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Best Buy’sdeals are finally in full swing now that the big shopping day is here. There are some amazing discounts to be had, including — with no strings attached — for $250. That’s the best price we expect to see this year.
(Note that it’s currently a Black Friday special, along with many other Apple devices, so you can get it from Amazon and other sites for the same price.) Best Buy also has many great prices on other Apple gear including the , Beats headphones, the and more.
Otherwise, before you check out the top Best Buy deals, a few reminders:
- Some of these prices were temporarily available earlier in November at Best Buy before expiring, but now they’re back and should stay at this level until at least Cyber Monday (Dec. 2). Yes, it’s confusing — but you’re good to buy now if you see a price you like.
- Huge Black Friday price cuts on and bundles are now available at Best Buy and nearly all other major retailers. These are the best prices of the season, starting at $199 and $149, respectively — including games.
- , Best Buy is now adding free next-day delivery on “thousands of items” purchased on its website. And it’s also offering free standard shipping on everything else through Christmas Day, with no membership or minimum purchase required. Same-day delivery is also available for some online orders in dozens of US cities, too.
- To take advantage of some of Best Buy’s best sale prices, you need to be a member of the retailer’s My Best Buy rewards program, the basic tier of which is free.
With that firmly established, here are the best of the Best Buy early Black Friday sales we’re seeing now.
Best Buy Black Friday deals available now
We know that the Apple Watch Series 3 sold for between $129 and $159 at Walmart (and likely elsewhere) but seems to have risen back to normal levels already. But Best Buy continues to offer the all-time lowest prices on the Apple Watch Series 4. All four models are currently selling at some of their all-time lowest prices. It’s very similar to the newer Series 5 model except that it lacks the always-on watch face.
Best Buy has it for $250, no strings attached, but as of Thursday it’s hit that price in a few places, like Amazon.) The brand-new 10.2-inch iPad has a larger screen and more Pro-level features than its predecessor. This is hands-down the best iPad deal going.
Sure, they were down to $130 earlier — but $150 is still a dynamite price on a well-built pair of wireless headphones that sound good and are comfortable to wear. The battery life is best in class. Many of the color variations are already sold out though, so act fast.
Walmart has been selling these headphones for about $120 — a massive $80 discount off the $200 list price. Now, Best Buy takes it a step further by cutting the price to $90.
They’re back: Best Buy again has the JLabs JBuds Air on sale for $30. They normally retail for $50. JLabs makes a lot of true wireless earphones and this is its most affordable — and frankly, the only one I’d buy. It’s a decent set of true wireless earbuds that’s a relative bargain at $30.
We saw this deal last year but it’s still a good one: Sony’s micro Bluetooth speaker, the SRS-XB01, is on sale for $15 at Best Buy.
The M-Series Quantum delivers excellent picture quality, with deep black levels, accurate color and very good 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is phone-friendly, with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay control.
Walmart is selling this exact set for $100 more and the the 50-inch model for $418.16 — but that’s the M7 series, which doesn’t deliver quite the same level of picture quality as that M8. It’s still a great price, however.
We love the UE Boom 2 — a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays loud and sounds good. It’s stain-resistant, shock-resistant and fully waterproof. Battery life is a strong 15 hours, and it can be paired with a second UE speaker for stereo sound.
This entry-level configuration of the newest Surface Pro has really, really weak components — Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD — but you’re still getting the best Windows two-in-one tablet, with the Type Cover thrown in, for $599, it’s lowest price to date. Note that Best Buy also has a good deal going on a more robust configuration of the Surface Pro 6.
Best Buy has a decent price on the previous version of the Surface Pro. You get a robust configuration that includes an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Note that this deal does not include the Type Cover.
This Arlo Pro 2 kit consists of four outdoor-friendly wireless security cameras that can operate without the need to be plugged in to an AC outlet. The Arlo Smart cloud plan, which costs extra, will send you alerts when the cameras see a person (versus a car or your neighbor’s cat) — and maintain motion detection zones for added security.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy vacuum does its job without a filter — and maintains suction over the long haul because of it. It’s great with fine particles and bested the competition at deep cleaning. Our only beef is that it’s too pricey — and Best Buy has taken care of that. The price was previously as low as $300, but even at $400 you’re making a significant saving.
Best Buy has discounted the most deluxe 11-inch iPad Pro model by $50. You get 1TB of storage — and all of the other great iPad Pro features — for $1,300. Note that you don’t need to be a member of the retailer’s My Best Buy program to get this sale price, at least for the moment.
Best Buy has Bose’s SoundLink Revolve on sale for $120, which is the lowest price we’ve seen for it. This model is smaller than the SoundLink Revolve Plus, but it’s a good compact Bluetooth speaker.
Best Buy deals that have expired (but are likely to return)
The unique porcelain Ember Mug and saucer kit keeps coffee at the perfect temperature — technically, 130 degrees — for a little more than an hour. It doesn’t sound like much, but, trust me: It’s life-changing. It’s usually a tough sell, over-priced as it is. But Best Buy has the 10-ounce model for $50 and the 14-ounce version for $65 — today only. Buy buy buy!
We reviewed the similar Legion Y545 and appreciated its edgy design and great components for the price, andBest Buy has a nice deal on a superior configuration. This model features a 17.3-inch display, Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card and jumbo 1TB SSD. If you’re looking for something more entry-level, check out Walmart’s deal on the Y540.
We’ve long been fans of Lenovo’s flagship Yoga laptops — and the C940, which debuted in January, is one of a handful of Intel’s Project Athena devices designed to make it perform more like a phone. The C940 wakes instantly from sleep and has a fingerprint reader that works in a second and Wi-Fi that connects just as fast. This model features a 400-nit FHD-resolution and up to 17.5 hours of battery life.
The Gram 17 weighs less than most other smaller laptops. It also has an amazing battery life. In fact, its 12 hours of run time made it one of the the top 10 laptops with the longest battery lives we’ve ever tested. Normally, it’s too pricey for us to recommend without qualification. Best Buy’s discount makes the case much more straightforward.
The full list of Black Friday sales are online, too
Check it out here.
Originally published earlier this month. Updated with our favorite deals now highlighted at the top.