Best Amazon Black Friday 2020 deals you can get now: Up to 41% off Garmin watches and smart bulbs, AncestryDNA for $47 and more

Best Amazon Black Friday 2020 deals you can get now: Up to 41% off Garmin watches and smart bulbs, AncestryDNA for $47 and more

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You may think Black Friday is still a ways off, but it turns out that Black Friday now encompasses the entire month of November — there’s a Black Friday deal pretty much anywhere you look. As usual, Amazon is in on the Black Friday action, even though Prime Day was just a month ago. Now it’s posting early deals and its Black Friday sale has a lot of tempting offers as you shop for this holiday season. Sure, there are a few sales still cued up for Nov. 27, aka the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s plenty of deal action happening across all retailers right now. Some examples:

Also of note: There is a Walmart ad scan making the rounds on Twitter that purports to have the details of the retailer’s Nov. 25 sale prices. It’s not yet verified, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s accurate. If anything there is on your short list — Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods Pro, Switch games — you might want to wait a few days.

Earlier this month, Amazon upped the ante by offering deep, Prime Day-matching discounts on Echo devices. Those deals are on pause for now, though we expect them to return soon — along with an avalanche of others. In the meantime, here are the best early Black Friday deals you can get at Amazon right now. We’ve prioritized “today only” daily deals at the top of the list.


For serious runners, it doesn’t get any better than Garmin watches. And Amazon has models across the line marked down by up to 43% today (Sunday, Nov. 15). Many models are available starting at just $169.

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In CNET’s hands-on tests, we found AncestryDNA to offer the best integration of DNA analysis and historical research. And now the service is on sale for more than half off.

Read our analysis of DNA test services.

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This is the lowest price on record for Apple’s premium true wireless earbuds, which are excellent by all accounts but just hard to swallow at $250. It’s worth noting that “regular” AirPods were on sale for $99 earlier this month, but have since jumped back up to $129 (still a $30 savings, though).

But if you want unsurpassed active noise canceling, great call quality, a comfortable fit and wireless case charging, the AirPods Pro might be worth the splurge.

Read our AirPods Pro review.


Though it’s matched at (and sold by) Best Buy, you can score this $100 smart TV from Amazon if you prefer. Powered by Amazon’s Fire TV UI — not our favorite, but still solid at slinging all your favorite services — it includes a voice-controlled remote with built-in Alexa smarts. The screen resolution tops out at 720p, but that’s totally fine for this size.

Want to score some great tips for Black Friday shopping? Look no further than this episode of the Cheapskate Show podcast:

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