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Amazon's early Black Friday sale is on — here's a monster list of the top deals

UPDATE: Oct. 21 2021, 5:15 p.m. EDT This story has been updated to include the latest deals.

Here are the best early Black Friday deals on Amazon as of Oct. 21:


You probably weren’t expecting to start your holiday shopping in the beginning of October, but Amazon had other plans for this year’s pre-Black Friday deals. The mega-retailer unveiled its early holiday sales event, Epic Daily Deals on Oct. 4, marking what might be the earliest start to the shopping season we’ve ever seen.

Collage with Laptop, TV, headphones, robot vacuum, dutch oven, and robot vacuum on a colorful background.

We’re already seeing deals on major brands like Instant Pot, Apple, Shark, and more.
Credit: Mashable Photo Composite/Apple/Le Creuset/Samsung/Shark/Sony

Supply-chain Scaries

You know, like the Sunday Scaries — but instead, the entire globe is running low on pretty much everything. Everything from books to the semiconductor chips that power smartphones, cars, and more are short-stocked, and it means that this holiday season, it’s more important to actually find the products you’re looking for rather than worry about if you’re getting the cheapest deal.

With that being said, Amazon’s new early sales strategy isn’t just a ploy to get the holiday cheer going before winter hits — it’s likely in response to these global supply chain issues. For a company that prides itself in getting orders to customers basically immediately, these shortages are a major concern. There’s truly no time to wait until Black Friday for everyone to start shopping, or no one will have any presents under their tree come the morning of Dec. 25.

Considering that availability is the name of the game this shopping holiday, the best way for consumers to avoid running into supply issues is to buy early. If you see hot-ticket items like AirPods, iPads, or gaming consoles drop in price, you’d best scoop them up while they’re still in stock — or you might have to write an IOU for a loved one’s holiday gift.

What are the best Amazon Black Friday deals?

So far, we’ve seen huge discounts on Amazon devices, robot vacuums, headphones, iPads, and kitchen gadgets. As we get closer and closer to the actual shopping holiday, we’re expecting to see sales on smart home gadgets, TVs, small kitchen appliances (like air fryers and Instant Pots), headphones, laptops, tablets, and more. We’ll probably also see some sweet gaming bundles — but if this year is anything like last year, Nintendo Switches and other gaming consoles will sell out fast.

Without any further ado, here’s a master list of the best early Black Friday deals we’ve seen on Amazon as of Oct. 21. (We’ll keep updating this list as new products get added, so be sure to check back often.)

TV DEALS

Our top pick: Samsung 55-inch Class Frame Series 4K TV — $997.99 (save $502)

  • Doubles as wall art

  • Built-in Alexa

  • 100% color volume with Quantum Dot technology

Home decor enthusiasts will love The Frame TV since it doubles as wall art when it’s not in-use. The 55-inch (and four other sizes) are currently at record-low prices on Amazon, with savings up to 33%.

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LAPTOP AND TABLET DEALS

Our top pick: 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) — $1,169 (save $130)

  • High-performance M1 chip

  • 8-core CPU and GPU for fast performance and graphics

  • Up to 20 hours of battery life

Not the lowest price we’ve seen, but still a solid price drop on last year’s MacBook Pro with Apple’s new M1 chip.

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HEADPHONE DEALS

Our top pick: Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones — $248 (save $101.99)

  • 30-hour battery life

  • Quick charge feature

  • Superior noise canceling

Sony’s most-loved noise canceling headphones are once again back to their previous lowest Amazon price— making now the best time to finally cop a pair.

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SMARTWATCH DEALS

Our top pick: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm, GPS, Bluetooth, Unlocked LTE) — $329.99 (save $150)

  • Stylish design that emulates a designer watch

  • Call, text, stream music, and more from your wrist

  • Track sleep, workouts, steps, and more

Go from work to the gym with this stylish smartwatch, now on sale for $100 off. 

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SMART HOME DEALS

Our top pick: Echo Show 5 (1st Gen, 2019 release) — $44.99 (save $35)

  • Acts as a smart home hub

  • Connect with loved ones via video call

  • Manage your day with your voice

The ideal bedside assistant is now on sale for under $50, matching the lowest Amazon price we’ve seen on this model.

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KITCHEN DEALS

Our top pick: Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven, 3.5 qt — $179.95 (save $120.05)

  • Wide base is perfect for searing and browning

  • Oven- and stovetop-safe

  • Interior enamel that prevents sticking and stains

There’s a reason everyone’s grandmother has Le Creuset cookware that’s lasted generations. Scoop up an heirloom-quality pot for yourself for over $120 off. 

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VACUUM DEALS

Our top pick: Shark IQ Self-Empty Base Robot Vacuum — $449.99 (save $150)

  • Extra-large self-emptying base

  • Smart assistant compatible

  • Self-cleaning brush

This Shark robot vac has you covered for a completely hands-off cleaning experience, and it’s currently back at its lowest Amazon price since Prime Day.

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STREAMING DEALS

Our top pick: Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote — $34.99 (save $15)

  • Support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+

  • Access to all the best streaming services

  • Stream free TV from select services

You don’t need to have a fancy 4K smart TV to get access to all of your favorite shows and movies — this Fire TV Stick will give you a hub to access streaming channels and give you a vibrant, 4K picture.

More streaming deals:

Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) with Alexa Voice Remote — $27.99 (save $12)

This post will be updated continuously throughout the holiday shopping season.


Source: Marshable