Typically ahead of the curve, Amazon has launched its Black Friday 2019 sales today — a whole week before the official Black Friday date on November 29. It is not the only retailer to get a head start, however — John Lewis and Currys PC World have also jumped on the bandwagon and launched their November deals today.
Yet Amazon is the Godfather of the Black Friday sales, as the retailer that brought over the shopping event to the UK from the States. Last year alone, customers saved over £40 million in the Amazon Black Friday sales, and this year should be no different. As the online retailer stocks everything from toothbrushes to beard trimmers, there are serious savings to be made (and early Christmas presents to be bought) across the board.
Today's deals comprise serious savings on televisions, laptops, headphones and more. Amazon-branded products (Echo Dot, Echo Show, Fire TV sticks, etc) also feature prominently in the sales. For more details, please see below for our round-up of the best Amazon Black Friday 2019 deals on offer today.
Today's best deals, according to The Telegraph
On the plus side, Amazon has launched hundreds of deals across a variety of tech and home appliances today. On the down side: that means you could be trawling on the site for hours.
To simplify the process, we have rounded up our favourite products in the sale so far...
1. Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
The Echo Dot, much like the Amazon Echo, is a small smart speaker that uses Alexa to play music, answer questions, tell you the news and more. It has a subtle pebble-like design that will suit any bedroom. Today, Amazon is offering this staple smart speaker at a 56 per cent discount. Already have a decent pair of speakers? The retailer is also selling the Echo Input (a device that adds Alexa to an external speaker) at a 57 per cent discount today, at £14.99, down from £34.99.
2. Apple iPad Pro - Silver
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro may not be as swish as the newer 11-inch or 12.9-inch models, but it still receives rave reviews for its functionality - you can easily watch movies or catch up on your favourite shows on your commute, plus it has a fast loading time, 10 hours of battery life and is easy to use. As it is a slightly older model, there is an impressive 49 per cent discount being offered - which is generous for such a pragmatic model.
If you want the kit with all the bells and whistles, however, there is a £200 discount on the 11-inch iPad Pro (now £719) and on the new 12.9-inch (now £1,518.99). The new model has a larger screen, uses Face ID and has a slightly better front camera, but it otherwise similar to the original model.
3. Philips 55PUS7304/12 4K UHD Smart TV
Black Friday is the time to invest in larger products, especially when they are given a significant discount. This 55-inch model from Philips has supreme picture quality, as it is 4K UHD, and can connect to apps, as it is a smart TV. It is energy efficient, with an A+ rating, and aesthetically pleasing, with its Ambilight in the background. Perfect for a movie night. This model has a 35 per cent discount, but Amazon has deals across its Samsung, Panasonic and LG models. Whichever model you go for, be sure to opt for 4K UHD for the best picture quality.
Smart home devices
Echo Show 8
The brand-new Echo Show 8 is surprisingly in the sales today. This 8-inch HD Smart Display connects to Alexa and can play music (with a rich stereo sound), display photos, set alarms, show you the day's news and more. Also in today's sales, the older model of the Echo Show 5 has a 38 per cent discount, at £49.99, down from £79.99.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Keep your home safe with the smart Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which allows you to see who's at your door - even when you're out of the house. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is also in the sales, at £119, down from £179.
Fitbit Charge 3
It's never too late to get into fitness - and this advanced fitness tracker can help get you there. Measuring heart rate, step count and swim time, the Fitbit Charge 3 is a pragmatic and straightforward fitness tracker, with a seven-day battery life.
Phones and Headphones
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones
Well known for the sound quality of their headphones, this offering from Bang & Olufsen is being significantly discounted in the Amazon Black Friday sales. While they aren't noise-cancelling, they do have superb sound and are supremely comfortable; plus, as they are wireless, they are the perfect gym accessory.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
With three levels of noise cancelling technology, these headphones are ideal when you're sitting next to that obnoxiously loud person on your commute. They may look simple, but these are actually smart headphones, Alexa and Google Assistant enabled, so you can easily listen to music or have your burning questions answered instantly.
Huawei P30 128 GB
As part of Amazon's Black Friday deals, the Huawei P30 model is being heavily discounted across the site. This model, with its high quality OLED screen and supreme picture quality (it has a triple camera), is being sold at 36 per cent off from its original retailing price.
Laptops and tablets
This is the newest Fire tablet from Amazon, and is up to 30 per cent faster than the previous models. It has 10 hours' battery and a 10.1" screen, so you can watch movies with ease on your commute. Plus, you can expect high quality picture definition, due to its 1080p Full HD display.
The older models are also in the sale, and the Fire HD 8 is fairly similar to the new model (but with a smaller screen) so it may be worth investing there instead. The best Fire HD deals in the Amazon Black Friday sales:
- Fire HD 8 - was £79.99, now £44.99.
- Fire 7 - was £49.99, now £29.99
- Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet - was £199.99, now £134.99
- Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet - was £129.99, now £84.99
Kindle Oasis (2019)
The new Kindle Oasis has more high-end features that its contemporaries. Not only is it thin and waterproof, as has come to be expected from the brand, but the Oasis also has an adjustable warm light, where you can shift the screen colour from white to amber. Particularly ideal for cosying up by the fire with a good book.
Other great Kindle offers on sale today:
ASUS ZenBook UX333 Full HD 13.3 Inch Laptop
Lightweight, quick and with a slick aesthetic, this model from ASUS is excellent value for money. It has a fairly large 13.3-inch screen (a matter of personal preference) yet is smaller than a piece of A4 paper. If this lightweight runaround doesn't tickle your fancy, Amazon is offering up to 25 per cent off other models, including the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, HP Chromebook 11, and offerings from Acer and Dell.
Oral-B Smart 4 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush
Black Friday is the ideal time to finally stock up on those home essentials. Like, for instance, a new electric toothbrush. This offering from Oral-B has a round head, which is good for reaching those nooks and crannies between your teeth - which, according to Oral-B, could remove more plaque.
Le Creuset Round Casserole 20cm Navy
A casserole dish from Le Creuset is one of those kitchen staples that feels like a slight indulgence, but is worth it because of the results. As we have found in our own review of the Le Creuset casserole dish, it is one of the best on the market, for its versatility (it even works in Agas) and gorgeous aesthetic. This deal will expire before midnight tonight, so don't miss out.
Miele 10661210 Blizzard CX1 Excellence PowerLine Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
On the lookout for a new vacuum cleaner? It may not be the most glamorous purchase, but it is certainly excellent value for money. This model from Miele has been highly reviewed for its suction power and for picking up pet hair. Amazon is also offering the Miele 11085200 Complete C3 Total Solution PowerLine for £262.49, at a 25 per cent discount.
Amazon's subscription services
As well as products, Amazon is offering deals on its subscription services this Black Friday (which, lest we forget, is a week-long event this year).
- New Prime Now customers will get £10 off their first shop.
- New AmazonFresh curstomers will get £40 off their first shop.
- Amazon Music Unlimited - new customers get up to four months of premium streaming for just £0.99.
- New members can explore Audible on any device for £3.99 a month for four months.
- Prime Video - up to 40% off select films, including Captain Marvel and Bohemian Rhapsody.
How to shop on Amazon this Black Friday
To prepare you for the havoc of Black Friday, we have collated some tips on how to check in and check out of Amazon, with your basket of deals, as quickly as possible.
- Create a membership. Be sure to register as a new customer so you can check out your items as quickly as possible. You could even save your card details to really speed up the process.
- Sign up for Amazon Prime. Amazon offer Prime members exclusive deals and early access to thousands of ‘lightning deals’ (the ones that usually sell out the fastest) 30 minutes before the rest of the internet.
- Keep track of the Telegraph’s live coverage of Black Friday - so you can find the best deals as soon as they’re on offer.
- Pre-fill your basket. Some savvy shoppers swear by pre-filling their baskets with rumoured products so they can check them out as soon as the deals go live.
- Shop around. While Amazon does usually have great deals, it doesn’t hurt to browse the Shopping tab on Google for a better deal.
- Check Flubit for a better deal. If you've found a product you like on Amazon, and you have a spare couple of hours, enter the URL into the Flubit generator - it will tell you if there's a better deal elsewhere on the internet. This can take up to three hours and Flubit, which receives a commission on each deal it facilitates, does sometimes admit that Amazon has the best price on an item.
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