Black Friday 2022: Last year’s Black Friday sale is now but a distant memory, but that means it’s time to set our sights forward to the massive end of year sale for 2022.
If you feel as though last year’s Black Friday went by in a blur then don’t worry – you’re not the only one. With an absurd amount of deals bombarding everyone’s attention from the likes of Amazon, Currys, AO and more, it was easy to get swept up in the frenzy of it all.
To those who stuck with us through the event, we hope that our Black Friday guides brought you face to face with the deals you were looking for, and for those who missed out – we’ll be back at it again this year, utilising the team’s expertise to bring you the best Black Friday deals as they appear.
To take stock of everything that went down, and to get ready for Black Friday 2022, here’s everything you need to know.
When is Black Friday 2022?
Get your digital (or physical) calendars at the ready because Black Friday 2022 will take place on Friday, November 25.
What do we expect?
The focus of Black Friday tends to vary wildly from year to year, so take these predictions with a grain of salt and know that it’s impossible to completely predict the procedure of this year’s event. With that said, truly astonishing iPhone deals have been few and far between recently but with rumours that the iPhone mini range could be phased out, this could lead to some incredible deals on the iPhone 13 mini as vendors try to sell off any outstanding stock.
There’s always the hope – if Sony gets its act together – that we might see a few deals for the illusive PS5 this time around. Of course, it’s far more likely that we’ll see discounts for cheaper consoles like the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox Series S, but one can dream.
What happened last year?
If there was one product that completely dominated the Black Friday sale just gone, it was the Pixel 6. Google went all in on making sure that its latest smartphone would buck the trend of being an afterthought for many Android users, instead allowing the Pixel 6 to become a must-have item due to tons of low cost, high data contracts that were just too good to pass up.
In a surprising twist and despite having been on store shelves for only a month and a half, the Nintendo Switch OLED was treated to a few price busting bundles. Gamers could grab the console with a copy of Metroid Dread, Pokémon Shining Pearl or another recent title, all with a sizeable discount attached.
A little less surprising was Amazon absolutely flooding its store with price drops across its Echo range of smart speakers, as well smart home related products such as mesh Wi-Fi networks and home security cameras. These were often bundled together into tempting buys for enthusiasts and newcomers to the smart home market alike.
What is Black Friday?
At its core, Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year. Originating in the USA as a means of signaling the start of the holiday shopping season after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has since made its way across the pond to several countries around the world including the UK.
Black Friday has become such a phenomenon that there are very stores left that don’t take part in the sale. While there is an in-store component to the event, the bulk of the Black Friday sale has moved online, which is why we highly recommend utilising our tech expertise and experience in covering Black Friday to help you get straight to the deals you’re after.