Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals: Sale starts now, Fire tablets tomorrow, Fire TV Sunday
August 20, 2019
Indeed, Amazon is kicking off its device deals starting tomorrow, Nov. 16, adding more items in the days leading up to Black Friday. Some of these prices rival Prime Day, and some are even better.
Deals available now
Here’s what you can get immediately:
Echo Sub and two Echos (second-gen): $250 (save $80)
The Amazon Echo Sub adds an instant bass upgrade to the Echo line of smart speakers — and you get two of the latter as well, making for a better overall music experience.
Echo Sub and two Echo Plus (second-gen): $330 (save $100)
One Echo Sub and two Echo smart speakers make for a great combination. If you want to raise the ante, opt for a pair of Echo Plus instead. They add a temperature sensor and smart-home hub to the mix.
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.
Starting Friday, Nov. 16
A full week ahead of Black Friday, it’s all about the tablets, smart home cameras, and bulk Echo discounts:
Blink Indoor Cam Systems for up to $116 off
Amazon bought smart home camera startup Blink late last year — this year, it’s offering big discounts on Blink Indoor starter kits. Here are your options:
- Blink Indoor 1-Cam System: $67 ($33 off)
- Blink Indoor 2-Cam System: $114 ($56 off)
- Blink Indoor 3-Cam System: $154 ($76 off)
- Blink Indoor 5-Cam System: $234 ($116 off)
- Blink Indoor Add-On Cam: $72 ($18 off)
Don’t ask me why a single add-on cam costs more than the one-cam starter kit, which also includes the system’s hub.
Echo Dot three-pack: $70 ($80 off)
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Starting Friday, you’ll score big savings when you buy three current-gen Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers for a final price of just $70. That brings the cost per Dot down to $23 each, which is a buck less than the Black Friday discount.
Echo Dot Kids Edition three-pack: $100 ($110 off)
You’ll score similar savings on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, with a three-pack selling for just $100. That’s $33 each — less than half of what they normally cost.
Echo Show two-pack: $340 ($120 off)
Amazon just released a new, second-gen Echo Show touchscreen smart speaker. Starting Friday, you’ll be able to buy two of them for $340, which is $120 less than you’d normally pay and $10 less per device than the Black Friday discount on single units.
Echo Spot two-pack: $160 (save $100)
Want a pair of Echo Spots? Amazon will tell you two of them for $160, which is $100 less than you’d normally pay. Single Spots get discounted to $90 starting on Thanksgiving Day, so this deal saves you an extra $20 if you’re planning to buy two, anyway.
Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet: $70 ($30 off)
Amazon’s kid-friendly tablet with a safety net — er, case. Koala not included.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet: $90 ($40 off)
A great value from the kids’ menu.
Fire HD 10 tablet: $100 ($50 off)
Amazon’s biggest tablet is also an Alexa-powered hands-free device.
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet: $150 ($50 off)
A bigger screen, and bigger value, on the kid- and parent-friendly Fire tablet.
Fire HD 10 Tablet with Show Mode Charging Dock: $145 ($60 off)
The Show Mode charging dock basically transforms your Fire Tablet into an always-on, Echo Show-style smart display. Starting Nov. 16, you’ll be able to get the two packaged together for $145.
Already have a Fire HD 10 and just want the dock? Starting on Nov. 16, Amazon’s knocking $10 off of the price, bringing the dock’s cost down to $45.
Starting Sunday, Nov. 18
Ladies and gentlemen, start your streaming. Here come the Fire TV deals:
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote: $25 ($15 off)
When you talk (to your TV), Alexa listens.
Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $35 ($15 off)
4K HDR stick speaks Alexa, carries big streaming features.
Fire TV Cube: $60 ($60 off)
Alexa turns on your TV, and it feels like magic.
Fire TV Recast 500 GB: $180 ($50 off)
Fire TV Recast is a just-released piece of hardware that acts as a dedicated DVR hub for your media streaming needs. CNET’s Ty Pendlebury called it ‘one of the best cord-cutting companions yet,’ and starting Nov. 18, you’ll find the 500GB version with two tuners marked down to $180, saving you $50.
Need more storage space for Recasted reruns? The 1TB version with four tuners will be marked down to $220, saving you about $60.
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 21
Blink XT Cam Systems for up to $150 off
If you’d rather get a Blink camera system that you can use outside, then you’ll need to hold out until Nov. 21, when the weather-proofed Blink XT systems go on sale. Here are your options:
- Blink XT 1-Cam System: $79 ($51 off)
- Blink XT 2-Cam System: $150 ($80 off)
- Blink XT 3-Cam System: $230 ($90 off)
- Blink XT 5-Cam System: $350 ($150 off)
- Blink XT Add-On Cam: $96 ($24 of)
Starting Thursday, Nov. 22
Happy Turkey Day! Here come the Echos and everything else:
Echo Dot (second-gen): $20 ($20 off)
Echo Dot (third-gen): $24 ($26 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition: $50 ($20 off)
Echo (second-gen): $69 ($31 off)
Echo Look: $50 ($150 off)
Echo Plus (second-gen): $110 ($40 off)
Echo Show (second-gen): $180 ($50 off)
Echo Spot: $90 ($40 off)
Amazon Smart Plug: $5 with the purchase of any Echo device ($20 off)
Fire 7 tablet with Alexa: $30 ($20 off)
Fire HD 8 tablet with Hands-Free Alexa: $50 ($30 off)
Fire HD 8 tablet and Show Mode Dock bundle: $80 ($40 off)
Show Mode Dock for Fire HD 8: $40 ($10 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire 7 Kids Edition: $100 ($70 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: $120 ($80 off)
Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle with Fire HD 10 Kids Edition: $180 ($90 off)
Kindle Paperwhite (seventh-gen): $80 ($40 off)
Ring Alarm 5-piece Home Security Starter Kit: $169 ($30 off)
Ring Spotlight Cam 2-pack: $249 ($149 off)
Ring Video Doorbell 2 with all-new Echo Dot: $139 ($110 off)
Now for the big question: What gear will you be getting?