A first look at Amazon's pre-Black Friday sales
It may be hard to believe but it's already time to start thinking about holiday shopping. Amazon's staying ahead of the competition by offering deals on thousands of items for their pre-Black Friday sale. There's so much on the deal list it can be tough to sort through it all, even though it's divided into categories like toys and games, electronics, kitchen, and cell phones and accessories.
To help you avoid missing a fantastic deal this year, we've chosen a few of our favorites from the collection. Stock up and start checking items off your Christmas shopping list long before you've even taken the decorations out of storage.
It's rare to find a bargain on a MacBook, even if it's refurbished. Amazon is offering the newest 13" MacBook Air for only $799.99. Although the packaging may be generic, the laptop inside the box is 100 percent authentic. It's been inspected and tested by Amazon-approved suppliers, who have certified it's like new before preparing to ship it out to you. You'll also have an included minimum 90-day warranty on your new laptop in addition to any extended warranties you choose to purchase.
If your kids want to brew and drink coffee just like you, this play set will provide hours of entertainment. You'll receive 11 total pieces, each of which is made of wood for extra durability. Just put one of the pretend coffee pods in the top, close the lid, and turn the dial to choose your size setting. The pre-Black Friday deal takes $3 off the set.
A great gift for anyone who likes to cook - this kitchen scale is backlit, so it will be easy to read weights in dimly lit rooms. It ships with two transparent plastic cases so you can easily weigh messy items like seasonings and fruits. You can just wash the trays when you're finished and keep the scale clean. Measurements are incredibly precise so you can even use the scale to weigh lightweight items like jewelry. For its pre-Black Friday sale, Amazon is offering the scale for $12.58.
If you love the idea of having questions answered on demand, Alexa is the tool for you. The Echo Dot is the smallest version of the two speakers that bring digital assistant Alexa into your home. Normally you'd pay $39.99 for the Echo Dot, but you can buy it temporarily for $29.99.
We all have someone on our list who loves to build and repair items. Those gift recipients can always use a new set of basic tools. This power tool kit from Porter-Cable includes a drill driver, circle saw, reciprocating saw, and flashlight. It also ships with lithium-ion batteries and a charger. Even better, the battery works with all compatible Porter-Cable products. Normally you'd pay $199.99, but Amazon is offering it for $179.00, with another $5.73 off if you check the box to apply a coupon.
Multitasking is top priority for today's busy man. This 4-blade cordless razor is wet/dry compatible, which lets him shave while he's in the shower or once he gets out. It also includes a dual motor and linear drive, promising 14,000 cuts per minute. He'll also enjoy a pop-up trimmer for shaving sideburns and mustaches. You'll pay only $91.77, a 20% discount on the normal $114.92 sales price.
Winter can be tough for a cyclist, especially if you live in colder climates. This indoor trainer lets you set up your bicycle anywhere you want and pedal away. A built-in magnet system automatically increases the resistance the faster you pedal. Best of all, it's whisper quiet, letting you pedal any time of day without disturbing anyone who lives with you. Although it regularly sells for $85.25, you'll pay only $73.09 for pre-Black Friday.
If you've ever traveled by plane only to arrive with your suitcase wet or crushed, you know the value of hard-shelled luggage. This suitcase is available in nine different colors and includes double spinner wheels for easier maneuverability. It also includes two fully-lined interior compartments that expand up to two inches to give you plenty of room for all your belongings. As durable and roomy as it is, though, it's also extremely lightweight, due to its polycarbonate construction. This item is the best deal of all, dropping by almost 50% from $149.99 to $79.99.
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