Martin Lewis revealed his Black Friday 2017 final deals today.
The Money Saving Expert has been advising Britons the best deals to snap up - and those to avoid.
He said: “Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending.
“Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.”Related articles
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What is Black Friday?
Martin Lewis Black Friday: Money Saving Expert’s final deals
It’s a US phenomenon: the first Friday after Thanksgiving when traditionally the Christmas deals are launched. It’s now come over here and merged with Cyber Monday (the busiest online shopping day) to become a Black Friday weekend. In many ways this isn’t new, we’ve always had deals throughout November and December, just now more of them are concertinaed into this one weekend.Is it any good? Should people engage?
The most important thing to understand is if you were going to buy something anyway and it is reduced from £100 to £50 then you’ve saved £50. Yet if you’re only buying it because you think it’s a bargain and wouldn’t have done so otherwise, it’s not a saving it’s an extra cost of £50. So you need to control your spending impulses and plan exactly what you want first.
Ask yourself do I need it? Can I afford it? Have I checked whether it is available cheaper elsewhere?
If the answer to any of those is no. Then don’t buy it.
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The best Black Friday deals for 2017
GETTYMartin Lewis Black Friday: Money Saving Expert has been advising Britons the best deals to snap up
Martin said: “Deals come in two forms. The ones I most like are those with blanket codes or vouchers that operate cross store, as here you can usually buy what you would’ve bought anyway at a discount.
“Yet there are also one-off deals on individual items, and they are primarily there to lure you into spending on things you may not have wanted anyway.”
If you are planning to buy it’s worth checking prices on a comparison site like 123PriceCheck, PriceRunner and Dealpond. For example, a Sony Bravia smart TV (model number KDL32RE453BU) price difference in stores recently ranged from £249 in PC World to £310 in Tesco Direct.Confirmed and suspected cross-store deals:
Many stores keep it until the last minute, so we won’t know exactly