How to get the best Black Friday deals on smart home devices

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Originating in the USA, Black Friday has crossed the pond to become one of the UK’s biggest shopping days too. Wondering when Black Friday 2023 is? Traditionally, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, and Black Friday 2023 falls on 24th November 2023, with Cyber Monday following on 27th November 2023. Black Friday is at the same time in the UK as in the USA and can be a great time to swoop on smart home devices deals.

In the past, people have queued in the early hours to be the first through the doors to nab the best bargains and Black Friday deals. Fortunately, savvy shoppers don’t need to sacrifice sleep to score some great Hive Black Friday deals and stock up on smart devices for their homes.

In fact, the Hive Black Friday sale 2023 is likely to start a couple of weeks in advance to give customers a chance to decide what to buy – we’re nice like that! Keep an eye on Hive offers so you’re the first to know about our Hive Black Friday 2023 deals.

With energy prices rising, Black Friday 2023 is the perfect time to smarten up your home and your heating with smart devices. Not only will you be able to save money on buying a Hive Thermostat Mini or Hive Radiator Valves thanks to Hive Black Friday deals, but they’ll work hard to help you cut your energy bills this winter too.

Remember, Hive Black Friday 2023 deals will start appearing a couple of weeks in advance to give customers a chance to decide which smart home devices suit them. Keep an eye on Hive offers next year so that you’re the first to know about Hive Black Friday smart home deals for 2024 and check out our top tips to make the most of Hive Black Friday 2023.

1. Think about your shopping list

It’s easy to get carried away in the heat of the shopping moment. When there’s a bargain to be had, we can end up buying something we don’t really need. It might be a great deal, but it can still be a waste of money if it’s not quite right. So the trick is to be prepared and work out exactly what you want beforehand before hitting the Black Friday 2023 sales.

2. Commit to a sensible budget

It’s also a good idea to work out what you can afford to spend on Black Friday deals – and stick to it. For instance, things like smart thermostats can range in price hugely so spend some time in advance working out what you want it to do and how much you’re willing to pay.

3. Research carefully and stay informed

In the weeks leading up to it, lots of retailers release details of their Black Friday deals. Make a note of all the places that are offering the biggest discounts on the things you want. Then you’ll know where to shop but also where else to try if your first choice runs out of stock. The quickest way to get your list together is to set up Google Alerts. Or if this sounds a bit too complicated, just follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to make sure you’re up to speed on their Black Friday deals.

4. Check up before checking out

Some shops put their prices up so that their Black Friday deals look even more amazing. Or might have been selling your dream device cheaper earlier in the year. Use websites like PriceSpy or PriceHistory to get historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.

5. Sort online accounts in advance

It’s worth setting up an account with online retailers you haven’t previously shopped with and saving your bank details before Black Friday. In recent years some websites got so busy that navigating through each page was a bit like the M25 on a Bank Holiday weekend. Give yourself a head start and avoid that agonising feeling of your basket selling out before you’ve had a chance to input your payment details.

6. Bag bargains from your sofa

You might prefer shopping in person, but it’s not always a pleasant process on Black Friday. There are often queues and crowds to battle with on the high street.

So it’s good to know that you can still score some amazing Black Friday tech deals from the comfort of your sitting room. You can even avoid delivery costs by choosing click and collect. Most shops will let you pick up at some point over the following week.

7. Stay up late, start early

Lots of retailers drop some of their biggest Black Friday deals online as the clock strikes midnight. So it can pay to be a Thursday-night owl. And if you’re brave enough to hit the shops then it’s also a sensible idea to start as early as possible. Some will open early so plan your day in advance to make sure you’re at the front of the queue to score the biggest Black Friday deals.

8. Be clued up on returns

That 90% off designer dress is not such a deal if it doesn’t fit and you can’t get a refund. Before clicking ‘buy now’, check the retailer’s return policy on Black Friday deals, as this can sometimes vary from their standard policies. We want you to be completely happy with your Hive products, and you can learn about Hive returns and refunds.

9. There’ll always be other deals

Black Friday isn’t the only time you can bag a bargain on smart home devices. Hive offers amazing deals throughout the year that you won’t find anywhere else.

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