As the last big-box electronics retail chain standing, Best Buy has a unique position for Black Friday. Best Buy’s 1,000-plus brick and mortar stores and increasingly deal-centric website make it easy for you to enjoy the best of both shopping experiences for a single purchase. You can buy online and pick up your order for all product categories at Walmart, but Best Buy’s much tighter focus on electronics and home appliances keeps you from being distracted by in-store displays of sporting goods, car tires, holiday desserts, and logo wear.
Best Buy has already begun mentioning Black Friday 2019 on its website, even though the event is more than a month away. From now through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Best Buy should be on your shopping and deal-checking itinerary. We’ll monitor the best deals on leading up to and during Black Friday for you, so check back to this page regularly so you won’t miss the greatest discounts.
What to expect from Best Buy
Watching recent Best Buy sales and promotions, we’re certain the retailer will offer knockout deals on TVs and soundbars, laptops and tablets, video games and consoles including Xbox, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, headphones and earbuds, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches on Black Friday. Best Buy may not have the deep selections of TV brands and models you’ll find at Walmart, for example, but select deals at Best Buy will be better than any other retailer.
Starting in 2011, along with Target, Kohls, and a few other stores, Best Buy began opening stores early for Black Friday. We don’t know the opening times yet — we’ll update this page with that information as soon as it’s available.
Best Buy entices shoppers to show up early on Black Friday with doorbuster sales, offering extra-deep discounts on a limited number of brand name products. You’ll still find most of the best deals online at the retailer’s website.
Best Buy will likely price match their products with other retailers. Expect online prices to be valid throughout the weekend into Cyber Monday, with some even staying live during Cyber Week as long as inventory holds out. As in the past, we’ll check the Best Buy discounts to confirm that they are indeed great deals.
What Best Buy did in Black Friday 2018
Best Buy was one of the earliest adopters of Black Friday promotions and continues to be one of the leading retailers in the event. The Best Buy chain was among the top five in overall sales during Black Friday 2018, driven by doorbuster deals that got shoppers in the doors and by fabulous sales on select products on their website.
Best Buy doesn’t share exact numbers, but the retail chain and the website moved vast quantities of 4K TVs, computers of all types, smartwatches, Apple products, and games, along with gaming consoles and accessories.
Keep checking back so you can plan your Black Friday route accordingly and take full advantage of all the great deals. Some of the sales at Best Buy in the weeks to come will have Black Friday-level prices, so don’t assume you have to wait.
Best Buy deals going on now
You don’t have to wait for Black Friday for significant savings at Best Buy. In addition to the lead-up deals mentioned just above, Best Buy has already started Black Friday price protection on select premium TVs and home theater products for My Best Buy members. The program guarantees if their price goes lower on qualified items between now and Black Friday, Best Buy will send you a refund for the difference.
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