Your patience has paid off: Black Friday has arrived, bringing more deals than, well, pretty much any other day of the entire year. Even this jaded Cheapskate is impressed by the same of the discounts you'll find today.
You may want to start with Amazon's Black Friday sale items, a few of which are highlighted below. You can also find some great deals at Costco, and be sure to check stores such as GameStop, Target and Walmart for their deals as well.
But if you're looking to spend your hard-earned currency on the cream of the Black Friday crop, scroll down for some of the best deals you can get today. (Note that prices and availability are accurate at the time we published this, but could change without notice.)
Be sure to bookmark this page, as we'll be updating and adding to the list as more deals emerge!
Originally published Nov. 1.
Update, Nov. 23, 4 p.m. ET: New deals have been added to the post and expired deals removed.
Bose QuietComfort QC25: $115 (save $80)
If you want one of the best noise-canceling headphones on the market and don't care if it's wireless, QVC still has the Bose QuietComfort QC25 — Apple version — for $115 (with promo code TEN4U). Want it for Android? Same price, same promo code.
Apple HomePod for $250 ($100 off)
Apple's awesome-sounding smart speaker has two major knocks: Siri still isn't as good a voice assistant as Alexa and Google, and the $350 price is just too high. This Best Buy discount nicely addresses the second issue, getting it to a much more reasonable $250 (space gray is sold out).
Echo Dot (second-gen): $20 (save $20)
Last year's Dot is still plenty good, especially at this price. Who cares about a fabric cover?
Echo Dot (third-gen): $24 (save $26)
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The latest and greatest Dot smart speaker for over 50 percent off? Yes, please.
Google Home Hub, $99 (save $50)
That's a whole 33 percent off the extremely handy Google Home Hub, which was just released. And it's got no camera, so it's a more comfortable bedroom and kitchen companion that other smart displays.
Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield V Bundle: $229 (save $70)
The One S delivers 4K Ultra HD gaming goodness, while the bundle delivers three full games: Battlefield V, Battlefield: 1943 and Battlefield 1 Revolution.
Walabot DIY Wall Scanner: $59.99
Typical stud finders? Flawed at best. The Walabot piggybacks onto your Android phone (sorry, iPhone users) and scans the insides of concrete or drywall. It can spot wood studs, metal studs, pipes, electrical lines and so on. It can also detect movement, in case you're trying to catch a critter.
Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot (second-gen): $40 (save $40)
For less than the regular price of an Echo Dot alone, you nab both the smart speaker and Amazon's Alexa-imbued streaming stick.
Polk Audio Command Bar with Alexa: $199 (save $100)
This voice-powered sound bar features a wireless subwoofer and a dialogue-enhancing Voice Adjust option. This is an honest-to-goodness early Black Friday deal — the Command Bar has never been priced lower.
Appliances at Home Depot: Save up to 40 percent
If you've been holding off on buying a big appliance, this might be the time to buy. The Depot has discounts on a variety of refrigerators, washers, dryers and more, and you get extra savings with multiple appliance purchases. (Buy three items, for example, and you'll instantly get $150 off.)
Appliances at Lowe's: Save up to 40 percent
Not to be outdone, Lowe's is also cutting prices ahead of Black Friday. And like Home Depot, the store is offering extra savings on multiple appliances. The difference here is that those savings come in the form of a Lowe's gift card, not a cash discount.
Save an extra 10 percent on refurbished tech at Decluttr
Before you spend big bucks on a new phone, consider spending smaller bucks on a refurbished one. The gear recyclers at Decluttr are offering an extra 10 percent off all refurbished tech when you apply promo code TECH10 at checkout.
That's it for now! But there's still more to come, so check back often.
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