We’re officially one full week away from Black Friday 2018 — the time when you can purchase that precious electronic items you’ve wanted a long time at steep discounts. Yes, it’s almost Black Friday, and its only means that the major big-box retail companies are trimming the prices down on nearly everything from 4K TVs and latest smartphones to home appliances and clothing.
There are a tons of apparently mediocre deals you should stay away from, but you will also stumble across a myriad of dazzling sales you really shouldn’t miss.
Walmart’s Best Black Friday Deals 2018
The 4K Smart UHD TVs is the standard of this year’s holiday sale and if you’re planning to upgrade, then this is the perfect time to get one. Walmart’s Black Friday 2018 sale has a pair of 4K Smart UHD TV deals that are worth your eyes. Walmart is offering a 55-inch Samsung 4K HDR Smart Ultra High-Definition TV for only $398, which is a great steal for a television of that size category with those specs and features. With that cheap price tag, it doesn’t support the Dolby Vision HDR standard, but it supports HDR10, HDR 10+ and HLG.
There’s also a Vizio’s D60-F3 4K Smart HDR UHD TV which is trimmed down to $498, a $100 savings. Apart from television sets, Walmart is also offering the Samsung Chromebook 3 for only $99. Walmart will also sell the sixth-generation 9.7-inch Apple iPad for only $249, an $80 off. The retailer also sell the Fitbit Versa smartwatch that will cost you just $149, a $50 price cut. For techies looking to add an additional smart home device to make their house even more smarter, Walmart is selling the Google Home Mini for only $25, which is half the price of the normal price.
If you’re considering to upgrade your smartphone or get one for your husband or wife as a Christmas gift, don’t think twice as Walmart is throwing out a $300 gift card with an activation on iPhone XR, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. There’s also the last year’s holiday celebrities — the Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X — which are making their comeback or cameo appearances. You can get a $400 gift card when you purchase and qualified activation of either of the aforementioned smartphones. Likewise, the Big W is also giving away a $300 gift card on Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9+ or Note 9 acquisitions.
As for gaming hardware, Walmart is trimming down a $100 on a standalone unit of Microsoft’s Xbox One X to only $399. The Sony’s PlayStation 4 Slim with 1TB internal storage and Spider-Man game is up for grab at only $199. PS4 DualSchock and Xbox One controllers are also on sale for just $39.
Best Buy’s Best Black Friday Deals 2018
The largest consumer electronics retailer is deploying an inventory-wide price slashes on Apple devices for Black Friday 2018. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 64GB storage is tagged down from $646 to only $524, while the 256GB storage configuration is down to only $674 from its $799 retail price cost. It should be worth noting that it’s not the same as the new Face ID-equipped iPad Pros the Cupertino-based tech firm announced late last month. The 2018 9.7-inch iPad with 128GB storage model is also on sale from $429 to only $329.
Apple’s MacBook Pro line is also getting a a significant discounts depending on the model you opt to purchase. Shoppers can take advantage of $150-$250 direct cash discounts on the MacBook Pro 13-inch and MacBook Pro 15-inch. The straight price cuts from Best Buy is better than a small amount of gift card when you purchase any of the at full price in Apple Store.
Best Buy is also offering the same Samsung Chromebook 3 with an Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB ROM as Walmart, but for $129 instead of $99.
Target’s Best Black Friday Deals 2018
Target has a multitude of TV deals than Walmart this year including a 55-inch 4K Smart TV from Samsung trimmed down to just $399. There’s also a 55-inch TCL 4K Smart HDR UHD TV for $349 down from $449. Like Walmart, Target is also offering a Sony PS4 Slim with Spider-Man bundle for $199. This deal is a manufacturer discount, which means that you can find it at most stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Costco. Kohl’s and more.
Target’s isn’t discounting the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max flagships, instead you’ll get a $250 gift card on installment plan. You can also snag the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Black Friday deals with a $200 gift card this year. The Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is also up for steal with a $300 gift card.