Although it's still a few weeks away, Black Friday is very much a hot topic, with lots of speculation in the air about this year's deals. If you're thinking of upgrading a piece of furniture or an appliance soon, it's worth waiting for the run-up to Black Friday weekend (23rd November) to roll around so you can grab it at a good price.
So stay with us through your bargain hunting journey as we list the items you should most definitely leave on your shopping list until Black Friday rolls around.
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1. Black Friday TV deals
TVs are one of the most reduced products on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so if you're thinking of splurging on one any time soon, hold off for now if you can. In the meantime, why not browse our guides (below) to find out which TV you want?
If last year is anything to go by, then you can expect Currys, Argos and Amazon to be your most visited sites during Black Friday. In 2017, Currys cut the price of the Sony Bravia Smart Ultra HD TV from £1,099 to a staggering £699. Argos sold the Samsung 49-inch curved 4K TV for £549 as opposed to £629, and Amazon reduced the Sony Bravia KD43XE8004 43-inch TV by £400, taking it down to a more affordable £599.
Our TV buying guides:
- 7 of the best small TVs
- The best TVs under £300
- The best TVs under £1,000
- The best 32-inch TVs
- The 5 best 40-inch TVs
- 8 of the best 55-inch TVs
- The best 60-inch TVs
- The best 65-inch TVs
- The best 75-inch TVs money can buy
- The best 4K TVs
- 6 of the best OLED TVs
- The best smart TVs
2. Black Friday SOFA deals
Is your current sofa really uncomfortable or not big enough to fit the whole family? Well, thanks to Black Friday, you can score a pretty cracking deal if you know where to go. Expect Marks & Spencer, Habitat, Debenhams and Very to be the talk of sofa buyers' conversations during November. As with a TV, do your research beforehand to find one you like (and find a back up just in case that one doesn't go on sale), so that when the time comes, you're prepared. We've popped our guides below to help you out.
Our sofa buying guides:
- The best sofas under £500
- The best sofas for small living rooms
- The best leather sofas: recliners, corner, Chesterfield and more
- 6 of the best recliner sofas
- 12 statement velvet sofas
- How to choose a sofa bed
- 10 best sofa beds under £500
- 10 of the best sofa beds for small living rooms
- 10 of the best contemporary sofa beds
- 10 best traditional style sofa beds
3. Black Friday KITCHEN APPLIANCE deals
Particularly in terms of fridges and freezers, Black Friday appliance savings are a big deal. If one of your kitchen appliances is on its last strings and you need to upgrade, then be sure to scan the websites of Currys, Argos, John Lewis and AO for the best deals in November. Or, you can just visit our Black Friday fridge and freezer deals page where we've done the job for you.
Previous years have seen Currys offer top-class deals on their fridges and freezers, including a huge £400 off the LG GSL961PZBV American-style fridge freezer. Argos offered £200 off the slick-looking Fridgemaster fridge-freezer and AO sold the Miele blackboard edition with £400 off. Shoppers headed to John Lewis for their Samsung products, as they slashed the price of the Samsung fridge-freezer by £400.
Got your eye on a deal this Black Friday? We've got the best Black Friday appliance deals right here.
4. Black Friday SMART HOME TECH deals
Get with the times and upgrade your smart home tech so it's smart, but not before Black Friday comes along. As simple or as technical as you prefer, why not start by upgrading your plug sockets so you can double check you've turned off your straighteners when you're out of the house? You could even buy a smart doorbell so you can see who comes and goes. Pop a smart fridge on your list, which will alert you when your food is nearly out of date.
A look back at last year shows Black Friday will be well worth the wait in terms of smart home tech, as Amazon helped customers save a hefty £90 when purchasing a Hive thermostat, and John Lewis reduced the Google Home smart speaker by £50. Argos lowered prices on several of their smart home items, including the Amazon Echo Plus by £30, and the Dot which went down to an all-time bargain price of £34.99.
Alternatively, you can click on our Black Friday smart tech page and browse deals there.
5. Black Friday MATTRESS deals
Give yourself a rest before Christmas takes over your life, and buy yourself a new mattress. A look back to the past proves that it'll be well worth the wait, as in previous years Marks & Spencer, Simba, Casper, Eve, Wayfair and Amazon have joined in the action. Take a glance at our best Black Friday mattress deals.
In 2015, M&S slashed their mattress prices by a huge 50 per cent during Black Friday weekend, and last year, big online mattress brands such as Simba, Casper and Eve got involved, with some of them offering 30 per cent off. Wayfair offered a huge £350 saving on a number of Silentnight mattresses, and Eve took up to £300 off their high-tech mattresses. But Amazon ruled the roost by selling Casper, Serta and Beautyrest mattresses at a whooping 40 per cent off.