The best deals we’ve spotted this month cover some great discounts on tech – including a Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Platinum tablet, the Motorola Edge smartphone and Apple AirPods. Plus home and garden appliances ranging from fridge freezers to washing machines to lawnmowers. So now could be a good time to buy.
Our experts track prices throughout the year (not just when the sales are on). This means we’re able to cut through the retailers’ spin and only bring you the deals we consider to be genuinely good value.
All of the deals we’ve included in our March round-up cover products that have made the journey to the Which? test lab. As our lab tests are objective and reflect how you would use these products in real life, you can trust our reviews are accurate.
Even though all of the deals listed here show products that scored well in our tests, the best way to see if a product is right for you is to check in with our expert reviews before you buy.
Best mobile phone deal
Motorola Edge – £400
- We like: Easy to use, 5G ready
- We didn’t like: Takes a while to charge
The Motorola Edge has a large 6.7-inch Full HD+ display, four rear cameras and one at the front, and is one of Motorola’s most expensive handsets. But for this month, we’ve found where you can get the Edge for £150 below its list price.
Best TV deal
LG OLED55BX6LB – £999
- We like: Impressive operating system
- We didn’t like: Missing several catch-up apps
OLEDs don’t get much cheaper than this – this 55-inch 4K LG TV is one of the few models available for less than £1,000. It doesn’t have the same processor as pricier LG TVs, though.
A recent Which? investigation into Currys PC World suggests the firm has an issue with how it handles complaints about faulty products. So do consider this before making a purchase.
Best headphones deal
Apple AirPods – £119
- We like: Easy to use, completely wireless
- We didn’t like: Leak quite a lot of sound, fairly loose fit
The truly wireless Apple AirPods are iOS and Android device compatible. Although some features are iOS only, like checking the battery levels and automatically pausing when you take them out of your ears. Apple claims you’ll get five hours of battery life, rising to 24 hours with top-ups from the charging case – our review reveals how long these AirPods lasted in our continuous play test.
Best laptop deal
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 – £665
- We like: Thin and light
- We didn’t like: The speakers
Huawei’s thinnest and lightest laptop has been given a price cut to bring it down to £665 from £900. This could be an excellent choice for students, with Quad-core Core i5, 8GB Ram and 512GB SSD.
Best washing machine deal
LG F4V909WTSE – £619
- We like: Great at removing stains, has a useful pause feature, smart compatible
- We didn’t like: Not very energy efficient, long program times
This smart LG washer is typically around £730. While it was £550 for a brief time in February, it’s currently £619 – still a great £111 saving. If you want an LG dryer, too, you could make a total saving of £211 off this washing machine at AO with the code WASH100. This will take the final price down to £519.
Use our washing machine reviews to find the best model for your budget and, for more offers, see the best washing machine deals for 2021. If you are interested in the AO washer dryer deal, make sure you check out our LG tumble dryer reviews before you buy.
Best lawn mower deal
Bosch Advanced Rotak 650 – £228
- We like: Comfortable handle, Easy to use
- We didn’t like: Power cable could be longer
This 1,700 Watt Bosch lawn mower come with seven cutting heights, from 20-80mm, and a built-in roller for a striped effect on your lawn. It’s normally available for around £270, but we’ve spotted it on sale for £228 at Keen Gardener.
March sales shopping tips
Check the Which? website
As well as finding you the best deals this March, we’ve also put together a list of the best and worst shops.
We’ve quizzed thousands of Which? members on their experiences of shopping in some of the country’s best-known stores and websites, as well as with lesser-known brands.
After crunching the numbers, we can reveal which retailers score highly for product quality, range and value for money. To see which retailers impressed in our latest shopping survey, head over to our extensive guide on the best and worst shops.
Watch out for sneaky tricks
Some retailers use underhand tactics to pressure you into making a purchase.
These include anchor pricing (when products are on sale more often than they aren’t), pressure selling (’30 people are viewing this right now!’) and dubious claims about the ‘before’ price of a product.
If you’re unsure how good a deal is, use a tool such as PriceRunner to compare prices across retailers.
Research customer reviews
It’s always a good idea to read reviews before you buy a product, but not all reviews are trustworthy.
Some sellers incentivise people to post fake positive reviews to drown out genuine negative ones. If you’re in any doubt, check out our expert guide on how to spot a fake review.
Whether you bought a product in-store or online, you still have rights under the Consumer Contract Regulations.
The regulations give you a 14-day window to return a non-faulty product, which begins on the day you receive your goods. Many retailers will give you longer than this, but it is always best to check before you buy.
We’ve put together advice on the additional rights you have when shopping online in our online returns guide.