Best Black Friday Deals

Best Black Friday Deals

Black Friday 2023 is just around the corner, and many retailers have eagerly launched their deals ahead of schedule. We’re not complaining, though; we appreciate getting a head start on covering Black Friday deals – especially since Thanksgiving dinner won’t devour itself. Rest assured, we’ll be here throughout the extended weekend, uncovering the finest deals for you.

With years of combined experience, our team of skilled deal finders and product testers is well-versed in covering Black Friday deals. Count on us to sift through the noise and highlight the truly exceptional discounts that you won’t want to overlook.

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Here are Black Friday deals you can buy now

We’re on the lookout for the best Black Friday deals across various categories, including tech, gadgets, clothing, beauty supplies, pet products, home goods, kitchen appliances, streaming hardware, toys, and more. For now, check out some of the top Black Friday deals currently available at retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and others below.

TV deals

LG 48-inch Class A2 Series 4K OLED Smart TV

$549.99$1,299.99Save 58%

LG’s 48-inch Class A2 Series TV is well over 50% off right now. If you’ve got a smaller space and don’t need a large screen, this deal is tough to beat for a 4K OLED TV with superb graphics and sound. It’s not a great option for gaming, though, with only a 60 Hz refresh rate.

Samsung 65-inch S95C 4K OLED TV

$2,197.00$3,299.00Save 33%

The S95C is Samsung’s flagship OLED TV for 2023. It delivers a brighter picture than last year’s model, along with a higher refresh rate and a sleeker design. Though expensive at full price, this new all-time low deal price brings this high-end set down to midrange OLED pricing.

Sony 65-inch X90K 4K TV

$1,100.00$1,499.99Save 27%

Sony’s 2022 midrange LCD TV is a solid pick for buyers who want a good all-around 4K display. It has local dimming for improved contrast, along with wide color capabilities and support for the Google TV streaming platform. Though not the best price we’ve seen, this is the lowest this model had dipped to since the summer.

Amazon 43-inch Omni Series 4K Fire TV The Omni Series

$279.99$399.99Save 30%

The Omni Series isn’t the best when it comes to picture quality but boasts handy smart TV features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling (camera sold separately), along with the latest Fire TV software. The 43-inch model is $120 off right now, which is the lowest price we’ve seen since Prime Day over the summer.

TCL Q5 55-inch Google TV

$229.99$449.99Save 49%

This 55-inch Q-Class TCL model is named so for its QLED panel, which offers great color performance in a set this cheap. It lacks local dimming and true 120Hz support, but otherwise boasts all the trappings needed for modern gaming and home cinemas thanks to advanced features like VRR, Dolby Vision, and DTS Virtual:X audio.

TCL 55-inch Q7 4K QLED TV

$498.00$749.99Save 34%

The Q7 is one of the best midrange QLED 4K TVs you can buy. It offers higher contrast and brightness than similarly priced competitors. Right now, the 55-inch model is at an all-time low price.

Hisense 65-inch U6K QLED 4K TV

$498.00$799.99Save 38%

Hisense’s U6K is one of the best budget TVs you can buy. The 4K display boasts quantum dots, local dimming, and a Mini LED backlight to deliver better contrast and color performance than most competitors in its price range. This is the lowest price yet and an absolute steal for a TV like this.

Hisense 75-inch R6 4K TV

$398.00$448.00Save 11%

Hisense’s R6 only offers basic picture performance, but it uses the Roku TV interface for easy and convenient streaming. It lacks advanced image quality features, but under $400 for a 75-inch 4K TV is an exceptional deal.

Home and kitchen deals

Ninja Foodi 8-Quart 6-in-1 DualZone 2-Basket Air Fryer (DZ201)

$119.99$199.99Save 40%

The Ninja Foodi DualZone Air Fryer is the 8-quart version of our favorite large-capacity air fryer. It features two baskets, so you can cook an entree and sides simultaneously. At nearly $80 off, this is the best price we’ve seen since last year at this time.

Spiralizer 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer

$12.99$27.99Save 54%

From squash to the ever-popular zucchini, the Spiralizer Seven-Blade Vegetable Slicer will make quick work of your produce with little waste. It typically sells for around $24, so this is an excellent deal price.

Frigidaire 3.3 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge

$169.99$209.99Save 19%

For a dorm room, rental property, or office, a mini fridge can be a more efficient use of space than a full refrigerator. The Frigidaire 3.3 Cubic Foot Mini Fridge is just the right size to hold food and beverages, but it’s small enough to fit almost anywhere. This is just $10 off the best deal we’ve seen on this product.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Cordless Stick Vacuum

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Cordless Stick Vacuum is a lightweight cleaning solution that balances battery run time and suction. This discount is even better than last year’s holiday deal price.

Samsung 30′ Smart Induction Modular Cooktop in Black with 4 Elements including Wi-Fi

$898.00$1,399.00Save 36%

Get on board with two trends in one appliance with the Smart Induction Cooktop from Samsung. The WiFi capability allows you to control temperature from an app, as well as activate the child lock. This is one of the first times we’ve seen this cooktop go down below $1,000, so take advantage of this sale if you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen.

Chefman TurboFry Air Fryer

$69.99$119.99Save 42%

The 8-quart model from Chefman can feed a medium-sized household with crispy fries, juicy wings, and anything else you crave. This price matches the previous all-time low, but stock is limited.

Bertazzoni 30-inch Induction Cooktop

$1,649.00$2,200.00Save 25%

The Bertazzoni 30-inch Induction Cooktop is easy to clean and use with helpful features like bridge zone cooking and residual heat indicators. You can pick our top pick for induction cooktops for just $1,649.00 right now.

Steve Silver Yorktown Dining Set

$299.00$499.00Save 40%

The best dining sets are tough to find at a budget-friendly price, but this five-piece set from Macy’s will add affordable and attractive seating to your home.

GE 17.5-cubic-foot Top-Freezer Refrigerator

$629.99$809.99Save 22%

One of our top budget refrigerator picks is the GE 17.5-cubic-foot Top-Freezer Refrigerator. It’s efficient and inexpensive, and right now, you can pick it up at a discounted price.

GE GPT225SSLSS Portable Dishwasher

$599.99$854.99Save 30%

This portable dishwasher has the look of a built-in with a stainless steel body, and it has an auto-sensor for hard food particles. Save $255 right now to get cleaner dishes and outfit your kitchen for a steal.

Steelside Marilee Bed Frame

$152.99$688.00Save 78%

Decorating with a tight budget has never been easier with Wayfair. The Steelside Marilee Bed helps you achieve an industrial look with its black metal and distressed wood details. This is an especially low price for a bed frame that also includes a headboard.

Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer

$62.95$79.95Save 21%

Most hand mixers have motors in the 100- to 150-watt range, but the Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Handheld Mixer packs 220 watts of power. It’s not uncommon to find on sale, but this is an especially good deal for it.

Keurig K-Express Essentials Single Serve Coffee Maker

$49.00$59.00Save 17%

This simple single-serve coffee maker uses K-cup pods for quick brewing. It’s already affordable at full price, but this deal makes it an even better value.

Laptop deals

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch M2 (2022)

$929.00$1,099.00Save 15%

The 2022 MacBook Air introduces Apple’s M2 processor, which provides the laptop with improved performance over the M1 version. Sporting a completely new design that’s thinner and lighter, the M2 MacBook Air also has an improved webcam and larger display.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i Laptop

$492.00$649.99Save 24%

This Lenovo IdeaPad is a good option for buyers who need a simple but reliable laptop. It’s a great basic budget starter for school and work with its 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and Intel Core i5 12th-gen chipset.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5

$866.74$1,299.99Save 33%

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is a sleek, high-quality laptop designed to run Windows at its best. This model has a 12th-generation Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You’re paying more for the Surface name and build at normal price, but this discount makes it a much more reasonable buy.

Gigabyte G5 Gaming Laptop

$749.99$1,099.00Save 32%

The Gigabyte G5 offers top-tier graphic performance for its price range. It’s one of our favorite budget gaming laptops, and this deal makes it even better.

Great Price
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

$749.99$1,049.00Save 29%

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is a surprisingly solid gaming laptop that offers high-end graphics for a budget price. It doesn’t have the prettiest screen, but it’s fast and powerful with RTX 4050 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 7000s-series Ryzen 7 chipset. This is the best price we’re seeing on this configuration.

Dell G15

$999.98$1,299.00Save 23%

With powerful hardware and a vibrantly bright screen, the Dell G15 is one of the best budget gaming laptops on the market. Right now the RTX 4050 model, which can play nearly any game at high settings, is down to an all-time low price. An already great deal gets even better.

Fashion deals

Abercrombie x Kathleen Post Merino Wool-Blend V-Neck Sweater

$48.99$80.00Save 39%

This Merino Wool sweater is available in light gray and striped navy colorways. Reviewers say it’s incredibly soft and flattering. Right now, it’s $20 off.

Abercrombie & Fitch Long-Sleeve Ottoman Squareneck Top

$48.99$70.00Save 30%

This long-sleeved top is cut to hit at the natural waist and features a universally-flattering square neckline. It’s perfect for pairing with jeans or dressing up with a skirt and tights.

Anthropologie Bishop + Young Parker Blazer

$99.95$158.00Save 37%

This red blazer is sure to turn heads at your next holiday party. Plus, you can even wear it to work.

Anthropologie Tiny Lotus Pants

$189.95$268.00Save 29%

Sequins and embellishments make these pants a true statement piece.

Anthropologie Pilcro Cashmere Mashup Sweater

$179.95$298.00Save 40%

A cozy cashmere sweater is the only piece you’ll want to live in this winter.

Everlane The ’80s Blazer

$74.00$185.00Save 60%

A chic blazer isn’t just an office wear staple. Pair this with jeans, a mini skirt and tights, or even a slip dress for an elevated look. Right now, you can save over $100 on this staple piece.

Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket

$89.99$150.00Save 40%

This faux leather jacket has an insulated lining to keep you warm in the cold months. It’s available in a dozen colors that are all on sale for a full $60 off.

STATE Plaid Topcoat

$77.97$199.00Save 61%

Red is the color of the season. Pair it with plaid and you’ve got the perfect festive coat for adding a pop of color to neutral outfits. Right now, this is a whopping 60% off.

Bonobos All Season Jeans

$49.00$99.00Save 51%

Like most of Bonobos offerings, these jeans are available in a huge variety of fits and lengths. Dubbed “All Season Jeans” because they’re designed to be worn in the winter and the summer, this is a perfect wardrobe staple.

Bonobos Diamond Stitch Crew Neck Sweater

$49.00$129.00Save 62%

This textured sweater is the perfect color for autumn. It’s made from a blend of fine merino wool that makes it super cozy.

Reebok Men’s Colorblocked Full Zip Hoodie

$21.98$31.35Save 30%

This zip-up hoodie from Reebok is available in black, garnet, and sailor blue colors. All sizes, from small to 3XL are now on sale for a great price.

Tommy John Power Nap Tee & Pant Set

$49.50$99.00Save 50%

Score a whopping 50% off on this men’s set that you’ll never want to take off. It’s cut in a relaxed fit that’s loose enough that you’ll want to wear it to sleep and fitted enough that you can run errands in it without feeling like you’re in pajamas.

Tommy John Women’s Downtime Pajama Top

$32.00$64.00Save 50%

This super soft pajama top is available in a red color that’s the perfect piece for wearing on Christmas morning. Plus, the fabric is wrinkle-resistant so you can truly wear it right out of bed.

Alo Yoga 7/8 High-Waist Airlift Legging

$64.00$128.00Save 50%

These near-universally loved leggings are available in two colors that are on sale right now. Act fast if you want them, since this is a popular style that’s almost guaranteed to sell out.

Alo High-Waist Zip-It Flare Leggings

$55.00$138.00Save 60%

These flare leggings are made from a soft, breathable fabric that’s still supportive enough to subtly sculpt. The autumnal espresso color is on sale for almost 60% off.

Everlane The Slouch Bootcut Jean

$55.00$138.00Save 60%

When we reviewed Everlane’s denim we were super impressed with how comfortable and flattering the jeans are. These are cut in a baggy bootcut silhouette that is all the rage right now.

Lululemon License to Train Hoodie

$79.00$118.00Save 33%

The best part of Lululemon is how they make simple pieces super flattering. This men’s sweatshirt is no exception.

Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 25″

$59.00$98.00Save 40%

Lululemon’s Align material is famous for being super comfortable. In fact, this makes the perfect plane legging — which is high praise.

Tech deals

Staff Pick
Mint Mobile Unlimited Data Plan (Buy 3 months, get 3 free)

$90.00$180.00Save 50%

As with all their lower data plans today, Mint Mobile is also throwing in an extra three months FREE on its three-month Unlimited data plan. You get unlimited talk, text, and data, but you’ll be slowed to 4G LTE speeds after using 40GB. However, $90 for six months of unlimited data is an unbeatable offer.

Best Value
Verizon iPhone 15 Pro, iPad, and Apple Watch Bundle

$0.00$1,700.00Save 100%

For a limited time, Verizon is offering the iPhone 15 Pro free on Unlimited Ultimate plans with monthly device payments when trading in any iPhone. Add an iPad (9th gen) and Apple Watch SE (2nd gen) to that cart, and you’ll get those for free, too. This is a $1,700 value.

  • Note: Verizon does you no favors with the tricky checkout process needed to take full advantage of the offer above. Be sure to read the guide we put together for you in our story highlighting this awesome Black Friday Verizon deal.
Amazon Echo Pop

$17.99$39.99Save 55%

The most affordable speaker in Amazon’s Echo lineup is designed to fit into small spaces without standing out. It’s available in four colors, all of which are currently back down to their all-time low, matching deals we’ve seen since its release.

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)

$22.99$49.99Save 54%

Amazon’s fifth-generation Echo Dot offers improved sound quality, a temperature sensor, and eero Wi-Fi extender capabilities. With this current deal, it’s back down to its all-time lowest price.

Amazon Echo Show 5 (2023)

$39.99$89.99Save 56%

The newest Echo Show 5 (2023) comes with noticeable sound improvements while retaining the Alexa-powered smart display experience that lets you run your smart home and digital life from one hub. Right now, it’s back on sale for its best deal price ever.

Apple Watch Series 9 (45mm, GPS)

$359.00$429.00Save 16%

The Apple Watch has been one of the best smartwatches you can buy for several years and the Series 9 is yet another high-quality, full-featured wearable that’s a must-own for iPhone users. This deal price is the best we’ve seen so far on this model.

Apple iPad (10th Gen) 64GB

$349.00$449.00Save 22%

The 10th-gen iPad (released in 2022) upgrades the design of Apple’s entry-level tablet, adding improved peripherals support, better cameras, and faster performance. Right now you can find one at an all-time low price, beating discounts we’ve seen for it all year.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (2TB)

$99.99$224.99Save 56%

This portable SSD, which our gaming laptop reporter uses to safeguard his most important games and files, offers a massive amount of storage space and even protection against water damage. This discounted price is a fantastic deal for a portable SSD this good.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K (2023)

$24.99$49.99Save 50%

Amazon’s latest Fire TV Stick 4K has an upgraded processor, Wi-FI 6 support, and more storage space. This is the best deal we’ve seen on the new 2023 model.

Amazon Fire TV Cube (2022)

$109.99$139.99Save 21%

Amazon’s latest Fire TV Cube offers 4K streaming support, hands-free Alexa, an HDMI input, and video upscaling. This deal price matches what we saw on Prime Day.

SAMSUNG HW-B650 3.1ch Soundbar with Subwoofer

$207.99$397.99Save 48%

Samsung’s B650 soundbar delivers 3.1 channels of audio with a dedicated center channel for dialogue and a separate subwoofer for deep bass. This is a big sale, close to the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Mattress deals

Leesa Original Mattress (Queen)

$842.85$1,199.00Save 30%

Though people who sleep in various positions have positive things to say about it, the Leesa Mattress provides an exceptional balance of comfort and support for stomach-sleepers. This is the lowest we’ve seen it priced since this time last year.

Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

$1,699.00$1,999.00Save 15%

The Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress has great edge support and motion isolation. The mix of memory foam and pocket springs leads to an average firmness, making it an outstanding solution for back pain sufferers of any sleeping style. The queen size is currently down to only $1,699 after a $300 discount, and you’ll get two free pillows with your purchase. Enter code INSIDER25 at checkout for an extra $25 off.

Sleep Number i8 Smart Bed (Queen)

$2,799.30$3,999.00Save 30%

If you and your partner can’t agree on mattress firmness, the Sleep Number i8 Smart Bed allows you to customize each side to your perfect firmness. The bed also automatically makes adjustments based on your body’s position. Right now, it’s $1,200 off.

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

$1,099.00$1,832.00Save 40%

One of our favorite mattresses, the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress offers impressive features, including excellent support, a firmness that will appeal to most sleepers, and a long trial period and warranty. DreamCloud has it down 40% for a limited time.

Tempur-Pedic Cloud Mattress (Queen)

$1,399.30$1,999.00Save 30%

The Tempur-Pedic Cloud Mattress is the best foam mattress we’ve tested. It features contouring foam that cradles sleepers of all body types and sleeping styles while offering outstanding pressure relief and heat dissipation. Right now, it’s $600 off, matching the best price we’ve seen.

Casper Nova Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

$1,871.25$2,495.00Save 25%

The Casper Nova Hybrid mattress is our top pick for side sleepers and those who like a soft mattress. Our sleep reporter found it had excellent heat dissipation and a plush feel, though it may not be ideal for those that suffer from back pain or like the support of a firmer mattress. During Casper’s sale it’s 20% off — on par with discounts we see during other big deal days.

Gaming deals

Best Value
Meta Quest 2 (With $50 Amazon credit)

$249.00$349.99Save 29%

This holiday Meta Quest 2 bundle from Amazon takes $50, and you’ll get a $50 Amazon credit to spend on whatever you want when you add the code: META50. That’s $100 in value for a VR headset that still has a ton left in the tank.

Herman Miller x Logitech G Vantum Gaming Chair

$596.25$795.00Save 25%

The Vantum is a premium gaming chair with loads of adjustable parts, designed in collaboration between famed furniture maker Herman Miller and gaming accessory titan Logitech. Right now it’s down to a record low price.

Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse with Hero 25K Sensor

$79.99$149.99Save 47%

The iconic Logitech G502 offers long battery life and a massive amount of customization, making it perfect for both casual and hardcore PC gamers. It’s near to the lowest price we’ve ever seen it right now.

Sony PlayStation DualSense Wireless Controller

$49.00$69.99Save 30%

As one of Sony’s best controllers to date, the DualSense for PS5 feels great in the hands and features next-gen haptic feedback. It’s rare to find one on sale, and this deal matches the best price we’ve seen.

Sony PS5 Slim Spider-Man 2 bundle

$499.00$559.99Save 11%

The brand-new slim version of the PS5 is already available in a discounted bundle with Spider-Man 2. At this deal price, you’re basically getting the game for free. And in a addition to a smaller build, this redesign of the PS5 includes a larger 1TB hard drive so you can store more games.

Sony PS5 Slim Modern Warfare 3 bundle

$499.99$559.99Save 11%

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is still brand new, much like the PS5 Slim, and yet here we are, looking at a $60 discount at launch. Actually, you’re saving ten bucks on top of that given the new COD is $70 at retail.

PowerA MOGA XP-ULTRA Wireless Controller

$74.99$129.99Save 42%

This premium PowerA controller can be used in four different configurations, each one built for a different gaming situation. It’s a perfect fit for gamers who play on both PC and smartphone, and right now it’s at its lowest price ever.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch

$41.99$59.99Save 30%

The PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller isn’t the best controller out there, but it’s a great budget option for Switch owners who want a full-sized gamepad. This discount isn’t huge, but this is the best price we’ve seen since last year.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Physical Version)

$49.80$59.99Save 17%

This bundle combines Super Mario 3D World — a fantastic multiplayer platforming game — with Bowser’s Fury, a new open-world Mario game. It rarely goes on sale, but Amazon is selling it near its all-time low price.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G7

$499.99$999.99Save 50%

The Samsung Odyssey Neo series offers 4K image quality in a sleek and stylish package. They’re among the best gaming monitors on the market. This massive 43-inch model is back down to near the lowest price we’ve seen, bringing what’s usually a high-end monitor down to a midrange price.

Razer Huntsman Mini

$69.99$119.99Save 42%

The Razer Huntsman Mini is a scaled-down gaming keyboard, trimmed back as far as you can comfortably go without ruining the gaming experience. With a good blend of features, a thoughtful portable design, and a responsive feel, gamers on the go should consider it. Lately it’s been selling for around $110, so this is a solid discount.

SanDisk microSD Card for Nintendo Switch

$46.99$129.99Save 64%

This big SanDisk card is designed for the Nintendo Switch, but it’ll work with any microSD-capable device. It’s over half-off right now, which is a common but still fantastic deal for so much storage.

Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro

$61.99$129.99Save 52%

The wireless version of our pick for the best gaming mouse, the Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro features a slick design for gaming, as well as five customizable buttons and super-accurate tracking. Right now, it’s massively discounted, near its all-time low.

Toy deals

Melissa & Doug Wooden Train Cars (8-pack)

$12.79$24.99Save 49%

It’s just a fact of life: Kids love trains. And this set of wooden trains from Melissa & Doug, which are on sale right now, is a fantastic way to encourage your child’s imagination and motor skills.

Play-Doh Modeling Compound, Winter Colors (4oz 12-pack)

$9.49$20.18Save 53%

Everyone loves to make shapes and figures with Play-Doh clay. This “bulk” set comes with 12 miniature Play-Doh cans, which adds up to 48oz of modeling fun for less than $25.

LEGO Architecture Great Pyramid of Giza

$109.85$129.99Save 15%

For the adult in your life who loves Lego, this replica of the Pyramid of Giza is a beautifully designed set that will be fun to put together and an excellent display piece afterward. This deal price is the best we’ve seen on it so far.

Hasbro Monopoly Game

$9.99$21.99Save 55%

The classic board game Monopoly is perfect for family game nights — just don’t get too mad when someone steals Park Place from you. It’s down to a budget price right now.

Hot Wheels City T-Rex Ultimate Hauler

$55.99$79.99Save 30%

This awesome Hot Wheels accessory acts as both a carrying case and a toy, letting you transform it into a robotic dinosaur. It comes with two Hot Wheels cars of its own, and it’s down to a record low price right now.

Headphone deals

Apple AirPods (2nd Gen)

$79.99$129.00Save 38%

The AirPods (second generation) aren’t the newest AirPods around, but they still offer great sound quality and extra features for iPhone owners. This deal is just $10 more than the lowest price they’ve ever been — a special occasion deal for sure.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II

$199.00$299.00Save 33%

Bose brought its penchant for comfortable, satisfying audio to an ultra-portable form factor with the QuietComfort Earbuds II. These ANC earbuds are pricey, but this discount cuts them down to the best price we’ve seen yet.

Philips T4556 True Wireless Headphones with ANC

$89.99$99.00Save 9%

The Philips T4556 are true wireless earbuds designed to go with you everywhere. They offer hybrid active noise canceling for clear calls and music, and are even IPX4 rated for durability and can withstand rain and sweat. It’s currently $5 north of the all-time low.

Logitech G PRO X Wired Gaming Headset

$81.99$129.99Save 37%

Logitech G Pro X headsets come with an adjustable mic that’s built using the same technology Logitech uses for their famous Blue microphones. This wired model is usually overpriced, so this deal makes it a much better value. You may need to click a coupon at Amazon for the full discount.

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless Gaming Headset

$109.00$139.00Save 22%

The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ is a top-tier wireless gaming headset with a bidirectional, noise-canceling mic and 360-degree spatial audio with 7.1 surround sound. It’s a pricey but premium choice, although this discount makes it a better deal.

Apple AirPods Max

$449.99$549.00Save 18%

The AirPods Max give up the compact portability of the AirPods Pro to deliver the best of Apple’s audio quality and noise-canceling performance. At full price, the AirPods Max are more expensive than competing over-ear headphones. This $100 discount is close to the best we’ve seen.

Beats Studio Buds

$89.95$149.95Save 40%

The Beats Studio Buds offer great sound, an excellent fit, and decent noise cancellation for their usual $150, so getting them for less than $100 is even better. They support instant pairing for both iPhone and Android users, but the iPhone experience is more seamless.

Anker Soundcore P20i Wireless Earbuds

$19.99$39.99Save 50%

These Soundcore earbuds already offered great sound quality and water-resistance for a low price, but this deal will fit into even the tightest budgets. Note: You need to be an Amazon Prime member to see the $20 discount price.

Are there any more early Black Friday deals?

Mattress sales are starting to ramp up now, so if you want to see a longer list that we’re updating regularly, head over to our Black Friday mattress deals page.

Looking to kit out your home beyond the bedroom? Keep an eye on our new Black Friday furniture deals guide as we’re seeing new sales roll in already. We’re also tracking all of the best Black Friday kitchen appliance deals if you’re in the market for a new fridge or cooktop.

We’ve seen some really strong early discounts on tech as well, including great Black Friday TV dealsBlack Friday laptop deals, and Black Friday gaming deals. So if you’ve been looking to upgrade your home entertainment setup sooner rather than later, there’s certainly plenty of opportunities to get big discounts.

If you’d prefer to check out some wider selections, from major stores, we’ve got you covered with some early roundups of the best Amazon Black Friday deals and Walmart Black Friday deals.

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday 2023 lands on November 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Many retailers have already started their Black Friday sales early, but you can expect new deals to roll out throughout the Thanksgiving weekend, leading into Cyber Monday on November 27.

Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better?

Generally speaking, Cyber Monday tends to have better deals on clothing, smaller giftable items, home goods, and older models of tech products, while Black Friday tends to be the best time to make larger purchases like appliances and pricier or newer tech products for your household.

“Black Friday equals big-ticket items,” says Steve Koenig, the vice president of research at the Consumer Technology Association. “With big deals on TVs, laptops, game consoles, and more during Black Friday week, many [people’s] purchases end up being for themselves or their own households.”

However, the lines between these two deal days are starting to blur, with discounts often beginning days or weeks before Black Friday and running through or beyond Cyber Monday at the same rate. The difference in discounts is also becoming negligible. You may only save a few dollars by choosing one day over the other.

If you’re curious to learn more, our former deals editor spoke with several experts to break down the difference between Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday.

Which retailers have sales for Black Friday?

Nearly every online retailer has a Black Friday sale, and big-box stores like WalmartTarget, and Best Buy host in-store Black Friday sales as well. Amazon is also running a major Black Friday sale online, and smaller retailers and direct-to-consumer brands like BrooklinenCasper, and Lululemon are hosting big sales, too.

What should you buy during Black Friday?

What you should buy depends mainly on what you either need or want to buy. The difference in discounts from deal holiday to deal holiday is so slim that it’s rarely worth waiting for the next one.

The one exception is TVs when the absolute lowest price on most models is often just before the Super Bowl. But smart TVs are still a great buy during Black Friday, especially if you need one right now. This would be the time to ask yourself if it’s really worth spending the holiday season without an upgraded TV to save another $50.

Other discounts for Black Friday span every category, from clothing and toys to popular tech products from brands like Apple, LG, and Samsung. For larger purchases like mattresses, we think Black Friday is actually a better time than Memorial Day to make a purchase. When comparing historical discounts, we saw lower prices and better deal bundles during Black Friday.

Can you shop Black Friday deals online?

Yes, Black Friday deals are available online. Still, there will likely be in-store exclusive deals (historically called “doorbusters”) from big-box retailers to incentivize visits to brick-and-mortar locations. These are less of a thing each year, though, and in reality, we see most of the best deals are online. So why bother with the chaotic crowds, who, more often than not, end up fighting over what turns out to be a really poor-quality TV? No thanks.

Apple products like Airpods and Apple Watches had massive discounts, and we saw a huge selection of TV deals across all budgets. The LG C2 in multiple sizes was the runaway winner, though, as it was generally seen as the best OLED out there, especially for gamers. Verizon had a fantastic offer with a free iPad and Apple Watch for new signups on unlimited plans, too.

Streaming services like Disney Plus and Hulu had significant discounts, the best of the year actually. We expect similar offers to happen this year, so if you’re not already subscribed, hold off for now or maybe even cancel if you’re paying monthly; that way, you’ll probably be eligible for the new deal when it comes.

Oral-B electric toothbrushes hit year-low prices, likewise for many home products like robot vacuums, air fryers, and various top mattresses.

Deal predictions for Black Friday 2023

The familiar contenders we highlighted earlier from the previous year are bound to make a return. We’re particularly optimistic about the prospect of noteworthy Black Friday deals for the PS5 and Xbox Series X this time around, given their increased availability. Already, we’ve spotted promotions for the PS5 Slim bundled with Spider-Man 2 and Call of Duty, hinting at the possibility of more enticing offers.

Anticipate significant price drops for the LG C3, and possibly even the G3, as they vie for attention against compelling deals on Samsung TVs. The trending demand for standing desks is undeniable (apologies), making this an opportune moment to acquire one if it’s been on your radar.

Major players in the fashion industry will undoubtedly join the Black Friday frenzy, and we’ll detail the top sales as the event approaches. The same goes for beauty products, meaning if you’ve been eyeing a Dyson Airwrap or a Supersonic hairdryer, the best prices should be on the horizon.

Why is it called “Black Friday”?

The origin of the term “Black Friday” dates back to September 24, 1869, when two investors triggered a stock market crash by inflating the price of gold. This event led to a 20% decline in the stock market and a significant 50% reduction in the harvest value of corn and wheat for farmers.

The term resurfaced almost a century later in the 1950s. Police officers began using “Black Friday” to describe the Friday between Thanksgiving and the annual Army-Navy college football game. On this day, people would flock to town for shopping, resulting in increased traffic and longer working hours for local police forces.

Businesses eventually adopted the term, initially attempting to popularize “Big Friday,” which did not gain traction. By the 1980s, “Black Friday” had firmly established itself as the widely recognized phrase for this significant shopping day.

Another contributing factor to the name’s prevalence is the day’s immense importance

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