Best Buy Black Friday deals LIVE: $569 OLED TV, $799 MacBook Air and more - Tom's Guide

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Black Friday officially starts on November 25. But don't tell that to Best Buy. The retailer has been offering impressive Black Friday deals since late October. I've been covering Black Friday deals for over 10 years now and while I'm normally critical of those "early preview deals," this year retailers are rallying hard and offering some of the best deals of the year. 

Best Buy Black Friday deals are particularly impressive. In many cases, I feel that Best Buy is outshining Amazon with deals that their rival simply isn't offering. For instance, the 14-inch MacBook Pro continues to sell for $1,599 at Best Buy, whereas Amazon is surprisingly keeping the price at $1,859. Likewise, the LG A2 48-inch 4K OLED TV first hit $569 at Best Buy. Amazon's response is to offer the older (2021) LG A1 48-inch 4K TV for $569. 

I'm not saying all of Best Buy's Black Friday deals are amazing — the retailer has yet to discount the Apple Watch 8 for instance — but right now Best Buy is winning the Black Friday deals race, even if it's by a slim margin. 

So we're starting this live blog to highlight the top sales in Best Buy's early Black Friday deals preview. From 4K TVs to air fryers — here are today's top deals. (For more ways to save, check out our guide to today's top Best Buy coupon codes). 

Best early Best Buy Black Friday deals

LG A2 48" 4K OLED TV: $1,299 $569 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen): $129 $69 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer: $449 $249 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Motorola Moto G Power (2021): $249 $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Fitbit Sense 2: $299 $199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)MacBook Air (M1/256GB): $999 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: $1,499 $999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): $1,999 $1,599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm): $279 $199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)Roku Streaming Stick 4K: $49 $24 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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Apple: $400 off MacBook Pros, up to $800 off iPhone 14 (opens in new tab)4K TVs: OLEDs from $569 (opens in new tab)Headphones: deals from $29 (opens in new tab)Kitchen appliances: air fryers, blenders, from $39 (opens in new tab)Laptops: up to $500 off the latest laptops (opens in new tab)PC gaming: save on gaming monitors, laptops, accessories (opens in new tab)Phones: up to $800 off Galaxy S22, iPhone 14 with activation (opens in new tab)Smart watches: save on Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin (opens in new tab)Tablets: Android tablets, iPads up to $100 off (opens in new tab)Toys: up to 60% off Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price (opens in new tab)Vacuums: deals from $129 (opens in new tab)Video games: Xbox Series X and PS5 games for as low as $10 (opens in new tab)



Sony WF-1000xm4 black friday deal

(Image credit: Tom's Guide)Sony WF-1000XM4 True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones: $279 $178 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The Sony WF-1000XM4 in-ear headphones launched only earlier this year and are now already down to their lowest price ever. This early Black Friday deal brings the price down to $178 for these headphones from $279 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). That's a huge saving of $101 on the best noise-canceling earbuds.

There is a new Sony V1 audio processor in the 1000XM4 that brings exceptional, full-bodied sound and even better active noise cancelation. These buds also take on a completely different and more ergonomic design than its predecessor. 

In our Sony WF-1000XM4 review we found that the only deterrent to these excellent buds was its huge price tag. But now since this deal takes off $101 from its price, that is not much of a hinderance. This set of buds offers greater overall functionality than every other model in its price class — in our AirPods Pro 2 vs. Sony WF-1000XM4 comparison, we found that the Sony in-ear headphones even beat Apple's AirPods Pro 2.


MacBook Air M1 Black Friday deal

(Image credit: Apple)MacBook Air M1: $999 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

If you're on the hunt for an Apple laptop but don't want to pay top dollar, this is a great deal. Right now Best Buy has the MacBook Air M1 on sale for just $799 (opens in new tab). That's $200 off the regular price and the lowest price we've ever seen.

As you'll see in our MacBook Air M1 review, this laptop offers strong performance from its M1 chip, and we saw a very impressive 14+ hours of battery life in our web surfing test. Other highlights include a vibrant 13-inch Retina display, comfy Magic keyboard and an improved webcam (thanks to Apple's chip).

There is a newer MacBook Air M2 with an even faster processor, but you will not be disappointed if you scoop up this deal now. 


Madden NFL 23 black friday sale

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• Madden NFL 23: $69 $39 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Football fans, it's time for your own 2-minute drill. Best Buy is dropping the price on Madden NFL 23, but the clock runs out on these savings by tomorrow (Nov. 6).

Best Buy's deal — Madden NFL 23 for $39 instead of the usual $69 — applies to both the Xbox Series X/Series S (opens in new tab) and PS5 versions (opens in new tab) of the venerable football franchise. We found plenty to like about this year's version of the game in our Madden NFL 23 review, including the production values and the fast load times.


Galaxy Z Fold 4 Black Friday Deal

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• Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: $1,799 $399 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 may impress with its foldable screen, but it is not an inexpensive device by any stretch of the imagination. That's why this Best Buy deal on the foldable phone caught our eye.

At Best Buy, when you activate the phone with Verizon, you can save $400 on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 (opens in new tab). The savings don't stop there — trade in a device, and you can potentially save up to $1,000 more on the phone.

Best Buy and Verizon are offering a similar deal on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 ($200 off with activation, plus extra savings with a trade-in).

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the more substantial of Samsung's two foldable phones, essentially letting you tote around a tablet in a smartphone's form factor. The Z Fold 4 benefits from an optional Galaxy S Pen, which boosts your productivity when it's time to sketch or edit photos on the expansive screen.


GoPro Hero 8 Black

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GoPro Hero 8 Black 4K: $299 $229 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)GoPro Hero 8 Black 4K: $299 $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

The weekend is here and there's a fresh batch of new deals to scan. The first one that popped on my radar comes courtesy of Best Buy/Amazon. Both retailers have the GoPro Hero 8 Black 4K on sale for $229. That's $70 off and the lowest price we've ever seen for this Editor's Choice camera. It's also a rare sale as this camera hardly ever goes on sale. Although it's not the latest model, we named the Hero 8 Black one of the best GoPro cameras under $300. In our GoPro Hero 8 Black review, we said it's worth the investment as it offers solid image stabilization, great video/audio quality, and a clean interface. Take note: this deal is valid through November 7 only. (I told you it was a rare discount). 


Moto G Power 2021

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Unlocked Moto G Power (2021): $249 $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The Moto G Power (2021) is one of the reigning champs when it comes to smartphone battery life. In our tests, it lasted an average of 14 hours and 4 minutes, which means you can get through the day — and then some — without having to charge your phone. While there is a newer 2022 model, that phone's lackluster CPU resulted in laggy app launches and overall disappointing performance, which makes the 2021 model the phone to get. In our Moto G Power 2021 review, we called it the best budget handset you'll find. It's even more tempting now that it's on sale. 


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Bella Pro 8-qt. Air Fryer: $109 $49 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Save a whopping $60 with this Black Friday air fryer deal, which is now $10 cheaper than it was last week. The Bella Pro Series air fryer sports a built-in touchscreen that allows for fast and intuitive use. Its stainless steel construction is highly durable, and it has a powerful 1700w heating system. It's a good entry-level air fryer for anyone who wants to experiment with air frying, but doesn't want to drop upwards of $100 on a new appliance. 


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Samsung 75" TU690T 4K TV: $849 $579 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Now here's a deal worthy of its Black Friday description. Best Buy currently has the Samsung 75-inch TU690T 4K TV on sale for $579. That's $270 off and one of the least-expensive big-screen Samsung TVs we've ever seen. Keep in mind that the Crystal Series is part of Samsung's budget/entry-level TVs. That said, you get HDR 10 Plus support and Alexa/Siri/Google Assistant compatibility. Gamers should take note that the TV only has two HDMI ports and a 60Hz panel, but at this price —  it's still a killer deal. 


MacBook Pro M1 with a Tom's Guide deal tag

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MacBook Pro 14” (M1 Pro/512GB): $1,999 $1,599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The new MacBook Pro M2 is here, but that just means it’s the perfect time to score discounts on the previous model. Even though it’s no longer the newest model, the MacBook Pro M1 still offers lightning-fast performance, excellent battery life, and a beautiful display.

If you have your eyes on the MacBook Pro M1, it’s $1,599 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) right now, a huge $400 discount. 


fitbit sense 2 deal

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Fitbit Sense 2: $299 $199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

We mentioned the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 earlier, but what if you want a fitness-focused smartwatch? We recommend the Fitbit Sense 2. It’s one of the best fitness trackers on the market for its attractive design, long battery life, and comprehensive fitness and health tracking features.

The Fitbit Sense 2 is $199 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) right now, a $100 discount.


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AirPods (2nd Gen): $129 $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Who doesn't love an AirPods deal? Right now the 2nd Generation AirPods are $99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab), making them the cheapest AirPods you can get right now.

Apple's wireless earbuds offer excellent sound quality, quick pairing with Apple devices, and are lightweight and comfortable to wear. They come with a handy wireless charging case, too.


Dell XPS 15 on a table with a Tom's Guide deal tag

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Dell XPS 15: $1,799 $1,349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab) 

The Dell XPS 15 is an incredible laptop. With a gorgeous display, incredible performance and a productivity-friendly keyboard and touchpad, you couldn’t ask for more… well, other than getting it all at a discounted price.

Luckily, the Dell XPS 15 is $1,349 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) right now. This model comes packed with an Intel Core i7 processor and 256GB storage, but you can mix and match the components you like best. 


Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 deal

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5: $309 $279 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is the best smartwatch on the market for Android users. With a stylish design, scratch-resistant screen, and plenty of sports tracking features, it’s the perfect accessory. Plus, it has a 50-hour battery life that beats the Apple Watch 8’s maximum battery life of 36 hours.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 is $279 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) right now, a nice discount of $30 off its usual asking price.


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Bose QuietComfort 45: $329 $249 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab) 

If you want some of the best headphones on the market, the Bose QuietComfort 45 are worth a look. With some of the best active noise canceling on the market, these headphones are perfect whether you’re listening to a podcast on a noisy commute or enjoying your favorite tunes in a busy office.

As well as incredible sound quality, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones also boast 24 hours of battery life and intuitive touch controls that make using them a breeze. Right now the Bose QuietComfort 45 are $249 at Best Buy (opens in new tab), so grab yourself a pair and enjoy. 


iPhone 14

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iPhone 14: up to $800 off w/ trade in + activation @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The iPhone 14 is here, and it’s kept its place as one of the best phones on the market. So, if you want to save some money on Apple’s newest flagship, check out this trade-in deal at Best Buy.

Currently, you can get up to $800 off the iPhone 14 with trade-in and activation at Best Buy (opens in new tab). This is one of the best iPhone 14 deals we’ve found. You’re not just limited to the base iPhone 14, either — you can get up to $800 off the iPhone 14 Plus, and up to $1000 off the iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max with trade-in and activation. 


iPad mini 6

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8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021): $499 $399 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Apple deals are always a big part of any Black Friday sale, and Best Buy is offering a seriously impressive selection of savings on top Apple devices. For example, the iPad mini (2021) is $399 at Best Buy (opens in new tab), that's a massive $100 off its usual price. 

We rank the iPad mini 6 is one of the best tablets on the market. This is for a whole load of reason, but the punchy A15 Bionic processor is a good starting point. The tablet also sports a sharp, bright display, too. Plus we love the excellent webcam and the more universal USB-C charging. If you want ultimate portability and a tablet you can use one-handed, opt for the iPad mini 6.


WD_Black SN850 with a Tom's Guide deal tag

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WD_Black SN850 2TB NVMe SSD w/ Heatsink: $359 $229 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

If you’re running low on hard drive space ahead of the launch of God of War Ragnarök then is then this early Black Friday deal is the ideal solution to your storage woes. 

Right now, the WD_Black SN850 2TB NVMe SSD w/ heatsink is on sale for $229 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). That’s a sizable $130 discount compared to its full retail price of $359, and the lowest ever price we’ve spotted to date. This drive was $100 off last week, but now it's dropped even lower as we get closer to Black Friday. 

The WD_Black SN850 was confirmed earlier this year as the first officially-licensed PS5 SSD (opens in new tab).This means you can slot the storage drive into your PS5 console without any worries about compatibility issues. The SSD meets all of Sony’s requirements for a PS5 SSD (opens in new tab), and I’ve personally tested the drive in my own PS5 for more than a year and can report that it works flawlessly. 


Roku Streaming Stick 4K

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Streaming device sale: Roku & Google from $17 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

My TV is about 12+ years old. Although it's a smart TV, it's actually not very smart. So I have a Roku Streaming Stick 4K connected to it. If you find yourself in a similar scenario — or if you just don't like the smart operating system that came with your current TV — Best Buy has multiple streaming devices on sale from $17. The sale includes a handful of Roku devices and the Google Chromecast with Google TV. 

Just one note — the Apple TV 4K is about $10 cheaper at Amazon. Amazon has it for $99 (opens in new tab), whereas Best Buy has it for $109 (opens in new tab).


Samsung Freestyle Projector

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Samsung Freestyle HDR Portable Projector: $799 $599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Don't like being constrained by traditional TV sizes? The Samsung Freestyle is a 1080p portable (1.8-pound) projector that can project onto a variety of different surfaces from 30 to 100 inches. It features 360-degree sound and lets you summon Alexa or Bixby via its built-in smart assistant support. It's on sale for $599, which blows away all previous deals we've seen for this projector. Heads up, Amazon has it for $597 (opens in new tab), which is a tad cheaper.


Cuisinart N51-12BK

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Cuisinart SmartNest 12-Piece Nonstick Set: $169 $99 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

I admit — Best Buy isn't the first spot I got to for deals on kitchenware. However, they currently have a pretty sweet deal on this Cuisinart 12-piece set. They're offering the Cuisinart SmartNest 12-piece Nonstick set for just $99. That's $69 off and the best price I've seen for it on the Webs today. By comparison, Cuisinart (opens in new tab) and Target (opens in new tab) are selling it for its full price of $169. It includes a 1 Qt. Open Pour Saucepan, 1.5 Qt. Saucepan w/ Cover, 3 Qt. Sauté Pan w/ Cover, 6 Qt. Stockpot w/ Cover, 8-inch Skillet, 10-inch Skillet, and Lid Organizer.


Samsung appliances

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Spend $1,299 on appliances: get free $150 Best Buy gift card (opens in new tab)

Best Buy is offering a lot of deals on small kitchen appliances, but large appliances are also on sale. The retailer has a few different sales depending on the brand you're loyal to. For example, you can get a free $150 Best Buy gift card when you buy 3 or more eligible Samsung appliances (priced $1,299 or more). Alternatively, you can save 10% on KitchenAid appliance packages, $200 off Frigidaire appliance packages, or up to $2,000 off GE appliance packages. 


Samsung 60" Class TU690T Series LED 4K TV with a Tom's Guide deal tag

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Samsung 75" 4K TV: $849 $578 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

I mentioned earlier how Best Buy is offering really aggressive TV deals and this is an example of what I'm talking about. Right now you can get this 75-inch Samsung 4K TV for just $579. If you check out our guide to 75-inch TV deals, you'll see that it's usually the smaller brands that offer this price point (Insignia, Onn, etc). But now you can get a Samsung at this price. That said, this is an entry-level Samsung TV (part of the manufacturer's 6-Series lineup). It's also somewhat limited in that you only get 2 HDMI ports and a 60Hz panel. But if you're not a gamer and just want a  big-screen TV on a low budget, it doesn't get better than this.


Lenovo Chromebook Duet

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Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet: $299 $199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The Chromebook Duet is a dazzling iPad killer. In our Lenovo Chromebook Duet review, we said it offers remarkable value with tons of battery life (about 12 hours and 47 minutes in our testing). There are a lot of different versions and configs of the Duet (this one here packs an OLED screen (opens in new tab)), but this model on sale packs a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 touch display, MediaTek P60T CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB eMMC. That may sound underpowered, but for Google's Chrome OS it's sufficient for everyday tasks and streaming. 


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Gaming sale: buy 2 video games, get 1 free @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The holidays are a great time to expand your video game collection. For example, right now at Best Buy you'll get a free video game when you purchase two. The sale includes PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox titles. It also includes some of our personal favorite games like Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank, and Spider-Man Miles Morales. 

Heads up: Best Buy suggests packages to buy, but you can also click on the "Build my Package" button to make your own bundle. 


Google Pixel 6a deal

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Google Pixel 6a (128GB): $449 $299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Looking to upgrade you smartphone ahead of Black Friday, but don't want to be locked into a lengthy contract? Best Buy has you covered as the Google Pixel 6a (128GB) is on sale for $299 (opens in new tab). That's sizeable $150 saving compared to its retail price of $449.

There's a lot to like about the Pixel 6a. From its bright 6.1-inch OLED display, to the powerful Tensor chip that keeps it running. In our Pixel 6a review, we called Google's phone the best sub-$500 phone on the market and we found that it delivers better performance than its closest Android rival, the Samsung Galaxy A53

It is also a great camera phone. There are two cameras on the back that deliver an excellent photography experience with a 12.2MP main camera and a second 12MP ultra-wide camera.  

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

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Galaxy Buds 2: $149 $89 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Not all earbuds demand a $249 price tag. If you're on a budget, the Galaxy Buds 2 are one of the best wireless earbuds on the market. They features a battery life of up to 7.5 hours (with ANC off), Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and colorful options. In our Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review, we said they provide a pleasant mobile listening experience without breaking the bank. Not a fan of the color? Amazon offers a few more color options (opens in new tab) for the same price.

MacBook Pro 14 deal

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MacBook Pro 14" (M1 Pro/512GB): $1,999 $1,599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

The MacBook Pro 14-inch isn't expected to get a full refresh until 2023, but the current model is one of the best laptops you can buy period. And right now you can get it for just $1,599, which is $400 off its standard price and its lowest price ever. 

This system is powered by Apple's powerful M1 Pro CPU, which delivers 8 more GPU cores, a better Media Engine, and more memory bandwidth than the already fast M1 chip. Based on our testing, the MacBook Pro 14-inch runs circles around most Windows laptops when it comes to performance, and we saw over 14 hours of battery life in our MacBook Pro 14-inch review

You also get a bright and rich 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display with 3024 x 1984 resolution. Other specs include 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Add in three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, and SDXC card slot — plus MagSafe charging — and you have a winner. 


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(Image credit: Best Buy)LG A2 48" 4K OLED TV: $1,299 $569 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

If I had to pick one deal to highlight Best Buy's entire Black Friday sale — this would  be it. I never imagined 4K OLED TV prices would plummet like this in 2022, but here we are. Right now you can score the 48" LG A2 OLED 4K TV for just $569 at Best Buy. That's the least-expensive OLED TV we've ever seen. 

This TV gets you beautiful OLED visuals without having to spend a fortune. It's worth noting that this is LG's entry-level OLED for 2022. You get support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG viewing formats, which help make the content you view on the screen look their absolute best. There's also built-in support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, which means you can control your TV with your voice. But gamers take note — the refresh rate of the TV only goes to 60Hz (120Hz is preferred), and there is no HDMI 2.1 support. Otherwise, it's an amazing deal on a 48-inch OLED TV.

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