Best Buy has its Black Friday deals, and we've done our best to sort through all the deals and pull out the ones we thought are really worth checking out.
Some of the deals are "doorbusters" that will be very limited in quantity -- but a handful went "live" early and are available now. Our picks for the ones scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Day) and Friday, Nov. 24 (Black Friday) are included here, but Best Buy will be announcing additional deals for Saturday, Nov. 25 at a later date.
Check out the full 50-page Black Friday listing at BestBuy.com for the full list.
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Microsoft Xbox One S white for $190 ($90 off)
The Xbox One S will be on sale for $190 ($90 off) in a Thursday doorbuster deal. Quantities will be limited, and this 500GB version appears to include no games. (Note this is not the latest, more powerful Xbox One X.)
Google Home Mini for $29, plus $10 gift card ($20 off)
The Google Home Mini will be $29 on Thanksgiving Thursday as a doorbuster deal, and Best Buy is throwing in a $10 gift card. That's a net price of just $19. (Note that Target and Walmart are also offering it at the same price, with gift cards or other credits.)
The GoPro Hero 5 Black is the 2016 model, but it can capture 4K video, and it's waterproof without needing that old GoPro clear plastic case. There's also a 2-inch touchscreen for easier access to controls.
It's pretty bare-bones, but this 11-inch Samsung Chromebook is a Thursday evening doorbuster deal at $99. It normally costs $179. There's also a step-up model with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory that'll be a doorbuster at $120. (it's $169 right now). That may actually be the better option.
With the new-for-2017 Beats Studio3 Wireless now available, you can get a good deal on the previous model, which looks identical but doesn't perform as well (particularly for noise cancelling). It still sounds quite good for a wireless headphone.
The Beats Studio Wireless is on sale now for $220 but you can pick it as a doorbuster deal on Thanksgiving Thursday for $160.
This is what CNET's video guru, David Katzmaier has to say about the Samsung's 65-inch UN65KU6290, which is Thanksgiving Thursday doorbuster deal at $750 or $230 off its current selling price on Best Buy:
"The "K" in the model name above is a dead giveaway that this is a 2016 TV, but who cares? It's the cheapest 65-inch TV we've seen so far from any maker, and it's an actual Samsung, so the chances of its picture being "good enough" are good enough."
The Bose QuietComfort 25 was once the king of noise-canceling headphones. But when the wireless QuietComfort 35 came along, it was swiftly dethroned. At $180 or $100, it's a pretty good deal if you're looking for an excellent noise-cancelling headphone -- albeit a wired one. And it's on sale now.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is basically the best tablet you can get for under $100. It's a Thanksgiving Thursday doorbuster deal at $50, or $30 off. But note that Amazon will be selling it at that price, too -- throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.
2016's topline Roku streaming box has been replaced by the new Roku Ultra. But if you can live without the Ultra's better remote, this 4K HDR video streamer is a good deal at $50 during the Black Friday sale.
You can pick up the Sony PS4 Slim (1TB) for $200 during the Black Friday sale window. This one doesn't appear to have any games bundled with it, but it's a good price considering the capacious storage.
We thought the Echo Show -- the Amazon speaker with a screen -- was a little expensive at $230, but at $50 off during the Black Friday sales window, it's much more enticing. The return of YouTube support sweetens the deal, too.
Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd generation) for $200 ($50 off)
Nest occasionally discounts its smart thermostats, and while $50 isn't a huge discount, it's about as good as it gets for Nest price drops. This is Nest's top-end thermostat, which lists for $250. It'll be available for $200 during the Black Friday sale window.
The three-pack of Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system, which comes with a router and two satellites, can be had during the Black Friday sale window for $330. That's one of lowest prices we've seen on this package, which lists for $480.
The Eero Wi-Fi system makes it simple to deploy a large Wi-Fi network. But it's expensive -- at least until Black Friday hits, when the price will drop by $50 at eero.com, Amazon, Best Buy and select Target and Walmart stores.