Black Friday 2019 - When is it? What retailers are expected to take part? Our predictions and how to find the deals YOU want.

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Posted 8th Oct
Hi all, as many of you know Black Friday 2019 is creeping up on us pretty fast, so I've pulled together everything we know - who's expected to take part, how to get alerts for the deals YOU want and so on.

I'll also be listing the BEST deals as/when live so bookmark this thread to keep up!

  • When is Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019? Black Friday 2019 is 29th November and Cyber Monday is the 2nd December 2019.

  • What is Black Friday? It's the name traditionally given to the shopping day after Thanksgiving in the US, which has long been regarded as the first day of the Christmas shopping season, when retailers release many special offers.


    It exploded in popularity as online shopping took off in the 2000s - Black Friday UK soon followed and now is a MASSIVE yearly event for many.

  • What is Cyber Monday? The Monday following the US holiday of Thanksgiving also started being promoted by online retailers as a day for exceptional bargains in the 2000s. Cyber Monday followed suit and is usually one the busiest online days of the year, usually falling just after the last pay day for most before Christmas.

  • How to find the best deals, using hotukdeals. All of the hottest deals over Black Friday and Cyber Monday (as well as every other day of the year) are found on our website and in the app. At the top of the homepage, you'll see a few different categories of deals...


    Highlights - the BEST of hotukdeals including hot deals, fast moving threads, glitches & more

    Hot - Deals voted Hot by the community hit the hot page around 100 degrees and shows deals starting to climb the hotukdeals boards.

    New - All deals submitted get posted here, it's the to go-to for everything new, well worth keeping tabs on as some expire very quickly.



Set up Black Friday 2019 alerts for the deals YOU want

The easiest way to make sure you never miss out is getting Black Friday deals sent straight to your phone whenever they go live. And it is simple, quick and free to do this via our hotukdeals app.

So first, download it for Android or iOS. Once done, you can set up keyword alerts for any of the deals you care about.

  • Step 1 - Tap the 3 lines in the top left corner
  • Step 2 - Select 'Alerts'
  • Step 3 - Head to the bottom right - Tap the pencil to edit
  • Step 4 - Tap a keyword you want to add an alert for, or type your own.
  • Step 5 - Set the heat level you want to be notified at.)
  • Step 5 - Hit Save in the top right corner

You can also go back into these settings to remove, edit etc.

There are other ways to make sure you don't miss out too

Follow threads you are interested in

At the bottom of the opening post in the thread you wish to follow, you'll see this option

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You can toggle this on/off as and when you need, you'll then get notifications when a comment is made, no need to keep checking back!

Follow members that post deals that you’re interested in

Click a member's profile e.g https://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/NeoTrix, then click the 'follow' icon. If you ever want to turn them off you can just click it again.

You can also manage this in your profile settings under 'Following & Muted''

How to get Black Friday deals 2019 alerts for the deals YOU want...
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The easiest way to make sure you never miss out is getting Black Friday deals sent straight to your phone, quick and free to do this via our daily picks.

Daily Picks

Before you can use it you'll need to switch it on from the hotukdeals app.

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Just click through and follow in the normal way

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Make sure you select 'See first' on the hotukdeals facebook pages as some deals expire VERY quickly. Just hover over Following or Liked near the cover photo and click See First.



More ways to get Black Friday ready!

There is plenty that you can do ahead of time to make sure you are in tip-top shape for the big day

First, read these 10 pro tips and tricks to prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which include setting a budget, tracking retailer offers and how to pay safely. Then...

  • Decide what you want, and try to stick to it...

    There will be so many offers around, that it is best to decide in advance what you actually want to buy, to avoid getting too caught up in the excitement and ending up with something that wasn't really on your wishlist. It's not a great deal if you don't actually want it!
  • Do your research

    Just because a price drops during Black Friday sale, this doesn't always make something a great deal. Some retailers 'up the price' slowly for a few months then bring it back down to the previous 'sale' price.

    Take your list of targets and search on hotukdeals to see what the best prices have been over the last few months. You can also try using funky website CamelCamelCamel which lets you search for price history on Amazon as a decent benchmark.



Our predictions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains

It is really difficult to accurately predict the deals we will see - we talk with retailers to get an idea about whether they'll be getting involved or not, but the details of specific products and prices aren't revealed until much closer to the time though.

However, based on what we have seen in previous years, we are happy to share the sort of areas we'd expect to see offers in, and some benchmarks for what good would look like

What Black Friday 2019 deals do we think will be popular?

Games consoles - PS4, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the Nintendo Switch & Switch

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be released around Christmas 2020, expect some big discounts on the PlayStation 4 console & games this year, as it heads towards the end of its lifecycle (although don't worry, it'll be supported for quite some time yet)

Here are some we saw on Black Friday 2018, so this year they could be even stronger:- PS4 Slim 500GB Red Dead Redemption 2 or Black Ops 4 or Fifa 19 console + Doom + Hidden Agenda £199.85- PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 controllers under £30

Microsoft and Nintendo won't want to miss out on the action, especially as new models of both the Xbox One (the All-Digital Edition) and Switch (the Lite version) have just launched. So we expect to see- Xbox One Consoles to drop under £150,For the All Digital Edition Xbox to be heavily discounted Offers on the Nintendo Switch Lite following its launch, we reckon it could drop to £150 with one game


Deals on the popular new release games, with Call of duty: Modern Warfare and FIFA 20 likely to hit the sub £32 mark

Currys made a promise on a lot of their items on Black Friday last year, if the price goes lower on Black Friday they'd refund the difference - hopefully they'll do the same this year. Currys also had some strong offers like TASSIMO by Bosch Happy Coffee Machine - Various Colours for £29

eBayusually joins in the Black Friday fun with a cracker - my prediction is a code with 15-20% off either selected sellers or sitewid

Tescousually has an in-store Black Friday promotion - deals we saw last year were TV's, Consoles, Clothing, Home & Living & more

Boots.com usually has big discounts on their Star gifts and the super popular Soap & Glory gift sets e.g Soap and Glory Bath-Time Black Friday Bundle for £40. Superdrug also had some crazy offers, expect more of the same like offer stacks, codes and bundles.

Super strong Sim only deals and some super strong contract phone offers like last year when Fonehouse launched this beauty and the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Mi Band 3 from Three.

Expect big toy offers from the likes of Argos like 3 for 2 toys and Smyths Toys like £5 off £50 and £10 off £100 spends like last year

adidas likely to have around the same discount as last year with an extra 30% off sale and non sale with free delivery, expect Reebok & Nike will do similar

Costco expected to do another XX off a XX spend - e.g on Black Friday 2018 had £15 off £100 spend

Amazon is likely to have 20% off various warehouse deals, offers on Amazon Prime membership, discounted Amazon Music offers, the usual tech stuff & more

The Amazon Black Friday sale will run for eight days from 00:01 on Friday 22 November until 23:59 on Friday 29 November.

Debenhamsusually get in on the Black Friday week fun and expect heavy discounts on clothing and usually have offers like VAT FREE savings on all fragrances.

Morrisons tends to have in-store offers - on Black Friday 2018 had a 1.5 Litre Magnum of Prosecco for £10

Gearbestwill likely take part again with offers on Xiaomi Electric Scooters, Phones, Mi Bands, Earbuds and so on.

John Lewis & Partnersoften takes part with the usual discounts on gaming, home, electricals - and all with its famous extended warranties.

Halfords usually has something up tts sleeve with discounts ride-on toys, reduced bikes, money off XX spends with vouchers and so on.

Expect discounts on Aukey and Ravpower items including Powerbanks, Car Chargers, Dash cams.

What Black Friday 2019 deals do we think will be popular?

iPads
TVs
Samsung smartphones
Games consoles - PS4, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the Nintendo Switch & Switch Lite
Video Games
Apple AirPods
iPhones
Xiaomi Phones, Electric Scooters, Airdots & more
Amazon Fire Tablets
Amazon Fire TV
Google Mini
Make Up
Amazon Echo Dot
Toys


List of retailers expected to take part (more will be added as we find them out)


7dayShop
ACER
AO
Air New Zealand
ASOS
Adidas
AliExpress
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Ann Summers
Apple
Argos
Ben Sherman
Box.co.uk
BT Mobile
BT Shop
BT Broadband
Build-a-bear
Boots
Canon
Carphone Warehouse
CDKeys
Chainreactioncycles
Converse
Costco
Craghoppers
Currys PC World
DC Shoes
Debenhams
Disney Store
Dell
Dyson
eBay
EE
Ebuyer
Early Learning Centre (ELC)
Fonehouse
GAP
GAME
Gamivo
GearBest
Geekbuying
GHD
Google Play
Greenman Gaming
Groupon
Halfords
Hawkshead
Hollandandbarrett
House of Fraser - HOF
HP
Hughes
I want one of those (IWOOT)
Jack Wills
John Lewis & Partners
Laptops Direct
Laptop Outlet
La Redoute
Lego
Lenovo
Look Fantastic
Lovehoney
Matalan
Merlin Attractions
Microsoft
Mobiles.co.uk
Monster-Shop
Morrisons
Mothercare
MyMemory
New Look
Nike
Nintendo Shop
Nintendo Store
NowTV
PlayStation PSN
Quiksilver
Reebok
RicherSounds
Roxy
Samsung
Schuh
Shopto
Simply Games
Sky Digital
Smyths Toys
Steam
Superdrug
Suit Direct
Three
Tesco (instore)
Tomtop
The Game Collection (TGC)
The Fragrance Shop
The Perfume Shop
The Works
Ultimate Outdoors
Very
Virgin Media
Virgin Mobile
Vodafone
Western Digital
Wiggle
Xbox
Zalando
Zavvi
Zoom

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Electronics
Gaming
Broadband & Phone Contracts
Fashion & Accessories
Family & Kids
Sports & Outdoors
Culture & Leisure
Home & Living
Garden & Do It Yourself
Health & Beauty
Groceries
Travel
Car & Motorcycle
Finance & Insurance
Services & Contracts



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Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... Yes? OK then, I'll get my coat
Massively overrated imo but hopefully this year will be different
MrSwitch29/10/2019 13:01

Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... …Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... Yes? OK then, I'll get my coat


Taxi is outside waiting

I dont see the attraction of Black Friday. Load of old hype for what....... Nothing basically. Just companies off loading their old stock & people getting in a frenzy buying stuff that they wouldn't ordinarily buy.
PureCordial29/10/2019 13:18

I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be …I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?


I quite like him
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Very informative, thanks. I do find that better deals can be had away from BF though generally (depending on what you are after)
Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... Yes? OK then, I'll get my coat
Great post, thanks for sharing, I was just wondering when Black Friday was
Massively overrated imo but hopefully this year will be different
jayhutton1029/10/2019 13:01

Very informative, thanks. I do find that better deals can be had away from …Very informative, thanks. I do find that better deals can be had away from BF though generally (depending on what you are after)


Smartphones, only smartphones, and of course hukd pens
Great post, thank you for sharing
My bf deal I’m after this year is
Apple air pods
apple watches
bakugan toys
bikes
MrSwitch29/10/2019 13:08

Smartphones, only smartphones, and of course hukd pens


If only we knew someone who knew where to get cheap smartphones
MrSwitch29/10/2019 13:01

Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... …Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... Yes? OK then, I'll get my coat


Taxi is outside waiting

I dont see the attraction of Black Friday. Load of old hype for what....... Nothing basically. Just companies off loading their old stock & people getting in a frenzy buying stuff that they wouldn't ordinarily buy.
Thanks for posting this!
MrSwitch29/10/2019 13:08

Smartphones, only smartphones, and of course hukd pens


Just bought a smartphone Mrswitch. I could have been due to you. The refurbished Mate 20 Pro from O2 recently. Seems brand new and good phone. Thanks if so.
jayhutton1029/10/2019 13:09

If only we knew someone who knew where to get cheap smartphones If only we knew someone who knew where to get cheap smartphones


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richp29/10/2019 13:09

Taxi is outside waiting (y)I dont see the attraction of Black Friday. …Taxi is outside waiting (y)I dont see the attraction of Black Friday. Load of old hype for what....... Nothing basically. Just companies off loading their old stock & people getting in a frenzy buying stuff that they wouldn't ordinarily buy.


No, don't kill the dream
I got a brand new samsung S8 with Vodafone 2 years ago for £25 for unlimited calls and texts.. contract will finish next month so hoping for a S10 at least....
Herculian effort, thanks!
I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?
MrSwitch29/10/2019 13:01

Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... …Is it just me that gets over excited when Black Friday comes along.... Yes? OK then, I'll get my coat


Nope I’ve been excited since the beginning of October.. already know what I’m buying.. excited is a understatement
PureCordial29/10/2019 13:18

I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be …I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?


I quite like him
PureCordial29/10/2019 13:18

I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be …I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?


I got the switch in a glitch during Black Friday so got it even cheaper for £139
Looking for a new laptop
And hoping ee have a good upgrade offer but knowing we it'll be an s10e for 32 quid a month for 10gb
PureCordial29/10/2019 13:18

I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be …I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?


Nintendo switch deals were good on black Friday last year definitely better than the Christmas sales, I regretted not buying then and waiting for Christmas.
I'm hoping for a Shark vaccum at a good discount.
super post very detailed all in one place
SoCal29/10/2019 13:12

I got a brand new samsung S8 with Vodafone 2 years ago for £25 for …I got a brand new samsung S8 with Vodafone 2 years ago for £25 for unlimited calls and texts.. contract will finish next month so hoping for a S10 at least....


I got the same deal with O2 and doing the same lol
PureCordial29/10/2019 13:18

I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be …I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?


Switch yes should find it for about £180 if you look hard enough don't forget AO price match so look for the most cheapest one you can find as as long as it's uk based then ring AO they will price match and you have the security of ordering through them.
hoping for a good contract phone deal.
perhaps p30 for £25 or less/month
mrsproudley29/10/2019 13:25

I got the switch in a glitch during Black Friday so got it even cheaper …I got the switch in a glitch during Black Friday so got it even cheaper for £139


I got AO to price match it so I didn't have to worry about it being cancelled lol
I am expecting Sky Mobile to have some great offers for Black Friday as well.
Last year, the Monday prior to Black Friday, I picked up an LG OLED TV from Richer Sounds. The price lasted less than 48hrs and on BF it was still £150 more than I paid for it. Last year retailers seemed worried they were going to miss out with the competition so many started early, hit their targets early and on the day itself prices were slightly higher
jayhutton1029/10/2019 13:01

Very informative, thanks. I do find that better deals can be had away from …Very informative, thanks. I do find that better deals can be had away from BF though generally (depending on what you are after)


Completely agree. Black Friday always ends up being a marketing tool to mislead people into thinking they got a deal. (Only the first + second year at a push weren’t like this) I’ll put money on that most deals have been cheaper throughout the year. (Especially with all the eBay codes that have been floating around.)

Ebay will be the one to watch. Their codes are what will make the best savings (should they do one).
PureCordial29/10/2019 13:18

I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be …I'm after a Nintendo Switch V2 and a Kindle. I assume the Kindle will be discounted as usual by Amazon but what do people think about the Switch?


I got an amazing deal on a V2 Switch from Very, after code for first time user £214 delivered
Finely detailed.
I predict this year's Black Friday is going to be a massive disappointment.
Another Switch related question, would it fall under a “Black Friday” deal or a “Cyber Monday” one? So would it be better to wait til the Monday for a deal instead of choosing a Friday one?
In need for a Nintendo Switch Lite for my young daughter £150 for Xmas this year, that would a reasonable deal.
Anything that helps me pay for Christmas this year will help ;-)
I'm after an Asus Zephyrus GX502GW at a price that doesn't make we want to cry a little..

Keeping fingers crossed for BF deal.
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