Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a wide range of early Black Friday 2020 deals that have become available at Best Buy and Amazon. The former unveiled its annual Black Friday ad on Thursday, setting live a surprise preview sale in the process, which Amazon and other retailers look to be matching in many cases. Best Buy says its set of offers will end on November 1 at 11:59pm CT but warns that “limited quantities” are available.
While we’re likely to witness many more deals go live on Black Friday itself, today’s discounts do bring some of the best prices we’ve seen on a number of noteworthy gadgets. Among the highlights are Sony’s WH-1000XM4 for $278, which is the biggest outright discount to date for our top pick among wireless noise-canceling headphones. (A Prime Day deal previously dropped them to $298 but included a $25 Amazon gift card.) If you’d rather pay less, Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II are down to a joint-low of $199. That pair lacks many of the XM4’s most useful features, but it’s similarly effective at muting out noise and remains supremely comfortable to wear.
Elsewhere, the 55- and 65-inch variants of LG’s BX and CX OLED TVs are all on sale for the lowest prices we’ve tracked. These sets are still expensive—ranging from $1,300 for the 55-inch BX to $1,900 to the 65-inch CX—but each is at least $200 off the typical street prices we’ve seen in recent months, and the improved picture quality of any OLED TV always carries a premium. Between the two, the CX is likely the better buy—it has a more advanced image processor and a brighter panel for $100 more—but both sets should be big upgrades over most traditional LED TVs.