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Walmart Black Friday deals — best early sales in 2021

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Walmart Black Friday deals are starting early. The retailer just announced that its first batch of Black Friday deals will begin on Wednesday, November 3. Walmart is joining the likes of Buy, Amazon, and Target which have all held holiday previews during the past few weeks.  

However, if you can't wait till November — Walmart is offering a preview of its Walmart Deals for Days event right now. The sale includes deals on Lego sets, 4K TVs, air fryers, and more. These are some of the best Walmart deals we've seen this year. 

Walmart Black Friday deals — best early sales

Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen): was $49 now $24 @ Walmart
While Amazon focuses on cheap Alexa devices, Walmart is offering inexpensive Google smart home devices, such as the Google Nest Mini. The smart home speaker allows you to check the weather, play music, get reminders, learn about the day's news headlines and control compatible smart lights, thermostats and TVs.View Deal

Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer: was $89 now $69 @ Walmart
If you want to try cooking in an air fryer, this is a bargain worth grabbing. The Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer features four functions including air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate, so it’s a very versatile machine. You can also set the time and temperature yourself, ranging from 105°F to 400°F. With a 4-quart capacity and dishwasher-safe parts, this air fryer is convenient to use too. A similar model featured in our best air fryers list.View Deal

Lego Classic Bricks: was $29 now $20 @ Walmart
Let your child's imagination run while with the 442-piece Lego Classic Bricks collection. It includes a wide selection of wheels and tires in a variety of colors and sizes, plus a colorful selection of Lego building bricks, shapes, and eyes. View Deal

Nerf Perses MXIX-5000 Motorized Blaster: was $99 now $50 @ Walmart
The Nerf Perses is a fully motorized toy gun that can shoot up to 8 rounds per second. It comes with 50 Nerf Rival high-impact rounds and a 9.6 volt 1200mAH rechargeable battery and wall charger. It' snow 50% off. View Deal

Shark ION Robot Vacuum: was $349 now $199 @ Walmart
If you want an entry-level robot vacuum at an affordable price, this early Walmart Black Friday deal takes a generous $50 off. It comes with a tri-brush system that offers a multi-brush cleaning performance, and can easily maneuver around stairs or ledges. The SharkClean app lets you schedule and control your robot vac at the touch of a button and is compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.View Deal

AirPods Max: was $549 now $449 @ Walmart
Lowest price ever! The AirPods Max are Apple's premium, retro-style headphones. They feature large ear cushions, a digital crown, active noise cancellation, and Spatial Audio. The latter feature uses head tracking to offer a surround sound experience. They're now at their lowest price ever. View Deal

Echelon Connect Exercise Bike: was $599 now $497 @ Walmart
The Echelon Connect's magnetic flywheel offers 32 levels of resistance. This early Black Friday deal also comes with six months free membership on the Echelon Fit app, which provides access to  1,600 cycling classes of all fitness levels.View Deal

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS/38mm): was $179 now $169 at Walmart
The Apple Watch Series 3 remains a brilliant smartwatch due to the up-to-date software and a classy, durable design. The base model is on sale for $169. Keep in mind it hit $119 last holiday season, but the deal sold out in seconds. View Deal

Walmart Black Friday deals will start early

Prior to releasing its official batch of holiday deals, Walmart held three events in November of last year titled the Walmart Deals for Days event. All of the events were held in the evening and the deals got better as the month progressed.

Walmart has confirmed its event is back for 2021 and will be held November 3 and November 10. (The third date has yet to be disclosed). The event is similar to sales we're seeing now such as the Amazon Epic Daily Deals sale. 

Some of the discounts offered during last year's Walmart Black Friday Deals for Days event included an Onn 50-inch Roku 4K TV for $128, Magic Bullet Blender for $15, Eufy robot vacuums from $99, and up to 50% off Fischer-Price and LOL Surprise toys. Apple fans also saw the AirPods on sale at an all-time low of $99, whereas the Apple Watch 3 plummeted to just $119, a record price low that we haven't seen since last November.

Given how strong Walmart's early November deals were, our advice for 2021 is to buy early. That way you avoid shipping delays and future price increases. 

Walmart and PS5 restocks

The PS5 was too new for it to make a splash last holiday season. However, we're nearing the console's 1-year anniversary and it's just as hard to find it in stock today as it was on the day of its release. There have been numerous PS5 restock events at Walmart, but the retailer — renown for its doorbuster in-store sales — has yet to offer an in-store PS5 drop. 

Given the struggles that Walmart — and many other retailers — have faced with restocks, it's likely Walmart will offer an in-person console drop as we get close to Black Friday. There's even a chance it could offer in-store and online restocks. (As part of its Walmart Black Friday deals event, the retailer offered PS5 consoles on the night before Thanksgiving last year). 

To date, rivals Best Buy and GameStop have both offered in-store console drops, which makes Walmart one of the last big-name retailers who hasn't offered an in-store drop. 

That said, you can also expect to see online drops from Walmart. In fact, Walmart is one of only a few retailers to offer evening PS5 restocks. (Usually starting at 9 p.m. ET). We wouldn't be surprised if Walmart Black Friday deals begin with an evening restock of the PS5, XSX, and XSX Halo Edition. 

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.