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Black Friday 2021 in Singapore is now live: here are the best tech deals so far

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UPDATE: Black Friday 2021 is over, but Cyber Monday has only just begun! The year's biggest sales event continues for one more day, and we'll be on hand to keep hunting for the best bargains. For the best new deals, head over to our Cyber Monday 2021 page.

It may already be Cyber Monday, but for many retailers, the Black Friday sales continue anyway! Directly below, you'll find a list of the top five Black Friday 2021 deals we've found which are still available. 

Alternatively, you can check out all the sales event's latest deals on our Cyber Monday 2021 page!

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  • Lenovo (opens in new tab) (Singapore)
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Best Black Friday 2021 deals still available

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Nintendo Switch (2019) Neon Red / Neon Blue | SG$499 SG$360 (opens in new tab) (save SG$139)

It isn't the new OLED model, but you can still get the revised 2019 model with its SG$499 price coming down to just SG$360 this Black Friday weekend, which is a pretty awesome deal given there's an expected Switch shortage occurring in the lead up to the holiday season.

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Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones| SG$478 from SG$348 on Amazon SG (opens in new tab) (save SG$130)

The Midnight Black (opens in new tab) and Matte Black (opens in new tab) versions of Beats' excellent Studio 3 Wireless Headphones have been reduced massively for Black Friday, with a SG$130 discount bringing the price down on these noise cancelling cans to just SG$348 and SG$349 respectively.

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LG 55-inch C1 OLED 4K TV | SG$4,099 SG$2,188 on Lazada (opens in new tab) (save AU$1,911)

LG's C1 OLED flagship TV has been discounted drastically for Black Friday, with the 55-inch model of our favourite LG OLED TV of the year slashed from SG$4,099 to just SG$2,188. That's close to half price for this fantastic telly with self-lighting pixels for unrivalled contrast and black levels.

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Samsung 55-inch QN90A Neo QLED 4K Smart TV (2021) | SG$5,099 SG$2,349 (opens in new tab) (save SG$2,750)

Samsung's QN90A Neo QLED is its top 4K TV currently available, and features the latest Mini LED backlighting technology, bringing incredibly accurate contrast and thousands of dimming zones for blacks approaching OLED-level. Was SG$5,099, now discounted to a stunning SG$2,349. That's over half price off!

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Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch) | from SG$1,919 (save up to SG$779.80) (opens in new tab)

Need a new productivity laptop? Microsoft SG has some excellent deals on its stylish Surface Laptop 3, with the 13.5-inch model offering anywhere from i5/8GB/256GB to i7/32GB/1TB configurations. 

When and what is Black Friday 2021? 

For those who don’t already know, Black Friday is the Friday immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. This is also when American retailers start their Christmas shopping season and the sale is based around “doorbusters” – discounts so impressive that bargain-crazed shoppers would break down doors to get their hands on discounted items even before the shops would open.

Thankfully, the days of people fighting over a discounted TV on Black Friday are all but gone; while many retailers offer discounts in store, the culture of online shopping has caught up, meaning shoppers can beat the crowds and browse the bargains from home or, if the boss isn’t looking, from work.

The actual Black Friday date shifts each year, although the day of the week – Friday – stays constant. And, like last year, the sale comes round late in November 2021. The Black Friday 2021 deals bonanza will officially kick off on November 26 – less than a month away from Christmas.

While it originated in the US, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a huge deal in Singapore, with the shopping craze slowly starting to build as the online retail world heats up.

What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Originally Cyber Monday wasn't connected to the Black Friday sales and was introduced as recently as 2005. It was the day – after the spending spree of Black Friday had settled down – that people went, “Yikes! It’s nearly Christmas and I haven’t bought presents yet!”

Cyber Monday was launched as the day online retailers offered big savings to holiday shoppers. Where Black Friday focused mostly on consumer electronics, Cyber Monday catered to things like clothing and accessories. 

But now there’s barely any difference to spot between the two. What is often advertised as a Black Friday sale starts well before the actual day arrives, then rolls over into Cyber Monday and, very often, beyond. The two sales have merged into what could be described as "Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the Week Before and After".

Why Black Friday and Cyber Monday matter

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have changed the way we shop in the run-up to Christmas, and they’ve had a massive effect on the retail industry, especially online. 

For the shoppers, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy means a whole week or more of what appear to be good deals, but if you aren’t too careful, you could end up going overboard.

If you’re savvy, though, and take advantage of TechRadar's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals monitoring, you really can save a lot of money on some of the hottest tech in town.

Black Friday 2021 FAQ: what it is, when it happens and where to get the best deals

How does TechRadar prepare for Black Friday?

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Black Friday is one of the most important times of the year for TechRadar to help our readers – we spend weeks ahead of the big day (or weekend) making sure the whole site is ready for people looking for the information they need to make the right buying choice. Whether that's knowing which is the best laptop, TV or iPad, or just seeing great deals for them through our Hawk price comparison widget, we've got everything you need to know.

Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales held in Singapore?
Most definitely. Black Friday may have started off as an American tradition, but it's become increasingly popular in Singapore over the last five years or so, with major retailers like Harvey Norman and Microsoft offering big bargains on a wide variety of products, with the sale usually extending well beyond Cyber Monday.

What and when is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving in the US. It’s the day when retailers offer big discounts to kickstart the holiday shopping season. Black Friday 2021 will be Friday, 26 November – that's less than a month away from Christmas!

What and when is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is the Monday immediately after Black Friday, and in 2021 it will be on Monday, 29 November.

What is Black Friday deals week?
It’s the week that includes Black Friday. Retailers are increasingly offering deals before and after Black Friday itself in an attempt to stand out from the crowd.

Are Black Friday deals real?
Yes, although in some cases the discounts have been negotiated well in advance with suppliers. As with any sales, you’ll see a mix of genuine bargains, discounted end-of-line stock and mysterious things found in the back of a warehouse somewhere.

Where can I find the best Black Friday deals?
Right here on TechRadar of course! We scour all the top retailers’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so that you don’t have to – and we tell you whether the deals are worth getting excited about too. Whether it’s a 4K HDR OLED TV or an PlayStation controller, if it’s discounted we’ll have the details here.

How do I get the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 deals?
Know what you want, know what you can afford to spend and know the market: you’ll often spot retailers charging higher than usual prices in October so they can offer amazing discounts on Black Friday. Pay particular attention to real prices, not RRPs: TVs are particularly bad for this, with sets whose RRP is eleventy billion dollars routinely selling for a few hundred dollars.

It’s also a very good idea to be flexible: for example, if you fancy a Sony 4K TV then think about the features you want rather than a specific model number: the BRV123ABD54-88C-9218-B may not be discounted on Black Friday, but an almost identical set with the specification you want probably will be.

Can I get cashback on Black Friday deals?
Sometimes, yes. Your credit card may offer cashback on purchases, and some big brands often offer cashback even when you purchase from a retailer. 

How can I stay safe on Black Friday?
Black Friday brings out the scammers as well as the sellers, so be wary of unsolicited emails or links to deals on social media, no matter how legitimate they look: anything asking for card details or login details may be a scam. Phishing sites do big business on Black Friday, so be extra suspicious – and if you’re on a PC, make sure your security software is up to date. Many security suites automatically block known scam sites.

Stephen Lambrechts
Stephen Lambrechts

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.