Black Friday might be a term unfamiliar with folks in the UK. Although it sounds a little sinister, the US seasonal shopping craze is now making some ground across the pond.
Retailers across Great Britain are embracing the event, which sees crazy sales occurring on everything and anything—not least mobile phones.
So what smartphones and other deals should you be keeping an eagle-eye out for?
For some of us, the iPhone might just seem like a distant, expensive and shiny dream. That price tag can sometimes be a bit of a hindrance to ownership if you can’t get a pretty decent contract deal.
However, Black Friday is here to save the day. Keep a look out on internet stores for deals on previous generation iPhones. You probably won’t get an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, but you might land yourself with a pretty cheap iPhone 4 or perhaps a cheeky 5s or 5c.
The official Apple store, Amazon and eBay should be your friends during the sales event.
The Samsung Galaxy range is dropping in price on a number of internet stores. Whether it’s the SIII mini, the S5 or a tablet you’re after, you’re sure to find a deal that will suit your budget.
Amazon has some limited-time offers available, so don’t miss out on extraordinarily cheap devices. Elsewhere, keep an eye on Twitter and make the best use of search engines to find deals on the desirable, functional and durable Galaxy devices.
The Vodafone website is currently displaying a clock countdown to its Black Friday sale event.
Although it isn’t entirely clear what mobiles will be on offer, some clues suggest Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, LG and HTC devices will be available at knockdown prices. In fact, the network provider’s website claims up to 50 per cent can be saved on the cost of some top-quality models.
Don’t forget to check out the website when Friday rolls around!
Of course, it’s not just the devices themselves that are on offer. A number of retailers are also set to offer impressive discounts on a number of accessories.
Whether it’s a smartphone cover you are looking for, or some awesome apps, there are a bunch of brilliant accessories set to receive the Black Friday treatment.
PC Advisor, powered by Tech Advisor, has a rolling update of the best live tech deals happening on Black Friday, so you can keep up to date with what’s going cheap.
If you don’t think that you can afford a new mobile phone or amazing accessory, even with the incredible deals on offer, don’t despair. You could raise some money by trading in your old mobile phone to help gain some funds for an upgrade.
It’s a particularly tight time of year financially for some, what with the need to buy presents for family and friends in the run up to Christmas, but some of these offers simply can’t be missed.
Trading in your old phone is a simple way to find a little extra money to get the perfect smartphone for you. After all, once you’ve got your shiny new device, what use is the old one just sitting in a drawer when you can earn some money back from your formerly trusty tech servant.
It’s almost Christmas! Why not treat yourself to a little present? You can then look to recycling your old phone to make some extra money for the upcoming party season!