The ultimate “Black Friday TV Deals” guide

Every year on Black Friday, loads of shops put a great amount of TVs on sale. If you want to watch your favourite series on a new TV, you want to make use of this day as you can save quite some money. The problem is: despite the large selection of TVs during Black Friday, the deals are sold out fast. This is why we were putting this ultimate “Black Friday TV Deals” guide together. To capture a great Black Friday TV deal, take the following steps:

1. Invest some time before Black Friday to discover what killer features you want for your new TV

Everyone prefers something different for their new TV. Seeing that you are most likely to have your TV for 4 to 10 years, you should really take the time to understand what is most important to you. Don’t get too hung up on the “perfect” TV though! Black Friday deals often feature specific models and the good ones will sell like hotcakes. So if you really want that one TV with over 20 features, you might be better off focussing your Black Friday bargain hunt on something else.

We recommend considering the following features for your Black Friday bargain:

  • Resolution: Choose between HD, Full HD and Ultra HD. Based on your budget, staying with lower resolutions can help you save quite some money. But if your budget allows, we would highly recommend a Full HD TV for quality binge-watching. Why not a 4K resolution, we hear you think. That is because there are still quite a few TV channels that do not support the 4K resolution. So even if your TV can display 4K in theory, in praxis you will not be able to see any difference. It is of course a different story if you use your TV for gaming or watching Blue-ray.
  • Size: TVs come in different sizes. Choose from 24’’ to over 70’’ by measuring your room size and the distance between your couch and the TV. You can find ballpark figures on how to choose the right distance in the table below. But be careful – tastes are very personal and we highly recommend you test your preference in real life beforehand.

HD-ready TV Full HD TV 4k TV
Optimal distance 3,9 x screen diagonal length 2,6 x screen diagonal length 1,3 x screen diagonal length
  • Smart TV and 3D TVs: Think about the features you really need here. Especially Smart TVs are gaining traction now, as more and more people want to stream content on their TVs. Our recommendation: Smart TVs are the way to go.
  • Last but not least: Choose your brand. In the end, all TV manufacturers have their own strengths and designs. If you can decide which manufacturers are your number one and two, likelihood is you’re going to find a great deal on Black Friday! Most prominent TV producers today:
Samsung Logo
Panasonic Logo
Sony Logo
Sharp Logo
philips Logo
LG Electronics logo

Although there is a lot of more things to consider when buying a TV, we recommend not to give yourself too many constraints if you want to really nail a great deal. Cheap prices come easier with more personal flexibility. If you are looking for more ways to find what’s the right TV for you, also check out this great TV buying guide at Techradar.

2. Build your own “TV features matrix” for Black Friday

Based on the information you gathered in Step 1, write down your core criteria for your new TV: Resolution, Screen size and features like Smart TV or 3D TV, Brand.

Alternatively, use our “Black Friday Cheat Sheet” on the right side of this page and we will email you instantly the best TV option available for you based on your answers. It is wise to have either our or your personal Cheat Sheet next to you when you start your hunt for TVs on Black Friday. When using our Cheat Sheet, we also offer you the option to join our Deals Pursuit*. We will then contact the Top Black Friday Shops with your deal wishes, to fit your Black Friday needs. If we are successful, we will email you the best TV deals straight away.

3. Create a list of shops you would consider buying from

Do you have any stores you absolutely love or hate? Browse the different deals from those online stores you would consider buying from. Here you will find a list of the largest online shops in the UK.

You can also check our page which shops will likely have TVs in their Black Friday offers. Large electronic shops we expect great TV deals from this year:

amazon uk
John Lewis
Argos
sainsbury
currys pc world
tesco direct

4. Set your budget

During your research, make sure you get a feeling of what price range your preferred TV is in. You should not aim for less than a 30% discount on Black Friday. You could set your budget at 50% of the normal price, but this will of course reduce the likelihood of a successful deal on Black Friday.

On Black Friday, many stores will have 100s of offers, especially on TVs. Don’t miss out on the offer that would be ideal for you by placing a shortlink to different sites. From our experience in 2017, we compiled the following list for you:

When you are done researching, use our “Black Friday TV deals Cheat Sheet” to capture the criteria you want to go for. Print the Cheat Sheet, and put it next to your laptop or smartphone to have your Cheat Sheet ready on Black Friday. With this, you are sure to make a great deal on Black Friday.

Black Friday Deals Pursuit*

Join our Black Friday Deals Pursuit to find the best Black Friday deals tailored to your preferences. We will contact the best Black Friday shops to create individual deals which our visitors are looking for. If you are interested in participating, just enter your email address in the Cheat Sheet form and answer at the question “Do you want to participate in the Black Friday Deals Pursuit*?” with “Yes”. Based on all the Cheat Sheets we collect, we will contact the Top Black Friday Shops and try to make great deals happen for you. If we are successful (no promise), we will send the deal over to you before we share it with the rest of the world. The more people participate, the more likely chance to make a deal happen!

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