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!


Laptop Deals

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Amazon Deals

Amazon 25% off Kindle, Fire and Echo Accessories

From: Amazon

Now: 25% off (Use code SUMMERSALE)

Save big on all cases, stands, adaptors, remote controls and more. Ends August 31st.

Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa 32GB

From: Amazon

Was: £99.99

Now: £84.99 (£15 off)

Get the 32GB Fire HD 8 for less than the usual price of the 16GB version from Amazon.

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Phone Deals

Pre-order: Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm with Free Wireless Charger Duo

From: Carphone Warehouse

Now: £279 (Includes Wireless Charger Duo)

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Watch before September 6th and get a free Wireless Charger Duo worth up to £89.99.

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Deals

From: Tech Advisor

Now: from £0 upfront

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now available to pre-order! Check out the best offers on right now.

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Tablet Deals

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.

Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa 32GB

From: Amazon

Was: £99.99

Now: £84.99 (£15 off)

Get the 32GB Fire HD 8 for less than the usual price of the 16GB version from Amazon.

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TV Deals

Now TV 1 Month of Entertainment and Sky Cinema Bundle with 3 months of Hayu

From: Now TV

Now: £5 (includes free 3-month Hayu subscription)

Right now, you can get Sky Cinema and Entertainment for only £5 and also get 3 months of Hayu for the best of popular shows. Ends August 23rd.

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Games Deals

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PC Deals

Vegas Pro 15 Suite + free Vegas Pro 16 Suite

From: Vegas

Was: £998

Now: £499 (£499 off)

Until 22nd August, when you buy the Vegas Pro 15 Suite, you also get Vegas Pro 16 for free once it launches. 

Vegas Pro 15 Edit + free Vegas Pro 16 Edit

From: Vegas

Was: £598

Now: £299 (£299 off)

Until 22nd August, when you buy Vegas Pro 15 Edit, you also get Vegas Pro 16 Edit for free once it launches. 

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Gadgets Deals

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Wearables Deals

Pre-order: Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm with Free Wireless Charger Duo

From: Carphone Warehouse

Now: £279 (Includes Wireless Charger Duo)

Pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Watch before September 6th and get a free Wireless Charger Duo worth up to £89.99.

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Audio Deals

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Sponsored

UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

From: AO.com

Was: £179

Now: £99 (£80 off)

Get £80 off this durable, waterproof and shockproof Bluetooth speaker. See more great speaker options: best cheap Bluetooth speakers.

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Argos Deals

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Currys PC World Deals

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Student Deals

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.

Adobe Creative Cloud

From: Adobe

Was: £49.94 per month

Now: £16.24 per month (65% off)

Get 65% off an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription if you're a student or teacher. That'll get you access to more than 20 Adobe apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

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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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