Black Friday arrives November 29. Wait, it can't be true, not with so many early Black Friday sales happening right now, and almost all the big Black Friday ads leaked? For example,and . Meanwhile, (along with some early doorbusters), while and will run for two days far advance sales. 9. November.
You don't have to keep track of all this; we do it for you. We are closely monitoring all Black Friday (and while we're at it, Cyber Monday) between now and early December. And to make life easier, we draw the wheat from and focus on the goods we think are really good purchases. See our preliminary choices below, followed by some general Black Friday info.
Instant Pot, instant schmot. This 6-quart model from Best Buy's brand does all the same things, and you just can't get cheaper than $ 30. User reviews tell the important story: The stove received a 4.7-star average rating from over 1,900 buyers.
If you're not convinced that this is a must-have kitchen appliance (trust me, it is), here are five reasons why you need an Instant Pot – and some great recipes to get you started.
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Apple HomePod faces an ever-growing competition in the smart speaker market, starting with Amazon's new, similar Echo Studio. But also remember that the HomePod started at $ 349; This is your chance to get it for significantly less. If you want amazing sound and already live in the Apple ecosystem, look no further.
Read our Apple HomePod review.
Yes! The previous generation iPad 9.7 hung around this price for a good part of 2019 – until the newer 10.2 model came in at $ 329. Although the 128 GB model has routinely been on sale for $ 299, this is the first dip we've seen yet for the 32 GB version. There is not a ton of storage space, but for many users it is enough.
This one-time price expired yesterday, November 7, but I guarantee we will see similar offers in the coming weeks. We already know that it's definitely coming to Target for Black Friday.
Read our iPad 10.2 review.
This is the lowest price yet on Amazon's child-friendly tablet, which includes a heavy case (with tripod) and two years of worry-free warranty. You also get a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, worth $ 36. The tablet is available with your choice of three case colors: blue, pink and purple.
You can also get Four HD 8 Kids Edition tablets for $ 90, which is $ 40 off regular price. It's a little faster and a little bigger, but otherwise pretty much the same experience for your kids.
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Fossil Sport hit the stage about a year ago and brought a slew of features to the Wear OS watch scape for a reasonable $ 275. The specifications include NFC for Google Pay, GPS, 5 ATM water resistance, a heart rate monitor and an altimeter. This sale before Black Friday reduces Sports (only light blue) to just $ 149, the best price we've seen yet.
Most of Arcade1Up's machines cost around $ 300. This – a three-quarter edition of the original – costs $ 170 when it's in the shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays exactly like the old arcade machines. Walmart also offers the Centipede edition for $ 180.
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When Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad 330s last year, it started for $ 500. Now you can get a nice mid-range configuration – with a quad-core AMD processor, a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM – for under $ 350. Equipped with a nice 15.6-inch display, the 330's has thinner than usual frames and an aluminum lid. This is a good deal on a solid entry-level computer. (Note, however, that it was $ 329 in the past, so watch for a new sale if you're not in a hurry.)
Read the Lenovo IdeaPad 330 preview.
A 65-inch TV for $ 380? Seems like only yesterday that would have been considered a steal on a 55-inch model. It is a model of entry, to be sure, without smart built-in; You need BYO Fire TV or Roku streamer. Fortunately, it has four HDMI inputs, so there's plenty of room for all the equipment you might want to connect.
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This head-to-head machine brings 12 classic arcade games to your den, including half a dozen Street Fighter titles, Final Fight and Commando. And for a limited time, you will also score $ 70 in Kohl's Cash, which is basically free money to spend on extra store purchases. (Note that it must be used by November 14.)
Although the product description seems to refer to the standing version of this device, the model number is definitely for the cocktail table.
It is for now, but come often when we update this post based on new offers and availability. In the meantime, here's everything you need to know about this great shopping event.
What date is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Friday 29. November.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
It falls on Monday after Black Friday – in this case on Monday, December 2.
When does the Black Friday sale actually start?
It varies from store to store, but expect to see plenty of sales that start well before Thanksgiving. Some stores actually reveal the sale of "Black November" which spans the entire month, while others will start their Black Friday events early. We put out all the details when we get them.
Why is it called & # 39; Black Friday & # 39 ;?
These are borderline urban legends. Some say that Black Friday dates back to the early 1950s, when stores would start the Christmas shopping season with big sales. So great, in fact, that annual store profits often tipped to "the black" (which no longer means "in the red," which is accounting requirements for losing money) when all the receipts were announced. Or: So big that traffic would get so gritty, the cops called the day "Black Friday."
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How to find "leaked" Black Friday ads
In recent years, a number of Black Friday websites have dedicated themselves to exposing leaked newspaper circulars in the days and weeks ahead of the big Thanksgiving sale. They are still around, but many of the major stores have chosen to "leak" the ads on their own websites, revealing the content of what is for sale for bargain buyers who like to plan ahead.
Last year, some stores shared these ads in late October, and there's no reason to think this year will be any different. As always, we will keep a close eye on Black Friday ads, share them as we find them, so bookmark this post and check CNET properly for all relevant ad information.
Where can I find great deals in the meantime?
So glad you asked! Here are some resources for CNET deals to bookmark:
- The Cheapskate, a daily, curated, sometimes exclusive collection of the web's best offerings from Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida (that's me) and CNET's growing team of bargain hunters.  CNET Deals, a categorical overview of every deal we can lay hands on.
Tamara Palmer contributed to this story.
Originally released last year. Regularly updated with new information.