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The best Black Friday UK tech deals and Cyber Monday offers 2019

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Black Friday is this coming Friday but loads of deals are already live as all the key retailers jump in on the action.  Here's everything you need to know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the UK.

As ever, we'll round up the best UK deals for you right here including offerings from all the major retailers including Amazon UK, Currys PC World, John Lewis, AO and Argos. 

Our curated articles pick out the best tech deals without any of the dross, so you won't find non-bargains on dodgy TVs, underpowered laptops or terrible phones on Pocket-lint. That's unlike some other sites who just post up anything they can find to make a quick buck. 

Quick links for Black Friday in the UK

In the US? Check out our US Black Friday deals page

Below are quick links straight to the Black Friday deals pages for the top retailers, just in case you're looking for something that we haven't covered. 

Direct links to retailer Black Friday pages

The best Black Friday UK deals

Amazon device deals

• Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) with clock: save £25, now £34.99 (was £59.99). Despite only just launching it a few weeks ago, you can already get a discount on Amazon's new clock-equipped Echo Dot. Check out the deal on Amazon. 

• All-new Amazon Echo (3rd gen): save £30.00, now £59.99 (was £89.99).If the full-sized Echo is more what you're after, you're in luck. The bigger, better sounding Echo is 1/3rd off, and an absolute steal. See the offer at Amazon. 

• Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen): save £27.99, now £22.00 (was £49.99). Having just released a new model with a built in LED clock interface, Amazon has discounted its popular small Echo. You can now grab one of the previous models for an absolute bargain. Check out the deal on Amazon.

• Echo Flex, now £19.99 (was £24.99): The Echo Flex is Amazon's brand new Alexa extender, plugging into a wall socket to give you Alexa voice control for your home without having a speaker sitting around. This is the first time it's been on sale. Click here for the Echo Flex Amazon deal.

• Amazon Echo Input, now £14.99 (was £34.99): If you want to make existing speakers smart then the Echo Input is a way to do it. Adds voice control to other devices and makes them smart, plugging into a 3.5mm input. This price is a steal! Click for the Echo Input Amazon deal.

• Amazon Echo Show 5, now £49.99 (was £79.99): If you want Alexa with a display, it doesn't get much better than the Echo Show 5. It's compact, perfect beside the bed and now £30 off making it the cheapest it has ever been. See the deal on Amazon UK.

 Amazon Echo Show 8, now £59.99 (was £119.99): The mid-sized Echo Show device hasn't even come into stock yet and Amazon has slashed the price. It offers all the features of the Show 5, but with a larger display and better sound quality. View the offer on Amazon UK.

Apple Watch deals

• Apple Watch Series 4 Aluminium GPS & Cellular 44mm, save £70, now £459 (was £529): The Apple Watch Series 4 has many of the same features as the Series 5, missing out on just the always on display and built in compass. See the deal on John Lewis.

• Apple Watch Series 4 Stainless Steel GPS & Cellular 44mm, save £100, now £649 (was £479): The Apple Watch Series 4 isn't the newest smartwatch from Apple but it still offers built-in GPS and waterproofing, as well as an ECG monitor in the Digital Crown. See the Apple deal on John Lewis.

• Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ 40mm save £30, now £299 (was £329): The Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ model isn't the latest Apple Watch but it offers some great features, including Nike faces, Apple Pay and built-in GPS. See the deal on Currys

Bluetooth speaker deals

• Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth Speaker: save £63.00, now £329.00 (was £392.00). Marshall may have its history steeped in guitar amps, but its recent resurgence in the world of headphones and speakers has been impressive. Its big flagship speaker is on offer now. Check out the offer at Amazon. 

• House of Marley No Bounds Sport Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: save £45.00, now £24.99 (was £69.99). House of Marley's waterproof speaker is made from environmentally conscious sustainable materials, and is an absolute bargain right now. See the deal on Amazon. 

• Ultimate Ears Megablast Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker: save £170.00, now £99.99 (was £269.99). The Megablast is a genuine alternative to Amazon's own Echo speaker range, offering built-in Alexa, but adding portability. View the offer on Amazon. 

• Ultimate Ears Boom 3 speaker: save £30.00, now £99.99 (was £129.99). It's not the only UE speaker on the list, but it is one of the best buys of Black Friday 2019. This 360 degree waterproof speaker is a brilliant option for outdoors. View the offer at John Lewis. 

• House of Marley No Bounds portable speaker: save £30, now £29.99 (was £59.99). It might not be the time of year to being heading out for afternoons at the park listening to your favourite tunes, but it's a good time to invest in a portable speaker. This House of Marley option is as cheap as chips. Check out the deal at Currys. 

Camera deals

 Olympus E-PL9 & 14-42mm lens, now £349 (save £230): If you're looking for a small and lightweight camera then the 'Lite' Olympus Pen model has a lot to offer in a compact form. A great entry point into Micro Four Thirds, meaning there's lots of additional lenses to choose from. See this deal at Amazon.

 Nikon D3500 and lens, now £299 (save £180): The entry model to Nikon's DSLR range is a great way to get started. And this bundle includes an 18-55mm kit lens in the box. View the Nikon D3500 deal at Currys PC World

• GoPro Hero6 Black, now £239 (save £160): The best of the best when it comes to live action capture, the Hero6 is great for clipping onto more-or-less anywhere and capturing great footage up to 4K. View the GoPro Hero deal at Amazon.

Fitness trackers

• Fitbit Charge 3, save £55, now £74.99 (was £129.99): The Fitbit Charge 3 is a great fitness tracker offering waterproofing, swim tracking, heart rate monitoring and some smartphone notifications. See this deal on Amazon.

• Fitbit Versa Black, save £70, now £129.85 (was £199): The Fitbit Versa isn't the latest Fitbit Versa smartwatch but it still offers some great features, including swimproofing, heart rate monitoring and a lovely design. See this deal on Amazon.

• Garmin Vivoactive 3 save £140, now £159.99 (was £299.99): The Garmin Vivoactive 3 has built in GPS, heart rate monitoring, a solid build quality and a lovely colour touchscreen display. See this deal on Very.

Google Home deals

• Google Home Mini: save £10, now £19.00, (was £29.00). Just like Amazon, Google's Home products got a revamp, plus a rebrand, and that means discounts on the previous stuff. The Google Home Mini is a very handy little speaker and assistant. See the offer at John Lewis. 

• Google Home smart speaker: save £40.00, now £49.00 (was £89.99). It's the original smart speaker from Google, designed to look at home on any shelf, and it's now almost half price. Check out the deal at John Lewis. 

• Google Home Max: save £100.00, now £199.00 (was £299.00). The Max is Google's bigger, better sounding home assistant focussed on audio quality and volume. And now, it's a 1/3rd off it's usual price. See the offer at John Lewis. 

• Google Nest Hub, now £59 (was £119): The 7-inch Google Assistant smart display, offering all the goodness of Google, home control and a whole lot more. See the offer at John Lewis.

Headphone deals

• Bowers & Wilkins PX noise-cancelling headphones: save £110.99, now £219.00 (was £329.99). The B&W PX is one of our favourite pairs of noise-cancelling over hear headphones. They're ultra-stylish, comfortable and sound phenomenal. Check out the PX deal on Amazon. 

• Bose QC35 II noise-cancelling headphones: save £80.00, now £249.00 (was £329.95). Before the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 was released, the QC35 was regarded as Bose's best headphones. With epic noise cancelling, great portability and the added Google smarts, these are still a fantastic choice. See the QC35II deal on Amazon. 

• Beats Studio3 Wireless noise-cancelling headphones (Grey/Crystal Blue/Desert Sand): save £100.00, now £199.00 (was £299.00). Beats Studio3 Wireless earned rave reviews for offering a really comfortable fit, great sound and stupidly long battery life. What's more, that W1 Chip inside also means super easy pairing with iPhones and automatic pairing across all Apple devices sharing that same Apple ID. View the Beats Studio3 Wireless offer on Amazon

• Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i wireless headphones: save £99.00, now £230 (was £329).The Beoplay H9i is one of the nicest pairs of noise-cancelling headphones out there, and has a style that only B&O can produce. See the offer on Amazon. 

• Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling headphones: save £101.00, now £129.00 (was £230.00). If the flagship 1000X series is a little out of your price range, the Extra Base noise-cancelling headphones make a good alternative that sound good. View the WH-XB900N deal on Amazon. 

• Marshall Mid ANC noise cancelling headphones: save £100.00, now £139.00 (was £239.00). Marshall has built a reputation for great value for money headphones with a classic rock guitar themed design. The Mid series with boosted noise cancelling is a great pair. View the Mid ANC at Currys. 

• AKG N60NC wireless headphones: save £100.00, now £169.00 (was £269.00). AKG's N60NC is a stylish pair of premium on-ear headphones that's superbly portable, plus they have active noise cancelling. Check out the AKG N60NC deal at Samsung.

• Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless: save £50, now £99.00 (was £149.00). Like the Solo range, the Powerbeats fitness earphones got an upgrade this year. Until the completely wireless Powerbeats Pro was launched, this was arguably the best pair of fitness earphones going. Check out the deal at Currys. 

• AirPods 2 with wireless charging case: save £40.00, now £159.00 (was £199.00). If you have a wireless charger or just want the added convenience, you can also get a decent discount on the version of AirPods 2 with the wireless charging case. View the deal on Amazon. 

Laptop deals

• HP 14-ce3506sa 14-inch Laptop - save £180, now £349 (was £529): Features a 128GB SSD for speedy storage alongside a Core i3 processor. Check out this HP offer at Currys PC World

• Lenovo Yoga 730 2-in-1 - now £699: Another 2-in-1 tablet/laptop with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and running Windows 10 on an Intel Core i5 processor. View the Lenovo Yoga 730 deal at eBuyer

• Asus Zenbook UX533FD-A8067T 15.6-inch- save £300, now £999 (was £1,299): A super 16GB RAM, Core-i7-based laptop for an absolute steal. Also features a 512GB SSD for speedy storage. View the Asus Zenbook offer at Amazon UK 

 MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar 2.3GHz i5 quad 8GB/256GB Silver: Save £240, now £1,329 (was £1,569): A decent saving on the 2018 MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. View this MacBook Pro deal on John Lewis.

Nintendo deals

• Nintendo Switch Lite yellow with Pokemon Shield and sticker set, now £219.99 (save £20.97): The yellow Nintendo Switch Lite is available packaged with Pokemon Shield and exclusive sticker set. See this deal on Amazon

PlayStation 4 deals

• PS4 500GB with Death Stranding and 3-months Now TV, now £249 (save £60.98): You get the stunning new game, Death Stranding, with this PS4 bundle. It also includes three months of Now TV Entertainment. See this offer on Game 

Phones

• Apple iPhone 8, 256GB, now £566.10 (save £182.90): A silver iPhone 8 with huge storage at 256GB, 12-megapixel camera and a 4.7-inch Retina display. View the deal on Amazon UK.

• Apple iPhone 7, 128GB, now £377.10 (save £171.90): The iPhone 7 in gold offered at a big discount. It features a 4.7-inch Retina display, 12-megapixel camera and Touch ID. View the offer on Amazon UK.

• Samsung Galaxy S10, 128GB, now £629.95 (save £169.01): The Samsung Galaxy S10 is a fantastic flagship, compact with a great display and really refined user interface. It's available in black, white or green. Click here to see this deal on Amazon.

• Google Pixel 3a, 64GB, now £329 (save £70): The Pixel 3a is one of the best cameras you can get on a smartphone at this price - and it's now reduced. Click here for the Pixel 3a deal at Carphone Warehouse.

 OnePlus 7 Pro, 256GB, now £699 (save £100): The OnePlus 7 Pro gets a discount on Amazon UK. It has been selling for £799 and now  drops to £699 - we don't think you'll get a better deal than that. See the deal on Amazon UK.

 OnePlus 6T, 128GB, now £449 (save £80): The 2018 handset has flagship hardware, runs really fast and smooth and now has a decent discount on Amazon. View the deal on Amazon UK.

• Huawei P30 Pro, 128GB, now £649.95 (save £150.05): Probably the best camera phone of the year, loaded with power and with a wonderful design, with a huge discount. See the deal on Amazon UK.

Smart home deals

 Ring Video Doorbell 2 and free Echo Dot, now £119 (was £228.99): Don't buy the Ring Video Doorbell 2 on it's own when you can get a free Echo Dot with it. It's all the goodness of the deal below, but with a free Echo Dot. View this great deal on Amazon UK.

 Ring Door View Cam, now £119 (was £179): If you live in a flat or have a peephole, then this is the camera for you. No drilling, just replace the spyhole in your door with this discounted camera. See the deal on Amazon UK.

 Nest Hello, now £149 (was £229): Nest Hello video doorbell connects to existing doorbell wiring, offers HDR video, face recognition and will tell your Nest Hub who is at the door. View the offer at John Lewis.

• Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit with three B22 LED bulbs, now £69.99 (was £149): The starter kit for Philips Hue is also available with bayonet style LED lights and at a great price. Click to see the deal on Amazon. 

• Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit with three E27 bulbs, now £69.99 (was £149): Another variant of the starter kit, but for those who need screw bulbs. See the deal here.

• Smart plug, Alexa compatible, three pack, now £23.79 (save 18 per cent): Smart plug from Horsky that connects to Wi-Fi and works with Alexa, pack of three. Also available as a two pack. Click here to see the deal.

 Ring Stick Up Cam with Echo Dot, now £89 (was £138.99): Ring's battery-powered camera that you can put indoors or outdoors bundled with an Echo Dot for big savings. Click for this Amazon deal.

• Blink XT2 camera with free Echo Dot, now £74.99 (was £149.98): Amazon's latest wireless home security camera paired with and Echo Dot, saving you 50 per cent. View this offer on Amazon UK.

• Neato Robotics D450 robot vacuum - save 31 per cent, was £529.99, now £363.57: Neato robot vacuum cleaners might be a bit pricier than some of the others listed here, but for good reason. They're great cleaning machines.  View this robot vacuum deal on Amazon.

• iRobot Roomba 671 robot vacuum - save £134, was £399, now £264.99: An affordable Roomba that picks up pet hair and more. View this robot vacuum deal on Amazon.

Smartwatch deals

• Samsung Galaxy Active 2 40mm save £30, now £239 (was £269): The Samsung Galaxy Active 2 is the latest smartwatch in the Samsung portfolio with a lovely design and some great features on board. Fall detection and ECG features will arrive in 2020 too. See this deal on John Lewis.

• Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 save £110, now £139 (was £249): The Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 is a great smartwatch, compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. It runs Wear OS and it has a lovely design with interchangeable straps and customisable watch faces. View offer on Currys.

 Michael Kors Access Runway MKT5048, save £100, now £179 (was £279): The Michael Kors Runway is a great smartwatch for Michael Kors fans, offering MK faces, branding and offering 3ATM water resistance, as well as the Wear OS platform for iOS and Android support. View offer on Currys.

Soundbar deals

• Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase: save £20, now £149.00 (was £169.00). Q Acoustics is one of the biggest names in great British audio, but without the hefty price tag. One of 2017's best soundbases is now at an all-time low price. View the M2 Soundbase deal on Amazon.

• Q Acoustics M3 Soundbar: save £20, now £149.00 (was £169.00). The M3 is a stunning-looking soundbar with lots of top features, including HDMI (ARC) audio input with fantastic sound. See the M3 Soundbar offer on Amazon. 

• Samsung HW-N300 Wireless Compact Soundbar: save £170.00, now £109.00 (was £279.99). Home audio isn't just about getting speakers in every room for your music, but also about improving the sound of your flat screen telly. Samsung's wireless soundbar is compact, but sounds great. See the offer on Amazon.

Tablet deals

• Amazon Fire HD 8, save £35, now £44.99 (was £79.99): The Fire HD 8 is a great value HD tablet, now even cheaper. Click here to see this deal.

• Amazon Fire HD 10, save £55, now £94.99 (was £149.99): The Amazon Fire HD 10 is the biggest tablet that Amazon offers and it is great for entertainment on the go. Click to see the deal.

• Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018), save £35, now £84.99 (was £119.99): The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite from 2018 has a 6-inch display and it's waterproof so you can read in the bath or by the pool without worrying. See the deal on Amazon here.

• Amazon Kindle (2019), save £15, now £54.99 (was £69.99): The 2019 standard Kindle model has a 167ppi glare free display, its battery last weeks and there is an adjustable front light for reading at night. See the deal on Amazon here.

• Apple iPad mini (2019), save £100, now £549 (was £649): The Apple iPad mini is the smallest iPad in Apple's portfolio, offering a 7.9-inch screen. This 2019 model has Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity, 256GB of storage and it is compatible with the first generation of Apple Pencil. See offer at Currys.

• Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch Silver, save £150, now £449 (was £599): The older generation of the iPad Pro has Touch ID, lots of power and compatibility with the first generation of Apple Pencil. This deal is for the Wi-Fi only, 256GB model in silver. View the deal on Amazon.

TV deals

• Samsung 65-inch RU7020, now £599 (save £150): Want large but don't want the huge price? Then Samsung's step-down range from QLED, the RU series, which is LED backlit, is a great option. Check out the deal at Currys PC World.

• LG 55-inch C9 OLED TV, now £1399 (save £400): The LG OLED C9 is LG's step-up model offering a little more power in its picture processor over the entry-level B9 OLED. See the deal on Amazon / Also available at Currys PC World.

• Sony 55-inch Bravia AG8 OLED TV, now £1299 (save £500): With no visible speakers, this OLED telly cleverly uses the screen's surface to produce the sound, making for a minimal and stunning TV experience. Click to see this deal on John Lewis.

• Panasonic 55-inch GX800, now £999 (save £200): For the price this Panasonic offers exceptional value for money, wrapping together LCD picture smarts and beefy Dolby-enhanced sound components into an altogether compelling package. View the deal at John Lewis.

• Philips 50-inch 7304, now £683 (save £317): The TV that Philips describes as "the one", this is the TV that most people opt for, strong in all areas with Philips' signature Ambilight - while still being affordable. Click here to see the deal on Amazon

• Samsung 43-inch Q60 4K HDR QLED TV, now £579 (save £120): If you're looking for the best quality technology but don't want a huge screen size, then Samsung's QLED tellies are super bright and wonderfully colourful. Buy this deal from Currys PC World.

Pocket-lint's curated deals by category

Pocket-lint's curated deals by brand

Which retailers offer Black Friday UK deals?

Amazon UK

Amazon will be starting its Black Friday sales on 22 November running through to 29 November. Last year it sold over 2 million items, with an estimated average saving of 40 per cent.

Argos

Argos runs deals all through the year, but Black Friday is a time to get something special. There are great bargains on tablets, TVs and games consoles but there are cheaper goods to be had in almost every category it covers.

Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse always offers a range of deals on mobile devices, tablets and accessories. 

Currys/PC World

Currys PC World runs deals throughout the year and Black Friday is no exception when it has some super offers available. 

eBay

eBay is the land of deals for many, be that new from store outlets, or from individuals who have something that you want, but they don't. Traditionally, there a full range of deals available through eBay, and although they haven't specifically been positioned as Black Friday deals, it's always worth looking. Games consoles, in particular, were very cheap last year.

EE

EE's Black Friday usually takes the form of some major deals on handsets, although you can also get bargains on price plans and PAYG deals too.

John Lewis

John Lewis has a commitment to be "Never Knowingly Undersold" so, as the site points out, it has to "match competitors' prices". The advantage with John Lewis is that it offers aftercare and often guaranteed cover for five years for many products, which is ideal for big gadgets like TVs or laptops.

GAME

Game starts pushing a range of offers on consoles and games early, but you can expect some even bigger deals come Black Friday. 

Mobiles.co.uk

Mobiles.co.uk is part of the Dixons Carphone group and a strong competitor when it comes to price. It will have some great offers on the day.

O2

O2 isn't a big Black Friday participant but could be tempted to offer some major discounts this year considering its competitors will.

Tesco Mobile

Tesco Mobile's Black Friday deals usually last a week or so.

Three

Three always has something planned for Black Friday.

Vodafone

Vodafone will be taking part in Black Friday, we expect. 

Dyson

Dyson always slashes prices for Black Friday. 

Samsung

Samsung always offers plenty of bargains across its online store. There's no indication that this year will be any different.

Tips for bagging a Black Friday Bargain in 2019

PriceSpy has the below tips for consumers looking to get the best deals this Black Friday. 

1. Check out the competition

The first thing to check is if an offer really is as good as it sounds. Is the same TV available at an even better price elsewhere? 

2. See through the ‘normal price’ bluff

Shops often dress discounts up to look bigger than they are. They do this by raising the price shortly before the sale and then compare the sale price to this elevated standard price. 

3. Compare the features

If shoppers don’t know exactly what they want, it’s common to just buy up the biggest bargains during a sale. However, they may not be getting the best deal. Be sure to compare product features and characteristics of similar models.

4. Preparation is key

Create a wish-list of products and try not to deviate from it too much. A good price on something you don’t need is not a bargain. Setting price alerts will notify shoppers as soon as the prices drop, so they don’t miss the boat.

5. It’s not just gadgets

A lot of people still associate Black Friday with electronics. This is no longer the case. In fact, a diverse range of shops discount their products. Last year, PriceSpy saw an average saving of 15% off its home and garden category.

When are Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019?

This year, Black Friday is Friday 29 November 2019 so Cyber Monday is Monday 2 December 2019. And yes, that means the weekend coincides with payday for a lot of people.

What are Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Originally a US-only event, Black Friday has stretched across the pond and to other regions too. It is a day in November, the day after the US holiday of Thanksgiving, where retailers heavily discount thousands of items in the build-up to Christmas.

It lasts an entire day traditionally, but some retailers start their Black Friday deals early, including Amazon UK which we now know is starting its sales a week beforehand on 22 November

Black Friday is followed by Cyber Monday - an online event the Monday after that essentially carries on the bargains for an extra day.

In reality, the bargains can begin up to a week before Black Friday and carry on until the end of November with retailers making the most of the opportunity to sell more products in an ever-more competitive market. 

What are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals?

There are deals across so many areas. On Pocket-lint we round them up by category to help you find what you're looking for. Here's where you'll be able to find all the deals - we'll expand this section quite drastically in the lead-up to the day itself. 

Amazon said that last year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday were its biggest days ever. Big sellers were the Amazon Echo Dot, an AncestryDNA genetic testing kitInstant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker and Bose’s QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones.

In the first eight hours of Black Friday 2018, Amazon UK says its customers ordered more than 100,000 toys and 60,000 beauty products during this time.

Other best-sellers included Nintendo Switch, Hive Thermostats and selected Lego sets. 

We will be updating highlighted deals across retailers and brands as and when they go live, both in the buildup to Black Friday, the day itself and throughout Cyber Monday.

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