Incredible Black Friday deals are already live

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Black Friday has not officially started yet (the big day is tomorrow), but some of the best deals are already ready. From TVs for headphones, smart home gadgets and kitchen appliances, there are live sales at all major retailers.

CNET is here to help! We have investigated scans of newspaper ads, crawled reseller sites (Amazon, Goal, Walmart and Best buy, just to name a few) and found the deals you will not want to miss. Let’s break it all down for you.

These are the best Black Friday sales and deals live now:

  • Macy’s Black Friday sale started Tuesday
  • Many Amazon device sales (Echo, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Ring security systems) started last Friday
  • Best Buy’s sale started last Friday, including the lowest price ever on the Apple Watch SE
  • Target’s Black Friday sale started Sunday
  • Staples’ Black Friday sale started Sunday
  • Walmart’s Black Friday sale started Monday and includes possible access to PlayStation 5 and Xbox consoles for Walmart Plus members. The first availability of PS5 and Xbox consoles is already sold out
  • More Amazon Black Friday sales start today.

Best Black Friday Deals on Best Buy

It’s a little late for the game, but Best Buy has finally revealed details of its sale taking place during the week of Black Friday. It’s not quite as cut and dried as some other retailers’ outlets, which have clear start and end dates, but in essence, Best Buy’s outlets have already started and will add more items in the coming days. There have already been a number of declines, which included good offers such as the first sale of the season on the Apple Watch SE. Here’s what you can expect from each wave of deals.

Offers live now:

Agreement on Thursday 25 November:

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Best Black Friday Deals on Target

Target’s Black Friday sale has already begun and is running through Saturday the 27th of November. Target offers great savings on everything from technology to toys to home furnishings. This sneaky circular also advertises for the Nintendo Switch OLED, which has been notoriously hard to grab since it’s released in October, so keep an eye on the offer page and your local Targets stock if you’ve been hoping to get your hands on one. Here are some of the best Target deals at the moment.

Read more: Target Black Friday Sales: Great deals available now, with even more on the way

Best Black Friday Deals on Walmart

Walmart’s Black Friday sale started Monday, November 22 at 16 PT (19:00 ET). Early access to some offers started four hours earlier for Walmart Plus members. Walmart notes that it will make the PS5 and Xbox Series X available online during Black Friday week, but details of times are not yet available. Here are some of the deals we’re most excited about.

Read more: Walmart Black Friday 2021: The best deals are happening now

Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

In a recent press release, Amazon announced that it will run one 48-hour sale from 25 to 26 November, but the details of what will be included are rather vague (par for the course for a dealer who often keeps things close to the west). Some of the highlights include up to 40% off Instant Kitchen Appliances, up to 50% on select Four HD tablets and up to 30% on select Samsung, Sony and LG TVs. (Also a spoiler warning on Amazon devices: If you see other retailers like Target ad sales on them, it’s a sure bet that Amazon will sell them for the same price.) That said, Amazon also has great deals running straight now. Here are some of our favorites.

Read more: Best Black Friday TV Deals: Deep Discounts on TCL 6 Series, LG OLED, Samsung QLED

Best deals on Black Friday headphones

You can always find headphones on sale during Black Friday events, but finding the right balance between a good deal and a good set of headphones can be a challenge. Here is the best sale on headphones and earphones.

Read more: Best early Black Friday 2021 headphone deals available right now

Best Black Friday TV Deals

Television often fills out Black Friday sale pages, but it’s not always easy to tell which sales are actually worthwhile. Here are some of the best TV deals you will see for Black Friday.

Read more: Best TV deals for Black Friday 2021 so far

Best Black Friday Deals on Laptops

And some of the best laptop deals this week.

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Best Black Friday Tablet Deals

It is never difficult to find a cheap tablet, but it can sometimes be challenging to find a good tablet at a reasonable price. Here are all the valuable tablet deals now and around the corner.

Best Black Friday Kitchen Deals

Kitchen technology can totally change the way you cook, and a good sale on kitchen technology makes that exploration even more enjoyable. Here are the best Black Friday kitchen specials included in this week’s sale.

Read more: Best Black Friday 2021 kitchen specials

Best Black Friday fitness deals

With New Year’s Day approaching, these fitness intentions can start to feel scary. But not if you have the right equipment. Here are the best Black Friday fitness deals we’ve found.

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