Update Nov. 16: Amazon's Black Friday sale has officially started, and we have rounded up all of the best deals.
Amazon's Seven Days of Black Friday is officially here, and while you'll find hundreds of devices on sale, we're here to show you the deals that matter the most — starting with deals on Amazon's own hardware.
But before you make any purchases, there's some big news you should know. The retailer has announced that it's offering free shipping (between 5 to 8 days delivery) with no minimum purchase or Prime membership required (a first for the e-commerce giant). Of course if you want that speedy 1-to-2 day delivery, you can sign up for Prime and cancel after your trial.
Amazon Deals You Can Buy Now
Amazon has a deal for Sony fans. You can get a PlayStation Plus 12-Month Membership Code for $39.99 ($20 off). The retailer also has a handful of Amazon's Fire Tablets are currently on sale. All of these tablets are at their lowest price of the year, however, you'll see better savings when you buy two of the same device. For instance, the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet is on sale for $149.99 ($50 off). That's a good deal, but buy two and you'll pay $249.98, which is $150 off. Deals include:
- PlayStation Plus 12-Month Membership Code for $39.99 ($20 off)
- 2018 Echo Dot Kids Edition 3-Pack for $99.97 ($110 off)
- 2018 Echo Show 2-Pack for $339.98 ($120 off)
- Echo Spot 2-Pack for $159.98 ($100 off)
- Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet for $69.99 ($30 off; or buy 2 for $119.98)
- All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $89.99 ($40 off; or buy 2 for $149.98)
- Fire HD 10 Tablet for $99.99 ($50 off)
- Fire HD 10 Tablet w/ Show Mode Dock for $144.99 ($59 off)
- Show Mode Dock for Fire HD 10 for $44.99 ($10 off)
- Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet for $149.99 ($50 off; or buy 2 for $249.98)
- Blink Indoor 1 Cam System for $66.99 ($33 off)
- Blink Indoor 2 Cam System for $113.99 ($56 off)
- Blink Indoor 3 Cam System for $153.99 ($76 off)
- Blink Indoor 5 Cam System for $233.99 ($116 off)
- Blink Indoor Add-On Cam for $71.99 ($18 off)
Confirmed Amazon Black Friday Deals Coming Soon
As for Amazon's Black Friday deals, those will start on November 16 and include many previous-gen devices alongside steep discounts on current-gen hardware like the new Echo Dot ($24), and new Echo Show ($179.99). Here's everything you need to know about Amazon's upcoming Black Friday deals.
Starting Sunday, November 18
- Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $24.99 ($15 off)
- Fire TV Stick 4K with all-new Alexa Voice Remote for $34.99 ($15 off)
- Fire TV Cube 4K UHD/HDR for $59.99 ($60 off)
Starting Wednesday, November 21
Starting Thursday, November 22
- Echo Dot 2nd-Gen for $19.99 ($20 off)
- All-New Echo Dot for $24 ($25 off)
- Echo 2nd-Gen for $69 ($30 off)
- All-New Echo Plus for $109.99 ($40 off)
- All-New Echo Show for $179.99 ($50 off)
- Echo Spot for $89.99 ($40 off)
- Amazon Smart Plug for $5 ($20 off) w/ purchase of an Echo device
- Fire 7 Tablet for $29.99 ($20 off)
- All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet for $49.99 ($30 off)
- All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet w/ Show Mode Dock for $79.99 ($39 off)
- Fire HD 10 Tablet w/ Show Mode Dock for $144.99 ($59 off)
- Kindle Paperwhite 7th-Gen for $79.99 ($40 off)
Amazon states that the devices will be on sale for a short time, so we recommend checking their site as early as you can on those given days. This can only make us wonder what will be on sale on Black Friday proper.
Also, QVC has this 2nd-Gen Echo Speaker 2-Pack on sale for $99.98. Traditionally, each speaker alone costs $99.99. If you buy two at Amazon, the retailer will take $30 off for a final price of $169.99. QVC undercuts Amazon by $70. Moreover, if you're a first-time QVC shopper, you can use coupon "FIVE4U" to drop the price even lower to $94.98. This could very well be the best Echo deal of the year if you're in the market for two Echo speakers.
Early Toy Deals: What to Buy Now/Expect
With the demise of Toys "R" Us, retailers like Amazon will offer more toy deals than ever this Black Friday season. We expect to see deals on STEM kits (up to 45 percent off), Star Wars Lego (up to 30 percent off), and inventor kits such as the littlebits Star Wars Droid, which is currently at an all-time low of $68.
Amazon to Sell More Apple Devices
Amazon and Apple have reached an agreement that will allow Cupertino to sell more of its devices on Amazon, reports Cnet. The list of products includes iPhones such as the iPhone XR and iPhone XS. Having one more retailer selling Apple products could usher in better deals. Although keep in mind that the report didn't address if Amazon will be able to offer discounts on the new products.
In a statement released to Tom's Guide, an Amazon spokesperson said, "Amazon is constantly working to enhance the customer experience, and one of the ways we do this is by increasing selection of the products we know customers want. We look forward to expanding our assortment of Apple and Beats products globally."
The spokesperson wouldn't comment on potential Apple deals through Amazon. Nevertheless, it's a space we'll be watching closely in the coming weeks.
While Black Friday has yet to arrive, Amazon has already got some offers up on its digital shelves that you should check out, including some for top-of-the-range tech from big name brands.
While some of Amazon’s deals are time or stock sensitive, we’ve collected together the best of the offers that are sticking around, including smartphones, a Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, and a stylish pair of B&O headphones.
Best Amazon Deals in the UK
If you're searching for deals across the Atlantic, our team in the UK has been tracking the best deals on your favorite kit.
Echo Dot (3rd Gen), Black + Philips Hue White and Color Starter Kit E27 - £149.98
This bundle contains an Echo Dot and three Phillips Hue smart lightbulbs, able to change colour and brightness at your command or in sync with any audio entertainment. The newest version of Amazon's entry level smart speaker can be used to control them, though it's good for doing all sorts of other Alexa-powered tasks too. A pairing that would be perfect for people looking to take a first step into smarthome tech.
TCL 50DP648 50 Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR 10 TV with Smart Freeview Play - £379
This 50-inch TCL 50DP648's low price has plunged even lower. It fits in desirable features like Ultra HD display, Dolby Audio, smart speaker compatibility and smart TV functions into an attractive slim-bezeled frame. Its 43- and 55-inch siblings are also good deals, and sport the same features in their respectively smaller and larger bodies. However, in terms of discounted value, this one's the best option.
Motorola moto g6 64GB - £195.99
If you want a cheap but capable Android smartphone, then check out Motorola's moto G6. It's got everything you need in a smartphone, plus some more premium features like a fingerprint sensor, fast charging via USB-C, and dual rear cameras. Powered by an unaltered Android Oreo operating system, it's very much a simple but well-stocked experience.
Nintendo Switch + Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu + Just Dance 2019 - £299.99
The super flexible Nintendo Switch is included in an attractive bundle this month, along with two family friendly titles to play: the latest in the musical Just Dance series, and the upcoming Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu, the celebrated monster catching/fighting experience's first appearance on the Switch. You may have to wait a bit for its arrival: Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu just release today, but it's definitely worth saving over £60 on buying the bundle's components separately and having two thirds of it sooner.
iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum Cleaner - £699.99
If you're in the market for a robot to help you with the housework, consider the range topping Roomba 981. With two hours of battery life, smartphone, tablet, and smart speaker control and automatic recharge, it's near effortless to set it up and get it going. It's ready for whatever floors and dirt you want to throw at it too, capable of boosting its suction power by ten times for deeper rugs and carpets, and its well-designed extractors are made to avoid any debris blockages in its filter.
Huawei P20 Pro with Veho headphones - £629
This Amazon exclusive bundle gives you one of the best phones on the market. The Huawei P20 Pro's triple Leica lens camera produces excellent photos, and it has great battery life despite its quick performance. The fact it also comes with Bluetooth Veho headphones is a great extra benefit to have on top of an already tempting offer.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones - £134.99
It doesn't have to cost you much to get a pair of Beoplay H4 headphones, made by one of the world's leading high-quality audio brands, Bang & Olufsen. These are made with fancy materials like leather and aluminium, have a 19-hour battery life, and produce a good sound. There is a range of colours, and you can get a carry bag to put them included, but you’ll need to buy the Charcoal ones on their own if you want the full discounted price mentioned above.
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