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Best Buy Black Friday deals — sales to expect in 2021

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Get ready! Best Buy Black Friday deals will kick off on Tuesday, October 19. The retailer has confirmed that its first batch of Black Friday deals are starting sooner than ever. There will be another batch of Best Buy Black Friday deals released on November 19, which is a week before the official Black Friday date. 

Last year Best Buy, dominated the holiday season with epic deals on TVs. For instance, the retailer offered the 55-inch Vizio OLED TV for just $899. (That remains the best OLED TV deal of all time). Best Buy Black Friday deals also slashed the price of Apple devices, kitchen appliances, and robot vacuums. Here's what you can expect from 2021. 

Confirmed sales for Oct. 19

Best Buy Black Friday deals — early sales

November is still days off, but here are some Best Buy deals you can get now. 

TCL 55" 6-Series 4K QLED TV: was $949 now $699 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice deal: We named TCL's 6-Series line of TVs one of the top TVs we've reviewed. We especially like the mini-LED backlighting and QLED enhancement. The result is impressive color and brightness, with some of the best HDR performance we've seen on anything this side of an OLED display. The new 2021 models continue that unbeatable value and feature Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, full array local dimming, THX Certified Game Mode, Siri/Alexa/Google Assistant support, and a 120Hz refresh rate. View Deal

Insignia 65" F30 4K Fire TV: was $699 now $519 @ Best Buy
If you're looking for a 65-inch TV that won't break your budget, you'll want to check out this Insignia 4K Fire TV. It's currently one of the cheapest big-screen 4K smart TVs we've seen. It provides easy access to a variety of streaming services and comes with a voice remote featuring Alexa. View Deal

8.3" iPad mini 2021: up to $460 off w/ trade-in @ Best Buy
If you have an old iPad you want to get rid of, Best Buy is the way to go. The retailer will give you up to a $460 credit if you trade-in your old iPad for the new iPad mini. For instance, the previous-gen iPad mini would fetch you a $175 credit. View Deal

Insignia 70" F30 4K Fire TV: was $749 now $599 @ Best Buy
Although we're still in October, this sale has Best Buy Black Friday deals written all over it. Currently, Best Buy has the new Insignia 70-inch F30 4K Fire TV on sale for $549. The TV offers HDR10 support and comes with a voice remote with Alexa, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. It's part of Insignia's 2021 line of Fire TVs and one of the best deals we've seen for a screen this big. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: was $699 now $599 @ Best Buy
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is one of our favorite Chromebooks. It's also the first to pack a QLED display, which makes the panel bright and vibrant enough for just about any use. It features a 13.3-inch QLED 1080p LCD, 2.1GHz Core i3-10110U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB eMMC. View Deal

Roku Streaming Stick Plus 4K: was $49 now $34 @ Best Buy
Simply put, the Roku Streaming Stick Plus 4K is the best overall Roku device on the market. It supports 4K streams and you also get a strong wireless receiver and a bundled voice remote. It's now at its second-lowest price ever.View Deal

TV sale: deals from $119 @ Best Buy
Best Buy currently has smart TVs on sale from $139. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller, 720p models (which are more suitable for a children's room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger sets. These will be the cheapest TV deals we see till the arrival of the holidays. View Deal

Vizio MQ7 55" 4K QLED TV: was $799 now $579 @ Best Buy
Lowest price! The Vizio MQ7 is part of Vizio's 2021 lineup of TVs. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10+/HLG support, full array local dimming, DTS Virtual X audio, HDMI 2.1 connectivity, built-in AirPlay and Chromecast support, and an auto game mode, which optimizes the TV for console gamers. This is one of the first TV deals we see for this new TV and its also the lowest price to date. View Deal

Lego Star Wars D-O: was $69 now $51 @ BestBuy
The Rise of Skywalker may have been rather polarizing, but we can all agree that new droids are always great. So enter D-O, the skittish droid that's just plain adorable. And he can be yours, provided you're willing to build it.View Deal

iRobot Roomba i3+: was $599 now $549 @ Best Buy
The Roomba i3+ has a self-emptying base that takes up to 60 days to fill, removing yet another chore from your to-do list. Normally $599, you can get the Roomba i3+ for $50 less with this early deal. View Deal

AeroGardens Harvest Elite Slim: was $179 now $109 @ Best Buy
The AeroGardens Harvest Elite Slim with Heirloom Salad Seed Kit's price has been slashed. With this deal, you get the small, sleek, countertop appliance with high-efficiency grow lights and six pre-seeded grow pods of heirloom salad greens.View Deal

Samsung Slide-in Gas Range: was $1,979 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
Samsung's attractive slide-in gas range has a large 6.0-cubic foot capacity, knobs that light up blue when the burners are on, and a Smart Dial that simplifies oven controls. Other features include an Air Fry setting, Wi-Fi, and compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant. It also has a super-powerful 22,000 BTU burner for getting things hot in a flash. This deal knocks $270 off its price. View Deal

Best Buy Black Friday deals — what to expect

4K TVs: Best Buy offered some of the best TV deals last year.  In addition to the aforementioned OLED TV deal, the retailer also had a TCL 55-inch 4K TV for just $199. It's a price we haven't seen once throughout all of 2021. We expect Best Buy to offer this deal again in 2021, likely on a newer model. We may even the price of a 55-inch 4K TV go for as low as $179, though don't expect it to be one of the newer models. 

Apple: When it comes to Apple devices, Best Buy Black Friday deals are among the best. Earlier this year, Best Buy has the Editor's Choice MacBook Air on sale for an unbelievable price of $749. It was an exclusive students-only deal. (Non-students paid $849, which is still $150 off). Sadly, we may not see that $749 price point again. However, the base model will likely crash to $799 at Best Buy. This time, the deal will not require a valid edu e-mail. 

PS5: Best Buy held its first ever in-store PS5 restock in September. We've also seen monthly Best Buy RTX 3080 restock. We wouldn't be surprised if the retailer offers more in-store restocks as November approaches. Online shoppers shouldn't worry too much, however; as we expect GPU and console drops to continue online as well. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.