Black Friday & Cyber Monday UK: The shopping bonanza as it happened

Black Friday may not have entrenched itself on the British shopping calendar quite yet, but its younger cousin Cyber Monday has been muscling its way into our collective conscience.

The event is now a consumer staple, with punters hitting the web en masse to pick up one-off bargain deals on all manner of products.

The ceaseless modern day appetite for phones, tablets and other electronic devices puts technology at the heart of the Cyber Monday whirlwind, with online retail giants jostling for the limelight in a game of price-slashing one-upmanship, so we'll be tracking the very best tech deals as they emerge throughout the day.

So stay here for live rolling updates: it could save you a lot of shopping around, and of course cut down on precious seconds in the rush to bat those deals.

While you're waiting for that killer deal to emerge, check out Paul Cooper's explanation of the story behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and what it could mean for the UK.

Also make sure you stay safe online, and check out our rundown of the top 5 Cyber Monday scams you need to know about.

Our live updates will roll all day, so be sure to stick around.

  • 02 December
  • 17:09

    Speaking of Android powered snappers, revitalised camera retailer Jessops has a cracking Cyber Monday deal for the Samsung Galaxy Camera. At just £199, it's £130 below RRP and comes with free next day delivery.

  • 17:07

  • 17:03

    More steals and flash sales, this time courtesy of the Carphone Warehouse, which has a page dedicated to Samsung Cyber Monday deals, the best of which may be the offer of the entry-level Galaxy Y smartphone. At £16.99 a month over 24 months, that's a TCO of just over £400, which may not make you to break out in song by itself. But you will be when you realise that Samsung is throwing in not one, but two freebies with the deal. First, is the coveted Samsung Galaxy Camera, which normally sells for around £300 RRP. The Korean firm is also bundling in a complimentary Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which typically retails for about £140 these days. That's more than £400 of free swag - a hugely attractive deal for quality kit, if you're not absolutely obsessed with having the cutting edge.

  • 16:51

  • 16:51

    Asda has price slashed the 11.6in Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro by £300! The notebook in question features an Intel Core i5 processor supported by 4GB of RAM, 64GB of on-board storage, and runs Windows 8, plus coming bundled with a one-year warranty. Regularly retailing for £1,000, this is a steal if you're in the market for a new portable PC.

  • 13:31

    If software is your thing, be sure to check out Nuance's Cyber Monday special, the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Gift Set, which includes the latest version of Dragon, an official USB Headset and a copy of Trend Micro's DirectPass Password Manager, all for just £39.99 – a whopping 65% saving over RRP!

  • 13:07

    Adobe has a number of nifty offers today, including 30% off Lightroom 5 and 40% off the Elements product family, as well as knocking down the price of Creative Cloud subscriptions. Find out more by following the link: Adobe Cyber Monday deals.

  • 13:02

    Elsewhere, Currys is offering a raft of Apple iPad Christmas deals to neatly coincide with Cyber Monday, with up to £50 cash back on the coveted tablets sure to arouse the festive spirit.

  • 12:58

  • 12:57

    HP is another big name getting its Cyber Monday dancing shoes on today, with its HP Slate 7 HD tablet now 15% off including free 3G data

  • 09:05

  • 08:33

    Sony are also jumping on the Cyber Monday bandwagon, with a VAIO closeout sale, and discounts on all kinds of other electronic goods and gadgets.

  • 08:22

    ... and of course don't forget to check out Amazon's dedicated page, where the web giant is offering up 20% or more off selected tablets, and 30% or more off widescreen TVs.

  • 08:20

    ASDA is throwing in a whole host of Cyber Monday deals, with 15% off all cameras and accessories, as well as a tasty bunch of phones and PC add-ons.

  • 08:17

    Tesco direct's Cyberdeals page includes the 7th Generation 16GB Apple iPod Nano for just £99, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for £200.

  • 08:16

    Gamestop will be selling the brand new PlayStation 4 for just £329 - a full £20 discount on the console which launched just last week!

  • 07:19

    The first Cyber Monday deal of the day: Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablet for £169.00, down from 199.00.

  • 01 December
  • 11:47

    Any tablet under £100 is worth a closer look, and there may be few suitors for the 7in Lenovo A3000 which is now £99.99 on Amazon, down from £149.99. The device packs a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, a couple of cameras, and runs Android 4.2. Not a bad spec-sheet at that price.

  • 30 November
  • 16:20

    Get an 8GB Motorola Moto G for £129.95, or £159.95 for the 16GB model at Phones4U.

  • 12:18

    You can also order this VEO iPad case in black for with 30 per cent off for £13.99

  • 10:14

    Get the Nextbase twin screen 9in portable DVD player with car kit and integrated battery at Amazon with £65.69 knocked off - an absolute must have for long journeys this winter

  • 29 November
  • 17:22

    Why pay £129.99 for the Panasonic Lumix DMC digital camera when you can get it at Boots for £49.99?

  • 16:37

    Need a new laptop? Argos are doing the Asus S400E 14in Vivobook for £299.99 - that's £200 off the original price.

  • 15:30

    Sony Xperia Miro SIM-free smartphone with Android 4.0 for £89.99 plus free delivery - that's 29 per cent off!

  • 15:23

    Get a 3rd Generation Apple TV Box for £75 With Free Delivery - that's 24 per cent off the normal retail price, and a whole £9 off what Apple's giving on its Black Friday deals page.

  • 14:50

    28 per cent off the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet, 32GB and 3G-enabled! £179.99 with free delivery

  • 14:49

    24 per cent off this Samsung 60" Smart LED TV - get it for £1099 through Groupon, and they'll throw in free delivery to boot!

  • 14:01

    It's not just consumer gadgets getting the Black Friday treatment today, security vendors are getting in on the act too with Kaspersky Lab offering it's Internet, antivirus and all-in-one solutions at more than £10 under the usual price. Save some cash while you're fighting that malware...

  • 13:43

    Pick up the Sony Xperia Z in white at Argos for £349.95. With £100 knocked off, you may be more inclined to pour water on it after all.

  • 13:06

    Not quite sure whether the "Sportgrip" element of this Kindle cover means that you're meant to use it to read Machiavelli whilst sprinting across a rugby pitch, but you can get the Marware SportGrip silicone skin case for Kindle for £17.99 at Amazon.

  • 12:30

    Love them or loathe them, at the very least you've got to like the fact that Currys have knocked £400 off of the LG 47" Smart 3D Tv

  • 11:51

    Get 30 per cent off the Yamaha TSX 132 Desktop Audio System for £219 at Amazon.

  • 11:48

    Reports are coming in of fights breaking out in some Liverpool branches of Asda. We know Black Friday is an American tradition, but what happened to the British "Keep calm, and carry on not-punching-people-in-the-face-over-a-hairdryer" attitude we're so famous for?

  • 11:28

    Save 40 per cent off all PC accessories at the Microsoft online store, including webcams, computer mice, keyboards and headsets.

  • 11:13

    The Asus VivoBook S400E is a 14in tablet. It's Wi-Fi enabled. It has 4GB of Ram. It packs a 500GB hard drive and a 1.9GHz processor. Most importantly, it's only £299.99 at Argos - that's a full £200 off the original price. Go, go, go!

  • 10:39

    More on those deals can be found in Paul's Apple Black Friday breakdown here. That iPad Air deal is among the more eye-catching with it being such a new product, but if you're considering an iMac or MacBook purchase today certainly looks like the day to make the plunge, as savings are approaching three figures there. Go and check out the full list.

  • 10:09

    Apple is wading in to the Black Friday bonanza, with deals that include £31 off the new iPad Air, £15 off an iPad mini, and £25 off an iPad 2

  • 09:09

    Only a couple of days left of Movember, and courtesy of Black Friday, you could shave off the fuzz with style with 60 per cent off Braun shavers at Amazon.

  • 08:22

    Asda's the little British brother of US giant Wal-Mart, so it should be of no surprise that it's slashing prices with all the gusto of a 1920s explorer hacking through undergrowth with a machete. All their deals are only available in store, but they include the Samsung GS3 Mini smartphone £99 (normally £199) and a LG 42" Plasma TV for £259 (normally £329.99)

  • 07:53

    Save £170 on this Samsung 16.3-megapixel smart camera with Wi-Fi at very.co.uk

  • 07:49

    John Lewis are slashing 20 per cent off all of their laptop bags and tablet cases both in store and online today

  • 07:34

    After seeing this picture from last year's Black Friday in the US courtesy of The Guardian, we are suddenly very glad for the invention of Internet shopping.

  • 07:31

    A great place to start your deal hunting is Amazon, where their "Lightning Deals" Black Friday section has hundreds of bargains springing up every minute.

  • 07:23

    If you've stumbled here by accident - perhaps you Googled "Rebecca Black Friday" and the search engine got it horrifically wrong - here's our handy explanation of what Black Friday is and why you should care

  • 07:18

    And we're off! Black Friday has dawned and bargain hunters everywhere are rolling up their sleeves in preparation for some hardcore rib-jabbing as shops open for business with "cracking deals" being the order of the day.