Black Friday 2022 live: has it started today?

Black Friday 2022 live: has it started today?
Black Friday 2022 live: has it started today?

Black Friday headlines

– The best Black Friday deals today are on TVs

– Lowest-ever prices on huge TVs and OLEDs

– No good Apple deals – except Airpods Pro 2

– Great discounts on appliances at Walmart

– Samsung has superb handset trade-in deals

You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s Black Friday today. It isn’t – Black Friday 2022 officially falls on November 25 – but given the sheer amount of Black Friday deals that have already launched, it certainly feels like it could be. 

Most big-name retailers in both the US and UK are running Black Friday sales as we head into the weekend. And although we’ve seen the volume of discounts slow down slightly since the start of the week, there are some exceptionally good-value offers that are worth grabbing now – we’ve got all the latest news here. 

There are also plenty we’d leave until closer to the day, when prices are highly likely to drop further. We’ll steer you away from those, too. Join us as we cover the Black Friday sales live today and through the weekend. Happy browsing…

The best Black Friday sales in the US

Amazon: 60% off Ring Doorbell and toys

Best Buy: smart TVs from $79.99

Dell: up to 50% off laptops and accessories

Home Depot: 30% off large appliances

Lowes: 45% off tools and accessories

Walmart: cheap air fryers, coffee makers

5 best Black Friday deals this weekend:

The best Black Friday sales in the UK


LG C2 OLED TV on a green background

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Quick – LG’s C2 OLED TV just crashed to a record-low price

We’ve just spotted this year’s best-rated TV on sale for $1,296 at That’s a $150 discount, and the lowest price we’ve seen for the outstanding LG C2 OLED, which sits at the top of our best TV guide.

It showcases everything we love about OLED technology, with excellent brightness and contrast levels. There’s virtual surround sound, smart capabilities and voice control, and it has an extremely thin design.

Having tested it with everything from regular SD shows to Dolby Vision blockbusters, we found the C2 OLED is more than capable of handling pretty much any content you can throw at it. Just don’t buy it if you need HDR10+ support – you’ve got HDR10 and HLG, but there’s no HDR10+ to be found.

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Shark cordless vac almost half price

We haven’t reviewed this one ourselves (we tested the model up, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap IZ300 – which we gave 4/5 stars), but the huge discount caught my eye. With £180 cut off the price at Amazon, the Shark IZ202UK is now less than £200 – I’m strongly considering getting it myself. I’ve been trying to replace my Henry for months…

It has a 40-min run time and comes with a second battery, so you could use it in a larger home – although it’s probably better suited to medium or smaller houses, like mine. It averages 4.5/5 stars from over 80 user reviews on Amazon, and on the Shark site it’s a similar story, with an average score of 4.7/5. 

Some people say it’s a bit heavy, but overall it seems to do a good job. I think I’m in…

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9 of the best Black Friday deals in the UK

We’ve looked at some of the best deals in the US – but what about in the UK? Here are a few things that stood out to our deals experts…

A Dell XPS 15 2022

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One of the best laptops ever made gets a $700 price cut

Dell has launched its Black Friday sale, and it’s well worth a look if you need a new laptop. The one that caught our eye is this huge $700 discount on a high-end Dell XPS 15, which drops the price from $2,899 to $2,199.

It’s a productivity powerhouse, as you might expect given the price, with new Intel Alder Lake processors and RTX GPUs packed into the classic XPS laptop design. We found that it’s even capable of some moderate gaming. We gave it a full five stars in our Dell XPS 15 (2022) review.

Don’t buy it if you don’t need the best of the best – those specs are going to be overkill for a lot of people. But if you want to own what we think is arguably the perfect computer for most Windows users, this is a good deal. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen so far.

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Beats studio buds price deals sales

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Beats Studio Buds get a $50 price cut before Black Friday

The Beats Studio Buds are easily the best-sounding earbuds Beats has ever made. We gave them 4/5 stars in our Beats Studio Buds review: they’re comfortable to wear and they sound great, plus they support active noise cancellation. 

Unfortunately, their call quality isn’t perfect and they’re missing Apple’s H1 Wireless Chip. But at $99.99 – which is their current price at Amazon, down from $149.95 – they’re a lot cheaper than Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 $234. We think they’re an absolute bargain for a premium pair of noise-canceling earbuds.

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6 more of the best Black Friday TV deals at Best Buy

We said Best Buy has a huge range of TV deals today, and we meant it. Here are six more cracking offers. 

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LG c2 oled

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Get a 48-inch LG OLED TV for just $569

We’ve been extremely impressed with this year’s Black Friday TV deals so far. Leading the pack is Best Buy, with some of the lowest prices ever on a whole range of 4K, QLED, and OLED displays from all the top brands.

Case in point: the LG A2 48-inch OLED TV – which has a massive $730 discount, taking it down to just $569.99

Is it Black Friday today?

Nope. Black Friday is on November 25 this year – that’s two weeks away. BUT there are hundreds of early Black Friday deals already available, some of which are worth buying now. We’re curtaing the best ones here as soon as they drop, so stay tuned for our live coverage of the early Black Friday sales today and throughout the weekend…

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