Black Friday isn’t technically for another week, but early Black Friday sales are already here in a big way. As far as certain big box retailers like Walmart are concerned, calendars are fungible. Time is merely a suggestion. Holidays—and we mean that very broadly in the case of Black Friday—are meant to be celebrated weeks, maybe months early. In this case, that overeagerness is useful, just like how good it is to be able to buy Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins in late August.
To be fair, most of the early Black Friday sales here in 2020 are just okay. Do not mistake the enthusiasm of Best Buy, Walmart, and Home Depot as unchecked largesse. But after hours of scanning the available listings and cross-referencing with historical data (yeah, we do math), we’ve found a bunch of genuinely strong deals that’ll save you real money on quality things. Are