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

System Mechanic Lifetime Service

From: iolo

Now: £90.47 and free continuous updates

You can also get free lifetime updates on System Mechanic Pro for £114.22. Ends September 30th.

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Amazon Deals

Amazon Echo Stereo System: includes Echo Sub and 2 Echo (for pre-order)

From: Amazon

Was: £299.97

Now: £239.97 (£60 off)

This deal comes with two Echo speakers (2nd gen.) and the new Echo Sub, which is Amazon's deep bass wireless sub woofer. Available to pre-order now.

Amazon All-new Echo Dot with Amazon Smart Plug

From: Amazon

Was: £74.98

Now: £64.99 (£9.99 off)

Amazon is releasing a series of updates to its Echo devices, which includes the Echo Dot. You can pre-order it now and save nearly £10 when you buy it with the Amazon Smart Plug.

Fitbit Versa

From: Amazon

Was: £199.99

Now: £174.82 (£25 off)

The Fitbit Versa, a smartwatch for both men and women, is now on sale on Amazon. Read our review here.

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Phone Deals

Huawei P20 Pro SIM-free

From: Clove

Was: £749

Now: £599 (£150 off)

Our editors loved the P20 Pro and gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. Read our review here.

Honor 9 Lite SIM-Free 32GB Dual SIM

From: Amazon

Was: £179.99

Now: £162.48 (£17.51 off)

We gave this phone 4.5 stars our of 5 and a "Tech Advisor Recommended" title. Here's why.

Apple iPhone XS & XS Max pre-orders

From: Carphone Warehouse

Now: £40 Currys PC World voucher available when you purchase the new iPhone XS or XS Max on a Pay Monthly tariff

If you pre-order the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from Carphone Warehouse using the link here on a Pay Monthly tarriff, you'll get a £40 Currys PC World voucher.

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Tablet Deals

Amazon Fire HD 8, 16GB (Certified Refurbished)

From: Amazon

Was: £79.99

Now: £59.99 (£20 off)

Get a refurbished Fire HD 8 tablet for £20 less. Certified refurbished products are thoroughly inspected and guaranteed to work like new.

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TV Deals

Roku Streaming 4K Smart TV Stick

From: Currys PC World

Was: £79.99

Now: £59.99 (£20 off)

Plus, until 30th September, if you buy any TV from Currys, you can get this Roku streaming stick for £39.99. Just use the code ROKU20 at checkout.

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Games Deals

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - Free Weekend

From: Green Man Gaming

Now: Play for free (Up to 64% off if you choose to buy)

From September 20th to 23rd, you can play Ghost Recon Wildlands for free on Ubisoft's Uplay platform with full access to the game's content, a Ghost War PvP and special PvE missions. If you enjoy the game, you can get up to 64% off depending on the version you buy.

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PC Deals

System Mechanic Lifetime Service

From: iolo

Now: £90.47 and free continuous updates

You can also get free lifetime updates on System Mechanic Pro for £114.22. Ends September 30th.

View More PC Deals »

Gadgets Deals

Amazon Echo Stereo System: includes Echo Sub and 2 Echo (for pre-order)

From: Amazon

Was: £299.97

Now: £239.97 (£60 off)

This deal comes with two Echo speakers (2nd gen.) and the new Echo Sub, which is Amazon's deep bass wireless sub woofer. Available to pre-order now.

Amazon All-new Echo Dot with Amazon Smart Plug

From: Amazon

Was: £74.98

Now: £64.99 (£9.99 off)

Amazon is releasing a series of updates to its Echo devices, which includes the Echo Dot. You can pre-order it now and save nearly £10 when you buy it with the Amazon Smart Plug.

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Wearables Deals

Fitbit Versa

From: Amazon

Was: £199.99

Now: £174.82 (£25 off)

The Fitbit Versa, a smartwatch for both men and women, is now on sale on Amazon. Read our review here.

Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular

From: Vodafone

Now: £24 for 6 months then £29 per month

Get the Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular at no upfront cost and £24 per month for six months, after which it'll cost £29 per month on Vodafone.

Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular

From: EE

Now: £29 per month

Get the Apple Watch Series 4 Cellular for £29 per month and no upfront cost for unlimited data.

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Audio Deals

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Sponsored

MSI MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X 8GB

From: Ebuyer

Was: £728.93

Now: £469.97 £258.96

The Best 1080 Deal for September

The best 1080 deal this month comes from MSI and can be found on Ebuyer.

MSI has an outstanding reputation as a brand and is often thought of as one of the premium component manufacturers, so picking up an MSI 1080 at this price is such a steal.

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Argos Deals

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Currys PC World Deals

Apple iPhone XS & XS Max pre-orders

From: Carphone Warehouse

Now: £40 Currys PC World voucher available when you purchase the new iPhone XS or XS Max on a Pay Monthly tariff

If you pre-order the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from Carphone Warehouse using the link here on a Pay Monthly tarriff, you'll get a £40 Currys PC World voucher.

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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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