Swart Vrydag 2021 is almost here – we’ve found the best early deals to shop now, including TVs, vacuums and laptops from Currys, Baie, Amazon, AO and more
The countdown to Black Friday is on and with just two days to go until the main event we’ve already seen hundreds of early deals from keen-bean retailers such as Amazon, Kerrie, Baie, John Lewis en Argos. There are thousands of discounts to be had across a range of categories – from tegnologie aan huis toestelle en skoonheid – and thankfully we at IndyBest are here to bring you the best offers as they drop.
While the sales event originated in the US as a way to kick-start the Kersfees shopping season the day after Thanksgiving, it has since made its way across the pond and is no longer just a one-day bonanza. Terwyl Boots became the first major retailer to kick off its Black Friday event vir 2021 aan 1 November, plenty more have since followed suit, insluitend Amazon, which is in the midst of 20 whole days of wallet-friendly offers in the run-up to the big day.
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Some of the top offers we’ve seen so far include discounts on a range of products from tech juggernaut Apple, such as the iPhone 13 pro (was £71 per month, now £35.50 per month, Three.co.uk), Apple AirPods pro (was £239, now £199, Amazon.co.uk) and the Apple Watch series 6 (was £409, now £309, Amazon.co.uk). Elders, gamers can already snap up the Nintendo Switch (was £329.98, now £298.99, Amazon.co.uk) for £30 less than usual, while fitness fans can save a huge £300 on the popular Peloton bike plus (was £2,295, now £1,995, Onepeloton.co.uk).
Despite all the action, there are still plenty of deals to come and we think bargain hunters can expect offers on a whole host of big-ticket items including skootrekenaars, TV's, slimfone en ereaders as we approach the 26 November.
To help you stay up to date with all the very latest information on the event, we’ve created this comprehensive guide as your go-to resource for Black Friday 2021. Here are the best deals available to shop right now, and the answers to all your questions about the event.
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Nintendo Switch neon red/neon blue bundle with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’: Was £329.98, now £259.99, Argos.co.uk
The red and blue neon version of the Nintendo Switch is our favourite colour variant, and now this bundle with Mario Kart 8 is on sale at its lowest ever price. Soos gewoonlik, you get the neon colourway with its contrasting joy-cons, as well as the black Switch dock. With this early Black Friday deal, you’re essentially just paying for the console and getting Mario Kart for free. Pick it up now and you’ll be racing around Rainbow Road in no time.
Apple AirPods pro: Was £239, now £189, Amazon.co.uk
Apple AirPods pro are pretty pricey but, thanks to Amazon’s early Black Friday sale, you can snap them up for a fraction of the cost. In ons review of the earbuds, our tester said they “are a high-end pair of earphones that are difficult to find much fault in”. Retaining a similar design to the original AirPods (was £119, now £116, Amazon.co.uk), they feature Apple’s signature glossy white finish but come with three different sized silicone eartips, so you can find the perfect fit for you. As for the noise quality, our tester added that “it’s a sound topped by few rivals,” with an impressive active noise-cancelling function that shuts out ambient noise. Check out our guide to the best early Apple Black Friday deals, where you’ll find savings on iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and more.
Dyson V11 absolute cordless vacuum cleaner: Was £599, now £439.99, Argos.co.uk
As well as fans and hair-styling tools, Dyson is renowned for its vacuums – but they don’t come cheap. Luckily for us, Argos has slashed the price on the V11 absolute model by £160 in its Black Friday sale. The appliance came out on top over the Dyson V7 model in our head-to-head review, with our tester saying it “is the best cordless vacuum we’ve tried and moreover, is quite unlike anything else on the market”. Hulle het bygevoeg: “It lasts longer on a single run, is more automated and has more features… In short, dieV11 is the crème-de-la-crème of cordless vacs.” It’s a no brainer really.
Ring wired video doorbell: Was £49, now £34, Amazon.co.uk
This is the cheapest Amazon’s smart doorbell has ever been, and while it’s the entry-level model, it packs in all of the most important features you would expect. It can be hardwired into your existing doorbell’s electrics, or into a socket. It alerts you to visitors as they approach your door and allows you to see and speak to them live through your smartphone or home smart display, no matter where in the world you might be. You can also subscribe to Ring Protect for more features, such as rolling recordings stored in the cloud.
Nespresso vertuo plus coffee machine by magimix, silwer: Was £179, now £69, Johnlewis.com
Now with over 61 persent afslag, your caffeine fix awaits thanks to this impressive early Black Friday deal. After taking this Nespresso coffee machine for a spin, our tester said: “The user interface is so simple, no one could fail to work it, and each pod is so cleverly set up with its own brewing info, coffee is perfect every time which proves a boon in a busy workspace, home office or family kitchen.” We also featured a similar model in our review of the best coffee pod machines ook, so it’s safe to say we’re a fan of this Nespresso range. Snap it up now.
Peloton bike plus: Was £2,295, now £1,995, Onepeloton.co.uk
With a £300 deduction for Black Friday, this is a deal you really won’t want to miss. If the whopping saving isn’t reason enough to take the plunge, the Peloton bike+ featured in our review of the best exercise bikes with our writer noting that the size of the screen has been increased from the predecessor, “so you can feel more involved in whatever class you’ve decided on”. The brand has also “boosted the surround sound with a quality soundbar so you can be screamed at (jammer, motivated by) the instructors with ear munching volume and clarity”. The classes are where Peloton bikes really do stand out from the rest, they’re high in quality and intensity, and the upbeat instructors provide the perfect amount of motivation needed.
Eve premium hybrid mattress, UK double: Was £978, now £782, Evesleep.co.uk
“The Eve premium hybrid is our favourite of the new generation bed-in-a-box options,” noted our writer in our review of the best mattresses. It performed so well that it took the top spot in our guide, with our tester adding that they “noticed a more luxurious feel” with this bed than with the others they tested. The durability is “outstanding”, so it should last you longer than other mattresses, and “it also gets 10 uit 10 from us on breathability, comfort and support, being just slightly firmer than medium”. It really is “a brilliant all-rounder”.
Apple AirPods max: Was £549, now £429, Amazon.co.uk
In the market for some new over-ear headphones? Apple’s AirPods max are some of the best around, especially for iPhone users. But they’re not cheap, and they’re rarely ever on sale… until now. Amazon is currently offering a 22 per cent saving for Black Friday. Our writer praised the spatial audio feature in their review of the beste draadlose koptelefoon: “The sound of your favourite tunes coming from all directions around your head is absolutely mind-blowing, and it will make you fall in love with your favourite songs all over again, giving you a new perspective on what you’re listening to.”
Ghd gold hair straightener: Was £149, now £119, Ghdhair.com
Voted as the best tool for straightening and curling in our best ghd straighteners round-up, the gold straighteners heat to a maximum of 185C, which the brand says is the optimum temperature for styling without frazzling locks. In ons resensie, the tester said this tool is a “versatile option, as not only does it create a straight and glossy finish in minutes, we also found these slightly easier to create texture with”. “Whether you’re looking for loose waves or glamorous bouncy curls, the curved design of the barrel and edges of the plate made quick and easy work of it,”Het hulle bygevoeg.
Amazon Echo, 4th gen: Was £89.99, now £54.99, Amazon.co.uk
One of Amazon’s bestselling home devices, this smart speaker currently has nearly 40 per cent off for Black Friday. Promising crisp vocals and balanced bass, you can use it to listen to music and the radio while also controlling your entertainment by asking it to play tunes, podcasts and audiobooks from streaming services such as Amazon Music, Spotify and Apple Music. The device earned a spot in our round-up of the best smart speakers, with our reviewer saying Alexa is “easy to set up, simple to navigate and the speakers themselves are of a high quality”.
Apple iPhone 13 pro: Was £71 per month, now £35.50 per month, Three.co.uk
Three is offering the latest iPhone at half price for the first six months of a contract. While there is an upfront cost of £69 on the 128GB pro model, you still get unlimited texts, calls and fast 5G data. Plus, you’ll also receive a £100 gift voucher to spend at Amazon. Our iPhone 13 pro review praised the new camera, saying “the swathe of photographic improvements alone are worth upgrading for, made possible by a faster processor and better camera sensors.” We’ve also found a great offer on the iPhone 12 mini in our guide to Three’s early Black Friday deals.
Shark anti-hair wrap powered lift-away true pet NZ801UKT upright vacuum cleaner: Was £349, now £189, Baie.co.uk
There is a whopping £160 to be saved on this model that featured in our review of the best pet vacuum cleaners. “With an 8m cord this is a versatile machine with some nifty pet-related tricks up its sleeve,” noted our writer. It features the brand’s signature anti hair wrap technology, which uses a specially designed comb to actively separate and remove hairs as you clean. This “worked well, as did the lift away feature, which allows the cylinder to disconnect from the body of the vacuum allowing more flexibility to clear hair from hard to reach places around the home”. A great vacuum cleaner now at the pocket-friendly price of £189.
Philips perfectdraft machine and glassware bundle: Was £249, now £199, Beerhawk.co.uk
Bring the pub to you with this at-home beer tap that currently has £50 off. Designed to pour cold draught beer, the machine chills a keg to 3C and keeps it carbonated for 30 dae, meaning you can enjoy a fresh pint for longer. It also features an LED display, which shows the temperature and amount of beer left in the keg, so you know when it’s almost time to stock up on more. We haven’t reviewed this particular machine but Philips is one of IndyBest’s favourite brands, featuring in our round-ups for the best electric toothbrushes, 4K TVs en meer, so you can rest assured that you’re buying a quality product.
Samsung UE65TU8300KXXU 65in, curved crystal 4K HDR, smart TV: Was £899, now £549, Baie.co.uk
Curved TVs aren’t a design fad. They increase the field of view on very large screens and make for a more immersive experience, no matter where in the room you’re sitting. There’s currently £350 off this Samsung LED set. It has a 4K display and offers smart technology, so you’ll be able to stream all your favourites in high quality using the brand’s streamlined user interface. Looking for something a little smaller? Very is also discounting the 55in version of this curved Samsung TV (was £699, now £499, Baie.co.uk).
Ugg scuffette II metal logo slippers: Was £80, now £64, Office.co.uk
Office has joined in on the Black Friday fun with 20 per cent off selected lines by entering the code “TAKE20” at checkout. Shoes don’t get much more comfier than Uggs, especially in slipper form and you can save nearly £20 on the scuffette design right now. A similar pair earned a spot in our round-up of the best women’s slippers so we can attest to the brand’s comfort. This pair boast a subtle beige colourway and Ugg’s signature shearling lining and metal logo.
Google Pixel buds a-series: Was £99.99, now £79.99, Store.google.com
The second-generation Pixel buds are a huge improvement over the previous design, and deliver excellent, richly detailed audio in a neat form factor that makes them comfortable to wear over long periods. Built-in Google Assistant and smart features, such as how the buds adjust the volume as you walk from a loud space to a quiet space, make these a top pick for Android users. In ons Pixel buds a-series review, we heralded them as “AirPods for the Android crowd”.
We-Vibe tango X lipstick bullet vibrator: Was £79.99, now £63.99, Lovehoney.co.uk
Practise self love with the We-Vibe tango X, which currently has 20 persent afslag. A bullet featuring seven vibration modes and eight intensity levels, it’s also completely waterproof and USB rechargeable. Featuring in our round-up of the best quiet vibrators, our tester said: “We-Vibe has combined deep, rumbling vibrations – the kind that you need if orgasms can be elusive – with the quietest possible noise levels.”
Fitbit versa 2 with Amazon Alexa: Was £159, now £99, Currys.co.uk
A cult favourite among gym-goers, runners, and cyclists, Fitbit is a go-to brand for fitness trackers, and Currys is currently offering a saving of £60 on the versa 2 device. When our writer reviewed the wearable for our round-up of the best fitness trackers, they praised it as a great alternative to the Apple Watch if you don’t have an iPhone. “It works similarly to the Fitbit charge 3, including a similar range of workouts, but has a large, colour screen," hulle het gesê, adding that the “sleep tracking is more detailed, recognising REM sleep as well as light and deep.” Want to know more about Fitbit’s Black Friday offers? Check out our guide to the brand’s best deals.
Philips wake-up light alarm clock: Was £140, now £84.99, Amazon.co.uk
If you’re not a morning person, then the solution is to invest in a sunrise alarm clock. And we’ve got just the one for you. This one has previously featured in our review of the best light-up alarm clocks, where our writer praised the gadget’s ability to mimic a holiday-worthy sunrise. Daar is 20 brightness settings, different natural sound choices, and an FM radio setting. If that’s not enough to persuade you, the brand is clearly one you can trust as a similar model took a spot in this year’s round-up too. Snap this up now and say goodbye to those groggy mornings.
Olaplex no.0 intensive bond treatment: Was £26, now £19.50, Spacenk.com
If you’ve not heard of Olaplex, you must have been living under a rock – this haircare brand has been shaking up the beauty scene since 2014. And now its products have 25 per cent off as part of Space NK’s Black Friday sale. This treatment works to repair the bonds in your locks that give hair structure and strength, but which can be damaged by too much colouring or heat. Olaplex’s products tend to be on the more expensive side, so this is an opportunity to get the hair of your dreams while saving some pennies. If you still aren’t sold, in our full review of the product our tester said: “After a couple of days, we could really notice the difference – our hair looked noticeably shinier and with far less split ends – almost giving it a coat of shining armour to protect it.”
Apple magic keyboard for 12.9in iPad pro: Was £349, now £164.50, Johnlewis.com
Apple’s magic keyboard for the iPad pro isn’t just a keyboard – it doubles up as a protective case for the tablet. “It is cleverly decked out with a cantilever design so you can angle the screen perfectly,” our writer in said in their review of the best keyboards. “Unlike most other keyboards like this, the keys are backlit – it draws its power from the iPad which connects to it by a smart connector inside.” But the best thing? According to our reviewer, it’s the way the keys feel. They described them as “on a par with the latest Apple keyboards on iMac and MacBook pro”. John Lewis & Partners is currently selling it at half its normal price this Black Friday.
The North Face black down hydrenalite hooded puffer jacket: Was £265, now £199, Ssense.com
Once attributed to outdoorsy folk, The North Face is now a firm fashion favourite among celebs including Emily Ratajkowski, Ariana Grande and Kanye West. But the label’s signature puffer jackets don’t come cheap. Luckily for you, Ssense is offering 25 per cent of a classic design from The North Face as part of the retailer’s Black Friday sale. The black down coat is as practical as it is cool, with a down-filled water-repellent quilted nylon taffeta composition, as well as fold-away hood, zip closure and zippered pockets. The green (was £265, now £186, Ssense.com), pink (was £265, now £164, Ssense.com) and coveted nuptse (was £325, now £267, Ssense.com) puffer jackets are all on sale, ook.
Tefal actifry genius XL 2-in-1 air fryer: Was £284.99, now £199.99, Lakeland.co.uk
If you’re looking to cook up a healthy storm in the kitchen, then an air fryer is the answer, and this one currently has £45 off. A similar model featured in our review of the best air fryers, with our writer praising its self-stirring paddles, preset functions and automatic temperature adjustment, which equate to “air-fryer heaven”. “You simply bung in your chopped up raw potatoes with a tiny amount of oil and return later to faultless, evenly cooked fries or, for that matter, chicken nuggets, stir fry or breaded mozzarella balls,”Het hulle bygevoeg.
Oral-B pro 3 3000 black electric crossaction ultrathin toothbrush: Was £90, now £40, Boots.com
In the market for a new electric toothbrush? You can save a whopping £55 on this one from the pros at Oral-B, which has lots of impressive features that make cleaning your gnashers a breeze. Not only does it have pressure control that visibly alerts you if you brush too hard, but it also features three different brushing modes – daily clean, whitening and sensitive – and a battery that lasts more than two weeks with just one charge. While we haven’t tested this exact one, a number of Oral-B models featured in our guide to the best electric toothbrushes, so you can be confident that you’re buying from a quality brand. For deals on eletric toothbrushes, hair tools and more, check out our guide to the best Black Friday beauty deals.
Clinique’s best bits skincare and makeup gift set: Was £90, now £45, Johnlewis.com
For Clinique fans, this is a real treasure trove. Whether you’re gifting it to a friend or refreshing your own collection, it’s packed with seven skincare and make-up products that are suitable for all skin types, so it’s sure to impress. The contents feature the brand’s take the day off cleansing balm, touted for removing even the most stubborn make-up, while there’s also a full-size high impact mascara for adding some oomph to your look and a moisture surge lip hydro-plump. And with 50 per cent off right now, it’s a no brainer.
Wat is Black Friday?
Swart Vrydag began as a one-day sale in the US, die dag na danksegging, om die begin van die feestelike inkopieseisoen te begin.
Vir ons uitgebreide lys van kleinhandelaars wat aan Black Friday deelgeneem het 2020, lees ons gids hier. As soon as brands start talking about this year’s sales, ons sal dit opdateer met die relevante afslag.
Wanneer is Cyber Monday 2021?
Kuber Maandag is the Monday following the Black Friday weekend and falls on 29 November vanjaar.
Tradisioneel was dit altyd uitsluitlik aanlyn, en veral so in 2020 as gevolg van die pandemie - was die Verenigde Koninkryk meestal onder toesig, met nie-noodsaaklike winkels wat gedurende November gesluit bly.
What pre-Black Friday sales are worth shopping?
If you can’t wait until November to start sale shopping, the good news is that there are plenty of non-Black Friday related deals already up for grabs.
Here at IndyBest, we’re always on the lookout for a great offer and regularly keep tabs on discounts across a range of big-ticket products to help you save some money each month. Check out our guides to the best deals to shop this month below:
- Best TV deals to shop in November
- Best laptop deals to shop in November
- Best mattress deals to shop in November
- Best Nintendo Switch deals to shop in November
- Best AirPod deals to shop in November
- Best Shark vacuum cleaner deals to shop in November
- Best iPad deals to shop in November
- Best Lego deals to shop in November
- Best tablet deals to shop in November
Wenke vir aanlyn inkopies op Black Friday
IndyBest has mastered the art of finding the very best bargains and will be bringing you the top offers throughout the event, so make sure to bookmark this page and IndyBest’s other Swart Vrydag content to ensure you’re always up to date.
It’s also a good idea to set up accounts with all the big-name retailers, van Amazon, John Lewis & Vennote en Kerrie aan Baie, Volgende en Argos, as this makes shopping on the day easier and quicker. If you’re after next-day delivery, don’t forget to sign up for Amazon prime or start a free 30-day trial, ook.
You can also sign up for newsletters from brands or retailers, as this will mean you receive all the latest updates as they happen, be among the first to know when the sales start and have access to any discount codes. If you don’t tend to check your e-mails regularly, consider downloading the apps of your favourite shops and following them on socials instead.
As with any sales event, we’d also suggest making a shopping list beforehand, checking the RRP of any products you’re looking for, so you know it’s a real deal, and reading the retailer’s returns policy if you’ve not shopped there before.
Buying large appliances or items of furniture? Make sure to check any warranties or guarantees and measure up your space, as well as the dimensions of the entrance and doorways.
Wat was die beste aanbiedings op Cyber Monday 2020?
Aan 29 November - ook bekend as Cyber Monday - het kleinhandelaars die pryse verder verlaag, gee kliënte die laaste geleentheid om 'n winskopie te maak.
Hierdie Apple AirPods pro -oordopjes met 'n draadlose omhulsel is ingesluit (£174.83, Amazon.co.uk), verminder van £ 249 tot £ 198.
Ons was baie beïndruk met hulle in ons gids vir die beste draadlose koptelefoon, waar ons beoordelaar hulle gegradeer het vir hul gemaklike pas en maklike opstelling.
“Die mikrofone, wat verseker dat die geraasonderdrukking effektief is, werk ook goed vir handsfree oproepe. Om met 'n iPhone te koppel, is ongelooflik eenvoudig: maak die koptelefoon se omhulsel naby die telefoon oop en dit word outomaties gekoppel. Die laaikas kan draadloos gehef word, sodat u dit op 'n versoenbare laaipad kan plaas,”Het ons toetser gesê.
Hierdie paar Veja V-10-leerskoene wat £ 115 beloop het (Netaporter.com), beloop slegs £ 77, dit is die laagste prys waarteen ons hulle gesien het.
Ons beoordelaar het hulle in ons opsomming van die beste vroueskoene vir die lente, en gesê, “Veja se sterk fokus op deursigtigheid en die verkryging van Fairtrade, organiese materiale beteken dat dit 'n belangrike speler in die volhoubaarheidsspel is. And these distinctive kicks are the perfect transitional shoe.”
For those looking to improve their culinary repertoires, this Kenwood prospero stand mixer (£139.99, Argos.co.uk) is verminder van £ 199,99 tot £ 99,99.
Vir die nuutste afslag op huishoudelike toestelle, tegnologie, speelgoed en meer, probeer die onderstaande skakels:
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