Black Friday arrives on November 29th. Wait, that can not be right, not with so many early Black Friday sales going on and almost all the major Black Friday ads leaked out? For example,and . In the meantime, (along with some early douars), while and this weekend will carry out a two-day preview sale. 9. November.
You do not have to keep track of all this. We do it for you. We are following closely all business on Black Friday (and, while we're at it, on Cyber Monday) between now and early December. And to make life easier, we pull the wheat from the chaff and focus on the things we think are really good groceries. Below are our preliminary tips, followed by some general information about Black Friday.
Instant Pot, Instant Schmot. This 6-quart model of Best Buy's house brand does exactly the same and you just can not be cheaper than $ 30. User ratings tell the important story: The cooker received a 4.7-star average rating from over 1,900 buyers.
If you are not convinced that this is a must-have for kitchen appliances (believe me, it is), here are five reasons why you need an instant pot – and some great recipes to get started.
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The Apple HomePod is facing increasing competition in the smart-speaker market, starting with the new, similar Echo Studio from Amazon. But remember, the HomePod started at $ 349. This is your chance to get it for considerably less. If you want a wonderful sound and already live in Apple's ecosystem, look no further.
Read our Apple HomePod review.
Yes! The iPad 9.7 of the previous generation remained stuck for a good part of the year 2019 at this price – until the newer 10.2 model for 329 US dollars came on the market. Although the 128GB model is routinely offered for $ 299, this is the first drop we have seen so far for the 32GB version. That's not a ton of space, but for many users it's enough.
This one-day price expired yesterday, November 7th, but I guarantee that we will see similar offers in the coming weeks. We already know that it definitely comes to Target for Black Friday.
Read our iPad 10.2 review.
This is the lowest price ever for the kid-friendly Amazon tablet, which includes a heavy-duty case (with stand) and a two-year worry-free warranty. You'll also receive Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for one year, worth $ 36. The tablet is available in three body colors: Blue, Pink and Purple.
You can also purchase the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $ 90, which is $ 40 less than the regular price. It's a bit faster and a bit bigger, but otherwise it's almost the same for your kids.
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Fossil sports hit the market barely 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.
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.
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When Lenovo unveiled the IdeaPad 330 last year, it launched at $ 500. Now you can get a nice midrange configuration – with a quad-core AMD processor, a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM – for under $ 350. Equipped with a nice 15.6-inch display, the 330s has thinner bezels and an aluminum lid. This is a good deal on a solid entry level laptop. (Note, however, that this was $ 329 previously, so look for another sale if you're not in a hurry.)
Read our Lenovo IdeaPad 330s preview.
A 65-inch television for $ 380? Seems like that was just yesterday a bargain for a 55-inch model. It is, of course, an entry-level model with no intelligence built into it. You must have BYO Fire TV or Roku Streamer. Luckily, it has four HDMI inputs so there's enough room for all the devices you might want to connect.
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).
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.
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?
He varies from shop to shop, but is expected many sales that start well before Thanksgiving. In fact, some stores are seeing "Black November" sales throughout the month, while others will prematurely start their Black Friday events. 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".
Learn more and get the information on Cyber Monday in
How to Find Leaked Black Friday Ads
Over the past few years, a number of Black Friday sites have committed to publishing leaked newsletters in the days and weeks ahead of the 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.