Black Friday is traditionally an American affair but the super discounts usually associated with the last weekend in November every year haven't taken too long to gain popularity in the UK.
In the UK, however, it isnt just Black Friday, but actually Cyber Monday which will see retail spending at its peak woth a projected spend of £281 million. 14 prcent growth in online Christmas sales Online Christmas sales are projected to grow by 14% in the UK 24% of online sales during the Christmas season will come from a smartphone or tablet, a 28% increase over the 2013 Christmas season according to Adobe's Digital Index 2014 Online Holiday Shopping Forecast.
Vodafone half price
There's discounts upto 50% to be had on phones like Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact with prices being slashed on the pay monthly as well as PAYG plans. All details can be found here: www.vodafone.co.uk/blackfriday
Amazon on Tuesday kicked off its offers for the weekend in the US by offering the Fire phone at just $199 (£160) as a limited period offer. On sale till 1st December in Amazon online stores, the Fire phone which is usually priced at $449 (£399), will be available at a discount of a staggering $250 (£250), letting you save for the pricey Christmas ahead as well as getting a decent smartphone in your palms.
UPDATED: The Amazon Fire phone is now retailing on Amazon for £249, down from £399 oand the Amazon Fire HDX is available for £129 and the Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi is for £189.
"Last year, Black Friday represented our biggest weekend of online traffic and online trading. Black Friday marks the beginning of the first big shopping weekend of the Christmas season and this year Carphone Warehouse discounts will run from 8am on Friday morning to midnight on 2nd December...we're expecting more than 60% of traffic to be from smartphones or tablets. We’re offering our best ever deals this weekend with savings of up to £200 on offer. We’ll also be opening our doors at 8am on Friday and Saturday across over 200 of our busiest stores to help cope with the extra demand this weekend,” said a Carphone Warehouse spokesperson.
50% off on Beats cans!
Currys have started sending out emails detailing all their offers which include half price on Beats cans, Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player and Jawbone UP24 fitness trackers for £39, down from £79.
When we tried to log onto the Curry's site after midnight, there were cyber-queues that we were still a part of, 2 hours on...
Motorola have announced they are offering a £100 price cut on the Moto X (2nd Gen) starting Cyber Monday, the 1st December from 8am. The £100 off applies to a Moto Maker designed Moto X (2nd Gen) where customers can select their own authentic materials (including leather or bamboo), choose from thousands of colour options and styles and write a custom phrase on the back of the phone to give it an extra personal touch.
Sparkle on Black Friday
The Karbonn Mobile Sparkle V smartphone is available as a one-off special purchase for just £99 (usually £129) as part of this year’s Amazon.co.uk Black Friday promotion. Those who log in between 3.40pm – 5.40pm or between 7.40pm-9.40pm will get the 30% saving.
Sparkle V is one of the first Android One smartphones available in the UK. As such, the Sparkle V will also benefit from free over the air updates to the highly anticipated Android Lollipop OS ahead of other devices. This dual SIM, yes that’s correct, dual sim mobile comes with Android Kitkat and supports 3G. Behind the crisp and clear 4.5” touchscreen is a 1.3Ghz Quad Core Processor – making it both smart and exceptionally fast to use.
Rakuten have a Sony PlayStation 4 PS4 Console With 500GB HDD for £299, and a lot of offers are yet to go live. Here are a list of the online retailers and their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, make sure to grab a bargain!
Amazon Black Friday page
Argos Black Friday page
Asda Black Friday page
Currys Black Friday page
eBay Black Friday page
Game Black Friday page
John Lewis Black Friday page
Maplin Black Friday page
Richer Sounds Black Friday page
Tesco Black Friday page
Very Black Friday page
With inputs from Jay Jay and Christian Azolan