While Wall-E was cute, R2-D2 was loyal, and C-3PO was ever so clever, none of our childhood dream robots ever made it into reality. But, cue the robot vacuum and all of our wishes came true, combining the once unattainable fantasy of owning a robot and not having to do one of the most time-consuming household chores, vacuuming.
Of course, some people love this chore. But, if those hours of sucking up dust could be better spent playing with your kids, enjoying dinner with your partner, or just getting on with the 101 other things on your to-do list, then it’s time to give the robot vacuum cleaner a try. With brands such as Dyson, Miele, iRobot, and more being sold on Amazon, Argos and John Lewis & Partners, Black Friday could be the best time to buy.
Taking place on 26 November, we’ve rounded up all you need to know about getting your robot vacuum for less this Black Friday. Just think of how handy it would be over Christmas.
Will there be Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on robot hoovers?
As with any sale, usually not all products make it into the metaphorical bargain bucket. But, with more than 150 search results for “robotic vacuums” on Amazon alone, we’re hopeful at least a good handful will be included in the Black Friday discounts.
Dyson has confirmed on its website that it will be taking part in Black Friday 2021 with a great selection of products. But, sadly the Dyson 360 heurist robot vacuum (£79.99, Dyson.co.uk) which won “best for powerful suction” in our best robot vacuum cleaner round-up, won’t be included in the Black Friday sale this year.
John Lewis & Partners and Currys have both already confirmed they are taking part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, offering home appliances, tech and more at discounted rates across the weekend. And Argos is asking all customers to sign up for Black Friday updates to be the first to know about their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Amazon, with its extensive online offering, including a number of robot vacuums that work with Alexa, is always one to bookmark for Cyber Monday deals. Usually, drip-feeding in smaller offerings in the week leading up to the big event, Cyber Monday is where we typically see some of the biggest price cuts.
How much of a discount on robot hoovers is there likely to be on Black Friday?
Depending on the make, model, manufacturing date and the level of technology within each robot vacuum, prices can vary from affordable to £1,000 and beyond, meaning discounts and deals can range just as much as well.
We’ve rounded up all of the best offers from last year below to give an idea of what we could be likely to see again.
When will the Black Friday 2021 sales begin?
Black Friday officially starts on 26 November, shortly followed by Cyber Monday on 29 November. While many retailers stick quite rigidly to these dates, others have been known to start discounting up to a week or two before, releasing new offers each day. Amazon often has deal of the day offers, or lightning deals, which are only live for a certain amount of time, or until they’re all sold.
To be prepared for the possibility of a sudden early Black Friday announcement Very is encouraging all shoppers to add any products to their “saved items” for speedy shopping as soon as the sale goes live. And Currys has provided a handy “busiest times of day” chart, on its dedicated Black Friday page, showing us when’s the best and worst times to shop.
If you can’t wait until then, there are some great discounts to be had already on robot vacuums.
iRobot is currently offering 15 per cent off vacuum and mop bundle deals and has dropped the roomba s9 by £400 (£799.99, irobot.co.uk). This is a limited time only offer until 31 October, so be sure to checkout soon if you want to get your hands on one of these iRobot vacuums before Black Friday kicks off.
And Eufy is currently offering up to £100 off certain models in a limited time only pre-Black Friday deal (Eufylife.com). Included in the discounted models is the two-in-one sweep and mop Robovac G10 hybrid we reviewed earlier this year.
Which robot hoovers were in the Black Friday sale last year?
Last year Amazon reigned supreme as one of the highest discounted retailers for robot vacuums, offering a whopping 40 per cent off the coredy R650 robot vacuum cleaner (£159.00, Amazon.co.uk), 44 per cent off the ecovacs robotics deebot N79S (£209.98, Amazon.co.uk), and 55 per cent off the neato robotics D650 with a huge £400 off the original price (£439.99, Amazon.co.uk).
The iRobots were also among Amazon’s amazing offerings with the iRobot i7 roomba robot vacuum cleaner dropping £100 to £549.99 (£649.99, Amazon.co.uk), and the iRobot roomba 971 robot vacuum having an even larger reduction from £499 to £319.99 (Amazon.co.uk) in an early Black Friday deal .
For the latest discounts on home appliances ahead of Black Friday, try the links below:
Read more on Black Friday 2021
How to get the best Black Friday deals this year – when the sale starts and how to prepare
Best Black Friday tech deals – whether it’s a new phone contract or noise-cancelling headphones, you’ll find the best offers here
Best Black Friday home appliances deals – now’s the time to upgrade your vacuum cleaner or coffee machine
Best Black Friday gaming deals – Xbox or Playstation? Here’s our expert guide to discounts on consoles, controllers and games
Best Black Friday beauty deals – stock up on your favourites across make-up, skincare, haircare and fragrance
Best Black Friday laptop deals – there are hundreds of pounds to be saved on laptops from big-name brands such as Apple, Microsoft and HP
Best Black Friday TV deals – update your at-home cinema experience without paying full price
Best Black Friday fashion deals – whether it’s a pair of boots or a coat, treat yourself to some wardrobe essentials
Best Black Friday kids’ toys deals – get your Christmas shopping done and dusted with offers from Disney, Lego, Playmobil and more
Best Black Friday sports deals – kit out your home gym or build your winter workout wardrobe
Best alcohol Black Friday deals – whether you’re a fan of gin, vodka, tequila, beer or wine, you’ll be able to bag a bargain
Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals – whether it’s the OLED, lite or original you’re after, level up with these discounts
Best Black Friday mattress deals – rest easy with big discounts on brands such as Emma, Eve Sleep and Simba
Best Black Friday Aldi deals – the budget supermarket is expected to slash prices on big-ticket items like the Nintendo Switch
Best Amazon Black Friday deals – our pick of the best bargains from the millions out there
Best Apple Black Friday deals – discover rare offers on the brand’s bestsellers, from AirPods to iPhones
Best Argos Black Friday deals – find discounts on everything from kids to homeware, fitness and DIY
Best Boots Black Friday deals – there’s no better time to save on beauty, skincare, electric toothbrushes and more
Best Currys PC World Black Friday deals – for everything from TVs and laptops to kettles and coffee machines
Best Black Friday Dyson deals – bag a bargain on the brand’s corded, cordless and handheld vacuum cleaners
Best John Lewis & Partners Black Friday deals – the high street stalwart will have great prices on fashion, beauty, tech, kids and homeware
IndyBest product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing.
Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism
By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists
Already have an account? sign in