Black Friday inches closer with everyday. In anticipation, retailers have published previews of this year's Black Friday deals. But some retailers want to give you a good deal right now -- before any turkey is served. Here are some of our favorite pre-Black Friday deals.
Amazon really wants you to get a deal
It's always a safe bet that Amazon will have some kind of deal going on. But as Black Friday gets closer, Amazon is adding new deals each day. To quote Amazon, "The party is just getting started." Here are a few things that we like:
- Snag a Fujifilm X-T1 (body only) mirrorless camera for $899 (save $400). The Fujifilm X-T1 is a great camera for more advanced photographers. It has a stunning viewfinder, comfy grip and plethora of direct controls. The X-T1 is a joy to shoot and the image quality is great. Read more on the X-T1's pluses and minuses in our review.
- Get $50 off Xbox One S bundles right now. This is the same deal many retailers are offering on Black Friday. The Xbox One S is a slick-looking game console that's 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One. It can display 4K video from streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-rays, and supports HDR contrast on video and games. Read more about the Xbox One S in our review.
- Get a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III for $269 (save $30). The Bose SoundLink is a superb portable wireless loudspeaker. Read more about it in our Bose SoundLink III review.
- Have you been on the hunt for a fitness tracker or smartwatch? Well, get your wrist ready because Amazon is selling the Samsung Gear Fit 2 smartwatch for $149 (save $31). The Gear Fit 2 is a great-looking feature-packed fitness band. It has a slim design with a beautiful curved AMOLED display. It also has GPS, heart-rate monitoring, onboard music storage and all-day fitness/sleep tracking. Read more about the Samsung Gear Fit 2 in our review.
- Pick up a Sony Alpha 6000 mirrorless camera kit for $548 (save $250). This kit comes with the camera and a 16-50mm zoom lens. The small Alpha 6000 offers image quality and performance on par with a much larger camera. And despite its size, the Alpha 6000 has an extensive feature set. Read more about this camera in our Sony Alpha 6000 review.
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Best Buy lives up to its name
We've seen a preview of what Best Buy is offering up for Black Friday, but the retailer's pre-Black Friday deals deserve a good look, too. Currently Best Buy has great deals on smartphones, computers and Samsung televisions. Some of the biggest savings are on appliances. You can save 10-40 percent off appliances right now -- everything from refrigerators and dishwashers to washers and dryers. Here are some other deals worth a look:
- The iPhone 7 has a beautiful design, a great camera, a good battery and is water resistant. Right now, you can get up to a $250 Best Buy gift card when you buy an iPhone 7 on a monthly installment plan. The fine print here is that this deal doesn't apply to the iPhone 7 Plus, and the gift card amount is dependent on which iPhone 7 model you buy. Check out our iPhone 7 review for more information about Apple's flagship phone.
- You can pick up a Microsoft 13-inch Surface Book for $1,250 (save $250). It has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive for storage. Microsoft's Surface Book is a powerful, feature-filled premium hybrid that doesn't forget it's a laptop first. Read more about what we liked and didn't like in our Microsoft Surface Book review.
- Best Buy also has the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for $800 (save $200). The Surface Pro 4 is the best Windows tablet you can buy. This one comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and 128GB of storage. For more on what we thought about Surface Pro 4, check out our review.
- There's the Samsung 40-inch 4K television for just $299 (save $150).
- If you're looking for something a little bit bigger, there's the Samsung 55-inch 4K television for $550 (save $150).
- And if what if you want your screen curved? There's a Samsung 55-inch Curved 4K television for $1,100 (save $300).
- Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are two of CNET's favorite phones. We even selected each of them as an Editors' Choice. You can get $450 in Best Buy gift cards when you trade in a working smartphone and buy a Samsung S7 or S7 Edge on a monthly installment plan.
- Save $150 when you buy an HP Spectre x360 for $1,050. The Spectre x360 has a slick aluminum body, smooth 360-degree hinges, an excellent display and long battery life. It's a great Windows laptop with a 2-in-1 design. This midrange model comes with a Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory and a 256GB solid-state drive. For more about the HP Spectre x360, take a look at our review.
eBay is bidding for your wallet with these deals
You can save up to 70 percent off with eBay's pre-Black Friday deals. Here are a few of the more noteworthy ones:
- This is one of the few Sony PlayStation 4 Pro deals for Black Friday or otherwise. You can get a PS4 Pro for $370 (save $30). The PS4 Pro outputs a 4K- and HDR-signal that's compatible with high-end TVs. It promises better visuals and increased frame rates for certain games than the PS4. The console includes a 1TB hard drive, and it works with all PS4 games, apps and accessories. Read our full Sony PS4 Pro review for a more in-depth look.
- This is a tremendous deal on a vacuum robot: get a Rooba 860 for $420 (save $280). The 860 uses a lithium ion battery and a brushless cleaning system.
- Looking for a serious full-frame dSLR camera? Well, eBay has got your back. You can get a Nikon D810 (body only) for $1,999 (save $800) The D810 has a 36-megapixel full-frame sensor. It is weather sealed and has some of the best image quality for any camera. Read more of our thoughts on the Nikon D810 in our preview.
- Snag an unlocked 64GB iPhone SE for $430 (save $20). The iPhone SE is a great choice for small phone fans. It packs nearly every worthwhile feature (processor, great camera, Apple Pay, always-on Siri) from iPhone 6S into a smaller, more affordable 4-inch phone. Find out more about this phone in our iPhone SE review.
Walmart's deals will make you have a smiley face
Walmart has hundreds of pre-Black Friday deals on everything from televisions and laptops to video games and consoles. Here are a few deals that caught our eye.
- If you've ever seen the television show "American Pickers" you know the best deals involve a bundle. Get up to 8 percent off at Walmart when you bundle these: a Samsung 4K television, an Xbox One S, a controller and either a movie or a video game. What's nice is Walmart offers three different television models and three different configurations for the Xbox One S to choose from. It's kind of like the ultimate Choose Your Own Adventure story.
- Here's another sweet bundle from Walmart. Save up to 16% when you bundle a 1TB Xbox One S, a game, a 4K movie and a controller. For more on the Xbox One S, read our review.
- Save $1,002 off when you buy a Samsung 60-inch 4K television for $698.
- Grab a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Studio headphones for $139-$290. The Studio headphones offer a comfortable fit and active noise cancellation and fold up to fit in a nice carrying case (included). For more on what we liked and didn't like, read our full Beats Studio review.
- Get an 16GB iPad Mini 4 for $389 (save $10) or a 64GB iPad Mini 4 for $435 (save $64). The Mini has a delightful compact size and a vivid display. It is basically, a shrunken-down iPad Air 2. Read more about our thoughts on the iPad Mini 4 in our review.
GameStop's deals will help you level up
GameStop has some sweet deals on games and consoles. The biggest deals are on last generation's consoles. All of GameStop's pre-Black Friday deals end November 23. Here are a few worth noting:
- You can pick up a Nintendo 2DS for $80. The 2DS comes in electric blue or crimson red with Mario Kart 7.
- You don't need to wait for that Xbox One S bundle. GameStop has the 1TB Xbox One S Special Edition Battlefield 1 Bundle for $300 (save $50). This bundle includes Battlefield 1 (Early Enlister Deluxe Edition), a 1TB military green console, a matching stand and matching wireless controller.
- You can also buy a 1TB Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle for $300 (save $50). You get a robot-white 1TB Xbox One S, matching controller and the game Gears of War 4.
Microsoft opens up its deal windows
Microsoft has a lot of great deals on Xbox games, consoles and bundles. All deals go from now until November 28. Check out some of our favorites:
- Microsoft is selling the 1TB Xbox One S Special Edition Battlefield 1 Bundle for $299 (save $50). This bundle includes Battlefield 1 (Early Enlister Deluxe Edition), a 1TB military green console, a matching stand and matching wireless controller.
- Like GameStop, they have a 1TB Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle for $300 (save $50). You get a robot-white 1TB Xbox One S, matching controller and the game Gears of War 4.
- Looking for a great deal on games? Microsoft will have hundreds of Xbox titles discounted up to 50 percent off. If you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you can get up to an additional 10 percent off.
Check out Xbox.com for more details.