Already a popular online retailer, Amazon is the go-to shopping destination for bargain hunters. Known for its fast shipping, everyday deals and Prime membership program, Amazon also happens to offer some of the best Black Friday deals. Here are some of the hot savings to be on the lookout for on — and leading up to — Black Friday. Check back soon for the scoop on the best deals of Cyber Monday.
1. Amazon Echo
Normal Price: $49.99 – $229.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $39.99 – $179.99
“Alexa, can you tell me the best Amazon Black Friday deals?”
You don’t need a robot assistant to tell you that Amazon has a lot to offer shoppers during Black Friday. That being said, having an assistant order your groceries, set reminders for you and queue up “Stranger Things” on Netflix for you sounds pretty great.
Given the popularity of these devices, Amazon Echo deals are expected to be some of the most coveted this holiday season. Last year, shoppers saw discounts of $10 to $40 on the various Echo devices, so you’ll likely see comparable savings this year as well.
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2. Amazon Fire TV
Normal Price: $39.99, $69.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $29.99, $49.99
A big player in the world of media streaming, Amazon currently offers two versions of their Fire TV devices: the regular version and the all-new Fire TV with 4K ultra HD and Alexa voice remote. Amazon typically offers its best Black Friday deals on its own products, so it makes sense that the Fire TV system would be a popular sale item over the holidays. It’s not impossible to expect the online retailer to offer pretty substantial savings on both editions of the Fire TV this year.
3. Amazon Key Indoor Security Camera and In-Home Kit
Normal Price: $119.99, $249.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $99.99, $199.99
New to the lineup this year is the soon-to-be-released Amazon Key In-Home System. Offered as an Alexa-compatible indoor security camera or a kit that includes the camera and a keyless door entry, “Key” lets delivery people, dog walkers, friends and family enter your home even if you’re away. The smart system ensures that the right person is arriving at the right time for the right purpose. It’s designed to prevent packages from being stolen off doorsteps and to give homeowners a little more flexibility with their schedules. Expect to see Black Friday Amazon deals focused on this new technology.
4. Amazon Kindle E-readers
Normal Price: $79.99 – $249.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $49.99 – $199.99
Rounding up the Amazon house products category is the retailer’s popular e-reader collection. Now offering five different versions of their paper-book alternative, Amazon appeals to avid readers, frequent travelers, students and many more. Their newest addition, the All-New Kindle Oasis, boasts a completely waterproof design, the largest display screen of all the Kindle devices and connectivity to Audible — the retailer’s audiobook service. Expect to see savings on each of the Kindle devices, with an emphasis on the latest and greatest version.
5. Strategic Amazon ‘Deal of the Day’ Items
Normal Price: Varies
Sale Price: Varies
As of Nov.1, Amazon is offering extra special deals of the day as part of the “Countdown to Black Friday Week.” For one day, you can find savings of anywhere from 30 to 80 percent. Offerings range from high-priced electronics to books to cookware. Check the “Deal of the Day” section daily to see if anything piques your interest. And if you see something you like, act fast — as these deals really do last for one day only.
6. 4K TVs (Multiple Brands)
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Sale Price: Varies
Black Friday TV sales are no joke this time of year. Thankfully, you don’t have to camp out in parking lots and defend yourself against line-cutters in order to score a great deal on a TV during Black Friday. Amazon will be just one of many retailers offering big savings on these big-ticket electronics. Expect to see ultra-HD 4K TVs on the top of many wish lists.
7. R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero
Normal Price: $179.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $149.99
Thanks to Disney’s recent and upcoming revivals, “Star Wars” is reaching audiences young and old. And it just so happens that everyone’s favorite non-English-speaking droid is going to be making an appearance in this year’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” This could likely be why the true-to-the-films robot toy is currently one of Amazon’s top 100 toys. Because of this, you can expect to see savings on the R2-D2 toy — among many other kids’ favorites.
8. furReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
Normal Price: $129.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $89.99
An adorable little tiger that roars, moves and responds to human interaction, the furReal Roarin’ Tyler is unlike the average stuffed animal. Capable of 100 different combinations of sounds and movements, the best-selling toy is bound to make playtime way more fun. Amazon’s calling it one of the 100 most popular toys of the moment — and it’s already on sale during the Countdown to Black Friday event — so it’s very likely to be on sale through the holidays, too.
9. Keurig Single-Cup Coffee Makers
Normal Price: $79.99 & Up
Sale Price (Speculated): $49.99 & Up
For those lacking time and energy or those who like things to be quick and efficient, Keurig coffee makers are a game changer. The most basic model is a no-frills version that lets you insert a coffee pod — aka a “K cup” — then select a brew size and go. Already a popular choice in the home category, these ultra-efficient coffee makers are sure to be a hot-ticket item on Black Friday, as well. As far as sales go, the money would be on the K575 model, which gives you more flexibility with your brew — including the option to brew a 30-ounce pot of coffee, should you ever need more than one cup at a time.
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10. Dyson Pure Hot Cool Link Air Purifier
Normal Price: $599.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $499.99
Known for their supersonic vacuums, Dyson is now changing the game in quite a few different categories with its innovative technology. The company’s newer categories include hair dryers, hand dryers and air purifiers. The Pure Hot Cool Link Air Purifier removes toxins from the air as it’s spewing out hot or cool air — depending on your preference. Besides its innovative technology, you can bet on this device to be a popular Black Friday deal because it’s now compatible with Amazon’s Alexa. Want to cool off a bit or warm your chilly toes? Just ask your personal assistant.
11. Bosch Drill Kit
Regular Price: $199.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $139.99
One of Amazon’s current picks in the home category, the Bosch Drill Kit is equipped with a DDS181A Compact Tough 1/2-inch Drill/Driver and the Bosch 25618 1/4-inch Hex Impact Driver to help you tackle any project. With a sturdy design, 18-volt motor and 1,500 inch-pounds of torque, this set is a power-tool lover’s dream. Because Amazon’s already called out the tool in its Home Gift Guide and a drill is a particularly handy, multi-use tool, it’s possible to expect big savings on this set during the Black Friday event.
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As of Nov. 1, Amazon is offering more than 60 percent off a coil-and-foam mattress, available in a variety of sizes. The deal, which is featured on the Home Gift Guide, lists a $462 mattress for $147. Currently, the mattress market is even more saturated than in years past, and startups are pulling out all the stops to appeal to the masses — i.e. millennials. To compete with the cleverly marketed Caspers of the world during Black Friday, Amazon will likely be offering discounts on mail-order mattresses — complete with two-day shipping for Prime members, of course.
13. Knife Block Set
Regular Price: $64.99
Sale Price (Speculated): $49.99
Although Black Friday season is always a fun time to shop for nonessentials, plenty of shoppers are looking for great deals on practical, everyday items as well. This knife block set, which Amazon is offering for 15 percent off leading up to Black Friday, is one of those everyday items that every home chef needs. And when all the knives happen to come in a handy storage container, it makes the gift that much sweeter.
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14. Car Emergency Kit
Normal Price: $42.97
Sale Price (Speculated): $24.99
Whether you always expect the worst to happen or just want to have a backup plan just in case, you should always have an emergency kit in your car. Say you scrape your knee on a hiking adventure and want to get it cleaned up before driving home: You’d want antiseptic and a bandage nearby. Whatever the emergency — minor or catastrophic — this handy kit will have you prepared for just about anything. Amazon offered a Black Friday deal on a car emergency kit last year, so keep your eyes peeled for a sale on one this year.
15. Fitness Trackers
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Sale Price: Varies
This year, Fitbit has some competition in the fitness tracker bracelet world. Various brands currently offer similar versions of the popular Fitbit at prices averaging around $35. Although this price is quite different from the Fitbit’s $100 range, discounts still seem likely, putting the off-brand trackers in the $25 range. To compete with the lower priced items, however, you could also see some pretty impressive Fitbit discounts during Amazon’s upcoming Black Friday event as well.
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