Best Buy will hold a special pre-Black Friday sale for one day only this weekend. Select locations will offer discounts on products from Apple, Microsoft, Sony and others on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time. According to BlackFriday.com, the event will be limited to only 400 locations nationwide. You can check to see if your local store is participating on Best Buy's website.
The retailer will be offering a free "tech gift" to the first 100 customers in attendance who are 18 and older at each participating location. These are the deals Best Buy is highlighting:
- Save $70 when you buy an Apple TV and any iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with a two-year contract
- iPad Air 2 with 64GB of storage for $525 (down from $600 for a savings of $75)
- Get a $100 Best Buy gift card when you buy any MacBook Air
- 64.5-inch Sony 65X900C LED 4K Ultra HD smart 3D TV for $2,799.99 (down from $3,999.99)
- 60-inch Samsung 60JS8000 LED 4K Ultra HD smart TV for $1,500 (down from 2,000 for a savings of $500). You also get either a free wireless keyboard or $100 off a 29-inch curved LED monitor with your purchase
- Save on any Beats by Dre Pill 2.0 Bluetooth speakers
- Buy any Xbox One console with the limited-edition Halo 5 controller and get a $50 Best Buy gift card and your choice of game (up to $59.99) for free
- Buy any Sony Playstation 4 console and get a copy of Destiny: The Taken King for free
- HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 Laptop for $700 (down from $850 for a savings of $150)
- Netgear Nighthawk DST router and adapter for $250 (down from $300 for a savings of $50). Includes one year of support from Geek Squad for free.
- Save $200 on select Surface Pro 3 tablets
- Buy any two Samsung appliances, countertop microwaves or vacuums totaling $999 or higher and receive a Samsung Gear Fit for free
- Save on select Fitbit activity trackers
- Buy any Sony A5000 or A5100 mirrorless camera and get a free $30 Best Buy gift card
- Buy a GoPro Hero4 Session or Hero+ LCD action camera and receive a free $40 Best Buy gift card
Note that some of these so-called deals won't save you as much as the discounts offered by other retailers. For example, Staples is offering the Apple iPad Air 2 with 64GB of internal storage for $479 until November 7.
Be sure to do your research. You should also read this article for tips on separating the bargains from the malarkey. And don't forget to check out the pre-Black Friday deals offered by other retailers.