It's officially November, and it means Black Friday and Cyber Monday are close, so it's an excellent opportunity to purchase new tech devices. Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and other online stores will probably discount most products, so add them to your favorite list and wait for offers to pop up.
Do you already have a list of products you'd want to purchase, or are you only browsing through websites to score the best deals for whatever it may come up?
This article doesn't only provide you with a list of tech devices to purchase on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it also equips you with everything else you need to know, such as what to expect and our top predictions for hot products.
While some stores will probably be open on Black Friday, most will discount products online to promote social distancing. But with most retailers moving online, everyone expects shipping delays, which is why some retailers plan early Black Friday discounts. For example, Best Buy has adopted a Black Friday Prices Guaranteed policy for members. If prices go lower on the items they purchase before November 28, Best Buy refunds them the difference.
Top deals you should hunt this Black Friday
Xbox One X 1TB with "Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order" at Walmart. In 2019, its original price was $499, and Walmart sold it for $349 on Black Friday. Even if most gamers don't recommend buying game consoles on Black Friday or Cyber Monday if you look online, this Xbox is already sold at a lower price than last year, so it may be a good deal to get it now.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover at Microsoft. Last year, its original price was $1,029, and Microsoft discounted it at $799 on Black Friday. It was the lowest price you could get on Microsoft Surface Pro 7, and it jumped back to its original price since then. This is a deal you should wait for because chances are the price to drop again at the end of the month. Also, with a new Microsoft Surface Pro model in the cards, we expect the original price of surface Pro 7 to go even lower.
Ultimate Ears WonderBoom Wireless Speaker at Target. If you want to buy a high-quality Bluetooth speaker sold at an affordable price, this model is exactly what you're looking for. It's perfect for an active person because it's light, waterproof, and you can use it both indoors and outdoors. Its original price was $79, but on Black Friday last year, you could find it at half of the amount. Keep an eye on Target discounts for wireless speakers because they never cease to amaze.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote at Amazon. This tech device makes every penny, especially if you get it at last year's bill when it was just $24.99. This streaming tool turns the TV into a viewing platform that includes hundreds of thousands of movies and shows at affordable prices. You don't often have the opportunity to get a 4K streaming stick for less than half of its original value. Amazon has already announced it will offer unmatched discounts on its Prime Day, so schedule the event in your schedule to make sure you won't miss it.
Amazon Echo Dot with Clock at Amazon. If you don't like to talk to Alexa in the morning, get this Echo Dot that also displays the time. Its initial price was $49 in 2019, but during the discount season, you could buy it for $22. The device also integrates temperature and countdown timer features. This one you'll probably also find at a special price on Prime Day.
Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Le Portable Bluetooth Speaker at Best Buy. Buyers who got it for $69 last year (its original price was $179) say it's one of the best investments they made on Black Friday. They love it because they can use it outdoors due to its waterproof features and durable frame. It handles jostles and drops without affecting sound quality. It's compatible with other Boom speakers, so you can connect them to create a multi-room experience. Check if it's part of Best Buy's Black Friday Prices Guaranteed policy.
VPN subscription. Now, we won't recommend a VPN provider because you must decide what service best suits your needs. But if you plan to purchase one, it's best to get a Black Friday VPN because most subscriptions come at discounted prices this time of the year. Some providers offer exclusive deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check their social media channels for press releases on discounts and special offers.
When it's Cyber Monday, and is it better than Black Friday?
Cyber Monday is on November 30 this year, immediately after Black Friday.
Is Cyber Monday better than Black Friday? There's no straightforward answer to this question, so it's best to prepare for both. If you're unfamiliar with the Cyber Monday subject, it comes three days after Black Friday and offers a new series of discounts. Some brands merge these events and expand their offers for a week or even a month. They create different discounts for various ranges of products daily and usually schedule the events ahead to let their clients know when to visit the store for specific offers.
This year, with most people shopping online, it's essential for stores to announce when they held the events to prevent their websites from crashing.
During this period, follow a simple rule of thumb, and you'll get the best deal for the product you want to purchase. When you see a good deal similar to the ones we listed above, place the order before the product goes out of stock. You can always return the product or cancel the order, but it's impossible to take advantage of the discount when there are no products in stock.
There are a lot of tech retailers that prepare discounts for this end of the month. In this article, we listed only the most famous names, but you should also check the smaller stores because they also have great prices.