It's officially Black Friday and that means if you didn't snatch up any of the early deals that came and went earlier this month, now's the time to shop. Despite kicking off the holiday season (unbearably) early this year with a deluge of deals, retailers are still have some compelling Black Friday sales today. However, just like most years, not every deal is worth your money -- especially when it comes to gadgets and electronics. We've sifted through all of the Black Friday tech deals we could find to come up with a list of only the best ones that you should consider this year. Here are the best tech deals we could find for Black Friday.
While we've had weeks of early Black Friday deals already, Thanksgiving has brought additional sales, some of which we expect to continue through Black Friday proper. This has been a trend for the past few years -- if you happen to be online and searching for Black Friday deals a few hours before the day arrives, you can expect at least a handful of solid early sales. And that strategy may pay off this year even more than others as supply chain issues continue to push back shipping estimates. The sooner you grab the items on your gift list, the better the chance they'll arrive on time. To make your search a bit easier, we gathered the best early Black Friday tech deals we could find here.
Early Black Friday deals are already rolling out, with more new sales showing up every day. For 2021, there's concern whether shipping issues will mean less stuff on the shelves for the holidays. As we've already been hearing for months, the global supply chain is seriously backed up with bottlenecks occurring at key points. Hoping to deal with an already difficult situation, retailers stretched out the shopping season as much as they dared, what with shipping timelines stretching to frustrating levels. These supply problems are supposed to be felt acutely in technology, or so the market watchers say.
Black Friday itself might be done and dusted but the best deals for 2019 will continue all weekend, plus Cyber Monday deals are just around the corner. That's good news for anyone late to the sales party as that means there's still a significant amount of savings to be had. You'll find those savings everywhere and anywhere, both at big box retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and Target as well as online at Amazon, NewEgg and B&H Photo. So when does Black Friday well and truly end? Admittedly, some deals were for Black Friday only and sold out within minutes or hours, but many deals started a few days before Black Friday and will continue through to Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving. There are many different kinds of deals coming up from laptops to phones to AirPods (although the latter is heading quickly out of stock). We've sadly had little in the way of a cracking Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal, and even the PS4 deals - while they have existed, and haven't been too bad - were more scarce than we expected. But, based on what we saw on Friday, there's a lot more to come. If you're thinking about a deal at the moment, or you're scared it will go cheaper on Cyber Monday, then our advice is simple: if it has a good discount attached to it, go for it! If you later find the product is cheaper elsewhere, you can always buy it again and return the original. Just make sure to check the retailer's terms and conditions for returning items. It's basically been Apple products that have been the winners - with $400 cashback on an iPhone 11, lower prices on AirPods and Apple Watches and MacBook / iPads being cheaper than ever before, it's been (and still is) the time to grab yourself a bargain. There's more in there too - Dyson has been popular for Black Friday 2019, DNA kits have been a surprise package and we've even seen great discount on power tools as well. Anyway, enough of telling you what you're getting, and onto the deals themselves - and if you want something more than what we've scavenged from the depths of the web, here are all the top Black Friday sales from around the web first: HP Laptop 15t: $979.99 $519.99 from HP This HP laptop is a phenomenal price and comes with a 15-inch display paired with a powerful 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor to power the whole thing. Perfect for fitness fanatics, the Powerbeats Pro offer an adjustable ear hook design that keeps your buds firmly in place.