October 8, 2020
With retail turned on its head due to the coronavirus pandemic, Best Buy Oct. 8 announced it would jumpstart its annual Black Friday sales discounts for two days on Oct. 13 and 14. The consumer electronics retail giant will offer dozens of deals from its not-yet-released Black Friday ad.
The Black Friday retail holiday typically occurs the day after Thanksgiving with brick-and-mortar and digital stores looking to jumpstart the winter holiday shopping season. But with Amazon launching its annual Prime Day ecommerce event on Oct. 13, Best Buy is looking to crash the party.
Showcase deals include a 70-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV for $529.99 ($220 off SRP); laptops starting at $119.99; and JBL wireless headphones priced at $69.99 (save $80). The rest of Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, which typically includes significant price cuts on DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies, will come later this month with a guarantee to reimburse customers if the price of sale items drops before Nov. 27.
In addition to in-store safety protocols, Best Buy is also offering contactless curbside pickup, store pickup, and same-day and next-day delivery options.