As in previous years, Black Friday began early in 2020—no one’s waiting until the day after Thanksgiving to kick off sales. Amazon got the ball rolling in October this year, and other retailers like Walmart will offer staggered waves of deals throughout November.
We’ve started listing the best deals below—keep an eye peeled for further updates as the days tick by.
Best early Black Friday tech deals
While shopping this year, here are several things to keep in mind:
- Deals can expire before their slated end time if quantities run out, so don’t wait too long if something appeals to you. If no time is given, assume a 24- to 48-hour window at maximum.
- To qualify for Amazon’s Prime deals (and earlier access to some of the retailer’s limited-time Lightning deals), you can sign up for a 30-day Prime membership if you haven’t already done so in the past.
- Newegg has a new policy for Black Friday 2020: Select items qualify for an automatic refund if the price drops further between now and the end of the month.
- Some retailers offer free 2-day shipping through ShopRunner, which many credit cards offer as a free perk. You can also sign up for a 1-year trial through PayPal.
- Using PayPal for online purchases? Sign up for the company’s free return program, which foots the bill for return shipping on up to 12 purchases.
- Holiday return windows have just expanded (many run into early January), so you can buy now and repent at leisure, assuming you can float the cash.
Last updated: November 20 at 2:27pm.
TVs, soundbars, and media streamers
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on TVs, soundbars, media streamers, and more.
- Hisense 43-inch H65 Series 4K TV, $229.99 on Walmart (54% off)
- LG 55-inch NanoCell 81 Series 4K TV, $499.99 at Target (29% off)
- LG 65-inch BX OLED 4K TV, $1796.99 on Amazon (22% off)
- Samsung 50-inch Q60T 4K TV, $497.99 on Amazon (23% off)
- Samsung 75-inch Q70T 4K TV, $1497.99 on Amazon (32% off)
- Sony 55-inch X750H 4K TV, $519.99 on Amazon (35% off)
- Sony 85-inch X900H 4K TV, $1969.99 at Best Buy (30% off)
- Polk Audio MagniFi Mini 2.1-channel soundbar, $249 on Amazon (27% off)Samsung HW-T650 3.1-channel soundbar with DTS Virtual:X, $207.99 on Amazon (48% off)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, $17.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $29.99 on Amazon (40% off)
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on iPads, AirPods, Watches, MacBooks, and more.
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on laptops.
- Acer Swift 3 SF314-55, $599 from Dell (40% off)
- Inspiron 17 3000, $669 from Dell (24% off)
- Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop,$1,349.99 from Dell (25% off)
- Acer Nitro 5 AN515-55-53AG, $749 from Newegg (20% off)
- Surface Pro 7 (Black Core i3/4GB RAM/128GB SSD) + Pro Type Cover bundle, $549.99 from Microsoft (27% off)
- Acer Swift 3 SF314-55, $599 from Microsoft (40% off)
- LG Ultra PC 17, $1,199.99 from Best Buy (20% off)
- Gateway 14.1-inch Ultra Slim Notebook, $449 from Walmart (36% off)
PC components, monitors, and networking gear
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on PC components, monitors, and networking gear.
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on smart lights, security cams, and other smart home gear.
- Enbrighten Wi-Fi Plug-in Outdoor Smart Switch, $24.98 at Lowe’s (29% off)
- Eufy Lumos White Dimmable Smart Bulb 2-Pack, $19.79 on Amazon (40% off after coupon)
- Eufy Smart Switch, $17.99 on Amazon (40% off after coupon)
- Arlo Pro 2 1-Camera System, $109.99 on Newegg (39% off)
- Arlo Pro 3 2-Camera Indoor/Outdoor 2K Security Camera System, $299.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Arlo Video Doorbell, $99.99 on Amazon (33% off)
- Kasa Spot Wireless Security Camera System, $129.99 on Amazon (28% off)
- Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd gen), $149.99 on Amazon (40% off)
- Ecovacs Deebot 711S Robot Vacuum, $169 at Walmart (69% off)
- Roborock S5 Max Robot Vacuum & Mop Cleaner, $439 at Amazon (27% off with $110 coupon applied at checkout)
- Bissell SpinWave Hard Floor Expert Wet and Dry Robot Vacuum, $249.99 on Amazon (38% off)
- Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug, $19.99 on Amazon (20% off)
- Kasa Smart Plug, $14.99 on Amazon (25% off)
- Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Door Opener, $24.98 on Amazon (38% off)
Smartphones & mobile
Cables, chargers, power banks
See our complete list of the best Black Friday deals on power banks, power stations, wireless chargers and cables.