October 19: Latest Black Friday Deals, News & More

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Black Friday 2021 is the day after Thanksgiving.

I can’t believe I’m typing this but it’s October 19th and the Black Friday deals have started, with Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart already offering discounts on everything from laptops and tablets to robot vacuums and televisions. Of course, with the sales happening a lot earlier than usual it’ll be tough to 1) keep on track of who’s doing what; 2) find the cheapest price; and 3) know what to buy. That’s where we come in: We’re doing a Reader’s Digest of sorts each day, rounding up the latest Black Friday news, including Black Friday dates rumors for retailers, the best offers you can shop each day, and more, so you don’t have to hunt around for scraps of news.

Black Friday Sales You Can Shop Today

Top 10 Black Friday Deals You Can Shop Today

  • Amazon TV Stick 4K$35, was $50
  • Sony WH-CH710N Wireless Headphones$78, was $180
  • Roku Streambar Soundbar$100, was $130
  • Shark ION RV750 Robot Vacuum$144, was $199
  • Lenovo Chromebook S330 (4GB RAM, 32GB SSD)$159, was $239
  • Ninja Foodi 4-in-1 Air Fryer (AG300) $169, was $199
  • Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case$197, was $249
  • LG 32-inch 4K Monitor (FreeSync, HDR10) $249, was $349
  • Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones $248, was $350
  • TCL 55-inch QLED 4K TV — <strong>$449</strong>$449, was $700

Should You Shop the Black Friday Deals Today?

I can’t stress this enough: SHOP EARLY. We’re going to see the same supply chain issues as last year, if not worse, so beat the rush and do your holiday shopping now. If you wait until Black Friday there’s a very good chance the item you purchase won’t arrive in time for the holidays. In fact, chances are must-have gifts like the Nintendo Switch will be on backorder before we even reach November, let alone Black Friday itself on November 26. The Black Friday deals today bring substantial discounts, and it’s hard to imagine them being cheaper on Black Friday itself — maybe $10 or $20 off at another retailer, if anything. But what’s a few extra bucks in your pocket if the item doesn’t arrive in time?

Latest Black Friday News

  • The Best Buy Black Friday deals officially started on October 19 — and they certainly don’t disappoint.
  • Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list shows sales of the Roku Streambar are up 715%, which is discounted from $130 to $100 in its Black Friday sale. The Roku Ultra and Roku Premiere are also on the list, both up 76%. The Roku Ultra is on sale for $69, down from $100; the Roku Premiere got a modest $5 discount, dropping it from $40 to $35. Sales of the Amazon eero Mesh Wi-Fi Extender are up 110%, as the price drops 25% to only $89.
  • Walmart is following Best Buy’s lead and will be offering exclusive Black Friday deals to its Walmart+ members. These customers will be able to shop online sales four hours earlier than other customers t November. You can sign up for a free one-month Walmart+ subscription to shop the sales at no cost. Just sign up at the start of November and it’ll see you through the end of the month. Cancel before the renewal date if you don’t want to be charged for another month’s access.
  • Best Buy has launched a $200-per-year membership program that’ll provide exclusive to hard-to-find products during the holiday season, possibly including early access to Black Friday deals. It’s recommending shoppers sign up or the Totaltech program ahead of Black Friday to receive special notices and access members-only savings events. Unlike Walmart+, Best Buy isn’t offering a free trial of Totaltech so you’ll need to hand over $200 to take it for a spin. Is it worth it? We’ll have to wait and see.

More Black Friday Deals Available Now

With noise cancellation, water resistance, and interchangeable eartips for a more comfortable fit, the AirPods Pro are the most advanced AirPods in Apple’s stable — a must-have for fitness fanatics.


Staples is hands-down the best place to shop for a cheap office chair or gaming chair this Prime Day, offering as much as 75% off. Head over to browse the full collection now.


Amazon is offering all Prime subscribers four months of Amazon Music Unlimited, its rival to Apple Music and Spotify Premium, for free for Prime Day 2021.


The Apple Watch Series 6 is the latest in Apple’s smartphone lineup, featuring advanced fitness tracking, sleep monitoring, and a heart rate and blood oxygen monitor to boot


HP is always running deals and is offering up incredible discounts on laptops for both work and play.


No kitchen is complete without an Instant Pot, and this one has all the bells and whistles, including slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and saute functions.


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