I'm ambivalent about Black Friday.
Facing crowds of aggressive shoppers, supped up on caffeine and holiday music, doesn't thrill me. But the deals, oh, the deals. They almost make it worthwhile. Almost.
Fortunately, I discovered BlackFriday.com, a handy place where you can preview upcoming holiday sales at major retails stores (some sales are already active, while others won't hit until Black Friday and all of them are subject to local availability).
I found quite a few smart home and large appliance deals that should help you (and me) skip some of that in-store chaos.
We've reviewed some of these products -- and others we haven't, but all of them offer a solid value compared to their standard MSRPs.
We weren't blown away by the $190 Keurig K500 when we reviewed it, but during Black Friday, folks who buy two or more large appliances for $2,000 or more at Best Buy, will get a K500 for free.
Dyson's $600 Absolute Stick Vacuum performed very well during our testing and you'll be able to find it soon at Kohl's and Best Buy stores for $450.
We haven't reviewed Samsung's $800 WF42H5000AW Washer, but it's available at Best Buy now for just $500.
The matching Samsung DV42H5000EW Dryer is also available at Best Buy for $500. So, if you buy the washer and the dryer, you'll save a whopping $600.
If you spend $200 or more on August.com this holiday season, you can use code 50N6O0N87A to get 50 bucks off your purchase.
And for purchases under $200, use code 255S50GVQW to get a $25 discount.
Netgear's Arlo is a solid indoor/outdoor camera system that comes with a hub you plug into your router.
The two-camera kit we reviewed usually costs $330, but it will be available at Staples for $280.
Samsung's RF28HMELBSR 28-cubic-foot 4-Door Refrigerator usually costs $3,600, but it will be on sale at Best Buy for $2,100.
Nest Cam typically sells for $199. It's an excellent DIY camera, complete with 1080p live streaming, night vision, alerts and integration with other Nest products as well as third-party devices.
During Black Friday, you'll be able to find it at Lowe's, Best Buy, Sam's Club, Target, Home Depot and Amazon.com for $169.
If you buy either a Nest Protect or a Nest Learning Thermostat on Nest.com, you'll get a $50 discount during the Black Friday sale.
And, if you buy them through a retail store like Target, Best Buy, Sam's Club, Home Depot or Amazon.com instead, you'll get a $50 gift card.
We haven't reviewed this 1.6-cubic-foot LG microwave, but it usually costs $249, and it's available at Lowe's for just $179 through December 2.
The Keurig K200 typically retails for $110, but it will be sold at a $20 discount at Best Buy, K-Mart and Target stores during Black Friday.
We reviewed Dyson's Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy Upright Vacuum earlier this year and it typically retails for $700.
But during Black Friday, it will cost $500 at Kohl's and Best Buy.