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You know the old expression, fortune favors the bold? This year, fortune favors the early shopper. As you’ve probably heard, supply-chain disruptions and anticipated delivery delays could result in you missing out on the gifts you want.
Thankfully, Best Buy is repeating last year’s efforts to mitigate these issues: Guaranteed Black Friday pricing right now. That means lots of items are already on sale and won’t go any lower at the end of the month — so there’s no downside to shopping early. In fact, it’s all upside.
Below I’ve rounded up a few standouts from this sale, which includes some genuinely great deals on TVs, audio gear and laptops.
Widely regarded as one of the best active noise-canceling headphones you can buy, the WH-1000XM4 has a list price of $350. I often see it on sale for around $279, but $248 ties the lowest price on record.
Available in three colors, Sony’s over-the-ear “cans” boast a comfortable fit, great sound and virtually unrivaled ANC. Whether you’re trying to work in peace or eliminate the stress-inducing drone of airplane engines, trust me when I say this yields amazing results.
There are cheaper ANC ‘phones out there, absolutely. But if this is on someone’s wish-list, don’t miss your chance to grab this deal.
See all the other early Black Friday headphone deals at Best Buy.
This is bonkers, without question the best laptop deal I’ve seen in 2021. I mean, it’s a full-fledged Chromebook, capable of running not only browser-based software but also Android apps!
Okay, yes, the screen is on the smaller side at 11.6 inches, and screen resolution is a lower-end 1,366 x 768 pixels. The Celeron N3350 processor won’t win any speed awards, and the 32GB of onboard storage may run out fairly quickly.
But here’s the thing: For the intended audience, namely students, this will absolutely get the job done. The Chrome operating system doesn’t need a lot of horsepower, and the storage is easy to expand by way of external media (flash drive, memory card, etc.).
Meanwhile, look to the reviews: The HP 11A earned a very respectable 4.5-star average from over 2,300 buyers. Do. Not. Miss. This.
See all the other early Black Friday laptop deals at Best Buy.
Not every living room can accommodate a huge screen. If you’re looking for something a little more modest, size-wise, consider this 58-inch model from Best Buy’s house brand.
Hang on, why no user ratings? This particular size is a new addition to the F30 series. If you look at the 55-inch version (which is currently selling for $20 more), you’ll see it has a 4.6-star average from around 550 buyers.
Why all the love? Simple: Sharp, colorful picture; a remote that understands Alexa voice commands; and Amazon’s Fire TV interface, which serves up all the popular streaming apps and some great games you can’t get on a Roku-powered TV.
See all the other early Black Friday TV deals at Best Buy.
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