|Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:05 PM|
Black Friday 2019 is fast approaching, and with it comes a frenzy of deals on everything from dog biscuits to dishwasher tablets. For music fans, as well as great offers on headphones, turntables, booze and more, Black Friday is also a great opportunity to boost your record collection.
From previous experience, we know that Black Friday is the perfect time for rock and metal fans to load up on wax, with big savings to be had on everything from vinyl box sets to limited edition records, coloured vinyl and classic albums. Whether you’ve just bought your first budget turntable, or you own a 75-grand deck, you’ll be sure to find something to drop the needle on.
Had your eye on the epic Guns N’ Roses Locked N’ Loaded box set, or ready to complete your Pink Floyd or Beatles vinyl collection? Black Friday could be a great opportunity to log on to the virtual record store and load up your basket. We'll be on hand throughout the event to guide you to the best deals.
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday takes place on Friday 29 November. This is when some of the biggest bargains will drop, but you can expect to start seeing great vinyl deals from late-October onwards. Beyond Black Friday, the discounts will continue across that weekend and into ‘Cyber Monday’.
While the deals won’t be quite as hectic after that, they will keep on coming right up to Christmas. So, whether you’re shopping for yourself, or you need to nab a last minute Christmas pressie for your mum, this is a great time for vinyl lovers to shop.
Where can I find the best Black Friday vinyl deals?
Deals will be everywhere during Black Friday, but our recommendation would be to keep your eagle eyes on Amazon, HMV and EMP. Both retailers offer a huge selection and, in our experience, they’re able to offer the biggest discounts.
If you want to head straight for the best Black Friday vinyl deals, our digital crate diggers will be working round the clock to find the coolest offers and posting them right here. Don’t want to miss out? Give this page a bookmark. While you’re at it, why not bookmark our Black Friday music deals hub too?
What Black Friday vinyl deals can I expect?
Based on Black Friday 2018, and Amazon Prime Day earlier this year, you won’t be short of choice. Standard 180 gram records tend to have a few quid knocked off, but it’s the boxsets where you can expect to see significant discounts.
If you’re looking for that G N' R Locked N’ Loaded set, Black Friday could be the time to pull the trigger. On Amazon Prime Day earlier this year it was going for a song - £653, compared to the usual, eye-watering £933 - on Amazon. For Led Zeppelin fans, you could save a massive £38 on the Super Deluxe Edition of Coda. That’s 35% off! That's before you started exploring great deals on Led Zep II, IV and other classics.
Power tip: Amazon and EMP are great places to uncover great deals on deluxe editions and collector’s items, while HMV is the ideal place to find great discounts on classic and new albums.
How can I prepare for Black Friday?
It’s well worth having a scout around early. Offers will be everywhere and it can be a minefield trying to navigate them all, so do your research and make a list of the specific vinyl you’re after.
Our buyer’s guides can come in handy, so have a read before making your list. Then, when the big deals drop, you won’t need to waste your time researching.