There’s a little more than a week that separates you from the chaos that Black Friday brings, which means retailers have that much more time to overload your senses with flashy advertisements boasting discounts and deals you don’t have any more room left to process. It seems like every superstore and tech manufacturer claims they offer the best price around.
So how do you separate the best bargains from the BS?
Unfortunately, you have to do research, crunch numbers, sift through the deep corners of the internet, and read the fine print. Well someone has to do that, and lucky for you, your friends at Inverse have done the legwork for you in the primary buckets — so phones, laptops and tablets, gaming gear, wearables, IoT devices, and headphones.
Whether you want to upgrade your smartphone, get a laptop for work, or go ahead and cross some people off your Christmas list — you’re bound to find discounts across the board next week. Here’s where to go for some of the best deals on the darkest Friday of the year:
Best Buy: $200 off iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus and qualified activation (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon).
Walmart: $300 Walmart gift card with purchase of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X and qualified activation (AT&T, Verizon).
Best Buy: $300 off Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and qualified activation (Sprint, Verizon).
Samsung: Starting November 19, trade-in eligible smartphones (iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Note, Google Pixel) for up to $300 off unlocked Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Starting November 23, trade-in eligible smartphones for up to $400 off unlocked Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.
Target: $300 Target gift card with purchase of Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and qualified activation (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon).
Laptops + Tablets
Best Buy: 13-inch MacBook Air with 8GB memory for $800; $250 discounts for MacBook Pro.
Best Buy: Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook 3 for $119; Acer 11.6-inch Touchscreen Chromebook for $179.
Target: HP 11.6-inch Convertible Chromebook for $219.
Walmart: HP 11.6-inch Touchscreen Chromebook for $179.
Best Buy: Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $360.
Walmart: HP 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $250.
Best Buy: HP 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $400; Lenovo Yoga 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $600; Microsoft Surface Pro Core M with type cover for $629.
Microsoft: HP Pavilion x360 15.6-inch Touchscreen Laptop for $599; $329 off Microsoft Surface Pro bundle (with type cover, 1TB of cloud storage, 3-month trial for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography).
Walmart: RCA Windows 2-in-1 Tablet for $100.
Best Buy: iPad Mini 4 for $275.
Target: iPad Pro for $530.
Walmart: iPad 5th Generation for $249.
Best Buy: Galaxy Tab A with 16GB for $120; Galaxy Tab S2 for $280.
Walmart: Galaxy Tab E for $139 with $25 Google Play credit.
Amazon Fires + Kindles
Amazon: Kindle E-Reader for $50; Fire HD 8 for $50; Kindle for Kids for $70; Fire 7 Kids Edition for $70; Fire 8 Kids Edition for $90; Kindle Paperwhite for $90; Fire HD 10 for $100.
Target: Fire 7 for $30.
Affordable + Quality TVs
Target: 29-inch Polaroid HDTV for $90.
Walmart: 39-inch Element Smart TV for $125; 43-inch Vizio Smart TV for $198.
Ultra HD TVs (4K Resolution)
Best Buy: 50-inch Sharp 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Roku for $180.
Kohl’s: 55-inch Haier Ultra HD TV for $300, along with a $90 Kohl’s gift card.
Target: 55-inch Westinghouse 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $250.
Home Entertainment TVs
Best Buy: 60-inch Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $600; 65-inch Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $750.
BJs: 70-inch Vizio 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Chromecast for $980; 75-inch Vizio 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Chromecast for $1,500.
Dell: 60-inch Vizio 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Chromecast for $700, along with $200 Dell gift card; 65-inch LG 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $800, along with $150 Dell gift card.
Amazon: Fire TV Stick with Remote for $25.
Best Buy: Google Chromecast for $20, Google Chromecast Ultra for $54; Nvidia Shield TV Player with Controller for $170; Apple TV 4K for $180.
Walmart: Roku Express HD for $22; Roku 4K Premier+ for $48 with 1-month DirecTV Now trial.
Smart Home Devices
Google Home Speakers
Best Buy: Home Mini for $30 with $10 Best Buy gift card
Target: Home Mini for $30 with $10 Target gift card;
Walmart: Home Mini for $30 with $25 Walmart gift card; Home for $80 with $25 Walmart gift card.
Amazon Smart Speakers
Amazon: Echo Smart Plug for $5; Echo Dot for $30; Tap for $80; Echo 2nd Gen for $80, Echo Plus for $120;
Target: Echo Show for $180.
Best Buy: Garmin vivoactive HR Smartwatch for $119; Garmin vivoactive 3 Smartwatch for $250; Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch for $250; Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch for $280; Garmin fenix 3 HR Smartwatch for $300.
Target: Apple Watch Series 1 for $180; Apple Watch Series 3 for $330.
Best Buy: Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro for $150; Fitbit Ionic for $300 with $50 Best Buy gift card.
Target: Fitbit Blaze for $150.
Walmart: Fitbit Alta HR for $100 with Bonus Band; Fitbit Charge 2 for $100 with Bonus Band.
Microsoft: Xbox One S Console for $189, with free game and 1-month Xbox Game Pass.
Target: XBox One S Console for $190 with $25 Target gift card.
Walmart: XBox One X Console for $499.
Best Buy: XBox One Wireless Controller for $40.
Walmart: PlayStation 4 for $199, with one controller.
Best Buy: PS4 DualShock Wireless Controller for $40.
Target: Switch Console bundle for $300 (with dock, accessories, HDMI cable, AC adapter).
Walmart: Switch Wired Controller for $17.
Virtual Reality Headsets
Microsoft: Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality Headset with Motion Controllers for $299.
Target: Playstation VR Headset for $200.
Best Buy: Turtle Beach Wired Gaming Headset for $40.
Target: Gaming Rocking Chair with speakers for $35.
Walmart: Turtle Beach Recon Universal Headset for $25; Razer Gaming bundle for $99 (Cynosa Pro keyboard; DeathAdder mouse; Kraken headset; Goliathus mouse pad).
Headphones + Speakers
Target: urBeats for $50; Beats Studio2 Wireless Headphones for $160; Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones for $160, with Target gift card; Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for $240.
Best Buy: Sony Extra Bass Sports In-Ear Headphones for $40; JayBird In-Ear Headphones for $50; Skullcandy Hesh 2 Unleashed Over-the-Ear Headphones for $50; Sony Extra Bass Noise Canceling Headphones for $125.
Microsoft: Soundstream Malibu Earbuds for $50.
Target: All Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless Headphones for $25 (In-Ear and Over-Ear).
Walmart: Skullcandy Jib Bluetooth Headphones for $15.
Best Buy: Insignia Portable for $10; Sony XB20 Portable for $50; Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Portable for $80; Altec Lansing Boom Jacket 2 for $80; Sonos Play:1 Streaming Music Speaker for $150.
Microsoft: Street Hopper 5 Portable for $50; Harman Kardon Invoke for $100.
Target: Altec Lansing Mini Lifejacket for $50; Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 360 for $70; JBL Charge 3 for $90.
Walmart: JBL Clip 2 for $30; JBL Flip 3 for $55, Ion Game Day for $69.