There is now less than a week to go until Black Friday 2022, the biggest sale event of the year but if you’re already looking for a bargain, then the good news is that plenty of big-name brands have been dropping their deals early in the lead up to the big day.
All of our favourite retailers, such as Currys, Argos, John Lewis & Partners, Boots, and Dyson, have started slashing the price of everything from Lego, TVs, laptops, gaming and tech to mattresses, home appliances, beauty, fashion and toys, the sale is the best time to bag a bargain before the holiday season begins in earnest.
Not to brag, but, at IndyBest, we like to consider ourselves experts on how to find the best Black Friday deals. Our team of dedicated deal hunters is on hand to guide you through the labyrinth of discounts to find the sales that are really worth your time. So, whether you’re in the market for Dyson vacuum cleaners or Ninja air fryers, we’re here to help. Happy shopping!
Save 22% on our favourite noise-cancelling headphones
Sony WH-1000XM5 noise cancelling wireless headphones: Was £380, now £298, Amazon.co.uk
Taking the top spot in our round-up of the best wireless headphones, you can save 22 per cent right now on Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones. “The WH-1000XM5 are the latest and greatest headphones from Sony, and frankly, they blow the previous WH-1000XM4 (our previous best buy) out of the water in terms of sound quality, with some neat additions and refinements to boot,” our tester said. Praised for their active noise cancellation, “absolutely divine” sound and “support for Alexa voice activation”, our tester concluded it “never misses a beat.”
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 16:01
The Echo dot 5th generation speaker is discounted by half price
Amazon Echo dot 5th generation speaker: Was £54.99, now £26.99, Amazon.co.uk
The brand’s latest Echo dot speaker has 51 per cent slashed off its price for Black Friday – a great deal for those looking to connect their home. For this model, the audio architecture has been redesigned, and Amazon claims it delivers up to double the base of the gen 4. It also features new sensors, including a room-temperature sensor, so Alexa can take action when the room gets too hot or too cold.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 15:31
Save £100 on a Dyson vacuum
Dyson cyclone v10 absolute: Was £429.99, now £329.99, Dyson.co.uk
Our team of crack testers has reviewed everything from cordless vacuums to robot models, so it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about the ones that really stand out. In our in-depth review of the Dyson v10 absolute, our writer praised its excellent range of motion and long battery life on the basic mode. “If you haven’t already gathered, we love this vacuum cleaner,” they said, adding “the swivel motion on the head is seamless and gets around even the trickiest of corners without complaint.” Thanks to Dyson’s early Black Friday deal, you can get this vacuum while it’s £100 cheaper.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 15:01
Save £280 on a washing machine at John Lewis
Among several washing machine deals in the John Lewis Black Friday sale, this one stood out for us. It’s a £280 saving on a 9kg machine from AEG, in white, with a maximum spin speed of 1,400rpm. The AEG 7000 is rated A for energy efficiency and has a maximum volume of 75db. John Lewis estimates that’ll cost about £35 a year to run, and its energy consumption when washing and spinning is 0.65kWh. This deal won’t be around for long, though, as the machine is marked by John Lewis as reduced to clear.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 14:29
The top TV deal we’ve spotted ahead of Black Friday is on this Sony Bravia XE55A80J. It’s an excellent 55in 4K
OLED screen and features the Google TV interface, Dolby Atmos sound and Sony’s “acoustic surface audio technology”, which turns the entire screen into a speaker. It’s down to £999 from £1,399 in the Black Friday sale.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 14:01
One such appliance that has undoubtedly been popular during this year’s event is the humble air fryer. This particularly useful piece of kit enables you to fry up a storm without oil – but, what’s more, research indicates it serves as an energy-efficient way to cook, costing just 17p a day. Thanks to Black Friday, you’ll now be able to get one a whole lot cheaper.
Ahead of Black Friday, though, we’re here to answer all your burning questions about the shopping bonanza, as well as share details on the deals to expect on air fryers and even highlight some of the best early discounts that are currently running. Read on for all this and more.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 13:31
Kitchenaid artisan 5KSM125BMH stand mixer: Was £499, now £349, Currys.co.uk
Made famous by the Great British Bake Off, every budding baker needs a Kitchenaid stand mixer. Earning a spot in our round-up of the best stand mixers, our tester said: “It’s big, it’s heavy [over 10kg] and it’s built to last – our tester’s mum has one she’s been using since the Nineties that still works like a dream.” Praising the robust attachments and the super-solid bowl, they added: “This is a machine that, when properly cared for, can be baking with you for decades.” As for its performance, it’s “impressive” and can do so much more than just mix. Right now, you can save £150, thanks to the Currys Black Friday sale.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 13:28
Lego Harry Potter set is at a discount of 46%
‘Harry Potter’ the Ministry of Magic: Was £83.99, now £45, Very.co.uk
Potterheads will be pleased to know that Very is now offering a sizeable discount on one of its Harry Potter-themed sets – specifially the Ministry of Magic. The 990-piece build is suitable for ages nine and up and features 12 minifigures, including Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dolores Umbridge, along with modular buildings containing hidden secrets within each. It’s a saving of £38.99 making the elaborate set an excellent gift to pick up just in time for Christmas.
Not so hot on Potter? There’s plenty of other sets to be had a discount, across Lego’s Star Wars, Marvel, Super Mario and Friends range, just to name a few. Find a few of our favourites in our Lego Black Friday shopping guide.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 13:02
‘The Last of Us Part I’ for PS5 is 36% off
‘The Last of Us Part I’ for PS5: Was £69.99, now £44.95, Amazon.co.uk
Here’s a deal to sink your teeth into. The Last of Us Part I is a remaster of the critically acclaimed PS3 title that has been optimised for PS5, with improved loading times, animations and accessibility settings – always a big plus, in our book.
In our review of the game, we said: “If Naughty Dog’s original PS3 version was the critically acclaimed theatrical release, then Part I is the Criterion 4K remaster complete with commentary and behind-the-scenes footage.”
Our biggest gripe with this remaster was its price tag but, now that barrier to entry has been removed, it’s a great time to pick up this title, especially if you’re looking forward to The Last of Us HBO show that is set to premiere next January. Just don’t blame us if you tear up in the first 10 minutes.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 12:31
Save £72 on the latest iPhone
Apple iPhone 14, 128GB, 24-month contract: Was £44.99 per month, now £41.99 per month with a £49 up-front cost, Carphonewarehouse.com
You can save £72 over 24 months with this Black Friday deal on the all-new iPhone 14 at Carphone Warehouse. The plan has a £49 up-front charge and is provided by iD Mobile, which is part of the Three network. You’ll be able to access unlimited 5G data, wherever it’s available, plus other benefits such as inclusive roaming in 50 countries worldwide.
In our review of the handset, our reviewer said the iPhone 14 might look similar on the outside, but its “internal upgrades, from camera to crash detection, are pretty extraordinary”. They added: “This is a fast and attractive smartphone, featuring Apple’s excellent design and build quality, the now-routine features, such as water resistance and strong screen, and a significantly improved camera.”
For more deals on Apple products that we’ve found, read our full Black Friday guide on iPads, iPhones, Airpods and more.
Jasper Pickering19 November 2022 11:55