John Lewis Black Friday deals - what to expect in 2019
When it comes to Black Friday events John Lewis's deals are among the best in the UK as they push everything from TVs to laptops, to toys and tech. Black Friday is on 29th November this year, followed swiftly by Cyber Monday on 2nd December. The department store's Never Knowingly Undersold policy means it checks its prices constantly comparing them to its competitors - which is great on Black Friday when there are so many deals to sift through.
There's also a two-year guarantee on most products at John Lewis and five years on TVs, which adds value when you match up the price to other brands.
Last year, John Lewis broke its sales record over the Black Friday period with a 7.7% increase year on year, and we're sure it's aiming to beat that this year so expect more offers heading your way for John Lewis' Black Friday deals (that's before we even get to John Lewis' Cyber Monday deals).
So what do you need to know? Are there any early deals at John Lewis? We've looked at last year's sales, this year's trends and predicted what the best Black Friday deals will be right up until Cyber Monday 2019.
When is John Lewis' Black Friday 2019 sale?
Black Friday is on 29th November this year follows by Cyber Monday on 2nd December. John Lewis, along with other stores, will offer some early deals in the lead up to the event as well.
What are the best John Lewis Black Friday deals?
The Bose Quiet Comfort 20s dropped from £249 to £129 last year and the Quiet Comfort 35 II headphones went from £329 to £289. There hasn't been an upgrade on the headphones this year so perhaps expect the prices to drop further.
With the five-year guarantee, many people opt for John Lewis when it comes to buying a TV. It's no surprise that on Black Friday when it drops its prices for Black Friday people are even keener on the brand's offers.
John Lewis slashed £600 from the Samsung's Q8F 65-inch QLED TV last year, which isn't a deal to be sniffed at. There were also discounts on the smaller TVs like £200 off Sony Bravia OLED 4K 55-inch and £200 off a 55-inch Panasonic OLED HDR 4K TV, plus £180 off a 55-inch LG OLED. While other stores may have cheaper offers they won't have a five-year warranty, which is worth taking into account.
While John Lewis doesn't have as much of a range of laptops as other brands like Currys it does offer some nice discounts on the higher-end laptops.
Apple's HomePod went from £319 to £279, which is a great price for the home speaker. Sonos One, which always sells well, dropped to £164 from £189. There's now a Gen 2.
When it came to wearable tech, John Lewis slashed the price on the Garmin Fenix 5 smartwatch with £35 off.
John Lewis had quite a few phone deals last year, with £30 off the iPhone XR, £200 off Huawei P20 and £40 off Google Pixel 3. The Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB went from £739 to £569 too.
Expect more SIM-free phone deals from John Lewis on Black Friday. Huawei is one to watch in the Black Friday sales as the price is already dropping thanks to the US ban on the brand.
Last year, John Lewis discounted iPads but there wasn't a huge drop in price, just £20. Accessories were a bit more promising with Logitech's Slim Folio Keyboard for the iPad was reduced from £90 to £42,50. There's a few different versions now, but if you packaged those up together you'd save a much better sum of £70.
What were John Lewis' best Black Friday deals last year?
Apple iPhone XS
Price: From £9990-£1,499 to £949-£1,399 Save £50Buy here
With the iPhone 11 out, we'd advise waiting for Black Friday to get the iPhone XS. Prices are currently at £929 but that could go lower with the new phone superseding it.
Apple iPhone XR
Price: £749-£899 to £719-£869 Save £30Buy here
The cheaper Apple iPhone XR was discounted last year, this has been superseded by the new model iPhone 11 now so expect more of a discount this Black Friday. Prices now stand at £629 at John Lewis, but this could get a bigger discount come November.
Bosch Freestanding Washing Machine
Price: Was £439 down to £339 Save £100Buy here
This was one of the most popular deals last year. The A+++ energy rated washing machine with 8kg load, and 1400 rpm spin from Bosch is a greener option. Last year, John Lewis cut £100 from its price over Black Friday and that's likely to happen again.
Does John Lewis do delivery?
While John Lewis has the 'Never Knowingly Undersold' policy it doesn't include delivery so remember to check competitors' prices if they include delivery as you may be able to match the price. For the larger items it's likely John Lewis is still your best bet, but for smaller products, it's worth hunting around. You may also be able to click and collect so double check before buying.
If you're visiting the store John Lewis says "do check if you're visiting your nearest John Lewis & Partners and we'll honour our online price in each case if the price has gone down."
Also, remember to check you're looking at identical products, its promise is only valid when it's like-for-like.We'll be trawling through the Black Friday 2019 deals in the lead up to the day, during and right up to Cyber Monday so check back for the best deals and offers.
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