The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is considered to be one of the most powerful and full-featured smartphones of 2018. The only downside to the phone is its usual $999.99 price tag. While there are a lot of people who would be willing to pay that much money for everything that the Note 9 has to offer, there are those who would rather wait for the light deal to roll around. If that’s you, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear that the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can be purchased from Amazon for $799.99 with free shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
The $799.99 sticker price gets you the 128GB model which comes with 6GB of RAM, but you can pick up the 512GB model with 8GB of RAM for $1,049.99 (the same $200 in savings) as well.
If you’re looking for the absolute best deal, Amazon also has the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 without a US warranty for $737.
Smart lighting systems promise to save you money and give you more control over the lights in your house, but they’re typically exorbitantly expensive. Thankfully, there are quite a few deals available this weekend on smart lighting products from Philips and Yeelight which will allow you to save up to 50% on your purchases.
If you’re not familiar with Yeelight and Philips Hue products, there are a few things you need to know:
The two systems are not interoperable (you’ll need to commit to one system for the best experience)
Both Yeelight and Philips Hue products work with Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands
Yeelight products are cheaper than Philips Hue products, allowing you to switch to smart lightbulbs for a lot less
Philips Hue offers more accessories like wireless switches and replacement wall switches
With that out of the way, here are the best deals we’ve been able to find on Yeelight and Philips Hue smart lighting products.
Yeelight Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals
Yeelight Smart LED Bulb (white) – $14.99 ($35% discount)
Yeelight Smart LED Bulb (RGBW) – $16.99 ($31% discount)
Yeelight Candela – $47.00 (22% discount)
Yeelight Desk Lamp – $62.99 (10% discount)
Yeelight Bedside Lamp – $59.99 (11% discount)
Yeelight LED strip – $43.96
Yeelight LED motion sensor hall/cabinet light – $15.99 (20% discount)
Philips Hue Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
Philips Hue Starter Kit (2 white bulbs & Hue Hub), Echo Dot 3 bundle – $69.99 (42% discount)
Philips Hue Starter Kit (2 white and color bulbs & Hue Hub), Echo Dot 3 bundle – $94.99 (53% discount)
Philips Hue Starter Kit (2 white and color bulbs & Hue Hub), Echo 2 bundle – $144.99 (44% discount)
Philips Hue White & Color LED Bulb – $39.99 (20% discount)
Philips Hue Starter Kit (4 White LED Bulb & Hue Hub) – $79.94 (20% discount)
Philips Hue White LED Bulb (4 pack) – $39.99 (20% discount)
There’s no denying that there are plenty of amazing Black Friday weekend deals floating around this year, but the best overall deals that we’d been about to spot are a $250 discount on the OnePlus 6T and a $300 discount on the Xiaomi Mi 8. Both of these devices typically sell for pretty cheap when compared to flagship devices from Samsung, LG, Huawei and most other big brands, which means that the final price for the OnePlus 6T is $299.99 and the Xiaomi Mi 8 is going for a mere $199.99.
While we’d like to say that anyone will be able to pick up these phones at these incredibly low prices, there’s a catch. GearBest is only selling 10 of each device at their highly discounted prices. If you want to be among the lucky few to pick up these amazing steals, you’ll need to be ready to add the devices to your cart and check out as quickly as possible at 10:00 UTC (5AM Eastern, 2AM Pacific).
OnePlus 6T – $299.99
Xiaomi Mi 8 – $199.99
If you don’t manage to snag the OnePlus 6T or Xiaomi Mi 8 during the flash sale, GearBest has quite a few other amazing discounts that you might want to consider:
OnePlus 6 (6GB RAM) – $389
OnePlus 6 (8GB RAM) – $439
Xiaomi Mi 8 – $369 (30% discount)
Black Shark Gaming Smartphone – $499 (28% discount)
Pocophone F1 – $329 (23% discount)
Xiaomi Mi Band 3 – $20.79
Yeelight SMart LED Bulb (white) – $14.99 ($35% discount)
Yeelight Smart LED Bulb (RGBW) – $16.99 ($31% discount)
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 – $165.99 (33% discount)
The best thing about Black Friday weekend is that you can find deals on anything. We’ve put together a detailed list of all the deals you can find on AUKEY’s chargers, batteries and smartphone accessories. Our two favorite items on the list are the USB C Charger with 30 Power Delivery ($13 discount) and the 20,000mAH Power Bank with 18W Power Delivery ($8 discount). If you have a newer laptop, you’ll be able to use the charger and power bank to charge your laptop and your smartphone without needing to lug around the dedicated power cable that came with your laptop.
All of AUKEY’s Black Friday discounts are available through November 26th or until supplies run out. On top of that, all of the products can be purchased directly through Amazon which means you can get free 2-day shipping if you’re a Prime Member.
AUKEY USB C Charger 30W Power Delivery 2.0 & 18W Quick Charge 3.0 – $29.99
AUKEY USB Foldable Wall Charger w/ 4 40W/8A Ports – $15.99 with code BFRI0048
AUKEY USB C 10000mAh Power Bank Power Delivery & Quick Charge 3.0 – $23.99 with code 3U77VI6Y
AUKEY USB C 20000mAh Power Bank Power Delivery & Quick Charge 3.0 – $34.40 with code 3U77VI6Y
AUKEY 20000mAh USB-C Power Bank – $29.59 with code AUKEY14Y
AUKEY Ultra Slim Qi-enabled Wireless Charger – $8 with code H5EFAE4A
AUKEY Air Vent Magnetic Car Phone Mount – $4.96 with code BFRI005H
AUKEY Mini Aluminum USB C to USB 3.0 Adapter – $4 with code AW29MKOO
AUKEY USB C 7-in-1 Hub with HDMI Port – $38.99 code: AUKEYBFD
AUKEY Aluminum 10-Port USB Hub – $32.99
Smart Plugs & Lamps:
AUKEY Wi-Fi Mini Smart Plug with Compact Design (2 Pack) – $21.99
AUKEY Wi-Fi Mini Dual Smart Plug with Outlet-Compact Size – $19.99
AUKEY RGB Night Light with IP65 Water-Resistance & Drop-Resistance – $14.24
AUKEY LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger and 4 Brightness Levels – $25.99
AUKEY Rechargeable Table Lamp with Color Changing RGB – $21.59
AUKEY Tall Reading LED Floor Lamp with Touch Control $31.99 with code QZVOQXTD
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are among the hottest flagships of the moment with their arguably best in class camera experience, the price was one of the complaints levied at the smartphones and thankfully it hasn’t taken long for some excellent deals to come up.
Verizon has a couple different options for prospective Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL buyers to consider this Black Friday depending on whether you have a device to trade in or not. The first deal, for those of you that do have a trade-in, is available right now. You can get an additional $100 off when you upgrade to the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL from your existing device or if you are switching to Verizon or adding a new line you’ll receive $300 off with your trade-in.
If you’d rather sell your old phone yourself or you simply don’t have an old phone to trade in you can instead opt to pick up the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL on a payment plan and Verizon will give you $400 over the course of 24 months in bill credits. This deal kicks off tomorrow online and Friday through Sunday it will be available in-store and online. If the Pixel 3 line isn’t your thing, any Android phone over $400 when purchased via a payment plan is eligible for a $200 bill credit paid out over 24 months.
Naturally, Google themselves are here for you with some deals on their flagship smartphones in the Google Store. The first deal is available on Thanksgiving through Sunday and it is a straightforward price cut of $150 on the Pixel 3 or $200 on the Pixel 3XL, no strings attached and shipping is free.
Looking ahead to Cyber Monday, purchase either a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL in the Google Store and you will get a Google Home Hub thrown in along with a $50 credit to use in the Google Store. As you can also currently pick up the Google Home Hub in the Google Store for $99 during the Black Friday sale I would lean toward the first deal.
If you don’t mind activating your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL on Verizon, then you can save $200 on the spot at Best Buy, this deal starts at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and ends on Saturday.
Finally, at Target we have a similar offering to that found at Best Buy, just activate your new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL on Verizon and you will get $200 back in the form of a Target gift card. While a Target gift card leaves open lots of options, presumably you’d rather have the cash in your pocket, but if Best Buy is sold out then this is one to consider. Target’s offer will run from Friday through Sunday.
That’s all that we’ve spotted so far, let us know in the comments if you see any other deals on the new Pixels or if one of these deals is going to get you to finally pick up either the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL.
There’s no denying that a OnePlus 6 for $389 is an incredible deal, but we thought we’d also share a few smaller deals that are being offered through Google Play for Black Friday. You’ll be treated to great discounts on games, movies, movies and more. Simply put, there’s something for everyone. Check out the deals below and feel free to let us know which deals you’ll be taking advantage of.
Movie and TV Show discounts
We’ll start things off with an assortment of deals for movies and TV shows on Google Play. All movie rentals have been dropped to 99¢ through the weekend! If you’d rather buy a new release, you’ll also find discounts ranging from 40% to 60% on titles like Spiderman Homecoming, Deadpool 2 and Ready Player One. Google is even throwing discounts up to 50% on TV show bundles if you’re interested in purchasing an entire season or a full series of your favorite shows.
Our favorite Google Play deals are always massive discounts on amazing games. This year there are 18 titles which have had their prices slashed dramatically. You’re able to pick up Monument Valley 2, Evoland 2, Dungeon Maker, Reigns and quite a few other titles for just 99¢. Other discounted games include Final Fantasy Tactics, The Room: Old Sins, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more.
If you’ve had your eye on an app subscription, this may be the perfect time to start. You can grab a 50% discount of a few months free when you subscribe to services from Stars, Map My Run, Fabulous and a few other apps.
Audiobook and eBook discounts
If you’d rather spend your money on a good Audiobook or eBook, there’s something for you as well. Google Play has over 150 Audiobooks which are selling from $4.99 to $9.99 which include titles like Ali, A Walk in the Wood, Black Hawk Down and The Forgotten Girls. Those who would rather read the book themselves can sift through the selection of ebooks that are on sale.
The $529 full retail price of the OnePlus 6 is already an incredible deal on a regular day, but what if we told you that you can get a $140 discount on one of the best smartphones of 2018? GearBest has slashed the price of the OnePlus 6 with 6GB of RAM to just $389 for Black Friday. The discount is already available and will last for the next few days or until the inventory of the OnePlus 6 has been depleted. You can also pick up the OnePlus 6 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $439.99.
If the OnePlus 6 isn’t the right fit for you, GearBest is also offering a 30% discount on the Xiaomi Mi 8, 28% off on the Black Shark gaming smartphone, and big discounts on dozens of other unlocked devices.
We all know that the best deals on electronics typically show up around Black Friday, but Target is hoping you’re willing to do your holiday shopping a bit early this year. The company has just announced a one-day sale with incredible deals on electronics -including quite a few Android devices and accessories.
The list of items on sale today isn’t extensive, but it does include $100 in saving on the Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, up to $110 off on Fossil’s Wear OS smartwatches, and a 55% discount on Beats Bluetooth headphones. You’ll also find some great deals on additional items from Dyson, TCL and KitchenAid that you might be interested in.
Don’t forget that Target also offers free shipping and an extra 5% discount to anyone who uses or signs up for a RedCard. Unlike other store cards, the RedCard is a debit card which connects to your bank so you don’t have to deal with those pesky interest rates or worry about managing a new account when you sign up.