The Black Friday sale – aka, the crème de la crème of shopping events – is officially on. Perhaps you’re after new Apple tech or discounted kids’ toys, or perhaps a new laptop for the home office. Whatever it is, Black Friday is the time to buy.
The shopping spectacular actually started as a one-day annual event in the US, but has since expanded to become a whole month’s worth of bargain deals in the UK too, which is why you may have seen Black Friday deals dropping right the way through November. But now, and until Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday) the event is finally running at full throttle.
Of course, there are heaps of UK brands and retailers taking part. But one of the major players, along with Boots, Argos and Amazon (of course), is Very. With discounts on everything from fashion and beauty to tech, mattresses and home appliances, the retailer is a key destination when it comes to saving on big name brands, including Dyson, Shark, Lego and Garmin.
Given the sheer volume of deals available from the retailer, you would be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by it all. So, to help you navigate the sale chaos, our IndyBest experts are on hand to bring you the best offers across the Very Black Friday sale.
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Best Very Black Friday deals 2022
Shark cordless stick vacuum with anti hair-wrap and flexology: Was £349, now £189, Very.co.uk
You could save £160 on this Shark vacuum, made with anti-hair wrap technology to make sure your tresses don’t get stuck in it, and flexology to target hard-to-reach areas of the home. It also lasts for up to 40 minutes at a time, has different modes for carpet and hardwood floors, and can trap 99 per cent of dust and allergens.
Ring video doorbell 2nd generation: Was £89, now £58.99, Very.co.uk
This deal sees a saving of £30 on a brand that has been tried and tested by us here at IndyBest. If you are looking to use a video doorbell in your home for convenience, an extra level of security and peace of mind, two models from Ring landed in our round-up of the best video doorbells this year. Talking about a similar model from Ring, and “one of the better and more proficient” options out there, our tester said: “We liked the quality of the 1,080px HD video on the video 3 plus model, and the clarity of the two-way talk was excellent.”
Lego city express passenger train: Was £124.99, now £79, Very.co.uk
With a discount of £45, this toy train set would be a great gift to buy for children aged seven and above this Christmas. Complete with 764 pieces, including a station platform, 24 LEGO train track pieces and six minifigures, there is endless fun to be had with this toy train set.
Apple AirPods (2nd Gen, 2019) earphones with charging case: Was £129, now £115, Very.co.uk
Apple’s AirPods are a cult tech favourite, perfect for listening to music with ease while on the go. Now, with £14 off and six months of Apple Music free with each purchase, these wireless earphones would make a great Christmas gift for a loved one or yourself.
Ghd dry and style set, air hair dryer and original straightener: Was £238, now £159, Very.co.uk
Ghd’s cult classic hair tools are a great, long-lasting investment, and with a saving of £79, this hair dryer and straightener set is worth getting your hands on as soon as possible. The 30-second heat-up time, 360-degree swivel cord and smooth, ceramic plates makes straightening quick and easy, and the advanced ionic technology in the dryer reduces frizz and flyaways to give a quick, smooth salon-style finish.
Beats by Dr Dre studio buds true wireless noise cancelling earphones: Was £159, now £109, Very.co.uk
Wireless earphones are all the rage this Christmas season, and at a saving of £50, the infamous Beats buds are a great one to snap up for as a gift to yourself or a loved one. With a custom acoustic platform delivering crisp sound, noise-cancelling to stay focused and eight hours of listening time, these earphones are a perfect purchase at a more affordable price.
Bosch Tassimo finesse, black: Was £119, now £39, Very.co.uk
At a saving of £80, there’s no better time for caffeine-lovers hoping to nab an affordable coffee machine this saving season. With a compact size, minimal waiting time and an auto-cleaning function, this would be a great addition to any kitchen countertop. You can also purchase insurance for four years for just £4.99.
Amazon Echo dot, two-pack bundle: Was £79.98, now £33.98, Very.co.uk
Looking for a smart speaker? How about two for £33.98. Very has just slashed the price of Amazon’s third-generation Echo dot smart speakers by £46. With a pair of these Alexa smart speakers, you can ask an endless series of questions, start timers, set up a home intercom system, or use them to create a stereo pair when listening to music. They’re handy little things, and now they cost just £16.99 each.
Garmin vivoactive 4 GPS smartwatch: Was £199, now £159, Very.co.uk
One of our favourite brands, we’ve already put together a guide to the best Garmin smartwatches and this particular model – now with a £100 saving – is everything you need to track your fitness goals, monitor your sleep and store data on activities. It also boasts music storage, on-screen workouts and provides free 5K, 10K and half-marathon training plans.
Shark anti-hair-wrap upright vacuum cleaner: Was £349, now £189, Very.co.uk
While this upright model from Shark hasn’t been tested by our IndyBest team, the brand’s vacuums have featured in both our best corded and cordless vacuum round-ups, so it’s safe to say you’ll be purchasing from a top-notch brand. Its anti-hair wrap and true pet technology help you tidy up after furry friends, and thanks to its dual brush system you can switch between carpet and hardwood floors effortlessly. You can also go portable to make cleaning the stairs a little easier. With £160 off at Very, this is a vacuum deal you could hoover up right now.
Beats by Dr Dre Beats fit pro true wireless earbuds, Kim K special edition: Was £219, now £159, Very.co.uk
If you’re looking for purpose-built earbuds to soundtrack your workouts and commuting, Very has taken £60 off the Beats by Dr Dre and Kim Kardashian collaboration. The wireless earbuds are nearly identical to the Beats fit pro, which in our review, our tester described them as “a solid go-to pair of earbuds for working out”. This pair on sale, however, are available in three neutral shades, all of which benefit from this Black Friday discount. Other features include six hours of running time on a full charge, flexible wingtips for ensuring a comfortable fit, active noise cancellation and adaptive EQ, which tailors the audio of a song, podcast or radio show to the shape of your ear.
Ninja foodi max 7.2l multi cooker OP500UK: Was £229, now £199, Very.co.uk
With speedy cooking and multiple functions that will help elevate your culinary repertoire, Very has reduced the price of Ninja’s multi cooker by an eye-catching £100. The multi-tasking kitchen gadget has a pressure cooker function – which is said to rustle up meals 70 per cent faster than usual cooking methods – while the air crisp function will whip up fried foods with much less oil.
It’s also IndyBest tried and tested – in our review of the appliance, our tester said: “Using the pressure cooker setting, we were able to make seriously flavourful soup in 15 minutes, without stirring once. The air fryer basket also rendered perfect sweet potato fries in no time. But our favourite function on this machine has to be the steamer, as the two-tier tray really helped to double the capacity when we needed it.”
Oral-B io10 stardust white: Was £800, now £349.99, Very.co.uk
A quick note on the weird pricing of electric toothbrushes. You might have noticed some ridiculously high prices on the latest brushes from top brands like Oral-B and Philips. These products are given an absurdly high RRP but they’re discounted by 50 per cent most of the time, making them seem more appealing to bargain-hunters.
So while this Oral-B io10 deal at Very suggests you’re saving £450 on an £800 brush, in real terms you’re saving around £70 on a brush that costs £400 most of the time. That’s still a good deal if you don’t want to settle for anything less than the most advanced brush Oral-B makes, though for everyone else, we’d suggest the Oral-B io6 (was £299.99, now £149.94, Amazon.co.uk).
Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express: Was £80, now £74.99, Very.co.uk
Leave this Lego set under the Christmas tree and you’ll be sure to see little faces light up on 25 December. This Harry Potter Hogwarts Express set is one of the few Harry Potter sets still in stock. It comes with 801 pieces to enjoy playing with. Designed for children aged 8-14, it’s a chance to put your construction skills to the test, and features all the carriages, characters and authentic details you’d expect, such as the trolley witch and chocolate frogs.
Bosch Tassimo finesse coffee machine: Was £119, now £39, Very.co.uk
Here at IndyBest, we’re big fans of Tassimo – so much so, we’ve rounded up the brand’s best coffee machines. This Bosch machine, which is reduced by £80, will take up hardly any space on a countertop and allow you to whip up delicious cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolates and more. Choose from a chic beige or classic black colour to best suit the scheme of your kitchen.
Xbox Series S: Was £249.99, now £189, Very.co.uk
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly gaming console, the Xbox series S has been heavily reduced for Black Friday. It secured a spot in our review of the best gaming consoles, so you can trust that it’s a top-performing device. Our tester noted it is “remarkably good value” and perfect for those looking for a “cheap gaming solution” and who “don’t need a 4K resolution to have a good time”. You’ll certainly make someone’s Christmas by putting this under the tree for them.
When is Black Friday 2022 in the UK?
Black Friday 2022 officially kicks off today (25 November) and runs across the entire weekend. It originally began in the US as a one-day sale after Thanksgiving, to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season, but has since expanded across the Atlantic.
However, in a bid to stay competitive, retailers and brands have often unveiled deals weeks before, with offers launching earlier and earlier every year. This year, we saw the likes of Boots, Dyson and Currys slash prices across popular products well before the big day itself. And, of course, Very’s started its Black Friday sale early too.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday is the name given to the final day of the sale, which falls on Monday 28 November this year. It’s your last opportunity to score some savings before the Boxing Day sales.
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