UK retailers adopt American price-slashing event

Black Friday UK roundup – Apple, Asda, Amazon and more

UK retailers are joining in on the price-slashing sales of Black Friday, and PCR has a roundup of some of the best tech offers.

Apple is offering £31 off the new iPad Air, knocking the 16GB Wi-Fi tablet down to £368. There’s also £15 off the 16GB Retina iPad Mini, now £234, and £25 off the iPad 2, which starts at £304 in the sale.

Mac-wise, Apple has knocked £81 off across the range, including the iMac, the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina.

The Apple TV has also been slashed, down to £84.

Amazon follows a whole week of sales with yet more discounts today for the big day itself, and will have another week of sales next week beginning with Cyber Monday. Sales are time and stock-limited, with new additions being added as quickly as every 10 minutes.

Argos’ tech deals include a Bush 55-inch HD LED TV down to £449.99, the Kurio 7S tablet down to £69.99 and the Sony Xperia Z White Sim-Free for £349.95.

Supermarket Asda is bringing across sales from its American parent Walmart. In-store savings include a 42-inch LG plasma TV for £259, Samsung smartphones from £99, a seven-inch tablet for £49 and a Russel Hobbs microwave for £29.

Microsoft’s holiday savings include reductions on Xbox 360 bundles, £20 off Office 365 when brought with a Surface Pro 2 and a variety of savings on accessories such as keyboard and mice.

In addition to the savings on hardware and devices, digital game distribution service Steam has begun its annual Autumn sale, with daily deals on PC games such as Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto running alongside deals which only run for a number of hours.

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