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These early Black Friday deals are available now at Amazon

by Karissa Corby (2020-03-11)

85<strong335733<\/strong>550935 | bangumi 番组计划" style="max-width:400px;float:right;padding:10px 0px 10px 10px;border:0px;">id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. Black Friday is not for a few days, but you don't have to wait to take advantage of big sales on top products on Amazon's Black Friday page, which you should bookmark along with this article to stay regularly updated on new deals that go live. Amazon has already dropped prices on a bunch of its in-house media devices, including 50% off on the Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K.

But those are just the hors d'oeuvres in this epic holiday feast -- there are also deals on the Echo Show 8, Kindle Paperwhite, and a long list of non-Amazon products as well that you can get right now.

Consult my advice on how to save an extra 10% to 20% at Amazon before you start shopping to learn some of the Amazon-specific cash-back tricks that I have recently discovered.

So without further ado, let's look at the best deals popping over at Amazon right now.

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Amazon Fire, Echo Show and Kindle e-reader deals available right now
These sweet deals just arrived. If you're looking for an Echo Show, Fire player or tablet, now is the time to buy. 

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: $20
You save $20
Sarah Tew/CNET The Fire Stick (the HD version -- if you want the 4K edition, scroll down a little) is just twenty bucks right now. That's not the best price we've ever seen on the Fire Stick, but it's still quite the bargain. See our review of the Fire TV Stick.

$20 at Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $25
You save $25
Sarah Tew/CNET Half it's normal price of $50, get Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for just $25. See our Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review.

$25 at Amazon Amazon Fire TV Cube: $100
You save $30
Sarah Tew/CNET Save $30 on the new Fire TV Cube. (The older model was $70 during Prime Day.) See details on the 2019 Amazon Fire TV Cube.

$100 at Amazon Amazon Echo Show 8: $100
You save $30
Amazon It's not even released yet, but Amazon just trotted out its first-ever discount on the Echo Show 8. It's basically a larger version of the super popular Echo Show 5 (which is currently on sale for $80, FYI), and therefore better suited to places like the kitchen, where the 8-inch screen makes it easier to view cooking videos and the like. Read our Echo Show 8 preview.

$100 at Amazon Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet: $50
Save $30
This is the Goldilocks tablet in Amazon's line -- you're much better off getting this model versus the 7-incher (tempting though that may be at $30). See our Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet review.

$50 at Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: $85
Save $45
Normally $130, 토렌트 사이트 the Paperwhite -- the best all-around Kindle e-reader -- is back down to just $85 during this sale. See our Kindle Paperwhite review.

$85 at Amazon Also available now:

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: $80 (save $50)

Fire 7 Tablet: $30 (save $20)

Fire 7 Kids Edition: $60 (save $40)

Fire HD 10 Tablet: $100 (save $50)

Ring Video Doorbell Pro plus Echo Show 5 bundle: $180 (save $150)

Other Amazon Black Friday deals available now

As expected, some of the best early discounts are on Amazon devices (though some of the items below may be even cheaper next week). But I found a few noteworthy non-Amazon deals as well, so check those out, too.

AirPods Pro: $235
You save $15
Sarah Tew/CNET Released in early November, the AirPods Pro are available for a cheaper price. Regularly priced at $250, the small discount for the noise-canceling earbuds is great for those needing to upgrade their previous AirPods or those who want to dive into a truly wireless audio experience. Note that these keep going in and out of "backordered" status, but right now there appears to be no delay in shipping. Read our AirPods Pro review.

$235 at Amazon Catan: $27
You save $22
CATAN GmbH The eternally popular civilization-building board game is 55% off. This is the core game for 3-4 players.

$27 at Amazon Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earphones: $149
You save $50
Sarah Tew/CNET Wireless earbuds are all the rage, and Klipsch adds its own into the market. The T5 True Wireless Earphones have a great sound with a fancy Zippo lighter-like case. You can save $50 when buying these earbuds early, but use the money saved to get more silicone tips to get just the right fit for your ear.   Read our T5 True Wireless Earphones review.

$149 at Amazon 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit: $99
You save $100
23andMe Got some saliva to spare? Send a little to 23andMe and receive back over 125 DNA-based reports on your health, wellness, ancestry and the like. This is the lowest price we've seen on this kit, which normally runs $199.

$99 at Amazon Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub: $30
You save $20
Chamberlain Actually, this app-powered garage-door controller originally sold for $130, so in a way you're saving $100. It's been steadily creeping down in price, but this is the lowest I've seen it. It's compatible with most garage doors, and its usefulness cannot be overstated. Arguably the best $30 you can spend on your house right now. Read our Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub review.

$30 at Amazon Polk Command Bar: $199
You save $100
Sarah Tew/CNET Adding a soundbar to your TV- and movie-watching experience will improve it like few other accessories can. Stuck trying to decide which one? Here's a good option at a particularly good price: For a limited time, while supplies last, Amazon has the Polk Command Bar for $199. That saves you $100. There are more affordable sound bars out there, but this one has two great perks: a wireless subwoofer and built-in Alexa smarts. Read our Polk Command Bar review.

$199 at Amazon LG Nano 8 Series 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED NanoCell TV with Alexa: $697
You save $502
LG Currently 42% off the list price, this is the best price we've seen on this 65-inch UHD TV. It includes both Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control and smart assistance, and Airplay 2 lets you cast from any Mac or iOS device to the big screen. LG also packs in a quad core processor that supports HDR color and Dolby Atmos 2.0 with 20 W integrated speakers.

$697 at Amazon Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones: $278
You save: $72
Sony While Sony's WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones showed up to party at $228 very briefly last week, we can't be sure that wasn't just a pricing error rather than a deliberate effort to undercut Bose. Nonetheless, it's now priced at $278, and we'd be surprised if it went any lower before the holidays. There's little doubt that these excellent-sounding headphones are the ones to beat right now, which is great, since they're priced about the same as its chief competitor, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II.

This deal had expired, but it's back -- available now.
Read our Sony WH-1000XM3 review.

$278 at Amazon Vizio P-Series Quantum 65-inch 4K HDR Smart TV: $897
You save $500
Amazon Vizio's 2019 P-Series Quantum TV cost $1,400 when it debuted earlier this year. Amazon's current deal saves $500 off Amazon's regular price, bringing this TV down to $900. That's even lower than its September sale price of $998. You'll get 4K HDR, a nice 65-inch display and smarts for Apple HomeKit, AirPlay and Alexa and Google voice commands. We haven't reviewed this model yet, but CNET's David Katzmaier loved its 2018 predecessor. Need an even bigger screen? There's also an option to purchase the 75-inch model for $1,499, an $800 discount. 

$897 at Amazon Amazon deals that have expired (but are likely to return)
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones: $279 (Expired)
You save: $70
Bose Sure, there's an avalanche of competition out there, with more noise cancelling headphones than you can soundlessly shake a stick at. But Bose always seems to lead the pack with superb comfort, noise cancelling, and overall sound quality. Right now, you can get Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for $70 off at Amazon. If you don't care about getting a dedicated Google Assistant button, you can still find otherwise identical, refurbished copies of the original Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones at Amazon as well. That said, the price has been fluctuating a bit -- we saw the QuietComfort 35 II for as low as $235 recently, so there might still be some surprises between now and Black Friday. But you certainly shouldn't pay more than $279 if you're in the market between now and the new year.

Note: This deal will return by Black Friday. Read our Bose QuietComfort 35 II review.

$279 at Amazon 8-quart Instant Pot: $55 (expired)
You save $25
The Instant Pot's Duo 7-in-1 model will drop down to $49 on Black Friday. If you're looking for some extra room for your Instant Pot culinary pursuits, this larger 8 quart Lux80 model is just $6 more. This deal, though, is only available for the day.

Note: Excellent Instant Pot deals like this one will return for Black Friday.

$55 at Amazon Apple Watch Series 3 38mm with GPS: $170 (out of stock)
You save $30
Sarah Tew/CNET The Cheapskate proved himself prescient when he prognosticated that the Apple Watch Series 3 would hit another all-time low during Black Friday sales: It just dropped to $170 for the entry-level silver with white sport band model. Space gray and black models are still at the previous low of $190. That said, note that this model will drop to $129 at Walmart (and probably elsewhere) starting Nov. 27. Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review.

$170 at Amazon Amazon deals starting Sunday, Nov. 24

Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $25 (save $25)

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: $20 (save $20)

Fire TV Cube: $90 (save $30)
Amazon deals starting Wednesday, Nov. 27

Blink XT2 3-Camera Kit: $185 (save $65)

Ring indoor cam 2-pack: $100 (save $40)

Amazon Smart Plug: $5 with the purchase of Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock, Echo, Echo Show 5 or Echo Studio (save $20)
Amazon deals starting Thursday, Nov. 28

Echo Dot with clock: $35 (save $25)

Echo Dot 3rd-gen: $22 (save $28)

Echo Auto: $30 (save $20)

Echo 3rd-gen: $60 (save $40 off)

Echo Show 5: $50 (save $40)

Echo Show 2nd-gen: $150 (save $80) 
That's it for now! Have you spotted any other great deals in Amazon's super early sale? Share them in the comments.

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