Black Friday 2018 [where to find the best camera & telescope deals this year]

2018-08-10T17:49:01+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Black Friday is the time that the biggest bargains of the year are offered from many major retailers like Amazon.

If there is something that you have been looking to buy (say, a telescope or new camera), then it’s worth looking out for a bargain to save yourself some money.

When is Black Friday 2018?

We don’t know yet, but Black Friday 2018 will probably fall on Friday 23rd November. This is because it is usually the day after Thanksgiving.

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The Black Friday promotion on Amazon also tends to last a long time – last year it extended for nearly a month of the whole holiday season to 22nd December. However, the sales on individual items are often offered for a short period only – i.e. the price drops for as short as 24 hours and then goes back up again. Amazon said last year that a new deal was offered every five minutes over the four weeks they ran the promotion and so it’s worth checking in regularly.

What were the best Black Friday camera deals in 2017?

Amazon’s Black Friday camera & electronics deals can be found here.

Some of the notable Canon camera and equipment deals seen so far include:

And Nikon deals:

Notable Sony deals include the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera

To help you choose what might be best for you, check out our article on the best camera for astrophotography.

What were the best Black Friday telescope deals in 2017?

There have been some flash deals on Celestron telescopes so far in 2017 – use this link here to check.

Deals have been seen on the Celestron 8 SE NexStar and the Celestron 114LCM computerized telescope.

For background research, see our articles on the best telescopes for beginners, best telescopes for kids and the best computerized telescopes.

Amazon Prime and Black Friday 2018

Around Black Friday Amazon Prime membership can have major perks – such as exclusive deals, early access to lightning deals, and extra discounts on prices that have already dropped. Sign up for the 30-day free trial below to give it a go – especially worth trying over the Black Friday period.

How to find the best camera and telescope deals during Black Friday 2018?

This page will be updated with the best Black Friday 2018 deals on cameras and astrophotography accessories, plus telescope and astronomy equipment when they are released, so please bookmark the page and check back in the coming days.

Black Friday will probably be followed by Cyber Monday on 26th November 2018. For more details see our Cyber Monday article.

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