The hype is starting to build for Black Friday 2016, with the US-imported shopping extravaganza now just two weeks away.
Black Friday 2015 was one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with shoppers spending £1.1bn. But our research has found that not all Black Friday deals are as good as the shops would have you believe.
To help you sort through the minefield of offers, we’ve picked out a few products you should look out for on Black Friday, and others you should steer clear of.
Take a look at the full list, plus our tips for making the most of the November sales, at our Black Friday deals guide.
Black Friday deals to avoid
Electric toothbrushes are often on special offer, so don’t get too excited if you spot one discounted on Black Friday. The Oral B Genius 9000 is a good example – it has an RRP of £280, but has been going for half that price somewhere ever since its launch this summer.
Nutribullet blenders are also almost always on sale. The same goes for its rival, the Nutri Ninja. We’ve frequently seen the Nutribullet 600 on offer for around £70, so any Black Friday offer will need to beat this if it’s going to be worthy of your attention.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 tablet is another product that’s frequently discounted, and there are also rumours that Samsung is working on a follow-up for a February 2017 release.
Black Friday deals to look out for
Apple’s laptops are rarely discounted, so if you spot the 12-inch MacBook – which normally costs £1,049 – on offer for less than £950, it could be worth investing in.
We don’t notice many variations in the price of Miele vacuum cleaners, and the popular Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog is no exception. It’s been £200 or so for the past year, so if the price drops on Black Friday you know you’ve got a good price on your hands.
And if a heavy-duty juicer is on your Black Friday wish list, consider the Sage Nutri Juicer Pro if you see it for less than £250. While the lower-spec version of this juicer – the Nutri Juicer – is often competitively priced, the Pro, which is more powerful, tends to sell for around £259.