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Black Friday 2013: UK deal roundup

With reports of broken noses, hair being ripped out in clumps and blood splatters on white Asda supermarket tiles in Liverpool, it’s fair to say that you might be safer doing your Black Friday deal shopping at home today, safely tucked behind your keyboard in full riot gear and armed with pepper spray.

Here’s where we come in to help. If you want constantly updated info on the best deals from round the web as we uncover them, head over to our Black Friday live blog that’s being added to round the clock. In the meantime, we’ve put together a carefully curated list of some of the standout deals you may want to get your teeth into.


Amazon is arguably the electronic epicentre of the UK’s Black Friday activity. All week, the retail giant has been offering hundreds of deals every hour – the only catch being that you have to be roadrunner-quick to catch them because of their limited stock. Fittingly then, Amazon has dubbed this section “lightning deals” and they range from everything from top-tier cameras and laptops to jars of jelly beans and jasmine tea.

The deals change every hour, but some of the ones we’ve uncovered so far have included bargain price home cinema systems, over 50 per cent off wireless speakers and a TomTom Sat Nav for £59.99.

Currys and PC World

Currys and PC World have a busy few days ahead with Black Friday today and another blow-out bargain day next week called Cyber Monday. Currys is being particularly coy, however, and refusing to brand its slashed prices as “Black Friday deals”, preferring to bring them under their much more British “big Christmas event” umbrella.

Top deals include £100 knocked off of the marked price of any TV over £1,000. You can also nab up to £50 cashback on any iPad or Android tablet, and save 10 per cent off all Windows laptops over £500.

You can also save £400 off of the LG 47” Smart 3D TV (now £699 when it was £1099 before) and bag yourself a 10" Samsung Tab 3 for £249, netting a nifty £80 saving.

John Lewis

John Lewis has also strode into the fray, sniffed slightly, and knocked a cursory amount off products across its electrical departments. Nothing that will make your wallet spontaneously combust, but there are a few decent offers.

The British retailer has matched Apple in knocking money off its iPad range. It is also, amid the smattering of “£50” offs and “10 per cent” offs, selling a Samsung 3D smart TV for £499.95, saving you nearly £200.


Now would be the perfect time to pick up a new phone as a generous stocking filler for a loved one, and Phones4U is here to help.

It's lowering the price of its PAYG range by £15, which when you think about it, actually adds up to a sizable percentage when you’re buying a cheaper handset. So far, we’ve noted the following phones to be affected by the deal: The Motorola Moto G 16GB, the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, the Nukia Lumia 620 and the Sony Xperia Miro.

Check out the Phones4U website to see if your favourite phone is part of the bargain bonanza.

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