The countdown to Black Friday is officially on. With just one day to go, it’s time to get your shopping lists ready. During the mammoth weekend of deals, you can enjoy discounts on everything from TVs, tech and laptops to home appliances, mattresses and beauty products.
What began as a one-day shopping event in the US, has expanded into a weekend-long period, ending on the following Monday, aka Cyber Monday.
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Every year, however, the shopping bonanza gets bigger and bigger as more brands participate and greater discounts are unveiled. Much to our delight, this year, big-ticket retailers including Amazon, Currys, AO, Very, Nespresso and Simba have all kicked off their sales early with plenty of stellar deals available to shop right now.
Dyson is also known for its impressive deals during Black Friday, both on its own website and via third-party stockists such as Amazon, John Lewis & Partners, Very and Argos, across its corded, cordless and handheld vacuum cleaners.
Luckily for you, it has launched some of its Black Friday deals ahead of the big day, which we’ve detailed below. You’ll certainly want to Hoover these up fast.
The best early Dyson Black Friday deals
Dyson V8 animal: Was £299, now £199, Currys.co.uk
Calling all pet owners, this nifty vacuum is reduced to less than £200 right now. While we’re yet to review this exact model, the similar Dyson V11 animal (£499, Ao.com) took the top spot in our guide to the best pet vacuum cleaners. Our writer praised its weight, which makes it “easy to use all over the home” (the V8 is actually lighter), and its superb suction, clearing up “even the most matted sections of animal hair in just one sweep”. As discounts on Dyson vacuums are popular, we think this will sell out fast, so add it to your basket now.
Dyson V7 absolute vacuum cleaner: Was £299, now £199, Ao.com
When reviewing this model, our tester found that it sucked up “fine dust and pet hair effortlessly”, and noted that the filtration is on par with the V11 absolute (was £599, now £499, Dyson.co.uk), Dyson’s much more advanced vacuum cleaner. It also charges relatively quickly (it takes three and a half hours) and does a good job across various floor types. It’s an ideal investment if you’re just dipping your toes into the world of cordless vacuum cleaners.
Dyson V11 absolute cordless vacuum cleaner: Was £599, now £439.99, Argos.co.uk
Argos has slashed the price of this V11 absolute vacuum by £160 in its Black Friday sale. The appliance came out on top when we compared it to the Dyson V7 model in our review, with our tester saying it “is the best cordless vacuum we’ve tried and moreover, is quite unlike anything else on the market”. They added: “It lasts longer on a single run, is more automated and has more features… In short, the V11 is the crème-de-la-crème of cordless vacs.” It’s a no brainer really.
Dyson V10 cyclone animal extra cordless vacuum cleaner: Was £449.99, now £299.99, Argos.co.uk
Save £150 right now on Dyson’s V10 animal extra, the ideal tool if you have four-legged friends running around your home. It featured in our guide to the best cordless vacuum cleaners, with our writer noting that it’s “easy to move along carpets and wooden floors, while the max setting has incredible suction”. They also praised it for its impressive ability to pick up animal hair from carpets and upholstery and said that “its direct-drive cleaner head best for this job”. We’d say this is a must-have for busy households.
What is Black Friday?
Typically it begins on the day after Thanksgiving and finishes on the following Monday.
What’s the history of Black Friday?
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Black Friday began, but it’s believed the term was first used by police officers in Philadelphia in the early 1960s. They used it to refer to the chaotic traffic that happened the day after Thanksgiving. It was also allegedly coined by American retailers who were the most profitable during the Christmas period, which when recorded on their financial records, marked them going from the red “into the black”.
As social media took off in the Noughties, viral videos of American shoppers rushing into stores to find the biggest deals became common, and UK retailers began to take notice.
Amazon launched the first UK Black Friday promotion in 2010, and since then, it’s become a major fixture for UK retailers, with more participating every year.
When is Black Friday 2021?
For 2021, Black Friday falls on 26 November and spans across the entire weekend to finish on the following Monday.
Dyson products, particularly its vacuum cleaners, are often reduced on the brand’s own website, but other stockists are also likely to offer discounts.
Amazon is one of the biggest Dyson retailers and also boasts the largest Black Friday sale. In 2020, it launched its deals in early November, making its event two weeks longer than its 2019 sale. Similarly, John Lewis & Partners kicked off its sale in advance on 23 November.
It’s expected that both retailers will follow a similar format this year, so it’s likely you will find discounts across Dyson products earlier than on the big day itself.
Dyson also has a dedicated page for its Black Friday information and deals, so make sure you keep it bookmarked in your browser.
What is Cyber Monday?
Traditionally it was exclusively for online deals at the tail end of the Black Friday sale, hence the name. But in 2020, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the majority of retailers encouraged customers to shop online rather than in-store leading to most deals being found online.
It’s also possible to find savings on items you may have missed out on during Black Friday.
What’s the best way to get a Black Friday 2021 deal?
As Dyson sells big-ticket items such as vacuum cleaners, we’d recommend checking the guarantees beforehand, as well as checking the return policies of Dyson stockists, as this may vary from the brand’s own.
Places such as John Lewis & Partners and Amazon often make checkout faster and easier if you have an account registered with them. This is free and is a good way to have all your delivery details stored when you go to place an order, rather than having to enter them each time you purchase something.
Retailers also often grant access to their early bird sales and discount codes through their newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up to them before the Black Friday weekend starts.
But, we’ve also spotted that a number of brands and retailers are getting ready for the big weekend by prepping their landing pages. And Dyson is one of them, assuring us that the discounts are coming soon. Argos, The White Company, Gtech, John Lewis & Partners and Currys have similarly jumped on the bandwagon, which only adds to our excitement.
Tips for shopping the Dyson Black Friday 2021 sale
Firstly, make a list and don’t stray from it. It’s easy to get sucked in by the thousands of deals on offer, but you may end up with impulse purchases of things you don’t need or may later want to return.
Secondly, check the RRP prices of items on your shopping list ahead of the Black Friday, so you can see if it really is a good bargain or not.
Our dedicated team here at IndyBest will also be on hand to help you navigate through the shopping bonanza, so make sure you bookmark this page and our Black Friday section to be in the know at all times.
Also, retailers such as Amazon and John Lewis & Partners allow you to create wish lists of items you plan to buy – we’d definitely recommend making one as when the sales start, you can then go straight to checkout and avoid browsing through pages of deals.
Amazon also offers unlimited next-day delivery for Prime members, so if you haven’t already subscribed, we’d recommend signing up, as it also gives you access to Amazon Music, Prime Video and thousands of audiobooks.
What were the best Dyson Cyber Monday deals last year?
In 2020, the now discontinued Dyson V8 absolute extra was discounted at Currys from £399.99 to £299.99, making an impressive saving of £100.
Another item that was included in the sale was the Dyson lightcycle floor light (£649.99, Dyson.co.uk) that saw a huge reduction from £649.99 to £499.99.
Perfect as a nightlight or for working from home, it cleverly adjusts to the surrounding light and helps reduce eye strain thanks to its glare protection and low optical flicker. You can manage the settings via the Dyson Link app too.
Where can I find the best Black Friday 2021 deals?
IndyBest is bringing your the best deals and discounts throughout the run-up to Black Friday and through to Cyber Monday, so make sure this page is bookmarked for all the Dyson savings that will be on offer.
Dyson has already revealed some of its Black Friday offers, as explained above, but we are expecting more deals to drop from the appliance giant, as well as from other third-party retailers. Currys is currently offering the same discount as Dyson on the v11 absolute (was £599, now £449, Currys.co.uk) if you’d prefer to shop there.
Similarly, we’ve spotted that the Dyson small ball animal 2 (£179.99, Argos.co.uk) is currently on offer. The vacuum cleaner usually retails at £249.99 on the brand’s website, meaning you’ll be saving a whopping 28 per cent. It’s a no-brainer if you can’t wait for the big shopping bonanza.
For all the information on the best deals across all the participating retailers, read our guide to the Black Friday sale, and what to expect from the 2021 sale weekend.
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