The majority of Black Friday deals will launch the day after Thanksgiving (November 26th) in the US as usual, but the pandemic has shaken things up in yet another way. The best deals will be happening online, with fewer in-person sales for the sake of safety. Better yet, some of those great deals are already available, so you can get started on your holiday gift (or personal) shopping. With this post, we’re rounding up the best early Black Friday deals from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Adorama, B&H Photo, Newegg, and anywhere else we find deals you should know about.
Best Buy is currently running its My Best Buy Early Access sale, where several of its products across various categories are discounted, some of which you’ll find below. You will need to sign up for a free My Best Buy account (and be logged in to it website) for the sales prices to appear.
I love seeing this $72 off deal on Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones (pictured above). It’s happening again at Amazon and Best Buy, matching the lowest price we’ve seen yet. This model of headphones released for $350 in August, improving on the excellent audio quality, sound-dampening noise cancellation, and long battery life of the XM3 from 2018. This newer model doesn’t bring revolutionary changes in either category, but adding multipoint Bluetooth connectivity and auto-pausing sensors makes the XM4 worth seeking out.
Watch Dogs: Legion, the latest installment in Ubisoft’s hack-anything, open-world game, is down to $30 — a 50 percent price cut. It released in late October, so this is a staggering drop in price for such a new game. What makes this deal even better is that each version will net you an upgrade to the Xbox Series X/S or PS5 copies for free. Even if you don’t have much interest in the game, it’s an affordable way to check out what impressive ray tracing graphics look like on the new console hardware.
The Apple Watch SE was already the most affordable Watch that Apple made at $279, but it’s even cheaper at Amazon, Walmart, and Target. You can score the 40mm GPS version for $230 or the larger 44mm Watch for $260 at Amazon or Walmart. Each size looks similar to the more expensive Series 6 but lacks the always-on display and a few other features. The Apple Watch SE aligns more with the Series 5 in terms of specs, but at $230, it’s a fantastic value. Here’s an in-depth post on how the SE differs from other recent Apple Watch models.
The eighth-generation iPad is the latest of Apple’s most affordable tablet, and it’s $50 off at Best Buy. Normally $330, it’s $280. The design is the same as the previous generation, but the one big upgrade is its leap in processing power, jumping from the A10 (used first in the iPhone 7) to the A12 Bionic (the same CPU used in the 2019 versions of the iPad mini and iPad Air). Simply put, it’s a fast, affordable tablet.