Black Friday 2018 falls on the 23rd of November, and is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year as thousands of retailers offer deals and discounts. Black Friday is followed by Cyber Monday on the 26th of November, when many online retailers will be offering even more deals.
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the US, and has traditionally been a big shopping day in the States. The tradition of Black Friday sales only caught on in the UK recently, largely thanks to online retailers such as Amazon.
Last year’s Black Friday broke records, and 2018’s is expected to be even bigger. While Black Friday itself is the 23rd of November, many retailers will be running sales for longer periods of time, so it’s best to keep an eye out for deals before and after Black Friday rather than just looking on the day itself.
Where to Buy a DAB Radio on Black Friday 2018
Here are some of the best places to buy a DAB radio on Black Friday 2018 in the UK. Many retailers’ Black Friday sales focus on electronics, so it’s a good time to look for a DAB radio. We will update this page with the latest deals as soon as the Black Friday sales start.
Sale dates: 16-25 November
Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the UK and also the first place most people look for Black Friday deals. Amazon probably offers the largest choice of DAB radios, including several budget-priced models that you can’t buy elsewhere. Amazon’s Black Friday sale has now started and will continue until the 25th of November.
Latest Amazon Black Friday DAB radio deals:
- VQ Monty DAB & DAB+ Digital Radio with FM, Bluetooth & Alarm Clock
- Pure Highway 600 In-Car DAB/DAB+ Radio Adapter
Last checked 09:37, 20/11/2018
John Lewis is the UK’s favourite department store and is likely to have some great deals both instore and online. John Lewis offer generous warranties and manufacture a range of quality own-brand DAB radios, so they are definitely worth checking out. John Lewis’s Black Friday started at 7am on Monday the 19th of November.
Latest John Lewis Black Friday DAB radio deals:
- Pure Evoke H4 DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth Radio, Prestige Edition
- Pure Move R3 DAB/DAB+/FM Personal Stereo Radio
- Pure Siesta Home DAB/DAB+/FM Bluetooth All-in-One Music System
- Roberts Revival iStream 2 Smart Radio With DAB+/FM Internet Radio
- Roberts Stream 94i DAB+/FM/Internet Smart Radio with Bluetooth
- Sony XDR-S61D Portable DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio
- Sony XDR-V20D Portable DAB/DAB+/FM Digital Radio
- Sony ZSPS55B DAB/FM CD Boombox With USB Playback, Black
- VQ Retro Mini DAB/FM Bluetooth Digital Radio, Lulu Guinness Design
- VQ Susie-Q DAB/DAB+/FM Internet Bluetooth/NFC Digital Radio
Last checked: 09:42, 20/11/2018
Argos offer a good range of DAB radios, including some you can’t find on other sites. Their Black Friday sale has now started and will run until the 27th of November.
Latest Argos Black Friday DAB radio deals:
- None found
Last checked 09:43, 20/11/2018
Currys is one of the UK’s largest electrical retailers, and they sell a large selection of DAB radios. They have a number of “Black Tag Deals” available.
Latest Currys Black Friday DAB radio deals:
- JVC RA-D38-H DAB/FM Clock Radio
- JVC RA-D58B Smart Bluetooth Radio
- JVC RC-D327B DAB/FM Bluetooth Boombox
- LOGIK L2DAB16 Portable DAB/FM Radio
- Pure Evoke C-D6 DAB+/FM Bluetooth Clock Radio
- Pure Evoke H3 Portable DAB/FM Bluetooth Radio
- Roberts Blutune 5 Portable DAB+/FM Bluetooth Radio
- Roberts Ortus 3 DAB/FM Clock Radio
- Roberts Play 10 Portable DAB+/FM Radio
Last checked 09:50, 20/11/2018
AO are best known as a seller of appliances, but they also sell a range of smaller electronics including digital radios and Hi-Fis. AO started their Black Friday sale early.
Latest AO Black Friday DAB radio deals:
- VQ Retro MkII Digital Radio
- Pure One Maxi Series 3s Digital Radio
- Pure Pop Maxi DAB Radio
- Pure Pop Mini Digital Radio
- Panasonic SC-PM602 40 Watt Hi-Fi System with Bluetooth
- Panasonic SC-PMX82EB-K Mini Hi-Fi System with Bluetooth
- Sharp XL-B515D 30 Watt Micro Hi Fi System with Bluetooth
Last checked 13:56, 18/11/2018
Hughes is a family-run business with several electricals shops across East Anglia. The company also has an online store and delivers nationwide. Hughes have started offering some Black Friday deals early.
Latest Hughes Black Friday DAB radio deals:
- Pure Evoke C-F6 All-in-One music system
- Pure Move R3 Lightweight Personal DAB+ Radio
- Pure One Maxi Series 3S
- Roberts Radio SportsDAB5 DAB+/DAB/FM Radio
- Roberts Radio Ortus 2 DAB+ Digital Alarm Clock Radio
Last checked: 09:56, 20/11/2018
Richer Sounds is one of the UK’s best known and most respected specialist home audio and home cinema retailers. They have started offering several Black Friday deals early.
Latest Richer Sounds Black Friday DAB radio deals:
Last checked: 13:42 18/11/2018
Online vs. High Street
Black Friday in the UK is a bigger deal (pun intended) online than on the high street, but most major high street shops also offer deals. Visiting electronics shops and department stores is a good idea if you want to try a radio out and see exactly what it looks like before you buy it.
Some high street retailers such as Argos and John Lewis offer a click and collect service where you can buy or reserve an item online and then collect it in store, which can be more convenient than having it delivered.
How to Spot a Good Black Friday Deal
Black Friday deals can be deceptive, and deals aren’t always as good as they seem. According to Which?, 60% of 2017’s Black Friday deals could be found at the same price or less at other times of the year.
Since the Black Friday sales only run for a limited amount of time, there’s also the pressure to panic buy before the sale finishes. Here are some tips for getting a good deal:
- Compare prices – If you see what looks like a great deal it can be tempting just to hit ‘Buy’ before someone else snaps it up. However, it’s always a good idea to compare the price with other retailers before buying. If you’re looking at radios in a physical shop, it’s a good idea to compare their prices with online prices before buying.
- Check warranties – Like all electronics items, DAB radios can develop faults, so it’s worth buying from a retailer that offers a good warranty even if it’s slightly more expensive.
- Track prices – It’s a good idea to decide which products you are interested in before Black Friday, and then compare their prices during the sale with historical prices. You could even use a service such as CamelCamelCamel, which lets you track Amazon prices so you can make sure you’re actually getting a good deal.
If you want to know which DAB radios we recommend, see our roundup of the best DAB radios in the UK.