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Cyber Monday Deals: The Best Live Deals in the UK

Oh yes. It’s that time again.

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BEST AMAZON DEALS

Amazon Music Unlimited(opens in a new tab) — 3 months free 1 month free

Audible (4-Month Subscription)(opens in a new tab) — £2.99 per month £7.99 per month (save 63%)

Echo Dot (5th Gen)(opens in a new tab) — £26.99 £54.99 (save 51%)

Fire TV Stick(opens in a new tab) — £22.99 £39.99 (save 43%)

Fire TV Stick 4K(opens in a new tab) — £27.99 £49.99 (save 44%)

Fire TV Stick Lite(opens in a new tab) — £17.99 £29.99 (save 40%)

Fire TV Stick 4K Max(opens in a new tab) — £37.99 £54.99 (save 31%)

Kindle Oasis(opens in a new tab) — £169.99 £229.99 (save 26%)

Kindle Paperwhite(opens in a new tab) — £94.99 £129.99 (save 27%)

Kindle Unlimited (3-Month Subscription)(opens in a new tab) — £7.99 £23.97 (save 67%)

BEST APPLE DEALS

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)(opens in a new tab) ​​​​​​​— £229 £249 (save 8%)

Apple iMac (2020)(opens in a new tab) — £1,429 £1,799 (save 21%)

Apple iPhone 13 Pro (1TB)(opens in a new tab) — £1,359 £1,449 (save 6%)

Apple Watch Series 6(opens in a new tab) — £479 £649 (save 26%)

Apple Watch Series 7(opens in a new tab) — £389 £469 (save 17%)

Apple Watch SE (1st Gen)(opens in a new tab) — £279 £319 (save 13%)

Beats Fit Pro(opens in a new tab) ​​​​​​​— £159 £219.99 (save 28%)

Beats Studio3(opens in a new tab) ​​​​​​​— £179 £349.95 (save 49%)

Beats Studio Buds(opens in a new tab) — £109 £159.99 (save 32%)

Powerbeats Pro(opens in a new tab) — £169 £219.95 (save 23%)

BEST FITBIT DEALS

Fitbit Ace 3(opens in a new tab) — £44.99 £69.99 (save 36%)

Fitbit Charge 5(opens in a new tab) — £99 £169.99 (save 42%)

Fitbit Inspire 2(opens in a new tab) — £44.99 £89.99 (save 50%)

Fitbit Inspire 3(opens in a new tab) — £69 £84.99 (save 19%)

Fitbit Luxe(opens in a new tab) — £89 £129.95 (save 32%)

Fitbit Sense 2(opens in a new tab) — £179 £269.99 (save 34%)

Fitbit Versa 3(opens in a new tab) — £129 £199.99 (save 35%)

Fitbit Versa 4(opens in a new tab) — £169 £199.99 (save 15%)

BEST GAMING DEALS

Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3-Month Online Membership(opens in a new tab) — £259.99 £336.99 (save 23%)

PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station(opens in a new tab) — £16.99 £24.99 (save 32%)

PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller(opens in a new tab) — £39.99 £61.06 (save 35%)

PULSE 3D Midnight Black Wireless Headset (PS5)(opens in a new tab) — £69.99 £92.23 (save 24%)

Xbox Series S(opens in a new tab) — £189.99 £249.99 (save 24%)

Xbox Wireless Controller(opens in a new tab) — £34.99 £54.99 (save 36%)

X Rocker Maverick Gaming Chair(opens in a new tab) — £94.17 £129.99 (save 38%)

BEST HEADPHONE AND SPEAKER DEALS

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay HX Headphones(opens in a new tab) — £279 £449 (save 38%)

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds(opens in a new tab) — £139 £249.95 (save 44%)

Jabra Elite 45h Wireless On-Ear Headphones(opens in a new tab) — £39 £89.99 (save 57%)

Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Headphones(opens in a new tab) — £49 £90 (save 46%)

BEST LAPTOP AND TABLET DEALS

Acer Aspire 5 A515-56(opens in a new tab) — £549.99 £699.99 (save 21%)

ASUS ChromeBook CX1500CNA(opens in a new tab) — £139.99 £279.99 (save 50%)

ASUS ROG Z13 Flow GZ301ZE(opens in a new tab) — £1,398.98 £1,899.99 (save 26%)

ASUS TUF Gaming FX506HCB(opens in a new tab) — £549.99 £799.99 (save 31%)

ASUS Vivobook 15 X515JA(opens in a new tab) — £229.99 £449.99 (save 49%)

Dell Inspiron 3511(opens in a new tab) — £499.99 £579 (save 14%)

HP 15s(opens in a new tab) — £449.99 £579.99 (save 22%)

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3(opens in a new tab) — £249.99 £349.99 (save 29%)

LG Gram 17(opens in a new tab) — £1,449.99 £1,849.99 (save 22%)

Microsoft Surface Studio(opens in a new tab) — £1,121.12 £1,449 (save 23%)

Fire 7 Tablet(opens in a new tab) — £31.99 £59.99 (save 47%)

Fire 7 Kids Tablet(opens in a new tab) — £61.99 £109.99 (save 44%)

Fire HD 8 Tablet(opens in a new tab) — £34.99 £89.99 (save 61%)

BEST SEX TOY DEALS

Wild Weekend Mega Couple’s Sex Toy Kit(opens in a new tab) — £39.99 £79.99 (save 50%)

Extra Powerful Multispeed Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator(opens in a new tab) — £27.49 £54.99 (save 50%)

Power Play 10 Function Silicone G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator(opens in a new tab) — £24.99 £49.99 (save 50%)

Mantric Rechargeable Wand Vibrator(opens in a new tab) — £28 £69.99 (save 60%)

BEST VPN DEALS

ExpressVPN (1-Year Subscription + 3 Months Free) — £90.85 £141.36 (save 49%)

CyberGhost VPN (2-Year Subscription + 4 Months Free) — £49.92 £283.14 (save 82%)

Private Internet Access (2-Year Subscription + 4 Months Free) — £43.94 £233.74 (save 81%)

NordVPN (2-Year Subscription + 3 Months Free) — £134.73 £379.89 (save 64%)

Proton VPN (2-Year Subscription)(opens in a new tab) — £104.02 £187.19 (save 50%)

PureVPN (5-Year Subscription) — £84.95 £657 (save 87%)

The Christmas shopping season feels like it starts earlier and earlier every year. Black Friday-worthy deals start trickling in around mid-October, and things move up a few levels from there until shops begin officially announcing deals with Black Friday and holiday terminology around early November.

It always feels a bit preemptive, like those neighbors who insist on putting up their Christmas lights while the trees are still green. But 2022’s usual autumn shopping frenzy was more intense than what we’ve seen in recent years, with Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale dropping on Oct. 12 and 13. A second Prime Day in all but name, the Prime Early Access Sale (PEAS) was technically meant to give shoppers a super head start on holiday shopping and featured some of Amazon’s lowest prices of the year.

At this point, modern Black Friday is a full season in its own right.

What is Black Friday?Black Friday began in the U.S., but seems to be taking on greater significance every year in the UK.

Since the 1950s, shops in the U.S. have offered impressive deals on the day after Thanksgiving to kick-start the Christmas shopping season. In 2013, Asda had a Black Friday sale on this side of the pond, and offered deals on a wide range of goods. Other retailers jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon the following year, and the rest is history.

We collectively spent £435 million in 2013, when the concept was still in its infancy in the UK. Nowadays we spend billions — the highest total in Europe. Black Friday is clearly a very different beast compared to just a few years ago, and this trend is set to continue in 2022.

When is Black Friday in 2022?While Black Friday proper falls on Nov. 25 this year, retailers will start trickling out their deals much sooner. Black Friday really lasts from mid October all the way through to December.

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday — what’s the difference?Scoring a great deal on Black Friday once meant camping out at a retailer in the middle of the night right as the store opened. But once online shopping became mainstream, online retailers wanted a piece of the Black Friday pie. Cyber Monday was born thanks to people of the early 2000s wanting the best possible internet connection to do their shopping. At the time, office computers had better broadband than home setups, causing people to wait until work on Monday to do all their online shopping. In 2005, the NRF debuted the term Cyber Monday and we’ve been online shopping after ever since.

Last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales effectively bled together since in-person shopping wasn’t really a thing. We’ll almost certainly see that repeat this year.

What should you be buying on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?There are going to be a lot of deals around Black Friday, and finding the best offers can easily become stressful. There are certain types of products that you should prioritise at this time though, because these see the biggest discounts and the best offers.

We know that everyone will have a different wishlist at this time of year, but these are the products to look out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

Appliances: Retailers like Argos and Currys always go big on Black Friday, dropping prices on pretty much everything they stock. You can expect deals on washing machines, fridges, freezers, kettles, toasters, and much more. If you’re looking to stock up on appliances for your home, these sites should be your first stop.

Games consoles: Finding console availability has been a total nightmare over the last couple of years, but things do seem to be improving. That means there should be opportunities to pick up deals on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 this year. Your best chance of success is finding bundle deals on sites like Amazon, Argos, GAME, and Currys, alongside games, controllers, and gaming accessories.

Smartphones: Retailers like Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk always offer plenty of impressive deals on all sorts of smartphones.

Toys: Black Friday is the best time of the year to shop for toys. The most in-demand toys will sell out fast in the run-up to Christmas, so Black Friday presents a great opportunity to get the prized item before the rush. We recommend checking out Amazon and Argos for the best deals on Lego, including those massively popular Star Wars and Harry Potter sets that always cause a stir.

TVs: Black Friday is all about big deals on the biggest products, and that means TVs. We expect pretty much all of the leading retailers to offer fantastic deals on TVs of all sizes from top brands like Sony Bravia, Samsung, LG, Philips, and Panasonic. It’s best to shop around for the best TV deals, because there are going to be so many, but you can’t go wrong with Currys and Amazon.

VPNs: Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, are a fairly new addition to the Black Friday shopping scene, but they are having a big impact. More and more people are concerned about cybersecurity, and VPNs offer online protection for your identity and data. All the leading services are likely to offer discounted rates over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and you should be able to find good deals on the likes of NordVPN, ExpressVPN, PureVPN, and CyberGhost VPN.

You should also look out for deals on travel, subscription services, and laptops, because these are likely to feature heavily throughout this shopping season.

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