Walmart’s Black Friday sale are happening in-store and online all over the country. Like other retailers, there are impressive deals on the seventh-generation iPad, PS4 Slim, and more. It hosted the best deal on the Apple Watch Series 3 that we had ever seen (for $129), but unsurprisingly, it sold out quickly. You’ll be able to take advantage of any of the deals below right now, and in the cases when competing retailers offer a better deal, we’ll let you know.
Computers and tablets
Apple’s new seventh-generation iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) is $249 (usually $329). We’re seeing similar deals happening at other retailers, but it’s still hard not to emphasize how big of a deal this is. This model just released a few months ago, and while it has the same processor as the previous model, it has a bigger screen, an extra gigabyte of RAM, and a Smart Connector port, adding support for the Smart Keyboard.
HP’s Chromebook 15 (with a 15.6-inch display, 8th Gen Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage) is $299 (usually $469). This model has a backlit keyboard, and for the money, looks better than most options at this price range.
HP’s Pavilion gaming desktop costs $579 and will be down to $499 on Black Friday, and for the money, it has some very decent specs. Inside, you’ll find a 9th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, and 256GB of SSD storage. This package includes a keyboard and mouse with purchase.
The second-generation Apple AirPods truly wireless headphones are $129, down from their $144 sale price. This is the best price that we’ve seen from a major retailer. It’s worth noting that this model doesn’t include a wireless charging case, so you’ll need to power it via its Lightning port. Still, that’s not bad at all for the latest AirPods.
Phone and smartwatches
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38mm) is $129. You can get it on Amazon for $169.99 and Best Buy is selling it for $189. We’ve only just started to see the third-generation Apple Watch drop below its $199 retail price, but this is by far the largest price drop yet. If you want the bigger 42mm model, Walmart will have limited quantities of it for $159.
Walmart is offering up to $700 in gift cards when you activate certain iPhones and Samsung phones with an installment plan on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, and trade in your old phone. As for how much you’ll get in return for your old phone, it varies on the model (you don’t need to trade in a phone to get the gift card), and how big of a gift card you get depends on the phone you’re interested in buying. Here’s the breakdown:
- $450 gift card for the iPhone XS
- $400 gift card for the iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR
- $300 gift card for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max
- $450 gift card for the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, or Note 10 Plus
- $300 gift card for the Galaxy S10E or Note 9
The Fitbit Versa Lite smartwatch will be $99 (usually $159) during Black Friday at Walmart. If you don’t need a watch that has built-in Wi-Fi or the ability to track runs via GPS, this model will cost what Fitbit’s more limited trackers usually sell for.
Several Google products are discounted right now at Walmart, including the Google Nest Hub smart display for $79 It usually costs $129, so this is a small but welcome discount. The Google Home smart speaker that regularly costs $100 is down to $49.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console is $199 (originally $299), and it includes three games with purchase: The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Best Buy already has a similar deal and Target will also host this deal in case you strike out trying to find one at Walmart.
If you’re hunting for an Xbox One at Walmart, you’ll find most of the same great deals that you’ll also find at other retailers. All Xbox One X consoles are $349 (usually $499). The Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital console (without a disc drive) is $149 (usually $249). The Xbox One S bundle that includes the new Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is $199.
When Walmart’s Black Friday deals start, the Nintendo Switch will cost $299 (its regular price), and will include a free download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Almost all major retailers will host this deal, too. (Note that this is the launch version of the console, not the newer, improved model with better battery life in portable mode.)
Roku’s Ultra streaming device that’s capable of 4K HDR resolution is $48 (usually $99). Compared to the Chromecast Ultra, or the Apple TV 4K, this one stands out with its expansive app store and its capable voice remote, which has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can watch TV privately.
A Philips 65-inch 4K TV with Android TV software built-in is $278 (usually $499) on Black Friday. You don’t need me to tell you that this is a lot of TV for the money, and this option won’t require an extra streaming device to watch content from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and more.
Google’s Smart TV kit that includes a Google Home Mini and Chromecast is $35, which is the usual price for the Chromecast by itself. It comes with a $10 Vudu credit, which you can use to buy a few movies or TV shows.
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