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Prime Day, Amazon’s annual sales bonanza, starts on Wednesday, October 14 and runs until October 14 with tons of exclusive deals for Prime members. And, of course, Best Buy, Target and Walmart, along with every other major retailer under the sun, wouldn’t want to miss the action. They are all offering their own big discounts – and you don’t need a Prime membership to take advantage of them.
In the case of Best Buy, this is an early Black Friday sale. Some (but not all) of the prices are guaranteed to match next month’s Best Buy’s Black Friday lows. We are still flowing through the sales lists, but we have highlighted five of our favorite best deals below.
We will update this story regularly as new deals arrive and others will expire.
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Sony has measured up to Bose in the wireless noise-canceling headphones game for the past few years, but the Bose Quietfort 35 II headphones are still not meant to sneeze. However, they are one-third less than the price, and they immediately hit “the best bang for your buck”. At this price, you will not be disappointed. Read our Bose QC35 II review.
Pound for pound, the TCL 6 Series is a better TV than this. But at the time of writing, that model is $ 1,400 and is on sale for a tad Samsung for $ 1,200. Advantage: Samsung. Oh, and did we mention that it’s 75 inches?
The Roomba 960 is getting a bit long in the teeth – it debuted in 2016 for $ 700, but recently it has been selling near the $ 500 mark. Still, at $ 300, this “inexpensive” vacuum-cleaning automaton from Ibri, an OG domestic robotics company, is a steal, if you’re in the market for a self-propelled sweeper.
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A solid phone for just $ 150? Yes, there are some compromises here, including a comparatively low-res 720p screen and only 32GB of baseline storage. But consider the pluses: the screen is a stunning 6.4 inches, it runs Android 10 and sports three rear cameras. Moto G Fast vs Moto E: Here is the sub- $ 200 to buy a Motorola phone.
For those of us of a certain age, such a sit-down “cocktail table” arcade machine represents the ultimate man cave trophy. In addition to the eponymous title, this new Arcade 1 UP head-to-head model also packs in Super Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, Pac-Land, Dig Dug, Dig Dug II, Galga and Galaxion. Cigarette burns and beer stains are not included.
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Hi-res video, fast alerts that (mostly) identify what is triggering the motion sensor and support for the three main smart assistants, Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, defeats the security camera setup to the Arlo Pro 3 system . Usually the price is a dealbreaker, but at $ 200 you won’t find many systems with this many features at a lower price. The Arlo Pro 3 is the outdoor home security camera to beat.
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One of the best-looking small-ish Bluetooth speakers, the Bose Soundlink Revolve Pack comes with a 12-hour battery life and a tripod mount. There is no onboard voice assistant, which can be a dealbreaker for some. But if you’re looking for everyone, this is a weak Bluetooth speaker, which sounds great, you can’t get into Bose very cheaply. Amazon has the same price during Prime Day. Mini Bluetooth speaker, maximum sound.