We have started to follow the first Black Friday offers in our Black Friday roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big buying event, we’re highlighting store-by-store sales before November 27th.
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This year we start with Best buy, which announced its Black Friday sales earlier in the week while simultaneously launching a notable advance sale on a wide variety of products, including Apple devices.
Best Buy Black Friday Calendar
Every Best Buy store in the United States will be closed on Thanksgiving Day in 2020, so on November 26, the focus will be on online offers. Best Buy’s full schedule for Black Friday week is available below, and you can view the Best Buy Black Friday newspaper ad here.
- Thanksgiving (November 26) – Closed
- Black Friday (November 27) – 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time
- Saturday, November 28 – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time
- Sunday, November 29 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time
Of course, those dates won’t be the only opportunities to close deals at Best Buy in November, with a total of four more discount events planned by the retailer next month. We don’t yet know the details of the early November sales, but the big sale here will take place on November 16, when My Best Buy members will be able to purchase thousands of offers from the Black Friday ad a week earlier.
- November 5 to 8 – The Wish List Sale
- November 11 – The Treat Yourself Sale
- November 12 to 15 – Our most interesting offers
- November 16 to 17 – Early Access Sale for My Best Buy members
- November 22 – Black Friday starts now! Sale
Covid-19 security efforts: Best Buy is asking all employees and customers to wear face masks if they plan to shop in stores on Black Friday (and in general). There will be a limit to the number of people in each location and social distancing efforts will be in effect.
For anyone who doesn’t want to shop at a Best Buy store during the holidays, contactless curbside pickup is available at all Best Buy stores. Orders are ready in an hour and an employee can take it out and place it safely in your car. Next-day and same-day delivery options are also expanding to include more items on the Best Buy website.
Of course, there is also the Early Black Friday event going on right now, which you can read more about in the next section.
Early Black Friday – October 28 to November 1
There are several categories covered by the early Black Friday sale, including video games, TVs, Apple products, headphones, small kitchen appliances, printers, vacuum cleaners and more. Visit the Best Buy sale landing page to purchase the entire sale.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the more notable items that scored in Best Buy’s first Black Friday sale. As far as Apple is concerned, this mainly includes the offerings on Apple Watch SE and Series 6.
- Apple Watch SE, 40mm GPS – $ 259.00, was $ 279.00
- Apple Watch SE, 44mm GPS – $ 289.00, was $ 309.00
- Apple Watch SE, 40mm cellular – $ 309.00, down from $ 329.00
- Apple Watch SE, 44mm cellular – $ 339.00, down from $ 359.00
- Apple Watch Series 6, 40mm GPS – $ 379.00, was $ 399.00
- Apple Watch Series 6, 44mm GPS – $ 409.00, was $ 429.00
- Apple Watch Series 6, 40mm Cellular – $ 479.00, was $ 499.00
- Apple Watch Series 6, 44mm Cellular – $ 509.00, was $ 529.00
Best Buy Black Friday – One week savings start November 22
Like most retailers, Best Buy’s Black Friday is actually a week-long event that begins the Sunday before Thanksgiving: November 22. , with the expected selection of clasps.
As in years past, you’ll find plenty of discounts on quality TVs, Blu-Rays, smartphones, Dyson vacuums, smart speakers, video games, and more. Most of the sales listed below are available through Best Buy’s Black Friday event which runs until November 1, but after that you won’t be able to get the discounts until November 22 (or November 16 if Best Buy Member).
This year will see the launch of a new generation of video game consoles. While the PS5 and Xbox Series X don’t have any offers, you’ll certainly be able to save with solid markdowns on previous-gen consoles and a large assortment of video game software.
We don’t know much about hardware deals just yet, but Best Buy is offering an offer on the Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Nintendo Switch Online for $ 299.99.
To follow these Black Friday sales and more, visit our Black Friday roundup as well as our separate Summary of offers.