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Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals: Shop sales on Fire tablets, Echo Spot, and more for Cyber Week

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Start saving now on Amazon devices before Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here.
Start saving now on Amazon devices before Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here.

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With Black Friday only a week away, Amazon isn’t waiting for the shopping holiday to officially begin. The online retailer is throwing caution to the wind and announcing deals really early, so you can save on great products for the holidays. 

We’ve rounded up the best deals we’re loving right now on Amazon, and are even giving you a sneak peek at what’s going to be on sale before the deals are actually live. So all you have to do is skim through this roundup and pick the products that would make the perfect gift for your friends and family — or for yourself because you totally deserve it. (Hot tip: Add what you’re coveting to your shopping cart now, then once the deals go live just check out!)

SEE ALSO: Shopping tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Amazon officially kicks off its Black Friday sale on Friday, Nov. 16, when even more products from great brands like Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, Fisher-Price, Mattel, and more go on sale for the holiday season. There are even deals on Amazon’s devices for video streaming and home security. 

In fact, the retail giant also has deals on turkeys for Thanksgiving from Whole Foods. Now that’s what we call synergy! 

And keep checking back on this post, as we’ll be updating it with new deals from Amazon as they become available.

Here are the best deals for Black Friday and beyond — so far:

Best Black Friday deals right now

Amazon devices on sale now

4K TVs


Smart home

Home products

Toys on sale


Deals starting on Friday, Nov. 16

Amazon devices on sale

Electronics and accessories

Toys for boys and girls

Fashion and accessories

Household and home furnishings

Smart home products

Gaming and accessories

Audible, music, and e-books

  • For a limited time, save 53% on an Audible membership for three months at $6.95 a month

  • For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get three months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99 and enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs and hands-free listening with Alexa

  • Save up to 80% on select Kindle best-selling books

  • Get three months of Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 – Enjoy unlimited access to over one million books, popular magazines and thousands of books with Audible narration. Offer valid for new subscribers only

Pets and more

Sports and outdoors


Whole Foods Market

  • Through Nov. 22, customers will be able to purchase select organic ($3.49/lb) and no antibiotic ($2.49/lb) turkeys, and Prime members will save even more on turkeys ($2.99/lb organic/$1.99/lb no antibiotic). Customers can reserve their turkeys in advance at Prime members who place their orders in advance online will be eligible for the lower prices on turkeys.

  • Through Nov. 22, customers who are not yet Prime members can receive $20 off their next Whole Foods Market in-store purchase of $20 or more when they sign up for Prime at New members can try Prime free for 30 days, full promotion details are at

Deals starting on Sunday, Nov. 18

Amazon devices on sale

Deals starting on Wednesday, Nov. 21

Amazon devices on sale

Deals starting on Thursday, Nov. 22

Amazon devices on sale

Deals starting on Friday, Nov. 23

Keep checking back, as there are sure to be way more deals launching on Black Friday.

Black Friday 4K TV sales start now: Get the cheapest OLEDs from Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more

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These are the 4K TVs that will be on sale for Black Friday 2018.
These are the 4K TVs that will be on sale for Black Friday 2018.

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Shopping in the UK? Check out the Black Friday TV deals we’ve found just for you.

If you’re shopping for a new 4K TV on Black Friday this year, you’re in luck.

With Black Friday quickly approaching (it’s on Nov. 23 this year), there’s going to be a mad race to find the best TV deals from across the internet, with people feverishly refreshing their web browsers during Thanksgiving dinner just to find something great at a low price. 

SEE ALSO: Full coverage of Black Friday 2018 sales

While a lot of TV deals have yet to be officially released, we’ve been sorting through all the Black Friday ads to determine what will be on sale and have assembled what we’ve learned.

We’ve rounded up the best deals on 4K smart TVs from top name brands like Sony, LG, Samsung, VIZIO, and more, and did all the hard work of visiting retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and even Target to find the best deals. Now all you have to do is comb through this list to find the perfect 4K TV for yourself or as a gift for friends and family.

Keep checking this post, too. It’s going to be updated with the best new deals as soon as they’re available on Black Friday. However, there are a lot of good deals that are live right now, so if you want to beat the rush, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the best deals on 4K TVs for Black Friday 2018:

Early Black Friday TV deals

That's not a window, it's a TV — and it's gorgeous.

That’s not a window, it’s a TV — and it’s gorgeous.

4K TV deals starting on Black Friday

Image: Toshiba

Image: Vizio

30 inches and up

40 inches and up

50 inches and up

60 inches and up

70 inches and up

The Dyson Ball vacuum is on sale for $230 off at Macy’s, dropping the price to just $199

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Who’s excited to host their entire extended family for the holidays?! 

Yeah, we get it. And apparently so does Macy’s, since they currently have the Dyson Big Ball Multi-Floor Pro Canister for a whopping $230 off its listing price of $429.99. 

The holiday season means lots of celebration, food, and time spent with family and friends. But for many of us, it also means turning the house upside down to make sure the whole damn place is spotless. Not to mention the after-party cleanup. Yikes.

SEE ALSO: These are the best Dyson vacuums (if you ask us)

The Big Ball Multi-Floor Pro Canister features a Carbon Fiber Turbine floor tool that’ll pick up fine dust and stiff nylon bristles for removing ground-in dirt. It also has two radical cyclones designed to remove dirt and allergens from your home (nothing quite dampens a party like your guests having to take a Claritin with their dinner.) Whether you have carpet, hardwood, or tile floors, you’re covered. 

The Big Ball Dyson‘s Articulating Wand will make reaching specific spots super easy, and even rotates in three directions for maximum control. Speaking of reaching spots: what’s more annoying than when you reach a little too far while vacuuming, causing your canister to topple over? We ain’t got time for that and Dyson knows it. Which is why this bad boy is designed to literally pick itself back up if it topples. What a gem. 

Normally priced at $429.99, it’s a pretty considerable (but worthwhile) investment. But right now you can get it on sale for only $199.99. Plus, it comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warrantee, so what have you got to lose? 

Because if you’re going to have to clean up after Uncle Ricky’s cookie crumbs for third time that day, you should at least have a vacuum that’s up to the task.

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Beat the Black Friday lines with these early deals from Best Buy: Samsung 4K TVs, iPhone with Sprint activation, and more

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Now through Nov. 17, Best Buy is running its "Beat the Rush" sale.
Now through Nov. 17, Best Buy is running its “Beat the Rush” sale.

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The bad news: Black Friday is still a week away.

The good news: Best Buy isn’t waiting for Black Friday to kick off their sales.

Live now through midnight on Saturday, Nov. 17, Best Buy is running its “Beat the Rush” sales ahead of Black Friday for anyone looking to avoid the in-person lines or the internet stampede. And Best Buy didn’t skimp out on the selection, with everything from TVs to smartphones and just about everything in between on sale this weekend.

SEE ALSO: Shop all Black Friday laptop deals right here

If you want to get a taste of what’s available, we’ve found a couple of stand-out deals to jump on while you can. Here are our top pics:

Save $100 on 43-inch and 55-inch Samsung NU6900 4K TVs

Image: Samsung

Image: Samsung

If you’re trying to grab a new 4K TV on sale ahead of Black Friday, there’s the 43-inch Samsung NU6900 4K smart TV for $277.99, down $102 from $379.99, or the 55-inch Samsung NU6900 4K Smart TV for $397.99, down $102 from $499.99. Going by brand alone, Samsung is one of the best names in the space. You’ll get some of the best colors of any TV brand on the market for bright, vibrant pictures. The beauty of these TVs in particular is that they strike a nice balance between performance and cost, so you don’t have to settle for a bargain brand. (Want an even cheaper TV? 

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For anyone trying to upgrade to the new iPhone XS, XS Max, or XR, Sprint is offering $150 off select plans with a new phone activation. According to Best Buy, “Savings are deducted off the full total price of the device and are reflected in reduced monthly payments over the life of the device.” Any opportunity to save on the iPhone is worth it, in our opinion.

It’s been a big year for Apple, and the new iPhones were definitely a good way to kick it off. The new models don’t waste time with silly face buttons, because who needs those? Instead, Apple leaned into the touchscreen that takes up almost the entire face of the phone. And between the sizes, colors, and storage space, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding the right one for you. (Read our review of the phones here.)

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Image: Dell

Do you need a new laptop for school or work? The Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop is currently $429.99, down $100 from the original price of $529.99. It offers reliable speeds with the 8GB of RAM and AMD Ryzen 5, ideal for the workplace or classroom. With 1TB of storage, you won’t have to worry about losing any of your work, either. The touchscreen is also a nice bonus, making it easy to interact with content on the screen.

Those are just a few of the deals available as part of this pre-Black Friday sale. There are also cameras, desktops, sound bars, and more to check out, just make sure to find what you need before midnight on Nov. 17.

Lenovo’s nicest 2-in-1, the Yoga 920, is $330 off as part of Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale

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When this bad boy is your sidekick, there's almost nothing you can't do.
When this bad boy is your sidekick, there’s almost nothing you can’t do.

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Convertible laptops are the most clutch devices to have. It’s the whole “finding one that doesn’t feel like it’s about to snap in half” thing that sucks.

The Lenovo Yoga 920 takes away that worry: Our top pick for the best 2-in-1 of 2018, this laptop is a to-die-for combo of strength and elegance that you don’t see often. The only downside of the 920  is that it’s pricey compared to other convertibles — but hey, high quality = high price. 

Except for today that is, because Best Buy is offering the 16 GB model for $330 off, dropping it down to just $1,319.99.

SEE ALSO: Best gifts for gamers: What to get for the gamer in your life

The grandaddy of the Yoga series, the Lenovo Yoga 920 has everything that people loved about its predecessor, the Yoga 910, and fixes nearly everything that people hated — like moving the webcam from near the hinges (awkward) back to the top bezel (normal). The regular price of the 8 GB model is $1,319.99, so you’re essentially getting double the memory for free. It even beats out the 16 GB’s sale price on Lenovo’s official website by over $200.

Though slightly heavier than competitors, the 920 doesn’t see an inch of clunkiness — it’s sleek, notably sturdy, and encased in metal with a fingerprint reader. The 13.9-inch screen sports the thin bezels that everyone covets, with a standard 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display that can switch to 4K for HD gaming or a movie theatre-like experience. (Did we mention it’s got a Dolby Atmos sound system as well?) To prevent smudging, the Lenovo Active Pen 2 is great for creative professionals or students — plus it’s just plain fun.

Inside, the specs are just as good: The Core i7-8550U runs at a stellar 1.8Ghz and is especially quick when it comes to Photoshop and other editing software — a feat only the MacBook Pro and a small handful of others can keep up with. Battery life is 10 to 15 hours depending on 4K use, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Normally $1,649.99, you can save $330 and get the 16 GB Lenovo Yoga 920 for $1,319.99. And that’s not the only thing on sale today: Best Buy is having a “Beat the Rush” early Black Friday sale through Nov. 17, giving you a chance to save on other laptops, headphones, TVs, and a ton more.