The calendar says that Nov. 27 is Black Friday, but we’ve seen solid deals since October 14 (when this year’s late Prime Day started). And now, the biggest retailers have staked out the dates for when their “real” Black Friday sales start: Sunday, Nov. 22 for Best Buy, Wednesday, Nov. 25 for Walmart and Friday, Nov. 20 for Amazon. That’s the date that Amazon will begin letting its Black Friday deals fly (at least on Alexa voice devices), with some solid deals on Amazon devices. Some highlights of what’s coming:
- Ring Video Doorbell 3 and an Echo Show 5: $150
- Kindle: $60
- New Echo Dot: $29
- New Echo Dot with Clock: $39
- Fire HD 10 tablet: $80
- Echo Show 5 and Blink Mini camera: $50
- Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $30
Looking for a deeper dive on those? Check out our roundup of upcoming Alexa and Echo Black Friday deals. We’ll have all the best deals linked up and ready for your perusal by this Friday, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out what’s happening at other stores:
- Black Friday Walmart deals available now
- Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale (starts Nov. 22)
- Newegg’s early Black Friday sale
- Home Depot’s early sale
- The Target Black Friday sale
But here’s what you can get from Amazon right now. As always, these deals are available at the time of this writing, but may expire or sell out.
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Though it’s matched at (and sold by) Best Buy, you can score this $100 smart TV from Amazon if you prefer. Powered by Amazon’s Fire TV UI — not our favorite, but still solid at slinging all your favorite services — it includes a voice-controlled remote with built-in Alexa smarts. The screen resolution tops out at 720p, but that’s totally fine for this size.
Want to score some great tips for Black Friday shopping? Look no further than this episode of the Cheapskate Show podcast:
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