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Black Friday 2022: date, tips, and deals we expect to see

Black Friday deals text surrounded by different products including an ipad, apple watch, console, Dyson vacuum, laptop and other products

Black Friday 2022 is suddenly a lot closer so we're starting to prepare for the big sales event on November 25. But, as we've seen over the last few years, Black Friday deals are now available earlier than ever before so we expect there will be offers months ahead of this date. Because of that, we're getting ready as early as possible by bringing you our expectations, predictions and all the latest info on Black Friday 2022.

First, let's look at what happened during last year's Black Friday. Our biggest takeaway is that the best Black Friday deals are no longer saved until the day itself. Multiple retailers, including Currys and Argos, launched their sales events way ahead of time - from late October onwards, in some cases - and many of these offers held all the way through to Black Friday.

To use an example, one of the most sought-after products over the last Black Friday was the LG C1 OLED TV. There were multiple price cuts on this TV that we reported on in the weeks leading up to Black Friday and it never dropped any lower in the days that followed. Anyone who bought early, then, was already chilling out at home with their new television instead of getting involved in the chaotic and fruitless hunt for a better deal at the end of the month.

That's just one highlight. Generally, though, the information gathered by Adobe Analytics (opens in new tab) suggests that discounts were actually weak last time. We would definitely agree with that based on the Black Friday deals we saw in many areas and across various retailers - as well as what's happened during major sales so far this year.

On top of that, there's rising inflation and a cost of living crunch that's affected all of our spending. If retailers want to see the same levels of interest and purchases during Black Friday 2022, the deals and discounts will need to be especially strong

Black Friday: a marathon, not a sprint

The 10 most popular Black Friday deals last year

Black Friday deals text surrounded by products including a vacuum, headphones, console controller and more

1. Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
2. Apple AirPods Pro
3. Fire TV Stick 4K
4. PS Plus 12-Month Membership
5. Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones
6. Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
7. Oculus Quest 2
8. Echo Dot (4th Gen)
9. Fire HD 10 Tablet
10. Nintendo Switch

Of course, even with the extended sales period, we aren't suggesting that absolutely nothing happened closer to Black Friday. It's true that the week leading up to Black Friday was when we saw more new deals drop. More retailers got involved at this later stage, too. Amazon only fully launched its Black Friday sale exactly seven days before the day itself, for example.

What we want to make clear, though, is that it was possible to find some fantastic bargains across the whole of November - and even in late October. Lots of most-wanted and big-ticket items fell to the cheapest prices ever at the start of the month and these discounts were simply maintained all the way through to Black Friday. We think there's definitely an argument for buying early this year instead of waiting.

Take computers, for example, which saw the largest discounts of around 14 per cent from November 2 according to Adobe (opens in new tab) - and these price cuts remained fairly flat throughout November. Similarly, a study of electronic items shows they fell by almost 10 per cent on November 1, before actually rising in price throughout the month, only to drop again by almost 12 per cent during the week of Black Friday. Not exactly a dramatic difference, is it?

And that was only further established when Black Friday officially started, too. We were in position at midnight waiting for all sorts of massive new deals to land and there was, well, almost nothing to get excited about throwing into our baskets on the day. Sure, there were perhaps a few additional Black Friday deals in some stores, but these were not in the volume or scale we've come to expect based on the sales prior to 2020.

The research backs this up too. Sales data from Adobe Analytics shows that consumer spending on Black Friday was $8.9B - that's down 1.3 per cent from $9B last year and the first time ever it's actually fallen. But looking at online spending throughout the whole month of November instead tells the full story, as this was up by 11.9 per cent compared to last year to $109.8B. Plus, between November 1-29, a total of 22 days exceeded $3bn in total online spend – a new record. Only nine days had topped that figure in the same time period in 2020.

What's our advice based on all of this? It's simple: if you see an item you know you want to buy during reduced earlier in November, you should go ahead a buy it at that first discount. It's extremely unlikely it will be any cheaper on Black Friday.

More stock issues in 2022?

Now, we all knew that trying to get a PS5 or Xbox Series X would be extremely difficult during the last Black Friday, but we also saw that tech and other items such as the brand new iPad, favourite Lego sets and Amazon devices like the Fire Stick 4K all go out of stock very quickly during the sales.

Some of these were actually still available to buy in late November but suffered from very long shipping delays into next year. This would have been brutal news if you were hoping to pick up one of these as a Christmas gift, decided to wait to see if there was a better discount on Black Friday but found out it stayed the same price and wouldn't be dispatched until January.

Adobe Analytics reported a 258 per cent increase in out of stock messages in the previous year compared to 2019 and it's a trend we expect to see again in 2022. That said, the stock situation for some products has definitely improved throughout the year. Take the PS5, for example, which is currently widely available at multiple retailers - and has been that way for weeks on our PS5 restock hub. 

The semiconductor shortage isn't over, though, and supply chains continue to be stretched, so we still strongly suggest buying more in-demand or new release products early. They are still likely to go out of stock around this time of year. Definitely keep that in mind for Black Friday 2022.

And that about covers our assessment of last year's Black Friday deals. As more information comes to light about how the event might play out in 2022 we will be back to update this page in the new year. For now, we've got some of the key information about Black Friday 2022 just below as well as a selection of last year's best deals.

Black Friday 2022: key information

You can find a snapshot of all the key dates and information related to Black Friday 2022 just below. We'll be feeding any important news or key retailer announcements into this section over the coming months so you can be in the best position once the sales get underway next year.

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 will take place on November 25. We've got a long time to go until the year's biggest sales extravaganza comes around again. In any case, it'll be worth keeping an eye out for Black Friday deals starting from between late October and early November as we think an extended sales period is almost guaranteed again for next year. The big day itself doesn't have the same impact as it once did.

Where can you find the best Black Friday deals?

As mentioned, you’ll find the best options if you bookmark this page right now. We're bringing you all the best Black Friday deals as soon as they hit the shelves and will continue to do so throughout the main event itself and the weekend afterwards as well. Until any official sales start, here's a list of retailers we've found that usually have some of the best Black Friday deals:

Amazon: an all-rounder that regularly price matches competitors (opens in new tab)
Argos: better for cheaper devices with same day delivery (opens in new tab)
Currys: great for tech, appliances, and gaming (opens in new tab)
Ebuyer: low cost gadgets and PC equipment (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: best for homeware, but also offers excellent tech warranties (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct: big discounts on PCs, laptops, and accessories (opens in new tab)
Smyths Toys: vast selection of toys, electronics and gadgets
Very: massive range and regular discounts across departments (opens in new tab)

The origin of Black Friday: a history lesson

Let's take a Black Friday history lesson: the first known mention of Black Friday related to this shopping experience was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance (opens in new tab) used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work. 

At the same time US police were using the phrases "Black Friday" and "Black Saturday" to describe the horrendous traffic that occurred at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season. 

In 1961 there was a movement (opens in new tab) from the local government to change the shopping season to "Big Friday" and "Big Saturday", but it clearly never caught on and the notion that it was the time when retailers moved 'back into the black' was seen far later and clearly an attempt to bring positivity to the term.

Black Friday deals: our predictions

A selection of key tech items expected to be popular over Black Friday

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How does TechRadar prepare for Black Friday?

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 (well, months, to be precise) making sure the whole site is ready for you to get the information you need to make the right buying choice. Whether that's knowing which is the best laptop, TV or iPad, or just surfacing great deals through our Hawk price comparison widget, we've got everything you need to know.

It's still a little early for us to seriously dig into some predictions for Black Friday 2022. With almost half a year to go until the sales get underway again, we wouldn't want to speak too definitively about what might be on sale this November. 

A lot can change in that time and new product launches throughout the year could drastically affect the products you're after and which ones go on sale. We've also got other big sales events throughout the year to take into consideration such as Amazon Prime Day. The type of offers we see during the retailer's own event could help give us an idea of how things will play out in November. So, when that's happened in July, we'll be back with an update.

Until then, we'll leave you with our general advice on how Black Friday generally plays out, how to find the best deals and our best tips and tricks to make the most of the event. 

Once we have a better idea of how things lie next year, we'll return to bring you the most up-to-date predictions and insight based on our years of experience tracking all the best Black Friday deals. By now we've got pretty good at it.

Top tips for buying during Black Friday

As we've said: this isn't our first rodeo. As veterans of many Black Friday events, we've picked up a few tips and tricks in order to find the best deals and get the biggest savings on your most-wanted items. You can find all that combined knowledge right here for a crash course in becoming a Black Friday deals expert.

How to find the best Black Friday deals in 2022

Getting the best Black Friday deals for you often comes down to how much research you do ahead of the event. Use the time you have in the lead up to the event to make sure you know exactly what you want to get out of the sale. That means going beyond finding a TV brand or laptop model that suits you, but looking at what features and specs you will need to fit into your budget. Double check previous sales to see if your shopping list matches prices that have been seen before so that you stay realistic during this step. 

Once you've got your spec and features down, you'll want to consider which parts of your wishlist you can stand to drop if you do spot a particularly low price. That way you'll know exactly what to look for when the heat is on. 

Once you've found the deal you're looking for, though, it's also crucial to widen your net and make sure you can't get a better price elsewhere before heading to checkout. Bigger retailers tend to price match each other, but during particularly competitive events like Black Friday they also look to get an edge by offering additional incentives like bundles and free gifts. Of course, we're bringing the best Black Friday deals from around the web, so you can stick with us for the biggest value savings - however, if you are going it alone be sure to check other retailers' offers before committing. 

LG C1 OLED

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We do generally find that the best Black Friday deals land on the week of the sale itself, with the biggest products seeing discounts during the main event. However, you'll be seeing discounts landing as early as the start of the month in some cases. If you do spot a price that you like but you're hesitant to commit too early, it's worth going for it - especially if it was a deal you were waiting for the end of the month for. 

There's a lot less competition in these earlier discounts, which means you might be able to get your hands on some of the bigger savings or more desirable colorways before the crowds swarm. However, we'd recommend keeping your find boxed up until the Black Friday deals are fully over, as you may well see a much better price later on in the month and you can always return your previous purchase.  

When will the best Black Friday deals be available?

In previous years, we'd usually say that you would want to wait until as close to Black Friday as possible before making a purchase in order to get the best price. The last two years have completely changed our advice, though.

We've seen that when retailers start their sales from late October and early November, the prices on offer are rarely beaten on Black Friday. There may be a small spike in deals during the week leading up to Black Friday itself, but many of the offers you see in the weeks prior are actually as good as they are going to get.

So, with that in mind, if you have a specific product you're looking out for next year, you should really consider buying it as soon as that first deal becomes available. This is especially true if it's a big-ticket item like a games console, 4K TV or tablet. We've seen these haven't been reduced any further on Black Friday and could also suffer from stock issues if they are particularly popular. So, you don't want to miss out on something entirely, we strongly suggest buying early.

Can I get cashback on Black Friday deals?

Sometimes, yes. Your debit card or credit card may offer cashback on purchases. It’s definitely worth looking into – not just for Black Friday 2022 but for any online shopping – when you're be spending money online.

Am I protected when I buy on Black Friday?

In general, you should be just as protected as you are when shopping any other time of the year. You’ll want to check on return policies and warranty periods, and you should also make sure you’re shopping at known retailers you trust. 

While many deals can seem too good to be true on Black Friday, landing on an unfamiliar website claiming to have a product for pennies on the dollar is a good sign you’re in the wrong place.

Remember that using your credit card also can offer a level of protection, so as long as you have the means to pay it back straight away, using this method can give you more peace of mind. 

Many credit cards can help you contest payments if you never receive a product, and some even offer extended warranties on products beyond the one included from manufacturer or retailer.

A woman in front of a shop window displaying a Black Friday deals sign

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Are Black Friday deals real?

Generally speaking, yes - although there are two kinds of deals. The first has been pre-agreed between brands and retailers, so they’re not as off-the-cuff as you might expect. 

The other is sudden price drops, whether that’s an algorithm working out the best way to attract users to buy (as brands like Amazon often will) or just the big names price-matching one another, or pushing the price down further as they look to be the big winner. (We saw something similar with iPads in the US).

As with any sales event you’ll see a mixture of 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 behavior.

You might notice that some items are cheaper after Black Friday - even as soon as Cyber Monday. But those are part of the natural Christmas discounting period, and our advice is to always grab a deal if you like it, and be prepared to return if it drops lower.

What about in-store Black Friday deals?

Even though much of the world is on a path to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, we don't expect there to be much enthusiasm from retailers to host large in-story Black Friday events this year. It wouldn't be wise to be seen encouraging crowds to rush to your shops to pick up a cheap TV or some discounted tech.

That said, retailers may still advertise and offer their Black Friday deals in-store – just don't expect them to be exclusively available from bricks and mortar locations. Instead, it's likely to be another option for those who would prefer to see something in the flesh before making a purchase.

We can all agree that making the chaos of the doorbuster deal a thing of the past is only good for all involved. Many stores in the US have in fact announced they will be closed for Thanksgiving, while their Black Friday opening times are still up in the air.

Last year's best Black Friday deals

Here's a look at the best Black Friday deals we saw last year, plus a selection of the top offers in the key categories we were following in the sales.

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Fire TV Stick 4K: £49.99 £24.99 at Amazon
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– The latest Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a brilliant streaming device: we gave it 4.5/5 in our review (opens in new tab). There's a huge range of content available, plus Alexa voice control too. This is the cheapest deal we've seen for the 4K version outside of Prime Day, and a low-cost way to get Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video and more on a TV without any in-built smart features. It's proven to be one of the most popular Black Friday deals but is now back in stock for immediate delivery.

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Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser: £99.95 £84.95 at Hotel Chocolat
Save £15
- A very popular item this Black Friday, the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser has sold out at most major retailers. However, you can still get it when going directly to the manufacturer. Just enter the code 'HOHOHO' at the basket to get this price. This funky new kitchen gadget will whip up a barista grade hot chocolate in 2.5 minutes from various single-serve chocolate pouches. An ideal gift as we get deep into these colder winter months.

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Echo Dot (4th gen): £49.99 £28.99 at Amazon
Save £21
– The Echo Dot consistently sits towards the top of our best smart speaker rankings (opens in new tab). It's small, versatile, decently loud and, thanks to Alexa, it’s pretty smart, too. If you're new to smart home tech, it's an easy first step - just don't expect it to compete with your sound system. This Black Friday deal drops the price of the latest version to just £4 more than the cheapest price we've ever seen - it hasn't been less since last year's Black Friday.

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Tower T17021 Family Size Air Fryer: £69.99 £40.99 at Amazon
Save £29
- Get 41% off this already very affordable Tower Air Fryer at Amazon. Its large 4.3 litre capacity is enough space to fry, roast, grill and bake an assortment of family-sized meals. With many other cheap air fryers selling out this year, this is the best value deal we've seen right now.

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Tassimo by Bosch Coffee Machine: £79.99 £29 at Currys
Save £50.99
– This is the best cheap coffee machine deal in the UK right now. The Tassimo by Bosch machine is pod-based and works with over 80 types of coffee and hot drinks pods. It's easy to use - you just press a button - and it's popular, with an average score of 4.5/5 stars (opens in new tab) from over 1,300 user reviews on the Currys' website. The £50 saving applies to all four colour variations.

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Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): £369 £349 at John Lewis
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One of today's best Black Friday deals is the all-new Apple Watch 7 that's on sale for £349 from John Lewis. That's a £20 discount and a new record-low price for the 41mm smartwatch. This discount applies to the Blue, Starlight and Midnight colours.  This is the cheapest deal we've seen for the Series 7 smartwatch, so we'd grab this fantastic deal now before it's too late.

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YNM Weighted Blanket: £45.90 at Amazon
There isn't a deal on this weighted blanket, but it comes highly recommended by our expert sleep editor - if you're looking to get one, this is our top pick. It's made from 100% certified cotton and glass beads that give a gentle comforting sensation to induce a calmer sleep. Choose one that's around 8-10% of your body weight for the best effect - go lighter if you're not sure. And if you've got a bigger budget, consider the top-tier Luna Weighted Blanket: it's more expensive (£74.99) but it's also more premium and a great gift.

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Fitbit Inspire 2: £89.99 £57.99 at Amazon
Save £32
– The slim and simple Fitbit Inspire 2 is now at its lowest ever price as part of Amazon's Black Friday deals. This smartwatch provides a number of basic features including all-day activity tracking, a heart rate monitor and tools to track your sleeping habits. We found it to be (opens in new tab) an affordable and unobtrusive way to try out a smartwatch if you're interested in the tech.

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8. JVC Fire TV Edition 65-inch 4K TV: £599 £499 at Amazon
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Though there are cheaper options available, the JVC Fire TV is a good value for money option as it comes with a number of quality of life features that the cheaper sets lack. As well as a solid 4K image quality, you also get HDR and Dolby Vision support that you'll appreciate when watching films and TV. The Alexa voice remote is a handy final touch so you can control the TV and other compatible devices with just a few words.

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Lego Architecture London: £45 £30 at Amazon
Save £15
- This is a little skyline set based on London, United Kingdom, and it's great fun to make if you're fond of, or familiar with, the city. It includes monuments like the National Gallery, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. We're only a little disappointed that it doesn't feature the TechRadar offices for some reason.

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Apple AirPods Pro: £239 £185 at Amazon
Save £54
 – The best price yet for Apple's high-end earbuds. They come with significant improvements over the previous model – such as Active Noise Cancellation and a better design. We called them the best-sounding earbuds in our review (opens in new tab). A MagSafe wireless charging case is included in the price, which gives you more than 24 hours of total battery life.

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Oral-B Smart 6 electric toothbrush: £219.99 £59.99 at Amazon
Save £160 - Here's an utterly bonkers Amazon Black Friday deal on the Oral-B electric toothbrush that's offering it up for well under half price. We normally advocate for keeping it simple with these toothbrushes but this is a great opportunity to get a 'fancier' one for less. This one in particular has five brushing modes, full smartphone app integration (for tips on how to get the best results), and a handy pressure sensor to stop you brushing too hard.

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Yankee Candle Christmas Gift Set: £72 £28 at Amazon
Save £44
- There's a huge 61% off this Yankee Candle Christmas gift set which comes with eight Scented Candles, a votive holder, a wick trimmer and an Illuma-Lid candle topper. This specially chosen set will bring the classic smells of yuletide to your home for up to 75 hours with the medium-sized blobs of wax.

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Waterpik Ultra Professional Water Flosser: £67.99 £47.99 at Amazon
Save £20
- Cheaper water flossers at around £30 will get the job done but this Waterpik Ultra is only slightly more and comes with a host of extra features if you're looking to ditch the dental floss for a more effective and healthier alternative. It comes with 7 flosser tips and a 650ml reservoir that allows for 90 seconds of use.

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Ring Alarm 13-piece kit: £490 £289 at Amazon
Save £201 - OK, it's not a doorbell, but this is an impressive bundle of Ring security tech to protect your home. It includes a base station, six contact sensors, three motion detectors, a range extender, outdoor siren, and indoor camera, plus a sign to warn would-be burglars about it all. That's not bad at all for under £300 (its lowest price ever).

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 11: £69.99 £59 at Amazon
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This is a record-low price for our favourite instant camera. The Mini 11 is easy to use, includes a pop-out lens barrel for selfies and takes Instax Mini film - which is more affordable than its Polaroid equivalent. Overall, it's a great gift for anyone looking to dabble in instant photography.

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TCL C72 55-inch 4K HDR QLED TV: £799 £649 at Amazon
Save £250
The main advantage of choosing a QLED screen is that they offer wider viewing angles and superior brightness, so if your TV is going into a big room that receives a lot of light you will be able to get a much clearer picture. TCL has established itself as a low-cost alternative to the likes of Samsung and LG while still producing some well-made sets, so this is a more affordable way to pick up a QLED screen on a lower budget.

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air fryer: £179.99 £99.99 at Amazon
Save £80
- There's a 44% on Instant Pot's first multi-cooker that can air fry, roast, and grill as well as all the cooking methods you'd expect. It comes with an additional lid that provides the additional culinary styles and it has a 5.7-liter capacity. 

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Emma Original Mattress: from £499 £249.50 at Emma
Save up to £359 - We think the Emma Original is the best mattress (opens in new tab) you can buy in the UK. This all-foam, medium mattress is extremely comfortable and supportive - we loved sleeping on it. Pressure relief and spine alignment is particularly good, and it's a great choice for anyone who likes to sink into their mattress and be 'hugged' while they sleep. If you overheat at night though we'd recommend a hybrid instead (there are several further down the page). Right now it's extremely competitively priced with a huge 45% cut off the price for Black Friday - a double is just £384.45, down from £699. You won't find a better mattress at a better price than this.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD: £399.99 £299.99 at John Lewis
Save £100
– A great price for a 2-in-1 laptop is now live in the Black Friday deals at John Lewis. This is still a fairly basic machine, but for general everyday use, media streaming and light work it's more than up to the job. You also get the added flexibility of being able to flip it to tablet mode when using the touchscreen would be easier.

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Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months Switch Online: £316.97 £259.99 at My Nintendo Store
Save £56.98
– Easily the best Nintendo Switch bundle available to buy this Black Friday. When a console by itself would usually set you back £259.99, the addition of both Mario Kart 8 and a 3-month Switch Online membership shows just good value this bundle is at the official Nintendo Store.

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Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer: £429 £199 at AO
Save £230
– Here's a significant discount on a more budget-friendly stand mixer from Kenwood. One of these will save you at least £100 compared to the high-end KitchenAid models, so if you're just dabbling into the world of baking and looking for a mixer or will only use it infrequently then this is a good alternative for the cost.

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All-new Kindle Paperwhite: £129.99 £104.99 at Amazon
Save £25
– This is the first-ever price cut on the latest Kindle Paperwhite - and it's only been available to buy since the end of October. This new version offers an improved reading experience thanks to the 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light and thinner bezels. Frequent readers will appreciate paying a premium for these features.

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24. Sony Bravia A80J 65-inch Smart 4K OLED TV: £2,199 £1,799 at Richer Sounds
Save £400
- Sony's brilliant Bravia A80J OLED TV is now an extra £400 off at Richer Sounds. That's the lowest price yet for the Sony set that features a 65-inch OLED panel, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and offers voice-control with the Google Assistant. It also comes with the all-important HDMI 2.1 ports for 120Hz gaming on PS5 and Xbox Series X. PS5 owners definitely want to take note as you also get a free £100 voucher to spend on the PlayStation Store with this TV.

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Shark NZ801UKT Anti Hair Wrap: £349.99 £179 at Amazon
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Now that John Lewis has sold out, Amazon is currently offering the biggest Black Friday saving on this versatile Shark vacuum. It has headlights for easier cleaning underneath furniture (a welcome practical touch) and converts to a hand-held cleaner for tackling stairs, curtains, sofas etc. If you're happy to work with a more traditional cord, this vacuum is a great buy.

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Dell XPS 13 laptop: £849.99 £722 at Dell
Save £129
– This Dell XPS 13 Black Friday deal is a great price for a device that's regularly featured in our list of the best laptops (opens in new tab) you can buy. It's a versatile machine with a 13.3-inch Full HD InfinityEdge display, Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256 SSD. Basically, it's everything you could want from a high-performance compact laptop for work, school or just general use - and this is the cheapest we've seen an XPS 13 all year. 

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Oculus Quest 2: £299 with £50 credit at Amazon
While unfortunately not discounted this year, buying the Oculus Quest 2 with this Black Friday deal will net you an additional £50 credit for shopping at Amazon, which can be used to shop for other products hosted on the site.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: £159.99 £89.99 at Amazon
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The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is now 44% off and down to a new record-low price for the top-spec Fire device. This 10-inch tablet includes wireless charging, 4 GB RAM and a powerful octa-core processor to make browsing, streaming and other everyday tasks a doddle.

Last year's best TV deals

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JVC Fire TV Edition 65-inch 4K TV: £599 £499 at Amazon
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Though there are less expensive options available, the JVC Fire TV is a good value for money option as it comes with a number of quality of life features that the cheaper sets lack. As well as a solid 4K image quality, you also get HDR and Dolby Vision support that you'll appreciate when watching films and TV. The Alexa voice remote is a handy final touch so you can control the TV and other compatible devices with just a few words.

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55-inch Hisense Roku 4K TV: £499 £399 at Argos
Save £100 - You can snag a £100 discount on this 55-inch Hisense TV. It equals a record low price that we have seen a few times throughout the year. As far as budget 4K TVs go, Hisense still manages to create affordable sets without compromising too far on picture and audio quality – as we found in our review (opens in new tab). It's definitely not going to compete with the high-end OLED and QLED TVs, but it'll offer a satisfactory viewing experience when streaming films, watching TV shows and more.

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TCL C72 55-inch 4K HDR QLED TV: £799 £550 at Amazon
Save £250
The main advantage of choosing a QLED screen is that they offer wider viewing angles and superior brightness, so if your TV is going into a big room that receives a lot of light you will be able to get a much clearer picture. TCL has established itself as a low-cost alternative to the likes of Samsung and LG while still producing some well-made sets, so this is a more affordable way to pick up a QLED screen on a lower budget.

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65-inch LG C1 OLED TV: £1,799 £1,689 at Amazon
Save £120
– Now the Argos discount code has expired this is £100 more than the lowest price for the 65-inch LG C1 OLED. It's been a massively popular item as we head into Black Friday and remains the top pick in our list of best TVs (opens in new tab) you can buy thanks to its crisp OLED display and support for high-performance 120Hz gaming on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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32-inch JVC LED TV: £249.99 £179 at Currys
Save £70.99
– If you're just looking for a super-cheap and small TV then this 32-inch JVC from Currys is about as low as you want to go. At less than £200, it's a simple and inexpensive option that will still give you access to streaming apps while also working with Alexa and Google. 

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55-inch LG Nano86 4K LED TV: £799 £699 at John Lewis
Save £100
– Got a PS5 or Xbox Series X and looking for the most affordable TV that supports 4K gaming at 120Hz? Here's the one you want. The LG Nano86 comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports that - when connected to either of those games consoles - can run supported games at up to 120fps. Features such as an auto low latency mode and variable refresh rate ensure you're always getting the best gaming performance. It's £50 cheaper elsewhere but we suggest buying from John Lewis for the 5-year guarantee that's included in the price - and you can get some free earbuds.

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Sony Bravia X85JU 55-inch 4K UHD Smart TV: £1,099 £779 at Currys
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Samsung QE55QN94A 55-inch 4K UHD QLED TV: £1,599 £1,299 at Richer Sounds
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If you're looking for a premium display, Richer Sounds has a nice £200 discount on this Samsung 55-inch 4K QLED TV. You can see just how much more expensive it is compared to the same-sized QLED from TCL. However, Samsung's Tizen OS allows for speedy browsing through streaming apps, plus a series of mini-LEDs and HDR10+ support will deliver superior contrast and richer blacks.

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Sony Bravia A80J 65-inch Smart 4K OLED TV: £2,199 £1,799 at Richer Sounds
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- Sony's brilliant Bravia A80J OLED TV is now an extra £400 off at Richer Sounds. That's the lowest price yet for the Sony set that features a 65-inch OLED panel, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and offers voice-control with the Google Assistant. It also comes with the all-important HDMI 2.1 ports for 120Hz gaming on PS5 and Xbox Series X. PS5 owners definitely want to take note as you also get a free £100 voucher to spend on the PlayStation Store with this TV.

Last year's best laptop deals

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Asus C523NA Chromebook, 11-inch Chromebook: £229.99 £139 at Amazon
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– If small and mighty is what you're looking for in a Chromebook then this Asus C223NA packs decent performance into its tiny frame for very little money. At £139, this is a great price for a very basic Chromebook that includes an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC flash storage.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook: £279.99 £199 at Amazon
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– Our 4.5/5 star review (opens in new tab) of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook tells you everything you need to know about why this is such a great buy at £199.99. In brief: it's a slim, light and long-lasting 2-in-1 laptop. Its small size definitely makes using the keyboard and trackpad a little finicky, but this is ideal for those who need a functional device to use on the go.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6-inch laptop: £279 £269 at Currys
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– It may only be a small saving but this is already a very well-priced laptop. The highlight is the full-blown 128GB SSD, which is rarely found in this price range. This speedy storage will allow you to boot the laptop, load files and run programs faster to eke out every last drop of performance from this cheap laptop.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 513, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD: £399.99 £299.99 at John Lewis
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– A great price for a 2-in-1 laptop is now live at John Lewis for Black Friday. This is still a fairly basic machine, but for general everyday use, media streaming and light work it's more than up to the job. You also get the added flexibility of being able to flip it to tablet mode when using the touchscreen would be easier.

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HP 15.-inch laptop, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB : £579.99 £479.99 at Amazon
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– This laptop from HP is already quite the deal coming in at under £500 while offering a sizable, 512GB SSD, 8GB of memory, and recent Intel Core i5-1135G7. That's not too shabby, and it's coming with a large, Full HD display to make getting work done easier on your eyes while also weighing less than 2kg. 

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Acer Aspire 5, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD: £699.99 £579.99 at Amazon
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Asus Vivobook S15: £649.99 £599.99 at Amazon
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– This Asus Vivobook S15 is another great all-around performer. It's chock full of high-end components that will support more involving jobs and multitasking, including an Intel i5 processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. One nice final touch is the backlit keyboard to help with typing.

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Surface Laptop Go 12.4-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: £899 £679 at Microsoft Store
Save £220 - Don’t miss out on this incredible Black Friday deal on this solid budget laptop. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD with a 12.4-inch touchscreen display. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6, a USB-C port and Bluetooth 5. You can grab this configuration in Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum colours.

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Dell XPS 13 laptop: £849.99 £721 at Dell
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– This Dell XPS 13 Black Friday deal is a great price for a device that's regularly featured in our list of the best laptops (opens in new tab) you can buy. It's a versatile machine with a 13.3-inch Full HD InfinityEdge display, Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256 SSD. Basically, it's everything you could want from a high-performance compact laptop for work, school or just general use - and this is the cheapest we've seen an XPS 13 all year. 

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Surface Laptop 4, Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £899 £699 at John Lewis
Save £200 - The Surface Laptop 4 is a superb notebook with a top-notch keyboard, among other benefits, and a £200 discount on this entry-level model – which still offers plenty of power, yet remains nicely portable – is another great bargain for Black Friday. Remember that John Lewis also provides a two-year guarantee.

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ASUS VivoBook OLED Intel i5, Nvidia MX350 Graphics, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: £849.99 £699.99 at Amazon
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– This really is an unbeatable deal for content creators, packing an OLED display and array of ports and 16GB of RAM to power demanding applications. Better yet, this stylish Rose Gold chassis shows your device can be just as flashy as you are.

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Apple MacBook Air (M1): £999 £899 at Amazon
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You're saving a healthy £100 on the latest MacBook Air here – and one with the powerful M1 chip at the helm no less. That's an excellent price - even if we have seen it around £20 cheaper in the past in a particularly speedy flash sale. This configuration offers 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, M1): £1,799 £1,459 at John Lewis
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If you're looking for a powerful device, this 2020 MacBook Pro comes with 16GB RAM, ideal for home working, video editing and graphic design. Right now it's a massive £340 off at John Lewis but only while stocks last.

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Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro 8-core CPU/14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Silver): £1,899 £1,799 at Amazon UK
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Looking for a great Black Friday MacBook Pro deal? The latest 14-inch model with the M1 Pro chip is now £100 off at Amazon UK. With a price cut this early there's a chance they may sell out early so get in quick.

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Alienware m15 R4, Core i9, RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD: £3,349 £2,269 at Dell
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Dell has given this brilliant gaming laptop with Nvidia RTX 3080 a massive price cut for today only. This deal is selling out fast so you want to be quick. The powerful GPU will play any PC game with ease on the 1080p 300Hz screen.

Last year's best smart home deals

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Fire TV Stick 4K: £49.99 £24.99 at Amazon
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– The latest Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a brilliant streaming device: we gave it 4.5/5 in our review (opens in new tab). There's a huge range of content available, plus Alexa voice control too. This is the cheapest deal we've seen for the 4K version outside of Prime Day, and a low-cost way to get Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video and more on a TV without any in-built smart features. It's proven to be an incredibly popular Black Friday deal as you'll now need to wait until early December for delivery.

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Echo Dot (4th generation): £49.99 £28.99 at Amazon
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– This Black Friday deal on the latest Echo Dot is just £4 more than the cheapest price we saw during this year's Prime Day. It's understandable, given Amazon usually reserves the biggest discounts on its own devices for its own sales event. Outside of that, we haven't seen the versatile and affordable smart speaker for less since last year's Black Friday.

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Echo Show 5: £74.99 £39.99 at Amazon
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– This is the cheapest you'll find this smart display anywhere - and Amazon has gone early with the discount. It's a compact little thing, and while it's not going to stream amazing YouTube in high definition, if you want to add a screen to your Alexa home, this is a cost-effective way to do it. Think you'll need two? Use the code ECHOSHOW5 at checkout to save an extra £10 on your purchase.

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Fire TV Stick: £39.99 £19.99 at Amazon
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– The only difference between this and the Fire TV Stick Lite is the ability to also control your TV with Amazon's bundled Alexa voice remote. A convenience that's easy enough to justify for just an extra £5. On top of that, the remote has shortcut buttons to view HD content on the top streaming apps such as Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus. Want an Echo Dot too? Check out this value pack for just £29.98 (opens in new tab)

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Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen): £114.98 £48.98 at Amazon
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This smart display and smart speaker combo isn't to be missed at this record low price. Both are packed with features that are sure to be of a convenience to you, including Alexa voice assistant functionality, as well as streaming app support from the likes of Prime Video and Spotify.

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Fire TV Stick Lite: £29.99 £14.99 at Amazon
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– This basic Fire TV Stick drops the functionality to control your TV with the included remote, which isn't a terrible loss in the grand scheme of things when you're paying just £15. You still get access to all the same streaming apps in HD, plus the option to use the voice remote to bark orders at Alexa.

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Echo Dot 3rd-gen: £39.99 £18.99 at Amazon
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 - Amazon has dropped the third-generation Echo Dot to its cheapest price ever in this early Black Friday deal. This isn't the latest Echo Dot: you don't get the new spherical design or forward-firing speakers of the fourth-gen version (opens in new tab) (now on sale for £28.99), but it has the same core range of features and is still a great little smart speaker - we gave it 4.5/5 stars in our review (opens in new tab). Plus, at £10 less than the price of the newest model, it's a bargain.

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Fire TV Cube: £109.99 £59.99 at Amazon
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– The Fire TV Cube is Amazon's fastest and most advanced streaming device – and it's now available for its cheapest price ever following this £50 discount. You will have to wait until early December for it to be dispatched, though. As well as 4K video resolution across all the major streaming apps, there's support for HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos audio that will deliver better picture quality and more immersive audio. You can even cast aside the remote and use voice controls for everything.

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Google Nest Mini: £49 £18 at Currys
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– Google's rival to the Echo Dot is now just £18 at Currys. The basic smart speaker does everything you'd expect: from playing music to answering even your most inane questions. You can even use it to control other devices around the home such as lights, thermostats and TVs.

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Google Nest Hub: £89.99 £54.99 at Currys
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– You can now get over a third off the price of a Google Nest Hub in the Black Friday deals at Currys. It matched fairly evenly with Amazon's Echo Show 8 in our testing (opens in new tab), with the only major difference being the lack of a camera on the Google model. If you don't need to make video calls and would prefer some extra sleep tracking features then the Nest Hub is the better choice – and it's currently £5 less than its closest rival.

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Google WiFi Mesh Whole Home System: £89.99 £49.99 at Currys
Save £40 - Get complete WiFi coverage with Google Wifi. Able to take the place of a standard router, the Google WiFi ‘point' works with your existing modem and internet provider, so that you can stream and share without missing a beat.

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Philips Hue sale at Amazon: starter kits down to £84.99
Philips Hue smart lighting is excellent and many of the TechRadar team have these lights in our homes. The main drawback is that these products are generally quite expensive, so Black Friday has always been a great time to top up your system with a new bulb or switch. So far at Amazon there are loads of deals (particularly on outdoor lighting (opens in new tab)) and we're expecting (hoping?) to see these accompanied by improved prices on the smaller individual products.

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Roku Express: £29.99 £13.99 at Amazon
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With a Roku Express you can access your favourite streaming apps like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, BT Sport and more with this accessible HD streaming stick. It's currently available for the lowest price we've ever seen at Amazon UK.

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Roku Express 4K: £39 £24.99 at Amazon
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A step up from the one above, this Roku Express streaming stick lets you access and stream content from many of your favourite apps in a glorious 4K resolution. It's also currently the cheapest we've ever seen at Amazon, with the added benefit of including a top voice remote and a longer-range Wi-Fi connection.

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Roku Streaming Stick Plus: £59.99 £29.99 at Amazon
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The Roku Streaming Stick Plus has currently been given one of the cheapest discounts we've seen for the streaming device. It's functionally identical to the Roku Express above, but comes in a more compact stick form that you just plug into your TV. At half price, it's a bargain if you're looking to stream your favourite entertainment apps in full 4K HDR glory.

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Roku Streambar: £129 £99 at Amazon
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Give your entertainment's audio a bit of extra oomph without breaking the bank on a brand new soundbar. We've seen it go for slightly cheaper at Amazon in the past, but only by £5, so this media player / soundbar combo is a fantastic deal.

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Ring Video Wired Doorbell: £49 £34 at Argos
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– This is the cheapest price ever for the Ring Video Doorbell. After attaching to your existing doorbell wiring, this device can HD video of whoever's at your door to an app on your phone which also allows for two way talking.

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Ring Spotlight Cam Battery: £179.99 £119.00 at Amazon
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There's 30% of this battery-powered home security camera from Ring, which has built-in LEDs. The lights can be set to illuminate when motion is detected in a bid to scare off any would-be intruders, and a built-in speaker and microphone ensure you can converse with anyone in the camera's field of view. This is the lowest price we've seen for this camera since 2018 when it dropped to £98.57. 

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Ring Alarm 13-piece kit: £490 £289 at Amazon
Save £201 - OK, it's not a doorbell, but this is an impressive bundle of Ring security tech to protect your home. It includes a base station, six contact sensors, three motion detectors, a range extender, outdoor siren, and indoor camera, plus a sign to warn would-be burglars about it all. That's not bad at all for under £300 (its lowest price ever).

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Facebook Portal: £149 £79 at Argos
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– If you're still spending evenings or weekends catching up with loved ones on video calls then you might be interested in a Facebook Portal while it's almost 50% off. Simply stick this on the top of your TV and connect it to your screen to hold calls over WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. The camera automatically pans and zooms to keep everyone in the frame, while the in-built mic minimises background noise.

Last year's best toys & games deals

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Lego Architecture London: £45 £30 at Amazon
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- This is a little skyline set based on London, United Kingdom, and it's great fun to make if you're fond of, or familiar with, the city. It includes monuments like the National Gallery, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge. We're only a little disappointed that it doesn't feature the TechRadar offices for some reason.

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Lego Art Star Wars: The Sith Collectors Poster: £114.99 £89.99 at Amazon
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- Lego gets classy with this 3-in-1 portrait set featuring a trio of iconic villains from the Star Wars universe. With around 3,400 pieces you can create 40cm portraits of either Darth Vader, Kylo Ren or Darth Maul to display however you see fit. This set even comes with a complementary soundtrack to play while piecing it all together.

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Lego Classic Large Brick Box: £39.99 £31.99 at Amazon
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- If you just want to buy loads of bricks, this is a great set for you, as it's a big mix-box of nearly 800 bricks of different shapes and sizes. It's great as a creativity tool, or just to give you loads of bricks to lay around the house to surprise unsuspecting barefoot-walkers.

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Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron: £330 £214.99 at Zavvi
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- For a while, this set was just £202 at Smyths, and the price keeps slowly increasing. Right now, the best saving is at Zavvi with over £100 off. It's an expensive set, so any saving is welcome.

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Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle: £349.99 £299.99 at Smyths
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- This is an absolutely huge Lego Harry Potter set, one that's perfect for fans of the series (not that you'd be considering this if you're not!) and is meant more as a decorative piece rather than a play set.

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Lego Creator Haunted House: £210 £175 at Smyths
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- This is a haunted house 'for adults' according to the listing - it's a giant kit with loads of minifigures (some spooky, some not) and a house full of horror-themed rooms. Perfect for a Halloween decoration - or any other time, really.

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Star Wars Grogu Plush Toy: £19.99 £14.99 at Amazon
Grogu, otherwise known as 'Baby Yoda' can be yours this Black Friday with this lovely little plush toy. This isn't a huge price cut, but it's highly reviewed and sure to be flying off the shelves due to the popularity of the Mandalorian. Even if you're not a Star Wars fan you've got to admit - he's pretty damn cute.

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Argos Peppa Pig sale: up to half-price on all items
Peppa Pig playsets, dressing tables, Family house sets, and dolls are all included with significant savings in this week's Argos Black Friday sale. There's a huge array of reasonably priced toys here that cover pretty much anything a girl from age 5 to 10 would ask for Christmas. From what we've seen, Argos looks to have the lowest prices at the moment on this large range of girl's toys.

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LOL Surprise large art set: two for £15 at Argos
This large Lol Suprise art set is perfect if you have a creatively inclined little girl who's loves colouring, drawing, or making collages. You can get two for £15 right now making it the perfect gift if you know someone else would love it too. Thanks to the included stickers and card stencils you could even make a couple of cards in time for Christmas too.

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Hungry Hungry Hippos Launchers: £21.99 £15.99 at Amazon
Save £6 - OK, hands up - who hasn't played Hungry Hungry Hippos? And, if not, why not? It's one of the best kids games out there and even better still, Amazon's got a really nice little price cut for Black Friday currently. If you're unfamiliar with the concept it's quite simple - there are hippos at the center of the board who are hungry but can't sit still. The solution? Watermelons and a catapult of course. First to feed their hippo five times wins. Easy.

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Catan board game: £40.90 £23.99 at Amazon
Save £17.28 - Settlers of Catan is a classic board game that's suitable for both adults and children and a great alternative to the same-old Monopoly and Cluedo-type games you often play with the family at Christmas. Build, trade, and explore new land as you take control of a fledgling civilisation on the island of Catan. We've played this one, we love it, and we're sure you will too if you're looking for something a bit more involved.

Last year's best tablets & eReader deals

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Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: £159.99 £89.99 at Amazon
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The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is now 44% off and down to a new record-low price for the top-spec Fire device. This 10-inch tablet includes wireless charging, 4 GB RAM and a powerful octa-core processor to make browsing, streaming and other everyday tasks a doddle.

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Amazon Fire 7 tablet: £49.99 £29.99 at Amazon
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- The Amazon Fire 7 tablet is by no means the most powerful device out there, being heavily overshadowed by both iPads and Samsung Tabs. However, if you're on a tight budget, the value is hard to beat. With Amazon's discount, you can get the Fire 7 for only £29.99. You can access the most popular streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus and Spotify, use major social media apps, the internet and generally, most things you can do on pricier tablets.

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iPad mini 2021 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £479 £459 at Amazon
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- This is Amazon's first-ever price cut on the new Apple iPad mini just in time for the early Black Friday deals. We're on the fence whether this one will sell out before Black Friday but it's a great deal either way - especially considering this device is barely a few months old.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE | Wi-Fi | 128GB: £559 £489 at Amazon
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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £999 £929 at Amazon
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Here's a great Black Friday iPad deal (that's actually got £20 cheaper than when it first appeared) on the latest 2021 iPad Pro 12.9, all things considered. It might not seem like a wild discount, but it's actually the cheapest price yet and really quite good considering this device is only a few months old as of writing. With a fantastic display and the incredible level of power the latest M1 chip affords, this one's an easy recommendation if you're looking for something truly premium.

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Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £749 £699 at Currys
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It's not a huge price cut, but this discount from Currys is the cheapest price around for the iPad Pro 11 with 128GB of storage. This tablet should offer you around a 10-hour battery life, and we particularly liked the amount of power the M1 chipset.

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Apple Pencil 2: £119 £99 at Amazon
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The Apple Pencil 2 is discounted this Black Friday by almost £20, and we're not expecting to see many bigger discounts during the big sales event. Before you buy this, make sure it's compatible with your iPad.

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All-new Kindle Paperwhite: £129.99 £104.99 at Amazon
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– This is the first-ever price cut on the latest Kindle Paperwhite - and it's only been available to buy since the end of October. This new version offers an improved reading experience thanks to the 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light and thinner bezels. Frequent readers will appreciate paying a premium for these features.

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Kindle: £69.99 £49.99 at Amazon
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– This matches the cheapest price ever for the standard Kindle model. It's a basic but capable ereader at a budget price with enough storage for thousands of books at once.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis 8GB: £229.99 £169.99 at Amazon
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– The top-end Kindle is for true ebook worms who want to make the most of their ereader experience. This Black Friday you can get £60 off the device with a 7-inch 300ppi display that is waterproof and comes with a warm light screen that makes reading in the dark that touch easier.

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Kobo Nia: £89.99 £69.99 at Argos
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– The Kobo Nia is Rakuten's alternative to the standard Amazon Kindle. It's an extra £20 compared to that entry-level model, but if you don't want to be locked into Amazon's ecosystem and would prefer to have the option to borrow digital books from your local library, this is the eReader to pick up. It also features a 6-inch screen, adjustable brightness and storage for over 6000 books.

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Kindle Paperwhite (2018): £119.99 £74.99 at Amazon
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– Now the new model is available, the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite has been reduced to its lowest ever price. It has a smaller screen, thicker bezels and shorter battery life (still six weeks), but at £30 less than the new Paperwhite's deal price it's worth considering if you're a lighter reader or have a smaller budget. Note this price is currently only available in Sage and Plum colours.

Last year's best home & kitchen deals

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Tassimo by Bosch Coffee Machine: £79.99 £29 at Currys
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– When it comes to cheap coffee machine deals, this is our top pick. The Tassimo by Bosch is straightforward to use - you just fill it with water, slip in a disc and wait for your chosen drink to brew. The £50 saving applies to all colour variations so you can find the right one to suit your kitchen style.

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Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser: £109.95 £89.99 at Currys
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- A very popular item this Black Friday, the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser is now reduced by £20 at Currys. This funky new kitchen gadget will whip up a barista grade hot chocolate in 2.5 minutes from various single-serve chocolate pouches. An ideal gift as we get deep into these colder winter months.

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Nespresso Vertuo Next: £149.99 £74.99 at Amazon
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- The Nespresso Vertuo Next is the best single-serve pod coffee maker we've tested (opens in new tab), and with a 50% discount, the white version of Nespresso's newest coffee machine is just 99p more expensive than the prices we saw on Black Friday last year. It can brew five different sizes of drink and reads a barcode printed on the Vertuo capsules, adjusting the brewing parameters such as duration and volume to ensure a consistent coffee every time. 

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Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer: £429 £269 at Hughes Direct
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– Here's a significant discount on a more budget-friendly stand mixer from Kenwood. One of these will save you around £100 compared to the high-end KitchenAid models, so if you're just dabbling into the world of baking and looking for a mixer or will only use it infrequently then this is a good alternative for the cost.

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air fryer: £179.99 £99.99 at Amazon
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- There's a 44% on Instant Pot's first multi-cooker that can air fry, roast, and grill as well as all the cooking methods you'd expect. It comes with an additional lid that provides the additional culinary styles and it has a 5.7-liter capacity. 

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Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor with Auto-iQ: £199.99 £129.99 at Ninja
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– Get the Ninja 3-in-1 food processor on sale for £129.99. That's a massive £70 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the best-selling appliance. You're getting three appliances in one (a food processor, multi-serve blender, and personal blender) and the Auto-IQ technology features convenient one-touch programs.

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Ninja Foodi Health Grill and Air Fryer AG301UK: £199.99 £149 at Ninja
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- Ninja's Black Friday sale has the top-rated grill and air fryer on sale for £149 - just £10 more than the record-low price. The 5.7-liter air fryer can grill, bake, roast, and dehydrate by 25% and fries all your favourite foods with little or no added oil. 

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Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer: £199.99 £179.99 at Ninja
Save £20 - Ninja's Black Friday sale has the Ninja Foodi air fryer marked down to £179.99 - only £40 more than the cheapest deal we've seen. The top-rated air fryer features two independent baskets that allow you to cook two different foods two ways simultaneously. 

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Ninja Foodi MAX 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker: £229.99 £179 at Ninja
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A great gift idea, you can grab this 9-in-1 multi-cooker on sale for £179 at Ninja's Black Friday deals event. Perfect for large families, the 7.5-litre pressure cooker can do it all - air crisp, slow cook, steam, saute, bake, grill, yoghurt, and dehydrate. Today's deal is the best price you can find right now and just £6 more than the record-low price.

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KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer: £399 £349 at Appliances Direct
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There's a £50 saving on this glossy black model right now. It comes with just one 4.8-liter bowl, and a standard beater rather than the flex-edge model. However, the motor and planetary action are the same as the design above. 

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Instant Air Purifier AP100: £99.99 £74.99 at Amazon
Save £25 - Some air purifiers are bulky and ugly, but not this one (from the maker of the Instant Pot). It's built for small rooms and measures just 24.4cm in height. It's never been this cheap before.

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Shark Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner: £349.99 £199.99 at Shark
Save £150 - With a massive £150 discount - beating the current Amazon deal by £50 - it's the lowest price we've ever seen for this cordless stick vacuum. It's definitely the one to go for in the Shark Black Friday sale while it's on offer for just £199.99. The best feature? The anti-tangle roller that prevents hair from getting trapped around the brush - it's just one of the many things we loved most in our 4.5/5 stars review (opens in new tab).

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Shark Anti Hair Wrap Upright Vacuum Cleaner: £369.99 £219.99 at Shark
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– There’s an impressive £150 off this upright vacuum at Shark's Black Friday deals event. The upright vacuum works on carpets and hardwood floors and can easily transform into a handheld vac for quick and easy cleanups. While this isn't the lowest price we've seen, it's the best deal you can find right now.

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Shark NZ801UKT Anti Hair Wrap: £349.99 £179 at Amazon
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Now that John Lewis has sold out, Amazon is currently offering the biggest Black Friday saving on this versatile Shark vacuum. It has headlights for easier cleaning underneath furniture (a welcome practical touch) and converts to a hand-held cleaner for tackling stairs, curtains, sofas etc. If you're happy to work with a more traditional cord, this vacuum is a great buy.

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Dyson V11 Absolute: £599 £439 at Currys
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The Dyson V11 Absolute is a fantastic cordless cleaner that can tackle both hard floors and carpets with ease – its Eco Mode offers powerful suction, and the LCD screen is perfect for alerting you to blockages remaining run-time. £150 is a big saving, and this particular deal may not be bettered on black Friday itself.

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Shark WandVac: £199.99 £159 at Shark
Save £40 - This super portable cordless Shark vacuum does double duty as a handheld and an upright, packing down nice and small for easy storage. Today's Black Friday deal is the best price you can find right now and just $20 more than the record-low.

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iRobot Roomba Combo 111840: £349.99 £199.99 at Amazon
Save £150 – This Roomba is capable of both vacuuming and mopping, so it's suitable for all of your floors. It usually hovers around the £350 mark, so this is a massive deal now the Black Friday sales are properly underway.

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Ecovacs Robotics N79S Robot Vacuum Cleaner: £249 £129 at Amazon
Save £120
- If you'd prefer a cheaper alternative this Ecovacs Robot Vacuum Cleaner is now a huge 48% off at Amazon. It boasts high suction and a beater brush that will sweep, lift and vacuum on both hard floors and carpets for up to 120 minutes. Other conveniences include control through a smart app and Alexa - and it will auto-return to self-charge once it runs out of power. 

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Emma Original Mattress: from £499 £249.50 at Emma
The Emma Original is one of the most popular memory foam mattresses in the UK, and for good reason. This medium mattress is extremely comfortable and supportive, with a memory foam layer that adapts to your body for tailored pressure relief and better spine alignment. There's also a layer of temperature-regulating foam, and support foam underneath for increased durability. We loved sleeping on it. You can currently get 45% off, which drops a king size to £439.45 from £799 – and you'll get a 200-night trial and 10-year guarantee too. That's fantastic value.

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Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from £819 £450.45 at Nectar
Save up to £370
- Nectar has just improved upon its previous deal by taking 45% off all mattresses. This medium-firm option has five comfort and support layers, including a quilted cool cover that aids temperature regulation while sleeping. The extra layer of pressure-relieving memory foam and base layer combine for seven zones of targeted support. If you do buy there's also a 365-night trial and a forever warranty for added peace of mind.

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Simba Hybrid Pro: from £999 £549.45 at Simba
Save up to £622
- A five-star average rating from over 12,000 customer reviews tells you a lot about the Simba Hybrid Pro. This medium-firm mattress features seven layers that work together to deliver an optimal sleep experience. With 5,000 mini pocket springs for better airflow and a little bounce, plus a heat-regulating natural wool layer and multiple layers of foam packed in, there's a lot to it. Simba is currently running a huge mattress sale, with a 40% discount on the Simba Hybrid Pro that drops a king size to £851.40 from £1,419. Simba also offers a 200-night trial, not to mention a 10-year guarantee. 

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Otty Pure Hybrid Bamboo & Charcoal Mattress: from £649.99 £324.99 at Otty
Save up to £460
- The Otty Pure Mattress is a premium hybrid made from bamboo memory foam with charcoal-infused layers. It contains the British company's tallest-ever springs, and promises exceptional support for your back and shoulders. Otty is currently offering a 40% discount on the Pure Mattress, which cuts the cost of the king-size model from £999.99 to £649.99. There's also a 100-night trial and 10-year guarantee with every mattress bought. 

Last year's best smartwatch deals

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Fitbit Charge 5: £169.99 £139 at Amazon
Save £30 - The first truly great deal on the Fitbit Charge 5 is here, and we've just seen it drop down to below £140 for the very first time. This deal also comes with six months of Fitbit Premium, as well as one of the very best fitness trackers money can buy right now.

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Apple Watch 7 (41mm, GPS): £369 £349 at John Lewis
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One of today's best Black Friday deals is the all-new Apple Watch 7 that's on sale for £349 from John Lewis. That's a £20 discount and a new record-low price for the 41mm smartwatch. This discount applies to the Blue, Starlight and Midnight colours.  This is the cheapest deal we've seen for the Series 7 smartwatch, so we'd grab this fantastic deal now before it's too late.

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Apple Watch 7 (45mm, GPS): £399 £379 at John Lewis
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Want the larger size Apple Watch instead? You can also find £20 off that at John Lewis bringing it down to £379. We've yet to see any other retailers match this deal, but luckily it's offered on the Blue, Starlight, Green and Red colour options.

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Fitbit Sense: £299.99 £189 at Amazon
Save £110 - This is the best deal we've ever seen for the Fitbit Sense, and it's unlikely to get much cheaper this Black Friday. It has dropped by £110, and we particularly liked its detailed mood and stress tracking features that you don't get on many other Fitbit products.

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Fitbit Inspire 2: £89.99 £57.99 at Amazon
Save £32
– The slim and simple Fitbit Inspire 2 is now at its lowest ever price as part of Amazon's Black Friday deals. This smartwatch provides a number of basic features including all-day activity tracking, a heart rate monitor and tools to track your sleeping habits. We found it to be (opens in new tab) an affordable and unobtrusive way to try out a smartwatch if you're interested in the tech.

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Apple Watch 6 44mm: £409 £289 at Amazon
Save £120 - We've seen this model go for as low as £279 in recent days but only on the rather garish Red colour. If you're looking for a more subdued Blue hue, then this next best price is a good option. This model is a little older now, but it's still a great buy if you want something with a great display, powerful chip, and access to all the latest apps. 

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Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS): £299 £249 at Currys
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If you're looking for something a little cheaper, you'll find all Apple Watch SE colours on sale in today's Black Friday Apple Watch deals at Currys. This one's a match for the lowest price we've seen on this cheaper new device, so it's a great option if you're looking for a modern Apple Watch that can tick all the boxes but still come in at a reasonable cost.

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Garmin Instinct: £269.99 £119 at Amazon
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS: £349.99 £179.99 at Very
Save £170
- The Forerunner 645 Music is almost half price in this incredible deal from Very. It allows you to store 500 songs on your running watch and has a whole host of Garmin features for just under £180.

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Garmin Fenix 6S: £529.99 £279 at Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save £250.99 - The Garmin Fenix 6S is a compact version of the flagship Fenix 6 below. Basically, this is one of the best multisport watches on the planet. It's usually priced to match that claim, but this deal knocks 47% off the standard price of the Fenix 6S  meaning you can get a high-end sports watch for mid-range money.

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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro: £599 £379 at Amazon
Save £220
– The Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is down to its lowest ever price once again. As well as fitness tracking, it can be paired with your smartphone to display notifications, used for contactless payments and store up to 2000 songs. This premium smartwatch is thermal, shock and water-resistant with a battery life of up to 14 days.

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Garmin Fenix 6: £649.99 £439 at Amazon
Save £210.99
- By the smallest of margins, this is the best price we've ever seen on our favourite Garmin watch, the Fenix 6. It's hard to match in terms of features and tracking - and this 26% discount makes a serious dent in its lofty price tag.

Last year's best gaming deals

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Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months Switch Online: £316.97 £259.99 at My Nintendo Store
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– Easily the best Nintendo Switch bundle available to buy this Black Friday. When a console by itself would usually set you back £259.99, the addition of both Mario Kart 8 and a 3-month Switch Online membership shows just good value this bundle is at the official Nintendo Store.

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Nintendo Switch: £259 £239 at The Game Collection
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– If you're only after a Nintendo Switch this Black Friday then The Game Collection has the cheapest price right now on its eBay store. We've seen a couple of supermarket deals sell out that have been slightly cheaper than this (by just £9) so this is still a good price for a brand new Switch console that's still in stock.

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Nintendo Switch OLED bundles: from £309.99 at Very
Very is one of the only UK retailers with the Nintendo Switch OLED in stock. You can currently choose to buy the console by itself for £309.99 or get a bundle with games such as Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing or Pokémon with prices starting at £339.98.

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Xbox Series S - Fortnite & Rocket League Bundle: £249.99 at Amazon
This bundle packs in an Xbox Series S plus content for Fortnite and Rocket League - all for the price of the console on its own. It's worth noting that this is a pre-order, however, and won't be released until December 13.

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PlayStation Plus 12 month subscription: £49.99 £29.85 at ShopTo
We're certain this PS Plus deal from ShopTo won't be beaten over Black Friday so now's the time to renew your membership. Other retailers have it for a third off, but you can use the code 'EXTRATEN' to save an additional 10% on the sale price, bringing it just under £30.

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Oculus Quest 2: £299 with £50 credit at Amazon
While unfortunately not discounted this year, buying the Oculus Quest 2 with this Black Friday deal will net you an additional £50 credit for shopping at Amazon, which can be used to shop for other products hosted on the site.

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Seagate Storage Expansion Card: £219.99 £184.99 at Amazon
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This isn't the lowest price we've ever seen for the Seagate Storage Expansion Card, but it's damn close. This is the only way to add more internal super-fast storage to your Xbox Series X/S console, so if you're running out of room for all your games, this is a must-buy.

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Far Cry 6 Limited Edition: £54.99 £39.99 at Amazon
Save £15 – Far Cry 6 has been out for just over a month but Amazon has already slashed the price of its exclusive Limited Edition version by £15 on all formats. With this version, you get both the base game and some additional digital content all for just under £40.

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: £59.99 £32.99 at Amazon
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– A surprising 45% discount is already available on Guardians of the Galaxy for all formats at Amazon. The Eidos Montreal RPG has reviewed well and has only been out for a month so such a considerable price cut so soon is hardly ever seen. It's a smashing deal on Black Friday.

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Deathloop: £59.99 £29.85 at Simply Games
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– Yet again here's another game that's earned a place in a top PS5 games list with a healthy discount. Deathloop is a unique and fascinating shooter, so the fact you can pick it up with an exclusive steel poster at Amazon for under £30 is an absolute bargain.

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Marvel's Avengers: £24.99 £13.99 at Game
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- The Avengers game from Square Enix has not had the best reception but there's lots of fun to be had stepping into the iron boots or hulking green feet of your favourite superheroes. It's even easier to overlook the flaws in this adventure now it's just £14 at Game on all formats.

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1TB Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade SSD: £176.28 £114.58 at Amazon
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This unmissable PS5 SSD deal from Amazon is unlikely to be beaten over Black Friday. This is the lowest price we've ever seen on one of the fastest PS5 SSDs on the market that comes with a pre-attached heatsink and meets all of Sony's installation requirements. You'll want to snap this deal up today to double the storage space in your PS5 for as little money as possible. 

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SteelSeries Arctis Prime 7.1 Gaming Headset: £99.99 £79.99 at Currys
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– Here's a £20 saving on a high-end gaming headset from SteelSeries. The 7.1 surround sound will fully immerse you in your gaming experiences and the lightweight design means you can play for longer without getting uncomfortable.

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Razer Seiren X Streaming Microphone: £99.99 £43.99 at Amazon
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- Razer is a top PC gaming peripheral manufacturer and its top-end streaming microphone is now down to its cheapest ever price at Amazon. The 56% discount is massive for this compact ultra-precise mic that is also shock-resistant and will capture your voice clearly.

Last year's best headphone & audio deals

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Echo Buds (2nd gen): £109.99 £79.99 at Amazon
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Apple AirPods Pro: £239 £185 at Amazon
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– The best price yet for Apple's high-end earbuds. They come with significant improvements over the previous model – such as Active Noise Cancellation and a better design. A worthwhile upgrade, then. Meanwhile, the MagSafe wireless charging case is included in the price to give you more than 24 hours of total battery life.

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Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds:
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This is the first time we've seen a significant discount on the Sony WF-1000XM4, which are our pick for the best true wireless earbuds of this year. This price could drop further over Black Friday, but we'd recommend snapping them up now if you're keen.

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Sony WF-C500 wireless earbuds: £90 £59 at Amazon
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These are the latest earbuds from Sony and they've been given a neat discount ahead of Black Friday. A 20-hour battery life, detailed sound, and an IPX4 water resistance rating makes the WF-C500 great value for money.

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JBL Live Pro+ Earbuds: £169 £99 at Currys
Save £70
– Here's a more budget-friendly alternative to the wireless noise-cancelling earbuds from the likes of Sony, Bose and Apple. The price is even better with this £70 discount. With a battery life of up to 7 hours (or 28 hours with the case), sweat & water resistance, they are also great for gym use.

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Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds: £129 £99 at Amazon
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Amazon's latest Black Friday price cut on the Sony WF-1000XM3 brings them down to the cheapest we've ever seen. If you're looking for top-quality earbuds, the WF-1000XM3 are well worth picking up. For your money, you're getting active noise cancelling, stellar audio performance and a stylish design.

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Apple AirPods (2019): £119 £99 at Amazon
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Just ahead of Black Friday, Amazon has the AirPods with the standard charging case at their cheapest price of £99. A £20 discount may not sound hugely exciting but it's brilliant compared to the original RRP of £159. The wireless earbuds provide up to 24 hours of battery life and can be conveniently charged using a Qi-compatible mat or a Lightning connector.

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Jabra Elite 45h Wireless On-Ear Headphones: £89.99 £49.99 at Amazon
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Looking for an affordable headset at the lowest price we've ever seen? The Jabra Elite 45h feature surprisingly good sound for the price, and a superb 50 hours of battery life.

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Marshall Major IV: £129.99 £79 at Amazon
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Now's you're chance to grab the Marshall Major IV, which are now 38% off for Black Friday and the cheapest we've seen it ever. Not only are these classy and unique looking, but they pack good sound and wireless charging. If you happen to run down its 80+ hour battery life (yes, really), a quick 15-minute charge can give you another 15 hours of listening.

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: £349 £260 at Amazon
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For class-leading noise cancellation, look no further than the Bose 700, currently on offer at a great discount over at Amazon. While not having the best battery life, the pair offers a rich, detailed sound that's simply a blast to listen to, and well worth the discounted cost.

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Tribit Stormbox Pro £70 £45 at Amazon
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- The Trilbit Stormbox Pro is a well-made Bluetooth speaker and sports excellent battery life. The sound quality could be better, but at this much lower price, we're more than willing to make that compromise. Overall, not a bad little Bluetooth speak for a budget price.