When is Black Friday 2020? Best deals and discounts to expect
When is Black Friday 2020?Friday, November 27
Black Friday 2020 is on November 27, one day after Thanksgiving. Many retailers often begin promoting the event days or even weeks prior to that date, and Black Friday sales usually continue well into the week following the event.
When is Cyber Monday 2020?Monday, November 30
Cyber Monday is an online shopping event similar to Black Friday, that occurs the Monday after. It's often considered the online equivalent to Black Friday, and a way for smaller retail web stores to compete with larger chains by introducing their own deals and discounts. This year Cyber Monday is on November 30.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic affect Black Friday this year?
There is currently no information to suggest that Black Friday will be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Although initially affecting supply chains all over the world, most significantly in the first quarter of 2020, businesses are slowly returning back to a normal workflow. By November, the shopping experience is expected to be much like it has been in previous years. In addition, Cyber Monday is likely to not only be unaffected negatively by COVID-19, but enjoy a rise in popularity this year because of the coronavirus encouraging online shopping.
What are the best Black Friday 2020 deals?
Black Friday in July deal brings Lenovo Smart Display 10 down to $100
Lenovo's largest smart display currently costs a measly $99.99, substantially less than Amazon and Google's smart speaker options.
It's too early for more deals, but we can expect 2020 Black Friday deals to be similar to what we saw last year. Below are the best Black Friday 2019 deals from the major retailers.
Black Friday 2019 deals at Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 was up to $750 off with activation, while the Galaxy S10 series were $200 off unlocked. Smartwatch enthusiasts could get the Samsung Galaxy Active at $50 off. Apple's iPhone 11 was $500 off with activation and trade-in, while select iPad models were between $80 and $250 off. The Google Pixel 3a was up to $150 off, and Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 was $360 off.
Black Friday 2019 deals on Amazon
Amazon offered great deals on laptops, the OMEN X 2S RTX Studio 15 gaming powerhouse was available for $2199 ($500 off), while the sleek and light HP Envy 13t was $320 off. The Apple iPad 10.2-inch 128GB was $100 off. There were various price cuts on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10, Motorola One Action, Sony Xperia 10 and 10 plus and the Razer Phone 2.
In addition, streaming devices and accessories were up to 45% off. You could save on headphones from Bose, Sony and other top brands also. Smartwatches and earbuds were discounted too. Amazon's own devices like the Kindle Fire HD 8 was 30% off at around $49.99, while other Kindle tablets and ebook readers were up to $50 off. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro with Echo Show was around $189 ($149 off). The Fire TV Stick 4K was available for $24.99 ($25 off), while the Fire TV Stick was 20$ off. The Fire TV Cube was $89.99 ($30 off). Other Amazon deals included the Blink XT2 Camera Kit for around $184.99 ($65 off), the Ring Indoor Cam 2-Pack for $99.99 ($40 off) and the Amazon Smart Plug with Echo for $4.99 ($20 off).
Deals on other Amazon Echo devices included an Echo Dot with Clock for $34.99 ($25 off), an Echo Dot for $22 ($27 off), the Echo Auto for $29.99 ($20 off), the Echo (3rd Gen) for $59.99 ($40 off), the 2nd Gen for $149.99 ($80 off), and the Amazon Echo Show 5 for $49.99 ($40 off).
Black Friday 2019 deals at Target
Target offered the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro (Verizon / AT&T) with a $200 gift card, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 (Verizon / AT&) with a $400 gift card, and the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with a $300 gift card. The Google Home and Google Nest Hub were each at $50 off, while the Google Home Max was available at $199 ($100 off).
The Apple Watch Series 4 was $70 off for the GPS only models and $100 off for the GPS + cellular models. Alternatively, the Samsung Galaxy Watch was $80 off at Target. Headphones by Sony, Beats, JBL and Skullcandy were between $49 and $170 off.
Black Friday 2019 deals at Walmart
Walmart offered up to $700 in eGift Cards for purchasing select Apple and Samsung smartphones and activating them on AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. The Apple Watch (GPS-only, 38mm) was down to $129 after a substantial $70 discount, while the larger 42mm variant was on sale at $159. Other Apple deals included a $249 iPad 7 (10.2"), down from $329, and AirPods at $129.
Smartphone deals included the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for between $50 and $420 off. The Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ were $200 off. The Samsung Galaxy A50, A10e were $75 and $90 off respectively. The Google Pixel 4 was available unlocked at $599 ($200 off), while the Google Pixel 4 XL was at $699, again $200 off. The LG Stylo 5 was $100 off, down to $99.
Black Friday tablet deals on Walmart included the Apple iPad 7 10.2-inch 128GB for $329 ($100 off) and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 512GB) for $699 ($300 off). Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 8-inch 16GB tablet was $127.99 (72 off), the Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch was $149 ($70 off), while the 16GB Lenovo Tab M7 7-inch tablet bundled with Black Cover was $59 ($40 off).
Smartwatch Walmart deals included the Apple Watch Series 5, 40mm for $379 ($20 off), the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Aluminum, 40mm for $229 ($50 off) and the Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch for $148.99 ($50 off). The Fitbit Inspire HR, Versa Lite and Charge 3 were $30, $60 and $50 off respectively.
Bluetooth speakers and headphone deals had the Beats Powerbeats3 wireless earphones at $89 ($30 off), the Beats Solo3 wireless headphones at $129 ($70 off) and the beats Studio3 wireless headphones at $279.95 ($70 off). Bose headphones, including the QuietComfort 35 II and SoundLink models were between $30 and $80 off. The JBL Go 2 Bluetooth spekaer was available for $20 ($20 off), while the JBL Charge 4 and Everest Elite 750NC were $80 and $155 off respectively.
Other Walmart Black Friday deals included the Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB All Digital Edition 3 Game Bundle for $149 ($100 off), the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB for $299 ($100 off) and the Google Home Mini for $19.