Black Friday 2019 is just around the corner. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Black Friday is the time when online retailers dish out epic deals on everything from smart speakers and dishwasher tablets, to more music-friendly gear like headphones and vinyl box sets.
For fans of wax, we're predicting plenty of great Black Friday vinyl deals to be had in the lead up to the main event. But what if you don’t have anything to play your new records on, or your turntable is overdue an upgrade? Black Friday could be the ideal opportunity to get your hands on a great sounding new record player, too.
Have you been eyeing up one of the cut-price decks we recommend in our best budget turntables or best turntables guides? Perhaps you fancy dropping the needle on something a little more upmarket (you’ve been good this year, right?)? Whatever deck you’re after, the likelihood is that you’ll find it amongst the epic Black Friday record player deals this year.
And the best news? Our experts will be on-hand throughout the shopping event to help uncover the best deals.
- Bookmark the Louder Black Friday music deals hub
- Explore the best Black Friday vinyl deals
- Check out the latest Black Friday headphones deals
- Research: the best budget turntables
- These are the best turntables on the planet
- Find out more: Record Store Day Black Friday
- Gifts for music lovers: killer Christmas gifts for music fans
The best pre-Black Friday record player deals
There's no need to wait until Black Friday itself (Friday 29 November), some great deals are already coming through (including money off some of our highest recommended decks. Take a look.
Sony PSHX500.CEK Turntable: was £278.50, now £219
We've not see a lower price on the number one deck in our best budget turntables guide. This user-friendly, feature-packed, sonically capable Sony turntable is the ideal first record player. Right now it's an absolute steal on Amazon.View Deal
AT-LP120-USB Record Turntable: was $299, now $229
As featured in our best budget turntables guide, this is a great price on a top-rated record player from Walmart. This direct drive unit is easy to set up and includes a USB output that connects directly to your computer.View Deal
Pro-Ject Essential III turntable: currently $299
This is an absolute steal from Walmart. This belt drive record player from Pro-Ject includes a smooth Ortofon OM10 cartridge and comes in striking gloss red.View Deal
Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for £0.99!
You’ll never be short of something to listen to with round the clock access to 50 million ad-free songs. Right now, this is better than any music streaming deal we’ve seen. The offer expires on 6 January. Cancel anytime.View Deal
Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99!
4 months of amazing music for less than a dollar? Yep, you read that right. Amazon Music Unlimited offers millions more songs than Apple Music or Spotify, too, so the music will never, ever stop.View Deal
- Shop Amazon UK’s latest turntable deals
- Shop the latest Amazon US record player deals
- Explore the latest Currys record player deals
- View the latest record player deals at Argos
- See Walmart's latest turntable line-up
- These are Best Buy's latest record player offers
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday officially takes place on Friday 29 November. This is when some of the biggest bargains will be revealed, but you can expect to start seeing great Black Friday record player deals emerging from now. Beyond Black Friday, the discounts will continue across that weekend and well into ‘Cyber Monday’.
Amazon has just announced that its Black Friday deals will kick off properly from 22 November.
But the deals don’t stop there. Cyber Weekend is the precursor to a festive deal frenzy throughout December as more bargains will be released. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on Black Friday, that doesn't mean you've missed out entirely.
Where can I find the best Black Friday record player deals?
Deals will be everywhere across Black Friday, and navigating through the noise can be stressful. We’d recommend heading straight for Amazon, Argos and Currys in the UK, and Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy if you live in the US. Traditionally they have been the best places to pick up a great record player Black Friday bargain.
If you can’t be bothered searching the swathes of deals online, this page is the one thing you should bookmark. We’ll have deal hunters working round the clock and posting their best discoveries right here. While you’re bookmarking, why not lock our Black Friday music deals page into your browser too?
A quick word of advice: if you come across an epic deal on a turntable, some rad headphones or a killer piece of vinyl, don’t sit on it for too long as these deals can often be stock- or time-limited. Most retailers have foolproof returns policies too, so you can always take a punt on a good deal and return it later.
What Black Friday record player deals can I expect?
Whichever record player you’re after, it’s likely you’ll find a good deal on it somewhere around Black Friday.
If you’rehave a smaller budget in mind, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Sony PS-HX500, Rega Planar 1 and the Audio-Technica AT-LP3, which all place highly in our best budget turntables guide. If you find any of these with even just a few pounds/dollars off, you’ll be laughing.
If you have a little more cash to splash, then Black Friday is definitely the time to treat yourself to a more upmarket deck. We’re hoping to see price drops on Rega's excellent Planar 3, plus the Technics SL-1500C and the Cambridge Audio Alva T. If we do, we’ll let you know right here, first.
How can I prepare for Black Friday?
Doing your research ahead of time is key. Take a look at our expert buyer’s guides, work out what you need from your record player and set a strict budget. Offers will be everywhere and you don’t want to get blinded by choice or make the wrong decision when it's crunch time. When the big deals start dropping, you’ll be primed and ready to drop the needle on your new deck.
Last year's record player Black Friday highlights
Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB. Was £140, now £98.95
You could have saved 29% on this top-rated fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable. Will we see similar deals this year?
Miric Turntable was £65, now £43.79 (save 34%)
This 3 speed record player features Dual Stereo Speakers, Belt Drive and USB Recording. All this was yours for just £65 last year.