Best Buy announces sale to compete with Amazon Prime Day

By on October 9, 2020

Starting at the same time as Amazon Prime Day on October 13, Best Buy will be pushing a 2-day sale live that the company is promoting as “Early Black Friday deals.” Best Buy promises that there will be additional opportunities to score Black Friday deals later in October as well.

Best Buy released few details on what products will be on sale. The company did note a 70-inch Samsung 4K Smart TV will be on sale for $529.99 (MSRP $749.99). Based on that information, it’s likely that Best Buy is discounting one of these two sets: (or a model not listed on the site yet)

Besides the Samsung TV deal, Best Buy mentioned that laptops will be discounted as low as $119.99 (likely a Chromebook at that price) as well as a $80 price reduction on the JBL Free True Wireless headphones ($69.99 sale price). There’s also reference to “dozens” of other deals.

As always, watch both Best Buy and Amazon for price matching throughout the 48-hour period. Both stores will attempt to compete on pricing and move quickly to match discounts.

Be aware that you may be able to use contactless curbside pickup at Best Buy, assuming the retailer has your item in stock locally. Those orders are typically ready within the hour. You can also use Store pickup, if you need to do shopping in the store or delivery if you prefer to stay home entirely.

Also in this announcement, Best Buy is extending holiday returns starting on October 13. Any item purchased between October 13 and January 2, 2021 can be returned by January 16, 2021.

If you are a My Best Buy member and you make a purchase on October 13 or 14 with a “Black Friday Price Guaranteed” on the product page, you will qualify for automatic price adjustments on said item if the price falls below what you paid on or prior to November 28 (Black Friday). Those adjustments will be applied to your payment method by December 14, 2020.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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