There are always a host of tech deals on Black Friday - not least big discounts on TVs.
Savings advertised on televisions, Smart TVs and associated audio equipment are among the most popular deals among the big retailers.
And with Black Friday 2021 just around the corner here’s a look at what deals shoppers can expect on all the latest discounted TVs...
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US and Canada.
This year, the sales event will take place on Friday 26 November ahead of the online equivalent Cyber Monday 2021 three days later.
Black Friday is seen as the start of the festive shopping season with many people looking to grab deals before the Christmas celebrations kick in.
Retailers tend to go big on discounts and don’t necessarily wait for the official start either, often advertising deals from the end of October for the super organised shoppers.
TV deals to expect on Black Friday 2021
Black Friday 2021 TV deals from the leading retailers Amazon, Currys, Argos, and John Lewis are yet to be released.
Despite the pandemic, last year’s Black Friday proved to be one of the most fruitful for retailers with tech and TV a big sales driver.
Expect all the big brands from LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Phillips and more to have products on offer, including Smart TVs and 4K and 8K TVs.
One of last year’s top sellers, the LG 65NANO956NA, was discounted by £1,200, in anticipation of the 2021 model being released of the same 65" screen size.
There was a £200 discount off selected OLED and QLED TVs at Currys in 2019, with 2020 sales of 55" TVs would have stacked The Shard more than 187 times.
Tesco, meanwhile, advertised £100 savings on Toshiba 55” Smart UHD TVs and Sharp 40” Smart UHD TVs and in 2019 sold Google Home minis and Amazon Fire TV sticks at around half price.
Black Friday advice on shopping
With deals set to be released there is no better time than the present to get organised ahead of the sales season, especially if you have a particular purchase in mind.
In the meantime, however, here are five tips for shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
- Set that budget: With so much choice, it can be easy to get carried away if you don’t set yourself a spending limit. There will be plenty of tempting Black Friday deals and some heavily discounted by it could still be outside your budget. Set a budget and stick to it.
- Compare product prices: If you’re thinking of making a Black Friday purchase, now is the time to do your research - especially if you have a specific item in mind. See what the going rate is for the item and check competitors for comparison prices.
- Consider how you are paying: Credit cards give an extra layer of protection if things go wrong so it could be a good idea to use them to pay for items. But follow the first two steps and pay it off as quickly as possible. Don’t sit in debt if you don’t have to.
- Know your consumer rights: The Consumer Rights Act gives you protection in the first 30 days from the date of purchase. It says goods should be of satisfactory quality, fit to do the job intended, and last a reasonable length of time.
- Look at the big picture: Do you really need that item, or do you just want it? Will you use it regularly enough to warrant the asking price? Could you easily get by without it or make do with what you have already? Ask yourself the tough questions and be honest.
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