But one of the areas which seems to get the most Black Friday love is tech, with gadgets and electronics often seeing huge reductions in price over the retail-heavy weekend.
That's no different this year, and alongside some amazing bargains to be had on Nintendo Switch consoles, headphones and AirPods are also being snapped up by audiophiles.
Whether you’re looking to stock up on discounted gifts ahead of the festive period, or have been holding out on that new purchase in the hopes of an irresistible Black Friday deal, we have you covered with our roundup of some of the best savings to be made.
Argos have arguably the best deal on Apple’s wireless Airpods this year, and if you have an iPhone, you’ll probably want a pair of AirPods at around £20 off. It may not sound a grand discount, but this is an Apple product. They are never price-gouged.
These base level AirPods don’t quite have the sound quality of the AirPods Pro (though Amazon has those for £198), or their active noise cancellation, but their pairing is silky smooth. And they are far more comfortable than you might imagine.
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Samsung’s wireless headphones are marked down by nearly £40 over on Amazon, and AKG Y500s come highly recommended with award-winning sound quality, “ambient aware” noise cancellation and some impressive battery life.
They’ll also auto pause when taking them off, and resume playing automatically when placed over your ears.
At £200, these earbuds might seem entirely overpriced.
But Bose are in the business of providing cutting edge audio tech, and these earphones are no different, with 11 levels of active noise cancelling, touch controls, crisp, clear sound, and long-lasting battery life.
They’re also made from soft silicone for added comfort, and are sweat and water resistant, so should stay in your ears for hours with no discomfort to even the most delicate lobes.
Described by many as the best buds in the business – even outperforming Apple’s AirPods in the eyes of many experts – Sony’s headphones come with a whopping £70 saving this Black Friday through Amazon.
They come with “industry-leading” noise cancellation, and even feature Alexa integration, meaning you can play music, control your smart home, get information, news, weather, and more using just your voice
Gamers take note; wired, over the ear headphones are always going to outclass their Bluetooth equivalents, and these Sennheiser cans are perfect for enveloping you in immersive sound, whether you’re playing through the latest release or catching a blockbuster movie late at night.
And with a £45 saving through Amazon, you can’t really go wrong.
Bluetooth earphones don’t get much easier to use than this, and at just £30 these Beats headphones are perfect if you just need a pair to keep your aurally engaged while working out and the like.
Alhough, the low price is reflected Wireless performance is great, and while they’re an easy fit, sound quality struggles to compare with the ‘phones more expensive counterparts.
If you’re more concerned about sound quality but still want some headphones for the more active waking moments of your day, Bose’s SoundSport will energise your workout with full, balanced sound whilst remaining comfortably in place during even the most vigorous exercises.
A version of this article originally appeared on our sister title, the Scotsman