Black Friday is now just three days away and the deals and promotions are hotting up on the Argos homepage as well as those of the other UK retailers.
The Argos Black Friday sale went live on Saturday and similar to last year, Argos has gone a bit early with some great deals on toys and more.
Argos is offering a ‘buy now’ promise to entice you to spend your money all week rather than just on Friday – telling its customers “our Black Friday event offers won’t go lower on Black Friday at Argos, or we’ll refund the difference”.
So you should feel fairly confident that the deals on offer here are strong enough to compete with those you’ll find on Black Friday itself. If they’re not, you’ll get some cash back!
The early forecast for the Argos deals is that most of the tech deals are not that strong – in fact over half of the ones we’ve checked are still more expensive than the current Amazon prices. We’ve included the ones we think are worth buying.
The really strong deals appear to be on toys so if you want to pick up some toys for the small people in your life in time for Christmas, Argos is the place to be right now.
There’s also a great deal on the Google Chromecast which is down to just £20.
We fully expect more items to be added to the Argos sale throughout the week and particularly on Black Friday itself so we’ll keep updating this page with the best offers.
The best Argos Black Friday deals 2016:
On this page we’re listing what we think look like the best Argos Black Friday deals. Obviously some of the deals are better than others so we’re picking through them in order to surface the best offers.
LG Smart TV: grab the 43-inch LG 43LH570V Full HD Smart LED TV, down to £295.
LG Smart TV: got more room in your living room? The 49-inch LF 49LH570V Full HD Smart LED TV is down to £349.
PS4 Slim bundle: the PS4 Slim 500GB Call of Duty Infinite Warfare console bundle is yours for an incredible £199.99!
Bose earphones: listen up! The Bose SoundSport audio-only in-ear headphones are down to £39.99.
LG Soundbar: Want a better-sounding TV? The LG SH5 320W Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer is lower than ever at £149.99.
Acer Aspire laptop: Get the Acer Aspire ES 15.6in AMD E1 laptop with 4GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive for £179.99 – a saving of £100.
Beats by Dre: Save £35 on the Beats by Dre PowerBeats 2 Wireless Sports Headphones – now down to £99.99.
Surround sound system: Grab the Philips Firestorm CSS5235Y 400W Wireless Surround System for an authentic home cinema experience. It’s reduced to £279.99 – that’s a saving of £170!
GoPro Action Camera: Save £100 on the GoPro Hero+ LCD Screen Full HD Action Camera – now down to £149.99.
PS4 Slim 1TB: Get the PS4 Slim 1TB Watch Dogs 2 Console Bundle for £249.99, and get The Division for just £10.
Amazon Fire TV Stick: Get it cheaper than at Amazon – now £24.95!
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite:now down to just £79.99
Amazon Fire: get this 7-inch tablet for just £29.99!
Google Chromecast: get Google’s streaming dongle and make any TV a smart TV. It’s £28.50 everywhere else but at Argos it’s currently just £20
Android phone: Pick up the awesome LG G4 smartphone for £50 cheaper than anywhere else – it’s down to £249.95
Android phone: Get the Sony Xperia E5 smartphone for less than £100 – it’s down to just £99.95 which is an awesome price!
Android tablet: Argos is selling the Bush Spira 10-inch Android tablet for a £70 discount. It comes in silver and with 32GB storage and it’s down to just £79.99
Cheap 4K TV: If you’re after a cheap 4K TV, Argos has discounted two options from Hitachi. It has a 48-inch model going for just £349.99 and a 55-inch version on sale for £449.99. Obviously these TVs aren’t going to be leaders in picture quality but you can’t argue with those prices.
HP laptop bundle:Pick up this red HP 15-ay020na laptop with a laptop bag, a mouse and a copy of McAfee for £269.99. It’s going for the same price on Amazon at the moment – but without the extra bits thrown in.
Windows phone: Pick up the Microsoft Lumia 550 smartphone which has been reduced to £49.99
Soundbar: Need a super cheap soundbar to make your TV sound a bit better? This Alba one is now just £19.99
Philips headphones: Pick up the stylish Philips SHL3160 on-ear headphones for just £12.49
Argos toy deals
LEGO Friends: catch the LEGO Friends Pop Star Tour Bus for £17.49.
LEGO Disney: don’t let the LEGO Disney Princess Else Sparkling Ice Castle go – it’s down to £17.49 until supplies melt.
LEGO Friends: grab the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House Playset for £29.99.
LEGO Elves: there’s no need to dig for diamonds when you can get the LEGO Elves Precious Crystal Mine Playset for £12.49.
LEGO City: the LEGO City Spaceport is down to £34.99.
LEGO Juniors: packed with fun, the LEGO Juniors Fire Suitcase is on sale for just £9.99.
LEGO Star Wars: snap up the LEGO Star Wars Droid Escape Pod for £9.99 before it gets away!
LEGO Star Wars: make like an angry Wampa and grab the LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack Playset for £9.99.
LEGO Super Heroes: get LEGO Super Heroes Captain America Movie 1, down to £9.99.
Games table: The four-in-one games table is great whether you enjoy table football, pool, table tennis, air hockey or all four. It’s half price at £59.99.
Disney’s Frozen: The book of the film is on sale for a frankly ridiculous 9p.
Disney’s Frozen: Don’t let it go! The Disney Frozen Ice Magic Elsa Doll is less than half price at £11.49.
Disney’s Cinderella: For your little princess – the Girls Cinderella Bundle has everything she needs to dress up as her heroine, and is half price at £29.99.
Trampoline: Get the Chad Valley 6ft trampoline – ideal for little ones – for just £69.99
Minions: Get the Tumbling Stuart toy for half the price of anywhere else – now £9.99
Minions: Get the Despicable Me Minions Build-A-Minion set for £14.99
LEGO: Get the Nexo Macy’s Thunder Macee LEGO set from the NEXO Knights series for £11.99
Nerf: Buy the Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 blaster gun for half price – it’s down to £29.99
Star Wars: A Star Wars scooter – what more could a kid want? This one is down to £97.49 for a limited time
Star Wars: Get a remote control Star Wars BB-8 droid with a saving of £17 – it’s now £42.99
Playmobil: Get this 123 Police and Ambulance play set for less than half price – now £13.99
Peppa Pig: Get the Peppa Pig Lighthouse Mega Set for £13.99 until stock runs out
Zoomer Chimp: Go bananas with this “lifelike” smart chimp who knows over 100 tricks and makes over 200 sounds and voice commands – down to £94.99
Scooby Doo: Zoinks, Scoob! Get the Scooby Doo Mystery of the Frighthouse Playset for £22.99.
Intelligent Robot: The cheeky I-Que Intelligent Robot is an interactive electronic pal with a fun sense of humour. He’s down to £29.99 – less than half price!
Argos home deals
Philips Air Fryer: cook your chips the healthier way with the Philips HD9220 Viva Air fryer with Rapid Air Technology – now less than half price at £69.99.
Morphy Richards microwave: Now you’re cooking! The Morphy Richards D80D 20L 800W microwave with grill is down to only £49.99.
Christmas tree lights: Get a pack of 80 multi-function LED christmas tree lights in warm white and light up your tree for just £6.66. You can also pick up a pack of 80 multicoloured lights for the same price.
Christmas tree: ‘Tis nearly the season! Grab the 6ft Imperial Christmas Tree for £17.49. How’s that for an early present?
Christmas tree: The 6ft Noel Christmas Tree is down to £11.99.
Crock-Pot slow cooker: Throw in some vegetables and meat in the morning, then come home to a delicious hot stew with the Crock-Pot 3.5-litre slow cooker for just £22.49.
Tefal Steam Generator: The Tefal GV7341 Compact Pressurised Steam Generator Iron is less than half price at £69.99, and will make light work of even the most intimidating mountain of laundry.
Nutri Ninja: Grab the Nutri Ninja BL450UKSG Blender in Space Grey – perfect for making delicious smoothies – for £44.99.
Stanley Fatmax: get the awesome Stanley Fatmax cordless hammer drill for less than half price – it’s now £59.99
Nutribullet: a favourite from last year’s Black Friday sale, get the Nutribullet Deluxe 600 Series blender for £69.99
Dyson vacuum cleaner: pick up the Dyson DC40 Animal bagless vacuum cleaner which is now £199.99
Dyson vacuum cleaner: get the Dyson V6 Flexi Cordless vacuum cleaner for £189.99
Dyson vacuum cleaner: Vacuum up the Dyson V6 Fluffy Cordless Handstick Vacuum Cleaner for £229.99.
Coffee machine: Not just a coffee machine – a whole coffee bar for your kitchen. Get the smart, sleek Ninja CF060UK Coffee Machine for £99.99.
Microwave: The super-smart De’Longhi P80T5A Standard microwave in stainless steel is half price at £54.99.
Argos white goods deals
Fridge freezer: in the market for a new fridge? The Hisense RQ560N4WC1 American Fridge Freezer is down to £529.99 – that’s a saving of £270 on the regular price.
Condenser tumble dryer: no more tumble dryer hoses! The super efficient Bosch WTW863S1GB 7KG condenser tumble dryer is just £379.99 – a saving of £170.
Washing machine: clean your clothes the smart way with the Samsung WF80F5E0W2W 8KG 1200 Spin Washing Machine – now down to £329.99.
What to expect from Argos on Black Friday 2016:
So what can we expect from Argos’ Black Friday deals in this year’s post-halloween, pre-christmas sales bonanza?
“Last year Argos went live with its Black Friday deals one week early and was rewarded with record traffic”
Well, it’s likely to be things that have been available for a while, and might soon be superseded by newer products. Electronics are the cornerstone of Black Friday and with lots of lovely new TVs and similar being announced in January, November is a good time to start offering deals.
It’s also worth remembering that with Christmas coming Argos will want to make some room in those stores for new lines that will sell well in the festive period. Prepare yourself for good deals on the stuff that didn’t sell over the summer. If you’re keen on a paddling pool, Black Friday might be the perfect time to grab a cheap deal.
Last year Argos did a really decent job with Black Friday too. It released its deals a week early, but promised the prices wouldn’t go lower on the big day itself. It also backed that promise up by refunding any difference in price consumers did notice.
What Argos did on Black Friday last year:
Last year Argos did some pretty interesting deals on Black Friday – in fact it was going deals crazy for almost the whole of November and December. There’s a good one that comes up every so often that reduces a Tassimo coffee machine down to almost nothing – it’s usually a £70 discount on the list price.
These coffee machines are excellent, and although they lock you into a proprietary T-Disc system, those are widely available and not too expensive. The company also cut the price of GoPros, refurbished iPhones and 70 quid off an iPad Air. This sort of stuff is ideal to hoard as presents for Christmas gifts.
1. Sony PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4 500GB with Uncharted bundle was £249.99 at Argos.co.uk on Black Friday last year. Right now that bundle will cost you £269.99 on Amazon, so you can see this was a rock solid deal you wouldn’t be regretting nearly a year later.
2. Nintendo 3DS
On Black Friday last year Argos was selling the Nintendo 3DS handheld games console for £70 – the price of this handheld console has dropped again since then, so perhaps we’ll see even better deals this year. It’s a lot of fun for the money!
3. Philips 4K TV
A fantastic Philips 55-inch 4K TV was reduced to £650 on Black Friday last year, which isn’t so surprising now, but with 4K TV prices falling there’s sure to be some amazing offers, and Philips TVs are excellent.
4. Apple iPhones
Argos also sold refurbished iPhone 4S phones for just £99.95 in November last year, even then it was an older model but absolutely ideal for someone young or those who don’t want the latest and greatest handset.
The GoPro Hero 3+ was going for just £150 at Argos on Black Friday last year and these little cameras are in-demand and really excellent for outdoor activities. The Hero 3+ is not the latest model now but it’s still a brilliant action cam.
Argos Black Friday deals to expect in 2016:
1.PS4 is going to be the hottest deal, that’s our prediction. Why? Because there’s a new PS4 coming, the Pro, which will mean interest in the older console will dwindle. If you’re not interested in VR, grab a bargain on the original PS4.
2.Expect laptops to get the usual price slashing too. There were some nice deals last year and because PC tech moves so quickly there are sure to be some bargains.
3. It’s a bit unimaginative. But there will be plenty of discounted TVs this year too. These days 4K is cheaper, but new tech like HDR TVs mean that older stuff doesn’t sell as well – this means deep discounts.
4.Samsung phones should see a discount too – with the Note 7 recall the company will want to shift some S7s, so perhaps there will be some real price-drops. If not, keep an eye out for a cheap S6 Edge, one of the best phones ever.
5.Apple Watch – the first generation might get some sort of price drop for Black Friday, with the new model out it seems quite likely so do keep your eyes peeled.
How to find the best Argos Black Friday deals:
To locate all of the best Argos Black Friday deals this year, stay right here on TechRadar. We’ve got you covered for the very best deals. We are quite literally scouring the net to get you the lowest prices on everything we think you might want. We’ll be using this page to keep you updated so do a bookmark (are bookmarks still a thing?) and keep checking back as Black Friday approaches.