It’s not long now until black Friday; one day a year when shoppers go crazy, advertising on the internet goes wild and there are incredible bargains.
This year Black Friday falls on November 24th; the tradition started in America and it always falls on the first Friday after Thanks Giving. Black Friday came to the UK in 2010 with Amazon, quickly followed by other retailers. It’s already one of the biggest spending days of the year, along with Cyber Monday and boxingday.
Every year it’s a day where shoppers go crazy but it can be a great day to pick up the latest smartphones, laptops and tablets. It can be hard to spot a bargain though, and it’s worth doing your research early.
How to spot a bargain on Black Friday
Keep an eye on the price for a few weeks, this can help ensure you know what the price difference is.
Make sure you know and understand what the monthly cost is and the upfront cost, sometimes it can look like a better deal than it is.
For the last few years, brands like Apple haven’t been caught up in the black Friday hype. Fans wait with bated breath to see what’s on offer but previously it’s been as small as an iTunes voucher. You may struggle to find a deal with Apple and Samsung directly, but there are usually deals with phone network providers like O2, EE, Carphone Warehouse and Three.
If you know you’d like to buy a handset on black Friday, we advise you pre-register for the event, many of the phone companies have had to manage stock expectations which means registering your interest.
Previous year’s deals
Last year there were some pretty huge savings with some companies offering week-long sales. Carphone warehouse ran a 10-day offer including £200 off the iPhone 6s and £200 off the Samsung Galaxy S7.
The deals don’t stop at mobile phones, keep an eye out on Dell, Acer & PC world for deals across all electrical devices
Out with the old and in with the new
Inevitably old devices are left in draws or thrown away when a new shiny gadget arrives. If you’re planning on ditching last years phone; be sure to recycle it, or save yourself even more, by recycling it.