Black Friday is arguably the biggest shopping event in the UK, which consistently delivers shopping mayhem, dramatic headlines, and an onslaught of deals. This is likely to continue in 2019, and IGN are going to be covering it all the way.
IGN Black Friday 2019 Central Deals Hub and Our Other PagesFrom now until the end of Black Friday, we will be updating our specific ‘best Black Friday deal pages’ on TVs, gaming, Amazon and Currys PC World, so you can find the deals you want more easily.
However, this page will be IGN’s Black Friday 2019 central deals hub, and is the page that will be constantly updated throughout the month of November and Cyber Monday, with the best of the best deals from every category as soon as they come out.
Demand for the best deals is so high that often they’re out of stock as soon as you see them, so bookmark this page and check back frequently to avoid missing out.
The Best Deals from Currys PC World’s ‘Why Wait’ Sale
On Currys PC World
Sale Ends 21st November
Currys PC World has begun their pre-Black Friday ‘Why Wait’ sale today. The best thing about this sale is that you don’t need to worry if prices drop lower in two weeks for Black Friday, as Currys PC World will refund the difference.
Amazon Black Friday Deals AnnouncedSome Amazon Black Friday subscription offers have gone live already (below), but Amazon’s Black Friday Sale will be kicking off off on Friday, November 22 and running through to Friday, November 29. The e-commerce giant also mentioned how it’s going to be their biggest and best Black Friday sale ever, so stay tuned!
Amazon Black Friday Offer 1: 3 Months of Kindle Unlimited for FREE
Get 3 Months of Kindle Unlimited for Free
£7.99 per month after trial
Prime Members Only: If you own a Kindle, this is a perfect deal for someone who wants to get access to an enormous library of eBooks, comics, magazines and more. To be exact, over 1 million Kindle eBooks and over 20,000 digital comics are available, and it all can be accessed with a Kindle Unlimited membership. This deal is rare, and is usually only available during Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday.
Amazon Black Friday Offer 2: 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p
Get 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99p
£7.99 after trial
Prime Members Only: Four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for just 99p is a steal. Amazon Music Unlimited releases new music everyday from today’s most popular artists, and has over 40 million songs already in its arsenal. Naturally, Amazon Music Unlimited is compatible with Amazon’s smart speaker devices.
Amazon Black Friday Offer 3: Free 30 Day Trial Period for Starzplay and Hayu
Get Starzplay and Hayu on a Free 30-Day Trial
Prime Members Only: Everyone with a Amazon Prime membership gets Amazon Prime Video for free. However, Amazon also has its own curated channels subscription that you can subscribe to via Amazon, which is a collection of streaming services that has more TV shows and movies that you won’t be able to stream from Amazon Prime Video.
For Black Friday, Amazon Prime Video Channels has increased the free trial period from 7 days to 30 days for Starzplay and Hayu.
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Best Black Friday Gaming Deals
Save On Nintendo Switch Consoles and Games
We predict that Black Friday gaming deals specifically for the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite will be the most sought after. Amazon has already started with theirs, and while you’re not saving much, they are still great deals.
Nintendo Switch Deals
Nintendo Switch Lite Deals
Nintendo Video Game Deals
More of the Best Black Friday DealsWe have gathered, and will be gathering the best Black Friday 2019 deals as soon as they come out below:
Adobe Photography Plan (Photoshop and Lightroom) – was £9.98/month, now £8.32/month Apple AirPods – was £159.00, now £128.79 at O2 w/ code WEB411 AncestryDNA Testing Kit – was £89.00, now £69.00 MyHeritage DNA Testing Kit – was £75.00, now £55.25 LG E9 65-Inch 4K UHD HDR OLED TV – was £3,499.00, now £2,499.00 New Dell XPS 13-inch laptop – was £1,799.00, now £1,529.15 w/ code BF15 New Dell XPS 15-inch laptop – was £1,999.00, now £1,699.15 w/ code BF15 New Dell XPS 15-inch 2-in-1 laptop – was £2,799.00, now £2,379.15 w/ code BF15
When Does Black Friday 2019 Start and How Long Will it Last?Black Friday falls on November 29 this year, and Cyber Monday will follow it a few days later, at the start of December. These shopping events are set to offer some of the best deals of the year across a number of major UK retailers, online and in-store. You can expect deals on gaming, 4K TVs, laptops, smart home, headphones, and much more in November.
Black Friday sales will more than likely begin a lot earlier than November 29. The gap between Black Friday and the start of the sale grows bigger every year, and the shopping event has basically turned the whole of November into a bargain-hunting frenzy.
What to Expect This Year
Black Friday 2019 Amazon Deals
Amazon will take full advantage of Black Friday this year to sell its own line of devices. The retailer has recently released a massive new lineup of Amazon-branded devices, including the all-new Amazon Echo and the Echo Dot with Clock.
The Echo Dot is a consistently strong seller for Amazon, especially during big sales events like Amazon Prime Day. It dropped to a low price of £24.99 in July, and this could definitely get matched at the end of November. We also expect to see some deals on Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV sticks, and Amazon Kindles.
What to Expect from Black Friday Gaming Deals
We expect Microsoft and Sony will be pushing console sales as much as possible this year. Last year the Xbox One S dropped to less than £180 and could fall even lower in price in the coming weeks.
In addition, the Nintendo Switch was one of the best-sellers last year on sites like Currys PC World and Amazon, so the Switch Lite adds more potential for deals. Currently, there’s no word of another new Switch in 2020, but Black Friday may still offer some incredible deals on the system.
What to Expect from Black Friday TV Deals
TVs are always big items during the Black Friday sales, and this year won’t be any different. 4K TVs have never been so affordable and the Black Friday sales are the perfect time to pick up an absolute bargain on the latest sets. Whether you’re looking to pay less than £300 for a 4K TV, or you’re more interested in the latest and greatest tech, this Black Friday will certainly have some deals ready for you.
What to Expect from Black Friday Apple Deals
Apple has some of the most popular products on sale in the UK. With the recent release of the iPhone 11, we’re fully expecting a few deals dotted about with various retailers. Don’t be surprised when the likes of Carphone Warehouse line up a new set of affordable pay monthly contracts.
Retailers have also realised that there’s a lot of money to be made on the Apple AirPods, especially when these popular earbuds get discounted. More Apple products to keep an eye on include the Apple Watch Series 5, and the new iPad Air and iPad Mini.
What to Expect from Black Friday Headphone DealsHow we use our headphones has continuously adapted over the past few years, with the recent popularity of ‘truly wireless’ headphones like the Apple AirPods dominating a portion of the market. There is still some draw to larger more robust headsets from the likes of Beats, Bose, and Sony, though.
What to Expect from Black Friday Tablet Deals
Amazon will once again be a big player during the Black Friday sales and has already discounted a number of its Fire tablets, including the colourful and popular Kids Editions for the Fire HD 8 and 10.
As previously mentioned, Apple recently updated the iPad Air and iPad Mini, so we could also see discounts on the previous generation of these typically expensive tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A was one of the best sellers for Currys PC World last year, so we expect a few more deals to pop up again this year.
What is Black Friday and Cyber Monday?Black Friday and Cyber Monday used to be an exclusively US-based event that occurred after Thanksgiving. Black Friday has now evolved into a very big deal in the UK as well, effectively recreating a whole new shopping holiday for the nation.
The UK tackles the event slightly differently to the US, with a much larger focus on online shopping rather than the typical ‘Doorbuster’ sales that occur in the US.
Cyber Monday used to be its own event entirely, with a focus on different types of products compared to Black Friday. This isn’t the case anymore, and you should just tackle Cyber Monday in the same way as Black Friday.
November has become the best month to buy tech in the UK, and the BBC reported last year that December even saw a drop in sales because of the knock-on effect of Black Friday bargains.
Get Ready for Black Friday Deals from Amazon with Prime
Amazon Prime members get early access to lightning deals, which are often the deals that sell out first. Prime members also get many other benefits such as unlimited one-day delivery on millions of items, Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Reading. You can sign up to a free 30-day trial membership or pay for one month of Prime for only £7.99 (click to see more plans) if you don’t want to commit to a one year membership, which costs £79.
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For a more comprehensive guide to the best Black Friday deals, check out Blackfriday.co.uk.