There’s more to Black Friday than Amazon

Black Friday 2016 is expected to be the biggest shopping day of all time, ever, according to major retail sources. And the majority of the cash flowing to those Black Friday deals will be heading into the coffers of online retailers.

As we’ve recently discussed, Amazon Black Friday deals tend to be pretty darn good – we’ve even picked out five Amazon gadgets to watch this Black Friday. But, while Amazon is one of the biggest retailers on the web, selling everything from Kindle e-readers to nappies, it’s not the only one flogging Black Friday deals this November.

A true deal-hunter casts their net wide – so make sure you’re fishing in the following waters if you want the best Black Friday deals to come your way.

Best Black Friday retailers

In the UK, high street retailer John Lewis has always been a shopping stalwart. With its ‘Never knowingly undersold’ slogan, it’s been price-matching before that was common practice, and has built a fantastic reputation thanks to its rock-solid in-store warranty program. 

With a growing gadgets and tech department, John Lewis Black Friday deals will be ones to watch online.

Currys’ early foray onto the Black Friday deals circuit was a little more problematic. Anticipating overwhelming traffic numbers, it made its online customers queue to enter the site back in 2014, but has refined the process since. 

As a leading gadget retailer, it’s a good place to look for laptops and TV deals, while previous Black Friday events have seen Currys slash the price of Apple iPads too. It’s definitely worth cross-referencing Currys Black Friday deals with the competition.

But Black Friday isn’t just about tech – with Christmas arriving just a few short weeks later, it’s a great opportunity to tick off some of the items on those festive wishlists too. 

While the Argos catalogue may be acting as just a doorstop at the moment, the high street retailer has a massive range of items for sale, from kids’ toys and homeware to the gadgetry so dear to TechRadar’s heart. 

If you’re on the hunt for a bargain, but aren’t quite sure what you’re looking for, the Argos Black Friday deals will be a good place to start come November 25.

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