Bargain hunters are poised and ready for Black Friday this week when prices are slashed and unmissable bargains are in place at our favorite shops.
ith the cost of living crisis tightening its grip – it’s more welcome than ever.
With Black Friday there is guaranteed to be some amazing savings up for grabs so here are some of the best deals on the market:
The Entertainer is offering up to 66% off selected toys for Black Friday.
They are offering 50% off their Ride On 6V Electric Sports Cars, bringing them down from £199.99 to £99.99.
The Entertainer is also slashing the prices of some action figures, cutting the price of Marvel Legends Series – Falcon 15cm Retro Figure by 75% from £26 to £6.50.
Argos is offering more than 50% off selected toys.
One of which is the Bluey S7 Adventure School Playset – one of the toys predicted to sell out this Christmas – which is down from £75 to £37.50.
The Jurassic World Super Colossal Carnotaurus Toro Dinosaur is less than half price in Argos. It usually costs £83 but now only costs £40.
An Argos exclusive, Barbie Cook ‘n Grill Restaurant Playset with three dolls is also on sale. Argos have discounted the toy by 50%, down from £100 to £50.
For Harry Potter fans, Smyths is offering Wizarding World Magical Minis Hogwarts Castle with 12 Accessories at half price, down from £59.99 to £29.99.
Smyths is also offering 50% off the Sylvanian Families Sky Blue Terrace Town House Gift Set; it is down from £69.99 to £34.99.
Curry’s is fully embracing Black Friday and offering the LENOVO IdeaPad Flex 3i 11.6″ 2 in 1 Laptop for £149 – down from £299.
Curry’s is also offering the SONY BRAVIA 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV with Google TV & Assistant for £999 down from £1,399.
Save £200 on the SONOS Arc Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa at Curry’s. They are offering it for £699 down from £899.
DYSON V10 Extra Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is down from £449 to £319 in Curry’s.
GAME is offering a Dual-sense Wireless Controller for £44.99 – down from £59.99.
When you buy a Meta Quest 2 at GAME you will receive a free Resident Evil 4 and VR rhythm game.
Argos is offering a Ring Video Doorbell 3 with Chime Bundle for £119 a saving of £50.
Google Pixel 6a 5G 128GB Mobile Phone is available at £299 – 25% off at Argos.
Argos has the HP 15.6in i3 4GB 128GB Laptop Bundle including Microsoft 265 Personal and Norton 360 Deluxe on sale for £249.99- and a saving of £200.
Oral-B iO4 Electric Toothbrush Designed By Braun is down from £240 to £85 at Boots.
Also at Boots, Remington Shine Therapy Hair Straightener is available from £21.50 down from £79.
At Boots, YSL Black Opium Eau de Toilette is half price at £34 down from £68.
The Perfume Shop is offering Uomo Eau de Toilette for him for £29.99 a saving of £36.01.
Also at the Perfume Shop Cerruti 1881 Eau de Toilette Spray almost half price at £27.99, a saving of £26.01.
Boots is offering big savings on most cosmetics this Black Friday – some of the best savings include the Ted Baker Cosmetic Collection for £23 down from £47.
If you are a fan of skincare then Boots is offering the No7 Beauty Collection 8 Piece Gift Set for £35 a saving of £74.
A Boots exclusive, MAC 5-Piece Limited Edition Makeup Star Gift Set is on offer for £39 a saving of £59.50
BPerfect is offering up to 60% off cosmetics in their Black Friday sale, including their viral 10 Second Tan which is on sale for £13.97 down from £19.95.
All Saints is offering 30% off everything in their Black Friday sale.
Some of the best savings include the Cora Leather Jacket at £272.30 – down from £389.
Also at AllSaints is their Mirror Skull Pullover Hoodie which is on sale for £76.30 down from £109.
As part of their Black Friday sale New Look is offering many dresses for £10 including their Bright Pink Belted Long Sleeve Mini Shirt Dress.
Pull and Bear are offering up to 30% off in their High-Waist, Wide-Legged Jeans which are £20.99, down from £29.99.
Also at Pull and Bear is a Short Sleeve Cropped Striped Sweater for £11.19 down from £15.99.
Boux Avenue is offering 20% off everything in store, including their dressing gowns, like this one Fluffy Animal Long Dressing Gown which is £48, down from £60.
At FootLocker the Nike Air Over The Head Hoody is on sale for £34.99 down from £69.99.
Accessorize are offering Suedette Mule Slippers in Pink for £8.50 down from £17.
Footlocker is having large discounts on shoes, including Adidas Court Tourino trainers which are on offer for £54.99 down from £74.99.
Also at Footlocker Puma Caven trainers are on offer for £34.99 down from £54.99.
What to do if things go wrong
As part of this year’s National Consumer Week, the Department for the Economy’s Trading Standards Service (TSS) is advising people to spend their money wisely and what to do if things go wrong.
National Consumer Week runs until Sunday, November 20, and with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the festive holidays just around the corner, TSS is encouraging people to “stop before they shop”.
To help consumers during the busy run up to Christmas TSS offers the following top three messages:
It is important to stop before you shop, especially when shopping from online marketplaces. There are checks you can do to avoid problems and scams.
For example, do you know who the seller is? Can you find their trading address? Could you visit a store to buy it? Does the website offer a complaints process if there is a problem?
Be wise to scams in disguise and know how to spot if a deal really is a deal. Is the price consistent with the price of the product elsewhere? If it is suspiciously cheaper, it is probably fake.
If you are buying online, do a search for the retailer and see if they have any customer reviews. Never pay by bank transfer. If you are purchasing an item over £100, use a credit card.
Sometimes things just don’t go to plan however much you have checked and double checked, but you have rights, and we are here to help.
Damien Doherty, Chief Inspector of Northern Ireland Trading Standards Service, said: “As the countdown to Christmas gets underway, this week we’re reminding consumers that it’s important to know your rights so that you can shop online safely.
“Unfortunately, sometimes people get less than what they bargained for and our Consumerline service receives lots of reports about fake or faulty goods that have been sold online, goods not arriving or not being sent or goods being different to what was advertised.
“Throughout National Consumer Week we will be providing advice on our social media channels to empower consumers to make wise shopping decisions.
“Consumer legislation is there to protect us when things do not go to plan, and our Consumerline team is on hand to help with free, practical, and impartial advice. If you need advice, guidance or support please call Consumerline on 0300 123 6262 or log on to their website.”