11 Black Friday Deals That Actually Don’t Suck

Black Friday is a few days away, but early deals have started at several major retailers. You can get a jump on holiday shopping before the turkey’s even defrosted. The downside: Some of the best deals may actually sell out before Black Friday even gets here.

So don’t let that deal you’re eyeing sell out. Start shopping early (like right now) to ensure that you save as much as possible on everything you need this year. These deals are already available — and they don’t suck, we promise.

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Every time Amazon has offered a bundle like this in the past, it’s sold out before the end of the sale period. With this being Amazon’s newest Echo Dot, we anticipate there will be a lot of interest in the huge discount, so be sure to grab one now before it’s too late.

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The second-gen AirPods Pro are down to $200 right now at several retailers, but we’d be surprised if this deal lasts all the way until Friday. These were just released in September and have received glowing reviews since. Grab a pair today, before you’re stuck paying more later.

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Google

The Pixel 6A is one of our favorite Android phones under $500, but at $299 it’s easily the best Android phone to recommend for most people right now. It’s got an amazing camera, good battery life and is super affordable with this deal. It’s available in three colors, but we expect that it will change sooner rather than later.

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Best Buy

This dual basket air fryer lets you cook two different foods at two different temperatures if you need, which is a huge convenience. Since buying one a few months ago, I’ve used this model nearly every single day. It cooks well, is easy to clean and produces reliable results. Grab one today, you won’t be disappointed.

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Apple just released the Apple Watch Ultra in September and we’ve seen very few discounts on it since then. This $60 discount is the biggest drop we’ve seen so far, so if you’ve been eyeing one you’re going to want to act now as we don’t anticipate it will stick around for long.

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Amazon’s Fire Tablets are some of the hottest selling devices during times like Black Friday and right now the company has its newest (and smallest) tablet marked down to a truly affordable price at just $40. Right now, all three colors are in stock, but that could change at any time so be sure to grab one now.

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Sam’s Club

Right now, new members can get 50% off their first year of Sam’s Club membership. With this, you’ll pay $25 for access to Sam’s Club warehouse locations, discounted gas and all of its other great benefits. This deal is set to expire on Thursday, Nov. 24.

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While not exactly a “deal,” Walmart will have a very limited supply of the God of War Ragnarok PS5 bundle in stock throughout the holiday shopping season. Be sure to only consider buying it when it’s listed at $559, otherwise you’re overpaying from a third party.

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The Pixel Buds A-Series are 50% off at Verizon for a limited time, which is one of the best prices we’ve seen. These great true-wireless earbuds are absolutely worth the money, so be sure to grab a pair now. Not a Verizon customer? Don’t worry, you can check out as a guest and still get this great deal.

Whether you travel for pleasure or business, you should be using Dollar Flight Club to help you get the best flights for the cheapest prices. Right now, you can pick up two lifetime subscriptions for just $149, which is the absolute best deal we’ve seen on these. The best part? Since it’s a two-pack you can keep one for yourself and give the other as a gift.

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Deals on Sonos products are few and far between, which means when they do show up, they tend to sell out quickly. This discount on the portable Sonos Roam SL gives you an amazing little speaker for a great price. It comes in two colors and you can upgrade to the bundle with the charging kit for $176.