The Best Black Friday Deals of 2020

The annual onslaught of deals won't be hamstrung by a pandemic

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The day itself may have technically passed but some of the best Black Friday deals are still happening right now. Black Friday has become a full season unto itself and will continue through Cyber Monday and all of next week as retailers go wild trying to one-up each other with deep discounts, lightning sales, and virtual doorbusters.

We'll be continually updating our curated list of the best Black Friday deals with all the best from Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and more. Read on for our editors' picks of the best sales on tech and electronics from all the major retailers and manufacturers.

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Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart Speaker and Amazon Smart Plug

Normally $75, now $34

Kick start your smart home with this bundle from Amazon, featuring their excellent (and adorable) 4th Gen Echo Dot bundled with a smart plug. Take control of any device, appliance, or light fixture you plug in through the power of your voice and Amazon's always improving Alexa digital assistant.

Kindle Paperwhite

Normally $130, now $85

Amongst the deals on Amazon devices this Black Friday is this winner on the light, waterproof, completely glare-free Kindle Paperwhite, at a very respectable $45 off list.

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Normally $180, now $120

JBL is a powerhouse in the audio gear market, and the Charge 4 is a great example of how they earned their stripes. It delivers killer sound, has a long-lasting battery, can hook up to two smart devices simultaneously and, best of all, is currently $60 off on Amazon.

Apple AirPods with Charging Case

Normally $159, now $110

Save even more than on the AirPods Pro with the vanilla option, which includes a charging case, now for just $110.

Amazon Echo Show 8 Smart Hub

Normally $130, now $65

Amazon is circling back to some of the hottest deals it offered during Prime Day, and the Echo Show 8 is once again half off. It's a pretty spectacular deal on a powerful, versatile smart display, and if you're not obsessed with getting the latest gen of Amazon products, the Show 8 for $65 is currently one of the best deals in the product stack.

Sony WF-1000XM3/B Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Normally $230, now $168

Sony's wireless earbuds are indisputably some of the best in the biz, and at this price they'll go quickly, so grab 'em while they're hot.

Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker

Google Nest Mini
Courtesy of Walmart 

Normally $49, now $19

Google's most adorable little smart hub, the Nest Mini, is currently on sale at Walmart for less than $20. It's a low-stakes, easy way to hook your smart home/cluster of smart devices to Google's always growing ecosystem of hardware, software, and services.

Fire TV Stick Lite and Alexa Voice Remote Lite

Normally $30, now $18

Want to add smarts to an older TV? Or access a ton of streaming options on virtually any device with an HDMI or USB port? The Fire TV Stick Lite is a great, affordable solution, especially now that it's less than $20.

The Last of Us Part II

Last of Us 2
Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $60, now $30

Say goodbye to the last generation of consoles with one of the best games of the last decade. The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic opus about the lengths we'll go to when we're desperate to survive, or to avenge the ones we love. It's one of the most powerful stories ever told in the medium and now half off over at Walmart.

Samsung 32-inch 4K QLED TV

Normally $500, now $398

If you're looking to get into Samsung's much-vaunted, crystal clear QLED display technology, you're unlikely to find a friendlier price than this deal on their popular 32-inch model.

LG 86-inch 4K TV Bundle

LG 4K TV
 Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $2,490, now $1,897

'Tis the season for upgrading the size of your TV, so why not go hard with this massive LG? At a ridiculous 86-inches, it's truly in the home theater range for 4K panels, and is loaded with all the bells and whistles (HDR, Smart features, etc.). This package even includes a ton of extras, like a wall mount and surge protector.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Galaxy Buds Live
Courtesy of Samsung

Normally $170, now $120

Samsung's gorgeous BTS-branded earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Live, are at a deep discount for Black Friday and blowing up social platforms (largely in part to some aggressive/genius marketing from Samsung). Get them before they inevitably sell out and scalpers jack the price up 300%. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition are also massively marked down right now, from $200 all the way down to $110.

Fire HD 10 Tablet

Normally $150, now $80

Amazon's latest Fire HD 10 tablet is a versatile, powerful little device, with an octa-core processor and a sharp 1080p FHD screen, now heavily discounted during Amazon's Black Friday push.

Electronic Arts Video Games

Madden NFL 16 screen
Madden NFL 16 screen. EA

Save up to 50%

EA, makers of wildly popular sports titles like Madden and FIFA and action games like Jedi: Fallen Order, are taking up to half off some of their most popular titles over on Amazon.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones.

Normally $299, now $199

Best Buy currently has Bose's excellent QuietComfort 35 II headphones on sale at a deep $100 discount, a fantastic price on one of the best pairs of noise-canceling cans currently on the market. In his review, Don called the 35 II "one of the best and most comfortable pairs of noise-canceling headphones you can buy," praising their sound quality and lengthy battery life.

Samsung QLED Smart TVs

Samsung Q8C Series Curved Screen QLED 4K Ultra HD TV
Samsung Q8C Series Curved Screen QLED 4K Ultra HD TV. Image provided by Samsung

Save up to 25%

Samsung's celebrating Black Friday by taking 25% off some of its flagship TVs, packing industry-leading QLED display technology.

Hisense 43-inch 4K Smart TV

Hisense 43H657
Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $500, now $240

Hisense has their panels on sale at a number of retailers to grab some of the early Black Friday deals traffic, and this deal on their 43-inch offering is the best of the bunch. More than 50% off, it's a gorgeous LED panel with all the fixings: HDR, voice remote, Bluetooth audio connectivity, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

Samsung Galaxy Watch
Courtesy of Walmart 

Normally $279, now $189

The Galaxy Watch is the perfect hybrid of a beautiful, analog style wristwatch and a powerful, Bluetooth enabled smartwatch, for those that want modern conveniences but don't want to just wear a tiny display on their wrists. In his review, Andrew called the Galaxy Watch one of the best smartwatched available for Android users, and it's currently a huge $90 off.

LG 70-inch 4K TV

LG UN7070
Courtesy of Best Buy

Normally $600, now $550

We're already seeing some wild prices on giant 4K TVs this holiday season, and this deal on LG's gorgeous UN7070 is one of the best. A 70-inch 4K panel with HDR and tons of smart features for $550, this is the kind of deal we only dreamt of just a few short years ago.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
Courtesy of Samsung

Normally $1,300, now $550

Samsung's deep in the top Black Friday deals game, and is knocking a ridiculous $750 off the shiny new Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G with qualified trade-ins. The Note20 is of the most powerful, most versatile, and most attractive Android phones every released, and irresistible at this price if you're looking to upgrade.

Canon Cameras and Accessories

Canon EOS 5DS Digital Still Camera
Canon

Save up to 34%

Canon makes undeniably some of the best high-end cameras on the market, and shaving more than a 1/3 off the price puts them in striking distance even for amateurs.

iPhone 12 Pro Max Smartphone

iPhone 12 Pro Max
Courtesy of AT&T

Save up to $700

AT&T's got Apple's hottest new phone at a discount of up to $700 during one it's (many) early Black Friday promotions. To get the full amount off, you'll need to add a line or upgrade an existing one, sign up for unlimited wireless, and trade in an eligible phone, though the trade-in only needs to be worth $95 to qualify for the $700 off the 12 Pro Max.

Fitbit Charge 4 Activity Tracker

Fitbit Charge 4
Courtesy of Best Buy

Normally $150, now $100

Fitbit is the market leader in the fitness tracker space, and the Charge 4 is one of their best, most fully-featured gadgets. It earned the top spot on our roundup of the best fitness trackers for its durability and versatility. It'll track your steps, calculate your distance traveled, monitor your heart rate, and a ton of other stuff, and is currently $50 off in Best Buy's Black Friday deals slate.

SAMSUNG 65-inch 8K QLED TV

Samsung QN65Q800T
 Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $3,500, now $2,298

If you're looking to be an early adopter of 8K, Black Friday is the best time of year to jump onboard. Samsung's got their 8K QLED flagship on sale at Walmart right now at a massive $1,202 off sticker, finally bringing 8K adoption into a (fairly) reasonable price range.

Amazon Echo Buds

Normally $130, now $80

Great fit, powerful, accurate sound, and integrated Alexa functionality—the Echo Buds rival the best wireless earbuds on the market. Shaving $50 off the sticker price means they're some of the cheapest high end 'buds available, too, all the way down to $80 in this early Black Friday sale.

ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 Laptop

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme
Courtesy of Lenovo

Normaly $2,689, now $1,479

Lenovo's early Black Friday doorbusters are pretty amazing: shave $1,210 off the third generation X1 Extreme, taking it all the way down to $1,479 before tax. That's a pretty great price for a gorgeous touchscreen notepad. Make sure you enter the promo code THINKBFSALE at checkout.

OnePlus 8 Smartphone

OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 Pro AMOLED screen is beautiful and largely unblemished, though you can clearly see the 16 MP front-facing camera hole. I think I like that it's placed in the corner and not the top-center of the screen. Lifewire / Lance Ulanoff 

Normally $699, now $599

OnePlus has steadily been establishing itself as a viable alternative to the power players in the Android smartphone space. $100 off their flagships (both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are currently discounted) makes their already inexpensive phones an even more appealing buy.

Apple AirPods Pro Earbuds

AirPods Pro in case
The new AirPods Pros look different and the case is redesigned, too.  Lifewire / Lance Ulanoff

Normally $219, now $169

Apple's Pro version of their AirPod earbuds are some of the best available, with active noise cancellation that actually works and fantastic sound quality. Saving a massive $50 is icing on an already scrumptious Cupertino-baked cake.

Dell 23-inch FHD Monitor

Normally $120, now $103

If you need a monitor to expand your home office (or a second monitor to double your productivity, because that's definitely how it works), Amazon's got this great little number from Dell on sale right around the "just throw it in your cart" threshold.

TCL 10 Pro Smartphone

TCL 10 Pro
Courtesy of Amazon 

Normally $450, now $288

TCL's Pro 10 flagship smartphone is on sale at a bunch of retailers for Black Friday, but the best deal is over at Best Buy, which has it for a massive $163 off. If you want a powerful phone with a great camera and crisp AMOLED screen, but don't want to pay Samsung/Apple prices, the TCL 10 Pro is a great Android alternative.

Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch

Normally $399, now $379

Apple's latest and greatest rarely goes on sale, particularly in their absurdly popular Watch line, so this discount on the brand new Series 6 is a rarity indeed. The Series 6 is a technological marvel, with all the standard features like GPS and the ability to take calls and texts, but with shiny new additions like a blood oxygen monitor and an ultrabright Retina display for perfect visibility even in direct sunlight.

Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro Laptop

13.3-inch Macbook Pro
 Courtesy of B&H Photo

Normally $1,499, now $1,349

Another very tempting Apple sale is happening now at B&H, which is trimming $150 of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It's a mighty little laptop with a gorgeous 2560x1600 IPS Retina Display and a tremendous gift for the Mac fanatic in your life.

TREBLAB HD77 Bluetooth Speaker

Normally $100, now $59

TREBLAB's an up-and-comer in the wireless audio market, and they've got a bevy of goodies on sale this Black Friday. This Bluetooth Speaker is currently a cool $41 off, rated at IPX6 Waterproof (meaning it's protected against up to powerful jets of water), supports connecting two speakers at once, and promises powerful bass and big volume by way of its 25W speaker and double woofers.

SAMSUNG 2-channel Soundbar with Built-in Woofer

Samsung Soundbar
Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $120, now $78

Home theatres are more popular than ever right now, and if you need a single integrated audio solution, this Samsung soundbar is a great start. The built-in woofer means it delivers awesome bass alongside the crisp high end, and it's currently available at a very solid discount.

Best Choice Products Air Fryer

Best Choice Products Air Fryer
Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $255, now $140

Kitchen gear tends to be a big feature in most Black Friday deals, and Walmart is capitalizing by knocking $120 off this massive 16-quart air fryer from Best Choice Products. And has a ton of different preset cooking options, and the capacity to cook an entire turkey, perfect for your Thanksgiving prep.

iBuyPower Gaming PC

iBuyPower SMRIIBG201
Courtesy of iBuyPower 

Normally $919, now $749

Gaming always hits a fever pitch around the holidays, with many of the biggest games of the year (and new hardware) launching in this window. Grab this iBuyPower gaming rig for $170 off right now and be ready for 2020's biggest releases, and to crush them at high resolutions and frame rates with a 10th Gen CPU from Intel and one of Nvidia's 16-series GTX cards.

Instant Pot DUO60 Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot DUO60
Courtesy of Walmart 

Normally $100, now $79

Kitchen tech is always huge during the Black Friday deals season, because of how giftable it is (and how, you know, everyone on the planet needs to eat). This deal on the Instant Pot DUO60 is a standout, trimming $20 off the MSRP, a steal on a great multiuse cooker that can do everything from cook rice to make yogurt.

Linksys Dual-Band Gigabit Router

Linksys EA8100
Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $149, now $79

The holiday season is the most important time to have blindingly fast internet, with all the gaming and streaming TV and internet videos people rabidly consume during their time off. Ensure you're ready to move all that data with this excellent gigabit router from Linksys, specifically designed to handle high-bandwidth loads and multiple devices.

Roku Ultra LT Streaming Media Player

Roku Ultra LT
 Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $79, now $59

Walmart's shaving $20 off the price of the Roku Ultra LT during it's first phase of early Black Friday deals. It's a powerful, versatile 4K streaming machine loaded with extras, one of the best and easiest ways to a bevy of awesome streaming options to any TV (and strong incentive to cut the cable cord for good and save yourself some cash).

HP Envy X360 2-in-1 Laptop

HP Envy X360
 Courtesy of Walmart

Normally $799, now $649

Walmart's currently running a tasty deal on the HP Envy 2-in-1 touchscreen X360 laptop (that doubles as a tablet). It's an all AMD machine with a Ryzen 5 4500U paired with a Radeon GPU, and a bargain at $150 off.

Western Digital 6TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive

Normally $125, now $100

If you're looking for a massive backup drive with USB 3.0 for your desktop or laptop, this WD deal is a steal.

Roborock E4 Robot Vacuum

Normally $300, now $270

For a limited time, Amazon has Roborock's powerful, AI powered E4 robot vacuum cleaner on sale for $30 off the sticker price. It's a great way to get one step closer to the singularity without blowing your retirement savings.

Samsung 970 EVO 500TB SSD

Samsung 970 EVO
 Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $100, now $60

If you've been waiting to upgrade to a super-fast SSD drive for PC storage, now's the time; the 970 EVO is still one of the best, and hard to resist at this discount. Maybe you've heard all the talk about SSDs in the next generation of consoles— get ahead of the curve of next-gen gaming with one of the faster SSDs you can buy, at a very reasonable price.

Free Dishwasher with Stove and Refrigerator

Beko Deal
 Courtesy of Appliances Connection

Save up to $899

Over at Appliances Central, Beko has a pretty amazing deal for anyone looking to do a significant kitchen makeover around Black Friday. Grab one of their attractive French door refrigerators and a Beko stove, and they'll throw in a dishwasher worth up to $899 for free.

When is Black Friday 2020?

Black Friday was officially November 27th this year, with Cyber Monday hot on its heels on November 30th. As our explainer on the history of Black Friday describes, the term originated in Philadelphia, where police coined it to refer to the resulting chaos from throngs of fans crowding into the city on the day after Thanksgiving, ahead of the annual Army-Navy football showdown.

Tons of retailers are going hard competing for the best Black Friday deals title this year. Walmart had launched the biggest and final phase of its Black Friday deals bonanza, which will continue through the weekend and into Cyber Monday. Jump over to their Black Friday deals page right now to find some genuinely amazing bargains on everything from kitchen appliances to tablets, phones, laptops, and more. The huge, final sale kicks off tonight at 7PM, so point your browser over to their landing page if you want to snag some of their best deals of the year.

What to expect on Black Friday 2020

Of course, these are just the tip of the best Black Friday deals iceberg. We'll continue to see retailers unveiling their plans throughout the last quarter of the year, as Black Friday sales transition to holiday sales.

Hot bonus tip for shopping Black Friday sales this year: a lot of retailers will offer one-time promotional discounts if you sign up for their newsletter or for a trial of their premium membership. Combine these one-offs with the sale prices of Black Friday items for some absolutely mind-blowing prices, and you're then free to unsubscribe or cancel your membership before the first billing cycle. Free money!

Retailers' Black Friday plans

Walmart has led the charge this year, announcing some of the best Black Friday deals we've seen thus far as part of their multistage plan. The biggest of four events will continue through Cyber Week, and they've got a Black Friday landing page set up with all the details (with previews of some of the deals). The final round of deals features a ton of tech and electronics, from tablets, TVs, phones, to kitchen appliances and smart home gear.

Amazon's doubling up with events this year, one for Black Friday proper and a separate event they're calling Holiday Dash. Capitalizing on their Prime Day success, they've got a ton of times on sale both in daily and lightning deals, mixed with some longer-term sales that will carry on through the holidays.

Naturally, Best Buy wasn't going to be left behind in the early Black Friday arms race. They've got their own landing page for deals and are plugging their membership program particularly hard this year.

Gamestop has also recently announced their Black Friday plans, which include extended store hours, sales on recent blockbusters like The Last of Us II and Marvel's Avengers, and some Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals including up to 50% off games and an original Switch bundle that includes three-months of Nintendo Online and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for free.

Lenovo has also launched a ton of doorbusters, with big price cuts on some of their most popular laptops, and an assortment of other hot electronic gear.

Lowe's is forgoing a traditional Black Friday sale and is instead offering "daily deals and cyber steals." The promotion has already kicked off and is set to run through at least December 2nd.

Home Depot kicked off their Black Friday blitz starting on November 6th, with a holiday sales page that promises to include deals on some of their most popular items. Their Black Friday circular features price cuts on everything from artificial Christmas trees to massive toolsets, amongst tons of other holiday-targeted discounts.

Appliances Connection is getting ahead of the curve with some hefty pre-Black Friday deals on Viking, Maytag, and Bertazzoni appliances, as well as a ton of other stuff, including some great smart home tech.

Costco also kicked off a raft of holiday savings on November 5th, including discounts on electronics, toys, furniture, and a ton of other stuff.

In the meantime...

Take a break from the blitz of deals to browse our expertly researched roundups of some of the best tech on the planet (some of which will probably also feature in holiday sales).

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Best Smartphones

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Best Wireless Routers

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