black friday
deals 2017

Black Friday is over but Black Friday will return on Friday 24th November 2017.

Nobody does Black Friday deals like Argos. If you want to get all your items on the same day, just choose Fast Track Collection. We’ll hold your items in-store for you to collect, just head to our dedicated Fast Track counter to pick up. Or take it easy – you’ll get 7 days to pick up any Black Friday deals you purchase.

Where did Black Friday come from?

The term Black Friday comes from America. It refers to the day after Thanksgiving when retailers traditionally offer big deals and discounts in what has become the unofficial launch of the festive shopping period.

This shopping phenomenon dates back as far as the Great Depression in 1939 when retailers successfully petitioned the President to move Thanksgiving to an earlier date so the Christmas shopping season would be longer.

The name "Black Friday" was created later on by the Philadelphia Police Department in the 1950s and 1960s. They used it to describe the chaos in the cities caused by the traffic jams and sheer volume of shoppers who came out to grab the best deals.

Not wanting to miss out, people began extending leave or calling in sick at Thanksgiving to get a 4 day weekend. Since stores were open on the Friday, many people would make a start on their festive shopping. Due to this growing trend, many businesses started making the Friday an official paid holiday.

In the UK, the term Black Friday didn't really exist until 2010 and there was a real turning point in 2013 as public awareness grew. Last year Black Friday was the most popular to date in the UK and the 2017 Black Friday deals are looking to be even bigger and better.

Our Black Friday tips

On Black Friday are you planning to reserve and collect? Remember to check your store's opening times so you don't miss out on picking up your order.

Why not use the Black Friday deals to do a bit of early Christmas shopping? You may be able to get a bargain on something really special, so you can make someone's Christmas special without breaking the bank.

Keep a list of all the products you've bought on Black Friday so that when you're reserving and collecting you can be sure you've got everything you ordered.

Get your friends and family involved! Black Friday is far more fun when you share it with others. This way no one will miss out on great deals and you can head out together to collect any orders.

Look out for the extra special help we are providing to make Black Friday 2017 as stress-free as possible. We'll have more Argos colleagues than ever before in store, so don't be afraid to ask for help.

On Black Friday last year the quietest period online was 3-4am. So set your alarms and get ready for the Black Friday Deals!

Top Black Friday tips from the blogging community

“Do your research! Have a look at some of the items you may want ahead of Black Friday so when the big day comes you are fully prepared.”

Chris Price -

“Jump on the Christmas bandwagon & make a good dent in your Christmas gift lists for less with the Black Friday Deals.”

Susan K. Mann -

"Make a hit list of things you want to buy this Black Friday, so when shopping blindness hits you can refer back to it!"

Aby Moore -

Black Friday made easy