How To Bag Back To School Bargains In The Black Friday Sales

September 19, 2023 - 4 min read

You know the early bird gets the worm, but did you hear the one about the organised, savvy shopper? At The Good Guys’ Black Friday sale, they bag the biggest savings! So if you’ve got kids heading back to school next year, why not get in early to shop for their essential school tech. Not only will you snap up massive bargains on the top tech brands, but buying early means you’ll give your little genius plenty of time to learn the ins and outs of  their new laptop, tablet or 2-in-1 laptop before school goes back.

Ready to blitz your Back to School 2024 Black Friday shopping? Here’s how it’s done…

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When Is Black Friday 2023?

And, for that matter, what is Black Friday? Only the biggest day of the year for scoring blockbuster savings! The sale originated in America and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping period. It falls annually on the first Friday after Thanksgiving, so for 2023 mark this date in your calendar: Friday, November 24.

How To Bag The Best Back To School Bargains

“When snapping up Back to School tech savings in the Black Friday sales, it literally pays to be prepared,” says  Jason Tavoletti, The Good Guys Buyer – Tech.

“Doing your homework before you visit us in-store or online means you’ll know exactly what tech you need, what’s available and how you can get it for the best price.”

Here are some hot tips to put you top-of-the-class when Black Friday 2023 hits:

“Doing your homework before you visit us in-store or online means you’ll know exactly what tech you need, what’s available and how you can get it for the best price.”

Study Your 2024 Booklist

Know what you need before you shop the sales. Schools include a list of approved digital devices or required tech specs in the school booklist and you’ll need to cover these. We’ve compiled a thorough buying guide to Back to School tech to make sure you’ve got everything in hand. Learn more here. 

Do Your Research

Become an authority in what’s available! Study our handy buying guides to learn everything you need to know before investing in a school laptop, tablet or 2-in-1 laptop. Or, why not drop into your nearest store and have a chat with one of our friendly experts?

Get Ahead Of The Pack

Subscribe to updates by email and you’ll be the first to get the lowdown on the biggest Black Friday deals. Once the sale launches, use our compare tool - you just tick the ‘compare’ box under your favourite products for a quick rundown of features, benefits and prices. Black Friday stock may be limited and the sale doesn’t last long, so make sure you nab the school supplies you want fast!

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Top Tech For Students

The best digital devices for kids have everything they need to stay engaged with learning at school and at home. “That’s why it’s important to shop the Black Friday sales for future-proof laptops and tablets with up-to-date processors, the latest tech for all-day battery life, and high display resolution to stop little eyes from straining,” says Jason Tavoletti.

Check out these top Back to School categories to start making your shopping list:


A school laptop should essentially be a portable PC. It needs to be fast and powerful, be user-friendly and have enough memory to store school assignments. You’ll also want a model that has at least six hours of battery life so your child isn’t the one hogging the classroom power point all day.

Shop Laptops For School

Acer Aspire 3

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i

Lenovo Duet 3

Product image of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim


When shopping for Back to School tablets and iPads, prioritise durability, size and storage. Tablets are primarily used across younger age groups, so making sure the screen and casing can withstand the occasional drop and knock is smart. Schools usually request larger screens and lightweight models and if you intend on pulling out the tablet for entertainment at home, make sure you’ve got enough storage for all of their apps and games.

Shop Tablets For School

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

Lenovo Tab M8 8" (2nd Gen)

Apple iPad 10.2" (9th Gen)

Product image of Apple iPad 10.2" (9th Gen) 256GB WiFi Space Grey

2-In-1 Laptops

The top 2-in-1 laptops for students offer them the best of both worlds! They can type assignments and send emails on the laptop’s keyboard, then convert to a portable tablet when they’re ready for games or app-based learning on the couch.

Shop 2-In-1s For School

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i

HP Pavilion x360

Dell Inspiron 14"

Product image of the Dell Inspiron 14" Win 11 2-in-1 Laptop


Don’t forget the extras to make sure that shiny new device stays that way! Keep an eye on your favourite laptop and tablet bags and sleeves to protect precious devices in schoolbags, and buy kid-friendly headphones for when silent study (or play) is best.


Ready to score an A+ on Back to School shopping with The Good Guys? See us  in-store or online for Black Friday Sale updates!

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