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Amazon’s early Black Friday deals are live now — save on KitchenAid stand mixers, Apple AirPods, robot vacuums and more

Early Black Friday 2021 deals are live and Amazon has tons of discounts on products like Echo smart speakers, TV, and kitchen appliances. ...

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Black Friday is almost upon us and early discounts are already available at Amazon. TVs, kitchen appliances, smart home devices, and more are all down to some of the lowest prices we've seen this year. Amazon's huge catalogue and willingness to price match competitors makes it one of the best places to find Black Friday deals, especially for Prime members.

Though more deals are expected to launch on November 26 and carry on through Cyber Monday, snagging an early discount can help you avoid shipping delays and secure hot ticket items like Apple AirPods before they sell out.

Below, we highlighted the best Amazon Black Friday deals available right now, along with answers to common questions to help you prepare for the big event.

Amazon Black Friday tech deals

Amazon launched its own smart TVs in fall 2021 and the Omni Series boasts features like hands-free Alexa support and video calling along with the latest Fire TV software.
Originally $509.99 | Save 29%


The Bose QuietComfort 35 II are still excellent headphones and exist alongside the newer Bose 700 as a more affordable wireless noise-canceling option.
Originally $299.00 | Save 40%
Originally $299.00 | Save 33%
Originally $299.00 | Save 33%


Apple's AirPods Pro are the company's flagship AirPods that come with the most features and the best sound, at least when it comes to the company’s earbuds.
Originally $249.00 | Save 36%
Originally $249.99 | Save 36%
Originally $249.99 | Save 24%
Originally $249.99 | Save 12%
Originally $249.99 | Save 24%


The latest Echo speaker from Amazon takes on a spherical design for more effective room-filling audio.
Originally $99.99 | Save 40%
Originally $99.99 | Save 40%
Originally $99.99 | Save 40%


The Echo Dot may be the entry-level option on this list, but it's still just as smart as its siblings. Plus, its small size is its biggest asset.
Originally $39.99 | Save 50%


The Fire TV Stick 4K is designed to be 40% more powerful than Fire TV Stick 4K. It also adds Wi-Fi 6 support.
Originally $54.99 | Save 36%
Originally $54.99 | Save 36%
Originally $54.99 | Save 36%


LG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio. This deal price matches the lowest we’ve seen so far.
Originally $2499.98 | Save 28%
Originally $2499.98 | Save 28%


Amazon Black Friday gaming deals

Typically, you can get a 3-month Game Pass subscription for $30. Right now, it's only $20, a solid deal. This is the PC version, which gets you EA Play, exclusive member discounts, and unlimited to access to over 100 games.
Originally $29.99 | Save 33%
Originally $29.99 | Save 33%
Originally $30.00 | Save 97%


This 128GB memory card from Sandisk and year-long subscription to Nintendo's online services bundle is valued at nearly $55. Right now it's currently at a deal price of $45.
Originally $54.98 | Save 27%


Amazon's Wi-Fi enabled Luna controller is designed for the Luna cloud gaming service. This particular controller promises to reduce delay when streaming, compared to a standard Bluetooth controller.
Originally $69.98 | Save 29%


PlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active.
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%


The "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild" is the definitive adventure game on the Nintendo Switch, sending players on a sprawling journey across a fantasy world with hundreds of secrets to discover.
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%
Originally $59.99 | Save 42%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $59.99 | Save 33%
Originally $47.99 | Save 21%


Amazon Black Friday home and kitchen deals

This robot vacuum can be automated to work around your home schedule, and also works with virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Home. It's not the most powerful Roomba, but it can handle hardwood floors, pet hair and short carpets without issue.
Originally $274.00 | Save 34%


The smallest of KitchenAid stand mixers, this model is the perfect size and strength for occasional bakers, new cooks, and those with petite kitchens.
Originally $349.99 | Save 14%


When you need a compact, high-tech sous vide machine that is powerful enough to get water up to temperature quickly.
Originally $199.95 | Save 20%


The slim 6- to 12-ounce coffee maker will fit neatly on any kitchen counter and save energy with the auto-off feature after brewing.
Originally $79.98 | Save 37%
Originally $89.99 | Save 44%
Originally $79.98 | Save 37%


The Wi-Fi-enabled Vertuo Next is a compact Nespresso machine that heats up in 30 seconds and is compatible with Vertuo capsules.
Originally $209.95 | Save 21%


Bidets have only started to catch on in the United States in the past few years, though they're common and quite popular in parts of the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
Originally $59.00 | Save 41%


Self-emptying, self-cleaning, and Wi-Fi enabled, this robot vac is as convenient as it gets. It also cleans in neat rows as opposed to crossing around your room for more efficiency.
Originally $599.99 | Save 33%


Native Deodorant is an aluminum, paraben, and cruelty free deodorant for both men and women. Multiple 3-pack options are discounted so you can choose your favorite scents.
Originally $36.00 | Save 22%


When does Amazon's Black Friday sale start?

Black Friday is an annual sales event that traditionally happens at the end of November, after Thanksgiving, and it's followed closely by Cyber Monday. This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday land on November 26 and November 29, respectively.

Amazon began early Black Friday discounts in October with a series of Epic Daily Deals. Though more deals will arrive on November 26 and carry on through Cyber Monday, it's safe to say that Amazon's Black Friday sale has already begun, and most of the deals you see now will hold steady through the weekend.

What should I buy from Amazon's Black Friday deals?

Amazon is the everything store — which means if something is on your shopping list, it will likely see a discount during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We're already seeing huge discounts on Amazon's in-house brands, Fire devices, Kindles, and Echo smart home gadgetry that matches what we saw during Prime Day. Plus, we expect to see several of Amazon's services dramatic markdowns like we saw on Prime Day, tweaked slightly. 

On top of that, the sale will encompass every product category Amazon offers, which is to say, everything. Tech, beauty, home and kitchen, fashion, and smart home are some of the categories to be on the lookout for. 

Last year, we saw discounts of up to 50% on streaming sticks, voice assistants, headphones, and more. 

There are two deal types you should be aware of during Black Friday: daily deals and Lightning deals. The former are one-day offers, usually grouped by brand or category, and change at the end of the day. The latter are limited-time offers, often less than 24 hours, released throughout the day.

Each is limited by stock. So, it's not unwise to reorganize your shopping behavior; create the order first and agonize about the purchase afterward (you can always cancel the order before it ships without any penalty.) 

How we're selecting the best Amazon Black Friday deals 

  • We only choose products that meet our high standard of coverage, and that we've either used ourselves or researched carefully.
  • We will compare the prices against other retailers like Target and Best Buy and only include the deals that are the same or better (not including promotional discounts that come from using certain credit cards).
  • All deals are at least 20% off, with the occasional exception for products that are rarely discounted or provide an outsized value.

Do I need to be a Prime member to shop Black Friday at Amazon?

Unlike Prime Day, which requires a Prime subscription, Amazon's Black Friday sale is open to everyone. 

However, shopping on Amazon costs more and takes longer without a Prime membership. That said, if you're like most Americans and plan to do most of your holiday shopping during Black Friday, we strongly suggest you become a Prime member.

A Prime membership costs $13 a month, or $119 for a full year, which may seem steep, but it's still completely worth it. Of course, you could sign up for a 30-day trial, or just pay for a month-long membership. (You're in the window where you can start now, shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and not have to pay for the subscription.) Amazon also offers discounted Prime memberships for a few select groups.

No matter how you spin it, subscribing to Prime is the best way to make the most out of Amazon during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Can I order online and pick up in a store?

Unlike Target, Best Buy, and Walmart, Amazon shoppers are unable to shop at a store.

However, Amazon offers a few ways to ship your orders in addition to the standard two-day shipping, including free same-day shipping (which may be hard to come by during Black Friday), Amazon Day scheduled deliveries, and Amazon Hub Locker pickup, which offers a self-service delivery location, or locker, to pick up and return your orders.

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