Black Friday Week is in full swing, culminating with actual Black Friday on, er, Friday. Never mind what’s in store for the day after Thanksgiving; let’s talk about the deals you can get right now.
For example, nearly all ofare already on sale. There are some and be sure to check stores like as well.
Looking for the cream of the early Black Friday crop? Below you’ll find for some of the best deals you can get today. And I’ve vetted them to make sure they’re not just everyday sale prices masquerading as “early Black Friday deals.”
Be sure to bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating and adding to the list as more deals emerge!
Originally published Nov. 1.
Update, Nov. 22: New deals have been added to the post and expired deals removed.
Echo Dot (second-gen): $20 (save $20)
Last year’s Dot is still plenty good, especially at this price. Who cares about a fabric cover?
Echo Dot (third-gen): $24 (save $26)
Ben Fox Rubin/CNET
The latest and greatest Dot smart speaker for over 50 percent off? Yes, please.
Google Home Hub, $99 (save $50)
That’s a whole 33 percent off the extremely handy Google Home Hub, which was just released. And it’s got no camera, so it’s a more comfortable bedroom and kitchen companion that other smart displays.
Apple Watch Series 3: $199 (save $80)
Screenshot by Alina Bradford/CNET
Macy’s decided not to wait for Black Friday or even Thanksgiving. The Apple Watch Series 3 is available right now for this all-time-low price.
Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, $300 (save $70)
The hottest game console on the planet, the Nintendo Switch is normally $299 by itself. This bundle includes the system’s best party game, a $70 value.
Note that this deal is available now at Best Buy and elsewhere.
Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield V Bundle: $229 (save $70)
The One S delivers 4K Ultra HD gaming goodness, while the bundle delivers three full games: Battlefield V, Battlefield: 1943 and Battlefield 1 Revolution.
Walabot DIY Wall Scanner: $59.99
Typical stud finders? Flawed at best. The Walabot piggybacks onto your Android phone (sorry, iPhone users) and scans the insides of concrete or drywall. It can spot wood studs, metal studs, pipes, electrical lines and so on. It can also detect movement, in case you’re trying to catch a critter.
Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot (second-gen): $40 (save $40)
For less than the regular price of an Echo Dot alone, you nab both the smart speaker and Amazon’s Alexa-imbued streaming stick.
Polk Audio Command Bar with Alexa: $199 (save $100)
This voice-powered sound bar features a wireless subwoofer and a dialogue-enhancing Voice Adjust option. This is an honest-to-goodness early Black Friday deal — the Command Bar has never been priced lower.
Appliances at Home Depot: Save up to 40 percent
If you’ve been holding off on buying a big appliance, this might be the time to buy. The Depot has discounts on a variety of refrigerators, washers, dryers and more, and you get extra savings with multiple appliance purchases. (Buy three items, for example, and you’ll instantly get $150 off.)
Appliances at Lowe’s: Save up to 40 percent
Not to be outdone, Lowe’s is also cutting prices ahead of Black Friday. And like Home Depot, the store is offering extra savings on multiple appliances. The difference here is that those savings come in the form of a Lowe’s gift card, not a cash discount.
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One) + $10 Xbox gift card: $60
This super hot new game has been discounted a few times leading up to Black Friday, but as of right now, this is the best deal going.
Save an extra 10 percent on refurbished tech at Decluttr
Before you spend big bucks on a new phone, consider spending smaller bucks on a refurbished one. The gear recyclers at Decluttr are offering an extra 10 percent off all refurbished tech when you apply promo code TECH10 at checkout.
Dyson V7 Absolute vacuum cleaner: $237 (save $212)
Priced at $450 at Dyson proper and at $300 at various stores, the V7 Absolute drops to $237 when you apply promo code V7PRETHANKS at checkout. This cord-free vac transitions from handheld to stick with ease and works on both carpets and hard floors.
More to come!
The Huawei Honor View 10 phone for $349 at Amazon. Normally $500 (and currently $479), the powerhouse metal phone, will drop to an all-time low starting Nov. 23. Read to see if it’s destined to be your next pocket-pal.
That’s it for now! But there’s still more to come, so check back often.
CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our . Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!