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John Lewis is slashing its prices, promising big discounts on everything from ovens and TVs to mattresses. To save you time and money, we’ve waded through the John Lewis Black Friday deals and picked out the very best, below.
Black Friday is here and John Lewis is price-matching eager competitors and their sales.
All of the products and deals listed here have been carefully selected by our experts. Each product scores well in our independent lab tests, though we recommend you take a look at our full reviews before buying to check if it’s the right choice for you.
We only list offers that we genuinely consider to be good value, based on our extensive pricing knowledge, so you can be confident that you’re getting a decent deal.
- Find out more: our expert pick of the very best Black Friday deals
Last updated 30 November
As John Lewis publishes new deals we’ll be keeping this page updated with the very best. We’ll add a note where we’ve spotted things going out of stock, but it’s worth checking the John Lewis site anyway, as stock levels may fluctuate.
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- John Lewis Black Friday TV deals
- John Lewis Black Friday vacuum cleaner deals
- John Lewis Black Friday laptop deals
- John Lewis Black Friday tablet deals
- John Lewis Black Friday sound bar deals
- John Lewis Black Friday wearable tech deals
- John Lewis Black Friday headphone deals
- John Lewis Black Friday washing machine deals
- John Lewis Black Friday mattress deals
- John Lewis Black Friday oven deals
- John Lewis Black Friday coffee maker deals
- John Lewis Black Friday deals to avoid
- Returning Black Friday purchases to John Lewis
John Lewis Black Friday TV deals
Samsung QE65Q80T – was £1,999, now £1,299 (35% off, according to the retailer)
We liked: Excellent sound quality
We didn’t like: Colours could look more natural at times
Take the starting price here with a grain of salt. This model’s price has been steadily dropping in other stores – where we’ve recently seen it selling for as low as £1,399. That said, this is still the best price we’ve seen so far – making it a good pick if you’re looking for a big TV with all the latest features.
However, this 65-inch Samsung QLED has stiff competition from other models – so what was the picture quality like in our expert lab tests?
Sony KD55A8BU – was £1,599, now £1,299 (19% off, according to the retailer)
Same price at: Currys PC World
We liked: Easy to use, well-balanced contrast
We didn’t like: Colours a little warm at times
This high-end OLED TV is packed with features, including voice control, customisable menus and the ability to record two shows at once. Our expert panel was generally impressed by the sound quality, though the treble could be more powerful at times. This is about as cheap as we’ve seen this model – but does the picture quality justify the price?
More TV deals:
- Samsung QE49Q80T– was £1,099,now £799 (19% off, according to the retailer) – out of stock when last we checked
- LG 49NANO866NA was £699, now £579 (17% off, according to the retailer) – out of stock when last we checked
- LG 43UN74006LB was £400 now £319 (20% off, according to the retailer) – out of stock when last we checked
John Lewis Black Friday vacuum cleaner deals
Shark Anti Hair Wrap with Flexology IZ251UKT – was £478.99, now £299 (38% off, according to the retailer)
Out of stock at John Lewis last time we checked, but available for the same price at: Shark
We liked: Great on hard floors, picks up pet hair
We didn’t like: Poor performance on low power settings
This cordless vacuum typically retails at as much as £479 at John Lewis. While we’ve seen it dip to its current price before, it doesn’t get much cheaper, making this a good deal. This model impressed us with its battery life and performance on hard floors – but how did it do on carpets?
Dyson V8 Absolute Extra– was £399.99, now £299 (25% off, according to the retailer)
We liked: Easy to use, dust ejector feature
We didn’t like: Short battery life on most powerful setting
This Dyson cordless vacuum usually sells from around £350, and this is about as good a price as we’ve seen. Dyson is selling an exclusive variant, the Absolute Pro, for the same price, though we’ve seen significant queues to access its website in the lead up to Black Friday. That version comes with a couple of extra attachments, including a handy flexi-hose extension, so it’s worth comparing the two before you buy. It’s certainly easier to use than many corded vacuums – but can it match bulkier models on cleaning power?
More vacuum cleaner deals:
- Shark Anti Hair Wrap with Flexology IZ201UK – was £349.99, now £199 (43% off according to the retailer) – out of stock when last we checked
John Lewis Black Friday laptop deals
Asus Chromebook Flip – was £499, now £398 (20% off, according to the retailer)
Same price at: Currys PC World
We liked: Good battery life, stylish
We didn’t like: unimpressive screen
This budget Chromebook from Asus doesn’t redefine what you can expect from a Chromebook – but it does get the job done. The screen is on a fully flexible hinge, so you can turn the screen around to sit flush with the bottom of the laptop, which is useful when you’re short on space. But is it powerful enough for your needs?
Samsung Galaxy book Ion 13 – was £1,249, now £1,049 (16% off, according to the retailer
We liked: Very light, great battery performance
We didn’t like: Screen quality drops off at the edges
This premium laptop from Samsung usually retails for around £1,250. At less than a kilogram, it’s about as light as laptops this size get. It isn’t light on features though – it has all the connections and ports you’ll need, plus a fingerprint scanner and a touchpad that doubles as a wireless phone charger. Even the battery is great. So does all that come at the expense of sheer computing power?
2020 Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (Core i3) – was £999, now £879 (12% off, according to retailer)
Same price at: Currys PC World
We liked: Fast, good build quality
We didn’t like: Battery life not as good as other high-end laptops
We’ve seen this model selling elsewhere for closer to £920 recently, but this is still as cheap as we’ve seen the most recent MacBook Air at a major retailer. The biggest change from previous models is the keyboard, which has returned from using controversial ‘clicky’ butterfly keys to a more conventional style. Our experts tested the slightly more powerful i5 version in our labs, but otherwise the two models are the same.
2020 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch – was £1,249, now £1,180 (6% off, according to retailer)
Same price at: Currys PC World
We liked: Fast, great battery life
We didn’t like: Only two ports
There’s a lot to like about the 2020 MacBook Pro, and this is as cheap as we’ve seen it so far. It’s well-built and the battery life was impressive in our test labs. The screen and sound are hard to beat on a laptop this size too. This model only has two ports – both USB-C, which double as Thunderbolt 3 ports, meaning you’ll either need to upgrade or buy an adapter to use peripherals with traditional chunky USB connections. So how well does the MacBook Pro cope with daily life?
John Lewis Black Friday tablet deals
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Core i5) was £899, now £659 (27% off, according to retailer)
We liked: Fast, great screen, good speakers
We didn’t like: Large, pricey accessories
This is the cheapest price we’ve seen for this premium 2020 tablet. The specs are impressive – you’d usually expect to see the Core i5 processor in a premium laptop rather than a compact tablet. That makes it a good pick for multitasking, or even high-power tasks like photo and video editing. With such high specs, you might be tempted to ditch a laptop and just use this instead. So how does it fare when it comes to everyday use?
Amazon Fire 7 – was £49.99, now £34.99 (30% off, according to retailer)
We liked: Easy to use, light
We didn’t like: not very fast, weak speakers
You don’t need to look any further than the price tag to see why this tablet is so popular, even without the discount it’s suspiciously cheap. This tablet uses a modified version of the Android operating system – Fire OS. That means it has a smaller selection of apps available, but many of the most popular ones are there – including BBC iPlayer, Netflix and ITV Hub. It’s far from being the best tablet out there. But at this price, is it good enough for occasional users?
John Lewis Black Friday sound bar deals
Samsung HW-Q70T – was £599, now £499 (17% off, according to retailer)
We liked: Dolby Atmos ready, simple setup
We didn’t like: Could be easier to use
This premium sound bar from Samsung comes with many of the latest audio bells and whistles, including a wireless subwoofer, voice recognition and app controls. This model ticks all the right boxes on paper, but it’s very difficult to guess whether a sound bar will be any good by looking at the technical specs – or even the price. So it’s always worth doing your research before you buy.
John Lewis Black Friday wearable tech deals
Apple Watch SE GPS – was £299, now £289 (3% off, according to retailer)
We liked: Plenty of features, cheaper than Series 6
We didn’t like: No Major flaws
This isn’t a huge saving, but if you’re dead set on buying the latest wearable tech from Apple this is probably the best place to do it. A tenner is a tenner, after all. As you’d expect from Apple, it’s crammed with features. But do they justify the high price?
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active – was £169, now £129 (24% off, according to retailer)
We liked: Comfortable, durable
We didn’t like: Less ideal for Apple users
This sleek smartwatch is designed with fitness in mind, with a raft of tools to track your workout sessions. Our lab tests found that the swimming mode is very accurate, and it’s good at monitoring steps too. But how does it handle heart rate and calories?
Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker – was £129.99, now £99.99 (24% off, according to retailer)
We liked: Long battery life, easy to use
We didn’t like: Screen can be hard to read in bright light
This comfortable fitness tracker regularly sells elsewhere for around £120, and this is about as cheap as we’ve seen it. It’s extremely intuitive to use, and we were impressed by the battery performance. But how accurate was it in our test labs?
John Lewis Black Friday Headphone deals
Sony WF-1000XM3 – was £169, now £149 (12% off, according to the retailer)
We liked: Good battery life, noise cancelling
We didn’t like: Touch controls can be confusing at first
This the cheapest we’ve seen these compact wireless earbuds in major retailers. At this price, this model is considerably more affordable than its best-known competitor, AirPods Pro. But does that difference in price affect the sound quality?
John Lewis Black Friday washing machine deals
LG F4V909WTS – was £729, now £559 (23% off, according to the retailer)
Same price at: Amazon
We liked: Easy to use, quieter than most
We didn’t like: Poor rinse cycle
This premium freestanding washing machine comes with a host of useful features, including a TurboWash function and smart and wi-fi functionality – so you can control your laundry from your phone or tablet. But how does it compare to simpler machines when it comes to washing and rinsing?
AEG L9FEC966R – was £949, now £779(18% off, according to the retailer)
We liked: Outstanding spinning
We didn’t like: Long wash times
This freestanding washing machine usually retails at £949 in John Lewis. We’ve seen it go lower than the current John Lewis price online more than once, but very few of those online retailers match John Lewis’ five year guarantee. The 1,600 RPM spin cycle whips away excess water very well, and the load size is larger than average. But does it clean well enough to justify the price?
John Lewis Black Friday mattress deals
The Emma Original mattress – was £529, now £343.85 (35% off, according to the retailer)
Same price at: Emma
We liked: Supportive, breathable, easy to turn over
We didn’t like: Only available online
This ‘mattress in a box’ comes with free delivery and a lengthy 100-day trial, which means you can try sleeping on it and get a full refund if you’re not happy. We’ve previously seen it on offer for slightly less, but this is still a good deal, and a considerable saving.
But does it offer the right support for your sleeping style?
John Lewis & Partners Spring Cotbed Mattress – was £90, now £72 (20% off, according to the retailer) – out of stock when last we checked
We liked: Washable Cover, Durable
We didn’t like: Slightly bigger than claimed size
This coiled spring mattress is slightly bigger than advertised – the one we bought measured 141x71cm. You might need to squash it in a little, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since babies can get their arms or legs entrapped in gaps between the frame and mattress. The washable cover is definitely good to have – but how well will it support your baby?
John Lewis Black Friday oven deals
AEG BPS355020M Built-In Single SteamBake Electric Oven – was £569, now £399 (30% off, according to the retailer)
Same price at: AO.com
We liked: Quick to preheat, even baking
We didn’t like: No major flaws
This oven excels at baking, with even and accurate temperatures – and it’s quick to preheat, too. But does the ‘pyrolytic cleaning’ function, which promises to turn tough grease and food residue into easily cleanable ash, work as advertised?
John Lewis Black Friday coffee maker deals
Lavazza Jolie Plus with Milk Frother – was £128.99, now 64.50 (50% off, according to retailer)
Same price at: Lakeland
We liked: Easy to use
We didn’t like: Cappuccinos aren’t quite as good as with previous models
This compact capsule espresso machine usually retails at double this price. There’s no ignoring that this is a big saving – though we’ve seen it on offer at around this price before. It’s easy to use and clean, and the milk frother is a nice addition. But is it the right choice for you?
Siemens EQ.500 TQ503GB1 – was £599, now £449.99 (25% off, according to the retailer) – out of stock when last we checked
We liked: Easy to use, plenty of functions
We didn’t like: Collection container gets dirty
This bean-to-cup automated coffee machine grinds fresh beans for your morning, afternoon or evening cup for joe. At a little under £450, this is the cheapest we’ve ever seen this model. It can do pretty much everything, from espressos to cappuccinos and flat whites. But can it beat cheaper models in our expert taste tests?
Nespresso Krups Pixie XN304T40 was £119.99, now £99.99 (17% off, according to the retailer)
We liked: Easy to use
We didn’t like: A little noisy
This coffee machine is exclusive to John Lewis – so you can be relatively certain you won’t be getting a better deal elsewhere. As a capsule-only model, it’s limited to Nespresso (and Nespresso-compatible) pods. With only two settings – single espresso and double espresso – it’s not a complicated machine, but this could be a plus if you like a fuss-free caffeine hit. So how good is the coffee?
John Lewis Black Friday Deals to avoid
Samsung HW-T400 sound bar – was £149, now £99 (33% off, according to the retailer)
Finding a decent sound bar at a price like this is the dream. Sadly, like many other sound bars at this price, the HW-T400 failed to impress our panel of sound experts. It’s easy to set up and use, but in many ways it fails to do its primary job: to make your TV sound better.
JLab Audio GO Air – was £29.99, now £21.99 (27% off, according to the retailer)
These truly wireless earbuds are always temptingly cheap – and with this discount they might seem irresistible. Sadly, this really is a case of getting what you pay for. The nicest thing we can say about them is that they don’t leak sound – so at least you won’t be sharing the experience with the person sitting next to you. So, just how bad are they?
Sony WF-XB700 – was £89, now £59 (34% off, according to retailer)
Sony makes some great headphones, but these aren’t among them. They’re reasonably well made, and the battery life is great, but that’s where the positives end for these truly wireless earbuds. While the ‘extra bass’ works with some types of music, the overall sound quality disappointed our experts when listening to several popular genres.
Returning Black Friday purchases to John Lewis
John Lewis has extended its returns policy for anything bought between 8 October and 24 December, meaning you’ll have until 28 January to return unwanted items – a big increase on the usual 35 days.
While John Lewis branches in England are currently closed due to lockdown restrictions, there are a number of ways you can send things back if you want a refund before stores reopen.
Most items can be returned to a Waitrose store or delivery driver, Co-op and Booths stores offering click and collect, or via myHermes, Royal Mail or Collect+.
Large items such as furniture, ovens, TVs and anything over 15kg will need to be returned via John Lewis’ home collection service.
Check out the retailer’s returns page to find out more.
More on Black Friday
This story was originally published on 19 November. We’ll keep updating it whenever we spot new deals from John Lewis that our experts believe are worth buying.