Shop for yourself with these early Black Friday deals

Andrew Hard

Shop for yourself with these early Black Friday deals.

Shopping on Black Friday -- even online -- can be a hectic experience. With so many deals popping up and disappearing, it can be tough to know how to get what you need for everyone on your list. But it's never hard to shop for yourself.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are ideal opportunities to get what you've wanted for yourself. Perhaps you want to upgrade your TV, or need something for your car -- the deals going live over this weekend will ensure you can do that while sticking to a tight budget.

Here are some of our favorite sales that are already live for those who want to shop for themselves should consider now:

For your car

If you spend a lot of time in your car -- whether it be for commuting, road trips, or joy rides -- you're going to need some nourishment. Eating on the road is generally better in theory than it is in practice, as foods and drinks don't stay at the proper temperature for long. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to change that?

Wagan's 12V cooler/warmer could be exactly what you're looking for. With the space to fit four 2.0-liter bottles standing up, this compact device plugs right into your car's 12V outlet to keep all your consumables fresh. It can heat up to 140°F in minutes, or if you like, cool to 36°F below the ambient temperature for maximum crispness.

For your entertainment system

Televisions are expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't find a great deal this Black Friday. There are fantastic discounts on TVs of all sizes -- such as this 49" Ultra HD unit from Samsung -- but this year, we say go big or go home. That means splurging on a top-of-the-line QLED TV at the year's best price.

This 65" 4K Smart QLED TV from Samsung is nearly 40 percent off its original MSRP, which means you get an absolute monster of a system at an incredible savings. QLED TVs offer razor sharp picture quality even in bright rooms, and this model's near-borderless aesthetic would make the perfect accompaniment to any entertainment center.

For your kitchen

For your kitchen, we bring you one of Black Friday 2018's hottest deals, the Instant Pot LUX80 pressure cooker. It's not just a pressure cooker, though, rather a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute, steamer, and warmer all in one. Better yet, it's nearly half off its original price.

It should be no surprise that the Instant Pot is a rather intelligent device as well. It features 10 built-in programs to make cooking quick and easy, and there's even an egg button that prepares soft, medium, and hard-boiled eggs perfectly in just a couple minutes. There's no better way to level up your cooking skills.

For your bedroom

Amazon's Echo Dot is the most popular compact smart speaker on the market, and there are plenty of reasons for that. Not only does it boast impressive sound quality for its size, it's intuitive, modern-looking, and its embedded virtual assistant, Alexa, is getting smarter by the day.

With an Echo Dot in your bedroom, you can control smart home devices, play music, make calls, set timers, and even conduct Google searches all with your voice. Half off its normal cost for Black Friday, the Echo Dot is so convenient you'll wonder how you got on without it before.

One last splurge

When we look at our favorite musicians, we never see the beginning of the story. We see them on stage or in the studio, masters of their craft after years of practice. Every musician takes their first steps in different ways, and a guitar starter pack is one of the best ways to do that.

This version from RockJam comes with everything you need, including a full-size electric guitar, a 10-watt amplifier, a gig bag, and all the necessary goodies like picks and cables. These bundles are typically filled with entry-level equipment -- they're starter packs after all -- but you can still get surprisingly good tones out of them at a great deal.


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