The wait is over – Amazon Prime Day 2020 is happening right now, but you don’t have to be a Prime subscriber or even shop on Amazon to get amazing deals today. That’s because this has effectively become a precursor to Black Friday, and competing retailers are getting into the action this week with hefty discounts on games and tech. Best Buy is one of those retailers that throws a big anti-Prime Day sale and has made the biggest move we’ve ever seen to compete with Amazon by announcing its first Black Friday deals will go live this week. The sale is underway now, but it should wrap up soon, so grab these offers now while you can if something strikes your interest.
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7;s Black Friday announcement were released today and offer fantastic discounts on laptops, tablets and 4K smart TVs along with Arcade1Up cabinets. Specifically, you can buy a 70-inch 4K Samsung smart TV for $ 530, down from its usual $ 750, just in time for next-gen gaming. There’s not much in the way of video game offerings – the best prices are on Amazon today – but you can grab The Last of Us Part II for just $ 40.
The first Black Friday deals are active on October 13 and 14, overlapping perfectly with Prime Day, but this won’t be the last you will see of the Best Buy Black Friday sales. Best Buy plans to run its full Black Friday ad and offer even more deals by the end of the month.
The retailer also offers a Black Friday price guarantee this year. If you buy something during the sale that gets an even better deal before November 28th, you will be refunded for the difference. The return period for product holidays has also been extended – anything you purchase after October 13th can be returned for a refund until January 16, 2021.
Check out some of the best live deals so far in Best Buy’s first Black Friday sales below. Also, check out the best deals around on Prime Day 2020, including deals for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
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The Samsung Q60T series of 4K TVs supports HDR 10+, a 60Hz refresh rate, and three HDMI inputs. It also has a number of built-in smart features, including a number of streaming services and voice assistants in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Sony’s X750H 4K TV is a great budget option, especially at this retail price. It supports HDR 10, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a large number of smart features such as the Google Assistant and streaming services.
One of Best Buy’s biggest Black Friday deals so far is a $ 220 discount on this 70-inch Smart Tizen TV with 4K UHD and HDR resolution. If you’re looking for a new 4K TV for next-gen gaming, there are better options out there, as this doesn’t have HDMI 2.1 or a 120Hz refresh rate, but they’re much more expensive too. For $ 530, you can’t beat the price on this Samsung TV, which will still work great with next-gen consoles and even for streaming movies and TVs. We expect this deal to sell out quickly, so jump on.
The Lenovo Legion 5 is a good option for those looking for a laptop under $ 1,000. During Best Buy’s anti-Prime Day sale, the retailer is discounting it to $ 950. It features an i7-10750H processor, GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, and 8GB of RAM, as well as a 512GB SSD that offers plenty of storage to store numerous large games.
Gaming PC maker iBuyPower is a solid company and this gaming PC is a pretty good deal at $ 950. It comes with an i7-9700F processor, GTX 1660, and 16GB of RAM. For storage, it boasts a 240GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive, giving you plenty of room for your favorite games on the SSD and everything else on the hard drive.
TCL is one of our favorite smart TV brands, and you can buy this 50-inch 4K Android Smart TV for just $ 230 during Best Buy’s Black Friday sales, down from the usual $ 350. It features three HDMI inputs for connect your consoles and other devices, a customizable home screen to organize all of your various streaming apps and services, and Google Assistant integration.
The brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 gets a significant discount on Best Buy this week. Normally $ 830, the tablet has $ 150 off for the next two days (or until it sells out), so you can grab it for $ 680 before the holidays. It’s a 2-in-1 device that can be used laptop-style with a clip-on keyboard, although unfortunately the keyboard is sold separately. It also comes with DeX mode, which lets you view the screen on a monitor or TV. If you have access to Xbox cloud gaming (available for free with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate), you will be able to stream games on this tablet as well using a paired controller. Check out the great analysis of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 from our sister site CNET for more details.
A good soundbar will give you a much richer audio experience when watching movies or playing games. This Samsung soundbar offers 2.1ch surround sound and can connect to TV via Bluetooth for a wireless experience. It also comes with a wireless subwoofer and remote to control the power, volume, sound effects, and more.
Turtle Beach often lowers the prices of its already affordable gaming headsets, but has an even better deal on Best Buy’s Recon 200 gaming headset. Normally $ 60, the headset has dropped to $ 30 for a limited time and is compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X along with Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
Another of Best Buy’s featured offerings, JBL’s Free True Wireless Earbuds have a $ 90 discount right now. They wirelessly pair to your device via Bluetooth, stay charged for up to four hours, and even have a built-in microphone to take calls.
Best Buy is slashing $ 200 off the Asus Tuf Gaming A15 laptop, which features an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1920×1080 Full HD display. All of this is supported by an RTX 2060 graphics card and a 512GB SSD. That’s more than enough to handle the vast majority of modern games at decent settings, although with its six-hour battery life, you’ll probably want to stay connected while playing.
One of our favorite arcade cabinets got a big discount on Best Buy this week. For $ 250, you can get the Arcade1Up Golden Tee cabinet, which comes with four classic games: Golden Tee Classic, Golden Tee 2K, Golden Tee ’99, and Golden Tee ’98. It also has a 17-inch high-resolution LCD screen and a booster to make standing play more comfortable.
Arcade1Up’s upcoming head-to-head arcade table Ms. Pacman hasn’t come out yet and is already getting a small discount during Best Buy’s Black Friday sales. You can save $ 50 off the $ 500 list price for Ms. Pacman, which comes out on October 26th. Made for multiplayer, this cabinet would look great in a family game room or office.
Bose is one of the leading brands for premium headphones, and you can get one of their best pairs for $ 100 off. The QuietComfort 35 II are wireless noise canceling headphones with a comfortable over-the-ear fit, up to 20 hours of battery life, integrated integration with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and clear audio quality for phone calls.
Corsair’s HS60 Pro Wired Gaming Headphones cost $ 40 from the usual $ 70 of today and tomorrow, and offer 7.1 surround sound for immersive gaming, a detachable microphone that filters out ambient noise, and adjustable memory foam ear cups.
This gaming keyboard from Corsair features mechanical Cherry MX tactile switches, RGB backlighting, and a lightweight yet durable aluminum frame. It also comes with a detachable palm rest.