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Best early Black Friday deals: TVs, Echo devices, headphones, & more

Even though Black Friday itself is a few weeks off, a bunch of brands and retailers have already started their Black Friday sales. That’s great news for deal hunters as you can snag Black Friday pricing right now, avoid busy stores, and get a headstart on your holiday shopping.

Best Early Black Friday Deals Available Now

  • Smart TV deals
  • Smart home deals
  • Phone deals
  • Audio deals
  • Laptop deals
  • Tablet deals
  • Gaming deals
  • Health & fitness deals
  • Home & kitchen deals
  • More deals


With Prime Day having taken place just a couple of weeks ago rather than in its usual summer placement, a lot of deals are just continuing through the fall season and various retailer are keen to re-attract shoppers as soon as possible. That means we’re seeing some early sales already beginning.

Early Black Friday deals 2020: Roundups of the best sales

We will be showcasing the very best early Black Friday deals right here, but we will also be updating roundups of specific products and retailers’ sales. If you are looking for something in particular and don’t want to browse a long list, be sure to check out all of the guides listed below.

Black Friday retailer sales

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Best Buy
  • Dell
  • Gamestop
  • Home Depot
  • Kohl’s
  • Microsoft
  • Newegg
  • Target
  • Verizon
  • Walmart

Black Friday deal roundups

  • Android Phone Black Friday deals
  • Android Watch Black Friday deals
  • Chromebook Black Friday deals
  • Computer Parts Black Friday deals
  • DNA Test Black Friday deals
  • Keurig Black Friday deals
  • PC Black Friday deals
  • PS4 Black Friday deals
  • TV Black Friday deals

Best early Black Friday deals & sales in 2020

Black Friday being a month off hasn’t stopped other companies from offering up early discounts and sales. We’ve seen a ton of Amazon’s devices, including the Echo, Echo Dot, Ring Video Doorbell, Blink cameras, Kindles, and more all put on sale, many of them back down to Prime Day prices. There’s also a bunch of other discounts on tech and smart home gear.

Based on the past few years, you can also anticipate items like DNA testing kits, Instant Pots, unlocked phones, and more to all be available at all-time low prices — and some of them are already on sale. We’ve taken the time to round up all of the best early Black Friday deals you can take advantage of today.

Best early Black Friday Smart TV deals

Samsung 70-inch Class 6 Series 4K Smart TV | $529.99 at Best Buy


This 4K TV deal is one of the most anticipated deals for this holiday season and is actually the cover of the company’s upcoming Black Friday ad. We saw this deal available for a couple of days during Prime Day but it’s back during this flash sale.

$529.99 at Best Buy

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite | $17.99 at Amazon


The Fire TV Stick Line is a fantastic entry-level streaming device, perfect for any TV and any room. This is the best discount we’ve yet seen on the 2020 streaming device.

$17.99 at Amazon

Amazon Fire TV 4K | $29.99 at Amazon


This Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K can do everything the standard Amazon Fire Stick can, but in 4K UHD. Unless you have zero plans to own a 4K TV anytime soon, it’s worth upgrading to this upgraded model.

$29.99 at Amazon

TCL 40-inch S325 1080p 2019 Roku TV


Roku TV is one of the best smart platforms available, and it’s one you can count on to always be as up-to-date as possible with the latest streaming content and newest apps. Plus, TCL makes some decent sets with Direct lit LED, plenty of HDMI ports, and 1080p resolutions. Has Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility for voice control.

$198 at Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Recast 500GB | $129.99 at Amazon


Ever wish you could watch live TV using your Fire TV Stick or Echo Show 5? With the Fire TV Recast, you’ll be able to watch and record live TV on those devices or a compatible mobile device. Today’s deal saves you $100 off its regular price.

$129.99 at Amazon

Best early Black Friday smart home deals

Amazon Echo Show 5 | $44.99 at Amazon


This 5.5-inch smart display lets you check the weather, watch movie trailers, listen to music, and control smart home devices with Alexa. It’s half price at $45 off right now which is a match for the new low it set during Prime Day. Just $5 more snags you a Blink Mini camera, too.

$44.99 at Amazon

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-Gen) | $18.99 at Amazon


Alexa is built into this 3rd-generation Echo Dot smart speaker, giving you the ability to ask for the news, voice control compatible smart home devices, and stream music from various services like Amazon Music and Apple Music. It’s back down to its best-ever price right now.

$18.99 at Amazon

iRobot Roomba 960 | $299.99 at Best Buy


We named the Roomba 960 as our best robot vacuum so it’s a great time to pick one at $200 off its regular price. Using this robot vacuum’s Wi-Fi connectivity, you’ll be able to control it using the iRobot HOME App, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant. It uses visual navigation and mapping to clean every section of your floors. You can also tell it not to clean a specific area. This is a match for its lowest price.

$299.99 at Best Buy

Best early Black Friday phone deals

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G | from $799 at Amazon


The all-new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G line has only been on the market for a few weeks, but it’s already seeing a huge discount at Amazon. Several configurations and colors are discounted there by $200 while supplies last.

From $799 at Amazon

OnePlus 8 Pro | $899.99 at Amazon


Amazon is offering $99 off the cost of the OnePlus 8 Pro today in your choice of Ultramarine Blue or Onyx Black while supplies last. These models have Amazon Alexa built-in.

$899.99 at Amazon

iPhone SE (2020) | $30 per month at Mint Mobile


This limited-time promotion scores you Apple’s newest (and most affordable) iPhone paired with Mint Mobile’s great service for one low monthly cost. That’s right, it’s the phone, financed over 24 months, plus Mint Mobile’s 3GB data plan for $30 a month.

$30 per month at Mint Mobile

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro | Up to $800 off at Verizon


You can save up to $550 on the iPhone 12 model of your choice at Verizon with a new line and select trade-in. You can also save up to $250 more when you switch meaning the entry-level iPhone 12 is essentially free. Alternatively, you can upgrade and save up to $440 with select trade-in.

Up to $800 off at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE | Up to $400 off at Best Buy


Save up to $400 on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G when you pre-order at Best Buy. Plus, get a controller worth $70 thrown in for free.

Up to $400 off at Best Buy

Best early Black Friday Audio deals

AirPods Pro | $199.99 at Amazon


Amazon has Apple’s AirPods Pro on sale with close to $50 off which is the best deal you’ll find on them right now.

$199.99 at Amazon

Amazon Echo Buds


$80 at Amazon

With Bose-powered active noise reduction, passthrough mode, and hands-free Alexa access, these comfortable wireless earbuds are something you don’t want to miss out on with this Alexa birthday deal.

Beats Solo Pro | $169.99 at Amazon


The new Solo Pro feature active noise cancellation and up to 40 hours of battery life. They also have Apple’s H1 chip for easy pairing, reliable connectivity, and hands-free access to Siri. This $130 discount applies to various colorways.

$169.99 at Amazon

Sonos Playbase | $548 at Amazon


The Playbase is an all-in-one speaker and handy TV stand in one product, making for a great compact home theater solution. This is one of the best prices we’ve seen for it recently at $150 off its full price.

$548 at Amazon

Bose SoundLink Color | $79.99 at Target


Various colorways of the well-reviewed Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II are now $30 off at Amazon while supplies last. They let you take calls hands-free, play music wirelessly, and listen for up to 8 hours on a single charge.

$79.99 at Target

Beats Powerbeats Pro | $159.99 at Best Buy


Built with sport in mind, the Powerbeats Pro have the same Apple smarts as AirPods but in a design that prioritizes comfort and stability. These earbuds last up to 9 hours with 24 hours from the charging case. They are also sweat- and water-resistant. Make the most of this $90 discount while you can.

$159.99 at Best Buy

Best early Black Friday laptop deals

Apple MacBook Air (2020) | Up to $100 off at Amazon


The latest model of Apple’s MacBook Air is one of the most affordable ways to get yourself an Apple laptop. This model features a 13-inch display, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage. It’s currently $50 off for the 256GB model with the 512GB version seeing a $100 discount.

Up to $100 off at Amazon

MacBook Pro (16-inch, Late 2019) | $2,199 at Amazon


In late 2019, Apple bumped the top-end MacBook Pro display size up to 16 inches and redeveloped the keyboard for a more reliable experience. Since it’s been out a few months, it has seen a few discounts, but this $200 price drop at Amazon in space gray or silver is one of its best yet.

$2,199 at Amazon

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11-inch | $179 at Best Buy


This deal has been live at least once, during Best Buy’s Black Friday sale competing with Amazon’s Prime Day, and it is live again now we are closer to Black Friday. The Lenovo Chromebook includes an 11.6-inch touchscreen with an IPS panel and energy-efficient LEDs. It has 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 360-degree flip-and-fold design. Save $100.

$179 at Best Buy

Monitors, keyboards, & accessories at Dell


Dell’s Black Friday deals have already started. While the sale features plenty of pre-built desktops and laptops, there are also a lot of essential accessories you’d need for a custom PC build. Get new monitors for low prices. Outfit your battle station with a mechanical keyboard or wireless mouse. You’ll definitely need this stuff as much as the internal stuff.

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Best early Black Friday tablet deals

Apple iPad Air (2020) | From $559 at Amazon


The 2020 iPad Air is down to its best price since its release at Amazon with a $40 discount on the green and silver entry-level models. This deal is also available at Walmart.

From $559 at Amazon

iPad (10.2-inch, 2020) | $299 at Amazon


Though it has only just started shipping, the all-new 2020 iPad can already be picked up at a solid discount. Over at Amazon, it’s $30 off while supplies last.

$299 at Amazon

Amazon Kindle Deals | Save up to $112 at Best Buy


Save as much as $112 when you buy two Kindle devices via Best Buy. Deals apply to the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Kids Edition, and top-of-the-line Kindle Oasis.

Save up to $112 at Best Buy

Best early Black Friday gaming deals

Pokemon Sword or Shield (Nintendo Switch) | $39.99 at Amazon


Save $20 on the Pokemon game of your choice for the Nintendo Switch! Both Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are eligible for this offer while supplies last.

$39.99 at Amazon

PowerA Controllers for Nintendo Switch | $12.49 at Best Buy


Level up your game with one of these controllers for your Switch. Featuring your favorite characters, these officially licensed controllers are 50% off.

$12.49 at Best Buy

Arcade1Up Machines | Up to $150 off at Best Buy


Play some classic arcade-style games at home with these discounted machines. You’ll score as much as $50 off while supplies last.

Up to $150 off at Best Buy

Best early Black Friday health & fitness deals

Apple Watch Series 6 | From $374.98 at Amazon


You can order the Apple Watch Series 6 at Amazon and save as much as $25 right now. Various case finishes and band styles are available at this new all-time low price. The 40mm version starts at $375 and the other models is seeing $20 off.

From $374.98 at Amazon

Apple Watch SE (40mm) | $259 at Amazon


The inexpensive Apple Watch SE just became even more affordable thanks to a $20 discount at Amazon. It’s not a huge savings, but it beats paying full price. Also available at Best Buy.

$259 at Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) | $169 at Amazon


The base-model Apple Watch Series 3 is $30 off right now at Amazon, dropping it down to $169. At that price, it’s a no-brainer buy for anyone considering their first smartwatch or wanting the most bang for their buck.

$169 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active | $50 off at Amazon


Samsung released a newer Galaxy Watch Active 2 this year, so as long as the original is still in stock, we can expect to see some good deals on hand for Prime Day.

$149.99 at Amazon

23andme Health + AncestryService DNA Test | $99 at Amazon


Discover more about yourself and your family with the 23andme Health + AncestryService DNA Test at $100 off its regular cost. This test can tell you about your health predispositions, carrier status, wellness, and also includes trait reports.

$99 at Amazon

Best early Black Friday home & kitchen deals

Instant Pot Duo, 6-quart | $79 at Amazon


Instant Pots are super popular these days because of their versatility and ease-of-use. If your kitchen is not yet equipped with one, today is your lucky day as the 6-quart Instant Pot Duo has dropped to just $79.

$79 at Amazon

Keurig K-Duo Plus coffee maker | $199.99 at Amazon


This one isn’t quite a “known” Black Friday deal, but it’s a pretty good bet. We’ve seen the K-Duo Plus going for $199 recently at Amazon where it goes for $230 at other retailers like Target. Similar to the K-Duo, this Keurig lets you use individual K-Cups or your own ground coffee. You can also program it to make one cup or brew 12 in the glass carafe. It’s $30 off right now.

$199.99 at Amazon

More of the best early Black Friday deals

Echo Auto | $19.99 at Amazon


Bring Alexa along on all your road trips with Echo Auto. This small Echo device lets you talk with Alexa while you drive and ask her to stream music, check on the weather, update you on sport scores or the latest news, make calls, and more.

$19.99 at Amazon



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When is Black Friday 2020?

Black Friday itself is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, making it November 27 this year. Traditionally, retailers would kick off their big sales early on the Friday morning with the discounts, and the hype, running all the way through the weekend.

However, the Black Friday sales are going to look a little different this year with huge amounts of in-store traffic not exactly desirable. A bunch of the biggest retailers in the U.S. are also giving their staff Thanksgiving day off for the first time in recent years suggesting a more low-key take on Black Friday this year, at least in stores.

Due to the current health crisis, we expect to see way more attention shown to online-only deals and since we’re breaking out of the usual ‘doorbuster’ mindset, we’re going to see many retailers kicking off their Black Friday sales much earlier, too.

When do Black Friday deals begin?

Right now! A bunch of retailers have announced their Black Friday sales and kicked off a ton of early Black Friday deals with more to follow later in November. Get to shopping now!

Let Thrifter help you

Black Friday just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and it’s really hard to maximize your savings during these big events. The team over at Thrifter is full of professional deal hunters who will literally be providing around the clock coverage of everythingin the run-up to Black Friday and during the event itself. From the best savings, as they hit to roundups of what you should be buying, the team will aim to make it as easy as possible to find the best deals that are available from the first to the last minute.

Give them a follow on Twitter to keep up-to-date on all the best deals as they happen in real-time.


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