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Black Friday 2020 is going to look different. It took a global pandemic for retailers to give their employees Thanksgiving off, but most of the sales traditionally associated with the day after Thanksgiving have either been pushed online, or earlier, or both because of COVID-19.
Don’t expect to see the crowds you’re used to in stores around Black Friday. In fact, don’t expect to see all of these deals in one week, either. In order to temper crowds in stores and malls per social distancing protocols, many retailers have opted to begin Black Friday sales weeks in advance. Some deals will last all of November, and no, they aren’t a waste of your time. These deals are actually going to be good.
Black Friday Apple deals
Apple deals abound across most retailers, with notable sales at Walmart launching on Wednesday, Nov. 25
The Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) will be $119 starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST).
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS – 38mm – walmart.com
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS – 42mm – walmart.com
AirPods Pro will be down to $169, starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST). The price is valid from Nov. 25 through Nov. 28, but they’re likely to sell out.
AirPods Pro $169 at Walmart
Apple AirPods Pro – walmart.com
Black Friday TV deals
Check out our complete list of the best Black Friday TV deals, or peruse a few highlights below.
VIZIO 70″ Class 4K UHD LED Smart TV HDR V-Series for $478 (starting Nov. 25)
VIZIO 70″ Class 4K UHD LED Smart TV HDR V-Series V705x-H1 – walmart.com
Samsung 65″ Class 4K Crystal UHD (2160P) LED Smart TV with HDR for $478 (starting Nov. 25)
SAMSUNG 65″ Class 4K Crystal UHD (2160P) LED Smart TV with HDR UN65TU7000 2020 – walmart.com
Insignia 50″ 4K UHD Smart Fire TV for $149.99 (starting Nov. 26)
Insignia 50″ Class LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV Edition TV – bestbuy.com
TCL 75″ 4k UHD Android TV for $499.99 (starting Nov. 28)
TCL – 75″ Class 4 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV – bestbuy.com
Black Friday laptop deals
Laptops are always hot on Black Friday, and this year is no exception. Check out our full article on Black Friday laptop deals and a select few below.
2020 Apple 13.3” MacBook Air with Retina Display for $929.99
Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air with Retina Display (Early 2020, Silver) – bhphotovideo.com
HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 15.6″ 4K Ultra HD Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory – 512GB SSD – Nightfall Black – bestbuy.com
ASUS TUF 15.6″ Gaming laptop for $599.99 (starting Nov. 22)
ASUS TUF Gaming 15.6″ Laptop – Intel Core i5 – 8GB Memory – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti – 256GB SSD – Black – bestbuy.com
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15″ laptop for $349.99 (starting Nov. 22)
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15″ Touch Screen Laptop – Platinum Grey – bestbuy.com
Lenovo 11.6″ Chromebook Flex 2-in-1 for $179 (starting Nov. 28)
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 2-in-1 11.6″ Touch Screen Chromebook – Platinum Grey – bestbuy.com
HP 11.6″ Chromebook for $149 (starting Nov. 28)
HP 11.6″ Chromebook – Ash Gray – bestbuy.com
HP 14″ Chromebook for $129 (starting Nov. 22)
HP 14″ Touch-Screen Chromebook – Intel Celeron – 4GB Memory – 32GB eMMC Flash Memory – Grey bestbuy.com
Walmart Black Friday deals
Walmart’s Black Friday events started Nov. 4, though they’re almost like six mini-events. The last round of deals go live on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) and Nov. 27 at midnight EST (Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. PST). Fortunately, Walmart is saving some of its best Black Friday deals for last, including its sales of the Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods Pro.
Amazon Black Friday sales
Amazon has not given an official announcement of its big-ticket Black Friday deals. However, once Prime Day ended in mid-October, Amazon immediately shifted gears and has been releasing “Holiday Daily Deals” every day. The deals have been a mix of good hits and major misses. Last year, the big Amazon Black Friday deals began the Monday of “Deals Week,” AKA the week of Thanksgiving/Black Friday.
The Home Depot Black Friday sales
The Home Depot launched its Black Friday sales on Nov. 8, but most of the great deals are still live with more to come.
Mechanics Tool Set (270-Piece) – homedepot.com
50-250 ft. lbs. 1/2 in. Drive Torque Wrench – homedepot.com
18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Piece Kit (Drill-Driver/ Impact Driver/ Circular Saw/ Recipro Saw/ Vacuum/ Light) 3.0Ah – homedepot.com
Combination Wrench Set (28-Piece) – homedepot.com
47.25 in. x 12 in. x 20 in. Aluminum Slim-Fold Work Platform, 300 lbs. Load Capacity – homedepot.com
1000 Lumens LED Utility Light – homedepot.com
18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Tool Combo Kit w/ Drill/Driver, Impact Driver, (2) 1.5 Ah Batteries, Charger and Bag – homedepot.com
18 ft. Reach MPX Aluminum Multi-Position Ladder, 300 lbs. Load Capacity Type IA Duty Rating – homedepot.com
1,600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer – homedepot.com
Special Black Friday Price
SilentMax 750 3/4 HPc Ultra-Quiet Belt Drive Garage Door Opener with Wireless Keypad – homedepot.com
Macy’s Black Friday sales
Like most retailers, Macy’s will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will be open for in-store shopping on Black Friday. Macy’s launced a bunch of its sales in advance of Black Friday, including a deal on cashmere sweaters.
Wayfair Black Friday sales
Like other retailers, Wayfair is beginning a slow introduction of deals now, and will launch bigger deals for their specialty brands beginning Nov. 13.
Kohl’s Black Friday sales
As with previous years, Kohl’s is offering $15 cash back for every $50 you spend between Nov. 25 and 29. Expect to find doorbuster prices on big items on Thanksgiving day ( at 12:01 a.m. online and 5 p.m. in stores). You can get a Fitbit Versa 3 for only $100, Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Fortnite Neo Versa Bundle for $100, or a Nintendo Switch + Carrying Case + Controller for $30 off.