Let's face it: Black Friday has already begun. The calendar may not read November 29th, but lots of stores have announced or launched their Black Friday sale. Yes, launched:and Walmart issued his a few weeks ago. So, yes – Black Friday Madness is upon us.
Do not worry! We already follow all Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) deals between now and early December. And to make life easier, we choose the very best things ̵
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.
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.
This head-to-head automaton brings 12 classic arcade games into 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 smart speaker with the 5.5-inch display is a great companion to the bed, but could also pose a burden on the kitchen for recipe videos and video calls. Interestingly, Kohl's currently has the Echo Show 5 for sale price, but buying there also brings you $ 10 in Kohl's cash – basically free cash to use it for a future purchase in a 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 watchmaking world 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.
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, 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 would growl, police called the day "Black Friday".
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How to Find Leaked Black Friday Ads
In recent years, a number of Black Friday sites have committed to publishing leaked newspaper headlines 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.