Update: The first official slew of Amazon Black Friday deals are live, as we’re mere days from the start of Black Friday 2018. Here are the early discounts available now.

Amazon has always been the best places to pick up deals on technology and much more, and that will be especially true on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018. For one thing, Amazon is almost the sole creator of Cyber Monday, just as the company popularized online shopping. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are mere weeks away, but Amazon has already started throwing out some early discounts ahead of the biggest holiday weekend of deals. We’ve also listed everything Amazon has confirmed it will be selling at a discount leading up to Black Friday. 

After that, we’ll show you how you can take advantage of Amazon’s best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the biggest discounts from last year and what products we expect will go on a flash sale this year.

Amazon Black Friday deals: live today

Best Amazon Black Friday deals

Xbox One X 1TB Console: $499 $399 at Amazon
The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s latest and greatest console. Although the PS4 trumps it in console exclusives, the Xbox One X has greater backwards compatibility, 4K and QHD screen support and it’s also $100 off ahead of Black Friday.View Deal

Dell Inspiron 7000 17 2-in-1: $1,299 $899 at Amazon
Looking for a versatile and powerful laptop? Well look no farther than the Dell Inspiron 7000 17 2-in-1. It’s a well equipped 17-inch convertible laptop and one of the best Amazon early Black Friday deals. Don’t miss your chance to save $400 on this 2-in-1 laptop.View Deal

Apple iMac 21.5-inch: $1,699 $1,066 at Amazon
The Mac Mini might be back, but the most value oriented macOS machine is arguably the 21.5-inch iMac. This particular model we’re featuring here is a mid-rang 2018 model equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, Full HD display and 1TB storage drive. That’s pretty much everything you’ll need to get through a tough day and it has been heavily discounted by $632.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X: $349 $225 at Amazon
AMD’s first flagship Ryzen processor has been steadily going down in price as we close in on Black Friday. It’s currently selling for $124 off and it’s the biggest discount we’ve seen so far.
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WD Black NVMe SSD 1TB: $449 $259 at Amazon
The WD Black NVMe SSD is one of the fastest solid-state drives available on the market. Now its coming at incredible $190 discount. Seriously a 42% off sale like this doesn’t come around very often, so don’t miss out.View Deal

Amazon device deals

Fire TV Recast 500GB: $229 $179 at Amazon
The Fire TV Recast might be the perfect set top box as it can both stream and act as a DVR to record those said streams and other media for playback later. The only thing that makes it better is a $50 discount.View Deal

Ring 2 + Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit: $399 $349 at Amazon
The Ring 2 is basically the ultimate doorbell, it lets you see whoever comes up to your front door, acts as an intercom and can serve as the keystone of your security system. For Black Friday Amazon is bundling the Ring 2 with a 5-piece alarm kit at a $50 discount, making it a great way to kick start your smart home.View Deal

TV deals

LG 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV: $3,999 $3,196 at Amazon
The LG OLED65E8PUA features one of the thinnest 4K panels on the market. On top of this, the 65-inch TV is equipped with an a9 Intelligent Processor that’s designed to process and render rich colors, sharpness and depth to deliver ultimate picture quality. This UHD set is also seeing on of the biggest $803 discounts we’ve seen this Black Friday season.View Deal

Laptop deals

Dell Inspiron 7000 17 2-in-1: $1,299 $899 at Amazon
Looking for a versatile and powerful laptop? Well look no farther than the Dell Inspiron 7000 17 2-in-1. It’s a well equipped 17-inch convertible laptop and one of the best Amazon early Black Friday deals. Don’t miss your chance to save $400 on this 2-in-1 laptop.View Deal

Gaming deals

Xbox One X 1TB Console: $499 $399 at Amazon
The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s latest and greatest console. Although the PS4 trumps it in console exclusives, the Xbox One X has greater backwards compatibility, 4K and QHD screen support and it’s also $100 off ahead of Black Friday.View Deal

NHL 19 for Xbox One: $59 $30 at Amazon
Catch up with the latest hockey season and check your friends online with the latest NHL 19 game. This Black Friday season, the game is 50% off when you buy digitally. Just know the deal is only available for Xbox One consoles.View Deal

PlayStation Now 12-months code:  $99 $79 at Amazon
Saving $20
on Sony’s PlayStation Now plan might not seem spectacular, but remember this subscription service grants you access to reams of PS4 games and virtual collection is only getting bigger. So this is going to be a deal that pays dividends into the future.View Deal

Computing deals

Apple iMac 21.5-inch: $1,699 $1,066 at Amazon
The Mac Mini might be back, but the most value oriented macOS machine is arguably the 21.5-inch iMac. This particular model we’re featuring here is a mid-rang 2018 model equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, Full HD display and 1TB storage drive. That’s pretty much everything you’ll need to get through a tough day and it has been heavily discounted by $632.View Deal

Google WiFi system 3-Pack: $299 $249 at Amazon
Spruce up your home Internet setup with the Google Wifi system. These mesh Wi-Fi units create an amplified wireless network so there are no internet dead zones in your home. This three piece kit is perfect for most homes and can be had for a nice $50 discount.View Deal

PC component deals

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X: $349 $225 at Amazon
AMD’s first flagship Ryzen processor has been steadily going down in price as we close in on Black Friday. It’s currently selling for $124 off and it’s the biggest discount we’ve seen so far. 
View Deal

WD Black NVMe SSD 1TB: $449 $259 at Amazon
The WD Black NVMe SSD is one of the fastest solid-state drives available on the market. Now its coming at incredible $190 discount. Seriously a 42% off sale like this doesn’t come around very often, so don’t miss out.View Deal

Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4-3000: $189 $129 at Amazon
Need to speed up your PC the quick and cheap way, there’s nothing better than an memory upgrade. This 16GB kit of DDR4 RAM is just what the PC doctored ordered whether you have a ho-hum PC or extreme gaming desktop. With memory prices hitting all-times high this year, its great to see Early Black Friday sales finally bringing out sales like this $60 discount.View Deal

Smartphone deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 256GB: $839 $639 on Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is already one of the best phones you can buy today, but with 256GB of storage, you’re going to have space to store all the music, apps and photos your heart desires. And, you can save a whopping $200 on Amazon.View Deal

LG G6+ (128 GB, Unlocked): $799 $399 at Amazon
The LG G6+ was one of the sleeper hit phones of last year and while it might be old, this is still a great handset that features a 18:9-inch screen just like any modern smartphone. Don’t miss out on it again because this deal take 50% off the regular price for $400 in savings.View Deal

Camera deals

Sony RX100 V: $998 $898 at Amazon
The Sony RX100 V is an incredibly versatile and powerful pocket camera. Featuring a 20MP sensor, 3.6x optical zoom lens and 4K video recording, this premium compact camera is more capable than most DLSRs. Best of all its going for an incredible $100 discount.View Deal

Canon EF 40mm f2.8: $199 $129 at Amazon
The EF 40mm f2.8 is one of Canon’s smallest and most affordable camera lenses. This Canon lens is designed to capture photos with nearly the same field of view as the human eye and its compact nature lets it sit almost flush with any Canon DSLR camera. Ahead of Black Friday, Amazon is making it even more affordable with this $70 discount.View Deal

Olympus 25mm f1.8: $400 $249 at Amazon
Looking for a great and cheap normal lens to walk around with and take photos of basically everything? Well this is just the thing you’ve been wanting and best of all its going on sale for $150 off.View Deal

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 45mm F1.8: $400 $249 at Amazon
This is possibly the most affordable portrait lens you’ll find during Black Friday. Don’t think it being cheap, and further discounted by $150, means this is a bad lens though. The M.Zuiko ED 45mm F1.8 is an excellent piece of glass you’ll want to add to your arsenal.View Deal

Mevo: $299 $199 at Amazon
The Mevo is essentially what you would call a web camera on steroids. Not only does it feature 4K video recording, you can control it remotely to shift around the camera frame and zoom into specific things you’re recording. Better yet you can snap it up for with this $100 discount.View Deal

DJI Mavic Air with Remote Controller: $799 $699 at Amazon
The DJI Mavic Air is the drone we recommend to most people. It features a foldable design that makes it perfectly portable, decent flying time, smart sensors and a load of other features that cater to beginners. We also recommend it because it’s currently selling for $100 off its usual price.View Deal

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum: $1,099 $899 at Amazon
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum might be a generation old now, but it’s still one of the top drones in the world. It features 4K video, a decent amount of flying time and easy to pick up controls. Now is the perfect time to buy it with a $200 discount.View Deal

DJI Mavic Pro (Fly More Combo) $1,299 $899 at Amazon
Looking to fly the DJI Mavic Pro for longer and with a real controller? The Fly More Combo includes the remote control, two additional batteries, a special charger to keep those batteries topped off and a carrying case for everything. This particular bundle is comes with $400 in instant savings.View Deal

DJI Spark with Controller Combo: $399 $359 at Amazon
The DJI Spark is the perfect drone for beginning fliers. Not only is it the most affordable quadcoptor in DJI’s lineup, you can even control it with a wave of your hand like you’re a Jedi using the force. The DJI Spark’s price has been lowered even father thanks to this $40 discount.View Deal

Parrot BeBop 2 Drone FPV Bundle: $499 $296 at Amazon
The Parrot BeBop 2 is basically the only drone not made by DJI at this point and its lasted this long because it’s one of the best-value drones on the market. It features a portable design, excellent performance, intuitive companion app and decent stamina. You save $203 when you get this drone bundled VR headset for first-person flying.View Deal

Smart home deals

Toy deals

Black Friday Amazon deals coming soon:

Although Black Friday lands on November 23 this year, with Cyber Monday to follow on November 26, holiday deals have appeared on Amazon well before then. In fact, Early Black Friday deals started appearing just as soon as the month of November started.

What’s more, Amazon is holding week-long sale ahead of Black Friday that will begin on November 16. Here’s what we know will be on sale soon and for how much of a discount.

Starting Wednesday, November 21st

Starting Thursday, November 22nd

Nov. 22: Acer Swift 3: $899 $699 at Amazon
Acer has a cool $200 off one of its mid-range laptops, complete with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia MX150 graphics behind a 14-inch, 1080p screen starting November 22.View Deal

Nov. 22: Acer Swift 5: $1,199 $999 at Amazon
The middle-road version of Acer’s mid-range thin-and-light laptop, with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU powering a 14-inch, 1080p display and a 512GB SSD, will be $200 off starting on November 22.View Deal

Nov. 22: Acer Spin 5: $899 $699 at Amazon
This 2-in-1 laptop from Acer is Amazon Certified with Alexa built-in, 8th-gen Intel Core i7 processing, a 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch display for a neat $200 off starting on November 22.View Deal

Nov. 22: Acer Aspire E15: $799 $649 at Amazon
This budget-level laptop from Acer can be had for a neat $150 off starting November 22. That gets you a 15.6-inch laptop with a 1080p display, 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and 256GB SSD.View Deal

Nov. 22: Acer Predator XB271HK: $699 $499 at Amazon
Here’s a great 4K gaming monitor that delivers sharp visuals and seamless frame rates thanks to Nvidia G-Sync. Soon enough you’ll be able to also save $200 on this stellar gaming monitor through November 26th.View Deal

Starting later this month

Nov. 29: Acer Aspire Z3: $599 $299 at Amazon
Never heard of a portable all-in-one PC? We’ll its lot like a jumbo sized tablet powered by full-sized computer parts and a much bigger 17.3-inch screen. You’ll also find it at a $300 discount just after Black Friday as an Amazon Lightening Deal on November 29th.View Deal

How to get the best deals at Amazon on Black Friday / Cyber Monday

While it’s tempting to smash that ‘buy now’ button as soon as you see anything on sale, you should think twice about almost every purchase you make around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

For deals appearing in the days leading up to Black Friday, it’s actually better not to spend your money until later. You’ll often find the same products that were on sale the week ahead of Black Friday with even bigger discounts after the event actually kicks off.

Amazon often starts throwing down the biggest discounts as soon as everyone is done with their Thanksgiving dinner at roughly 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Thursday, November 22. Then the deals only get better when Black Friday actually starts.

At this point, the race is on. Black Friday discounts will end at 12:00am PT sharp on Saturday, November 24th and products on sale will often run out of stock well before that. This is especially true of Lightning Deals, that often slash prices with even more significant discounts, but usually only last for a few hours (or until they’re sold out).

We’d also recommend signing up for Amazon Prime, if you’re not a subscriber already. Now this doesn’t necessarily have to cost you a dime as you can sign up as a new user – if you’ve never been an Amazon Prime subscriber before – to get a whole month for free. 

Best of all you also gain access to all of Amazon’s services – such as the Prime Video streaming and the Kindle eBook lending library – for the month on top of free expedited shipping with most orders.

Of course, we at TechRadar will be scrubbing Amazon for the best deals, so you don’t have to trudge through Amazon’s entire online catalog to find the lowest prices over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period.

We’ll also be closely monitoring other retailers like Walmart, Jet, Newegg and Dell for the best deals around the web. If you’re looking for deals on specific products and product types, we’ll be tracking topics like the best PS4, laptop and TV deals, cameras plus many many more.

Reasons to choose or avoid Amazon

Although Amazon is still regarded to be the world’s biggest e-tailer, its become a hardware maker in its own right. This becomes evidently clear on when Echo and other Alexa-powered devices are given prominent placement on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – or worse, they were the only thing you could buy on Amazon Prime Day when its servers were overtaxed.

Amazon might be a great source of deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the company also has a vested interest in selling its own products first. So you may find less impressive deals on products for which Amazon makes a direct competitor. 

The way Amazon reserves it’s best deals and Lighting Deals for Prime Subscribers is also a huge turnoff, especially if you’re not able to take advantage of the 30-day free trial. Unfortunately, getting Prime shipping with your purchases is almost essential at this time of year when everyone and their mother is making online purchases.

Stick with TechRadar to get the best deals

We can’t predict what products will go on sale with perfect accuracy, but we’ll be tirelessly updating this article for the latest deals, bundles and other discounts you shouldn’t miss from Amazon on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

If you want to keep an eye on the best deals, we’d whole heartily recommend following TRDeals on Twitter plus you can enter your email address below to join our mailing list so you’ll get all of the information ahead of the Black Friday deals later in the year.

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