Best US Black Friday 2018 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops, and more

Ah, ’tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!

This year’s sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it’s when companies and retailers offer deep discounts to encourage copiousamounts of holiday shopping.

So, check your bank accounts and figure out how many pay cheques you have left before Christmas, because we’ve rounded up a selection of the best tech-related deals that are worth your hard-earned cash. Some are week-long store sales, while others are early online previews, etc.

Good luck out there. And try not to get trampled.

Amazon US

Amazon Black Friday deals

Amazon is offering early deals on its own devices, which you can see here. The best of the bunch are $60 off a Fire HD 10 and Show Mode Dock bundle and $60 off a Fire TV Cube 4K, though there are plenty of others worth checking out, and many of them will be going live on a rolling basis. For example, starting 18 November you can get $50 off the Fire HD 10. And on 22 November, you can get half off the Echo Dot (second-gen).

Other standouts include the Amazon Smart Plug for $5 with purchase of an Echo device, the Fire HD 8 and Show Mode Dock for $79.99 (was $109) and the Fire HD 10 and Show Mode Dock for $144.99 (was $190) – all starting 22 November).

Fire HD 10 and Show Mode Dock bundle, $129: This is great if you’ve been wanting an Echo Show and a Fire tablet, because you get both experiences in one. View the bundle offer on Amazon.
Fire TV Cube 4K, $59: Ever want to control your TV and home theatre equipment by voice? Now, you can, with Fire TV Cube, via Alexa. Plus, you get to watch everything in ultra HD clarity. View the Fire TV Cube 4K offer on Amazon.
Fire HD 10, $99: This is the biggest Fire tablet you can get. If you want an ultra cheap alternative to iPad Pro, here ya go. View Fire HD 10 offer on Amazon.
Echo Dot (second-gen), $24: This is the cheapest Echo available. You can play music through it and talk to it, or hook it up to external speakers. It’s versitile and inexpensive. View Echo Dot offer on Amazon.
Amazon Smart Plug, $5: In order to get this sale price, you need to buy an Echo, which, honestly, is a good deal, since you can control anything plugged into this outlet by voice via Alexa – as long as you got an Echo. View Smart Plug offer on Amazon.
Fire HD 8 and Show Mode Dock, $109: This is like an ultra cheap Echo Show, only it’s more portable because you can take the tablet on the go. It’s also not as unwieldy as a 10-incher. View bundle on Amazon.
Fire HD 10 and Show Mode Dock, $149.99: Save $50 bucks on the same deal as above, but with a larger slate. View bundle offer on Amazon.
Best Buy

Best Buy Black Friday deals

Best Buy will open at 5pm local time on Thanksgiving and stay open until 1am on 23 November. Doors will reopen at 8am on Black Friday. Select deals are already live now through 11 November. When it comes to all the online deals, prices are valid through 24 November.

The best deals we could find were the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3-inch with keyboard for $600 (was $960), the Ring Doorbell 2 + Amazon Echo Dot third-gen for $140 (was $199), the Apple Watch Series 3 (32mm) for $229 (was $279), and the Ultimate Ears Megaboom for $100 (was $249).

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 12.3-inch with keyboard, $600: If you’ve been waiting to buy Microsoft’s hybrid slate, now is the time. You won’t find a deal like this until the next Surface Pro comes around. View Surface Pro 6 offer on Best Buy.
Ring Doorbell 2 + Amazon Echo Dot third-gen, $140: You’ve seen the viral videos. With this device, you could catch a porch thief in action. It gives you a sense of security, plus internet fame. View Doorbell 2 offer on Best Buy.
Apple Watch Series 3 (32mm), $229: This isn’t the latest Apple Watch. It’s only a year old and super cheap, however. View Apple Watch offer on Best Buy. 
Ultimate Ears Megaboom, $100: This is a popular Bluetooth speaker. Get it if you find yourself wanting to listen to music loudly while on the go. View UE Megaboom offer on Best Buy.
Costco

Costco Black Friday deals

Costco will close its doors the night before Thanksgiving and reopen at 9am local time on Black Friday. Many of Costco’s deals will be available both in stores and online, while others will be exclusively online. Costco already previewed a slew of deals on its website, including $70 off an iPad 9.7. And thanks to BestBlackFriday, which published the retailer’s ad scans, you can get a more detailed to glimpse at what to expect.

For example, you can get Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover and Surface Pen for $800 (was $1,000), the Dell XPS 13 for $1,500 (was $2,000), the Google Home Mini (3 pack) for $70 (was $100), and the Bose On-Ear Wireless for $100 (was $160).

Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover and Surface Pen, $800: If you’ve been interested in a hybrid device, look no further, as this bundle from Microsoft comes with a keyboard case and stylus. View Surface Pro 6 bundle on Costco.
Dell XPS 13, $1,500: This nearly bezel-less laptop is all the rage right now. If you can save $500 on it, get it. View XPS 13 offer on Costco.
Google Home Mini (3 pack), $70: This is a great way to outfit every bedroom in your house with Google Assistant smarts, but on the cheap. View Home Mini multi-pack offer on Costco.
Bose On-Ear Wireless, $100: Looking for an inexpensive pair of premium wireless headphones? Look no further. View Bose offer on Costco.
Dell US

Dell Black Friday deals

No Black Friday deals or early Black Friday deals have been announced or leaked.

Ebay US

eBay Black Friday deals

eBay has some early Black Friday deals going live, and there are some excellent options for gamers, like Read Dead Redemption 2 for $47.99. This is one of the biggest games of the season. You can also save $30 off the Nintendo Switch.

Read Dead Redemption 2, $47.99: OMG. This is the game of the year. Just get it already. View Read Dead offer on eBay.
Nintendo Switch, $269: Yeah, we know. It’s not a huge discount. But it’s the best you’ll find.View Switch offer on eBay.
Gamestop

Gamestop US Black Friday deals

No Black Friday deals or early Black Friday deals have been announced or leaked.

Google Store and Nest

Google Store US Black Friday deals

Google and Nest have announced several deals , with some sales starting as early as 18 November. The best deal we could find starts 18 November: the Google Pixelbook laptop for $300. After that, you can get the Nest Learning Thermostat for $129 (save $70) from 21 November, the Nest Cam Indoor for $129 (save $70) from 21 November, and Nest Protect for $99 (save $20) from 21 November.

We also saw you could get the Chromecast Ultra for $49 (save $20) and Chromecast Audio for $15 (save $20), both from 22 November.

HP

HP US Black Friday deals

HP will offer a plethora of all-time lows on laptops to USB-C power banks, VR headsets, and more. The deals will start on 22 November. One of our favourites is the Spectre x350 Laptop 13t. Usually over $1,100, it’ll be $850 on Black Friday.

Jet

Jet US Black Friday deals

Jet is online only and will be holding a Black Friday sale starting 21 November at 10pm ET. We like the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones ll deal for $299 (was $350), as well as the Apple iPad 2018 with 32GB for $249 (was $330), the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones for $99 (was $149), and the Google Home Mini Chalk 2-pack for $50 (was $78). The Google Home Mini and Chromecast bundle for $45 is also good.

Lenovo

• Lenovo Black Friday deals 

Lenovo’s Black Friday sale will start at midnight on Thanksgiving and continue through 8pm local time on Black Friday. You can get 10 percent off site wide if you use the code BLACKFRIDAY10. That starts Black Friday. Other deals we liked were the ThinkPad T470s for 54% off, 45% off the Yoga X1 second-gen, 54% off of the X1 Carbon fifth-gen, 57% off of the IdeaPad 130s-11IGM, and $200 off the new Yoga C930 2-in-1.

Microsoft Store

HP US Black Friday deals

No Black Friday deals or early Black Friday deals have been announced or leaked.

Newegg

Newegg US Black Friday deals

Newegg is online only. Some of its deals are live and are limited-time only, while others will start 20 November and on Black Friday itself. It recently also held a 24-hour early Black Friday sale, and now, it is offering early flash sales on everything from TVs to computers. Starting 20 November, for instance, you can get the Asus ROG Strix Scar laptop for $800 (was $900) and Acer Switch Alpha 12 for $520 (was $750).

Another great deal is the Nvidia Shield for $140 (was $180).

Office Depot

Office Depot Black Friday deals

Office Depot and OfficeMax will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but it will do online sales from 12:01am ET Thanksgiving Day and in-store at 8am local time on Friday, Nov. 23. In terms of deals we really like the HP Pavilion 15.6-inch 2-in-1 laptop for $699 (was $1,100), as well as the Lenovo Flex 5 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop for $499 (was $799), and the Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch laptop for $319 (was $500).

Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club Black Friday deals

Aside from Black Friday on 23 November, Samsung is holding a pre-Black Friday sale on 10 November. Two of the deals are particularly great for gamers. You can get a PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB for $229 ($40 off), or you can get an Xbox One S 1TB bundle that comes with three months of GamePass, three months of Xbox Live Gold, Call of Duty Black Ops 4, and Destiny 2 for just $300.

Sam’s Club is also planning a one-day-only for 10 November. You can get $50 off select models of Apple Watch, $150 off the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, $30 off Apple’s AirPods, and and $50 App Store and iTunes gift card pack for $42.98.

Samsung

Samsung US Black Friday deals

No Black Friday deals or early Black Friday deals have been announced or leaked.

Staples

Staples US Club Black Friday deals

For Black Friday, most of the discounted prices should be available on Thanksgiving Day. You can get the Amazon Echo Dot for $24 (was $50), the HP Pavilion 14 for $360 (was $410), the Lenovo Flex 6 2-in-1 for $529 (was $629), and Google Home Hub for $99 (was $149).

Target

Target Club Black Friday deals

The retailer’s doors open at 5pm on Thanksgiving and close that night at 1am. Then it will reopen on 23 November at 7am. Online prices are valid through 24 November. Its leaked Black Friday ad includes the 9.7-inch iPad for $249.99 – $80 down from Apple’s price. Target has also matched Dell with with a doorbuster special on an 11.6-inch HP Chromebook, too. It will be $80 off.

Other deals we like are the Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones for $90 (was $199), the Fitbit Versa for $150 (was $199), the TCL 55S405 55-inch 4K HDR Roku TV for $350 (was $449), the Amazon Fire TV Stick for $25 (was $39), and the Roku Streaming Stick for $30 (was $49).

Walmart

Walmart Black Friday deals

The first Walmart holiday ad has arrived. Walmart’s also has a Early Access Pre-Black Friday sale, which includes the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s Bundle for $55 ($16.94 off) and a Lenovo Tab E7 for $59 ($40.99 off). Walmart’s store event kicks off at 6pm local time on Thanksgiving, and the online deals start at 10pm ET on 21 November. Oneline prices are valid through 23 November.

The best deals we could find are the 65-inch TCL 65S4 4K Roku TV for $398 (was $598). 65-inch Sharp LC‑65Q7300U 4K Roku TV for $398 (was $498), Samsung Chromebook 3 for $99 (was $199), and RCA Cambio 2-in-1 for $89 (was $149).

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