The Black Friday period is upon us, meaning some of the biggest high street stores are slashing prices on everything from fashion to furniture.
No longer just the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday now refers to both the day, the weekend and the following Monday, also known as Cyber Monday.
Last year, it saw some retailers having deals the week before too. But this year the pre-sale offers have started earlier than ever before, as Amazon begun its sale a whole month early. Keep up with the best early Amazon Black Friday deals in our guide. Other retailers, including Very, John Lewis & Partners, Superdrug, AO, Boots and O2 have also began much earlier too.
Curry’s PC World has also joined in on the action, unveiling its official Black Friday savings of up to 60 per cent across tech, laptops, TV’s and home appliances.
There’s big name brands included too, from Beats headphones to LG TV’s, Fitbit watches and everything in between.
Currys PC World has also revealed a “price promise” initiative, meaning it will match the price of products it finds stocked cheaper at other major retailers.
If you’re struggling to decide between two different laptop models or TVs that seem similar, the retailer will be running a service called ShopLive throughout the sale, a 24/7 video shopping resource allowing customers to chat to staff at Currys online.
Here, we we will be constantly updating the best deals throughout the run up to Black Friday, the main weekend and Cyber Monday.
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When is Black Friday 2020?
This year Black Friday will fall on Friday 27 November, and the event will run over the weekend until 30 November, which is Cyber Monday.
While the main event runs for a few days, we’re already experiencing the longest lead-up ever, as big brands and retailers have launched their early Black Friday deals weeks before the big day.
The best Currys PC World Black Friday deals
Dyson V8 Absolute extra cordless bagless vacuum cleaner – nickel and yellow: Was £399, now £299
This cordless vacuum cleaner is the time-saving tool to cover all floor types, it’s even got an extra hard floor head so it works just as well on kitchen tiles as carpets. It also converts to a handheld vacuum “in seconds”, and is certified allergy and asthma friendly. With up to 40 minutes of run time you’ll be able to have a good and proper clean before recharging. We found the Dyson V11 to be the Best Buy in our round-up of the best cordless vacuum cleaners, with the V7 also getting an honourable mention. Our reviewer said of the V7; “it manages to knock the socks off many of its competitors in terms of getting a deeper clean in quicker time.”
Nespresso by Magimix Vertuo next coffee machine – white: Was £149, now £74
This is a simple, easy to use and classic coffee machine that will give you a reliably good brew. No need to change the settings each time as every Vertuo pod is automatically recognised by the machine. The Nespresso Vertuo featured in our list of the best coffee machines, with our reviewer impressed at how easy it was to set up – “a quick rinse cycle and you’re away.” With the water heating up in seconds it makes for a speedy morning routine.
Samsung UE65TU7020KXXU 65 inch smart 4K ultra HD HDR LED TV: Was £699, now £499
Exclusive to Currys PC World, this TV promises pure colours, sharp contrast, and brilliant brightness. Already set up with one of the largest collections of content and catch-up apps including Apple TV, Netflix, and Disney+, you can start watching straight away. With a crystal display and high picture quality (2000 PQI), this is the big screen upgrade you’ve been looking for.
Nintendo Switch Lite, Animal Crossing and Minecraft bundle: Was £263.98, now £239
Though this may seem like a small saving, there are rarely deals on the hugely popular Nintendo Switch so take advantage of this Currys Black Friday bundle that includes the “New Horizons” Animal Crossing game and Minecraft. The pink console is designed perfectly for handheld play and compatible with any other games you may already own.
The Independent’s technology editor and avid gamer, Andrew Griffin, explains what makes the Switch such a great choice, whether you’re looking to update your gaming kit or shop for a loved one’s Christmas present.
“To get this out the way: the Switch is an entirely different proposition, but one that’s not worth ruling out,” he says. "The games are incredible, the console is packed with fun, and Nintendo have pulled out a stroke of genius all around. It has its downsides – the graphics and performance are nowhere near as futuristic and powerful as the other bigger consoles – but that’s what you get for it all fitting in a box you can throw in your bag and play on the move.”
Samsung RBT34T602ESA/EU/70/30 fridge freezer (silver): Was £649.99, now £449
You can save £200 on this Samsung fridge freezer which has 228l of fridge space and 112l of freezer space. It claims to be frost-free, and an alarm goes off if you leave it open by mistake and the temperature starts to dip which, if it works, is a seriously handy device to have in our book. A slightly different fridge freezer model, the Samsung RB29FWRNDS (with digital inverter) made it into our guide on fridge freezers, with the reviewer noting: “This fridge freezer’s components are especially nicely finished, down to the brushed steel exterior and the textured bases of the storage compartments,” so we’d hope for a similar quality on this one.
Canon EOS 4000D DSLR camera with EF-S 18-55mm: Was £499, now £399
The 18 megapixels Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera is kitted out with fast auto-focus, guided modes and filters, as well as HD photo quality. The wifi connectivity allows you to share your favourite snaps with friends and transfer your images across your devices without the use of cumbersome cords. Also featuring 27in LCD screen.
Ninja foodi OP300UK multi pressure cooker and air fryer: Was £199, now £149
Receiving high praise in our review of the best pressure cookers, our tester said this “is an absolutely brilliant piece of kit,” adding that it “does just about everything in the kitchen except take the bins out”.
“Where it really scores over other models is that its lid can also grill, bake or air fry contents,” she said. If that’s not reason enough, it’s currently 25 per cent off in the Black Friday sale. Prepare to serve up meals to perfection with minimal effort.
Samsung Galaxy buds – black: Was £119, now £89
With a battery life of up to nine hours, and sweat and water resistance, these buds are great for keen runners, or lovers of any sport for that matter. AKG tuned sound promises a crisp listening experience, and they’re compatible with both iOS and Android. Wireless earphones are notoriously pricey, but with 25 per cent off this already well-priced pair, they’re a great find.
Hisense HV671 C60UK full-size fully integrated dishwasher: Was £499, now £348
If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, the Black Friday sales are the perfect time to upgrade your old machine. This Hisense fully integrated dishwasher is currently reduced by £150 during the Currys Black Friday offers. It’s ideal for larger households with its 16 place settings and a quick wash time of 15 minutes while it includes features such as automatically opening the door when the cleaning cycle finishes to let steam out. The washer also falls in the highest energy efficiency class, helping your home become more environmentally friendly.
Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant – black: Was £45, now £34.99
Start your day off right with this smart clock from Lenovo, equipped with a voice controlled wifi speaker and clock, a 4in touchscreen and an alarm with that all-important snooze function. You can stream music and podcasts and even control all your smart home devices without leaving your bed via Google Assistant.
Ring video doorbell with chime: Was £229, now £149
Making your home more secure has never been easier, and Ring should be your go-to brand if you’re looking for peace of mind. This particular model featured in our review of the best doorbell cameras with our tester noting the “high-quality video” and the effect and easy to use Ring app.
Featuring two-way audio, you’ll also be able to tell the delivery person where to leave your parcel if you’re out. If you’ve been considering this nifty piece of kit, now’s the time to buy – with 35 per cent off, we don’t think you’ll find a better deal elsewhere.
Garmin Venu, light sand and rose gold: Was £329, now £229
Save an unmissable £100 on this smart watch in a chic light sand and rose gold colour. Receive smartphone notifications, make contactless payments and track health and fitness all from your wrist. With a battery life of up to five days, options to switch up the strap and download new faces from the Garmin Connect store, bluetooth connectivity for music on the go and ability to view workout videos, ensure you don’t miss out on this Black Friday deal from Currys.
JBL boombox portable bluetooth wireless speaker – black: Was £299, now £199
This is a boombox for serious music lovers, with a 24-hour battery life you can keep the party going all night. With its IPX7 water resistance certification, it’s also suitable for the beach, a picnic in the park, or even for some après on the slopes. With bass drivers, 60 watts of power and an outdoor sound-amplifying mode, this promises some heavy bass. There's currently over 30 per cent off, so invest now to enjoy later.
ASUS ZenBook UX425JA 14in laptop with Intel core i3, 256 GB SSD – grey: Was £699, now £598.89
A great all-rounder, this laptop has a beautiful looking screen thanks to its frameless NanoEdge display with 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. A great option for students, the trackpad is also a number pad so you can do quick maths without compromising what’s on your screen. With an outstanding battery life of up to 22 hours that only takes less than 50 minutes to charge up to 60 per cent, you won’t be caught out with a flat battery.
Huawei watch GT2 pro: Was £299, now £229
Featuring in our guide to the best smartwatches, this is the latest offering from Huawei, so we’re surprised to see it in the sale. When reviewing, our technology critic said: “The fitness tracking is comprehensive, working across 100 activities including triathlon and skiing.”
It also has a unique feature called route back, which tracks which route you’ve taken without using your phone. “Thanks to recording the way you came, if you do get lost, it can guide you the same way back to where you came from,” added our reviewer. A nifty piece of kit that would make a great Christmas present for any tech fan.
Kenwood K25MB20 solo microwave black: Was £170, now £69.99
In the market for a new microwave? Look no further than this deal where you will be saving more than £100. Cook, reheat and defrost with this versatile product which boasts six automatic cooking programs for specific food types, from popcorn to pizza.
LG OLED65GX6LA 65" Smart 4K HD HDR OLED TV with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa: Was £2999, now £2299
Like many other of the latest flatscreens, this has a slender high-quality display thanks to the 4K HD screen and OLED technology, which makes it look a world away from traditional backlit LED TVs.
With Alexa and Google Assistant built-in, it’s never been easier to browse the range of streaming services at your fingertips, including Disney+, Netflix, and Prime Video. With £700 off, you’ll want to snap this deal up quickly.
TASSIMO by Bosch Style TAS1102GB Coffee Machine - Black: Was £89.99, now £29
If you’re sick of instant coffee, add this affordable machine to your kitchen arsenal for a barista-style cup of Joe every morning. With a huge 68 per cent off, this has the ability to make 70 different types of coffee, an automatic shutoff function when you’re not using it and dishwasher safe parts, making it an absolute steal at this price. It’s compact too for even the smallest of kitchens.
LG SL8YG 3.1.2 Wireless Sound bar with Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant: Was £579.99, now £399
Save £130 on this LG SL8YG Wireless soundbar with Dolby Atmos & Google Assistant. The speakers support high-resolution sound and creates a cinematic viewing experience from the comfort of your sofa. Say goodbye to frantic searches for the remote with the Google assistant feature, you can simply ask your LG SL8Y to turn the volume up, play your party playlist, or pause the song.
Samsung Galaxy watch – Silver, 46 mm: Was £279, now £179
This is a more conventional looking smartwatch with a slick design, bright, colourful display and a range of watch faces that are highly realistic. The Galaxy watch 3 impressed our tester in our round-up of the best smartwatches who found that it worked well with Android and iPhone, but “most seamlessly of all with Samsung galaxy phones.”
Marshall Major III Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Black: Was £129, now £49
Drown out the noise and use these on-ear headphones for work and play that are compatible with iOS and Android devices. Features include a 30-hour battery life along with voice and volume control. You can use them via Bluetooth or plugged in too, whether you’re attending a Zoom meeting or going for a run.
Sony Bravia KD55A85BU 55" smart 4K ultra HD HDR OLED TV with Google Assistant: Was £1699, now £1299
If you love wildlife documentaries, films with epic landscapes or are glued to sport, this TV’s X1 ultimate processor provides the ultra-detailed picture you need. With Google Assistant built-in all you need to do is ask for your favourite show, and it’ll come right up. And this is one smart screen – the acoustic surface audio means the sound comes directly from where the action is happening, making this a highly immersive watching experience.
Kenwood kmix KMX760CH kitchen machine: Was £549, now £249
Make light work of whipping up a cake or kneading bread with this nifty retro-looking machine that does it all. Coming in a range of colours – choose from black, gold, pink or silver, it will make a stylish addition to your kitchen. There are six speed options, with an additional setting specifically for folding, which will take the pain out of making meringue. This is an excellent all-rounder, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one at a lower price point. It’s also available in rose gold with £300 off to sprinkle some luxury in to your baking.
Shark Flexology True Pet Anti Hair Wrap IZ251UKTDB Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - Black: Was £549, now £349
Save £200 on this vacuum cleaner that will come in particularly handy if you have pets that are constantly shedding hair on your carpets and hard floors. It’s a brand that’s featured previously in our review of the best pet vacuum cleaners that tackle hair and dirt with ease.
Promising 120 minutes of running time, it has a motorised attachment that can help lift pet hairs from floors to furniture, and its anti-wrap technology will stop the brush-roll getting clogged up. It can also switch to a handheld unit to help you tackle harder-to-reach areas such as stairs or the inside of your car.
Beats Solo 3 headphones: Was £179, now £125
This pair can automatically connect to all your devices via Bluetooth, whether you’re using it on your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Offering up to 40 hours of battery life, it claims a five minute charge will provide three hours of playback, so you’ll never have to worry about running out of juice.
The on-ear cups are adjustable too and designed for hours of wear, while the controls on either side can allow you to take calls, play music and adjust the volume.
Hotpoint NSWR 742U WK UK N 7 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine - White: Was £299, now £219
While not the most exciting buy, a washing machine is an essential that you'll get plenty of use from, so it’s worth investing in while this one is on offer, as it has over £80 off.
It promises to wash a full load of laundry in just 45 minutes with a rapid option that allows you to reduce the wash time of smaller loads if you’re in a rush. There are 16 programs to choose from, which can wash your delicates, woollen items and everyday bits and pieces. It’s also a brand that’s featured in our review of the best washing machines.
Dell Insprion 15 3000 15.6in Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5, 256 GB SSD, Black: Was £599, now £479
Dell topped our review of the best high-end laptops for working from home, so rest assured it is a brand to have on your radar. This particular model allows you to get your phone calls, notifications and messages from your smartphone on your laptop, so you don’t need to switch between screens. The AMD Ryzen 5 can easily tackle every day tasks such streaming movies and browsing online. Its battery life claims to last eight and a half hours on a full charge, and the anti-glare screen can prevent any disruptions to your work.
LG GSL460ICEV American-Style Fridge Freezer - Dark Graphite: Was £1,199, now £849
This American-style fridge freezer has 591I of capacity, so is sure to fit all your weekly shops. There’s also an ice-water and ice cube dispenser, and a moist balance crisper that maintains the correct level of moisture so food such as lettuce doesn't end up soggy. You can also pair the fridge to your phone via the LG ThinQ app in case there is ever a problem and you need quick advice.
HP 14s-dq1505sa 14" Laptop - Intel Core i7, 512 GB SSD, Silver: Was £699, now £599
With an Intel Core i7 processor for speedy work, this HP laptop claims to offer over 10 hours of use from a single charge and has a HD webcam for all your Zoom calls. It has 8GB of storage and Bluetooth to provide you with an easy connection to your headphones and smartphone. The HP elite dragonfly model also appeared in our review of the best high-end laptops too.
Audio pro BT5 Bluetooth speaker in black: Was £129.99, now £79.99
Save £49 on this stylish Bluetooth speaker, housed in a sleek wooden case with fabric grill, with both Bluetooth and AUX connections. Compact and powerful at 131 x 250 x 150 mm, it delivers 40 W of dynamic sound and needs to be plugged into a socket.
Huawei MatePad T10s 10.1" Tablet - 64 GB, Blue: Was £210, now £180
This is a great budget tablet for watching videos and playing games – with minimal bezels you get an uninterrupted full HD screen to enjoy, and the dual speakers on either side are designed to give rich symmetrical sound. The Huawei MatePad uses basic Android instead of Google which means the range of apps is more limited, however Huawei's equivalents are growing fast and they currently have 81,000 apps available.
How to get the best Currys Black Friday deals
You can create a personalised Black Friday Wish List on Currys' website where you’ll be able to keep an eye on your most wanted tech products throughout the weekend.
If you’re worried about price differences between retailers, Currys is a wise choice thanks to its Price Match Promise.
Last year it matched the prices of high street retailers like John Lewis & Partners and Argos, but it has also been known to match prices on Amazon too.
If you find a product you’ve bought cheaper elsewhere, you have seven days to contact Curry’s to be refunded the difference.
How long will the Black Friday deals last?
Black Friday 2019 was the longest running event to date, which saw sales covering more than two weeks.
As Amazon has already started its Black Friday deals, last year has already been topped, with other retailers like Boots and Superdrug following suit.
For a full list of stores expected to get involved, we’ve rounded them up here, and they range from fashion, homewares, tech, beauty and gaming brands, such as Asos, AO, BT, John Lewis & Partners and M&S.
It’s the ideal time to start your Christmas shopping and treat yourself along the way or tick off those less exciting, but necessary purchases such as sofas, TV’s and home devices.
Read more on Black Friday 2020
How to get the best Black Friday deals this year – When the sale starts, how to get the best savings, and how to prepare
Best Amazon Black Friday deals – There will be millions of deals, so check in here for our pick of the best
Best John Lewis & Partners Black Friday deals – With great deals on fashion, beauty, tech, kids and homewares it will be a go-to for many
Best Argos Black Friday deals – Covering everything from kids to homewares and fitness to DIY
Best Apple Black Friday deals – The tech giant is notorious for not participating in Black Friday, so how can you find deals on Apple products? Find out in our guide
Best Black Friday tech deals – Whether it’s a new phone contract or noise-cancelling headphones, you’ll find the best deal here
Best Black Friday TV deals – Update your at-home cinema experience without paying full price with our featured deals
Best Black Friday laptop deals – There’s hundreds of pounds to be saved on laptops from big-name brands such as Apple, Microsoft and HP
Best Black Friday gaming deals – Struggling to choose which console to buy, or after a new controller or game? Here's our expert guide
Best Black Friday home appliances deals – Now’s the time to upgrade your vacuum cleaner or coffee machine
Best Black Friday fashion deals – Whether its a pair of boots or a coat, treat yourself to new season essentials
Best Black Friday beauty deals – Stock up on your favourites across make-up, skincare, haircare and fragrance
Best Black Friday kids’ toys deals – Get your Christmas shopping done and dusted, with deals from Disney, Lego, Playmobil and more
Best Black Friday mattress deals – Rest easy with big discounts for brands such as Emma, Eve Sleep and Simba
Best Black Friday furniture deals – There's no need to wait until the January sale to get a bargain sofa, wardrobe or armchair
The stores taking part in Black Friday – Our predictions based on last year, which we’ll be updating as the deals begin