We’ve got to the time of the year where the clocks go back, nights are drawing in and temperate drop, and that means only one thing in the shopping world – no, not Christmas, but Black Friday. 

The pre-Christmas sales are probably the best of the year where the high street and websites slash prices on everything from fashion, tech, furniture and homewares. 

The event began as just the first Friday after Thanksgiving, but it’s increased in length and now lasts much longer than that, with some retailers beginning some deals as early as October. But the main event usually starts the week before Black Friday and runs to the following Monday, known as Cyber Monday. 

As soon as the deals are released, we’ll be on the hunt for the best offers and featuring them here, so be sure to check back in to see them. For now, we’ve predicted what deals the biggest retailers will be offering this year, with advice on how to prepare for their sales.

Our IndyBest team has hand-picked every deal featured here. We may earn some commission from the links in this article, but our selections have been made independently and without bias. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent.

John Lewis & Partners

What makes John Lewis & Partners one of the best places to shop this Black Friday is its commitment to being Never Knowingly Undersold.

This means that it continually checks and compares its prices against high street competitors’ prices every day, even during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

Last year, the retailer launched its Black Friday sale a week before the big day, and it’s following suit for 2019 as the deals are once again launched a week ahead of the main event.

Tech deals from John Lewis & Partners 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Tablet – was £999, now £779

Beats Studio 3 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones – was £299.95, now £199 

Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell – was £229, now £149

Fujifilm X-A5 Compact System Camera – was £449, now £349

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) 10.1“ Tablet ​ – was £189, now £149

Dell Inspiron 15 3585 Laptop, silver – £499.95, now £399.95

Apple Watch Series 3, GPS, 38mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Sport Band, Black – was £279, now £199

2019 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case – was £199, now £184

Google Nest Wi-Fi Router with One Google Nest Wi-Fi Point Add-on Wi-Fi Extender – was £239, now £199

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II Bridge Camera – was £799.99, now £599

ASUS VivoBook 14 X420UA-EK019T Laptop, silver – was £399.99, now £279.99

Apple 2019 MacBook Pro 13.3″, space grey – was £1,395, now £1,345 and include Apple TV+ free for a year

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Intel Core i7 Processor, Platinum – was £1,548.10, now £1,329

GoPro HERO8 Black Camcorder, 4K Ultra HD, Bundle with Shorty Grip, Head Strap Mount, SD Card & Additional Battery – was £429.99, now £329.99

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Intel Core i5 Processor, Platinum – was £1,269, now £1,099

Dell Inspiron 14 5490 Laptop – was £849.95, now £699.95

HP 24-f1009na All-in-One Desktop PC – was £749.95, now £549.95

Dell Inspiron 13 7391 Convertible Laptop – was £999.95, now £899.95

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Tablet, Android ​– was £379, now £329 and 3 year guarantee included

Apple 2019 iPad 10.2 – was £479, now £449

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ Tablet​ – was £249, now £209

Google Home Mini Hands-Free Smart Speaker, Chalk – was £29, now £19

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker, Dusk – was £129.99, now £99.99

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling QC35 II Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth NFC Headphones – was £299, now £249

Naim Audio Mu-so Qb Wireless Bluetooth Music System with Apple AirPlay, Spotify Connect & TIDAL Compatibility – was £649, now £495

TV deals from John Lewis & Partners

Samsung The Frame (2019) QLED Art Mode TV with No-Gap Wall Mount, 49 – was £1,499, now £999

Samsung The Serif (2019) QLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 49″  – was £1,199, now £949

Sony Bravia KD55AG8 (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55″, Black – was £1,799, now £1,299

Sony Bravia KD55XG9505 (2019) LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55″,  Black – was £1,398, now £999

Sony Bravia KD77AG9 (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 77″ with Freeview HD – was £6,999, now £5,999

LG OLED55B9PLA (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55″, Silver​ – was £1,299, now £1,099

LG OLED55E9PLA (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55“, Black – was £1,999, now £1,799

Panasonic TX-55GZ950B (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55″, Graphite & Black – was £1,499, now £1,299

Panasonic TX-55GZ1500B (2019) OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55”, Graphite & Black – was £1,999, now £1,699

Philips 55PUS8804 (2019) LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 55”, Silver – was £999, now £849

Philips 50PUS7394 (2019) LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Android TV, 50”, Silver – was £669, now £549

Home appliances deals from John Lewis & Partners

Dyson V8 Animal Complete Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £399, now £299

Vitamix Reconditioned Professional Series 750 Blender – was £499, now £379

Miele Complete C3 Series 120 PowerLine Vacuum Cleaner, Petrol – was £249, now £179

Kärcher FC3 Premium Cordless Hard Floor Cleaner – was £299.99, now £219.99

Kenwood kMix KMX750 Stand Mixer – was £349.99, now £249.99

Samsung WW80J5456FX/EU ecobubble Freestanding Washing Machine – was £499, now £369

AEG L6FBI842N Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White – was £519, now £349

iRobot Roomba 980 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Black / Brown – was £699.99, now £549.99

Bosch WAN28201GB Freestanding Washing Machine, 8kg Load, A+++ Energy Rating, 1400rpm Spin, White – was £429 now £349

KitchenAid Artisan 4.8L Stand Mixer, Candy Apple Red – was £500, now £299

Kenwood Chef XL Sense Special Edition Food Mixer, Pearl – was £549, now £349

Sage Oracle Touch Fully Automatic Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine, Black Truffle – was £1,949.95, now £1,599

Toys deals from John Lewis & Partners

Playmobil 3911 Porsche 911 Carrera S​ – 30 per cent off, now £25.75

LEGO Creator 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – 20 per cent off, now £103.99

John Lewis & Partners My First Scooter, Pink – 30 per cent off, now £34.30

John Lewis & Partners Wooden Leckford Doll’s House – 20 per cent off, now £80

Playmobil Ghostbusters Fire House Headquarters Play Set – 30 per cent off, now £51.44

LEGO Star Wars 75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon – 15 per cent off, now £584.67

Garmin vivofit jr. 2, Adjustable Disney Frozen 2, Anna Activity Tracker and Watch for Children – was £79.99, now £59.99

Garmin vivofit jr. 2, Adjustable Marvel Spider-Man Activity Tracker and Watch for Children – was £79.99, now £59.99

LEGO Creator 10261 Roller Coaster – 25 per cent off – now £224.99

LEGO Creator 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 – 20 per cent off – £103.99

Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter, 2-5 years, pink – 20 per cent off – £66.36

John Lewis & Partners Battleship Game – 20 per cent off – £9.60

Argos

One of the best places to visit if you’re looking for discounts on a variety of goods, Argos has offers on everything from televisions to laptops and kids’ toys.

You can sign up the its emailing list to get the news on deals first, and visit Argos’ Black Friday deals page here, where you can also see its current offers.

If you’re looking to buy big ticket items, or lots of cheaper ones, you have the option of signing up for an Argos card, which has credit plans ranging from three to 12 months.

Tech deals from Argos

Xbox One X 1TB Console & Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Bundle – was £449.99, now £304.99

Hitachi 50 Inch 50HK25T74U Smart 4K LED HDR TV – was £369.99, now £249.99

Apple Watch S3 2018 GPS 38mm – was £279, now £199

Beats by Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones Decade Edit – was £139.95, now £119.95

Apple AirPods with Charging Case (2nd Generation) – was £159, now £139

GoPro HERO7 White CHDHB-601-RW Action Camera – was £149.99, now £129.99

iPad 2019 7th Gen 10.2in 32GB – was £349, now £299

Google Nest Hub – was £119, now £59

Amazon Echo Show 5 – was £79.99, now £49.99

Amazon Fire 8 Inch – was £129.99, now £84.99

Marshall Action II Bluetooth Speaker – was £219.99, now £139.99

JLab JBuds Air True Wireless Headphones – Black – was £49.99, now £34.99

Samsung 55 Inch UE55RU7020 Smart 4K HDR LED TV – was £420, now £399

Swann DVR4-4580V 1080P CCTV Camera System – 4 Pack – was £429.97, now £229.99

iPhone 6s Plus 32GB Mobile Phone SIM-free, silver – was £349, now £299

SIM Free Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB – Prism Black – was £649, now £549

Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Chime Bundle – was £189, now £119

TP-Link Deco M4 AC1200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Twin Pack – was £99.99, now £74.99

Samsung Galaxy 42mm Smart Watch – Rose Gold – was £279, now £179

Huawei P30 Pro 128GB Mobile Phone – Aurora Blue, sim-free – was £799.95, now £649.95

JAM Hang Around Bluetooth Speaker – Black – was £39.99, now £29.99

EZVIZ Full HD Wi-Fi Outdoor Security Camera + Siren/Strobe – was £99.99, now £74.99

Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock – Satin Nickel – was £109.99, now £94.99

Google Chromecast – Charcoal – was £30, now £20

Roku Express 2017 HD Streaming Media Player – was £24.99, now £17.99

Epson EcoTank ET-2710 Wireless Printer, Unlimited Print Card – was £219.99, now £169.99

Lenovo E10 10 Inch 16GB Tablet – Black – was £99.99, now £79.99

Panasonic 49 Inch TX-49GS352B Smart Full HD LED TV – was £349, now £279

Laptop deals from Argos

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 15.6 Inch Pentium 4GB 128GB Laptop -Grey – was £299.99, now £199.99

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6in Ryzen5 8GB 256GB FHD Laptop -Blue – was £499.99, now £349.99

Lenovo IdeaPad S130 11.6 Inch Celeron 4GB 64GB Cloudbook – was £199.99, now £119.99

Acer Aspire 3 15.6in i5 8GB 2TB Laptop – was £499.99, now £399.99

Acer Aspire 3 15.6in i3 8GB 1TB Laptop – was £449.99, now £319.99

Home appliance deals from Argos

Dyson V7 Motorhead Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £299, now £199.99

NutriBullet 5 Piece Nutritional Blender – was £59.99, now £39.99

Ninja Health Grill and Air Fryer with Dehydrator – was £199.99, now £149.99

KitchenAid 5KSM125BCU Artisan Stand Mixer – Silver – was £499.99, now £279.99

SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker – was £99.99, now £49.99

KenwoodKM280 Prospero with Blender – was £179.99, now £99.99

KitchenAid Artistan Stand Mixer – was £499.99, now £279.99

De’Longhi Motivo Espresso Coffee Machine – was £99.99, now £64.99

Bush MSBSNFWTDB American Fridge Freezer – Black – was £519.99, now £399.99

Dyson V8 Animal Complete Cordless Vacuum Cleaner – was £399.99, now £299.99

Bush MSBSNFWTDB American Fridge Freezer – Black – was £519.99, now £399.99

Shark DuoClean 2 Battery HEPA Cordless Pet Vacuum Cleaner – was £479.99, now £299.99

Toys deals from Argos

20 per cent off Star Wars, Marvel and Frozen toys with code ‘STAR20’ at checkout. Visit the toys deals page for more.

Peppa Pig World of Peppa Playset – was £80, now £50

Chad Valley Lights and Sounds Construction Playset – was £40, now £20

Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 RV Friends 6 Pack Figures – was £70, now £45

Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Magical Palace – was £49.99, now £34.99

Pokemon Ultimate Multi Figure Pack – was £35, now £17.50

Playmobil City Life Animal Zoo – was £90, now £45

Hot Wheels City Volcano Set – was £90, now £45

Barbie Limo and 4 dolls – was £120, now £60

Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme – was £135, now £67.50

Marvel Titan Hero Series Mega Collection 11-pack​ – was £80, now £60

Marvel Avengers: Endgame Nerf Captain America Assembler – was £24, now £19

furReal Roarin’ Ivory the Playful Tiger – was £120, now £60

furReal Chatty Charlie, the Barkin’ Beagle – was £27.50, now £13.75

Flying Fairy Tinkerbell – was £30, now £15

Disney Princess Creative Art Set – was £30, now £15

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Currys PC World

Currys will be discounting games consoles like the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and PS4 Pro. 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, Argos and even Amazon.

This year, the retailer is offering a “Black Friday price guarantee”, where if you buy something now and the price is lower on Black Friday, then it will refund you the difference. 

You can create a personalised Black Friday Wish List on Currys’ deals website where you’ll be able to keep an eye on your most wanted tech products throughout the whole sale period.

Tech deals from Currys PC World

Apple AirPods with Charging Case – was £159, now £138

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab A 10.1“ Tablet (2019), Evo Plus microSD Memory Card & Smart Cover Bundle – 32 GB​ – was £233.99, now £149

MICROSOFT Limited Edition Gears 5 Xbox One X – was £449, now £299

SONY HT-S350 2.1 Wireless Sound Bar – was £299, now £149

Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Black & Nest Mini Charcoal Bundle ​– was £138.99, now £74.99

SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch – Silver, 46 mm – was £299, now £199

Google Home Mini – Chalk – was £49, now £19

Google Home Mini – Charcoal – was £49, now £19

SONY BRAVIA KD55XG8096BU 55“ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV with Google Assistant – was £749, now £579​

NINTENDO Switch & Pokemon Shield Bundle – was £329.99, now £319

Samsung UE65RU7020KXXU 65“ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV – was £749, now £599

NINTENDO Switch & Pokemon Sword Bundle – was £329.99, now £319

LG OLED65E9PLA 65“ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV with Google Assistant – was £3,499, now £2,499

Samsung UE43RU7020KXXU 43“ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV – was £397, now £329

Fitbit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker Lilac & Google Nest Mini Chalk Bundle – was £128.99, now £74.99

CANON EOS 4000D DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 III & EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III Lens – was £499, now £349

Home appliance deals from Currys PC World

DELONGHI ECAM23.460 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine ​– was £699, now £349

Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Bagless Vacuum Cleaner – Nickel & Iron – was £399, now £299

SHARK DuoClean Powered Lift-Away True Pet Anti Hair Wrap AZ910UKT Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Rose Gold – was £369, now £199

HOOVER HL 1682D3 NFC 8 kg 1600 Spin Washing Machine, White – was £349, now £219

Krups Vertuo Plus XN903840 Coffee Machine – was £179, now £75

RANGEMASTER Kitchener KCH90DFFBL/C Dual Fuel Range Cooker – was £1,399, now £999

DYSON AM09 Hot & Cool Fan Heater – White Nickel – was £399, now £299

Hotpoint WMFUG942PUK SMART Washing Machine – White – was £349, now £289

BREVILLE Curve VKT118 Jug Kettle – Grey & Rose Gold – was £79.99, now £35

BREVILLE Curve VTT912 4-Slice Toaster – Granite Grey – was £79.99, now £35

HOTPOINT WMFUG942PUK SMART Washing Machine – White – was £349, now £289

LG GSL961PZBV American-Style Fridge Freezer – was £1,299, now £849

NESPRESSO by De’Longhi Lattissima One EN500.BK Coffee Machine – Black – was £219, now £134

Laptop deals from Currys PC World

HP 15s-fq1505sa 15.6“ Laptop – Intel Core i5, 256 GB – was £549, now £399

HP Pavilion 14-ce3501sa 14“ Laptop – Intel Core i5, 512 GB SSD, Silver​ – was £649, now £499

ASUS C202 11.6“ Intel Celeron Chromebook – was £249, now £129

DELL Inspiron 15 3000 15.6“ AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop – 256 GB SSD, Silver – was £599, now £399

HP Pavilion 14-ce3520sa 14“ Laptop – Intel Core i7, 512 GB SSD, Silver – was £649, now £499

LENOVO S340 14“ Intel Celeron™ Chromebook – 64 GB eMMC, Black – was £299, now £179

LENOVO IdeaPad S145-15IWL 15.6“ Intel Core i3 Laptop – 128 GB SSD, Grey – was £399, now £299

ACER Nitro 5 AN515-54 Intel Core i5 GTX 1050 Gaming Laptop – 512 GB SSD – was £699, now £599

HP 15s-fq1512sa 15.6“ Laptop – Intel Core i7, 256 GB SSD, Silver – was £679, now £529


When is Black Friday?

As the sale falls on November 29 this year, there’s less than a month for shoppers to find deals before Christmas.

But Black Friday deals – on the high street and online – begin long before the actual day, from anywhere between the week before to as early as mid October. Last year, Amazon’s Black Friday deals ran for 10 days.

Read more on Black Friday 2019

How to get the best Black Friday deals this year – When the sale starts, how to get the best savings and which brands are taking part

Best Amazon Black Friday deals – Last year the online retailer’s Black Friday sale was over a week long, here’s our guide on how to get prepared and our deal predictions

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 laptop deals – Looking for a new laptop but unsure where to start? The Independent’s tech critic David Phelan has shared some advice on what to look out for before the big sale

Best Black Friday kids’ toys and gifts deals – From Star Wars Lego to Amazon fire tablets, here’s our predictions for the biggest discounts this year

Best Black Friday console deals – Struggling to choose which console to buy, or wanting to find the best offers? Here’s our expert gaming guide

Best Black Friday fashion and beauty deals – Get your wish lists at the ready, your favourite retailers are set to offer huge discounts this year

Best furniture Black Friday deals – There’s no need to wait until the January sale to bag a bargain sofa, here’s our predictions on the best furniture discounts 

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