We may curse Black Friday as an American tradition that’s ferreted its way into British culture, but there’s no denying Brits love a bargain too.
Especially when it’s on an item you were going to buy anyway (only a fool browses Black Friday sales without intention, ending up with a cheap saucepan set, a cat bed and some Diamonique earrings).
Tech never has the biggest discounts – thanks to the fact shops already make such a small margin on those products anyway – but most have discounts on at this time of year so, if you were planning to buy anyway, then you have nothing to lose.
Occasionally a shop will use a highly desirable tech item as a loss leader – a product they know they will lose money on that acts as a lure to get shoppers into store where they are confident they will buy more – but you’ll have to be quick with the real bargains as they are the ones that will go the fastest.
Apple is not doing a Black Friday sale as such – they are as usual offering a gift card worth up £120 free with certain purchases (up to £80 on iPads) in a ‘one day sale event’. So check the prices you find for iPads elsewhere because you might find Apple’s deal of a £120 or £80 card works out better for you.
Here are the best iPad deals around on Black Friday – get in touch in the comments if you have found a better one.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with WiFi and 256GB storage in Space Grey, £719 (save £50) johnlewis.com (same model is £769 at Apple)
Apple iPad 9.7in with WiFi, 128GB, silver, £404 (save £25), johnlewis.com
Apple iPad mini 4, Apple A8, iOS, 7.9in, Wi-Fi, 128GB, Space Grey, £394 (save £25), johnlewis.com
Apple iPad Pro 10.5in with WiFi and 64GB storage in Rose Gold, £569 (save £50), argos.co.uk
Apple iPad Pr 12.9in with WiFi and 256GB storage in gold, 3869 (save £50), argos.co.uk
iPad pro, from £619
iPad, from £339
iPad mini 4, from £419