Can't Wait Until Black Friday? Grab Early Deals on Gadgets

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By Keith Wagstaff

Looking for a new iPad? How about an Apple Watch or a flat-screen TV? Best Buy, Amazon, Staples and other stores are offering plenty of Black Friday deals on their websites — even though the main event is a few days away.

If you have your heart set on elbowing crazed shoppers on Black Friday, make sure to avoid going to stores from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when the crowds are largest, according to a new report from Google. For everyone else, there is online shopping, so deal hunters can click their way to massive savings without getting out of bed.

Best Buy

The electronics retailer is offering huge discounts online on Tuesday to people who register with Best Buy. They include $100 discounts on the Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and Microsoft Surface 3, as well as $250 off the Lenova Yoga 3 two-in-one laptop. The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday night.


Amazon is offering new Black Friday discounts as often as every five minutes. If you see something you like, it's best to snap it up quick, or it could be gone in a few hours. (Members of Amazon Prime, who pay $99 a year for the privilege, get earlier access to deals.)

The site is also offering some longer term deals. Those include a 6-inch Kindle for $49 and a 28-inch Roku TV for $170. Dying for a drone? Amazon is selling the UDI 818A Camera Drone for $48.


The store's "10 Days of Deals" promotion runs from November 22 to December 1, with discounts on different categories — like electronics, kitchen appliances and, most importantly, frozen pizza — offered on each day of the campaign.

On November 30, Target is offering its "first-ever site-wide discount" with 15 percent off everything bought on with the promo code "CYBER15."


Like Amazon, Walmart is offering a plethora of limited-time deals with "Cyber Monday-like prices" before Black Friday. On Tuesday, those included a 50-inch Samsung TV for $498 and an iPad mini 2 for $200.

Overall, Walmart is offering 10 new deals each day in its Daily Savings Center.


There are some big deals to be found during the "Black Friday Blowout," which, naturally, runs for the entire week leading up to Black Friday.

Among the best deals are a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 10 for $250 and a 24-inch Samsung computer monitor for only $100.


The site's "Pre-Black Friday" deals are available in limited qualities. They include discounts on everything from the Apple MacBook Pro ($600) to a Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera ($660).