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Best Buy Black Friday deals 2022: when it is, and the deals we expect to see

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Falling on November 25, Black Friday 2022 is still almost a year away. However, while 2021's instalment is still fresh in our minds, here we'll pulling together everything we learned from staying up all night finding deals, what was different to years before, and how you can make your money go further in 2022.

In line with what we saw last time around, in 2022 we expect Best Buy to go hard on the deals well before Black Friday itself. For those looking to buy, then, that means waiting for the day itself might not be necessary, and last year, some deals dropping days or even weeks before offered the best prices on those products.

Deals on offer included massive savings on premium audio kit like Beats Studio3 and Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, tons of TVs with hundreds of dollars knocked off (ranging from sub-$150 bargains to high-end 4K sets), ever-popular air fryers and other kitchen gadgets, plus big discounts on smaller tech like Google Nests, Amazon Fire TV Sticks, and even portable electric toothbrushes. We also saw big bucks off pricey camera gear, and a huge range of Chromebooks and Windows PCs. Something for everyone, then.

In the months preceding the 2022 Best Buy Black Friday deals, we'll be updating this page frequently, keeping you informed of exactly what to expect, and unmissable deals, so bookmark this page and get a head start when the shopping frenzy begins!

When does the Best Buy Black Friday sale 2022 start?

The Best Buy Black Friday sale 2022 officially starts on Friday, November 25, but we're expecting a similar situation to last year, which saw loads of deals start trickling in well before the day itself. 

In fact, compared to a few years ago, we saw relatively few big bargains exclusively available on Black Friday, so if there's something on offer that you like the look of, it's worth bagging it when you see it to avoid any stock issues that might crop up.

However, at Best Buy, Black Friday proper still hosts the largest number of deals at the same time, so if you're more of a window shopper (rather than having your eye on a particular product), it's well worth checking in over the Black Friday weekend to see if anything interesting drops. This especially true for products that are limited or have a set release date, like the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

When do Best Buy's stores open on Black Friday?

Best Buy Black Friday deals aren't only available online, and although we're seeing a growing trend of shoppers staying at home, brick-and-mortar stores are still worth visiting if you have the time or inclination.

Stores typically open 5am on Black Friday, although you'll want to definitely check in with Best Buy's local store index closer to the date to confirm when your nearest store will be opening. Here's a quick roundup of the expected opening times over the Black Friday period at Best Buy:

Black Friday, Nov 25: 5am - 10pm

Saturday, Nov 26: 9am - 10pm

Sunday, Nov 27: 10am - 8pm

Were there any stock issues with last year's Best Buy Black Friday deals?

With the shopping landscape affected by COVID-19 and delivery issues, we were worried we might see stock issues plague last year's Black Friday – especially when it came to the very hottest products.

Unsurprisingly, we did see the tastiest deals get snapped up in a matter of hours, with some culprits being the best-priced Chromebooks and Apple products like the AirPods Pro.

However, it seemed like Best Buy was staggering its stock, as throughout the weekend we saw a number of products revived, meaning on each day of the sale the best deals were once again available. By the end of the weekend and into the Best Buy Cyber Monday deals, though, hot sellers were well and truly unavailable.

So, we'd recommend buying when you see a deal, but it's definitely worth checking in frequently to see if there's been a re-up.

Best Buy Black Friday deals: what to expect

Befitting one of the country's biggest tech stores, Best Buy Black Friday deals typically focus on consumer technology goods like TVs, audio equipment and headphones, laptops, PC components, and cell phones.

However, last year we saw a huge range of items including kitchen gadgets, health and beauty items, the latest wearables and smart tech, plus tons more. 

As we get closer to the time, we'll of course update this section to give a more informed roundup of what we expect to see. However, below we've included some of the tops deals we found last year to give you a taste.

Best Black Friday deals from last year

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Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: $349.99 $169.99 at Best Buy
Save $180
- This is a cheapest-ever price from Best Buy here, and at better than half price, this deal is unmissable if you're looking for a pair of Beats cans. The Studio3s aren't quite up there with audiophile kit in terms of sound, but with excellent wireless performance good overall audio and excellent battery life, they're well worth considering. Available in both Black and Two-Tone.

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Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation): $49.99 $24.99 at Best Buy
Save $25
- Google's must-have home assistant speaker is a great combination of affordability and ability. The speaker is quite capable, and although you won't be hosting any parties with it, it's great for watching videos, listening to tunes when you're washing up, or as a backup in the bedroom. At this price, it's a steal.

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Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Security Bundle: $599.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
- Arlo produces some of the very best home camera systems on the market, and this bundle nets you about $800 worth of kit for less than $400. You'll get 3 2K cameras with anti-theft mounts, 4 rechargeable batteries and a charger, plus a security yard sign. Arlo's usually a little more expensive than other brands, but this deal makes it very competitive.

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Philips One by Sonicare Battery Toothbrush: $24.99 $14.99 at Best Buy
Save $10
- It's not going to replace your all-singing, all-dancing toothbrush that delivers detailed brushing reports to an app, but the Philips One doesn't cost $200, either. Powered by a AAA battery which lasts for 3 months, it's the perfect travel companion that'll slip into just about any bag with ease. And at $15, it's not the end of the world if you lose it, either.

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Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones: $349.99 $248 at Best Buy
Save $101
- Hands-down the best headphones on the market, these XM4s deliver class-leading noise cancellation, audio upscaling, superior comfort and a sleek design. While they're certainly not cheap, this is the best price we've ever seen on these cans, so they're definitely worth considering.

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JBL TUNE125TWS True Wireless in-ear Headphones: $99.99 $49.99 at Best Buy
Save $50
- If you're in the market for a pair of wireless earbuds that won't break the bank, this set from JBL is a great choice. They're well-reviewed on-site (much better than their more expensive cousins) and with 25 hours of charge plus the ability to use either side independently, they'll do just about everything you need.

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Apple AirPods Pro with charging case: $249.99 $189.99 at Best Buy
Save $60
- Matching the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's top of the range in-ear earphones, this is an excellent deal. With 4.5/5 stars in our review, one of our few concerns was the high price - and this deal from Best Buy addresses that. What's more, you'll also get 6 months of Apple Music for free.

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TCL 75-inch Class 4 Series LED 4K TV: $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
– This 75-inch TCL TV is down to $699.99 at Best Buy, which is an absolute steal. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it's well-reviewed on-site and, frankly, it's massive. You'll get 4K, HDR and Dolby Digital+, alongside a voice remote and Chromecast to stream Netflix and more.

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Bella Pro Series 8-qt. Digital Air Fryer: $129.99 $49.99 at Best Buy
Save $80
- This huge reduction is one of the best deals we've seen so far, and if you're looking to transform how you prepare food for your and your family, an air fryer is the perfect tool. With 4.7/5 stars from user reviews, this Bella Pro delivers the goods, and at this price we can see it cooking up a storm and selling out fast.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3": $1,199.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $400
- The Surface Pro 7 isn't a cheap piece of kit, but with a massive $400 knocked off it starts to look a little more attainable. Although it has now been superseded by the Pro 8, the 7 is still hugely powerful and puts up a good fight against similarly priced laptops. Unfortunately you'll have to buy the keyboard cover separately, but that's just how Microsoft does its thing.

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Philips Hue White and Color Lightstrip Plus 2M Starter Kit: $109.99 $68.99 at Best Buy
Save $41
– This Philips Hue set has dropped even further, and at less than $70 this bundle is very tempting. Perfect for adding ambience behind your TV, these are some of the best smart lights on the market.

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Insignia 55-inch F50 Series QLED TV: $649.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $250
– Another top pick that's dropped further and is now cheaper than it's ever been, this TV is the sweet spot between too small and dwarfingly huge – and it even utilizes Samsung's QLED tech, and offers Dolby Vision and DTS Virtual-X Sound support on a budget. Basically, there aren't many QLED TVs out there that could offer this sort of value for money.

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Jabra Elite Active 75t Noise Cancelling Earphones: $179.99 $99.99 at Best Buy
Save $60
- Having made a name for itself as a premium-but-affordable maker of earphones, the Jabra Elite Active 75t bridges the gap between bargain beaters and seriously expensive audiophile kit. While we found the sound signature a little bass-heavy in our review, for lovers of EDM these could be a stellar purchase.

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Sony WH-CH710N Noise Cancelling Headphones: $179.99 $78 at Best Buy
Save $101
- The WH-CH710N can't quite match up to the XM4s, but for less than $80 they pack a serious punch. At full price we said they delivered plenty of features for the cost, and now at the cheapest price we've ever seen them (by far!) they're certainly worth checking out for your everyday pair of cans.

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JLab GO Air POP Wireless Earphones: $19.99 $12.99 at Best Buy
Save $7
- If you're after a cheap but very usable pair of earbuds, the GO Air POPs from JLab should fit the bill. While they're not going to rival those costing $100+, as a spare pair or for listening to podcasts as you go about your daily tasks, they really can't be beaten.

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Apple AirPods Max: $549 $479 at Best Buy
Save $70
– It's not quite the lowest price we've ever seen (that was $449 earlier this month) but this is still a solid price cut on Apple's premium AirPods Max headphones. All color options are available so you can pick up a pair of the wireless, noise-cancelling, high-fidelity audio cans to suit your style.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday TV deals

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Insignia 55-inch F50 Series QLED TV: $649.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $250
– This Insignia TV is the sweet spot between too small and dwarfingly huge, and is at its cheapest ever price. It even utilizes Samsung's QLED tech, and offers Dolby Vision and DTS Virtual-X Sound support on a budget. Basically, there aren't many QLED TVs out there that could offer this sort of value for money.

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TCL 75-inch Class 4 Series LED 4K TV: $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
– Fancy something a bit bigger? This 75-inch TCL TV is down to $699.99 at Best Buy. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it's well-reviewed on-site and, frankly, it's massive. You'll get 4K, HDR and Dolby Digital+, alongside a voice remote and Chromecast to stream Netflix and more.

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Insignia 55" F30 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: $549.99 $299.99 at Best Buy
Save $250
- While it's not quite as powerful as the F50 series, the Insignia F30 is an excellent screen and, with this kind of discount, it's difficult to ignore. It's rated 4.6/5 in user reviews on-site, and supports Alexa voice control.

Also available: 58" - $349.99, and 70" - $579.99

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Samsung 70” TU6985 4K Crystal UHD Smart Tizen TV: $749.99 $599.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
- Only available at Best Buy, this hefty 70" display supports 4K content, HDR, and its UHD goes well beyond HDTV. If you're looking for a mid-range TV from a reputable brand that makes a real statement, this is one to keep an eye on.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday sports and fitness deals

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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells: $399.99 $299.99 at Best Buy
Save $100
- Not your garden variety dumbbells, these high-tech weights combine gadgetry and gains. Instead of manually changing the weights on your bar, simply twist the dial, and the corresponding amount of weight will be fitted to the bar - it sounds complex, but it works well in practice, and the 4.8/5 rating in impressive. Like many Bowflex products, these dumbbells also come with 1 year of JRNY.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday Chromebook deals

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Asus Chromebook, 11.6-inches, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage: $219 $99 at Best Buy
Save $120:
This brilliant Chromebook is now just $99, making it the ideal laptop for kids and students. Chrome OS runs well thanks to the Intel Celeron CPU and 4GB of RAM, though storage isn't huge.

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Lenovo Flex 3, 11-inches, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage: $379 $149 at Best Buy
Save $230:
This 2-in-1 Chromebook is a great little performer for day-to-day use, and with a large $230 discount, it's now one of the most affordable ways to get a Chromebook. The 2-in-1 design and Android app support makes it a great tablet-like device as well.

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HP 2-in-1 Chromebook 14, 14-inches, Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $699 $449 at Best Buy
Save $250:
This powerful and premium 2-in-1 laptop has a huge saving ahead of Black Friday. The kind of specs on offer here makes this a brilliant pick if you want one of the most powerful Chromebooks around.

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Samsung Chromebook, 15.6-inches, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC: $299 $199 at Best Buy
Save $100:
This excellent Chromebook from Samsung has had a great discount ahead of Black Friday. This is a good choice for anyone who wants a larger screen on their Chromebook for working on.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 713, 13.5-inches, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $699 $529 at Best Buy
Save $170:
This is one of the most stylish and powerful Chromebooks you can buy, with Intel Evo certification which means it turns on instantly, has a long battery life and supports Thunderbolt 4 connectivity for fast data transfers.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday camera deals

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Canon EOS R with RF 24-105mm lens: $2,099 $1,899 at Best Buy
Save $200
If you're new to Canon's full-frame mirrorless system, then this EOS R bundle with the super-versatile RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens is a fine place to start – particularly at this price. The lens itself typically costs $400, so you're effectively getting a sub-$1,500 EOS R – that's impressive value for such a capable 30.3MP camera.

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Sony A7R III Full-frame 42.4 MP Mirrorless Camera: $2,799 $1,999 at Best Buy
Save $800
- When we reviewed the A7R III, we gave it a big fat 5/5 stars thanks to its impressive pixel count, excellent autofocus, powerful image stabilisation and all-round great performance. While the A7R IV has replaced it, this is huge discount on a camera that's not even two years old yet. A serious bargain (if anything costing nearly $2,000 can be called that...).

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday kitchen deals

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Keurig K Latte Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker: $89.99 $59.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- Always popular in the Best Buy Black Friday deals, Keurig is a household name when it comes to quick and easy preparation of professional-level coffee. This single-serve pod system is just right for quickly grabbing a cup before work, and with a built-in milk frother, it's perfect for lattes - as the name implies. 

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Insignia 6qt Multi-Function Pressure Cooker: $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- At better than half price, this is the cheapest pressure cooker Best Buy has on offer right now. With 10 presets, 24-hour timer and generous 6qt capacity, it gives you the flexibility to make food around your busy schedule. 

Also available in 8qt capacity: $119.99 $39.99

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday gaming deals

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Ring Fit Adventure: $79.99 $54.99 at Best Buy
As we predicted, Ring Fit Adventure has dropped in price, but don't dilly-dally - you'll want to get your running shoes on to grab this and it's predicted to sell out fast.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday tablet deals

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Amazon Fire HD 8 10th Generation 8": $89.99 $44.99 at Best Buy
Save $45
- Still one of the very best options for a bargain tablet, the 8th Gen Amazon Fire HD is the perfect device for casual streaming, gaming and listening to music. It's no iPad Pro, but as something to entertain the kids or a dedicated screen to take Zoom meetings on, it's a serious bargain.

Also available in 10": $149.99 $74.99

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 11” 256GB with S Pen: $729.99 $529.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
- Big savings on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 here, with an S Pen thrown in for good measure. The S7 is as close to an iPad killer as Android tablets have got so far, and while the app support isn't quite as robust as Apple's offerings, it's a true rival to Microsoft's Surface Pro.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7" 64 GB: $199.99 $129.99 at Best Buy
Save $70
- Fancy something just a little cheaper? How about the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite? While you won't want to push it with heavy-duty video editing and the like, as something for day to day streaming, handing over to the kids or chucking in your backpack on a day out, it's an excellent option.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 12.4" 128GB with Wi-Fi: $599.99 $449.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
- Need something more in the middle? This Galaxy Tab 7 FE should have you covered. Occupying the mid-range between basic tablets and true flagships, it's the perfect big-screen choice unless you're really going to be putting your device through its paces. It was $20 cheaper on Amazon a few weeks ago, but right Best Buy has the very cheapest price available.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3": $1,199.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $400
- The Surface Pro 7 isn't a cheap piece of kit, but with a massive $400 knocked off it starts to look a little more attainable. Although it's now superseded by the Pro 8, the 7 is still hugely powerful and puts up a good fight against similarly priced laptops. Unfortunately you'll have to buy the keyboard cover separately, but that's just how Microsoft does its thing.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday wearable and smartwatch deals

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm: $199.99 $169.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- Apple famously doesn't offer huge discounts on its products at any time, but this is a pretty decent deal on the Apple Watch 3. While it's not the newest of the line, it's the cheapest way to get into the Apple Watch game, and this deal matches a number of other retailers. 

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Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness: $179.95 $119.95 at Best Buy
Save $60
- Designed to track your health and aid you in improving your wellness, the Fitbit Versa 2 is a great mid-range option if you want plenty of features from your wearable but don't want to splash hundreds of dollars. About six months ago we saw it drop to $99, but this is as cheap as it's been since then.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Aluminum: $249.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
Save $50
- With a wealth of fitness features like VO2 Max, women's health features and run coaching, the Watch4 is Samsung's best wearable out now. Usually pretty pricy at around $250, this $50 discount makes it much more appealing.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday smart home deals

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Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation): $49.99 $24.99 at Best Buy
Save $25
- Google's must-have home assistant speaker is a great combination of affordability and ability. The speaker is quite capable, and although you won't be hosting any parties with it, it's great for watching videos, listening to tunes when you're washing up, or as a backup in the bedroom. At this price, it's a steal.

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Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Security Bundle: $599.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
- Arlo produces some of the very best home camera systems on the market, and this bundle nets you about $800 worth of kit for less than $400. You'll get 3 2K cameras with anti-theft mounts, 4 rechargeable batteries and a charger, plus a security yard sign. Arlo's usually a little more expensive than other brands, but this deal makes it very competitive.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday home deals

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Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Air Purifier: $339.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
Save $90
- Everyone loves a bit of fresh air, and as we head into winter, our windows are opening less and our homes can become stuffy. This air purifier from Blueair is the perfect remedy, with the standout feature being its HEPAsilent tech, which is literally quieter than a whisper at 23dbs. Definitely worth a look.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday hard drive and SSD deals

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WD Easystore 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $109.99 $64.99 at Best Buy
Save $45
- Simple, cheap and effective, this portable hard drive from WD is an easy way to back up all your files. With a massive 2TB of storage and reasonable file transfer speeds thanks to USB 3.0, it will quite simply do the job at a good price.

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WD Black SN850 1TB with heatsink: $269.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
Save $20 -
Recommended by Sony's Mark Cerny, who was the chief architect of the PS5, you can rest assured that this SSD will work flawlessly with your PS5. You're also getting 1TB of storage, which should be more than enough for most users.

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WD Black SN850 1TB: $230 $149.99 at Best Buy
Save $80
- We haven't seen the WD Black SN850 drop this low in price before, so any additional Black Friday savings are sure to be minimal. This model will need a heatsink installed, but with a saving of $65, you're still getting a fantastic deal. 

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ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 1TB: $159.99 $147.99 at Best Buy
Save $12 -
It might not be the most recognizable name, but the ADATA XPG is actually the fastest drive available for PS5. With read speeds of 7400 MB/s, it's well above Sony's recommended speeds. It also includes a heatsink and is guaranteed to work on PS5.

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Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD: $179.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy did originally cut $30 off the Crucial P5 Plus, one of our recommended PS5 SSDs that ticks all of Sony's requirements. However, it's back to near regular price and you will need to purchase and install a heatsink, though, so bear that in mind before you buy.

Last year's Best Buy Black Friday phone deals

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iPhone 13: save up to $1000 with trade-in
Best Buy has offers on the iPhone 13 from various carriers in their early Black Friday sale. Your biggest way to secure the best price is through trading in your old device, with savings of up to $1000 available through Verizon. 

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Google Pixel 6: save $150 with an activation on Verizon at Best Buy
Currently, one of the biggest discounts you can get this Black Friday on the Google Pixel 6 comes from Best Buy. If you do an activation today, you can save $150 on the price of the device. That leaves you only paying $549.99 for the handset. However, this price is only available on Verizon.

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Apple iPhone 13: save $200 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
Right now you can get the iPhone 13 for just $16.66 a month at Best Buy. That's a massive saving of $200 and one of the cheaper options without having to do a trade-in for the iPhone 13. There are discounts for Verizon as well through Best Buy but not as big as on Verizon.

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Apple iPhone 13 mini: save $200 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
The same offer as above is also available on the iPhone 13 mini. You can save $200 by taking out a new line on AT&T. That will leave you only paying $13.88 a month for a AT&T instalment plan. You can also save $200 when you activate today through a one time payment of only $499.99

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro save $100 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
Best Buy has a big discount on the iPhone 13 Pro right now, offering a saving of $100 when you take out an AT&T instalment plan. This will leave you paying $24.99 a month for the device. Or alternatively, you can save $100 when you pay today with a total payment of $899.99 when you activate today.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save $100 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
The same Best Buy offer that's available on the other iPhone 13 devices is also available on the all-out iPhone 13 Pro Max. Here you'll save $100 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy, leaving you paying only $27.77 a month for the handset.

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