It's the first week of November, which means that the leaves have almost disappeared, but the sales on early Black Friday have fully arrived. As we reported earlier,and Walmart's already one-week Get Better: Check out the latest Apple Watch Series 3 GPS Plus Cellular Offers. All this despite the fact that the big day officially arrives on November 29, followed by three days later. Yes, it's official: Black Friday Madness is coming.
We have you. We will be tracking all Black Friday deals (and Cyber Monday deals) between now and early December. And to make life easier, we choose the very best things ̵
This head-to-head slot machine brings 12 classic arcade games to your cave, including half a dozen Street Fighter titles, Final Fight and Commando. For a limited time, you'll also receive $ 70 cash from Kohl's. This is basically the free money you can use for additional shopping in the store. (Note that it must be used until November 14th.)
Although the product description appears to refer to the upright version of this device, the model number is definitely for the cocktail table.
Most Arcade1Up computers cost about $ 300. This – a three-quarter version of the original – costs $ 170 once it's in your cart. And it looks, sounds and plays just like the old arcade machines. Walmart also offers the Centipede Edition for $ 180.
Curious about your lineage? The test of Living DNA is quite extensive. It covers your entire lineage, dam line and dad line. Family DNA matching is now included as well. (Note, however, that the same kit costs US $ 10 less from November 18 through December 3).
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Yes, it's nowhere near Black Friday, and the Echo Show 5 is already selling for less than on Prime Day. The small 5.5-inch smart speaker is a great companion to the bed, but it could also be a major kitchen burden for recipe videos and video calls. Interestingly, for Kohl's currently the Echo Show 5 is on offer, but buying there also brings you $ 10 in Kohl's cash – basically free money to use it for a future purchase in the store.
Read our Echo Show 5 test.
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Fossil sports hit the market about a year ago and brought tons of features to the Wear OS watch for a reasonable $ 275. Specifications include NFC for Google Pay, GPS, 5-ATM water-resistance, a heart rate monitor and an altimeter. This pre-Black Friday sale lowers the sport (light blue only) to just $ 149, the best price we've seen so far.
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At this price, the Quantum M series is an absolute high flyer. It delivers superb image quality with deep blacks, accurate colors, and very good 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is phone friendly with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay control.
Walmart also offers a worthwhile offer for the 55-inch model, priced at $ 398.
Read our Vizio M Class TV test.
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Speaking of sweet TV deals, Best Buy is now offering the top rated TCL 55R615 for an all-time low of $ 400. It is not an official Black Friday deal and will expire late on Sunday, October 27, but you can get it as soon as BF approaches.
This is the model for 2018; There is a newer one, but do not let that dissuade you. In his TCL 55R615 test, CNET TV guru David Katzmaier described that the 6 Series still offers "the best picture quality for the money". The TV supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range sources. The picture quality is comparable to that of televisions at twice the cost. And yes, it has Roku installed.
Read our TCL 6-Series 2018 test.
That's it for now, but try more often if we update this post due to new offers and availability. In the meantime, here you will find everything you need to know about this great shopping event.
When is the Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Friday, November 29th.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
It falls on the Monday after the Black Friday – in this case on Monday, December 2.
When does the Black Friday sale actually begin?
It varies from shop to shop, but is expected to start many sales well before Thanksgiving. In fact, in some stores, "Black November" sales are recorded throughout the month, while in other stores, Black Friday events begin prematurely. We will post all details as we receive them.
Why is it called "Black Friday"?
This is a borderline urban legend material. Some claim that Black Friday began in the early 1950s when stores started the Christmas shopping season with big sales. In fact, so big that the annual profits in the stores often fall into "black numbers" (which no longer means "red numbers," which stands for the loss of money) when all revenue has been counted. Or: So big that the traffic gets so angry, called the policeman the day "Black Friday".
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How to Find Leaked Black Friday Ads
Over the past few years, a number of Black Friday sites have committed to publicizing leaked newspaper headlines in the days and weeks ahead of big Thanksgiving sales. These still exist, but many of the big stores have decided to "publish" the ads on their own websites to reveal the content of deals for bargain hunters who like to plan ahead.
Last year some stores shared these ads in late October, and there is no reason to believe that this year will be any different. As always, we'll be watching Black Friday ads and sharing them as soon as we find them. So bookmark this post and check CNET for all relevant ad information.
Where can I find bargains in the meantime?
Glad you asked! Here are some resources for bookmarking CNET deals:
- The Cheapskate, a daily curated, sometimes exclusive collection of the best deals on the internet by Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida (that's me) and CNETs growing team of bargain hunters.  CNET Deals, a categorical listing of all individual transactions we can make.
Tamara Palmer has contributed to this story.
Originally published last year. Updated regularly with new information.