Black Friday has evolved considerably over the years. What once began as a one-day shopping event has turned into something much bigger. Many Black Friday sales begin days before November 29th, and stretch into Cyber Monday and beyond. Last year we also saw an increase of pre-Black Friday sales as well. Black Friday is now essentially a month-long event, starting slowly in the first weeks of November and then ramping up throughout the rest of the month.
When should you participate in Black Friday?
Now that Black Friday’s timeframe has blurred you might wonder *when* you should actually participate. The answer to that depends. Many of the best deals typically take place between November 28 and December 1.
That said, sometimes it doesn’t hurt to get in on an early deal even if the price might slightly lower later in the month. Why’s that? Simply put, there’s less competition so you’re more likely to actually get the product. Waiting until the best deals come out often means you’re fighting in a virtual or physical line to get your products. Beyond that, some retailers will put out solid deals earlier so they get more attention now, instead of competing with the tons of other retailers offering sales during Black Friday.
When will Black Friday ads become available?
Every retailer is different and many wait until the last possible minute to release official ads. That said, ads often leak starting in early November and by the second week most of the ads are already available. So far Target, Lenovo, Costco, and NewEgg are among retailers that have ads available. You can look at a full list of official and leaked ads at the Black Friday Ads site but we’ll be curating a list of the best Black Friday deals from several retailers during the first two weeks of November so check back on this page often.
Deals you can take advantage of now
Black Friday might be more than three weeks away but we’re already starting to see some great deals.
First up, Amazon is offering a few discounts as part of its “Happy HoliDeals” promotion.
While the above deals should be live for a little while, Amazon also has solid deals on a pair of Sony headphones and in-ears that are part of their deal of the day (11/6/19) so they won’t last!
Dell is also offering up some heavy discounts:
- Dell Inspiron 15 5000 for $400 (Save $80)
- Dell 15 5000 2-in-1 for $700 (Save $100)
- Dell XPS 15 laptop for $1,650 (Save $250)
- Dell G3 15 gaming laptop for $860 (Save $290)
- Alienware M15 gaming laptop for $1,800 (Save $230)
Over the next few weeks we’ll be filling this section up with all our favorite upcoming Black Friday promotions and we will constantly update as we learn of more great deals. The exact times these deals will go live will vary but we’ll be sure to update with specific date ranges soon. For now, thing of this as a sneak peak of sorts to help you figure out some of the types of deals you can expect.
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