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Best Black Friday Sales 2020: What deals to expect

Prime Day has come to an end, but the best Black Friday deals are yet to come.

Black Friday 2020 will set new records as manufacturers and retailers work to clear inventories ordered for a pre-pandemic world. Combine inventory shifts with the traditional annual holiday sales kick-off event and Black Friday deals stacks up to be a bonanza for all involved. But you still want the best Black Friday deals. Whether you’re shopping for smartphones, TVs, laptops, small kitchen appliances, mattresses, or pretty much anything sold online, you’ll find some of the best deals of the year during Black Friday.

When are the best Black Friday deals?

With Prime Day out of the way, the next big shopping event is arriving sooner than you think. True Black Friday doesn’t arrive until November 27 this year, but retailers are starting much earlier this year.

Best Buy is already offering some Black Friday discounts on 4K TVs, headphones, and soundbars, with Black Friday prices guaranteed to My Best Buy members. Additionally, the Walmart Black Friday sale will be spreading across 3 separate weekends starting on November 4 at 7 p.m. ET.

What retailers will have Black Friday deals?

With Black Friday sales on the horizon, it’s good to start planning where you’ll do your shopping. Here are all of the best online retailers to bookmark for 2020:

Electronics Sales

Home Appliance Sales

Mattress Sales

Outdoors Sales

  • Academy Sports
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • REI

Should you shop online or in stores on Black Friday?

Traditionally, Black Friday has been an in-store event. But in recent years, and with the success of Cyber Monday, all of the best discounts have been moving online. That being said, many retailers will have sales going on both online and at their stores. These sales will likely be spread out across the month of November to avoid large crowds from gathering.

Retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart have all said that they will be having contact-free curbside pickup as well. So if you don’t want to worry about shipping and don’t want to go into the store, there will be a third option for you.

Are any Black Friday deals happening now?

While the bulk of the savings has yet to drop, there are quite a few early Black Friday deals going on in October. We’ve gathered some of the best sales below from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. If you see a price cut on a product you want, don’t hesitate to grab it right now before its gone.

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Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case

$199 $249
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Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$350 $399
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Apple Magic Keyboard 2

$94 $99
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27-inch Dell FreeSync Desktop Monitor

$350 $400
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50-inch Samsung NU6900 4K TV

$328 $430
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27-inch BenQ Desktop Monitor

$176 $298
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$80 $100
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$949 $1,000
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Tips for shopping Black Friday deals in 2020

Although retailers still promote doorbuster deals and in-store-only discounts, most Black Friday deals are also available online. This is a dangerous time for your bank account, so here are some for the best tips and tricks to remember while you browse. If you want to make the most out of your Black Friday 2020 shopping, here are the things to keep in mind.

Not every deal is a good deal: It is a fairly common tactic for retailers to promote “reduced prices” during an event like this, but savings aren’t always what they seem. Often than those products you’re looking at have been on sale for months already, and today’s deals have nothing to do with the price cut you see.

Beware of phishing scams: With the growing dependence on online shipping, it’s easier than ever to have your information stolen online. To avoid getting your credit card information, identity, or personal logins stolen while shopping, take a look at how to stay safe online.

Don’t forget your budget: Shopping online can be addictive. If you aren’t careful with your purchases, you can end up overspending without any real plan in place to pay everything off. Even if you’re planning on buying a lot of smaller items, make sure to have a budget and stick to it.

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