With every passing day, the unofficial bargain-hunter’s holiday Black Friday draws ever near. One online retailer that you can always count on to bring its A-game is none other than Amazon.
Not content with slashing prices in its Prime Day sales earlier this year, the retail giant uses Black Friday as a further opportunity to offer incredible products to customers at jaw-dropping prices. Held just before the official start of the Christmas shopping period, these offers are tough to resist.
Amazon’s Black Friday sales tend to start a little earlier than the actual day, which this year will be on November 26.
A US import, Black Friday traditionally takes place the day after Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. Once the turkey has been demolished, the folks across the pond go bargain-hunting at some of the world’s best-known retailers and labels. It culminates in style on Cyber Monday, traditionally a time to snap up tech of all descriptions.
With the pandemic forcing people to stay at home last year, more retailers than ever held sales virtually. Though shops have since reopened and most restrictions have fallen away, experts predict the zeal for shopping Black Friday sales online will continue. Why battle the crowds and fight over shelves when it can all come to your fingertips from the comfort of home?
Amazon is ahead of the game in terms of online shopping, having been exclusively online since its inception in founder Jeff Bezos’ garage in 1994.
Whether you’re on a mission to tick off your Christmas shopping list, or want an excuse to get that tech you’ve been eyeing up all year, the Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday offer the perfect opportunity to pounce.
What Black Friday deals have Amazon done in the past?
Amazon shed major pounds off the prices of its own products, like Echo, Kindle and Fire devices, and there were plenty of deals to be had across gaming (consoles and bundles), 4K and OLED TVs, home appliances of all kinds, fragrances, food and drink, and leading beauty brands.
What Black Friday deals will Amazon have this year?
Expect more of the same this year, with particular emphasis on its home security products, such as the Ring video doorbell.
Big players like Google, Simba, Fitbit and L’Oreal can be relied upon to make deep, deep discounts to their best selling products - at up to 70 per cent off in some cases.
While the official Black Friday offers are yet to be revealed, Amazon runs daily deals and flash sales on its site.
They change all the time, so you never know when a bargain could be lurking.
We’ve gathered some of the finest looking offers below:
Daewoo AVS1302 Bluetooth Portable Karaoke Machine - was: £149.99, now: £97.49
Xiaomi Mi Watch Beige – Smart Sport Watch - was: £119, now: £73.99
HOMCOM High-Back Gaming Chair - was: £59.99, now: £44.99
COMFEE’ RCZ46BG1(E) 43L Beer Fridge with Glass Door - was: £139.99, now: £109.99
Shark Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner [ICZ160UK] Anti Hair Wrap, Single Battery, Blue - was: £399.99, now: £249.99
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Servin Up Fun Food Truck - was: £109.99, now: £89.44
Melissa, Doug Snacks, Sweets Food Cart - was: £194.99, now: £139.99
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream - was: £150, now: £105
TCL 43P610K 43-Inch 4K Smart TV 3.0 Ultra HD - was: £329, now: £259
Philips Essential Air Fryer Extra Large with Rapid Air Technology for Healthy Cooking - was: £230, now: £191.28
ORSKEY Dash Cam Front and Rear 1080P Full HD - was: £79.99, now: £47.99
Tomshin-e Solar Lantern Light Outdoor Hanging Garden Lights - was: £42.99, now: £19.98
DEWINNER Garden Tool Set, Hand Tool Gift Kit - was: £56.99, now: £29.99
Philips Sonicare DailyClean 3100 Electric Toothbrush - was: £69.99, now: £49.98
Reasons to shop Amazon’s Black Friday sale
The great thing about Amazon’s Black Friday sale is that you can shop a multitude of brands all in one place with easy delivery, especially if you’re a Prime member.
If you haven’t signed up yet, annual membership costs just £79 and along with Prime delivery, gives you access to Amazon’s worlds of video content, music, books, image storage and more. Deliveroo Plus is now also a perk of membership!