Until a few years ago, Black Friday and Cyber Mondays didn’t even exist here in the UK; now we Brits have an opportunity to grab those early Christmas tech bargains the day after Thanksgiving.
Many people have already started browsing online with retailers like Amazon, Curry & PC World, and Argos offering huge savings on tech items such as laptops, tablets and games consoles.
With many retailers offering discounts on tech items are they a real bargain or are shoppers putting up the prices and bringing them down to look like a bargain in the sales?
Here are 7 tech bargains to look out for in the UK on Black Friday:
Do you need a new laptop? Now is an ideal time to purchase a laptop in time for the new year. The HP 15.6 inch silver laptop has a 33% saving if you buy this from Currys. You can get this lightweight model for £349, and it’s also small enough to fit into your rucksack. It also comes with a HD LED screen, making it great for streaming TV on demand, while its Intel Core i5 processor.This laptop would make an ideal Christmas present for a student or young professional.
Apple Macs, iPhones, and watches
There’s good news for Apple fans this Friday because the tech giants have announced that they are doing Black Friday this year after the company stopped giving Black Friday.
Apple has teased one-day discounts for the UK, Germany, France and Canada, so it’s not just the US who will benefit.
The company has posted a holiday gift guide, featuring a one-day shopping event happening this Friday. But so far, the company has remained tight-lipped on what the deals will be.
Whatever Apple decide to do they will want to boost their profits after reporting three straight quarters of iPhone sales that were lower year over year.
You can pick up the earliest Apple watches from Argos from £199 reduced from £249
If you are looking for a new iPhone, the best deals out there are on contract. Head into CarPhone Warehouse because they have a deal (save £200 on an iPhone 6 (32GB). The deal includes £59.99 for the phone with 500MB of data and a £28 per month contract on Vodafone. The iPhone 6s has a 12-megapixel camera, fingerprint security and is available in grey, silver, gold and rose gold.
If you can’t find a deal from Apple, other high street retailers like Argos, John Lewis and Amazon has cut prices on their iPads.
There’re plenty of fantastic deals out there for PlayStation PS4 fans. You can purchase the Sony PS4 Slim with Battlefield 1 or Titanfall 2 or FIFA 17 for £227.95 at Tesco Direct or John Lewis or the 4K PS4 Pro with a copy of Dishonored 2 for just £349.99 at Argos.
Drones are becoming a lot more popular thanks to YouTubers who have been using them to film their Vlogs. Casey Neistat first introduced me to drones when he was testing them and ever since that moment I not only wanted to Vlog but also to Vlog using a drone.
If you want to treat yourself or a loved one for Christmas, but you don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds Maplin has a 50% deal on a Cyclone Nano Quadcopter with a camera at just £24.99.
If you are looking for something under £100 but a little bit more upmarket, the Parrot Jumping Night Minidrone is now £99.99 reduced from £129.99 that’s a saving of 23%.
Maplin has a more expensive option for those who already have a drone and would like an upgrade. The RC EYE NovaX 350 ARF Quadcopter Drone is now £299.99 reduced from £399.99 that’s a saving of 25%.
If you are looking for a smartphone, Carphone Warehouse has a great deal on the latest Samsung S7. You can save a whopping £200 on this phone, and it includes a £24 per month contract on Vodafone and 500MB data. The Samsung 7 is known for its great camera in low light and good battery life.
If you are looking for a sim free, pay as you go option check out the LG G4 smartphone from Argos is £50 cheaper than anywhere else, it’s down to £249.95.
Do you need a new phone but are short of money? Argos has reduced the Sony’s Android by £100 so you can purchase this smartphone for £99.95.
For the gamers out there, you have a choice of Xbox deals and for those of you who already own an Xbox you can upgrade this to a slimmed down version called the Xbox One S.
This game console is 40% smaller than the original Xbox, and it has an integrated power supply and comes with a new textured controller with an improved range. You can also use the playback for 4k Ultra HD video.
At this moment the cheapest Xbox is from Tesco, who is offering the Xbox One S 500GB and the Minecraft Console for £237.49, reduced from £249, giving you a (saving of £11.51).
Curry’s are offering a huge discount on Boss Soundtrue II Headphones. These are currently priced at £139.95 and are now just £79. That’s a whole saving of £60.89.
These headphones allow you to experience a stunning audio spectrum presented in a comfortable, stylish package. The Boss Soundtrue headphones are ideal for listening to your favourite tunes on your iPod or iPhoneor watching a movie on the bus or train on your iPad.
Britain was previously known for its January sales, however, more British retailers like Next, Superdry and FatFace are now reducing their seasonal stock online on Christmas day in time for the Boxing day sales at 5am.
Soon we could be celebrating Thanksgiving like our US counterparts. Christmas and New Year sales could become a thing of the past, especially with many retailers opening throughout Christmas and the New Year.
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