Amazon’s early Black Friday sale is on — here’s a monster list of the top deals

Here are the best early Black Friday deals on Amazon as of Oct. 13:

BEST TV DEAL: LG OLED65C1PUB Alexa Built-in C1 Series 65″ 4K Smart OLED TV — $1,1796.99 (save $703)

BEST LAPTOP DEAL: 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) — $1,169 (save $130)

BEST HEADPHONE DEAL: Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphones — $119.95 (save $80)

BEST SMART HOME DEAL: Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release) — $44.99 (save $35)

BEST ROBOT VACUUM DEAL: Shark IQ Self-Empty Base Robot Vacuum — $448 (save $151.99)

You probably weren’t expecting to start your holiday shopping in the beginning of October, but Amazon had other plans for this year’s pre-Black Friday deals. The mega-retailer unveiled its early holiday sales event, Epic Daily Deals on Oct. 4, marking what might be the earliest start to the shopping season that we’ve ever seen.


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Supply-chain Scaries

You know, like the Sunday Scaries — but instead, the entire globe is running low on pretty much everything. Everything from books to the semiconductor chips that power smartphones, cars, and more are short-stocked, and it means that this holiday season, it’s more important to actually find the products you’re looking for rather than worry about if you’re getting the cheapest deal.

With that being said, Amazon’s new early sales strategy isn’t just a ploy to get the holiday cheer going before winter hits — it’s likely in response to these global supply chain issues caused by the Delta Variant. For a company that prides itself in getting orders to customers basically immediately, these shortages are a major concern. There’s truly no time to wait until Black Friday for everyone to start shopping, or no one will have any presents under their tree come the morning of Dec. 25.

Considering that availability is the name of the game this shopping holiday, the best way for consumers to avoid running into supply issues is to buy early. If you see hot-ticket items like AirPods, iPads, or gaming consoles drop in price, you’d best scoop them up while they’re still in stock — or you might have to write an IOU for a loved one’s holiday gift.

What are the best Amazon Black Friday deals?

So far, we’ve seen huge discounts on Amazon devices, robot vacuums, headphones, iPads, and kitchen gadgets. As we get closer and closer to the actual shopping holiday, we’re expecting to see sales on smart home gadgets, TV’s, small kitchen appliances (like air fryers and Instant Pots), headphones, laptops, tablets, and more. We’ll probably also see some sweet gaming bundles — but if this year is anything like last year, Nintendo Switches and other gaming consoles will sell out fast.

Without any further ado, here’s a master list of the best early Black Friday deals we’ve seen on Amazon as of Oct.13. (We’ll keep updating this list as new products get added, so be sure to check back often.)

TV DEALS

Our top pick: LG OLED65C1PUB Alexa Built-in C1 Series 65″ 4K Smart OLED TV — $1,1796.99 (save $703)

Eight million pixels for superb color

Fast refresh rate

4K AI processor

For gamers and cinephiles alike, this LG model is sure to give you the best in color and performance — now for over $700 off.

More TV deals:

SAMSUNG 55-Inch Class Neo QLED QN85A Series 4K TV  — $1,097.99 (save $502)

Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 43-inch Smart 4K UHD Fire TV — $289.99 (save $30)

LAPTOP AND TABLET DEALS

Our top pick: 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) — $1,169 (save $130)

High-performance M1 chip

8-core CPU and GPU for fast performance and graphics

Up to 20 hours of battery life

Not the lowest price we’ve seen, but still a solid price drop on last year’s MacBook Pro with Apple’s new M1 chip.

More laptop and tablet deals:

Laptops

2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage — $1,099 (save $150)

HP Chromebook 11-inch Laptop — $132.99 (save $127)

HP Chromebook 11-inch Laptop (4 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC Storage) — $209.99 (save $90)

Tablets

2021 Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) — $749 (save $50)

HEADPHONE DEALS

Our top pick: Sennheiser HD 450BT Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Headphones — $119.95 (save $80)

30-hour battery life

Active noise cancellation

Voice-assistant compatible

Forget the AirPods Max, and opt for these impressive headphones instead — they feature USB-C fast charging, an insanely long battery life, and hands-free controls for easy listening on the go.

More headphone deals:

Beats Studio Buds — $129.95 (save $20)

Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds — $129.99 (save $20)

JBL Tune 125TWS True Wireless In-Ear Headphones — $59.95 (save $40)

JBL Live PRO+ TWS True Wireless in-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones — $129.95 (save $50)

JBL Quantum 400 Wired Over-Ear Gaming Headphones — $79.95 (save $20)

JBL Quantum 300 – Wired Over-Ear Gaming Headphones — $59.95 (save $20)

SMARTWATCH DEALS

Our top pick: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm, GPS, Bluetooth, Unlocked LTE) — $379.99 (save $100)

Stylish design that emulates a designer watch

Call, text, stream music, and more from your wrist

Track sleep, workouts, steps, and more

Go from work to the gym with this stylish smartwatch, now on sale for $100 off. 

Credit: Samsung

More smartwatch deals:

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (40mm, GPS, Bluetooth) — $199.99 (save $50)

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 (44mm, GPS, Bluetooth, Unlocked LTE) — $249.99 (save $50)

SMART HOME DEALS

Our top pick: Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release) — $44.99 (save $35)

Acts as a smart home hub

Connect with loved ones via video call

Manage your day with your voice

The ideal bedside assistant is now on sale for under $50, matching the lowest Amazon price we’ve seen on this model.

More smart home deals:

All-new Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 release) — $99.99 (save $30)

ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control — $219 (save $30)

Kasa Smart Light Switch — $34.89 (save $10.10)

Philips Hue 548610 CFH Smart Light A19, 2 Count — $68 (save $11.99 with on-page coupon)

KITCHEN DEALS

Our top pick: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5 qt — $179.95 (save $120.05)

Wide base is perfect for searing and browning

Oven and stovetop-safe

Interior enamel that prevents sticking and stains

There’s a reason everyone’s grandmother has Le Creuset cookware that’s lasted generations. Scoop up an heirloom-quality pot for yourself for over $120 off. 

More kitchen deals:

Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer, Six Quart — $99.95 (save $20.04)

Cuisinart Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer — $239.96 (save $59.99

Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender — $524.95 (save $175)

Vitamix accessories — Starting at $23.95 (Save 20%)

Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer Lid — $119.99 (save $80)

VACUUM DEALS

Our top pick: Shark IQ Self-Empty Base Robot Vacuum — $448 (save $151.99)

Extra-large self-emptying base

Smart-assistant compatible

Self-cleaning brush

This Shark robot vac has you covered for a completely hands-off cleaning experience, and it’s currently at its lowest Amazon price since Prime Day.

More vacuum deals:

eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac 30 Robot Vacuum Cleaner — $149.99 (save $90)

Roborock S5 MAX Robot Vacuum and Mop — $439.99 (save $110)

iRobot Roomba i3+ (3550) Robot Vacuum with Auto Dirt Disposal — $549.99 (save $50)

iRobot Roomba i3 (3150) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum Vacuum — $349 (save $50.99)

STREAMING DEALS

Our top pick: Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote — $34.99 (save $15)

Support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+

Access to all the best streaming services

Stream free TV from select services

You don’t need to have a fancy 4K smart TV to get access to all of your favorite shows and movies — this Fire TV Stick will give you a hub to access streaming channels and give you a vibrant, 4K picture.

More streaming deals:

Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) with Alexa Voice Remote — $24.99 (save $15)

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