Black Friday Deals UK 2016
Welcome to Black Friday Deals UK - a site dedicated to cataloging the huge discounts and online sales that are offered throughout the United Kingdom in honour of this momentous shopping occasion.
Unlike other sites, we hand select the best deals and the biggest discounts to help you save as much money as possible with the least amount of effort. And if you're looking for something specific you can even send us a request through our facebook page and we'll find it for you.
Best Black Friday Deals Running Now
What's this? More and more shops are choosing to start their black friday sales early, so this year we've created a section just for the early bird specials. There's some pretty decent offers up for grabs which should help wet your appetitie before the main event.
For more specific deals see the relevant category page which lists the lastest deals by type, including TVs, Laptops, Games Consoles and even Wine & Champagne. Or if you're not sure what you're looking for check out the list of stores with Black Friday sales below.
Online Shops With Black Friday Deals
The following is a list of online stores who are confirmed as running special deals for Black Friday. Some shops have given us a sneak preview of what's going to be on offer, but we aren't allowed to release any details of the promotions until they go live. The links below go directly to the main event sales page for that site.
Online Shops With Regular Sales
Here you'll find a list of shops who have not yet confirmed if they are or aren't running any specific Black Friday promotions. These stores are worth keeping an eye on as they often offer sales with large discounts (what we like to call 'Black Friday Worthy' sales), and may have good deals on the day.
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Shops With Black Friday Sales
It's still a little early to know exactly what's going to be up for grabs on Black Friday 2016, with most stores not announcing any deals until the day itself. In the mean time, here's what we expect to be find based on previous years (and a little bit of persistant questioning on our part).
Amazon has been running Black Friday sales since 2010, offering affordable prices and amazing discounts on a variety of goods across the board. Amazon was founded 21 years ago back in 1994 in the US and started out as an online bookstore, soon diversifying to sell DVDs, electronics, toys, clothes, amongst an array of other goods. Today the company has locations all over the world, including North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has truly become one of the most famous electronic commerce hubs for Internet-based retail.
In last year's 2015 sales, Amazon provided deals on new televisions, tablets, mobiles, toys, pet supplies, books, handbags, apparel, jewelry, hair straighteners, perfume, watches, and alcohol – just to name some. In years past, the company has offered incredible discounts on toys and electronics with the 2014 Black Friday shopping spree starting a week early with lightening deals to kick things off. In years past, Amazon has given Amazon Prime users 30-minutes of exclusivity on each Black Friday deal, so be sure to sign up for a free trial to get early access and free delivery. If you cancel before the 30 days is up, you will not be charged for the service.
Argos was founded by Richard Tompkins who came up with the idea for the store whilst on holiday in the Greek city of Argos. The shop is a British catalogue retailer, which operates in the United Kingdom and in Ireland with over 750 stores in the UK. Argos receives about 800 million online visitors a year, making it one of the largest retailers in the UK.
Over the past couple of years, Argos has definitely jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon, offering great discounts and deals on items throughout their shop. In 2014, the company saw 13.5 million visitors online, which is three times more than the Black Friday in 2013. Some of the top selling items in the 2014 sales included tablets and video games with discounts on Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad Air.
Other great deals in 2014 included: Tassimo by Bosch T12 Vivy Coffee Machine Black for £39.99 (£60 savings), Xbox One and Fifa Bundle for £299.99 (£50 savings), Dyson DC19T2 Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner for £149.99 plus a £10 gift voucher (£150 savings), TomTom Start 20 4.3 Inch Lifetime Maps Full EU for £79.99 plus a £5 gift voucher (£120 savings), Bush 40” Full HD LED TV/DVD Combi for £199.99 plus a £10 gift voucher (£100 savings), and Bosch TDS3521GB Pressurised Steam Generator Iron for £94.99 (£85 savings) – just to name some!
Similar to many UK companies, Black Friday started to make headway at John Lewis in 2010 with incredible offers and limited time deals the day after Thanksgiving in America. With special offers on technology, such as TVs, cameras, computers tablets, as well as amazing discounts on home appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators, John Lewis is a great place to look for a great deal come Black Friday.
The upmarket department stores started back in the mid-1800s and operate across the entirety of Great Britain. The store’s motto is “Never Knowingly Undersold”, meaning John Lewis will match their competitor’s prices year-round – even during a sale. This means that on Black Friday, John Lewis offers great value on many items across the store, mostly encompassing electrical goods, such as TVs, tablets, laptops, and home appliances.
Curry’s / PC World
Last year, Curry’s and PC World had Black Friday deals on a great number of their items, including TVs, laptops, tablets, headphones, and other gadgets. The company released their deals early in a bid to gain customer interest, causing the “virtual queues” to form online. Some visitors were even sent to a holding page before they were able to go through with their purchase.
The deals included over 50% off on Dr. Beats wireless headphones, as well as over 50% off on a Samsung Smart 24 inch LED TV – not to mention other great deals on gadgets, such as Chromecast, Samsung Galaxy tablets, and Google Nexus tablets – just to name a few.
Curry’s is an electric retailer, owned by Dixons and Carphone, and specialises in home electronics and household appliances. The company has over 290 superstores across the United Kingdon and Ireland, in addition to 73 high street stores. The company found its roots back in 1884 by Henry Curry and originally sold items, such as bikes, toys, radios, and gramophones.
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer, also known as Marks & Sparks by some, is a British multinational retailer specialising in clothing, home products, and luxury foods. The shop was originally founded back in 1884 but only just started participating in the famous Black Friday event back in 2014. The company offered a four-day sale starting on Black Friday both online and in-store with 30% off footwear, nightwear, slippers, perfume, as well as selected clothing. The year prior, in 2013, the shop did a one-off 30% sale on the Monday after Black Friday, which is also known as “Cyber Monday”. In last year's 2015 sales, M&S offered price reductions within the various departments for a limited amount of time with each day seeing a new sale in a different department.
Whilst Americans once received $25 - $100 gift cards for buying certain products in the Black Friday sales, there were no such deals here in the United Kingdom in either stores or online. But just because Apple.com/uk was not offering any deals, does not mean you cannot find reduced Apple products on Black Friday here in the UK – you might just need to look elsewhere in your search.
Many stores and technology retailers will have plenty of deals on Apple products – although many of the offers may be on older models. Here's where you should try looking:
Boots UK is a pharmacy chain throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, offering a pharmaceutical items, as well as makeup, fragrances, toiletries, toys, and baby items. They also have a range of electrical items, such as hair straighteners, blow dryers, electric toothbrushes, and even items like Kindle e-readers, headphones, speakers, gaming consoles, and more.
In the 2014 Black Friday sales, some of the best deals offered by Boots were: Hugo Boss cologne for only £36 (£20 savings), a Jack Wills toiletry set for £45 (£20 savings), Micro Pedi Gift Set with Nails Inc. polish for £30 (£49.99 savings), Philips Sonicare DiamondClean black rechargable toothbrush for £99.99 (£150 savings), Jawbone Up24 Activity Tracker for £49.99 (£50 savings), and a Divoom Voombox outdoor bluetooth speaker for only £49.99 (£50 savings).
The British video games retailer company, Game.co.uk, is sure to participate in the 2016 Black Friday sales here in the UK after another successful Black Friday in 2015. Last year, the company offered bundles of XBox One consoles, which included Fifa 16 for less than £300 altogether. They also had deals on popular games for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, 3DS, and PS Vita – all great stocking stuffers for the gamer in your family.
The multinational retailer and department store, Debenhams has 178 shops throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland with the shop dating back to 1778. Of course, Black Friday is more of a recent occurrence at Debenhams given that it only came to the UK within the past 5 years, but has steadily increased in popularity. Debenhams will have a sale over the Black Friday period, ranging from anything to jumpers, perfume, electrics, and cookware.
In past Black Friday sales, the department store has offered 25% on designer clothing for women, men, children, shoes & boots, as well as home décor items both online and in stores. Debenhams has also offered half price on all toys with special discounts on electrical goods, so there is sure to be a good sale come Black Friday 2016.
Asda - Did Not Participate in 2015
Asda was one of the first UK stores to participate in the November shopping craze in 2013. It is the second-largest supermarket chain by market share with the slogan Save money. Live better. They are owned by the giant American retail company, Walmart, so it was no surprise that Asda ranked top of the list for Black Friday shopping when they participated in the famous shopping day in both 2013 and 2014.
In a shock move, however, Asda decided not to participate in Black Friday in 2015 and did not offer any special deals either in their stores or online. It is uncertain whether or not they will participate in this year's 2016 sales, but it seems relatively unlikely, as their reasoning for cancelling the sales were a result of the violence and meltdown that occurred in shops across in the country in 2014.