There are two ways to approach any major sale. Get something that you've had your eye on for sometime for less money or use the money you've put aside to ‘trade up' for something altogether better. After being voted the KitGuru reader's ‘Reseller of the Year' in 2013 and 2014, where better than Overclockers to find out how the hottest date on the calendar is panning out. After a manic lunchtime at HQ, we caught up with OcUK's in-house professional magician, Steven Levitt, to find out what's been disappearing fastest on Black Friday.
Steven Levitt has delivered playing card magic at some major venues – including the Emirates Stadium in London. Today, the only cards flying around at OcUK were graphical in nature. So we asked, how's it been?
“Absolutely manic”, said Steven. “Easily one of our busiest days ever”.
As the light outside dims, Black Friday will be drawing to a close soon, so is that it? All over?
“No chance”, he told us. “We placed more orders yesterday – which the warehouse crew are working hard to sort – and we're continuing to discount more products – right through to Cyber Monday. It's going to be a seriously long weekend!”.
Yesterday's offers (some of which are already sold out) were pretty interesting, so we asked Steven for today's ‘Top 10' and this is what he told us (in ascending price order):-
- BitFenix Colossus M Mini-ITX Chassis (which was £65 when KitGuru gave it an award), is now only £27.95
- 16GB Kingston HyperX Savage Red DDR3 memory kit which was £73.99 and is now down to £64.99
- Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Chassis, which weighed in at £151 when it won a Worth Buying award on KitGuru – but is now only £71.99
- Corsair K70 RGB Cherry MX Red Mechanical Keyboard which also won a Worth Buying award, has come down from £140 when we reviewed it to just £109.99
- AK Racing Premium Plus V2 Gaming Chair in blue was £239.99 and is now down to £199.99
- Asus PB287Q 4K Gaming Wide Screen Monitor which was £599.99 when KitGuru gave it a Must Have award and is now down to £309.95
- 4GB Gainward GTX980 Triple Fan down from £419.99 to £349.99
- Titan Bayonet 4.4GHz gaming rig with Intel Core i5 6600K, GTX960, Samsung 850 EVO boot drive and 8GB DDR4 down from £897.04 to £793
- Acer Predator X34 G-SYNC Curved Screen IPSMonitor with ZeroFrame and 3440×1440 resolution down from £989.99 to £929.99
- Titan Riptide 4.2GHz rig with Intel Core i7 5820K, 4GB KFA2 GTX970 OC ‘Infin8 Black Edition', 16GB DDR4 and Samsung 850 EVO down from £1,241.22 to £1,151.22
That's Steven's Top 10 dealt with. The only thing we'd add, right now, is a drop from £155.99 to £85.99 on an 8GB DDR4 kit from TeamGroup which is rated at 3,866MHz with a lifetime warranty.
KitGuru says: Good run down from Steve. Right now a generously padded chair and ultra side screen would appear to be the best way to carry on monitoring the Black Friday deals as they flow toward Cyber Monday.