If you’ve been waiting until– aka, the biggest shopping event of the year – to snap up a bargain on , , and , then you won’t have to wait much longer, as the main event is now just one day away.
Helping kick off the bonanza this year, Currys joined the likes of, , , and to launch its Black Friday events early with thousands of deals to be had across its extensive catalogues.
The sale includes hundreds of deals on a whole host of products including, , and , meaning you’re truly spoiled for choice.
Plus, don’t forget the retailer also has a “price promise” initiative, which means it will match the cost of products it finds stocked cheaper at other major retailers.
We’re here to save you from hours of scrolling with our pick of the best early deals to shop right now, which we will be updating throughout the week as more offers are added to Currys’s stellar sale.
The best early Currys Black Friday 2021 deals to shop now
The less expensive iPhone 12 pro model has many of the same features as the pro max, including the ceramic-shield screen technology, the A14 bionic chip and the ultra-wide and telephoto lenses. In our, we praised the “sleek stainless steel finish” and the “lovely new flat-edge design, harking back to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 days”. If you’re looking to upgrade, there’s no better time as Curry’s offering £50 off the model right now in its early Black Friday sale.
Amazon blink outdoor HD 1080p wifi security camera system, 2 cameras: Was £179.99, now £79.99,
Keeping our homes safe is a top priority for most of us, but reassurance normally comes with quite the price tag. That’s why this £100 saving on an Amazon blink outdoor camera system has caught our attention. Working with Alexa and featuring remote viewing from your smartphone and cloud back-up storage, this could be a great choice for anyone a bit tech-savvy.
Apple iPad pro, 2021, 256GB: Was £849, now £799,
If you’re looking for a new tablet, then Apple’s latest 2021 iPad pro has just gone on sale at Currys, beating Amazon’s previous Black Friday price cut. It’s powered by the same M1 chip that’s found in the new MacBook pro and there’s a liquid retina XDR screen, a Thunderbolt port, Face ID and some new rear and front-facing cameras. “The new iPad is not only the fastest and most powerful tablet you’ll come across, but it also outdoes most laptops,” our tester said in their. “The pro has the best of everything Apple makes.”
Dyson V11 absolute cordless vacuum cleaner: Was £599, now £439,
As well as fans and, Dyson is renowned for its vacuums – but they don’t come cheap. Luckily for us, Currys has slashed the price on the V11 model by £150 in its early Black Friday sale. The appliance came out on top over the Dyson V7 model in our , with our tester saying it “is the best cordless vacuum we’ve tried and moreover, is quite unlike anything else on the market.” They added: “It lasts longer on a single run, is more automated and has more features… In short, the is the crème-de-la-crème of cordless vacs.” It’s a no brainer really.
This is probably one of the best deals you’ll ever find on Apple’s fabulous smart speaker. The tech giant’s HomePod mini can rarely ever be found with a discount, but Currys is currently selling the space grey version with £20 off. “It offers fantastic sound for its size and plenty of smart features for its price,” our writer said in their. “It’s incredibly easy to set up on an Apple device, looks fantastic, and does everything you could want of it while taking up a tiny amount of space in any room.”
Amazon Echo dot, 3rd generation: Was £39.99, now £18.99,
Although it is not the newest Echo dot, the third-generation version is still an impressive device. It was previously included in our, with The Independent’s technology critic, David Phelan, praising its impressive performance at such a reasonable price. This device “can do all the Alexa-related tasks that the most advanced speakers do, such as answering questions, turning home gadgets on or off, and so on”. And we think it’d make a great alarm clock, too. So, if you’re looking for an affordable way to bring some smart tech into your home, then this is the one for you – especially now it’s only £18.99.
Thanks to the Currys Black Friday sale, you can save nearly £100 on one of Fitbit’s bestselling wearables. Taking the crown in our round-up of the, the sense seriously impressed our reviewer who said it was “one of the best all-round smartwatches we’ve tried”. They added: “It has the most comprehensive scope of health features in both the Fitbit range and potentially in the smartwatch market full stop.” Lauding the device’s high-tech stress, breathing and heart-rate monitors, as well as the crystal clear display, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa and hundreds of apps, our tester said the sense is “a multi-layered, premium smartwatch that rivals all big tech alternatives”.
Sony WF-1000XM4 noise cancelling earphones: Was £249, now £199,
There’s currently £50 off the Sony WF-1000XM4 earphones. The best of 2021, they’re a pair of noise-cancelling buds packed with clever features and supremely luscious audio fidelity. The earbuds can sense when you’re moving around and dial in the noise cancellation to suit your surroundings, ramping up when you’re on public transport or allowing in traffic sounds if you’re walking near a road. In our round-up of the, our reviewer praised the earphones’ bass response and overall quality. “Although these are small, light earbuds, they manage significant bass as well as great, precise clarity in higher notes. At once delicate and powerful, they have some of the best audio of any wireless headphones.”
Samsung QE43QN90AATXXU 43in smart 4K ultra HD HDR neo QLED TV: Was £1,299, now £949,
This Samsung set is special for a few reasons: it launched in 2021 so it’s still very new; it’s relatively petite for a QLED TV and so it’s ideal for smaller rooms; and it uses the brand’s latest “neo QLED” pixel technology for improved contrast and image quality over previous QLED panels. It might be the best 43in television you can buy, and right now there’s a generous £350 discount at Currys.
Philips 55OLED706/12 55in smart 4K: Was £1,399, now £979,
This 55in screen from Philips features the brand’s cinematic ambilight technology, which uses coloured lights embedded in the frame of the TV to create immersive effects when watching movies or playing games. This Philips TV also has Google Assistant built in, making searching for something to watch, or setting reminders, easier with just the sound of your voice. The OLED display is the best screen tech you can currently buy, and for less than £1,000 it’s an eye-catching offer – saving you £400 in the process. A similar model featured in our guide to the, where it was highlighted as the best option for picture processing. For more discounts on TVs from Samsung, LG, Hisense and more, check out our guide to the .
Wethe earlier model of the Google nest mini and were pretty impressed. Our tester called it a “great bit of kit”, with sound that “comfortably outperforms its size and microphones that cope with most situations with ease, with the vital feature of offering the best voice assistant on the market”. With a saving of over 40 per cent, this is quite an offer.
Samsung QE65QN94AATXXU 65in smart 4K: Was £2,299, now £1,699,
This ultra HD HDR neo QLED TV features Alexa, Bixby and Google Assistant. Reduced by a massive £600, its processor automatically upscales content to 4K quality, and there’s also an anti-glare screen.We reviewed a similar QLED model in our. It’s a technology “pioneered by Samsung” that features an LCD screen with LED backlight with a layer of minuscule “quantum dots” that “act like a filter to deliver more heavily saturated colours that are more precisely defined”.
Fitbit versa 2 with Amazon Alexa: Was £159, now £99,
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 £40 on the versa 2 device. When our writer reviewed the wearable for our round-up of the, 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,” they said, adding that the “sleep tracking is more detailed, recognising REM sleep as well as light and deep.”
Sennheiser momentum true wireless 2 earbuds: Was £279, now £189,
These noise-cancelling earbuds from Sennheiser are some of the best we’ve tried., our tester called them “a significant upgrade”., adding that “you don’t need to compromise on performance in exchange for comfort, or put up with unnecessary bulkiness if you want punchy, clear sound”. The only major downside our tester highlighted was the high price, which isn’t a problem right now with £90 off at Currys.
Tefal express compact anti-scale SV7120 steam generator iron: Was £229, now £69,
This may not be the most exciting Black Friday purchase, but it is a necessity. And saving money on the boring buys can feel like even more of a win than copping a deal on something more glam. With a steam output of 120g per minute, it’s not only money you’re saving, but time spent whizzing through your ironing pile. Although we haven’t tested this exact model, Tefal’s ultimate pure steam iron FV9830 was our top pick for hard water in ourround-up.
Delonghi autentica ETAM 29.510.SB bean to cup coffee machine: Was £699, now £369,
A caffeine fix can do wonders on dark mornings, and thankfullyis the perfect time to invest in a new . This Delonghi appliance is likely to offer you barista-quality Java at home since a similar model landed a spot in our review of the . Our writer praised its “slim and sleek” design and the fact it “encompasses much of the technology of pricier machines”. This Delonghi autentica features a milk frother for perfecting your latte art. And now with nearly 50 per cent off, you can’t go wrong.
LG OLED55C14LB smart 4K TV, 55in: Was £1,499, now £1,199:
There’s £300 off this 55in smart TV, which has an AI processor that automatically upscales low-resolution content so you can make the most of the 4K display. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control is built-in too, allowing you to use the TV as the centre of your smart-home system.
Nespresso by Magimix vertuo plus M600 coffee machine: Was £179, now £59,
With so many options for pod coffee machines on the market, and some costing upwards of £400, it can be hard to know which one to choose. But we here at IndyBest are big fans of Nespresso, especially this vertuo plus model, which currently has more than 60 per cent off. In our, our tester said it “fires on all cylinders”, adding that the coffee it made was “perfect every time”.
Beats solo 3 wireless Bluetooth headphones: Was £188.97, now £128.97,
Looking to upgrade your audio experience? Look no further than this pair of Beats solo 3 wireless headphones, which have been reduced by £60. With up to 40 hours of battery life they’re sure to last you a while but if you do find yourself caught out, the headphones offer a five-minute fast charge, which gives you three hours of playback. They’re also designed with on ear, cushioned ear cups that are adjustable so you can customise your fit and come in a range of colours. While we haven’t tested this particular model, the newer Beats solo pro (£249,) featured in our round-up of the .
Dyson V8 animal cordless vacuum cleaner: Was £299, now £199,
Calling all pet owners, this nifty vacuum is reduced to less than £200 right now. While we’re yet to review this exact model, the similar Dyson V11 animal (£499,) took the top spot in our guide to the . Our writer praised its weight, which makes it “easy to use all over the home” (the V8 is actually lighter), and its superb suction, clearing up “even the most matted sections of animal hair in just one sweep”. As Dyson’s sales are popular, we think this will sell out fast, so add it to your basket now.
Philips series 800 AC0820/30 air purifier: Was £154.99, now £110.99,
If you’re looking for a device that can help reduce pollutants from within your home, this home appliance is for you. While we’ve not tested this exact model, we did feature a similar one from the brand in our review of the, with our writer praising it for offering a “speedy clean”. The series 800 claims to remove 99.99 per cent of airborne allergens, viruses and aerosols, and thanks to Currys, it’s nearly 30 per cent off.
Tefal actifry genius+ FZ773840 air fryer: Was £220, now £99,
Cook up a storm in the kitchen with thisthat featured in our . Owing to its nifty features, including a self-stirring paddle, preset functions and automatic temperature adjustments, “you’re in air-fryer heaven” here. As for its cooking performance, all you have to do is “bung in your chopped up raw potatoes with a tiny amount of oil”, and you’ll “return later to faultless, evenly cooked fries”. A must-have appliance for any foodies among us.
Asus C202 11.6in Chromebook: Was £199, now £129,
A cheap but decent laptop for students or professionals who are always on the move, this Asus Chromebook is powered by Google’s own operating system and has a bright 1080p screen that’s sharp enough for both work and play. We featured the C202 in our round-up of, where our tester was suitably impressed, saying “if you want to pay as little as possible for a laptop, it’s hard to beat this model from Asus”.
Huawei watch 3 active, black, 46 mm: Was £349, now £279.99,
Track your progress and be well on your way to achieving your fitness goals with this Huawei sports watch. You can monitor your heart rate, steps and more when running and cycling, as well as during swimming thanks to the wearable’s water resistance. The built-in eSIM lets you stay connected over 4G meaning you can make calls, receive messages and enable voice assistance, or simply connect your smartphone via Bluetooth. With more than 100 workouts available to access, this watch should help you push yourself to new levels. Plus, there’s no need for regular charging as the brand claims the battery life lasts up to two weeks.
Lenovo ideapad flex 5i 13.3″ 2 in 1 Chromebook: Was £499, now £429,
If you’re looking to save on a Chromebook, Currys has discounted this Lenovo ideapad by nearly 15 per cent for Black Friday. Boasting a full HD touchscreen, battery life up to 10 hours and a weight of 1.35kg, it’s perfect for working and browsing on the go. In ourof a similar and pricier ideapad laptop from Lenovo, our tester praised the screen, battery life and solid body, adding that it’s “for users who want the reliability of a laptop but the portability of a tablet and will provide you with a solid and reliable performance”.
Sage the barista pro SES878BSS espresso coffee machine: Was £729, now £599,
For truly barista-quality coffee, this Sage appliance delivers on all fronts. Praised by our writer (and ex-barista themselves) in our round-up of the, they said “it is essentially a smaller version of the real coffee shop deal. It comes completely set up – a huge bonus – so all you need to do is fit the water filter in the tank, fill the hopper with beans and away you go.” You can also grind beans to personal preference, select the size and temperature of espresso shots and manually steam and froth milk using the steam attachment. Thanks to Currys, you can save £130 on the machine right now.
Sony ZV1 compact vlogging camera, black: Was £699, now £599,
Whether you want to kickstart your YouTube career or just take beautiful snapshots on your travels, the Sony ZV1 is the best compact camera you can buy. Right now there’s £100 off in Currys’s Black Friday sale. We awarded the Sony ZV1 the top spot in our round-up of theearlier this year. “It offers the features and functionality of a way more expensive mirrorless camera, in a compact package that’s as convenient to carry around as a smartphone,” said our expert tester.
Microsoft 13.5in Surface book 3: Was £1,599, now £1,249,
There’s an eye-catching £350 off Microsoft’s gorgeous two-in-one surface book 3 at Currys. This is the brand’s flagship laptop, a high-performance and impressive-looking machine with a beautiful, minimalist design to give Apple a run for its money. We featured it in our round-up of the, where our reviewer was bowled over. “The surface book 3 has performance to back up its looks,” they said. “The keyboard is comfortable to work on and the 3:2 ratio screen is a natural fit for web browsing and document editing. At the touch of a button, the screen comes away and can be used as a fully mobile Windows tablet.”
JBL xtreme 2 portable Bluetooth speaker: Was £249, now £149,
JBL is well-known for its range of high-performing mid-level speakers and the xtreme 2 is no exception. With up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, Bluetooth connectivity and a IPX7 waterproof rating, it’s no wonder that. “It’s got to be my JBL xtreme 2 portable speaker. I can’t live without music in the house – I have it on in the background throughout the day,” she told IndyBest. While we haven’t tested this model, JBL’s charge 4 featured in our round-up of the , with our reviewer calling it “robust yet sophisticated”.
Philips 58PUS9006/12 58” smart 4K ultra HD HDR LED TV with Google Assistant: Was £949, now £779,
There are plenty of stellar savings on televisions over Black Friday and this deal from Currys gets you £170 off this Philips 58in smart TV. With LED lighting, cinematic sound thanks to Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant and HD colour technology, the brand promises a more immersive watching experience at home. There’s also a built-in Freeview HD tuner so you can watch all your favourite channels, as well as Android streaming and gaming apps.
JVC TH-D227BA 2.0 compact sound bar: Was £49.99, now £34.99,
Upgrade your home entertainment set-up with this JVC sound bar, currently reduced by 30 per cent in Currys’s Black Friday sale. The compact design is compatible for TVs 17in and over and it features a pair of built-in full-range speakers (15W) to give you quality stereo sound. Bluetooth connectivity means you can not only stream sound from your TV, but also your phone, tablet or other smart devices.
Tefal easy fry compact EY101827 air fryer: Was £83.99, now £39,
Whip up quick, easy and healthy meals with the help of this Tefal air fryer, which has more than 50 per cent off. Requiring no more than one spoon of oil, or none depending on the recipe, this gadget will help to keep your oil intake down, whether you’re cooking broccoli or chips. This particular model is also dishwasher safe, which means you won’t have to spend ages cleaning it after use, and has a 0.6kg capacity, which makes it a great option for small kitchens, households and storing in tight spaces.
LG ultragear quad HD 32in LCD gaming monitor: Was £499, now £349,
Complete your gaming set-up with this LCD monitor that’s designed with nano technology, which LG claims allows for a wider colour gamut, so you can experience vivid and lifelike colour as you’re roaming through RPG landscapes. The monitor also has quad HD resolution and comes with an adjustable stand, so you can find the perfect position to suit you. While we haven’t tested this exact model, a similar LG monitor won best buy in our, so we can testify to the brand’s reputability.
Asus TUF dash F15 15.6in gaming laptop: Was £1,049, now £799,
Gaming laptops take the performance of bleeding-edge desktop PCs and compress all that technology into a portable form factor, providing a more compact way to play PC games wherever you are. The Asus TUF dash F15 sports a 144hz screen for silky smooth frame rates and is equipped with a high-performance GTX 3050 ti graphics card that can handle even the latest releases. This particular model has been clocked running Fortnite at 180fps.
Lenovo smart clock essential with Google Assistant: Was £39.99, now £18.99,
If you’re struggling to get out of bed in the morning, now is the perfect time to invest in a smart clock, like this one from Lenovo, which currently has £21 off in the Currys early Black Friday sale. Designed to work with Google Assistant, you can set the clock to wake you up to the news, your favourite playlist or your bedside lamp gradually brightening. Plus, it can be used to help you drift off too – simply say “Hey Google, goodnight” and the clock will play some soothing music.
JBL tune wireless Bluetooth headphones: Was £39.99, now £29.99,
Whether you love to listen to podcasts while working or your favourite album on repeat during a workout, a pair of wireless headphones is a must. This pair from JBL now has 25 per cent off and come with up 40 hours battery life, meaning you’ll get nearly two whole days of listening on a single charge. The headphones also have a multi-point connection, which means you can connect to two devices and easily switch between them, and come with buttons on the earcups to skip tracks, adjust the volume, and pick up calls. A different version of this model is featured in our round-up of the, with our tester praising them for being “impressive for the price”.
Sage fast slow go multicooker: Was £169, now £124,
If you’re looking for an appliance that will take all the hassle out of dinner time, consider this multicooker from Sage, which featured in. Our tester said the gadget is “very intuitive to use” and praised it for being a “one-pot whizz” that can “sear, sauté, steam and reduce in moments”.
Sage 3X bluicer SJB615SHY juicer: Was £299, now £199,
Save £100 on the 3X bluicer pro from Sage, which is a jug blender and a centrifugal juicer rolled into one. The kitchen gadget featured in our round-up of the, with our tester saying that it “worked exquisitely well” when making fresh juice and smoothies. It can, however, also make soups and, because it has a generous 1.5l capacity, you’ll be able to make large batches in one go.
Sodastream genesis sparkling water maker: Was £99.99, now £44,
Get delicious sparkling water at home with Sodastream’s sparkling water maker. This set, now with £55.99 off, comes with a carbonating bottle, a C02 cylinder, and makes up to 60 litres of bottle-quality sparkling water straight from the tap. The ideal Christmas present for somebody who prefers sparkling over still!
What is Black Friday?
The event originally began as a one-day shopping event to mark the start of the festive season, taking place on the day after Thanksgiving in the US.
It’s since made its way across the Atlantic and typically spans the entire weekend, finishing on, though each year retailers kick off their sales earlier, with more taking part and with bigger savings to be enjoyed.
The sale is a great chance to shop for a bigger item such as aor a – they may not be the most exciting purchases, but they are often expensive and have the best discounts.
What’s the history of Black Friday?
The day started as a one-day shopping bonanza in the States, falling on the day after Thanksgiving and marking the start of theshopping season.
It’s thought that the first use of the term “Black Friday” was in Philadelphia in the early 1960s, where police officers used it to describe the chaotic traffic that occurred the day after Thanksgiving, when people returned home after visiting their families. It’s also possible the phrase became associated with retail as it refers to the period when American shops make most of their profit, therefore putting them “into the black”.
In the Noughties, due to increased news coverage and the prevalence of camera phones, the world began to see videos of US shoppers rushing into stores to graband on . Since then, awareness of the day has grown globally.
Amazon launched its first Black Friday promotion in 2010, and then more UK retailers started getting in on the act. It’s now become a major fixture for retailers and is often your last chance to bag a bargain before the post-sales.
When is Black Friday 2021?
The sales event 2021 falls on 26 November, with deals spanning the whole weekend and often includingon 29 November.
In 2020, retailers encouraged customers to shop from home during the pandemic by making the majority of deals available online. For 2021, we expect the biggest discounts to continue to be on the web.
What is Cyber Monday?
The Monday after theweekend is called – named as such because it was traditionally when online purchases would peak ahead of the period. Now it’s a sales event in its own right, and this year it takes place on 29 November.
Retailers often continue to slash their prices on this day with new stock, so if you missed out on any deals across the Black Friday weekend, you may be able to find a newer, better deal on Monday.
It’s also your last opportunity to shop the sales before 25 December, so it’s the ideal time to tick off your Christmas shopping list.
What’s the best way to get a Black Friday 2021 deal?
Across the Black Friday sales, our dedicated team at IndyBest are handpicking the biggest and best discounts on, , , and products from all the sales and at specific retailers such as Currys, , and .
We also have extensive guides on how to bag the best bargain, so make sure you keep this page bookmarked so you’ll be in the best position to get the most impressive discounts.
Deals are likely to be available both online and in-store for the 2021sale, unlike in 2020, when a nationwide lockdown dictated that all non-essential retail shops had to remain closed throughout November.
Tips for shopping Currys Black Friday 2021 sale
IndyBest has mastered the art of finding the best bargains and will be bringing you the top discounts throughout the event to help you navigate the sales.
Before you embark on any shopping, you’ll want to make a list of items you need. This will help you avoid impulse buys that you may later regret. Once you have your shopping list ready, look around to find the RRP price so you’ll know if the price is really a bargain or not.
Shopping online also comes in handy when buying big-ticket items such asand like , as you can score a discount and have your purchase delivered to your doorstep without ever leaving home. At Currys, standard delivery is free and orders take three to five business days to arrive, but you can also pay £10 for a weekday time slot between 12pm and 5pm if you order by 9pm.
It’s also a good idea to read the retailer’s returns policy before buying and to check terms and conditions for sites you’ve not used before. And don’t forget to measure up too if you’re buying larger items, not only the space you’re buying for, but your entrance too.
Where can I find the best Black Friday 2021 deals?
You’ll find the best deals and discounts at IndyBest throughout the run-up to Black Friday and through to Cyber Monday, so make sure you bookmark ourpage to always be in the know about what retailers and brands are included and what savings are on offer.
For all the information on the best deals across all the participating retailers, read our guide to the.
For the latest discounts on home appliances, tech, toys and more, try the links below:
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