Normally Black Friday sales are expected to start on November 27, but retailers may begin offering deals weeks in advance. For example, Amazon's Black Friday start date has leaked to be on Monday, October 26 – nearly an exact month ahead of the actual event. The leak, reported by Tamebay
, also says that the early Amazon Black Friday deals will be available to all shoppers, not just Amazon Prime members.
Other Black Friday offers could also become available as soon as November comes around, so stay tuned, as we'll have the best ones here!
Yes, Amazon will have Black Friday offers. If the above-mentioned leak is correct, Amazon's Black Friday sales will start as early as Monday, October 26, and will be available to all consumers.
Black Friday is not an official holiday. However, certain states such as California consider the day after Thanksgiving to be a holiday, which is also the day of Black Friday. In such states, schools, universities, colleges and non-retail private businesses may be closed on Black Friday.
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.
What are the best Black Friday 2020 deals?
It's early to know, although 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, useful for getting an idea of roughly what to expect this year. For smartphone deals to smartwatches and even laptops – those were the brands and models that were popular last year, and will likely be popular this one:
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.