5 products you should wait until Black Friday to buy

If your homeware shopping list is as long as your arm and filled with big-ticket items, don't splurge now, wait until Black Friday to get the best price

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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 (opens in new tab), Argos (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab) 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:

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 (opens in new tab), Habitat (opens in new tab), Debenhams (opens in new tab) and Very (opens in new tab) 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:

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 (opens in new tab), Argos (opens in new tab), John Lewis (opens in new tab) and AO (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). Argos (opens in new tab) offered £200 off the slick-looking Fridgemaster fridge-freezer (opens in new tab) and AO (opens in new tab) sold the Miele blackboard edition (opens in new tab) with £400 off. Shoppers headed to John Lewis for their Samsung products, as they slashed the price of the Samsung fridge-freezer (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) helped customers save a hefty £90 when purchasing a Hive thermostat, and John Lewis (opens in new tab) reduced the Google Home smart speaker by £50. Argos (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), Simba (opens in new tab), Casper (opens in new tab), Eve (opens in new tab), Wayfair (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), Casper (opens in new tab) and Eve (opens in new tab) got involved, with some of them offering 30 per cent off. Wayfair offered a huge £350 saving on a number of Silentnight mattresses (opens in new tab), 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.


Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...