Walmart pre-Black Friday 2019: The best deals right now – CNET


Vizio’s excellent M-Series Quantum 4K TV is on sale right now.

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Black Friday and Walmart go together like peanut butter and chocolate. But the megaretailer hasn’t announced its “real” Black Friday deals yet — the ones coming Thanksgiving week or Nov. 29. Instead, Walmart is gradually rolling out worthy discounts on TVs — including Vizio’s excellent M-Series Quantum 4K set — toys, kitchen gear, tablets, video games and a range of other popular gifts for the 2019 holiday season

Best Buy has also refreshed its early Black Friday sale, dishing up new discounts on Lenovo and LG laptops, the 11-inch iPad Pro and more.

We continue to comb through Walmart’s catalog of deals, posting the highlights below. Take a look and check back often, as we’ll be adding new Black Friday discounts and updating prices and availability on a regular basis. 


I bought this — actually two of them — last year for my kids, and it was a hit. You get a new, small Lego figure or ship for 24 days in a row. These usually sell out.


Instant Pots rule because they shave cooking time off of recipes and open the way for a more expansive weekly dinner menu. If that’s not enough of a draw, specific cooking modes for preparing rice, cake or yogurt — or even sterilizing, depending on the model — might be. Read our Instant Pot Duo review.

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When Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad 330s last year, it started at $500. Now, you can get a decent midrange configuration — with a quad-core AMD processor, a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM — for under $350. Equipped with a sharp 15.6-inch display, the 330s has thinner-than-usual bezels and an aluminum lid. Read our Lenovo IdeaPad 330s preview.

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Best Buy had the killer deal on this model last week, dropping the price all the way down to $349. Now, Walmart again has the best price on the 40mm cellular version of Apple’s now-discontinued Series 4 Watch. Read our Apple Watch Series 4 review.

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This is a decent discount on the 128GB model of the 2018 iPad, but note that we expect the 2019 model (same chip, slightly larger screen) to dip back to $299 later this month. The 32GB model will likely return to $249 as well. In the last few days, we’ve seen some colors of this model marked as sold out, but more stock appeared later. Read our iPad 2018 review.

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We bought one of these throwback Instax cameras for my daughter last year, and it turned her into a budding photographer. The pros: It’s simple to use, delivers the instant gratification of a physical print, and has loads of vintage Polaroid vibes. The con: The film is pricey, so discounts like these help. This Walmart bundle includes a Mini 9 camera and a case, a twin pack of film (for 20 photos), photo frames and filters.

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The Eufy RoboVac 35C connects via Wi-Fi to Alexa or Google Assistant, which means that you can tell it to clean up, and then walk away. We haven’t tested this particular model, which Walmart has discounted by more than $200, but we did review the similar 11S Max model (pictured above), which we found to be a solid performer on bare hardwood floors. Read our roundup of robot vacuum cleaners.


Most of Arcade1Up’s machines cost around $300. This one — which is a three-quarter-size version of the original — costs $170 once it’s in your shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays exactly like the old arcade machines. Walmart is also offering the Centipede edition for $180.

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We’ve seen this discount come and go. But at $99, we’re big fans of the Ninja Coffee Bar, which provides an unequaled list of features and capabilities. Read our Ninja Coffee Bar review.

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Originally posted last month. Frequently updated with additional deals and information.

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