Do you actually get good TV deals on Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

I'm looking for a 55/60 inch TV, and would like to spend less than £600 preferably. I've read in places that you only get deals on Black Friday and cyber Monday for crap TVs or they aren't really deals at all. 
Its hard to know with so many TVs and companies, if you are getting a good deal or not!
Has anyone got any insight into this and can advise me? I haven't owned or bought a TV for years thanks
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  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    edited 23 November 2020 at 12:09PM
    BF deals already started .
    Most deals are on 2019 models not newer 2020/21
    More important is who you buy from and what extra warranty .
    Both John Lewis and Richer Sounds offer free extra warranty .
    Sort out what you want from the TV before buying as not all have xx app or Freeview Play
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  • matelodave
    matelodave Posts: 8,606 Forumite
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    It's like anything else - DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

    Check out what you want, check what is on offer (including warranties etc) and then see whats available and what prices. Dont necessarily be swayed by the headline £100 off sticker, compare what you are actually getting with other suppliers. 

    Some companies (Curry's for instance) have special models - check the model number to see if it's available anywhere else and bear in mind, as JJ-E says, a lot of stuff will be on older stock - that's why it's in the sale. That doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with it but it may not have the very latest options/software although most stuff nowadays has the facility to keep it's software updated until it's obsolete.
    TBH if you were contemplating waiting for BF or CM you should have been spending some time already deciding what you want and the pricings to see if you are really getting a good deal
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  • delmonta
    delmonta Posts: 487 Forumite
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    Thanks for the tips. I know I want a 55 to 60 inch TV, probably can't afford OLED right now, so it would be QLED. I would rather go with a reputable brand, maybe LG or Samsung. I need to have all the usual apps, but also BBC iplayer, which I read a few TVs you could have. 

    The ability to get audio to an external amplifier somehow too. 

    Thats about it, I dont know what else I should be considering when buying a TV!
  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    Usual apps    check LG  as current it is not signed up To Freeview Play and some apps missing .
    As said its something that needs research before the event .
  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882 Forumite
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    Plenty of 2020 TV dropping in price the best 2019 TV  may be a it cheaper but stock levels will be a problem

    For TV you have to track all the time once you decide you want to change.

    Research the models so you know what may get into the price range.
    https://www.avforums.com/forums/what-is-the-best-tv-for-you.367/
    https://www.avforums.com/threads/new-my-best-value-tvs-2020-2021-edition.2325951/

    learn the numbering so you know which year the TV is.

    BF is when the prices tend to drop as they do around Xmas but they tend to keep going down from there until the next years models kick in.


    add Pricespy for seeing the trends in prices.

    Type of panel may be important(viewing angles)
    read up on HDR and wide colour gamut 

    if not going upto 65" then there are plenty of options <=£600 in the 55" as that is the sweet spot( some at  58" also good).


  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281 Forumite
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    OP says Good so that is where i would start by concentrating on the Good ones or at least the makes the OP thinks are good .Then knock out the ones without apps etc that you require x.

  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882 Forumite
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    One thing I forgot to add is a lot of "best value" are based on pricings  so a change in pricing can move a TV up/down the pecking order.
    Another thing to look out for is the newer TV are not always better than the previous versions if you can still get one.

    I also go with a what it cost per week
    eg. Richer Sounds 6 years warranty 52 weeks say 300 weeks. 
    £1pppw gets you multiples of £300   2 people less than the price of beer(each) a week and you are buying an OLED(if that is what you want/need).

    what are you moving from?  if plasma  you may struggle with LCD options.
  • delmonta
    delmonta Posts: 487 Forumite
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    One thing I forgot to add is a lot of "best value" are based on pricings  so a change in pricing can move a TV up/down the pecking order.
    Another thing to look out for is the newer TV are not always better than the previous versions if you can still get one.

    I also go with a what it cost per week
    eg. Richer Sounds 6 years warranty 52 weeks say 300 weeks. 
    £1pppw gets you multiples of £300   2 people less than the price of beer(each) a week and you are buying an OLED(if that is what you want/need).

    what are you moving from?  if plasma  you may struggle with LCD options.
    Thanks for the info. I'm not moving from anything as I've not been in one place for many years. I'm now just getting my house sorted, and thought Black Friday was a good time to get a TV. But I'm quite used to the standard LCD TVs, just from watching at other peoples houses, at least I think they are mostly LCD. The OLED TVs sound great, but I cant afford right now, and I imagine if I wait a year or so they will become much cheaper
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218 Forumite
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    Im amazed that these tv companies are making crap tv that can be sold cheap,please tell where to find them.
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