Black Friday 2017 is now less than two weeks away, and already a number of big name retailers have slashed prices and released deals ahead of the pre-Christmas sales.
Argos, Currys and Tesco and Sky have all cut prices and are offering amazing discounts ahead of Black Friday 2017 – while Amazon will begin their sales a week early.
The Black Friday sales first started in America, and takes place on the day after Thanksgiving – which this year falls on November 24.
Many deals will appear online as soon as the clock strikes midnight, while the majority of UK’s high street retailers will open at 6am.
The shopping bonanza will last all weekend, and is followed by Black Friday’s online equivalent Cyber Monday on November 27.
But you don’t need to wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday to pick up a bargain though.
Amazon, Argos, Currys, Tesco and John Lewis are all offering money-saving deals ahead of the busy sales day.
Express.co.uk has rounded up all you need to know about the deals on offer right now, and what sales to look out for during Black Friday 2017.
BLACK FRIDAY 2017 – AMAZON
Amazon UK will open their Black Friday Deals Store at midnight on Friday November 17, and it will remain open until 11.59pm on Sunday November 26.
During this period ‘Deals of the Day’ and ‘Lightning’ deals will be offered to shoppers.
While Amazon have yet to reveal what Black Friday 2017 deals they will be offering, looking at last year may give a good indication of what to expect.
During Black Friday last year, Amazon slashed the price of the Echo Smart Speaker from the £149 RRP to £119.
They also offered the same saving on the Kindle Paperwhite, cutting the price from £109.99 to £79.99.
One of the most popular items during the Amazon Black Friday sales last year was FIFA 17, which was reduced to £32.99 for PS4 and Xbox One.
It remains to be seen whether Amazon will offer similar savings for FIFA 18, which is out on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
BLACK FRIDAY 2017 – ARGOS
Argos has already started cutting prices ahead of Black Friday 2017 officially starting.
Right now you can get a huge savings on Apple products, Disney toys and 4K TVs.
Currently, Argos is offering a massive £350 saving on the LG 60 Inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV, with it priced £999 right now.
If you want a new Apple Macbook, you can also save £150 and pick one up for £1,099 at the moment.
You can also pick up a Disney Frozen Northern Lights Anna toy, which would make a nice stocking filler, for just half price.
Amazon is set to be a popular destination for deals on Black Friday 2017
BLACK FRIDAY 2017 – CURRYS
Currys has already started to slash prices on some top tech ahead of Black Friday 2017 kicking off.
The most eye catching deal is on an LG 55 inch Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV.
Instead of the usual £2,499 price, you can pick one up right now for £1,699 – a massive saving of £800.
If you’re looking to upgrade your laptop, you can also save £300 on a Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Retina Display & Touch Bar.
Or, if you’re looking for a new coffee machine, you get a TASSIMO machine – which would usually cost £129.99 – for just £49.99.
Black Friday 2017 falls on November 24, with Cyber Monday on November 27
BLACK FRIDAY 2017 – TESCO
Tesco is surely set to be one of the most popular destinations on Black Friday 2017.
Ahead of the sales kicking off, Tesco Direct has launched a great deal on one of the must-have gadgets this year – the Nintendo Switch.
The Super Mario Odyssey Switch bundle was recently released, which includes the console, Red Joy-Cons and a digital download code for the game itself.
The bundle has an RRP of £329.99.
At Tesco Direct now, you can pick up that bundle for the same price – but you’ll also get Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle thrown in for FREE.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle would usually cost £44 from Tesco Direct, so you’d be making a great saving with this bundle.
If you’re thinking of picking up a Nintendo Switch around the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Express.co.uk would advise you to also get a screen protector.
Tempered glass screen protectors are easy to apply and will give plenty of protection from scratches or accidental marks.
If you’re planning on taking your Switch on the go, you should also get a protective case – Nintendo offers different designs which can be bought from retailers like Amazon, Argos and GAME.
BLACK FRIDAY 2017 – JOHN LEWIS
John Lewis has started to slash prices on its site ahead of Black Friday, on November 22nd.
The high street retailer has dropped the price of a number of key products, including MacBook notebooks, and Star Wars gifts for children.
The entry-level Macbook Pro, usually priced at £1,249 from Apple, has been dropped to £1,149 on John Lewis.
Similarly, Apple’s Macbook Air has dropped from £949 to £849.
Toys such as the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Papercraft Pack is down to £4.96, from £15.59.
BLACK FRIDAY 2017 – SKY
There could be some good deals to come from Sky with the TV company already cutting prices.
These deals include price drops to popular bundles and a new discount on Sky Cinema which features hundreds of movies for just £10 per month.
Sky usually charges around £30 a month for its Cinema channels so this offer brings a hefty saving over the 18-month contract.
It’s available to both new and existing customers with Sky boasting over 1,000 films are included in the package.