Black Friday Starts Now!

Black Friday Starts Now!

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Black Friday may officially be a week away but some retailers are starting the fun early. Here are some deals that are going live this weekend. Why wait when you can get your shopping started now and save big bucks!

T-Mobile BOGO on Smartphones

Last week I was lamenting the lack of hot Black Friday buys on smartphones but now T-Mobile is offering a deal too hot to pass up. When you buy one of the newest, fastest, most expensive smartphones from T-Mobile, you can get another one free! No, the iPhone X is not included but many of the currently most desirable phones are. The list includes iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7+, Samsung Galaxy 8, Samsung Galaxy 8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy 8 Active, LG G6, LG V30 and LG V30+.

If you’ve already priced any of these phones, you know they don’t come cheap. The iPhone 8 is list priced at around $800 and the Galaxy Note 8 is about $950, almost as expensive as the iPhone X. If you want the iPhone 8+, you will have to pony up an extra $100 but this is still a super deal on the year’s smartest smartphones.

This deal will be available for a limited time so if you’re interested, head over to your local T-Mobile store or t-mobile.com this weekend. Unlike some smartphone deals that are good only for new customers, this one is for existing customers, too, provided they add a new line of service and pay for both phones using T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan.

It will be interesting to see if rivals AT&T and Verizon try to match this deal but for now, T-Mobile has the best smartphone deal of Black Friday 2017.

Bose Deals on Amazon

Amazon has already promised us that the Black Friday action would start early and Bose is kicking things off with some killer deals on audio devices. If you’ve been planning to pick up some headphones as gifts or add some wireless speakers to that new TV, these Bose deals are live at Amazon right now!

Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones regularly selling for $99 are now $49 and Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones are discounted from $129 to $79. The deals are even sweeter on the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, now just $179, a $120 discount from the list price of $299, and the Bose Soundlink around-ear wireless headphones II which have been discounted from $279 to $199.

Amazon also has cool deals on wireless speakers including the Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System usually selling for $329, now $299, and the Bose SoundTouch 30 Series III Wireless Speaker, discounted $50 from $499 to $449.

There are plenty of Black Friday sales on headphones, earbuds, wireless speakers and other audio accessories this year, but Bose is an old and trusted name in sound, so these deals are definitely worth checking out ASAP. At these prices they won’t last long.

$200 Off TCL Roku TV

Some smart TVs are smarter than others but the Roku TVs just may be the smartest of the bunch. Not only are these sets ideal for streaming, they work just as well with cable or an antenna. Plus, Roku offers an ever-growing list of channels to choose from, many of them free. TCL is the top maker of Roku TVs and their sets have been highly rated for quality. That’s why a $200 discount on a 55” TCL Roku TV is a really big deal!

Right now at Amazon, you can get the TCL 55S405 55-inch Roku 4K TV list-priced at $599.99 for just $399.99. Why wait for official Black Friday when you can pick up this hot 2017 model smart TV right now and have it in time to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade?

Take a Third Off Beats X Headphones

Beats X Wireless in-ear headphones usually sell for $150 but right now you can pick up a pair at Amazon for just $99.99 – one third off. That’s a cool deal on name brand earphones that work with your iPhone to let you take calls, control your music and activate Siri via Remote Talk. These earbuds have up to 8 hours of battery life and can recharge in a flash with Fast Fuel. You can find lower prices on no-name earbuds all over this Black Friday but it will be hard to beat this deal on the top brand in headphone technology.

Black Friday TV Deals Start Today at Sam’s Club

Membership-only chain Sam’s Club is getting in on the Black Friday action early by launching their first batch of TV deals at 12.01 am ET on Friday morning, November 17, starting with a really big deal on a really big TV..

The 75” Vizio E75-E1 4K UHD XLD Smartcast TV is discounted a whopping $420 to $1,478. If you’ve been pricing supersize smart TVs, you can see that this is a sweet deal. Just make sure you actually have a wall big enough to hold a TV this size and all the gear necessary to mount it.

If that one is a little bit too big, Sam’s Club also has a 65” Samsung Curved UN65MU650D 4K UHD Smart TV for $978 with a free $50 gift card to sweeten the deal. A 55” Vizio M55-E0 4K UHD XHDR Plus Smartcast TV is $588 and a 55” Samsung UN55MU6290 4K UHD Smart TV is just $498 plus there’s a $50 gift card thrown in.

This six-day event from Sam’s Club also includes members-only deals on laptops, soundbars and more popular items for Black Friday 2017. Check out the action at samsclub.com and look for a fresh batch of deals next week.

Save $20 on Fire TV Stick at Amazon

All the buzz seems to be about smart TVs this season but there are still plenty of folks out there that still love their non-smart sets and aren’t ready to trade them in. Fortunately, it’s not difficult or expensive to add streaming ability to your old TV with a device like a Roku, Fire or Chromecast. Right now you can smarten up your set by buying the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote plus Echo Dot combo for just $69.98 on Amazon.

Alexa gives you hands-free control of the Fire TV Stick so you can play your favorite shows and movies from the networks or streaming services plus the Echo Dot lets you talk to your TV from across the room. This dynamic duo can be yours for just $69.99 right now, a saving of $20 over the cost of purchasing the two separately.

Get $40 Off the Roku Premiere

If you’d rather upgrade your TV experience with a device from Roku, Amazon has a sweet deal on the Roku Premiere+, the brand’s top of the line streaming media player. Built to work with 4K TVs, the Roku Premiere+ can help you get the most from your set by streaming content at 60 frames per second with four times the resolution of 1080p. Right now, you can pick up a Roku Premiere+ HD and 4K UHD streaming media player for just $47, a discount of $40.

Get $92 Off RCA Galileo Pro 2-in-1 Tablet

If you love the convenience of a tablet but hate typing on one, this 2-in-1 tablet is just what you need and the price is hard to beat. Walmart has knocked a whopping $92 off the price of the RCA Galileo Pro 11.5” 2-in-1 tablet with detachable keyboard. This nifty little tab weighs less than two pounds but packs a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 32GB of storage. It’s powered by Android Marshmallow and has a bright touchscreen. Act fast and you can get all this for just $87.99 right now at Walmart.

Black Friday seems to kick off earlier every year and there’s nothing wrong with that! Some savvy shoppers can probably finish up all their Black Friday bargain hunting before Thanksgiving and spend the rest of the weekend relaxing!