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O2 Black Friday: Get An iPad Air 2 For Just £1

Black Friday is increasingly catching on across the pond and UK shoppers are being offered an amazing bargain from mobile carrier O2.

Among a number of discounted items, O2 has announced that shoppers will be able to get their hands on an iPad Air 2 for only £1 ($1.51). It’s an amazingly good deal, but the price is not guaranteed, writes Aaron Brown for The Express.

O2 Black Friday: Get An iPad Air 2 For Just £1

O2 Reverse Auction could see iPad Air 2 prices drop to as little as £1

In addition to the iPad Air 2, the scheme will involve the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Tab S2 for the same low price. O2 is offering the deals as part of a reverse auction, in which prices will keep falling until someone decides to buy the item.

O2 claims that they are ready to let the price fall to just £1 before closing the auction. Bargain hunters are surely hoping that their fellow bidders will keep their nerve and wait until the price drops as low as possible, although the likelihood of it reaching single figures is low.

Buyers will be able to see the deals from 9pm GMT on Thursday November 26. O2 has already listed a number of products and prices. Alongside the reverse auction a number of smartphones, tablets, watches and fitness bands will be on sale with discounts of up to 50%.

Black Friday deals sweep the UK

Some of the highlights include savings of £120 ($181) on a pay monthly Samsung Galaxy S6 128GB and Galaxy S6 Edge 128GB, while the Samsung Tab 2 is listed at £100 ($151) less than normal. For Pay & Go items some of the best deals are on the Sony Smartwatch 3, with a saving of £50 ($76), and the Ultimate Ears Boom, which is listed for £85 ($128) less than normal.

Electronics retailers have adopted the Black Friday trend, as have some department stores. However supermarket chain Asda has cut back on its deal this year after chaos broke out at some locations in 2014.

Department store John Lewis has decided against implementing its own Black Friday deals and instead has offered to Price Match its competitors. The company has hired 2,000 more staff in order to handle the expected rush of orders.

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