If you’re like me, you might have started your Black Friday shopping earlier this month. I had been very diligently holding out on buying a Smart Display from Lenovo until Black Friday, assuming the price would drop after Thanksgiving. But a couple weeks ago, it was already 40% off, so I grabbed it. (See above.) That means I already have my Smart Display turning on my basement lights and helping me out with recipes in the kitchen. But if you didn’t catch the early Black Friday tech deals, don’t worry—they are still very much happening.
The tech news websites are a great place to start looking, as they gather together the best deals for multiple products from lots of different sellers. Some sales are going to start to look familiar, as this is apparently the time to buy AirPods if you’ve been debating it, but each site has some unique finds.
Wired has perhaps the most extensive coverage of the Black Friday deals you can get without leaving your house, broken down by category. Grab your coffee.
You can also head straight to a store website to see what they specifically have to offer. In past years, I’ve had excellent luck with Best Buy Black Friday online. (My husband very much likes the waterproof Bluetooth speaker I got him last year. I’ve kind of liked it a lot, too.) Office supply stores also frequently have great tech deals, and they have the benefit of including, well, office supplies. Office Depot/OfficeMax has so many Pentel and Pilot pens on sale, I’m afraid for my wallet if I go back there again. For instance. Anyhow, get a comfortable chair when you start scrolling through all the deals.
And, of course, there are the huge tech sales at the big box stores. How cheap are giant TVs these days? Considering I’m spending most of my free time social distancing with Netflix, it’s super tempting.
And that’s just the tip of the tech iceberg. I think I’m going to have to spend some quality time online shopping this weekend. Maybe while listening to some Christmas music from Hoopla Digital.