Before you buy a drone, it's important to decide why you want one: to have fun with or to take aerial photos video. You can save a lot if you don't need a good camera, but do bear in mind that you now have to register any drone weighing more than 250g in the UK.

Discounts on drones are available most of the time, so check out the best offers we've found below.

Best drone deals right now

Where to look for drone deals

Retailers such as ArgosCurrys PC World and MenKind are great places to look. Online retailers such as DronesDirectBanggood and Gearbest are other places that often have drones on discount as well.

Amazon also runs regular sales, with new deals every day and thousands of Lightning Deals every hour. We'd recommend signing up to its 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime now. You'll then get access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes early as well as free next day delivery.

Best drone deals

1. DJI Mavic Air - Onyx Black

From: Argos

Was: £799.99

Now: £649.99  (£150 off)

The Mavic Air is being phased out, so now is an excellent time to grab it with a big discount. It shoots good 4K video: read our review to find out more.

2. DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo

From: Drones Direct

Was: £949

Now: £839  (£110 off)

The Mavic Air is a fantastic choice thanks to its great quality video and compact size. This deal is for the fly more combo with various extra accessories. Read our Mavic Air review.

3. Parrot Airborne Cargo Mars

From: Drones Direct

Was: £34.99

Now: £14.97  (£20.02 off)

Need a cheap fun drone? Well this Parrot has a top speed of over 11mph, a range of 20m and can do stunts.

4. Parrot Anafi Extended Package

From: Drones Direct

Was: £799

Now: £659  (£140 off)

This drone from Parrot comes with two extra batteries, a carry case and more. It can shoot 4K HDR video and take 21Mp stills, too.

5. Ryze Tello

From: Argos

Was: £99

Now: £79  (20% off)

The Ryze Tello is powered by DJI technology and it's great as a first drone and shooting quick video clips with EZ Shots as well as performing aerial stunts.

When is Black Friday 2020 - should you wait for a better deal?

Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals - but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.