Target is touting a big, early Black Friday sale in the form of Target Deal Days. But Best Buy isn’t taking that challenge lying down. It’s launched a surprise flash sale that just happens to run the same three days (Sunday, Oct. 10 through Tuesday, Oct. 12), with plenty of solid offerings, too. 

We’ve rounded up our favorites below, albeit with a caveat: We’ve noted where Amazon has matched these prices (where it has, in many cases).

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Step up to CNET’s favorite 65-inch TV, and it will run you about $1,100 — ouch. So if you’re a bit less picky about image quality and smart TV options, why not save a bundle? That’s what the Insignia F30 is offering: The 4K HDR model offers a whopping 70-inch screen size and built-in Amazon Fire TV smart TV apps for just $550 — half the price of that aforementioned TCL. No, it’s not going to be “as good,” but you’ll still get most of the same apps and a reasonable 4K picture to boot. 

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We haven’t specifically reviewed this model, but it looks to be a decent basic laptop for working or studying from home. In addition to a solid AMD Ryzen 5 processor and 15.6-inch 1080p screen, you’ll get a free upgrade to Windows 11 in the near future. Not bad for under $500.

Best Buy sale prices matched at Amazon

The following are all great deals — just note that the prices are also being matched at Amazon.

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Slowly but surely, the stationary bike market is still adjusting to the Peloton’s massive disruption. And that means that more established players like NordicTrack now have solid competitors, often at much lower prices. This is one of our favorite Peloton alternatives, and it’s currently selling at Best Buy (and Amazon) for $800 less than its usual street price. 

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Yes, Apple’s flagship headphones are incredibly expensive — as in “costs more than a PS5” expensive. But along with Sony and Bose, they’re arguably some of the best full-size noise-canceling headphones on the market. And this week at Best Buy, Amazon and Adorama, they’re back down to their lowest price to date: $449. That’s $100 less than what you’d be paying if you walked into an Apple Store this week.

Read our Apple AirPods Max review.

 

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