Best Tech Deals 2018

Sales events at this time of year send buyers into a shopping frenzy, and with so many deals around it can be hard to decide which are actually worthwhile. But if you know where to look you can find great sales all year round that'll offer some real tech bargains.

Here, you'll find hand-picked bargains chosen by the experts on the Tech Advisor team who have scoured the web to uncover the best deals on all kinds of electrical goods including TV deals, PS4 deals, Xbox deals, laptop deals, mobile phone deals and lots more. You'll be able to splurge with confidence that these really are great offers. Grab these deals quickly, though - they'll sell out fast!

Best Deals

Laptop Deals

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Amazon Deals

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Phone Deals

Best iPhone XR deals (for pre-order)

From: Macworld UK

Check out how to get the best deals on the iPhone XR, which is now available to pre-order.

Nokia 7.1

From: Vodafone

Now: From £38 per month

When you choose a Vodafone Red Entertainment plan you can get a free subscription to Amazon Prime Video, Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or Now TV. If you choose Sky Sports, you also get 6 months of Now TV for free.

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Tablet Deals

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

From: Amazon

Was: £49.99

Now: £39.99 (£10 off)

The Fire 7 tablet is just £39.99 from Amazon, but only until May 30th. Read our review here.

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TV Deals

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Games Deals

Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition Mario Pack

From: Nintendo

Now: £339.99

This Nintendo bundle deal is essential for collectors. The console itself has a special edition design, as does the dock and controller. You'll also get a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an official steelbook, a hard pouch and a Battle Pad.

Xbox Live 3-Month Gold Membership + 3 Extra Months

From: Amazon

Was: £29.99

Now: £14.99 (£15 off)

This deal of the day gets you 3 extra months of Xbox Live Gold on top of the 3 month membership.

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PC Deals

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Gadgets Deals

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Wearables Deals

Misfit Anniversary Sale

From: Misfit

Now: All fitness trackers for £8.99

Get all Misfit fitness trackers for only £8.99, including the Misfit Flare. See our full coverage here. Ends 31 Oct.

(Pre-order) Huawei Mate 20 Pro with Huawei Watch GT, Wireless Charger and Cinema Discount

From: O2

Now: From £20 upfront, £49.84 per month (Free accessory bundle worth £259)

O2's impressive Huawei Mate 20 Pro bundle deal also gets you the new Huawei Watch GT, a Huawei wireless charger and 40% off cinema tickets for 24 months when you sign up for at least 20GB of data per month.

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Audio Deals

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(Pre-order) Huawei Mate 20 Pro with Huawei Watch GT, Wireless Charger and Cinema Discount

From: O2

Now: From £20 upfront, £49.84 per month (Free accessory bundle worth £259)

O2's impressive Huawei Mate 20 Pro bundle deal also gets you the new Huawei Watch GT, a Huawei wireless charger and 40% off cinema tickets for 24 months when you sign up for at least 20GB of data per month.

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Argos Deals

PlayStation VR Worlds (PSVR)

From: Argos

Now: £10.99

This mini-game collection is the ideal intro to PSVR.

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Currys PC World Deals

Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular - 38mm

From: Currys PC World

Was: £379

Now: £354 (£25 off with code APPLE25)

Use code APPLE25 to get £25 off this Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity.

HP Officejet Pro 6960 all-in-one printer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £109.99

Now: £72.09 (£37.90 off with code HP10)

This printer has been reduced to £79.99, but with the code HP10 you get another 10% discount from Currys.

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Student Deals

Udemy Sitewide September Sale

From: Udemy

Now: £10.99 for courses site-wide

Save hundreds of pounds on a huge variety of courses. Learn anything from illustration to web development, to cryptocurrency investment and more.

Microsoft Office

From: Currys PC World

Now: 10% off (via Student Beans)

Currys PC World is offering students 10% off Microsoft Office via Student Beans on our student deals site here.

Microsoft Surface

From: Currys PC World

Now: 10% off (via Student Beans)

Get 10% off Microsoft Surface products at Currys PC World if you're a student. You'll need to go via our Tech Advisor Student Deals site to unlock the discount code.

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Best Tech Deals 2018

It's that time of year that sends the world into a buying frenzy, with huge sales events meaning almost everything you could ever want is available at a discount right now. We've got all of the best tech deals right here. You'll find offers on all sorts of tech, including laptop discounts, cheap phones, and sales on lots of other gadgets.

Here at Tech Advisor, we are continuously scouring the web for the very best tech deals on all things electrical. Whether you're looking for a new TV, a new laptop or a new phone, we've got a deal that'll suit you.

You'll see some brilliantly good deals on all things electrical as retailers gear up for the year ahead. Keep an eye out for a bargain price on that tablet you've always wanted or camera you've had your eye on.

Where are the best places to get cheap tech deals?

Amazon has Lightning Deals running all year round. Plus, if you're an Amazon Prime Member, you can get access to those deals 30 minutes early before all of the good stuff gets snapped up. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here.

eBay is another great place to look for deals. There are outlets from big-name stores such as Argos on eBay, and there you'll find heavily discounted tech from trusted sources.

There are hundreds of other stores offering deals all the time though, which is where we come in. Our team of experts curate the best tech deals from every category right here, so you don't have to do the hard work!

What makes a good deal?

While there are lots of amazing tech deals to be had, it's worth pointing out that not everything will be the good deal that it sounds. Here are some tips for buying tech (and other stuff) that is discounted or part of a sale.

Check the market value

Always check the market value for a product. Just because a laptop or a tablet has a 'save 50%' label slapped on it, that doesn't mean you'll be getting it significantly cheaper than you would yesterday or next week. Sale prices are usually calculated from the RRP, and few products maintain their RRP for their lifetime on sale. It's not unheard of for some retailers to raise their prices immediately before a sale.

See if the product is the latest version

This is particularly true of older products, and many of the 'deals' you'll see are previous-gen- or poor-quality products the retailer wants to get rid of. That doesn't mean they are not a good buy, but it's worth checking the specification against more recent devices.

Big brands aren't always the best

You don't have to buy a product simply because it's from a well-known manufacturer such as, say, Samsung. Samsung makes many excellent high-end products; it also makes a lot of cheap devices that are cheap all year around. Don't forget to read up on the product you're buying: read reviews from both tech sites such as this and real-life end users.

Don't jump the gun

To grab a bargain you need to be quick, but in your rush to snap up a deal don't forget to read the small print. Carefully check the item description and delivery requirements before you add a product to your basket.

Stop, look and listen

Do you really need that item? It's easy to be tempted by bargains, but you're not saving any money at all if you're buying something you probably won't use. We'd suggest writing a list of what you hope to find, then looking for deals on only those products on the day. If you don't visit the sale pages you can't be tempted.

Be sensible online

Don't buy anything that you can't afford, and be careful how you pay. Purchasing on credit cards is convenient and offers extra protection than does buying with a debit card, but if you're not going to immediately pay back that money then you may end up out of pocket in the long run. PayPal is another option for making secure payments.

Consider extra savings

Always look for voucher codes before buying a product online. If one is available you may get an even better deal.

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