeing.