Black Friday is November 26. That’s right around the corner, but if you’re determined to wait until the actual day you’re also destined to miss out on a ton of fantastic ways to save. Much like Christmas Creep is a real thing that starts as early as October with retailers putting out Christmas lights and decorations, Black Friday Creep seems to get earlier and earlier every year.
Several retailers have already had huge weekend sales and temporary discounts on big ticket items that will rival what we see on Black Friday. Many big site-wide sales are going on as we speak with more to come as the day gets closer and closer. While we will cover the big day with gusto, we’ve also got everything happening beforehand covered as well. This page will be your guide to all the best deals from all the major retailers, including the crazy prices you can find right now.
We’ve already seen Amazon kick off its Black Friday ramp-up by renaming its regular deals page to Epic Daily Deals and offering brand new, amazing discounts every single day. We’ve seen a huge Bose sale and Sony had some big price drops, too. We’ve seen AirPods and PowerBeats, Bluetooth speakers, and more all down to great low prices through Amazon’s pre-Black Friday sales.
Other retailers kicking things off early include Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and more. We’ve got them all listed right here with links on where to find the best discounts. We’ll update as we go, listing all the best places for you to save long before Black Friday. And as more Black Friday details are released, we’ll drop those as well. Bookmark this page and stay tuned because this is going to be a holiday shopping season to remember.
What deals are live right now?
The official Black Friday sales won’t be live until a week or so out from the big day, but we’re seeing prices even now that will rival whatever happens in late November. Even if you’re a little unsure if you want to start shopping now, there are a lot of good reasons to do that. For one thing, last year saw one of the largest rises in online shopping ever since most people were at home all winter. That means you might find it harder to get exactly what you want if more and more people are vying for the same stuff. We also saw a lot of shipping delays and order issues as warehouses and retailers got backed up. You don’t want to wait if your plan is to get stuff before Christmas.
Here are the retailers offering huge savings for you right now:
- Amazon: Epic Daily Deals has everything from mirror cameras to earbuds to Play-Doh
- Target: Shop the Top Deals and Target will cover any price that drops before Dec. 24
- Walmart: the Deals for Days event covers robot vacuums, smart TVs, toys, and more
- Best Buy: the early Black Friday sale includes a price guarantee if anything drops between now and the big day
- Best Buy Toy Guide: My Best Buy members can save 30% on one toy not to mention all the other discounts
- Microsoft: Holiday sales on Game Pass, Razer and Samsung accessories, the newest Microsoft Surface hardware, and more
- Newegg: Black Friday Price Protection lasts through Nov. 30
- Dell: the Cyber Sale and other deals include a Black Friday price gaurantee
- Lenovo: the early Black Friday sale includes daily doorbusters, 66% savings on computers, & more
What more can you expect from Black Friday?
Last year was a big deal for Black Friday. Online shopping exploded with people stuck at home or not wanting to go out for one reason or the other. The funny thing is, everyone thought it was a fluke due to the special circumstances surrounding 2020. However, it might have just been a wake-up call about how good online shopping is for the regular consumer because 2021 has definitely seen efforts to push people online continue.
With that being said, our expections for Black Friday this year is that it’s going to be just as big, if not bigger, than last year. More and more online retailers are making Black Friday pushes. We’re especially seeing a lot more out of smaller sites and specialized brands instead of just giant landing pages from major online retailers. Plus, we’re seeing a lot of it happen much earlier.
It’s not even November yet and retailers are on that Black Friday train. Amazon has renamed its regular deals section to Epic Daily Deals and has been releasing some great brand-specific sales from Bose to Sony to Samsung. Many of the best prices we’ve seen have been exactly the sort of discounts we’d expect to see on Black Friday, and while they might get matched on the big day we’re betting they won’t be beat. What we’re seeing from Amazon is definitely what you can expect to find dropping in price on Black Friday: Bluetooth earbuds, speakers, OLED TVs, and the like.
What other electronics will be seeing discounts on Black Friday? We don’t know for sure, but we can make an educated guess based on what’s popular and what sold well last year. If you’re looking for something specific, expect to see great deals on home security devices like video doorbells and cameras, smart devices like multi-color smart lights and Nest thermostats, more TV deals than you can count including some of the best prices on previous generations as we’ve already seen from Amazon’s Epic Daily Deals, and more. We know smart displays are still goiing to be big. Facebook Portal already has deals on its newest devices, and Amazon Echo tablets always sell like hotcakes. You’ll find savings on robot vacuums, smartwatches like the Apple Watch, laptops, and more.
How can you make sure you’re getting the best deals on Black Friday?
Well, first off, you can keep watching this page and the rest of our Black Friday coverage. Rest assured we have a team of people working through all the thousands of bad deals to find the absolute best ones. We will have roundups and guides and plenty of posts to help you sort through the noise of Black Friday and spend your money wisely, whether that means you’re looking for presents for your family or just want something nice for yourself.
You can also do your own homework. When you find something you think might be a deal, compare its price to what it was going for a month ago. If you find something at a different retailer than you normally shop at, check to see if your favorite place will price match or already has. A lot of price drops come from the manufacturers and can be found in multiple locations.
You should also keep in mind that things aren’t always as they seem. Be wary of retailers that boast discounts from the MSRP because most things never sell at the MSRP. Also keep in mind that a lot of products get a price bump in September or October so that the deal price on Black Friday looks even more attractive.
Also, some manufacturers make things specifically for Black Friday. TVs in particular get a lot of “Black Friday models” that are sold for much less than the normal versions. That’s not always a bad thing. If you can get the exact same TV and the only real difference is a worse remote and 90 local dimming zones instead of 120, maybe it’s worth the better price. But keep in mind that those models haven’t been tested the way earlier releases have.
What deals are live right now?
We cover deals all year long, not just on Black Friday or Prime Day. We also follow multiple retailers to find all the best sales. With a huge team of writers and editors that review products all day, every day, it’s easy for us to spot great products, too. That way when we put up a deal, you know what you’re getting isn’t just a great price but a great piece of tech as well.
Here are some of the deals we’ve covered recently that are still live:
Razer & Turtle Beach gaming accessories
If you need a new headset or a new controller, check out this sale that includes options from both Razer and Turtle Beach. You’ll be talking to your friends or having them join you for some couch gaming in no time. These deals are good through the end of the month.
iOttie iTap 2 magnetic air vent car mount holder | $9 off
You get a choice of inner or outer metal plates that use adhesive tape and are easily removed. The rare earth magnets are strong enough for any phone and its case. The rotating ball joint lets you find a great angle. Twist and lock the vent clip for a secure fit.
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard | $40 off
Microsoft’s sale on this keyboard is $40 better than Best Buy‘s current price. This is our favorite pick for comfort and wrist support, and it’s one you should use if those things are important to you.
Microsoft 365 Personal
You can actually get this one for $47.49 if you use the Target RedCard. The normal price from Microsoft is $70, and Amazon has the next best deal with a long-running price of $59. Target’s deal is a physical card that will be shipped to you versus a digital code like what you’ll see at Amazon.
$49.99 $70 $20 off
Razer Homerun gaming bundle | $85 off
The bundle includes the Kraken V3 X gaming headset, the DeathAdder V2 mouse, the Ornata V2 keyboard, and the Gigantus V2 mouse pad. This price for all of that is almost stealing if Costco wasn’t advertising it. The savings are nuts.
Logitech G Pro X wired headset | $35 off
Designed with object-based surround sound so you can hear positional audio, like when an enemy is trying to attack you from behind in a video game. Includes a pro-grade mic with noise reduction and a compressor.
Razer Basilisk Ultimate with dock | $40 off
A fantastic wireless mouse with Razer tech that’ll make it seem like it’s not wireless at all. Plus it comes with a charging dock that ensures you’ll never have to worry about the battery running low.
Need 63-inch gaming and writing office desk | $50 off
Clip the on-page coupon to take $40 off. Has a huge desktop with ample space for your computer. Made with wood. Surface is water resistant and anti-scratch. Has a metal frame for support and is easily assembled. Legs are adjustable.
Elgato Wave:3 USB condenser mic with digital mixer | $20 off
Uses a tight cardioid polar pattern to capture your speech. Use the Wave Link app to control the mic and up to seven other audio sources. You can even create two independent mixes. Prevents distortion with Elgato’s Clipguard tech.
HD60 S+ Game Capture | $20 off
With the S+ you can bump up your gameplay recording to just a bit, going from the 1080p 60fps of the S to 2160p at 30fps with the S+. You can keep playing at 4K even if you record at a lower resolution, and the capture card works with most broadcasting software to make capturing your footage easy. It has an HDMI input and a USB-C port so you can record directly to a hard drive.
Crucial X8 2TB portable SSD | $50 off
With USB-C and fast read speeds up to 1,050 MB/s, you get fast speeds with this SSD for whatever you’re working on. It also works on a wide array of platforms. Plus, since it’s portable it’s designed to be durable, too.
LG 27GL850-B 27-inch Nano IPS monitor | $77 off
This is a fantastic monitor for the price you pay, and today’s deal makes this version with a USB hub even less expensive than the version without one. Great specs for gaming and media watching.
Select Acer monitors
Choose portable screens or giant 32-inch displays. Get curved or straight. Grab resolutions that vary between 1080p and 4k. Whatever you choose, you’ll save money for a limited time. One great option is the Acer Predator XB271HU display on sale for $424.99. That’s the second lowest price on this monitor in the last six months, and it usually sells for around $500.
Dremel Digilab 3D20 3D printer | $33 off
Comes pre-assembled so you can start printing basically as soon as you get it. Has a ton of safety features, including a non-heated build plate, a fully enclosed design, and 3rd-party UL safety approval. This price is one of the best we’ve seen in over a year.
Lenovo Yoga 7i laptop | $75 off
Grab this laptop with a 14-inch 1080p display, 12GB RAM, a 512GB solid state drive, and Windows 10 Home. While the deal is on eBay, it comes directly from Lenovo’s eBay storefront.
HP Envy x360 touchscreen laptop | $170 off
You can customize this laptop and add some specs where you think they belong. You’ll be saving up to $170 at the most basic level and the savings continue even as you add to it.
Razer Book 13 laptop | $300 off
What you get is an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB M.2 solid state drive. It has integrated Iris Xe graphics, a 13.4-inch 1200p touchscreen display, Razer’s Chroma RGB for custom lighting, and more.
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 OLED 4K laptop | $166 off
A great laptop with a 15.6-inch screen that has 4K resolution and an OLED panel. It’s also a touchscreen with 440 nits of brightness. In addition to that you get a Core i7 processor, a 1TB SSD, and 16GB RAM.
MSI Summit E14 laptop | $200 off
This is the lowest price ever for this laptop, which was selling for around $1,700 in early August. The specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q graphics card, 16GB RAM, a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD, and more.Internet Explorer Channel Network