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The Black Friday frenzy is real. We already know what's coming on Black Friday (November 29, see below), but the real thrill lies in the steady flow of early Black Friday deals. Case in point: Only today, and while deliveries are enough, Amazon has Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones for $ 128. It's $ 120 off the regular price and a low price all the time – by one pulp.
If you haven't already bookmarked it, we'll constantly update this post with the latest early offers of late. (Scroll down to see them.) But we've also covered what's coming next week. For example, if you haven't seen it already, check it out, which promises some pretty great deals: A 40-inch Roku TV for $ 98, an Apple Watch Series 3 for $ 129, and so on. Here's what other stores have in, you, store:
A quick note: Offers are often sold out or expire without prior notice. Some of them may come back as Black Friday approaches, so we've corrected them at the bottom.
We already know that Amazon will have Echo Show 5 for $ 50 starting November 28, but if you're planning to buy two, there's no need to wait: QVC is currently selling a two-pack for $ 99.96, and if you a first time shopper, promotional code TAKE10 the price drops to $ 89.96. You can choose black, white or one of each.
Read our Echo Show 5 review.
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Nintendo proper will offer a Black Friday Switch package, but it will contain the original version of the console, not the newer v2 model that provides improved battery life. Thankfully, the latter is included in this Walmart package, which includes a physical copy of Minecraft.
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These are not the star cans in Sony's headphone headphones – that distinction belongs to the WH-1000XM3 – but they are still extremely good. Especially if you love bass. And especially at this price: WH-XB900N normally sells for $ 248. This price today is a low time at all times.
Ready for our Sony WH-XB900N review.
Do you think there may be a PS4 in your future? (Check out our compilation of the best Black Friday console deals to see what's coming.) Then you probably want a PlayStation Plus subscription to come with it. Here is a rare chance to save 25% on an entire year.
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This is a killer deal on an older version of Apple's iPad Pro. Yes, this 10.5-inch iPad was released in 2017 – but Walmart's loaded configuration (512 GB of storage, Apple's A10X processor) is a bargain at $ 599, even in 2019. Snap this up.
Read our 10.5-inch iPad Pro review.
It's just a banana price on a big ol 'desktop screen. Yes, the 1080p resolution is actually a bit on the low side considering its size, but you can adjust your computer's settings to compensate. At the same time, Scepter includes VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs and built-in speakers, so you can also use it with your game console. Heck, plug in a power stick and make a TV out of it.
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The 2019 hot-ticket item is back on Amazon (but is currently on display 1-2 days before it will actually ship). The discount is not much, but it is something. Of course, if you are hoping for an AirPods Pro-like experience at a lower price, check out these five affordable options.
Update: After showing that it would be back in stock on November 22, availability has dropped to "usually shipped in 1 to 2 months."
Read our AirPods Pro review.
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For a limited time, the excellent 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, six-core Intel i7-9750H, 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a 144Hz 1080p display, less than $ 1,200 . That's a good price for that configuration. The design is not exactly the same as the Y545 we reviewed – the design is less gamery – but if you are a budget player, it is a good alternative to this price.
Read our Lenovo Y540 preview.
If you are a newcomer to Amazon's music streaming service, it's hard to beat a buck for four full months of service. After that, you pay the usual rate of $ 9.99 per month, but you can cancel if you want without penalty.
It's not even released yet, but Amazon just released its first discount on Echo Show 8. It's basically a larger version of the superpopular Echo Show 5 (which is currently on sale for $ 80, FYI), and therefore better suited to places like the kitchen, where the 8-inch screen makes it easier to see cooking videos and the like.
Read our Echo Show 8 preview.
RedoBell S is already a pretty amazing deal for $ 99, an attractive, hard-wired doorbell designed to take your existing watch. I've been using one for about six months, and even though I still don't love the forced fisheye image of recorded videos, the doorbell overall worked really well. And I absolutely love free cloud storage.
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We've long been fans of Lenovo's flagship Yoga laptops – and the C940, which debuted in January, is one of a handful of Intel's Project Athena devices designed to make it more like a phone. The C940 wakes up directly from sleep and has a fingerprint reader that works for a second and Wi-Fi that connects just as quickly. This model has a 400-rivet FHD resolution and up to 17.5 hours of battery life.
Read our Lenovo Yoga C940 preview.
By borrowing a page from McDonald's, which now charges the same price for all drinks in size, Mint Mobile will sell you one of its 3-month plans for $ 15 a month. Why? Hard to say, but the obvious winner here is the 12 GB option, which normally runs $ 25 a month (already a great deal).
For those unfamiliar with the operator, Mint offers service for GSM-compatible phones (also known as those that are compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile). You pay in either 3-, 6- or 12-month blocks.
Pro tip: There is currently a $ 20 cash back option available from both Rakuten and TopCashback, but the terms are confusing. (Anyone who can figure them out, leave a comment.)
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Fossil Sport hit the stage about a year ago, providing Oodle's features to the Wear OS watch for a reasonable $ 275. The specifications include NFC for Google Pay, GPS, 5 ATM water resistors, a heart rate monitor and an altimeter. This sale before Black Friday lowers the Sport (only light blue) to just $ 149, the best price we've seen yet.
Most of Arcade1Ups machines cost about $ 300. This one – which is a three-quarters version of the original – costs $ 170 when it's in your shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays just like the old arcade machines. Walmart also offers the Centipede edition for $ 180.
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When Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad 330s last year, that started for $ 500. Now you can get a nice mid-range configuration – with a quad-core AMD processor, a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM – for under $ 350. Provided with a nice 15.6-inch screen, the 330's has thinner than ordinary frames and an aluminum lid. This is a great deal on a solid laptop at boot level. (Note, though, that it was $ 329 in the past, so look for a new sale if you're in no hurry.)
Read our Lenovo IdeaPad 330 preview.
A 65-inch TV for $ 380? Seems like only yesterday that would have been considered a steal on a 55-inch model. It's an input model, to be sure, with no smarts built in; you must BYO Fire TV or Roku streamer. Thankfully, it has four HDMI inputs, so there's plenty of room for any equipment you might want to connect.
Instant Pot, instant schmot. This 6-block model from Best Buy & # 39; s brand does the same thing, and you just can't get cheaper than $ 30. User reviews tell the important story: The stove received a 4.7-star average from over 1,900 buyers.
If you're not convinced that this is a must-have kitchen appliance (believe me, it is), here are five reasons why you need an Instant Pot – and some good recipes to get you started.
Are you curious about your origin story? Living the DNA test is quite extensive; it covers your overall family, mother line and father line. In addition, DNA matching is now also included in the family. (Note, however, that the same kit will be $ 10 less from November 18 to December 3.)
If you miss Samsung (above) or prefer a TV with built-in Roku, Walmart has this RCA model at exactly the same price. It also has no user reviews, but it has at least three HDMI inputs instead of just two. Don't expect a world-class image; Expect a super-large screen to have all your shows. And hey, the same thing: If you're not happy with it, you can take it back to the store.
Do you need new specifications? Voucher Black65 gives you a 65% discount on all frames at GlassesUSA.
While we still control our robots, we might as well let them do our bidding. Roborock S5 can not only vacuum your floors, it can also mop them. It was originally sold for $ 500, but you can use the promotional code ROBOROCKBF to lower the price to a low time all the time.
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An oldie but goodie, SoundTouch 10 goes back to 2016 (sucks!). But that doesn't change the fact that this compact Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker produces a surprisingly large, punchy sound and supports multiroom settings. It is on par with the Sonos speakers, but now without the hefty price tag.
Read the Bose SoundTouch 10 review.
This is the big 8 block model that allows you to prepare 33% more food than the more popular (and more often for sale) 6 quarters. At $ 55, it has never priced lower at Amazon – but act fast, because that deal is only for today (and as long as deliveries are enough).
For the uninitiated, you should find out why your kitchen needs a pressure cooker.
Between Bose, Sony and now Apple AirPods Pro, active noise canceling headphones are all the rage. And now we see an old favorite from Sennheiser that is currently only $ 80 on Amazon – down from $ 200. We reviewed the nearly identical Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC two years ago and found it to be a formidable Bose competitor for the $ 200 prize. That model is down to $ 108 on Amazon, but this model – HD 4.50 SE – has literally the same specifications, except for some cosmetic color differences.
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Apple HomePod faces increasingly fierce competition in the smartphone speaker market, starting with Amazon's new, similar Echo Studio. But also remember that the HomePod started at $ 349; this is your chance to get it for significantly less. If you want wonderful sound and already live in Apple's ecosystem, look no further.
Read our Apple HomePod review.
This feels like the kind of deal that would normally be a doorway, which requires you to queue outside the store for a few hours. This Chromebook has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a touchscreen on a 360-degree hinge – which means it's also suitable for tablet. The screen may be on the smaller side, but that didn't stop this from getting a 4.7-star average from over 1,800 buyers.
This is the lowest price so far on Amazon's kid-friendly tablet, which includes a heavy case (with tripod) and a two-year worry-free warranty. You also get a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, worth $ 36. The tablet is available in three choice colors: blue, pink and purple.
You can also get Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $ 90, which is $ 40 off the regular price. It is slightly faster and slightly bigger, but otherwise pretty much the same experience for your children.
yes! The previous generation iPad 9.7 hung around at this price for a good part of 2019 – until the newer 10.2 model came to $ 329. Although the 128 GB model has routinely been on sale for $ 299, this is the first dip that we have seen yet for the 32 GB version. It's not a lot of storage, but for many users it is enough.
This one-day prize expired yesterday, November 7, but I guarantee we will see similar offers in the coming weeks. We already know that it's definitely coming to Target for Black Friday.
Read our iPad 10.2 review.
This head-to-head machine delivers 12 classic arcade games to your enclosure, including half a dozen Street Fighter titles, Final Fight and Commando. And for a limited time, you also get $ 70 in Kohl's Cash, which is basically free money to spend on additional store purchases. (Note that it must be used by November 14.)
Although the product description seems to refer to the standing version of this unit, the model number is definitely for the cocktail table.
That's it for now, but come back often when we update this post based on new offers and availability. Meanwhile, here's everything else you need to know about this great shopping event.
What date is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Friday 29 November.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
It falls Monday after Black Friday – in this case Monday, December 2.
When does Black Friday sales actually start?
It varies from store to store, but expect to see lots of sales starting well before Thanksgiving. Some stores actually reveal the sale of "Black November" which extends throughout the month, while others will start their Black Friday events early. We publish all details when we receive them.
Why is it called "Black Friday"?
This is a cross-border urban legend. Some say Black Friday goes back to the early 1950s, when the stores would start the Christmas season with big sales. So great, in fact, that annual store profits would often tip into "the black" (which no longer means "in the red," which is accounting wages to lose money) when all receipts were counted. Or: So big that traffic would be so snarky, the police called the day "Black Friday."
Find out more and get the scoop on Cyber Monday as well
How to find "leaked" Black Friday ads
In previous years, various Black Friday websites have dedicated themselves to revealing leaked newspaper circulars in the days and weeks prior to the big Thanksgiving sale. They are still there, but many of the big stores have chosen to "leak" the ads on their own websites, revealing the content of what will be sold to bargain hunters who like to plan ahead.
Last year, some stores shared these ads at the end of October, and there's no reason to think this year will be any different. As always, we will follow the Black Friday ads closely, share them as we find them, so bookmark this post and verify that CNET is correct for all relevant ad information.
Where else can I find good deals?
So glad you asked! Here are some resources for CNET offers that you should bookmark:
- Cheapskate, a daily, curated, sometimes exclusive collection of the web's best deals from Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida (that's me) and CNET's growing team of bargain hunters.
- CNET offers, a categorical list of every single business we can lay hands on.
Tamara Palmer, Lori Grunin, Justin Jaffe and Matt Elliott contributed to this story.
Originally published last year. Updated regularly with new information.