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althoughIt didn’t officially arrive until November 27th, and many stores have already begun early sales.Many of these happened sporadically: Amazon just suspended , And we are currently at . (The next game will start on November 11 at 4 pm Pacific time.)
at the same time,, And some previous Black Friday deals are in progress.
The list below includes some of our favorite early deals, but many of them have expired-now. We keep them here because we hope the discount will return, so you can plan ahead for the next few weeks. We also picked some of the best items from Wal-Mart’s next game.
As always, bookmark this post and check frequently for updates!
The best early deals on Black Friday
As we enter winter, I already miss my garden-especially the herbs I grow homemade chermoula (my best find of 2019).
LED-powered indoor gardens can help you! There are many such products on the market, some of which are very expensive. For AeroGarden Harvest Elite Slim, this is an unusual deal. It can support up to six seed pods and comes with a starter heirloom salad seed kit.
What makes us excited is that the 55-inch Roku TV, which will be available later today at a price of $148, is also a good deal.
Generally speaking, we don’t like Roku, not Amazon’s Fire TV, because the Fire TV menu pushes Amazon content too much and is usually more confusing. However, this model does have a voice remote control with Alexa, and the price is really surprising for a screen of this size.
This 55-inch TCL has a 4K UHD display with HDR. It is equipped with our favorite smart TV interface Roku, which you can control with the included voice remote control. There are four HDMI inputs (including ARC) and dual-band Wi-Fi for smooth streaming.
This mid-range pavilion is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, 512GB SSD and 1,920×1,080 pixel display. It also has upgraded B&O speakers and weighs 3.9 pounds.
The K-Mini has the lowest price and is as compact as a coffee machine. Put in the pods, pour in water, press the button-this is as easy as a coffee machine. This can be brewed in 6 to 12 ounce cups.
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The selling price of standard AirPods is $99, the lowest price in history (see below). Why spend nearly double the price to buy AirPods Pro? I will present arguments for better fit and better sound, but, in fact, it’s all about noise reduction: these in-ear “earplugs” are better at blocking outside noise than any other product on the market. .
They are also great for calls and provide excellent transparency modes. Do you like exercise? AirPods Pro are sweat-proof. Not standard AirPods.
Expert tip: Use your Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card to get a 5% rebate on this purchase, which reduces your price to $184.30. Don’t have that card? If you are a Prime subscriber, grab it and get a $100 Amazon gift card. This will reduce the initial price to $94, and then to $89.30 after returning 5% of the cash. Read our AirPods Pro review.
TCL is famous for Roku TV. We prefer the Roku smart TV system instead of the Android TV version in this TV. But at this price, you only need to buy Roku Streaming Stick Plus, connect it to this TV, and it will still work. Use first. In addition to intelligence, we also hope that the performance of this 4 series TV is “good enough”, just like Roku.
Please note that this was $50 cheaper last week, so it may appear again-but for now, this is still a big deal on a 55-inch smart TV.
Lenovo’s premium 2-in-1 product Yoga C940 has a solid and sleek all-metal design, and a touch screen that can rotate the tablet mode 360 degrees. It includes an active pen and can wake up immediately from sleep, which is one of the phone-like functions provided by Intel’s Project Athena.
This configuration uses a 14-inch display, driven by the 10th generation Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD (with 32GB ultra-fast Optane memory), and has a 4K resolution. The Yoga C40 with a similar configuration on Lenovo’s website is priced at $1,650, so this deal is better than it looks. And it looks good. Read our Lenovo Yoga C940 review.
Black Friday early trading: sold out or expired (temporary)
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Amazon, Wal-Mart, Costco and other stores offer AirPods for $99, the lowest price on record, but the transaction has now ended. Instead: the $194 AirPods Pro (see above) on Amazon is also the lowest price ever.
Will the $99 AirPods come back? [Shakes Magic 8-Ball.] All signs indicate yes. Read our AirPods review.
If there is time to adjust the world, it will be there. (Because, you know, elections, pandemics, killing Bumblebees…) Of course, there are new ear-hook noise reduction tanks from Sony and even Bose, but this long-time favorite was great when it came out , And still great right now-especially at this price, which is comparable to the lowest price we have ever seen. Original price: $350. Read our Bose QuietComfort 35 II review.
Nowadays, multi-function cookers have become essential kitchen tools, such as electric ovens or microwave ovens. This Instant Pot Viva can take you into the multi-function cooker business at half price: $49 can provide you with a nine-in-one gadget that can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, chutney, cake maker Wait. It has a capacity of 6 quarts and provides 15 preset programs that can be used in recipes such as soup, beans, rice, ribs and eggs.
The new 2020 Fire Stick Lite, which is usually $30, continues to see substantial discounts until Black Friday. This entry-level streaming provides 1080p video with HDR support (but not 4K). The main applications currently missing are HBO Max and Peacock (currently), but the voice remote control supported by Alexa is first-rate. Read our Fire TV Stick Lite review.
Echo Show 8 is just a larger version of Echo Show 5, but this makes it a better choice for kitchens and other places where you might want to use a larger display. (Definitely suitable for video calls.) This matches the lowest price of this model.
Please note that Amazon’s purchase date is November 24th, so if you want to get this information immediately, please go to Best Buy. Read our Echo Show 8 review.
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Apple Watch SE is a new feature in 2020 and an intermediate product in the Apple Watch series. It has the same basic design as Series 6, but lacks the model’s always display, ECG function and oxygen saturation measurement function. The 40mm and 44mm models are priced at US$279 and US$309 respectively in the Apple Store, but the $50 reduction this weekend is the first major holiday promotion we have seen on this model. Read our Apple Watch SE review.
You can add some automation to house cleaning without spending hundreds of dollars. The Eufy RoboVac 25C can be controlled via a mobile application, as well as voice control via Alexa and Google Home. It is smart enough to distinguish between floor and carpet, and it can automatically avoid stairs.
What you need to know about Black Friday 2020
Compared with any holiday shopping weekend in recent memory, the shopping experience of Black Friday 2020 will become very different.Continued inventory problems due to delays-Not to mention that retailers need to maintain a safe environment for customers and employees-there may not be a large number of prospective customers waiting in line for hours before large-scale gated sales.
In fact, many stores will be closed on Thanksgiving this year, ending the long tradition of starting Black Friday sales before the turkey has a chance to cool down. These retailers have not announced plans for Friday, November 27th, but as we learn more about their holiday times, we will update this article.
In addition, all retailers listed below require customers to wear a face mask. Unless their policy changes between now and Thanksgiving, it is reasonable to assume that Black Friday sales will also require masks.
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