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Cyber Monday TV deals — best early sales in 2021

Cyber Monday TV deals 2020
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Cyber Monday TV deals will be here soon with epic price cuts on all types of TVs. Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon will soon fight for your attention with discounts that will drop 55-inch 4K TVs to just $199. 

Currently, there are no official Cyber Monday TV deals to take advantage of. However, that doesn't mean there and no good TV deals available. Although Cyber Monday deals don't start till November 29, there are plenty of previews and early sales you can shop now. 

So if you've ever wanted to upgrade to a 65-inch TV or if you're just in the market for a new, affordable 4K TV — these Cyber Monday TV deals will help you save hundreds of dollars.  

Best early Cyber Monday TV deals

Cyber Monday TV deals — best early sales

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon
Amazon currently has one of the most epic pre Cyber Monday TV deals of all time. The retailer has smart TVs on sale for as low as $99. 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. 

Sceptre 50" 4K TV: was $328 now $199 @ Walmart

Sceptre 50" 4K TV: was $328 now $199 @ Walmart
If you want an inexpensive big-screen TV, you'll be hard-pressed to beat this 50-inch Sceptre for $199. It features 4K resolution, a thin-bezel design, and four HDMI ports. It's one of the best Cyber Monday TV deals we've seen for a no-frills 4K TV. 

Insignia 55" F30 4K Fire TV: was $549 now $299 @ Amazon

Insignia 55" F30 4K Fire TV: was $549 now $299 @ Amazon
If you want a big-screen TV on the cheap, Amazon has the Insignia 55-inch F30 4K Fire TV on sale. The TV offers HDR10 support, DTS Studio Sound, and it comes with a voice remote, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. Best Buy offers the same price.

Insignia 50" QLED 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $379 @ Amazon

Insignia 50" QLED 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $379 @ Amazon
Ultra-affordable QLED:
This 50-inch Insignia QLED TV offers impressive image quality no matter what you're watching. With Fire TV features you can also stream all your favorite shows and movies and control them all with your voice thanks to full Alexa support. This 2021 TV is one of the most affordable deals we've seen for a QLED. 

TCL 5-Series Roku TV 55S535

TCL 55" 4K QLED Roku TV: was $699 now $477 @ Walmart
Editor's Choice TV:
This killer deal saves you $220 on one of the best 55-inch 4K TVs on the market. In our review, we said this TV is an excellent pick for anyone on a budget. It delivers solid, quantum-dot 4K picture quality and Roku's smart TV software at an unbeatable price. This model features a bright and vibrant 55-inch 4K LED UHD QLED display, Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, and compatibility with AI voice assistants. 

Vizio MQ7 55" 4K QLED TV: was $749 now $529 @ Best Buy

Vizio MQ7 55" 4K QLED TV: was $749 now $529 @ Best Buy
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 best Cyber Monday TV deals we've seen and its second lowest price to date. 

LG A1 OLED TV: was $1,199 now $896 @ Amazon

48" LG A1 OLED TV: was $1,199 now $896 @ Amazon
Free $100 Amazon credit: The LG A1 is one of the best OLED TVs on the market, packing LG's powerful Alpha 7 Gen 4 processor, a rich 48-inch 4K OLED display, and support for AI voice assistants. This is the most affordable OLED TV we've ever seen. Even better, use coupon "HBQ5KMZKGRRP" at final checkout and you'll get a free $100 Amazon credit added to your account. 

TCL 55" 6-Series 4K QLED TV: was $1,499 now $898 @ Amazon

TCL 55" 6-Series 4K QLED TV: was $1,499 now $898 @ Amazon
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. TCL's list price is $949, but Amazon has it on sale for $898 — an astonishing price cut. Best Buy offers the same price

Who has the best TV deals on Cyber Monday?

Who has the best TV deals on for Cyber Monday? It depends on the type of set you're interested in. Cyber Monday TV deals are designed to generate excitement around sales, so don't let the hype from every retailer confuse you. The basics of buying a great TV on sale are the same as regular priced models: Know what features you should expect, what extras you may want, and read up on reviews to get a feel for what's good or bad about specific models.

In general, Best Buy has the best TV deals on Cyber Monday, especially on our favorite brands like LG, Samsung and Sony. Meanwhile, we've seen the best TV deals on more affordable brands like Hisense, TCL and Vizio from Walmart. Amazon typically tries to price-match both Best Buy and Walmart, so be sure to run comparisons if you tend to favor one retailer over another. 

Should I wait till Cyber Monday to buy a TV?

In general, Cyber Monday TV deals are giving some of the biggest discounts in this category we've seen all year. So should you wait until the Cyber Monday date itself to buy a TV?

Most of the prices you're seeing today, especially on big-brand models, are the lowest they'll get this season. If you don't act on deals now, the next wave of TV discounts will come before the Super Bowl in February. At that point, however, most TV manufacturers will have announced a new lineup of 2021 TVs. 

If a current deal catches your eye, do your research, but chances are you've found a good price. Plus when you purchase now, you'll have a brand-new set for cozying up at home during the holiday season.

Cyber Monday cheap TVs: Bargain hunters, beware

Watch the fine print on those deals. You may see some TVs selling for $100 or less, but they all have some pretty severe limitations. Small sizes are common, and 32-inches is pretty small compared to the 65-inch models we usually review. (Check out our guide to choosing the right TV size to find the best size for your home.) 

Most are lacking smart features or rely on off-brand software with limited app selection. But the biggest gotcha you'll see on Cyber Monday is low resolution — some don't even offer full HD, opting for 720p resolution. While you may see TVs listed for amazingly low prices — some for less than $100 — don't expect any of the smart functions or 4K panels we see in the best TVs.

The other thing to watch for are refurbished and open box units. These can be a source of enormous savings, but they come with wear and tear before you've even set it up. Warranty coverage may also not be as robust as a new model will offer. Refurbs are a good way to save a buck during the rest of the year, but as we get into the holidays, the best deals are on new units.

Just remember the old saying about things that look too good to be true. Not all Cyber Monday cheap TVs are great deals, even when the prices are enticing. 

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.