REVEALED: the best times to shop this Black Friday (and other interesting facts)

Shopping the Black Friday sales? Set your alarm for these times to bag the best bargains

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Black Friday is fast approaching and soon every retailer under the sun will be battling it out over price cuts. Who has the cheapest Dyson V8? Where is the Echo Show most affordable? And where will the GHD styler be on sale at the cheapest price?

If you want to be sure to grab the very best deals, you might like to read this Q&A from Currys PC World, which reveals the very best times to shop this Black Friday. This advice isn't just for those who are brave enough to shop in-store – in recent years there have been reports of retailer sites crashing on Black Friday due to the sheer volume of customers online. 

Before we get down to the nitty-gritty, here are a few more fun facts from Currys: last Black Friday, they received an average of 72 orders per minute on-site, and there were enough kettles sold during Black Friday 2018 to make 48,000 cups of tea simultaneously. 

Ready to shop now? Currys Black Friday deals are already live – don't miss them. Bear in mind that anything purchased on Currys right now comes with a Black Friday price guarantee – this means if the price changes over Black Friday weekend you'll be refunded the difference.

Q: When is the best time to shop this Black Friday?

A: Apparently, you should be setting your alarms for both 3am and 3pm. It makes perfect sense, the former being because the majority of the UK will be asleep and the latter because it falls after the lunchtime Black Friday rush. Also, lots of potential shoppers may be picking their children up from school around that time.

Q: When is the worst time to shop during Black Friday?

A: Currys PC World suggest avoiding Black Friday shopping from 6am until 9am as this is the busiest period.

Q: What should I buy from Currys PC World this year?

A: Apart from the obvious – any appliances or tech you'd like to update on the cheap – here are our favourite deals that are currently live on the Currys site now.

Nintendo Switch & Pokemon Sword/Shield Bundle | Was £323.99 now £279
Ahead of the launch of the new Nintendo Switch, Currys have reduced the price of this console and included a choice of either Pokemon Sword or Shield games with it. Sure to make someone very happy this Christmas... then probably cause lots of arguments if you get into a Mario Karts* tournament on Boxing Day. * Mario Karts not included.View Deal

FITBIT Inspire HR + Google Nest Mini Bundle | Was £138.99 now £74.99
This bundle deal is available in six colour combos from a chalk or charcoal Google Mini to a white, lilac or black FitBit. The Fitbit Inspire HR tracks your steps, heart rate, distance, calories, sleep and exercise. It connects to your smartphone to receive messages and calls, has a battery life of five days and is water-resistant. The Google Nest Mini has built-in Google Assistant and can update you on the weather, news, sports and it can play your favourite music, set timers and more.View Deal

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer | Was £499 now £279
This powerful KitchenAid has 300 watts of power, and comes with attachments for whisking, mixing, and kneading dough. The head tilts and it has a pouring shield to prevent icing sugar explosions... And did we mention that this mixer looks great, too?

Find more of the best KitchenAid deals for Black Friday 2019 in our guide.View Deal

Dyson V8 Absolute | Was £399.99 now £299.99
The Dyson V8 Absolute is one of the most popular vacuums out there, and it's easy to see why. It's cordless, lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre. It can transform into a handheld and comes with a hefty range of attachments.

See more of the best Black Friday vacuum cleaner deals in our guide.View Deal