Black Friday is upon us, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll have to wait for deals. UK retailers don’t really care whether it’s Friday or not, they’re busy discounting products in an attempt to part you from your cash. If you’ve decided not to brave the inclement weather and are staying home to avoid the chaos, we’ve rounded up some of the best gadget deals available online.
As always, if you spot anything that we might have missed, drop us a note in the comments below and we’ll add it to our list as soon as possible. Some will be daily deals, so move quickly. They are targeted at Brits mind you, so we’re avoiding anything that forces you to pay in dollars, Euros or any other (probably stronger) currency.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Activision’s popular shooter has only been out a little while but Tesco is now offering the game for £29 on both PS4 and Xbox One. Be aware: this doesn’t include the remastered Modern Warfare.
Currys is currently selling Google’s updated streaming dongle for £18, a saving of £12, and the Chomecast Audio for £15.
From 8am on Black Friday (November 25th) right through until 8am on November 29th, HTC is offering £100 off its VR headset. The deal will also apply to its Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle, which will set you back £1,399 instead of the usual £1,499.
Console deals are what most people are looking for on Black Friday and we’re happy to report that there are some good ones to be had. Very is offering the 1TB PS4 with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Ratchet & Clank and DriveClub for £250. If some of the games don’t float your boat, you can swap them for a spare controller or a PlayStation Network subscription. Zavvi has a similar deal, but you’ll get Uncharted 4, The Last of Us and DriveClub for £240.
John Lewis is offering the 500GB PS4 Slim and Uncharted 4 for £217.95. Add Titanfall 2 or Battlefield 1 and you’ll only pay an extra tenner. For November 23rd only, Tesco has the 500GB PS4 Slim 500GB with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Overwatch for £229.
Titanfall 2 and Gears of War 4
Another couple of games that haven’t been out long but have been given a drastic price reduction. HMV is selling Titanfall 2 for just £20 (on both PS4 and Xbox One) and Gears of War 4 for £23, but you can only get them in store.
Microsoft is teasing a sale on its official site, including products like the Xbox One S, but deals are only available from November 25th onwards. However, there are plenty of other good buys available at other UK retailers.
If you just want the a cheap Xbox One S, Zaavi is selling the 4K console with a copy of Minecraft for £220. For £200, Tesco is offering Xbox One 1TB console, Gears of War 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider (you’ll need to add them all to your basket to see the discount). If you’re after A+ games, GAME is selling Xbox One S with FIFA 17 and Forza Horizon 3 for £250 or the Xbox One with FIFA 17, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and NOW TV for £260.
As expected, Amazon’s going pretty hard this year, with discounts across its whole range of own-brand tablets. The Fire tablet sells for £30 (normally £50), the Fire HD 6 is £60 (normally £100) and there’s £5 off both the Fire HD 8 (£85) and the Fire Kids Edition (£95). If you’re looking for something bigger, the Fire HD 10 has been reduced to £152.
If tablets aren’t your thing but e-readers are, Amazon is also running a couple of promotions on its Kindles. The standard Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite are on sale for £57 and £80, saving you £3 and £30 respectively.
BlackBerry phones might soon be a thing of the past but some people still love them. If that someone is you, why not grab the BlackBerry Priv for £288, saving £261 in the process?
Chromebooks are already pretty cheap but Currys is running a deal on the 11.6-inch Acer CB3-131, which now costs just £140. The retailer also has the 2-in-1 Chromebook R for £200, saving you £50.
Between 8am on 25th November to midnight on 28th November, Huawei’s budget phone brand is reducing the price of the Honor 8 by £70 to £299.90, the cheapest it’s ever been. The Honor 5C has also been given a slight discount, meaning you’ll now pay £130 instead of £150.
Currys is selling Microsoft’s impressive Surface Pro 4 with Intel i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and detachable keyboard cover for £699. Microsoft is also hosting its own deals, with prices starting at £599 (which include the keyboard cover and pen), and will give you £10 off your next purchase if you use the code BlackFriday2016 at the checkout.
Lenovo’s got a wide selection of discounts on Moto phones, wearables and accessories, starting with the offer of a free Incipio OffGrid Power Pack if you buy a Moto Z. If you buy a Moto Z Play, the free gift is JBL’s Soundboost accessory. Both are Moto Mods, which are designed to bolt onto the phone and, in this case, give them better battery life and sound output.
There are also discounts across the Moto G4 range. The Moto G4 Plus (normally £229) is now £209 and the standard Moto G4 (normally £169) is £159. Both come with a free back cover and free shipping. The Moto G4 Play is now almost £10 cheaper at £119.98 (with free shipping).
There are two deals on the Moto X, but one is time sensitive. On Black Friday (November 25th), waterproof Moto X Force will be reduced by £50 to £429. If the Moto X Style is more your bag, you can save £40 on the £309 phone between now and November 28th.
Samsung Galaxy S7
With the Note 7 no longer available, Samsung needs to sell more Galaxy S7 handsets. Carphone Warehouse might be able to help with a £100 reduction on the Galaxy S7 Edge, which is now £530.
Love Star Wars: The Force Awakens? John Lewis is selling the Sphero’s loveable BB-8 droid for £99.95.
When it comes to headphones (or earphones), it can be hard to know which models will deliver high-quality sound at a fair price. Amazon’s selling the bestselling B&O Play H3 ANCs for £109, meaning you’ll save £90.
Amazon’s slashed the price of the original Fitbit Flex by half, meaning you can get the fitness wristband for £40.
Argos has the GoPro Hero+ for £150, complete with two-year guarantee.
The slightly aged Moto 360 is now £20 cheaper at £219 (with free shipping).
Black Friday often sees UK retailers clear their TV inventory and this year is no exception. If you’ve been holding off buying a new 4K set, now might be the time to jump.
Currys has taken £420 off the price of the highly-rated 55-inch Samsung EU55KS7000 Smart 4K LED TV, meaning you’ll pay just £979. The retailer is also offering £200 off the 60-inch Samung UE60KU6020 4K LED TV, which now costs £799.
If you’ve got the budget, Argos has slashed £1,430 off the 65-inch OLED65B6V 4K OLED TV. For £2869, you’ll enjoy deeper blacks, more vibrant colour and it doesn’t look that bad either.