Currys Black Friday deals 2018: the first deals are here

Currys Black Friday deals

Currys has made an early start this year, offering Black Friday deals weeks before the day itself. The prices on its early deals are guaranteed, so if any of the items on sale now are available cheaper later on, you'll be refunded the difference.

If last year is anything to go by, there's much more to come soon too. Over last year's Black Friday weekend, Currys sold enough kettles to make over 25,000 cups of tea, and if you lined up all the 32-inch TVs ordered over the period, they would be 28 times the height of the Shard.

The retailer has offered some hints about this year's biggest forthcoming Black Friday deals. It's name-dropped the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and PS4 Pro as possible candidates for its sale, and has named Alienware, Apple, Asus, LG, Dell, Samsung and Lenovo as laptop manufacturers to watch.

The Currys Price Match Promise makes it particularly worth checking out on Black Friday, and even applies to special voucher offers. Last year it only matched the prices of fellow high street retailers like John Lewis and Argos, but for 2018 it's vowed to match prices on Amazon as well.

Early Black Friday deals

Currys has begun slashing prices ahead of Black Friday, in what it's calling a 'Why Wait' sale. It's cut hundreds of pounds off the price of TVs, laptops and a handful of other products, and the savings are guaranteed, so if any prices drop even further on Black Friday itself, you'll be refunded the difference.

See all of Currys' early Black Friday deals

TV deals

Sharp 32-inch smart LED TV £269 £169 at Currys
If you're on the lookout for a second screen, you'll be hard pressed to find a better price than this for a 32-incher. The LC-32HI5332KF might not boast HDR or 4K, but it's a perfectly decent set and a bargain with £100 off.
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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 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 65-inch 4K HDR LED TV £999 £799 at Currys
This is the same TV as the model above, with an extra 10 inches of screen real estate. 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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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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See all of Currys' early Black Friday TV deals

Laptop deals

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 i5 laptop £599 £399 at Currys
If you need something with a little more power, this is essentially the same model, with a speedier processor and an additional 16GB Intel Optane memory  for faster boot times. There's £200 off before Black Friday even starts.
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HP 15.6-inch Intel Core i7 laptop £699 £499 at Currys
Currys has rounded off its pre-Black Friday laptop deals with this Core i7 model. It has Windows 10 installed, a 1TB hard drive, and 16GB Intel Optane memory. We'd prefer more than 4GB RAM, but it's impressive for the price.
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Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR laptop £519 £379 at Currys
Some laptops in Currys' sale are a bit underpowered, but this 15-inch Lenovo laptop has impressive specs for the price, with 8GB RAM and a 2GB HDD. The choice of an AMD rather than Intel processor keeps the cost down.
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MSI 15.6in Intel Core i5 gaming laptop £999.99 £799 at Currys
This is Currys' best pre-Black Friday deal on a gaming laptop. There's £200 off the generously specced MSI GF62, which offers an Intel Core i5 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD.
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Speaker deals

Google Home Mini and Phillips Hue £184.99 £79.99 at Currys
This starter set contains a Google Home Mini smart speaker, plus a Philips Hue Hub and three bulbs. With £105 off, this is the ideal smart home starter set. This version has screw bulbs, and is available in Chalk, Charcoal and Coral.
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Google Home Mini and Phillips Hue £184.99 £79.99 at Currys
This is exactly the same smart speaker and bulb package as above, but with bayonet bulb fittings. Again, it's available in three colours: Chalk, Charcoal and Coral. A super affordable way to make your home smarter.
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Samsung Sound+ 5.1 sound bar £699.99 £329 at Currys
This exceptional sound bar is less than half price in Currys' Why Wait sale. The Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 has nine built-in speakers, and features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth so you can stream audio without the clutter of wires.
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Samsung Sound+ 2.1 sound bar £699.99 £299 at Currys
If your pre-Black Friday budget won't quite stretch to the bar above, this is a good choice. It offers 2.1 surround sound compared to 5.1 above, and has six built-in speakers rather than nine, but still sounds fantastic.
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JVC TH-D227B 2.0 compact sound bar £99.99 £39.99 at Currys
This (now) cheap and cheerful sound bar supports Bluetooth for wire-free streaming, but also comes with cables if you don't mind being tied down. It won't blow you away like the Samsung bars, but it's hard to argue at £40.
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Marshall Acton Bluetooth speaker £169.99 £99.99 at Currys
When we reviewed this retro-style speaker, we loved its detailed sound and support for Bluetooth, Apple Airplay, Chromecast and Spotify Connect. We weren't so enamoured with its high price, but with £70 off, it's seriously tempting.
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See all of Currys' early Black Friday home cinema and soundbar deals

Printer deals

HP Envy wireless all-in-one inkjet printer £89.99 £34 at Currys
Printers don't have to be bulky and awkward. This neat all-in-one can print, scan and copy in full color, and connects to your devices wirelessly using Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint or Google Cloud Print. It's less than half price right now.
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How to get the best deals at Currys this Black Friday

Black Friday 2018 is November 23 this year, with Cyber Monday 2018 taking place three days later on November 26, but in past years, Currys has stretched out the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period with its own 'Black Tag' event.

Currys usually releases its first round of deals at 12am on the morning of Black Friday, with great offers available throughout the whole weekend to Cyber Monday and into the following week.

In addition to the deals listed on its site, Currys might offer some bonus discounts using voucher codes. It's well worth keeping an eye out for these, because they can get you some Black Friday bargains that most shoppers won't know about.

Currys has put together its own Black Friday shopping guide, with such handy hints as "tucking into a couple of treats" and listening to "calming Chinese music", but keeping an eye on this page is a better idea for finding the best deals.

If you can't wait until Black Friday, Currys also offers discounts on tech throughout the year, including special deals on selected items and time-limited voucher codes. See what deals are available right now.

5 best Black Friday deals at Currys last year

Microsoft Surface Pro + Typecover - was £799 (usually £1,099)
Last Black Friday, this was the latest Microsoft Surface Pro with Intel Core i5 CPU, 128GB SSD and an included Typecover. Currys offered a great discount using a special voucher code, and we didn't see a better deal on this superb 2-in-1 laptop.

Microsoft Xbox One S bundle - was £169.99 (usually £299.99)
Currys was one of the best places to find deals on console bundles last Black Friday, with huge savings on Xbox One S and PS4 Pro packages. If you moved quickly, you could snap up a console and three games for well under £200.

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch - was £249.99 (usually £299.99)
Fitbit's first foray into smartwatch territory, the Fitbit Iconic is water resistant, has health and fitness tracking with a heart rate monitor and GPS, and boasts four days' battery life. Currys knocked a mighty £50 off the price for Black Friday last year.

JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker - was £149.99 (usually £249.99)
This excellent Bluetooth speaker offers 12 hours of battery life and a built-in mic for taking your calls. Currys knocked £100 off the price last year and we've got our fingers crossed for a discount on its successor, the Xtreme 2, for Black Friday 2018.

Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker - was £149 (usually £180)
This was the best price we saw for this superb Sonos speaker last year. It uses your home Wi-Fi network to offer superb sound anywhere, and can be controlled using the Sonos app on your desktop or phone.

5 best deals predictions for 2018 

Lenovo Yoga laptops
Last year Currys offered some great discounts on Lenovo's superb 2-in-1 devices, and there have been several new releases since then. The impressive Yoga 730 will only be four months old, but we wouldn't rule out a significant price cut.

TVs galore
Currys offered some of last year's best TV deals, with hundreds of pounds off huge curved screens from brands including Samsung, LG and Sony. If you're in the market for a new set, we expect to see great discounts on 50-inch and larger models.

Audiophile headphones
Sony and Sennheiser were just two of the premium audio brands that saw great price cuts last Black Friday. Currys offered some bargains on in-ear headphones too, but its deals on over-ear noise-cancelling cans were most impressive.

The smartest speakers
The Sonos One is a rare beast – a wireless smart speaker for music lovers, with amazing sound quality and Amazon Alexa built in. Currys cut the price of another Sonos speaker last year, so we're hoping this little beauty will see a discount for 2018.

Dyson vacuums
We're hoping to really clean up this Black Friday, with some excellent deals on Dyson cleaners and fans. Lots of retailers cut the price of bagless vacuums in 2017, but Currys offered some of the lowest prices around.

Reasons to choose or avoid Currys

The Price Match Promise makes Currys a tempting prospect for savvy shoppers this Black Friday, but there are plenty of other reasons to check it out.

Currys offers flexible credit for orders over £99, so you can take advantage of a great Black Friday deal and pay later over the term that suits you. As with any credit agreement, make sure you check out the full terms and conditions, and you'll need to sign up and get your credit limit pre-approved before the big day.

There's also a trade-in program, which lets you donate phones, laptops, smart watches and tablets in exchange for a e-gift card. You can get a provisional estimate online, but you'll have to take your device into a Currys store to have it valued and make the exchange, so it's best to do this as soon as possible so you'll have your voucher ready to spend when the deals arrive.

Stick with TechRadar to get the best deals 

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