We’re fast approaching Black Friday, the shopping calendar’s biggest shopping event and a chance to get discounts on top brands ahead of Christmas. The annual sales event will officially kick off on November 25, although major online retailers, including Very, have already dropped Black Friday discounts.
The sale is an opportunity to pick up Black Friday deals on everything from TVs, laptops, gaming and technology to mattresses, home appliances, fashion and toys.
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Every year major brands such as Apple, Dyson, Shark, Ninja and Nintendo participate, but more and more retailers are participating. Last year we also saw Asos, Gymshark and Pandora drop impressive deals.
Very is always a big player in the mix, and the Black Friday sale has already started, with savings in the technology, home appliances, gaming, beauty, toys and furniture departments.
To help you navigate the sale chaos, our IndyBest experts are ready to bring you the best deals during the Very Black Friday sale.
Best Early Very Black Friday Deals 2022
Beats by Dr Dre Beats fit pro true wireless earbuds, Kim K special edition: used to be £219, now £159, Very.co.uk
If you’re looking for specially made earbuds to soundtrack your workouts and commute, Very has £60 off the Beats by Dr Dre and Kim Kardashian collaboration. The wireless earbuds are nearly identical to the Beats fit pro, which our tester described in our review as “a solid go-to pair of earbuds for working out”. However, this on-sale pair comes in three neutral shades, all of which take advantage of an early Black Friday discount. Other features include six hours of playtime on a full charge, flexible wingtips for a comfortable fit, active noise cancellation and adaptive EQ, which tailors the audio of a song, podcast or radio program to the shape of your ear.
Ninja foodi max 7.2l multicooker OP500UK: was £299, now £199, Very.co.uk
With fast cooking and multiple features that will help improve your culinary stash, Very has slashed the price of Ninja’s multicooker by a striking £100. The multi-tasking kitchen gadget has a pressure-cooking feature that reportedly makes meals rustle 70 percent faster than conventional cooking methods, while the air crisp function whips fried foods with much less oil.
It’s also been tried and tested by IndyBest, in our review of the device our tester said: “With the pressure cooker setting, we were able to make seriously flavorful soup in 15 minutes, without stirring once. The air fryer basket also made perfect sweet potato fries in no time. But our favorite feature of this machine is the steamer, as the two-layer tray really helped to double the capacity when we needed it.”
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40mm 4G: was £289, now £189, Very.co.uk
Named the best Android smartwatch in our smartwatch review, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will help you keep track of your health and well-being. Our tester said, “Elegantly designed, powerful and powered by Google’s revived Wear OS software, it marks a revival of the Android wearable scene.” Features range from blood oxygen and heart rate monitoring to sleep tracking and body composition features, while 4G connectivity lets you receive notifications and take calls when you’re away without your phone.
Oral-B io10 stardust white: was £800, now £349.99, Very.co.uk
A quick note about the weird prices of electric toothbrushes. You may have noticed that there are ridiculously high prices for the latest brushes from top brands like Oral-B and Philips. These products carry an absurdly high MSRP, but they are usually discounted by 50 percent, making them seem more attractive to bargain hunters.
So while this Oral-B io10 deal at Very suggests you’ll save £450 on a £800 brush, in reality you’ll save around £70 on a brush that usually costs £400. That’s still a good deal if you don’t want to settle for anything less than the most advanced brush Oral-B makes, although we’d recommend the Oral-B io6 for everyone (was £299.99, now £117, Amazon. co.uk).
Dyson V10 absolute vacuum cleaner: was £429, now £329, Very.co.uk
This Dyson V10 model has been dubbed a “powerful cordless vacuum cleaner worth the investment” by our IndyBest team and is being reduced by £100 in the Very Black Friday sale. In our review of the vacuum cleaner, our tester described it as “slim and impressively lightweight”. Their overall verdict? “There’s no denying that it’s an expensive piece of gear, but somehow it’s not the most expensive Dyson out there right now, and in our book, the result justifies the splurge, if you’re able to do something real.” top out. of the range.
Garmin vivoactive 4 GPS smartwatch: was £259.99, now £159, Very.co.uk
One of our favorite brands, we’ve already put together a guide to the best Garmin smartwatches and this particular model, now saving £100, is all you need to track your fitness goals, track your sleep and data about saving activities. It also features music storage, on-screen workouts, and offers free workout plans for 5K, 10K, and half marathons.
Amazon Echo dot, two pack bundle: was £79.99, now £29.99, Very.co.uk
Looking for a smart speaker? How about two for €29.99. Very just cut the price of Amazon’s third-generation Echo dot smart speakers by £49.99. 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 cost just £14.99 each.
Lego Minecraft The Llama Village House Set: Was £115, Now £80, Very.co.uk
Put this Lego set under the Christmas tree and you’re sure to see little faces light up on December 25th. This Minecraft village is reduced by £35 and comes with 1,252 pieces to play with. Designed for ages nine and up, it’s a chance to put your building skills to the test, and features numerous Minecraft figures, including a llama shepherd, llama knight, savanna villager, blacksmith villager, looter and a vindicator, plus a llama, baby llama and a lamb.
Tassimo happy pod coffee machine and Costa coffee pods bundle: was £139.99, now £48, Very.co.uk
Here at IndyBest, we’re big fans of Tassimo – so much so that we’ve rounded up the brand’s best coffee machines. When we reviewed the Tassimo happy machine, our tester said: “Striking and compact, with a choice of 36 pods, the happy will dispense your drink quickly with one-touch operation. Very easy to clean, with dishwasher safe parts, the fact that the happy has such a small footprint means it can sit unobtrusively in the corner of a break room or even on your desk.In this Very bundle you also receive 64 Costa coffee pods to make lattes, Americanos, cappuccinos and make more.
When is Black Friday 2022 in the UK?
Black Friday 2022 officially starts on November 25 and lasts all weekend. It originally started 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, to stay competitive, retailers and brands often reveal deals weeks in advance, with offers launching earlier and earlier each year. This year we have already seen Boots, Dyson and Currys cut prices on popular products. And of course, Very’s has also started its Black Friday sale.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday is the name given to the last day of the sale, which falls on Monday, November 28 this year. It’s your last chance to save some money for the Boxing Day sale.
Don’t worry about flipping through hundreds of pages of deals, our team of experts will spotlight the biggest and best deals to shop during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
When will Black Friday deals be available?
For some retailers, early November marks the start of their Black Friday sales – this year Very, Currys, Dyson, AO, Superdrug and Boots have kicked off.
Looking for some extra inspiration? Check out our Black Friday shopping guides.
What were the best Black Friday Very deals from last year?
Last year there was no shortage of deals to shop for and customers were spoiled for choice with thousands of products that have been reduced in price.
The Apple MacBook pro, M1, 2020, 13-inch (£1,149, Very.co.uk) dropped from £1,299 to £1,159 – that’s a saving of £140.
The laptop earned a spot in our guide to the best laptops for high-end performance, with our reviewer saying “unlike the air, there’s a fan in this model, which means the fast performance can go on for even longer”, adding that the “pro includes a slightly more powerful graphics chip”.
There was also £170 to be saved on the Shark cordless vacuum cleaner with anti-hair wrap IZ201UK (£429, Very.co.uk), a top-notch appliance for keeping your floors sparkling clean.
Reduced from £349 to £179 last year, it has a 60-minute run time, a removable battery and an LED smart display to let you know how much battery you have left. Perfect for hardwood, carpet and upholstery, it’s designed to pick up pet hair, dirt and spills with ease. A similar Shark model, the IZ201UKT cordless vacuum cleaner, appeared in our guide to the best cordless vacuum cleaners, so the brand has our IndyBest endorsement.
What deals can we expect from Very in this year’s sale?
Since Very is a third-party supplier of leading brands in the home, technology, beauty and fashion, it often cuts thousands of prices on coveted items such as Apple MacBook, Beats headphones, Samsung washing machines and more.
For 2022, we expect more of the same, with popular home and tech appliances expected to receive significant discounts, including vacuum cleaners, TVs, laptops and coffee machines.
Try the links below for the latest home appliance discounts and more offers:
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