As in previous years, Black Friday began early in 2020—no one’s waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off sales. Amazon got the ball rolling in October this year, and other retailers like Walmart will offer staggered waves of deals throughout November.
We’ve started listing the best deals below—keep an eye peeled for further updates as the days tick by.
Best Black Friday tech deals
While shopping this year, here are several things to keep in mind:
- Deals can expire before their slated end time if quantities run out, so don’t wait too long if something appeals to you. If no time is given, assume a 24- to 48-hour window at maximum.
- To qualify for Amazon’s Prime deals (and earlier access to some of the retailer’s limited-time Lightning deals), you can sign up for a 30-day Prime membership if you haven’t already done so in the past.
- Newegg has a new policy for Black Friday 2020: Select items qualify for an automatic refund if the price drops further between now and the end of the month.
- Some retailers offer free 2-day shipping through ShopRunner, which many credit cards offer as a free perk. You can also sign up for a 1-year trial through PayPal.
- Using PayPal for online purchases? Sign up for the company’s free return program, which foots the bill for return shipping on up to 12 purchases.
- Holiday return windows have just expanded (many run into early January), so you can buy now and repent at leisure, assuming you can float the cash.
Last updated: November 23 at 1:00pm.
TVs, soundbars, and media streamers
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on TVs, soundbars, media streamers, and more.
- Hisense 43-inch H65 Series 4K TV, $239.99 on Walmart (52% off)
- LG 55-inch NanoCell 81 Series 4K TV, $499.99 at Target (29% off)
- LG 65-inch BX OLED 4K TV, $1796.99 on Amazon (22% off)
- Samsung 50-inch Q60T 4K TV, $497.99 on Amazon (23% off)
- Samsung 75-inch Q70T 4K TV, $1497.99 on Amazon (32% off)
- Sony 55-inch X750H 4K TV, $519.99 on Amazon (35% off)
- Vizio 55-inch Class OLED 4K TV, $899.99 at Best Buy (31% off)
- Polk Audio MagniFi Mini 2.1-channel soundbar, $249 on Amazon (27% off)Samsung HW-T650 3.1-channel soundbar with DTS Virtual:X, $207.99 on Amazon (48% off)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick, $27.99 on Amazon (30% off)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, $17.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $29.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, $199 on Amazon (33% off)
- Cleer Audio Ally Truly Wireless Earphones, $49.99 on Amazon (67% off)
- JBL Live 300 Truly Wireless Earphones, $74.95 on Amazon (50% off)
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on iPads, AirPods, Watches, MacBooks, and more.
- AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, $150 on Amazon ($49 off)
- AirPods Pro, $200 on Amazon ($55 off)
- Apple Watch SE, $230 on Amazon ($49 off)
- Apple Watch Series 6 w/Cellular, $579 on Amazon ($120 off)
- iPad mini 5, $379 on Amazon ($63 off)
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro , $899 on Amazon ($100 off)
- Best deal: 13-inch MacBook Air, 256GB $850 from Amazon ($150 off)
- Beats Powerbeats Pro in Moss or Yellow, $160 on Amazon ($90 off)
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on laptops.
- Inspiron 15 3000: $399.99 from Dell (20% off)
- XPS 15 Laptop: $1,499.99 from Dell (19% off)
- Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop,$1,349.99 from Dell (25% off)
- Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-53AG, $749 from Newegg (20% off)
- Surface Pro 7 (Black Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB SSD)+ Pro Type Cover bundle,$899.98 from Microsoft (34% off)
- Acer Swift 3 SF314-55, $599 from Microsoft (40% off)
- LG Ultra PC 17, $1,199.99 from Best Buy (20% off)
- Gateway 14.1-inch Ultra Slim Notebook, $449 from Walmart (36% off)
- Acer Chromebook 715, $379 from Walmart (30% off)
PC components, monitors, and networking gear
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on PC components, monitors, and networking gear.
- Lepa Chopper Advance 120mm LED Fan (Green), $0 (FREE)
(Must file $10 mail-in rebate by 12/30/2020.)
- Intel Core i9-9700K, $200 from Micro Center ($100 off)
(In-store deal only)
- Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5” SATA SSD, $100 on Amazon ($20 off)
- Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, $130 ($50 off)
- WD Easystore 14TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive, $190 (38% off)
- Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 AM4, $70 (22% off)
(Use code EMCGGFG26 at check out)
- Corsair H100i RGB 240mm AIO, $100 (38% off)
- Microsoft Xbox Series X controller, $40 (33% off)
- Asus TUF VG24VQ 24” 1080p 144Hz VA FreeSync Monitor, $150 from Newegg (17% off)
(Use code 2BFSTNW262A at checkout and file $20 mail-in rebate within 30 days of purchase.)
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on smart lights, security cams, and other smart home gear.
- Enbrighten Wi-Fi Plug-in Outdoor Smart Switch, $24.98 at Lowe’s (29% off)
- Eufy Lumos White Dimmable Smart Bulb 2-Pack, $19.79 on Amazon (40% off after coupon)
- Eufy Smart Switch, $17.99 on Amazon (40% off after coupon)
- Arlo Pro 2 1-Camera System, $109.99 on Newegg (39% off)
- Arlo Pro 3 2-Camera Indoor/Outdoor 2K Security Camera System, $299.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Arlo Video Doorbell, $99.99 on Amazon (33% off)
- Kasa Spot Wireless Security Camera System, $129.99 on Amazon (28% off)
- Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd gen), $149.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Ecovacs Deebot 711S Robot Vacuum, $169 at Walmart (69% off)
- Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum & Mop Cleaner, $439 at Amazon (27% off with $110 coupon applied at checkout)
- Bissell SpinWave Hard Floor Expert Wet and Dry Robot Vacuum, $249.99 on Amazon (38% off)
- Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug, $19.99 on Amazon (20% off)
- Kasa Smart Plug, $14.99 on Amazon (25% off)
- Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door Opener, $24.98 on Amazon (38% off)
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on Android phones, smartwatches, and Fitbits.
- $500 - Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite ($150 off)
- $750 - Samsung Galaxy Note 20 ($250 off)
- $649 - Pixel 5 ($50 off)
- $599 - OnePlus 8, 12GB/256GB ($200 off)
Cables, chargers, power banks
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on power banks, power stations, wireless chargers and cables.
- RAVPower 10000mAh power bank, $15 on Amazon (50% off with coupon)
- Rockpals 250-Watt Portable Generator, $160 on Amazon ($30 off with coupon)
- RATEL wireless charging pad, $9 on Amazon ($11 off)
- Cabepow 6-foot iPhone charger cable 2-pack, $13 on Amazon ($7 off)
This story, "Black Friday 2020: The best early tech deals at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Newegg, and more" was originally published by PCWorld.