Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?
It’s like Halloween was yesterday, fall started like maybe 3 weeks ago and now there’s holiday ads and Christmas albums being released? If you’re one to worry about the stress of the holidays, sorry to have to give you yet another warning of the planning, merriment and family fun ahead.
With all of the holiday hoopla incoming, there’s another big day coming our way the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29 — Black Friday! We’re talking about dynamite deals, we’re talking about big TV’s, we’re talking… you get it. Thankfully, the trend is going toward more and more e-commerce deals rather than long lines and limited stock at brick and mortar locations. You can expect the best deals going on at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and more.
Whether you’ve been thinking about upgrading your devices, tech or home office, Black Friday is the best time to nab some good stuff at can’t-miss prices. We should point out though that all of these deals are subject to being sold out with limited-time deals. So if the stars align, we recommend not sleeping on the good stuff.
We found it prudent to make you a list of some of the hottest deals on Black Friday we’ve spotted for all the enterprising minds out there. All you planner people, you can thank us later for the scout work!
Best Black Friday Tech Deals
Apple Black Friday Deals
Apple is known for being sticklers on price (and quality, if we’re being honest) so when deals like this come up, now’s the time to upgrade while saving money! Amazon has some of the best deals we’ve seen. Check them out below:
- New Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) – Gold – $999.00 (save $100)
- Apple 2018 13.3in MacBook Air, Mac OS, Intel Core i5, 1.6 GHz, Intel UHD Graphics 617, 128 GB, Space Gray (Renewed) – $749.99 (save $250)
- Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (Latest Model) – $159.99 (Save $40)
- Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model) – $144 (save $15)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Space Gray (Latest Model) – $1,075 (Save $73)
- iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Silver (Latest Model) – $895.92 (Save $53)
- Apple iPhone XS, 256GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed) – $749.92 (save $550 on original price)
- Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 40mm) – Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band – $349 (save $50)
Laptops, tablets & workstation hardware
You can expect Dell, HP, and Lenovo to do great doorbuster deals on Cyber Monday with free shipping and discounts. If you’re in the market, sign up to be a part of them right now! Here’s a few we found:
Dell Inspiron 17 3000 Laptop – $479 (Save $70)
Dell XPS 13 Laptop – $1049 (Save $250)
HP Laptop 15t Value – $479 (Save $820)
HP ENVY Laptop 17t – $779 (Save $120)
Best Black Friday Home Office Deals
Has your company policy gotten more relaxed? Are you finding you’re more productive when you’re working from home? Don’t settle for the kitchen table. Black Friday makes for an excellent way to get yourself set up with what you need to create a great workstation.
Bose Home Speakers with Alexa voice control built-in
While there isn’t a current deal to link here, you can expect Google to run promotions on any of their myriad smart home devices, such as lights, virtual assistant speakers, printers, cameras, thermostats, security systems, wireless chargers, etc.
All the biggest furniture retailers you can expect to be offering some big savings on adjustable desks, chairs, ergonomic furniture and more. Here’s a quick overview of some sure-to-be-good sitewide deals.
- Wayfair is offering up to 80% off on select deals.
- Hayneedle has deals up to 60% off sitewide.
- You can’t go wrong with Office Depot and their big Cyber Monday deals.
- Walmart is offering big savings on various desk chairs and furniture.
Best VPN & Cybersecurity Deals
This is important for any small business or freelancer that needs a personal and secure network to operate under. It’s important these days to have a VPN (virtual private network) and antivirus software, and Black Friday is a great time to get a good deal on it.
Last year NordVPN dropped the price of all its long-term plans by 75%, and it’s likely they’ll do a similar deal this month. Keep an eye out on them. Similar companies such as Avast, Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, or McAfee will also likely offer their fair share of antivirus and cybersecurity products.
Bonus Round: We found this for all the glasses-wearing folks out there:
Use code Black65 for 65% off any frames at GlassesUSA anytime between now and Cyber Monday.
And a special SaneBox discount…
Happy shopping, everyone! If you find any can’t-miss deals, share them below in the comments!