Like Halloween and high school proms, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are American traditions that now seem firmly embedded in the life of our rainy island nation.
It’s not hard to see why the retail bonanzas caught on. Us Brits love a bargain, after all. And as the outbreak of open warfare at supermarkets of previous years testifies, some of us are even prepared to risk serious injury to get one.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. A lot of the best bargains can be had online. Where there’s no danger of personal harm, it’s nice and warm and there’s very likely a nice brew on the go.
And to make your life even easier, we’re going to highlight the best deals on uSwitch, Amazon and other high-street retailers right here. We’ll be focussing specifically on mobile phones, accessories and gadgets. Because that’s what we know at uSwitch Tech.
Until the deals are announced and we’ve got something to share with you, here’s the information you need to make sure you’re ready for the big day.
When is Black Friday 2017?
Sooner than you think. This year’s event is happening on November 24th.
So if you’re really in the mood to clean up and tick everything off your Xmas lists, you may want to book the day off now.
When is Cyber Monday 2017?
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday. So that’s 27th November.
What sort of Black Friday and Cyber Monday phone deals can I get from uSwitch?
Naturally, we’ll be flagging the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday phone deals that we’ve got on uSwitch from the likes of EE, O2, Three, Carphone Warehouse et al. These are usually very time-limited, so it’s smart to check here as early as you can.
Last year, we had some money-saving offers on the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. And we also had SIM-only offers with double data. As well some standout SIM-only deals that included free vouchers worth up to £80.
This year as well as smartphones, we’ll also be picking out eye-catching offers on mobile phone accessories and gadgets from Amazon, John Lewis, specialist tech sites, such as Firebox, and all your other high-street favourites.
Can't wait until Black Friday? Here's our pick of the best deals on smartphones available right now.
In the market for a SIM only deal? Here's a selection of some great value deals.