The best Black Friday 2018 UK deals
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just days away, with the biggest shopping event of the year once again promising serious savings on thousands of products.
The Black Friday deals extravaganza shows no sign of slowing down, with online and high street retailers promising big discounts on a huge range of products - and this year the Black Friday sales are starting earlier than ever.
Black Friday 2018 takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday 23rd November, while Black Friday's partner in crime, Cyber Monday, will be on Monday 26th November. We can of course expect plenty of deals to run across the weekend to keep everyone interested, not to mention the early Black Friday deals that begin in the days before the actual date - and have now already started.
We've rounded-up the very best early Black Friday deals in each product category, featuring 4K OLED TVs, wireless headphones, Bluetooth speakers, turntables, soundbars, hi-fi products, AV kit, and more. If you want more choice, just click through to our dedicated deals page for each product category.
Black Friday retailer deal pages
- Amazon Black Friday deals
- AO.com Black Friday deals
- Argos Black Friday deals
- eBay Black Friday deals
- John Lewis Black Friday deals
- Richer Sounds deals
- Sevenoaks deals
- SuperFi deals
Ambilight three sided makes your viewing experience more immersive by emitting a wide glow from your TV screen onto the wall. And we're fans. This 43-inch TV is now down to just £399 and features Android TV, Google Assistant and support for HDR video. View Deal
A whopping 40% discount on this LG 4K TV has piqued our attention. It features Freeview Play, the latest version of the Freeview TV platform, supports 4K and HDR video, and has LG's ThinQ AI intelligent television. There's also the option to add a soundbar or a wall-mount as part of this deal.View Deal
A 50in 4K HDR TV for £399 - what a time to be alive. Samsung has a good track record when it comes to TVs, so while we haven't seen this particular model, our expectations are high. As well as 4K and HDR support, the UE50NU7020 features a plethora of smart apps, including 4K Netflix and BBC iPlayer.View Deal
We called the Philips 55POS9002 TV a "real return to form for Philips and one of the finest TVs currently available, particularly for HDR", delivering great 4K pictures with the added bonus of Philips' clever Ambilight technology. And now you can save £300.View Deal
Save £500 on this 55-inch Sony TV. 4K and HDR pictures should look fantastic on this screen while the solid stand makes it easy to install. X-motion Clarity tech promises smooth sports and action movies while HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision support mean any high-quality video can be enjoyed. Also available is the Sony KD49XF9005BU 49-inch at £949, reduced by £450.99.View Deal
The 55-inch Toshiba 55X9863DB 4K OLED TV is now £1199, down from £1499. It supports 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision, has Freeview Play, and is compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control. Toshiba's OLED TVs are made by LG Display, who have turned out excellent OLED screens for a whole host of manufacturers on the market.View Deal
You can save a whopping £600 on the Toshiba 65X9863DB 65-inch 4K OLED TV. This smart TV also supports 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision video, has Freeview Play, and, you guessed it, is compatible with Amazon Alexa voice control. There are four HDMI inputs, three USB inputs, Freeview HD, and built-in wifi.View Deal
Winter's coming, so if you need some new wireless in-ears to keep you company in the gym - and to keep you looking the part - these brass-coloured House of Marley buds are now 25% off.View Deal
Possessor of our 2017 Product of the Year Award, these wired in-ears continue the success of Sennheiser's seemingly ever-growing Momentum range with a comfortable fit, attractive design and a wonderfully clear and detailed performance.View Deal
Save a massive £130 on these earphones that offer wireless connectivity and high-res audio support. Bluetooth connect to any smartphone and enjoy music and calls using the microphone and volume controls. Up to eight hours of battery will keep you going before a quick USB charge.View Deal
These B&O wireless headphones offer up to 19 hours of battery life, are available in a choice of six colours, and have a choice of ToneTouch sound options to tune the music to your personal taste (not that we tend to advise that you do that). Based on B&O's solid audio pedigree, a £115 saving here looks like a good deal to us.View Deal
These wireless and noise cancelling headphones from master sound-smith Bose offer stunning sound quality and fantastic noise cancellation. A saving of £130 represents a really great deal here.View Deal
These former Award-winning standmounters are a steal at this knock-down price. While there are newer iterations, these 3020s can still deliver a wonderfully refined, dynamic and punchy sound. Their single-wired and unfussy nature will fit in with most systems.View Deal
Wireless speaker deals
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen)
Amazon Echo (2nd gen)
£89.99 £54.99 The latest standard Echo may sound so-so, but compared to the original Echo it's cheaper, looks smarter and is better at hearing your commands. At £55, it's a very good buy. Offer ends 1st Dec 9am.View Deal
It’s the original model as opposed to the most current Megaboom 3, but if you can go without the third-gen’s slightly improved (bassier) sound, dustproof and waterproof design, and slightly more sophisticated aesthetic and functionality, you’ll never rue the day you saved £70 by buying this discounted Megaboom over the Megaboom 3 (£170).View Deal
- Easy set-up
- USB recording
- Built-in phono stage
The Lenco L-85 is a great budget turntable for getting into vinyl. There's a built-in phono stage so you can connect to any amplifier or powered speakers, while the USB output allows you to rip a digital copy of your records. Unless you're prepared to spend over £200, we can’t think of a better record player that combines features and user-friendliness to such a good degree.
Save £40 on this simple Sony soundbar to boost your TV's sound. Better audio is a bonus and you also get wireless Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream music from a phone or tablet.View Deal
Despite its slender profile this powerful soundbar crams in nine speakers for power and offers tuning to enhance speech for clearer dialogue when watching a connected TV. The sub is built-in offering plenty of power without taking up room. It even supports high-res audio and Bluetooth making it a great deal with that £370.99 saving.View Deal
This Sony soundbar delivers 7.1.2 surround sound virtualised from the soundbar and sub alone. That means an immersive room-filling audio experience - and a saving of £110.99.View Deal
This LG soundbar enhances your TV experience with 2.1 sound backed by a dedicated wireless subwoofer. That means support for Dolby Atmos 3D sound fired up and out form the four speakers. You also get Chomecast and Bluetooth built-in as well as support for high-res audio – yup this does it all and at a saving of £200.99.View Deal
This soundbar and sub setup has dropped by £180 making this high-end system more affordable. 4K HDMI support and 9 powerful drivers promise a super cinema experience. You also get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth streaming and the HEOS control app. View Deal
AV receiver deals
Save £100 off the price of this home cinema amplifier from top audio specialist brand Marantz. With 6 HDMI inputs, 4K support and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master audio support this is a powerful piece of kit for the price. Bluetooth, AirPlay and HEOS app support are welcome additional extras.View Deal
Blu-ray player deals
This Sony 4K Blu-ray player supports stunning Atmos and DTS:X sound, plus HDR images with BT.2020 colour. High resolution music is also supported, plus you can stream wireless music to your Bluetooth headphones for private listening. Winner.View Deal
PS4 and Xbox
At a tip top deal price here you can nab the latest 4K PS4 Pro console plus the new Red Dead Redemption 2 game all for just £100 more than the standard, non-4K console. It's the game of the moment, and this might be the best PS4 Pro bundle at the moment.View Deal
Flexson Sonos stands
There are a host of Flexson Sonos accessories on offer in the early Amazon Black Friday deals. So if you want floor stands or wall brackets for your Sonos speakers, now's the time to get a bargain - you can save up to 44% off the retail prices.
Flexson wall mount bracket for a Play:1, now £19.01, down from £24.20
2 x Flexson wall mount brackets for a Play:1, now £33.00, down from £44.08
Premium Flexson floor stand for the Play:1, now £74.66, down from £122.46
2 x Flexson wall mount brackets, now £75.01, down from £102
Adjustable floor stand, now £60.52 (down from £79.99)
2 x adjustable floor stand, £90.05 (down from £117.03)
Flexson stand for the Sonos Playbar, now £69.25, down from £100
With a low upfront cost, we think this is the best value EE deal we've seen so far for the 64GB iPhone XS. It includes a whopping 50GB of data to use on the UK's fastest 4G network. The monthly bills are down to less than £70, and you'll only have to pay £38 upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1,670.
When is Black Friday 2018?
Black Friday 2018 takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which means this year it will fall on Friday 23rd November.
Black Friday's partner in crime, Cyber Monday, will therefore be on Monday 26th November.
We can of course expect plenty of deals to run across the weekend to keep everyone interested, not to mention the early Black Friday deals that begin in the days before the actual date - and have now already started.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday began in the US but has now very much spread to the UK and around the world.
Why is it called Black Friday? The date was traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, when retailers hoped to move out of the "red" (loss) and in to the "black" (profit), hence Black Friday.
In the last few years Black Friday has truly become a world shopping phenomenon, with consumer electronics one of the most popular product categories.
Are the Black Friday deals any good?
After the initial few years of excitement around Black Friday in the UK, we naturally moved to the apathy stage, as people began to question whether the offers were genuinely good deals. And it remains up for debate.
For example, it's not unusual to see discounted products rise in price in the summer months ahead of a "price cut" come Black Friday; naturally this means you're essentially just getting the original discounted price from earlier in the year. That said, there are always genuine deals to be had, it's just finding them amongst the onslaught of offers.
So it's definitely worth keeping an eye out over the Black Friday weekend. And good news - we'll be doing our best to do just that, sorting through all the deals to find the ones that are really worth your money.
Where to get the best Black Friday deals?
4K TVs and smart speakers are sure to be on offer in some form or another pretty much everywhere, while we expect it to be a good time to buy an Amazon Alexa device or Echo speaker.
The high street big names always go big on games console bundles ahead of Christmas, and with OLED such a buzzword this year, we wouldn't be surprised to see some cheap OLED TV deals.
We're similarly confident the specialist AV retailers such as Richer Sounds, Sevenoaks and Superfi will deliver some hi-fi and home cinema bargains - last year's What Hi-Fi? Award-winners are a good place to start when it comes to finding a price reduction.
Which products should you buy on Black Friday 2018?
The best Black Friday 2017 deals included savings on Sonos, LG and Sony OLED TVs, the Amazon Echo Plus, Google Chromecast, a Naim Mu-so wireless speaker and a Q Acoustics soundbar.
For Black Friday 2018 we expect to see similar products on sale, with 4K TVs and especially OLED TVs, wireless Bluetooth headphones and speakers, and the likes of Amazon and Google reducing their wireless products.
We've already had a heads up from Hisense that it will be offering a handful of affordable 4K TV deals.
PS4 and Xbox bundles are likely to be on offer too, and you're sure to be able to find deals on phones and tablets, including the latest Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone models.
We only have a few days to wait to find out this year's details...