The Boxing Day sales are a great opportunity to grab a bargain deal before the year’s out. This might be for something you’ve been waiting for a stunning price on for months, or maybe something you’d been keeping your fingers crossed you’d be getting for Christmas.
And hey, just because you didn’t find the right price on Black Friday, doesn’t mean you won’t have better luck this time. As for the ‘January sales’, we’re seeing fewer ace deals in those each year nowadays as retailers focus on November and December for their best deals. So, if you see a bargain that looks right for you, it might be time to treat yourself while you still have a chance.
Not a silly question at all. We actually see loads of retailers push the button (probably with gravy on their fingers) at some point on Christmas Day. We’ll be watching all of the usual suspects like a hawk throughout the Christmas break and will bring you the deals when they go live, even if they go live sooner than expected.
We’re expecting retailers to really get going with the deals by early evening on Christmas Day. So you might want to delay that post-dinner snooze until you’ve taken a peek. We’re even hearing whispers that some super eager online stores will even unleash a few deals on Christmas Eve. We’ll let you know as soon as they do. Not that we’re trying to put Santa out of a job.
If last year was anything to go by, all the big stores will be getting stuck in. With so many keen shoppers going online over the Christmas period in recent years, it’s just too good a chance for them to finish 2017 off with some extra money in the bank. Let’s take a look at the big hitters below and at what to expect.
If you want an idea of what potential discounts might be waiting just around the corner we can always take a look at some of the more popular offers we saw last Boxing Day. So let’s hop into the Deals Time Machine and see…
iPhone 7 | Vodafone | 5GB data | Unlimited calls/texts | £34 per month (+half price for 6 months)
This was the strongest iPhone 7 deal out there for Boxing Day last year. The upfront fee was just £65 and it was only £17 per month for the first 6 months, then £34 for the remaining 18. Expect similar prices, if not lower, on the new iPhone 8. The total cost over 24 months was £779 was at Mobiles.co.uk. If you’d like to take a look at the latest prices, and there are some great ones today, we’ve rounded up the latest iPhone 8 deals and iPhone X deals. You can certainly make an even bigger saving by taking a look at the older iPhone 7 deals too, as the phone is very similar to the iPhone 8 if we’re honest.
Samsung Galaxy S7 | Vodafone | 3GB data | Unlimited calls/texts | £28 per month (+half price for 6 months)
The upfront cost was only £15 and then just £14 per month for the first six months of your deal before the price reverted to the usual £28 for the rest of the contract. That was the best Samsung Galaxy S7 deal out there and even matched last year’s best Black Friday deal on the phone. This previous deal was only £603 over 24 months at Mobiles.co.uk. This year, we’re expecting some super cheap offers on newer models. Actually, prices are pretty good right now. Take a look at our up-to-date guides for the best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals and Note 8 deals.
4K TV: This 43-inch LG 4K TV with 4K and HDR Pro screen was originally £599 and it went down to £399 at Amazon.You could also get the 55-inch version for just £550 too. 4K prices have really come down across the board this year, so you’ll be able to go bigger and better for less than this!
Coffee machine: The De’Longhi Dedica coffee machine with 15 bar espresso pump went down from £199 to just £147.99 at Amazon.
Surface Pro 4: The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet/laptop replacement with the keyboard attachment, 128GB storage and 4GB RAM was down to £699 at Argos. There’s a new version out now. Be sure to take a look at the latest Surface Pro deals.
Acer Aspire ES: This 15.6-inch Windows 10 laptop with 1TB HDD and 4GB RAM – was one of Argos’ headline deals and it’s down to £199.99.
Lenovo Yoga 510: The super versatile Yoga with Core i3 CPU, 128GB SSD, Windows 10 and 4GB RAM was a big hit too for just £349 at Currys.
Sonos: These speakers are one of the fastest-growing brands in home audio and you could save at least £20 on all Sonos gear at Amazon.co.uk.
Mobile phones: Save £10 on the upfront cost of any phone with the voucher code 10OFF at Mobiles.co.uk. Amazingly, this deal is still going and can be used right now on any mobile phone with the one exception of the iPhone X.
Apple iPad: At Currys you could save £20 on the marked price of any iPad when you using the old IPAD20 discount code at the checkout!
GoPro: The GoPro Hero+, which can record 1080p video at up to 60fps and stay waterproof down to 131 feet was going for a mere for £99.97 at Currys. Looking for a discount now though? We’ve listed all the latest GoPro deals in our guide.
PS4: Game was running a whole range of PS4 bundles starting at £199.99.
Xbox One S: You could Get the new Xbox One S with a copy of Minecraft and a £15 Now TV voucher – all for £219.99 at Game. We’d expect to see similar bundles for arguably under £200 this year.
Samsung tab: The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7-inch Android tablet was only £89 at Currys.
TV and DVD combi: This cheap JVC 32-inch TV with a built-in DVD player for the spare room was a hot deal at just £199.99 at Currys.
Soundbar: TV owners looking for an audio boost saved an extra £20 on this Samsung soundbar with subwoofer for £89 at ao.com.
Washing machine: Currys had the Beko WM74165W washing machine reduced from £299 to just £169.
Chromebook: This 11.6-inch Acer Chromebook laptop which was reduced at Amazon to just £149.99.
Gaming keyboard: Laptops Direct shaved 28% from the cost of Razer’s DeathStalker Chroma keyboard, which you could buy for just £64.97.
Canon Powershot G5X: You could have saved £100 on the Canon Powershot G5X Premium Compact Camera at Argos, where it was down from £599.99 to £499.99.
Canon Powershot G9X: Also at Argos, a saving of £50 on the retro-styled Canon Powershot G9X Premium Compact Camera in Silver – it was reduced from £399.99 to £349.99.
Sony Cybershot W830: Lots of people bought the compact Sony Cybershot W830 20MP 8x Zoom digital camera in silver, pink, purple or black for just £69.99 at Argos, down from £89.99.
Nikon D3400 DSLR camera: There was a saving of £100 on the Nikon D3400 with 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens at Currys, where it was just £369.