Amazon Black Friday Deals – Hidden Gems sale starts tomorrow

Amazon Black Friday Deals: Now in the full swing of November, its arrival brings the bubbling excitement for those much anticipated Black Friday sales, and with it Amazon’s official announcement of exactly when we can expect the retailer’s deals to go live.

That’s right, we finally know exactly when Amazon plans to launch its very own take on the Black Friday sales period, promising a delicious mixed pot of goods massively discounted in price.

Kicking off from November 22nd at 00:01am, exactly a week before the official Black Friday date, Amazon has pledged to release thousands of brand new deals every day in the eight-day long sale, which sounds good if you ask us.

Coming to a, sure to be climactic, end at 11:59pm on November 29th, we are expecting tens of thousands of deals from the online giant, including massive savings across Amazon’s own product range like the Echo Dot, as well as TVs, laptops, SIM-free phones and so much more.

Why choose Amazon this Black Friday?

To put it simply, Amazon is sure to have an enormous plethora of deals on a whole load of products, with offers of all kinds available. During Amazon’s official eight day sales we’ll see the store’s celebrated ‘Deals of the Day’ as well as its even more limited ‘Lightning Deals’. Living up to their name, these lightning deals will require you to be fast: you’ll only have until the countdown reaches zero or the stock runs out.

However, we also expect to see deals extending outside of these eight days. Amazon is already delivering the goods, with its Hidden Gems sale running right now until November 12th – an early taster of what Black Friday has in store for us.

And though the store has not yet made any announcements regarding Cyber Monday, we highly doubt the most popular service in the world for online shopping will want to miss out on the day dedicated to the practice. We therefore predict that offers will continue into December, with deals from the week before returning once again, along with a few new ones to entice any customers still holding back.

Along with the ability to purchase practically everything under the sun, using Amazon for your Black Friday shopping has some perks, though mainly for Prime members. This is the best month to get a Prime membership as, along with the usual free next-day delivery, you’ll also get access to several Prime-exclusive deals.

What’s more, if you aren’t keen to pay a monthly Prime subscription, but don’t want to miss a deal, you could always use a free trial. Sign up now and Amazon’s 30-day free trial will take you to Black Friday and beyond. Just make sure you remember to cancel before the 30 days are up.

Now you’re aware of what to expect from Amazon, let’s have a look at some of the deals that have already arrived. Make sure you bookmark this page and keep checking back: this page is only going to get busier later in November.

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All deals were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. If you see a deal you’re interested in, it pays not to delay, as prices can change at a moment’s notice.

Amazon Black Friday Laptop Deals

Best Amazon Laptop Deals

Apple MacBook Pro - Space Grey

Pick up a 2018 MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage, a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, and a 13-inch screen for less on Prime Day 2019.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU gaming laptop

This speedy gaming-focused laptop packs a 120Hz display, a Ryzen R7-3750H CPU, a NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti GPU and a 512GB SSD.

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Amazon Black Friday TV Deals

Best Amazon TV Deals

Sony BRAVIA KD55XG81 55-inch LED 4K HDR

Here’s a nifty saving on a classy 55-inch TV, complete with Sony’s Motionflow XR 400 Hz technology for fluid movement.

Sony BRAVIA KD49XG81 49-inch LED 4K HDR a HD Smart Android TV with voice remote - Black (2019 model)

Healthy savings on an accomplished Sony 49-incher with Android TV and Sony’s Motionflow XR 400Hz technology for fluid movement.

LG 55UM7100PLB 55 Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play - Ceramic Black (2019 Model)

A very low price for one of LG's current models, which supply a sharp design, solid picture quality, and a very pleasant Smart TV UI.

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Amazon Black Friday Headphones Deals

Best Amazon Headphone Deals

Samsung Galaxy Buds White

Samsung’s take on the Apple Earpods is a success, with a great fit, discrete design, and nifty PowerShare function.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

Sony's brilliant wireless headphones are major contenders for the best noise cancelling cans on the market.

Apple Airpods (2nd gen) with Charging Case

Benefit from the even more seamless true wireless earphones from Apple with sharp connectivity and transitioning from one device to another, as well as improved sound during calls and when playing music.

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Amazon Black Friday Soundbars Deals

Best Amazon Soundbar Deals

Sonos Playbase Wireless Home Cinema Sound Base

The Sonos Playbase lets you prop your TV on top of it, saving even more space whilst providing a meaty sound boost.

Yamaha MusicCast YAS306 Soundbar with Bluetooth & Airplay - Black

A great price for this well-balanced, generously equipped soundbar with virtual 7.1 surround sound.

LG SK5 Soundbar with DTS Virtual X Sound - Black

An accomplished soundbar with DTS Virtual X Sound support and intelligently adaptive audio.

Samsung HWMS650 Sound + All in One Smart Soundbar

We gave this brilliant soundbar full marks in our review, calling it "Samsung's best single-body soundbar yet".

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Amazon Black Friday Vacuum Cleaner Deals

Best Amazon Vacuum Cleaner Deals

Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

With up to 30 minutes of running time, enjoy the flexibility of the V7 with its cordless design and ability to transform into a handheld vacuum. Great for cleaning carpets, its an ideal appliance for pet owners.

Shark Corded Stick Vacuum Cleaner [HV390UK] Lightweight, Purple [Energy Class A+]

With its flexology design, get into those hard to reach places, from high up to low down. This Shark model also comes with LED lights to light the way, so you can see exactly where the dust is.

Shark NV601UK Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Blue/Steel Grey

From upright to handheld, enjoy all the flexibility of this Shark vacuum and benefit from its LED lights, lighting the way as you swoop in on that dust.

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What is Amazon’s Returns Policy?

Items bought from Amazon itself are normally eligible for return up to 30 days after delivery. However, you should always bear in mind that Amazon is as much an online marketplace as an independent retailer these days, and a lot of what you buy from the website actually comes from second and third parties.

Some of these Amazon Sellers will keep things simple by matching Amazon’s 30-day offer. To be safe though, you should always read the small print and know who you’re dealing with before you make a purchase.

If you are buying from the retail giant itself, here are the specific terms you should know:

  • Goods that came new can be returned within 30 days of purchasing as long as they’re unopened and in the same state they arrived in.
  • Any used items must also be sent back as they were when you received them, with no extra evidence of usage.
  • In terms of postage on returns, if an item was delivered to you faulty, returning it won’t cost you a dime.
  • If you’ve merely changed your mind about a purchase however, then you will have to pay to send your items back. Fortunately though, the original charge for the delivery and packaging will be included as part of your refund, so you’ll only end up having paid for their return journey.

Amazon offers several avenues through which you can return a product. These include pre-paid Royal Mail labels, local Collect+ stores, Amazon lockers and more.

Needless to say, if you’re blessed with a subscription to Amazon Prime all returns are free, just as it is free to have your purchases sent to you in the first place.

Does Amazon offer a Student Discount?

Students can get massive discounts on Amazon, chiefly in the form of a heavily reduced Prime subscription.

Prime Student members get a six-month trial of Amazon Prime delivery benefits, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Wardrobe and Prime Photos. Once that trial is up, you’ll have to pay just £39 per year or £3.99 per month for an Amazon Prime membership. That’s pretty much half price.

You can pay this reduced fee for up to four years with automatic renewal.

Students can also enjoy Prime Reading, giving you lots of reading material for free across eBooks and magazines. On top of that, students exclusively get 10% off books like textbooks and other educational material. They can also save on clothing, as well as Amazon’s basic product range, stationery and gadgets like laptops to assist you with your studies.

Does Amazon offer a trade-in scheme?

Amazon used to have a trade-in scheme which allowed you to exchange old items for discounts on brand new ones. Sadly, however, that came to an end back in August 2015.

It’s not entirely clear why Amazon changed its mind about offering trade-ins, but whatever the retailer’s reasoning, you’ll need to look to the likes of eBay or John Lewis if you want to turn your old gadgets into new savings.

Does Amazon offer click and collect?

One of the few big advantages that physical retailers still have over Amazon is the ability to order items to be collected from a local shop. If you’re rarely home, it can be a much more convenient way to shop.

Amazon hasn’t overlooked this shortfall however, and in recent years has established a click and collect service of its own. And it’s actually pretty extensive.

There might not be any Amazon shops in the UK, but you can have your Amazon item delivered to a whole bunch of partner stores and lockers.

To kick things off, you’ve got the Amazon Lockers, arguably Amazon’s most popular form of click and collect. These lockers are simply giant Amazon-branded containers that can be found anywhere from inside local supermarkets to outside the nearest multiplex. All you need to do is approach the locker, input your unique collection code (which will be sent to you in an email) and voila, that eagerly awaited order is all yours.

If the nearest Amazon Locker is still a bit of trek for you then you’re in luck, Amazon has another trick up its sleeve with Amazon Counter. Through the Amazon Counter scheme, you can have your package delivered to a local post office or even a newsagent, which can be quite handy if you’re already planning to visit these establishments for other errands.

The other option is rather more akin to the traditional click and collect experience: Amazon Counter. This lets you order your items to be delivered to your local post office or newsagent, or even to a Next shop. You can then pick it up from a member of staff at that outlet during their regular opening hours.

Amazon delivery options for Black Friday 2019

While by now you might be exhausted by all the mentions of Amazon Prime, it’s worth pointing out once again that a Prime subscription gets you the benefit of Amazon’s One-Day Delivery service free of charge, so you can get your hands on your items the day after you order them.

This is ideal if you aren’t keen to wait around, or need your purchases to come ASAP. It’s a lifesaver if, say, you forgot it was your Dad’s birthday – though that’s purely a hypothetical, you understand?

Of course, those without Amazon Prime accounts can still access the joys of One-Day Delivery, but it will cost extra.

  • If you want your goods sent straight to your home, one-day delivery will set you back £4.99.
  • Alternatively, you can have them delivered to a nearby Amazon Locker or one of the selected Pickup Locations, costing you £2.99.
  • Items are delivered seven days a week, with the exception of public holidays.

Then there is Priority Delivery:

  • This option lets you pick the time that your delivery will arrive.
  • Your items will come two days after you place your order.
  • It costs £5.99 and there is a selection of couriers to pick from so you can find a time that suits you.

There’s also Standard Delivery or Standard Pickup Delivery:

  • The price varies depending on the type of product you’re buying. Media (e.g. books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) cost £2.99 while other products come out at £4.99 . For items small enough to fit in an envelope, however, this option can cost as little as 99p.
  • For Standard Pickup Delivery, there is a flat rate of £1.99.
  • Book orders of £10 are eligible for free Standard Delivery.
  • Any orders at or above £20 also get you free Standard Delivery.
  • These orders take between 1 to 2 days after dispatch to turn up.

You can also opt for a number of other Amazon delivery options:

Express Delivery: £6.49 (£4.49 for Prime members) and will arrive by 1pm the day after purchase.

Same-Day Evening Delivery: £5.99 (free for Prime members) with arrival between 6-10pm. Orders must be made by noon and the service can only be used for certain postcodes.

Nominated Day Delivery for Small Items: £4.99 (free for Prime members). Have the choice of day-long slots, with bookings up to seven days in advance.

Nominated Delivery for Large Items: Free for everyone (swish). Get the choice of day-long slots, with bookings of up to 14 days in advance.

4 Hour Delivery Windows for Large Items: Don’t fancy waiting around? Spend £10 for weekday slots or £15 for weekend slots with advance booking up to 14 days.

Expedited Delivery: £5.49 (free for Prime members) and delivery takes between 1-3 days after dispatch.

Amazon Prime – What You Need to Know

Amazon Prime

As with any sale, quick delivery is still very much welcome when purchasing goods. You can get unlimited one-day delivery across millions of items, and in certain areas you can even get same day delivery and 1 or 2-hour delivery through Prime, for absolutely nothing for the first 30 days.

If you order a lot and are in a hurry, this alone can make Prime membership worthwhile. We’ve lost count the number of times we’ve had to rely on speedy delivery to get us out of a bind.

Prime Video

Then there’s Prime Video, which features streaming movies like John Wick 2 and Wonder Woman, alongside plenty of Amazon Originals exclusives including Jack Ryan, Good Omens and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. There’s something for everyone.

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