Believe it or not, but Black Friday 2019 is almost here. Yes, we know, it's still pumpkin latte season, but Thanksgiving is just a few weeks out. That means it's time to talk about Amazon Black Friday deals. After all, Amazon deals tend to rule the deal landscape on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
So what kind of Amazon Black Friday deals can you expect in 2019? Well, for starters we predict a good number of Amazon's 2019 Alexa devices will see a discount. Last holiday season, Amazon slashed prices on its then-current and previous-gen Alexa hardware. Some deals started as low as $19. This year, we've already seen a small price cut on its new Echo Dot with Clock. Likewise, we predict to see a plethora of Apple Watch Black Friday deals from Amazon. (Two great deals you can buy now are listed below).
What other Amazon Black Friday deals can you expect to see in the coming weeks? Read on to find out.
When is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday falls on November 29, 2019. Though we're about two months off from the huge sales extravaganza, expect to see Amazon Black Friday sales in the wild way in advance of Thanksgiving.
In fact, history tells us that some of the best deals of the holiday season begin as early as November 1. In the meantime, we'll be rounding up Amazon's best deals on the road to Black Friday 2019. Be sure to bookmark this page to stay in the know about the best early Amazon Black Friday deals you can snag.
What is Amazon Black Friday Deals Week?
Black Friday ad leaks usually begin surfacing in the wild around the end of October. Amazon, however, doesn't really post any Black Friday ads. Instead, the retailer has what it calls Black Friday Deals Week or Amazon's Seven Days of Black Friday.
In 2018, Black Friday Deals Week started on Thursday, November 15. That was a week before Thanksgiving Day proper. If Amazon repeats the event this year, we expect it'll begin on Thursday, November 21.
Deals includes discount on the Echo Dot ($25 off), the Echo Dot Kids Edition ($20 off), Fire TV Stick 4K ($15 off), and Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition ($100 off). There were also plenty of Black Friday gaming deals including $100 off all Xbox One consoles and a Nintendo Switch bundle that included Mario Kart 8 and a free download for just $299.
Most of these deals remained on sale through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some of them even dropped a few bucks more in the days after. Bottom line: Keep your eyes open for an Amazon Black Friday announcement on Thursday, November 21.
Amazon Black Friday deals: Predictions
Amazon will face stiff competition this Black Friday. Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target will attempt to price match or even undercut Amazon's every move. This year, we expect Amazon to offer another round of hardware price cuts along with discounts on services like Amazon Music Unlimited.
Amazon's sales tend to be cyclical, so for a sneak peek at this year's Amazon Black Friday deals, here’s a recap of what we saw from Amazon on Prime Day.
Kindle eReaders: If you're looking for a reading only tablet, you can bank on seeing plenty of Kindle discounts this Black Friday. On Prime Day, the Kindle Oasis was $50 off.
Echo Dot: Amazon's entry-level, Alexa-powered speaker dropped to $22 during Prime Day 2019. We doubt it will drop any lower than $19 come Black Friday. So we predict you'll see the Echo Dot bundled with other Amazon hardware like the Fire TV Stick or even select Fire tablets.
Fire TV Stick 4K: Amazon's 4K streaming stick dropped to an all-time low price of $24.99 during Prime Day. As for the 1080p Fire TV Stick, it was discounted down to $14.99. We expect to see these prices repeat on Black Friday. Also look for deals that bundle a few free months of HBO or Sling TV.
Whole Foods: The Amazon-owned grocer played a huge role on Prime Day and will likely play a major role on Black Friday. Over the holidays, we predict a plethora of Whole Foods Black Friday deals (exclusively for Prime members). Expect to see discounts on meats and produce, as well as Whole Foods' in-house 365 Everyday Value brand.
Amazon entertainment: Amazon usually discounts its services during the holiday season. So if you're considering signing up for any of Amazon services, we recommend that you wait until Black Friday. Whether it's Amazon Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, Prime Now, or Prime Fresh, you'll find the best deals post Thanksgiving Day.
For example, Amazon gave new subscribers of its music streaming service three months of Music Unlimited for 99 cents last year. Sweetening the deal even more, Amazon threw in a free Echo Dot smart speaker.
We predict that Amazon’s best Black Friday deals will include similar discounts on Prime Now ($15 off your first order), Kindle Unlimited (3 months for free), Prime Fresh ($15 off your first order), and Amazon Photos (upload one photo, get a $15 Amazon gift card).
Deals on Amazon's 2019 lineup
Amazon just refreshed most of its hardware line up and if you're wondering when Amazon's shiny new kit will go on sale, well — it already has. Some items like the new Ring Indoor Cam are already on sale (albeit as part of a bundle), whereas other items like the forthcoming Echo Dot with Clock are already on sale. Could the Amazon Echo Buds (releasing on Oct. 30) be next?
Last year, Amazon's new (2018) devices got anywhere from $25 off (2018 Echo Dot) to $50 off (2018 Echo Show). So while Amazon's previous-gen devices will offer the better value, we do expect to see many of Amazon's recently released items on sale as well.
Amazon Black Friday Lightning deals
As we saw on Prime Day, Amazon loves Lightning deals. However, the best Lightning deals tend to come in extremely limited quantities, which makes snagging a Lightning deal near-impossible. There are ways you can watch deals, but even then you're not guaranteed a deal.
In addition to Lightning deals, Amazon also tends to offer highly discounted bundles. For instance, last Black Friday it offered 3 months of Music Unlimited bundled with an Echo Dot for just $2. It was a short-lived deal that lasted less than 24 hours and only new Music Unlimited subscribers were eligible for the savings.
Bottom line: If you're thinking about signing up for a trial of an Amazon service — like its new Amazon Music HD service — we recommend you wait. Amazon is likely to sweeten these offers with bundled hardware or extended free trial periods.
Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now
MacBook Air 13" 2019: was $1,099 now $899
Apple's 2019 MacBook Air packs a stunning 13.3" Retina display with True Tone technology. For a limited time, it's $99 off its normal retail price. The 256GB model is also $199 off.View Deal
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: was $49.99, now $34.99
The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a solid device that boasts 4K resolution and quick menu navigation. It's also great for listening to music, interacting with Amazon's Alexa assistant and playing games.
Powerbeats Pro: was $249 now $199.95 @ Amazon
The Powerbeats Pro are Apple's fitness-focused earbuds. They offer excellent sound and seamless iPhone integration with a low-profile design. They're $50 off for the first time ever. View Deal
Apple Watch S3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $189 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch 3 is an excellent smartwatch for users who don't want to invest too much in a smartwatch. It tracks all of your activities/workouts and it's also waterproof so you can use it in the pool. It's $10 under Apple's new low price. View Deal
Apple Watch S4 (GPS/44mm): was $429 now $329 @ Amazon
For a limited time, the Apple Watch S4 (44mm) is $20 cheaper than the smaller 40mm model ($349). The S4 is an excellent watch that still has plenty of life left in it. It's faster than the S3 and it's our daily smartwatch we use to track workouts and calories burned.
Beats urBeats3 Earphones: was $59 now $49
The urBeats3 are wired earbuds that offer tight, deep bass. You can get them with a 3.5mm cable for $49. Alternatively, iPhone/iPad owners can get them with a Lightning connector for a few bucks less at $42. View Deal
Amazon All-New Echo Dot w/ Clock: was $59 now $49
The All-new Echo Dot with Clock is a revamped 3rd-gen Echo Dot now with a built-in LED display. The new Echo Dot can show time, temperature, or a timer. It's $10 off.View Deal
Instant Pot LUX80 Pressure Cooker: was $109 now $79
This 8-quart cooker combines 6 kitchen appliances in 1. It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and rice cooker with the ability to sautee, steam, and warm food. Now at its lowest price ever, it's a tremendous value.View Deal
AirPods with Charging Case: was $159 now $144 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can get the latest model AirPods with standard charging case for $15 off. It features Apple's latest H1 chip for faster wireless connectivity with Apple devices. View Deal
AirPods w/ Wireless Case: was $199 now $169 @ Amazon
One of the 2019 AirPods' new features is that they can be charged wirelessly via Apple's new wireless AirPods charger. Amazon has the AirPods w/ the wireless charger on sale for $169, which is this bundle's second lowest price ever.View Deal
TCL 65" 4K UHD Roku Smart TV: was $928 was $599
The TCL 65" 4K Roku Smart TV (65S525) puts thousands of streaming channels at your fingertips. With over 500,000 movies and TV episodes to choose from, you'll always have something to watch. For a limited time, it's $328 off at Amazon.
Black Friday 2019: Quick Links
- Black Friday Deals
- Xbox One X Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday Gaming Deals
- Nintendo Switch Black Friday Deals
- PS4 Black Friday Deals
- Best Buy Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday Camera Deals
- Target Black Friday Deals
- Apple Watch Black Friday Deals
- Chromebook Black Friday Deals
- Beats Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday iPad Deals
- Walmart Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday Laptop Deals
- Black Friday Apple AirPods Deals
- Black Friday TV Sales