Scroll down for the latest Black Friday deals from Currys PC World.
Black Friday is almost upon us but for some retailers the sales have already begun. Currys PC World has announced its "Black Tag Event", with deals on televisions, laptops, tablets, smartphones, cameras, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, headphones, wearables and other gadgets.
Falling on the last Friday of November, Black Friday was originally established in the US to capitalise on shoppers' intent to begin Christmas shopping immediately after Thanksgiving. It also falls just three days before Cyber Monday, another major shopping event that was coined as a marketing term for the first Monday after the last payday before Christmas.
The popularity of Black Friday sales in 2014 resulted in issues with the websites of Currys and other several other major retailers in the UK, as significant traffic overloaded servers. Visitors to the Currys and PC World website in the build up to Black Friday last year were forced to wait on a holding page online before being able to browse the best deals.
Best Black Friday deals online
Despite the virtual queues, a large proportion of shoppers are expected to seek out deals online rather than in store. "With this week's Black Friday predicted to break the £1bn ($1.5bn) sales barrier for the first time, it has become the most important day of the year for retailers," said Julien Hervouët, CEO and founder of iAdvize.
"However, at the same time it is one of the most stressful days for businesses and customers alike. Long queues and overcrowded stores are no one's idea of a great shopping experience.
"Staying at home on Black Friday may be the smartest move given that the best deals can be found online. Not only this, customers see at first glance which items are still available and this saves them a tremendous amount of time."
Best Currys PC World Black Friday deals
- SAMSUNG UE60JU6000 Smart Ultra HD 4k 60" LED TV: £899 (was £1,499)
- LG 49UF680V Smart Ultra HD 4k 49" LED TV: £549 (was £999.99)
- SONY BRAVIA 55W809CBU Smart 3D 55" LED TV: £649 (was £1,0999)
Smartphones and cameras
- SAMSUNG Galaxy S6 - 32 GB, Sapphire Black: £349.99 (was £479.99)
- CANON PowerShot S200 High Performance Compact Digital Camera: £79 (was £169)
Wearables and headphones
- PEBBLE Smartwatch - Black: £49 (was £99.99)
- JAWBONE UP2 Activity Tracker - Black: £49 (was £89.99)
- BEATS BY DR DRE UrBeats Headphones - Space Grey: £55 (was £79.99)
Laptops, tablets and computers
- HP 15-ac151sa 15.6" Laptop - Silver: £349 (was £549.99)
- LINX 1010B 10.1" Tablet – 32 GB, Black: £139.99 (was £159.99)
- TOSHIBA Satellite P50-C-18K 15.6" Laptop - Brushed Metal: £699.99 (was £899.99)
- ACER Iconia One 8 Tablet - 16 GB, Electric Blue: £99.99 (was £129.99)
Washing machines, fridges and kitchen appliances
- SAMSUNG ecobubble™ WF80F5E0W4W Washing Machine - White: £299 (was £499.99)
- KENWOOD KSBSDX15 American-Style Fridge Freezer - Stainless Steel: £499 (was £749.99)
- SAMSUNG RB29FWJNDSA Fridge Freezer - Silver: £379 (was £599.99)
- BEKO Select DSX83410W Heat Pump Tumble Dryer - White: £349.99 (was £449.99)
Dysons and vacuum cleaners
- DYSON V6 Total Clean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - Nickel & Red: £279 (was £429.99)
- DYSON DC55 Total Clean Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner - Red: £279 (was £429.99)
- MIELE Complete C3 Extreme PowerLine Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner: £139.99 (was £329.99)
- HOOVER Whirlwind WR71 WR01 Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner: £49.99 (was 129.99)
For more Black Friday deals and discounts, visit the IBTimes UK Black Friday hub