Boxing Day Sales
Christmas has passed and you know what that means... Boxing day and January sales!
Throughout January we'll be populating this page with all of the best sales deals we can find at all the best retailers, from games consoles to TVs, phones, tablets, laptops and cameras!
It'll be worth your while sticking with us - this year's Boxing Day sales promise to be the most exciting ever, as online retailers slash prices across the board in an attempt to clear stock. Black Friday was bigger than anyone predicted this year, and Boxing Day promises to be similarly exciting.
We're currently assembling a list of all the best deals so check back with us for more amazing bargains!
January sales: quick links
Quick links to the best January sales deals:
Very sales homepage | Electricals sale | TV sale | Tablets and E-Readers | Games & Consoles | Clothing, fashion & footwear sale | Home, garden & furniture sale | Home & Garden |
Amazon sales | Games & console deals | Electricals & computing sale | Clothing sale | DVD & Blu-ray sales | Shoes and boots sale | Toys & Games sale
Argos sales | Technology, Gadgets & Gaming sale | Home & Garden | Toys and Games | Sport & Leisure | Health & Beauty sale | Clothing sale
Currys sales homepage | TV Mega Sale | Cameras & Audio | Laptop & Computing sales | Hard drives & printers | Home Appliance sales | Software sales
Tesco Direct: The Big Sale | Smartphones & Mobile | TVs & Accessories | Headphones & Speakers | Computing & Office | DVD & Blu-ray sale | Furniture sale
John Lewis Sale | Tech & Gadgets sale | Home & Garden | Sports Gear | Womenswear | Menswear | Furniture sale | Beauty sale
Gift cards: Amazon gift cards | Gift card store | John Lewis gift cards | Currys gift cards|PC World gift cards | GAME gift cards
Top 5 Deals:
1) Android: SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" - 16GB - £199.99 at Argos
2) Sony PS4 Headset: Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 (PS4) (With Code - TDX-YGPK) - £58 at Tesco
3) Storage: Toshiba Stor.e Canvio 2TB Portable Hard Drive - £59.99 at Argos
4) Nintendo 3DS: Ice White Nintendo 3DS £79.99 at Tesco with code TDX-YGPK
5) Xbox One: Pick up an Xbox One console on its own with no extras for just £279.85 at Amazon.
January Sales: games console deals
Sony PS4: Get the PlayStation 4 console with two DualShock 4 controllers, the PlayStation Camera and a copy of LIttle Big Planet 3 and an Oddsock Plushie for just £359.99 at Game!
Xbox One: Pick up an Xbox One console on its own with no extras for just £279.85 at Amazon.
Xbox One: Grab an extra wireless controller for your Xbox One for just £34.85 while stocks last!
Sony PS4: Grab the Sony PlayStation 4 Camera for just £33.95 while stocks last!
Nintendo 3DS: Ice White Nintendo 3DS £79.99 at Tesco with code TDX-YGPK
Xbox One: Xbox One with Assassins Creed Unity - £299.99 at Argos
January sales: TV deals
January sales: TV quick links
- Very: TV sales
- Amazon TV deals
- John Lewis TV offers
- Argos TV sales
- Currys TV Bargains
- Tesco TV deals
HD TV: LG 42UB820V 42-inch Widescreen Ultra HD LED TV with Freeview - Now £499 at Amazon
4K TV: LG 49UB820V Smart 4k Ultra HD 49" LED TV - Currently £649 at Currys
4K TV: LG 40UB800V Smart 4k Ultra HD 40" LED TV - Now £449.00 at Currys
HD TV: LG 47LB630V 47 inch, Full HD, Freeview HD, Smart WebOS, LED TV -£439.00 at Very
January sales: tablet deals
Kindle: Amazon Kindle - £49 at Amazon
Android: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8GB - £139 at Very
Android: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2" 32GB - £324.00 at Currys
Apple: iPad Mini 2 128GB - £289.00 at Currys
Android: Lenovo Yoga 8 Quad Core Processor, 1Gb RAM, 16Gb Hard Drive, 3G, 8 inch Touchscreen Tablet - £129.00 at Very
Android: SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 3 7" Tablet - 8 GB, White - £79.00 at Currys
Android: SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" - 16GB - £199.99 at Argos
Android: Lenovo Yogo 8 16GB Tablet - £119.99 at Argos
January sales: computing deals
Apple: Pick up an Apple Macbook Pro i5, 1TB, 4GB Ram + 5 Year Warrany for £899 at John Lewis
Apple: Grab the Apple iMac Z0QU3B/A All-in-One Desktop Computer, Dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB, 21.5-inch for £899 also at John Lewis
Apple: Get the Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch superslim laptop for just £849 at Currys!
Laptop: Lenovo G50 Intel® Core™ i7 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive, Wi-Fi, 15.6 inch HD Laptop - Black - £479.00 at Very
Laptop: Get the ACER Aspire V3-371 13.3" Laptop in white for £449.99 at PC World
Laptop: Get the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series for £449 at Dell.com
January sales: audio deals
Soundbar: Yamaha SoundBar - £71.95 at Richer Sounds
MP3 player: Sony NWZ-W273S 4GB Waterproof All-in-One MP3 Player - Blue - £50.96 at Amazon
Speakers: Tannoy Mercury Speakers - £69.95 at Richer Sounds
PlayStation headset: GTA V Plus Elite Wireless Headset for PS3 and PS4 - £50 at Game
Soundbar: LG NB3530A Wireless Sound Bar - £149.00 at Currys
Sony PS4 Headset: Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 (PS4) (With Code - TDX-YGPK) - £58 at Tesco
AKG Studio Headphone: AKG K271 MKII Circumaural Studio Headphones - £89 at Amazon
Boxing Day sales: storage deals
Storage: D-Link ShareCenter 2 Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure - £44.99 at Amazon
Storage: Panasonic Lumix TZ35 16MP Compact Digital Camera - £99.99 at Argos
Storage: 1TB Store n Go - £43.99 at eBuyer
Storage: Verbatin 64GB USB Drive - £10.99 (Code Xmas5) at Rakuten
Storage: 4tb external Seagate Hard Drive - £99.99 at Amazon
Storage: SanDisk Ultra 64 GB Dual USB Drive - £18.50 at Amazon
Storage: Toshiba Stor.e Canvio 2TB Portable Hard Drive - £59.99 at Argos
Boxing Day and January sales: retailers to watch out for
Retail websites always have dedicated pages for things like this, and you can find some of them here:
Amazon: Amazon is your safest bet for picking up a Boxing Day sales bargain and the big deals will start going live at 4pm on Christmas day! Starting on Christmas Eve, the retail giant will be starting a whole week of Boxing Day sales on tech, clothing and everything in between. We'll be working hard to dig up the best bargains throughout the sale so do check in with TechRadar for links to all the best bargains on Amazon UK!
Very: One of the big up and coming retail sites, Very has been described as the new Amazon! On Black Friday it was the source of the best bargains of all as the site sought to make a name for itself in a busy marketplace. So if you want to scour a dark horse for Boxing Day deals this year, make sure you check out Very! It sells everything so you're bound to find deals that appeals!
Argos: Argos always has some amazing deals and the sheer breadth of products that it sells practically guarantees that you'll find something of interest. The stores and online shop carry the same deals so it'll be much easier for you to find the bargains by shopping online.
Currys: Everyone knows Currys, one of the UK's oldest and best known retailers of tech. On Boxing Day it'll be slashing the prices of laptops, tablets and all sorts of other gadgets and many deals won't last long so it'll be worth logging on early and of course, check in with TechRadar where we'll be listing all of the best bargains!
PC World: If you're looking for computing gear, PC World will be carrying some excellent bargains as it usually does. Expect some crazy cheap laptops, printers and tablets while stocks last!
Tesco Direct: Tesco has been making a name for itself in the online space and on Black Friday it was the source of some fantastic deals from £150 iPads to massive discounts on headphones. It might not be the most obvious choice but you might find Tesco Direct to be the source of some of the best Boxing Day sales bargains on the web.
John Lewis: John Lewis is the best known department store in the UK and you can expect it to serve up some amazing deals on Boxing Day this year. Expect some amazingly cheap TVs, tablets, laptops, headphones and more - we'll be trawling the site to find the best deals so check in with TR where we'll have a nice list for you!
Zavvi: Zavvi always has good deals on Boxing Day and this year is bound to be no exception. Look out for great deals on tech, as well as movies and games!
GAME: Game will be carrying some brilliant Boxing Day sales deals as it seeks to clear out all the boxed copies of games it stocked up on in the run up to Christmas.
Carphone Warehouse: If a smartphone or tablet is what you're after, especially if you need a new contract, you should definitely check out Carphone Warehouse on Boxing Day! We'll find the best deals and list them on this page so you don't have to bother trawling through all the other sites.
Why Boxing Day and January sales became a big deal
The tradition of post-Christmas sales came about for a very simple reason: after Christmas, shops were stuffed with things that took up valuable space and that nobody wanted to buy. While setting fire to it and pretending that villains were responsible sounded tempting, retailers realised that insurers would see right through such tomfoolery. So they put away their matches and came up with the idea of sales instead - and it turned out that sales were brilliant.
They really were. Sales helped shift unwanted stock to make room for spring/summer ranges. Sales got people to go shopping when they wouldn't normally bother. And sales often resulted in people coming in for the bargains and then paying for other, profitable, items and accessories.
"It's like a post-Christmas Christmas!" retailers thought. "Let's do it every year!"
So they did.
Why Boxing Day sales seem to start in September now
We're exaggerating, but only a little bit. Faced with the question of how their sales could stand out when everybody else was doing it, retailers decided there was only one solution: start before everybody else. In 2013, some retailers kicked off their Boxing Day and January sales the week before Christmas. This year they might have already started.
Boxing Day and January sales: online versus the High Street
Some retailers start their sales early, but only online - so you can expect to see some websites unveil deals on Christmas Eve that you won't be able to get in-store for another few days. And of course, online-only retailers from gadget emporiums to Steam are keen to get a slice of that sweet sales-frenzy pie, so they'll be running their own offers too.
Should I queue overnight for Boxing Day sales?
We wouldn't. So-called "doorbuster" deals tend to be very, very limited, and chances are you'll be way behind the organised eBay Tout Massive who know exactly what they want, what Buy It Now price they'll put on it and how to kill you with a single blow if it looks like you'll get to it before they do.
We'd recommend staying in bed until a reasonable hour, having a nice breakfast and then relying on a trusted technology website - hello! - to tell you where the best deals are online.
Have Boxing Day sales been overshadowed by Black Friday?
Tesco certainly thinks so: it's reported that it expects its Black Friday sales to be higher than its Boxing Day ones, although given Tesco's recent track record in reporting important numbers - something that's seen heads roll and the financial cops called - then we should maybe take that with a pinch of salt. We're sure Boxing Day 2014 and the January sales 2015 will be just as frenzied as they've always been - maybe more so, given the current climate of austerity.
Can you really get a great bargain on Boxing Day or in the January Sales?
Yes, sort of, maybe, if you know what you're doing and watch out for the tricks of the trade. And there are quite a few tricks to watch out for.
The most common trick is what the Consumers' Association calls "pseudo-sales"; that is, sales that look like sales and quack like sales but that aren't really sales. They exist because of retailers sticking to the letter of the law rather than the spirit.
Here's how it works. UK law says that retailers can claim to have discounted goods provided they've been at full price for 28 consecutive days in the last six months, so some firms simply double their prices to ridiculous levels for a month, drop them back to normal again and stick a SUPER HUGE MEGA DISCOUNT sticker on them. That, amazingly, is perfectly legal, and it's why every single Christmas tree in the world appears to be half price in December: they were twice the price throughout August, when nobody buys Christmas trees (if you did, you were robbed. Sorry. Why are you buying Christmas trees in summer anyway?).
TechRadar will only be promoting genuine deals on the day so if you're unsure, check back with this page!
Boxing Day Sales: what's TechRadar doing?
We'll be on hand on Boxing Day to unearth all of the best Boxing Day sales deals on the web, and we'll be listing them right here for you on this page. If you came to us on Black Friday, it's the same deal - we'll be regularly updating as more deals hit the web!
We'll be continuing this throughout the January sales with deals of the day so if you stick with us it'll be almost impossible to not find a bargain or two!