Black Friday is a curious beast. On the one hand, the retailers hate it because it forces them to aggressively discount at a time when they’d be shifting products anyway.
On the other, when every other store goes deal-crazy – you can’t affort to abstain or you’ll sell nothing for a week.
This weekend, Argos has played its hand by launching its Black Friday deals a week early. It’s also promising that these prices are final – so you can buy safe in the knowledge you won’t have saved more if you’d waited until the big day. If Argos does decide to discount further? It’ll refund you the difference.
Sounds like a fair approach and is likely to pull the trigger on many other online stores launching their own Black Friday sales campaigns. So stay tuned for more UK stores following suit.
Argos’ Black Friday deals
We’ve had a look at the Black Friday deals on the Argos website and there are some pretty good ones. You can see all the deals here, but here are our picks so far:
Cheapo compact camera: Want a compact camera for the kids but want it cheap? Can’t say fairer than £39.99 for this Polaroid model
Smartphone: You can now get the Vodafone Smart First 6 smartphone for just £22.49
Laptop: Toshiba’s C50D-B-120 Satellite E1 15-inch laptop down to £179.99
4K TV: If you’re after a cheapo 4K TV, you can get the 40-inch Bush 4K TV with Freeview HD for £349.99
4K TV: A slightly bigger model – 50-inches – from the same brand is just £50 more at £399.99
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L340 20MP camera with 28x zoom for just £89.99
Soundbar: This 100W Bush subwoofer "with built in subwoofer" is just £38.99
Philips 4K: You can get a 4K TV from trusted brand Philips for just £379
Macbook Pro: Get the Apple Macbook Pro Core i5 with 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD for £899
Compact camera: If you wanted to spend a little more for a better brand, how about a Canon compact camera for just £69.99 (including memory card and carry case)
GoPro: Get the best ever GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition for £328.99
Panasonic TV: Get a 32-inch TV – ideal as a bedroom screen – from Panasonic for jsut £169