Thanks to Amazon Prime Day and a global pandemic, holiday shopping is looking a little different this year. The online retailer’s big day of sales got the ball rolling in mid-October, and the deals haven’t stopped since. It all spells early savings for you, and way less of a Christmas crunch as you try to get your shopping in. If you have your list and you’re ready to check it twice, here are the best early Black Friday 2020 deals.
Stick with us, because we’re going to take you through all of the heavy hitters. Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and more are already rolling out their sales. Of course, it’s not Black Friday yet, so there’s plenty of time for these deals to change and get even better. Without further ado, let’s get shopping.
When is Black Friday 2020?
Officially, the event will be held on Friday, November 27. If you want to learn more about the history of the Black Friday event, head here.
What should I expect from the event this year?
As mentioned, brick-and-mortar stores, which have already seen smaller amounts of traffic over the last few years, will see even fewer shoppers for the event in 2020. That is due, of course, because the coronavirus threat will keep many people from going out at all. Therefore, online sales, which have been seeing explosive growth during Black Friday in the past few years, will almost certainly see even bigger sales growth for the 2020 event.
During the last few years, deep Black Friday discounts have also expanded beyond the Friday after Thanksgiving. They have started online sometimes as much as a week in advance. Now, many retailers have stated they plan to offer Black Friday-style discounts throughout the month of November.
The best early Black Friday deals:
There are plenty of great deals out there, below are some of the best deals period:
Other Black Friday hubs
Looking for specific categories like laptops, phones, or accessories? While we have the best deals from all categories in this hub, we also have hubs for specific product categories too:
Black Friday 2020: Active deals
Streaming music, movies, and shows
Get three months of Prime Music Unlimited for free
It’s the perfect way to see what Prime Music Unlimited can offer — ad-free streaming, unlimited skips, and more. You can also follow all of your favorite podcasts too and download your favorite episodes. Once the free trial ends, you’ll go back to paying the standard $7.99 Prime member rate, but you just might find that it’s your new favorite service.
Get the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra for as low as $549.99 with trade-in (Up to $750 off)
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The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is already available at a deep discount via Samsung ahead of Black Friday. You can save up to $750 when getting the unlocked version with a compatible trade-in phone.
Get the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 for $999 with trade-in ($1,000 off)
Take a cool grand off the foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, if you turn in your older compatible smartphone. You’ll also receive a $100 Samsung credit to spend on accessories.
More smartphone deals
You can save big on other unlocked smartphones. Here are some of the best sales:
Tablets and e-readers
Smart home devices
Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $29 ($10 off)
Amazon’s Echo speakers are a key part of any smart home setup, so Black Friday is a perfect time to hone your setup. You can grab one of the last generation Echo Dots now for the low price of $18.99 ($21 off).
Televisions and monitors
Get Amazon Fire TV smart TVs and sticks and save $70 or more
Amazon is cutting prices on its already affordable Fire TV smart televisions and sticks ahead of Black Friday 2020. Here are a few of the best deals:
Smart TV deals
Get Apple AirPods Pro for $189.99
You can grab a pair of Apple’s high-end AirPods Pro for $189.99 right now, which comes to $60 off. They’re a premium set of true wireless earbuds, and they come with soft rubber tips that should mold to your ears for maximum comfort. While $189.99 is still quite a large chunk of change, it’s a solid saving considering that Apple rarely runs sales of its own.
More audio deals
There are plenty more audio discounts ahead of Black Friday 2020. Here are some of the best:
Speakers and sound systems
Headphones and earbuds
Laptops and accessories
Check out some great Black Friday 2020 deals on some excellent laptops:
Smartwatches and fitness trackers
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Of course, Black Friday 2020 will have lots of smartwatches and fitness trackers on sale. Here’s just a few you can get right now:
Check out a few early Black Friday 2020 gaming deals below. See the audio section above for gaming headsets:
Xbox One games
Nintendo Switch games
Here’s a quick look at some of the best camera deals during Black Friday 2020.
Work from home
With more people working from home than ever before, a lot of folks might be looking for ways to make WFH life easier. Well, we will add some Black Friday deals in this section that should help you out!
When we get some word on drone discounts during Black Friday 2020, we will add them right here.