Black Friday 2022 live: has it started today?

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Black Friday headlines

– The best Black Friday deals today are on TVs
– Lowest-ever prices on huge TVs and OLEDs
– No good Apple deals – except Airpods Pro 2
– Great discounts on appliances at Walmart
– Samsung has superb handset trade-in deals

You'd be forgiven for thinking it's Black Friday today. It isn't – Black Friday 2022 officially falls on November 25 – but given the sheer amount of Black Friday deals that have already launched, it certainly feels like it could be. 

Most big-name retailers in both the US and UK are running Black Friday sales as we head into the weekend. And although we've seen the volume of discounts slow down slightly since the start of the week, there are some exceptionally good-value offers that are worth grabbing now – we've got all the latest news here. 

There are also plenty we'd leave until closer to the day, when prices are highly likely to drop further. We'll steer you away from those, too. Join us as we cover the Black Friday sales live today and through the weekend. Happy browsing…

The best Black Friday sales in the US

Amazon: 60% off Ring Doorbell and toys
Best Buy: smart TVs from $79.99
Dell: up to 50% off laptops and accessories
Home Depot: 30% off large appliances
Lowes: 45% off tools and accessories
Walmart: cheap air fryers, coffee makers

5 best Black Friday deals this weekend:

The best Black Friday sales in the UK

Is it Black Friday today?

Nope. Black Friday is on November 25 this year – that's two weeks away. BUT there are hundreds of early Black Friday deals already available, some of which are worth buying now. We're curtaing the best ones here as soon as they drop, so stay tuned for our live coverage of the early Black Friday sales today and throughout the weekend…

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Get a 48-inch LG OLED TV for just $569

We've been extremely impressed with this year's Black Friday TV deals so far. Leading the pack is Best Buy, with some of the lowest prices ever on a whole range of 4K, QLED, and OLED displays from all the top brands.

Case in point: the LG A2 48-inch OLED TV – which has a massive $730 discount, taking it down to just $569.99

LG A2 48-inch OLED 4K TV: $1,299.99 $569.99 at Best Buy
Save $730 – Today’s best Black Friday TV deal is LG’s A2 OLED display on sale for $569.99 – the cheapest price we’ve ever seen. The LG Alpha α7 Gen5 processor delivers sharp images and great upscaling from HDR, and Dolby Vision HDR support makes the most of movies and TV. LG’s smart TV software is also excellent, and there’s a great range of streaming services included.View Deal

6 more of the best Black Friday TV deals at Best Buy

We said Best Buy has a huge range of TV deals today, and we meant it. Here are six more cracking offers. 

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1. TCL 50-inch 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV: $339.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
Save $90
– One of our favorite budget 50-inch Black Friday TV deals is this TCL 4-Series 4K display on sale for just $249.99. An incredible price for a mid-size display, you’re getting 4K UHD resolution, the Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in for seamless streaming, and a handy voice remote.View Deal

2. Insignia 65-inch F30 Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: $549.99 $379.99 at Best Buy
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Our favorite budget big-screen Black Friday TV deal is this 65-inch 4K display from Insignia on sale for a stunningly low price of just $379.99. You’re getting the Fire TV operating system, 4K Ultra HD resolution, DTS Studio Sound, and a handy Alexa voice remote – all for under $400.View Deal

3. Samsung 75-inch 4K Smart Tizen TV (2022): $849.99 $579.99 at Best Buy
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Best Buy’s early Black Friday TV deals has this stunning 75-inch 4K TV on sale for $579.99 – the lowest price we’ve seen for it. This 4K UHD TV from Samsung is one of the company’s entry-level displays and packs a solid ‘Crystal’ UHD 4K processor, an easy-to-use Tizen operating system, and full HDR support.View Deal

4. Amazon Fire TV 75-inch Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV: $1,099.99 $599.99 at Best Buy
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This is an incredible price for a big-screen 4K TV and one of the best budget Black Friday TV deals we’ve spotted so far. The 4K Omni Series set includes the Fire OS for easy streaming, plus Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and Amazon Alexa built-in for hands-free control – all for a record-low price of $599.99.View Deal

5. Hisense 65-inch U8H Series Quantum ULED 4K UHD Smart Google TV: $1,399.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
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If you’re looking for a budget big-screen display in today’s Black Friday TV deals, Best Buy has this 65-inch QLED display from Hisense for $899.99. You’re getting 4K ULED and Quantum Dot technology with Mini-LED backlight panels for bright, bold colors that come to life, plus smart capabilities, a voice remote, and compatibility with the Google Assistant.View Deal

6. LG C2 65-Inch 4K Smart TV (2022): $2,099.99 $1,699.99 at Best Buy
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Best Buy’s Black Friday TV deals also include LG’s brilliant C2 OLED TV on sale for $1,699.99 – the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Rated as our best TV of 2022, the LG C2 packs a stunning OLED display, an a9 Gen5 AI Processor, Dolby Atmos, and voice control. If you want the latest and greatest TV, then this deal is for you.View Deal

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Beats Studio Buds get a $50 price cut before Black Friday

The Beats Studio Buds are easily the best-sounding earbuds Beats has ever made. We gave them 4/5 stars in our Beats Studio Buds review: they’re comfortable to wear and they sound great, plus they support active noise cancellation. 

Unfortunately, their call quality isn't perfect and they're missing Apple's H1 Wireless Chip. But at $99.99 – which is their current price at Amazon, down from $149.95 – they're a lot cheaper than Apple's AirPods Pro 2 $234. We think they're an absolute bargain for a premium pair of noise-canceling earbuds.

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Beats Studio Buds: was $149.95 now $99.95 at Amazon.com
Beats Studio Buds are the best Beats earbuds you can buy, and Amazon’s early Black Friday sale has the earbuds down to $99.95 – just $10 more than the record-low price. You’re getting Active Noise Cancelling technology, a comfortable fit, and decent audio performance. Compared to Apple’s AirPods Pro 2, which are priced at $234, this deal is a great alternative for premium earbuds under $100.View Deal

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One of the best laptops ever made gets a $700 price cut

Dell has launched its Black Friday sale, and it's well worth a look if you need a new laptop. The one that caught our eye is this huge $700 discount on a high-end Dell XPS 15, which drops the price from $2,899 to $2,199.

It's a productivity powerhouse, as you might expect given the price, with new Intel Alder Lake processors and RTX GPUs packed into the classic XPS laptop design. We found that it's even capable of some moderate gaming. We gave it a full five stars in our Dell XPS 15 (2022) review.

Don't buy it if you don't need the best of the best – those specs are going to be overkill for a lot of people. But if you want to own what we think is arguably the perfect computer for most Windows users, this is a good deal. It's the lowest price we've seen so far.

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Dell XPS 15, Intel Core i9: was $2,899.99 now $2,199.99 at Dell
Dell Black Friday deals are live, and you can get the powerful XPS 15 laptop on sale for $2,199.99 thanks to today’s massive $700 discount. Named as one of our best laptops, the XPS 15 packs a 15.6-inch InfinityEdge display, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 series graphics, a 12th Generation Intel Core i9 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD.View Deal

9 of the best Black Friday deals in the UK

We've looked at some of the best deals in the US – but what about in the UK? Here are a few things that stood out to our deals experts…

Champagne, wine and whiskey: from £6.99 at Amazon
With party season almost upon us, now is a good time to stock up the drinks cabinet. Amazon is here to help you do that for less, with savings of up to 28% on a selection of wines, champagnes, vodkas and whiskies. Single bottles or larger cases are available, including well-known brands such as Jameson and Absoslut.View Deal

Tassimo Happy Pod Coffee Machine and Costa Coffee Pods Bundle: £139.99 £48 at Very
Save £92
– It’s always handy when retailers throw in some actual coffee pods with their coffee machine products, and right now, Very is bundling the Tassimo Happy Pod with 64 Costa T-Disk favourites for the very digestible price of £48. Yes, you read that right. For less than £50, you can bag yourself a brand-new coffee machine and 64 actual coffees. That’s 75p per coffee, plus a whole new piece of kitchen kit.View Deal

Yankee Candle sale: from £1.89 at Amazon
Set the right mood with this selection of Yankee Candle wax melts and candles from just £1.89. Given the time of year, there’s a wide selection of Christmas-themed scents, but you can also pick up some more universal options if you’d rather not have a home smelling of cinnamon and cedar wood just yet.View Deal

Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds: was £90 now £49 at Amazon
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds “great value for money” – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they’re an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery life can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can’t at this price point. They’re also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and they’ve only been this cheap once before. View Deal

Hisense 43-inch 4K UHD LED Smart TV: £329 £249 at Currys
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If you need a 4K TV on a budget, check out this Hisense set on sale at Currys. A hefty price cut brings this 43-inch model well under £300, which isn’t bad considering you get support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and a host of smart TV functions. With Amazon Alexa built-in, this one is a solid all-rounder for those who don’t want to spend big.
50-inch: £379 £299 | 55-inch: £429 £329View Deal

Asus VivoBook 15: £379.99 £229.99 at Amazon
Save £150
 – We’re seriously impressed with how good this Asus VivoBook 15 is in terms of value for money. It offers impressive performance for all general everyday tasks and light use thanks to its Intel i3 processor and 8GB RAM – a combination of solid components we rarely see for so cheap. There isn’t a better deal out there today if you’re after a capable laptop on a budget of under £250.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones: £380 £299 at Amazon
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Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding and the XM3 before it were excellent, so it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 21% off. They’ve only been as cheap as this once before – and these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-cancelling headphones. View Deal

Shark IZ202UKTDB Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology: £379.99 £199.99 at Shark
Save £180 –
Get this limited edition deluxe Shark cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter for £180 off the original price. There’s a lot going for this stick vac, which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, an anti-allergen complete seal and comes with 4 attachments: a crevice tool, an upholstery tool and an anti-hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now while stock lasts.View Deal

Sony 55-inch A80J OLED TV: £1,399 £999 at Currys
Save £400
– This is a massive reduction on one of Sony’s best OLED TVs. Getting one of these larger high-end 4K displays for £1,000 or less is a good deal as they don’t often fall this low. It’s an excellent price for an all-around TV that offers fantastic image quality with vibrant colors and deep blacks, while the XR processing tech ensures a clear picture and powerful sound. It’s a great gaming TV, too, with 4K at 120fps support and VRR to give you the smoothest experience with minimal input lag.View Deal

7 coffee machines under £100

Tassimo Bosch Style Coffee Machine: £106 £29 at Currys
Save £77
– Currys is currently offering this vibrant Tassimo coffee machine for £77 less than its usual retail price. For just £29, the Tassimo Bosch Style will let you brew up to 50 different types of coffee, and will automatically shut itself off when not in use to help you save energy. We’d suggest acting on this deal swiftly as they’re likely to prove very popular throughout November.View Deal

2. Tassimo Happy Pod Coffee Machine and Costa Coffee Pods Bundle: £139.99 £48 at Very
Save £92
– It’s always handy when retailers throw in some actual coffee pods with their coffee machine products, and right now, Very is bundling the Tassimo Happy Pod with 64 Costa T-Disk favourites for the very digestible price of £48. Yes, you read that right. For less than £50, you can bag yourself a brand-new coffee machine and 64 actual coffees. That’s 75p per coffee, plus a whole new piece of kitchen kit.View Deal

3. De’Longhi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo: £79.99 £29 at Amazon
Save £50
– If you’re after an inexpensive, single-serve coffee machine that makes cafe-grade espressos, latte macchiatos and cappuccinos, look no further than De’Longhi’s Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo. Slightly smaller than the brand’s Infinissima model, this coffee machine is capable of brewing 40 different beverage varieties – including Nescafe and Starbucks coffees – though its versatility comes at the expense of a smaller (0.8-litre) water tank. For just £29, though, the Piccolo is a steal. View Deal

4. De’Longhi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Infinissima Coffee Machine: £109.99 £39.99 at Amazon
Save £70
– This De’Longhi Nescafé capsule coffee machine is a whopping 64% off at Amazon ahead of Black Friday. For just £39.99, you’ll get a 1.2-litre water tank, an adjustable drip tray that’s suitable for all cup sizes and, most importantly, high-quality coffee brewed with a thick velvety crema (courtesy of the machine’s 15-bar pump pressure). This particular De’Longhi model is also available in three different colour variants.View Deal

5. Tassimo Bosch My Way 2 Coffee Machine: £99.99 £68 at Amazon
Save £32
– The Tassimo Bosch My Way 2 lets you set the intensity, size and strength of your coffee as you like it. The machine’s Intellibrew technology is capable of brewing over 50 drinks from 11 well-known brands, and its Brita water filtration technology ensures the best flavour is maintained. The My Way 2 auto-cleans between drinks, too, which prevents flavours from mixing between cups. At just £69, this is a great choice for those with limited counter space.View Deal

6. Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine by Magimix: £150 £79.99 at Amazon
Save £70
– For its slim size (5.6-inches across), the Nespresso Vertuo Next is versatile and super easy to use. It makes beautifully smooth espressos and americanos, and you can choose five different cup sizes ranging from espresso to a 41ml drink. Amazon is offering this Magimix model for just £79, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen.View Deal

7. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker by Krups: £199.99 £99.99 at Amazon
Save £100
– Similar to the Nespresso Vertuo Next, the Vertuo Plus can make 5, 8, 14 or 18 oz coffees and espressos, but the difference here is that the Plus has an automatic open for pods and a rotating water tank. You’ll lose out on the Next’s Wi-Fi connectivity, mind, but your water (and therefore your coffee) will stay fresher. £100 is a good deal for this particular model ahead of Black Friday, but its price has dropped to as low as £80 in recent weeks.View Deal

Shark cordless vac almost half price

We haven't reviewed this one ourselves (we tested the model up, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap IZ300 – which we gave 4/5 stars), but the huge discount caught my eye. With £180 cut off the price at Amazon, the Shark IZ202UK is now less than £200 – I'm strongly considering getting it myself. I've been trying to replace my Henry for months…

It has a 40-min run time and comes with a second battery, so you could use it in a larger home – although it's probably better suited to medium or smaller houses, like mine. It averages 4.5/5 stars from over 80 user reviews on Amazon, and on the Shark site it's a similar story, with an average score of 4.7/5. 

Some people say it's a bit heavy, but overall it seems to do a good job. I think I'm in…

 

Shark IZ202UKTDB Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology: £379.99 £199.99 at Amazon
Save £180 –
Get this limited edition deluxe Shark cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter for £180 off the original price. There’s a lot going for this stick vac, which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, an anti-allergen complete seal and comes with 4 attachments: a crevice tool, an upholstery tool and an anti-hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now while stock lasts.View Deal

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Quick – LG's C2 OLED TV just crashed to a record-low price

We've just spotted this year's best-rated TV on sale for $1,296 at Amazon.com. That's a $150 discount, and the lowest price we've seen for the outstanding LG C2 OLED, which sits at the top of our best TV guide.

It showcases everything we love about OLED technology, with excellent brightness and contrast levels. There's virtual surround sound, smart capabilities and voice control, and it has an extremely thin design.

Having tested it with everything from regular SD shows to Dolby Vision blockbusters, we found the C2 OLED is more than capable of handling pretty much any content you can throw at it. Just don't buy it if you need HDR10+ support – you've got HDR10 and HLG, but there’s no HDR10+ to be found.

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LG C2 55-Inch 4K Smart TV (2022): $1,799.99 $1,296.99 at Amazon
Early Black Friday deals are live at Amazon, and we’ve just seen LG’s brilliant C2 OLED TV down to a record-low price of $1,296.99. Rated as our best TV of 2022, the LG C2 packs a stunning OLED display, an a9 Gen5 AI Processor, Dolby Atmos, and voice control. If you want the latest and greatest TV, then this deal is for you.View Deal

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