It is now less than a month until Black Friday, but the Black Friday sale is already underway. Walmart & # 39; sfor example, started last week (and is getting better – see the just-updated deal for Apple Watch Series 3 below). Of course, the store chain did not immediately come forward and called BF, but we know what is going on. And what's going on is that the big day arrives on November 29, followed three days later by Cyber Monday. Best Buy has already won the ridiculously early Black-Friday-Sale Award with its now-expired but with Walmart's move it is official: Black Friday Madness is on its way.
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The Fossil Sport came on the market about a year ago and brought a lot of features to the Wear OS watch scape for a reasonable price of $ 275. The specifications include NFC for Google Pay, GPS, 5 ATM water resistance, a heart rate monitor and an altimeter. This pre-Black Friday sale drops the Sport (light blue only) to just $ 149, the best price we've seen so far.
Most machines of Arcade1Up cost around $ 300. This – a three-quarter version of the original – costs $ 165 once it is in your shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays exactly like the old arcade devices. Walmart also offers the Centipede edition for $ 175.
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For this price the Quantum from the M-series is a total overperformer. It delivers excellent image quality, with deep black levels, accurate colors and very good 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is telephone friendly, with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay controls.
Walmart also offers a valuable deal for the 55-inch model, priced at $ 398.
Read our Vizio M Class TV review.
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Speaking of sweet TV deals, Best Buy now offers the top-rated TCL 55R615 for an all-low-low $ 400. It's not an official Black Friday deal and it's running late on Sunday October 27, but you can get it when BF comes closer.
This is the 2018 model; there is a newer one, but don't let that stop you. In his TCL 55R615 review, CNET & # 39; s TV guru David Katzmaier still described the 6 series with "the best image quality for the money, period". The TV processes both HDR10 and Dolby Vision sources with a high dynamic range and the image quality rivals that of TVs that cost twice as much. And yes, it has built in Roku.
Read our TCL 6 series 2018 review.
That's it for now, but keep coming back as we update this post based on new offers and availability. In the meantime, here is everything you need to know about this major shopping event.
What date is Black Friday 2019?
Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on Friday, November 29.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
It falls on the Monday after Black Friday – in this case, Monday 2 December.
When does the Black Friday sale actually start?
It varies from store to store, but expects to see many sales that start well before Thanksgiving. Some stores indeed reveal "Black November" sales that cover the entire month, while others start their Black Friday events early. We will post all details as soon as we receive them.
Why does it become & # 39; Black Friday & # 39; mentioned?
This is stuff from urban legends. Some say that Black Friday dates back to the early 1950s, when stores started the Christmas shopping season with big sales. So large in fact, that the annual store profit often in & # 39; the black & # 39; (which no longer means & # 39; in red & # 39; means), which is the habit of losing money) once all receipts have been kept. Or: So large that the traffic would grow so growling, police called the day "Black Friday".
More information and also the scoop on Cyber Monday, in
How do I find & # 39; leaked & # 39; Black Friday ads
In recent years, various Black Friday sites have dedicated themselves to revealing leaked newspaper circulars in the days and weeks prior to the big Thanksgiving sale. They are still there, but many large stores have chosen to "leak" advertisements on their own sites, revealing the content of what is for sale for bargain hunters who want to plan ahead.
Last year, some stores already shared these ads at the end of October, and there is no reason to assume that this year will be different. As always, we keep a close eye on Black Friday ads and share them as soon as we find them, so bookmark this message and check CNET for all relevant advertising information.
Where can I find great offers in the meantime?
So glad you asked! Here are some CNET deal sources that you should add:
- The Cheapskate, a daily, composite, sometimes exclusive collection of the best deals on the web from Rick "The Cheapskate" Broida (that's me) and the growing team of bargain hunters from CNET.  CNET Deals, a categorical list of each individual deal that we can get hold of.
Tamara Palmer contributed to this story
Originally published last year. Updated regularly with new information.