Boxing Day, as always, will be a major shopping event for retailers in 2016. Tens of millions of consumers, armed with vouchers and Christmas money, will descend upon the high streets of British towns and cities hunting for great deals. Those looking for smartphones are no different! There will be hundreds of thousands of individuals purchasing new handsets on Boxing Day.
According to Euromonitor, Boxing Day phone sales could reach up to £258 million. This would double 2015’s expansive turnover. So, which retailers are having Boxing Day events?
Carphone Warehouse will be offering BEATS headphones with pay monthly packages on Boxing Day week. This means a free £250 pair of headphones. The other great deals include free £25 Apple app store or Google Play vouchers with all pay monthly contracts over £15.50. However, there are also some mega deals on Boxing Day, according to CW, with free tablets and games consoles for the first 50 purchases at stores across the UK.
Argos has historically been the most aggressively priced Boxing Day sales participant on the high street. So, expect great deals from them. According to insiders, the company is looking to offer a big Christmas Samsung event alongside a voucher and money-back deal on high end smartphone purchases. It's likely that this high-street king will surprise us in 2016 when it opens its doors on Boxing Day to millions of bargain hunters.
Amazon had a great Black Friday and it's expecting an epic Christmas. Boxing Day is no different. They started Christmas Warehouse deals and they'll launch a Boxing Day event too. They'll also have deals on Huawei and LG handsets courtesy of a deal with both manufacturers and Amazon. This tie-up could see premium handsets discounted by Amazon and selling fast to bargain hungry Amazon customers.
Boxing Day 2016 will see John Lewis Electricals providing some interesting deals with key technology partners, including £50 off the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the HTC. However, they are staying quiet on the mega deals. So, like 2015, it’s a case of queuing up at your nearest John Lewis to grab a bargain and a free cup of coffee.
With so many retailers planning extravagant sales events for lucky Boxing Day patrons, you know you can find the right smartphone at the right price for your needs. The right deal is out there for everyone, you just need to get out there and hit the high street running.