Black Friday at AO.com: the deals have started to arrive

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You're looking for a Black Friday deal, and you've got a penchant for a spot of AO.com. Well, we've got good news: the Black Friday deals have already started to appear!

There's far more to this retailer than just fridges, washing machines and dishwashers, with laptops, smartphones and headphones all now added into the mix, taking the scope far beyond white goods.

The early Black Friday deals have started to filter in, but we're not seeing a huge amount that's truly impressive just yet - for the most part, AO.com is matching the likes of Amazon and Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

We were expecting 4KTVs, laptops and smart home deals to be some of the big sellers this year, and those categories are making up part of the mix so far.

Remember though: while the deals have started already, Black Friday 2018 actually starts on November 23 this year, with Cyber Monday 2018 taking place three days later on November 26.

We don't expect deals to stop over the weekend though, with offers running over Saturday and Sunday as well (this is subject to availability though), but Black Friday 2018 is where you're likely to find the widest choice and best deals.

If that's not enough, we're seeing retailer launching their deals in the lead up to Black Friday, so you should have more than enough opportunity to grab yourself a bargain. We'll be bringing you the best AO.com Black Friday deals right here. 

What you need to know

AO.com on Black Friday 2018: what you need to know

Thanks to its wide breadth of products, there should be something for everyone at AO.com this Black Friday. And because it's online-only, you can do all of this from the comfort of your home (or workplace).

AO.com says Black Friday is "Bag yourself a bargain! Whether you’re replacing an old appliance or hitting your Christmas shopping list, Black Friday 2018 is going to be big."

Don't worry about nabbing yourself a great deal then getting stung for postage as AO.com offers free delivery (UK mainland). Depending on what you treat yourself to, you can select next day delivery from as little as £5, while there's also the choice of click-and-collect services as well. 

Not happy with what you've ordered? AO.com has a free 100 days returns policy, while AO.com promises to price match every product they sell against any retailer. All you have to do is give AO.com's friendly staff a call with the product you’re interested in, the price you’ve found elsewhere and they’ll happily take care of the rest. Simple. 

Best early AO.com Black Friday deals

With Black Friday still over a week away, AO.com has started its daily deals even sooner than we'd expected. Some of these deals are only available for a short period, while others go on beyond Cyber Monday. AO.com is adding deals daily, so be sure to check back each day in the run up to Black Friday for the latest discounts.

Roberts DAB radio: £399 now £299 at AO.com
Save £100 of this Roberts Radio Stream65i radio. Not only does it give you access to not only FM radio stations, but also DAB and DAB+ stations as well. There's also a built-in CD player as well and Wi-Fi connectivity. View Deal

Sony Xperia XZ1 64GB: £399 now £219 at AO.com
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a flagship smartphone that's only just over a year old, but at only £219, it's a steal. Featuring a heap of power, strong camera and plenty of storage is fantastic.View Deal

Huawei P20 128GB: £699 now £399 at AO.com
If you're looking for a new Android phone, then this Huawei P20 with 128GB of storage is a fantastic buy, saving £200. The P20 features a brilliant camera and battery life, while the large 5.8-inch display gives you plenty of screen space.View Deal

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.  View Deal

De'Longhi Autentica coffee maker: £699 now £399 at AO.com
Take advantage of a massive £300 saving on this De'Longhi Autentica ETAM29.660.SB coffee machine. You can either use whole beans or ground coffee, while the Thermoblock heating system makes sure the water is always at the ideal brewing temperature. For an extra kick, the Doppio+ setting provides an intense double shot of espresso at the touch of a button.
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Hisense American Fridge Freezer: £999 now £749 at AO.com
Make a hefty £250 saving on this Hisense RS694N4BC1 fridge freezer. With an A+ energy rating, there's a staggering 532 litre capacity (that's 29 bags of food shopping), while there's a water and ice dispenser and home bar for access to cold drinks.View Deal

Best deals from last year

Best AO.com Black Friday deals from last year

Panasonic 50-inch 4K TV - save £200
Black Friday wouldn't be Black Friday without a brilliant TV deal, with AO.com knocking a massive £200 of this high-end 4K TV, while there was TV deals to suit all budgets last year.

Hoover cordless vacuum - now £89 (was £199)
AO.com sold a staggering 5 vacuum cleaners every minute on Black Friday last year, and with massive savings that knock off over half the asking price, it's easy to see why.  

De'Longhi coffee machine - save £500
Coffee machines are fast becoming a popular household item and AO.com was knocking off a staggering £500 from this premium model from De'Longhi. 

GoPro Hero6 Black - save £75
GoPro's Hero6 Black was the best action camera available at the time and to sweeten the deal even more, AO.com was offering a very decent discount of £75.

Samsung soundbar - save £120
The sound quality on some TVs can be a bit of a letdown, so a soundbar is a great way to boost audio quality and your viewing pleasure. AO.com knocked £120 of this Samsung unit.

Predictions for 2018

AO.com Black Friday deals predictions for 2018

AO.com is already boasting that this year will see its best Black Friday 2018 deals, so expectations are high. 

There will no doubt be some generous discounts on 4K TVs of all sizes, while those are a decent laptop should be able to snap up a bargain too.

With coffee machines being AO.com biggest selling item last year, we're expecting more great deals to be had here. 

Same goes for cordless vacuum cleaners. They were so popular at AO.com last year that we reckon you'll be able to nab yourself a good deal this year too. 

AO.com certainly had the most attractive GoPro deals last year on Black Friday, so we're hoping they'll do the same again this year and make the new Hero7 Black an even better buy than it is now. 

With Christmas coming up, some of you might be tempted to upgrade your cooker or get a larger fridge, so we reckon AO.com will be doing some decent discounts on its extensive range of white goods as well, while kitchen equipment like blenders should also be at a reduced price. 

Cyber Monday

Don't forget Cyber Monday

If you any reason you can't nab yourself a deal at AO.com on Black Friday, don't panic. Cyber Monday will also see AO.com offering some fantastic deals. Some will be exclusives on the day, while others will be repeat deals that you'll have missed on Black Friday at AO.com.

If you can hold your nerve, you might actually end up with a better deal on Cyber Monday, as some items might even come in for some even heavier discounts. The risk is though that you can hold out until Cyber Monday and the deal's already been and gone.

Our advice is that if it's something you really want and there's a good deal on Black Friday, make sure you grab it then, but check back on Cyber Monday to see what other savings you could make. 

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