Cornwall LivingIssue #102
A safe way to save
As we all gear up for the upcoming Black Friday sale, with Christmas just around the corner, we take a look at what’s in store at HBH Woolacotts.
Black Friday and Christmas are traditionally the busiest periods in the electricals and technology industry, and this year is set to be no exception. Love it or hate it, Black Friday is here to stay, and it is still seen as the biggest promotional event of the year, with prices at their very lowest. We catch up with local electrical retailer, HBH Woolacotts, to give you the lowdown on industry trends and, most importantly, what’s going to be hot in the world of electricals this year, so that you can treat yourself just in time for Christmas.
Supersize your TV!
There is an ever-growing trend for larger screen TVs, explains HBH Woolacotts Director, Chris Hemmerle, and this is due to a number of factors: “It’s partly down to the fact that bezels and frames are reducing in size and allowing for bigger screens, but also because Smart TVs and connectivity features mean that TVs are quite often one of the centrepieces of the modern home.”
From a technological point of view, the improved resolution and screens mean that the quality is still fantastic; from a price perspective, says Chris: “We’re seeing these TVs at the lowest prices ever. He points us to the 70-inch LG 70UN71006 4K Smart LED TV – which he predicts will be priced around £700 for Black Friday and Christmas – as well as the Sony KD77AG9: a 77-inch Master Series OLED TV, which he reveals will be reduced to less than £3,500.
Stream music in style
Home connectivity has never been better, and with more time being spent at home across the country than ever, connected audio products have seen an unprecedented surge in popularity in the past 12 months.
Sonos, Chris tells us, is still the market leader, their products remaining simple and stylish, giving people a wide variety of options. HBH Woolacotts stocks a variety of Sonos products, including the voice enabled ONESL Smart Speaker. With a Black Friday price of less than £140, it’s the perfect way to start – or expand – your sound system.
There’s also a range of options for those who prefer something a little more niche. Ruark Audio, for instance, have launched the R3 Integrated Music System (set to be price-dropped to around £600!), adding to the Ruark staple of products renowned for their craftsmanship, sound quality, and modern standard of connectivity.
Get creative in the kitchen
With great music comes great cooking, and who doesn’t love bobbing along to tunes in the background as they rustle up a feast? For those thinking about investing in their kitchen and honing their cookery skills, there’s never been a better time, with recent changes to our lifestyles only adding to the nation’s culinary prowess. “This is a trend that we were already seeing,” says Chris, “with a move towards healthy eating and people spending more time at home and in the kitchen preparing great food.”
HBH Woolacotts boasts a huge variety of small kitchen appliances and gadgets to help make cooking easier, at the same time bringing a touch of style to the heart of your home. From kettles and toasters to stand mixers and soup makers, from brands that include Kenwood, KitchenAid, Morphy Richards and more, you can really bring your kitchen to life. The KitchenAid Liquid Graphite Artisan Stand Mixer, for instance, is set to drop to just £350 for Black Friday and Christmas, while the Morphy Richards 1.6L SoupMaker is set to cost just £49.99 – ideal for those winter warming bowls of goodness that we Brits love so dearly!
These are but a few of the heady discounts HBH Woolacotts is set to introduce in time for Black Friday and Christmas. But that’s not the only reason to shop there. As Chris explains: “We have adapted to the recent trading conditions to ensure all customers can shop safely and in a way that suits them. What’s more, we appreciate that many people are still reluctant to venture out, which is why we’re offering the exact same prices, promotions, advice and support, regardless of whether customers shop in store, online, or over the phone. We also now offer a completely free delivery service on all products across Devon and Cornwall!” So if you’re thinking of upgrading your lifestyle at home, you can rest assured you’ll be shopping safely at one of nine HBH Woolacotts stores across Devon and Cornwall.