Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping events worldwide. Originally introduced in America, retailers in Germany are now also celebrating the bargain days with offers and discounts. Some are even particularly early on. For example, Amazon already offers the early Black Friday deals. But are they also worthwhile? TECHNOLOGY BUTTON did the check.
Black Friday traditionally takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving every year. This year it falls on November 27, 2020. But the hunt for the bargains begins the week before at many retailers such as Amazon, Media Markt / Saturn, Cyberport and Notebooksbilliger. In addition to Black Friday, Black Friday week, which this year begins on November 23, 2020, was created. The shopping days are closed on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday.
Here is an overview of the most important dates:
- November 23-26, 2020: Black Friday week
- November 27, 2020: Black Friday
- November 30, 2020: Cyber Monday
In November, bargain hunters have several opportunities to make good deals. At Amazon, the offer days start even earlier. Since October 26th and until November 19th, the online retailer has been offering daily changing offers as deal of the day or lightning deals. TECHNOLOGY BUTTON picks out the best bargains for you.
Check out early Black Friday offers on Amazon
With its early Black Friday offers, Amazon promises huge discounts on thousands of items that change daily. In addition to technology deals, buyers will also find promotions from the toy, kitchen and household sectors. In contrast to Prime Day, those customers who do not have a Prime membership can also benefit from the Amazon Deals. However, Prime customers have 30 minutes early access to the lightning offers, which can be sold out quickly under certain circumstances.
- The Black Friday offers on Monday November 2nd
- 2 Philips Hue lamps, including Hue Bridge for 109 euros 89.99 euros (-17%)
- Grundig Vision 6 - Fire TV Edition for 269.95 euros 218 euros (-19%)
- iRobot Braava 390t robot mop for 181.40 euros 139.99 euros (-23%)
- Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus for 215.44 euros 179 euros (-17%)
- Huawei MateBook 2020 13 inch for 660.90 euros 599 euros (-9%)
- Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless for 239 euros 199 euros (-17%)
- TP-Link WLAN repeater RE455 for 59.43 Eur 49.99 euros (-16%)
- JBL Bar 3.1 soundbar with subwoofer for 404.85 euros 339.99 euros (-16%)
- TP-Link Kasa WLAN socket for 21.72 euros 14.90 euros (-31%)
The Black Friday offers on Monday November 2nd
2 Philips Hue lamps, including Hue Bridge for 109 euros 89.99 euros (-17%)
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With the LED bulbs from Philips Hue, the lighting at home can be pimped up quite easily. Because they not only allow smart switching, in the case of the White & Color Ambiance included in the offer, they also bring color into play. In addition, the LED lamps are dimmable, whereby the dimming strength can be regulated either via the Hue app or via an optionally available dimmer switch. The hub required for connection is already included in the price. Philips Hue lamps have a color temperature of 2000 to 6500 Kelvin and can display up to 16 million colors. A total of two lights with E27 lamp sockets are integrated in the package.
Usually the starter set costs around 109 euros. But Amazon sells it for 89.99 euros. Buyers save 17 percent.
Grundig Vision 6 – Fire TV Edition for 269.95 euros 218 euros (-19%)
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Grundig cooperates with Amazon and offers the Grundig 43 GFW 6060, a television with an integrated Fire TV. This gives users direct access to streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Dazn and more, some of which even have their own button on the supplied remote control. Thanks to the Alexa integration, various skills can be used with the Grundig Fire TV Edition television and apps can be installed. The 43-inch smart TV has a full HD resolution and comes with a triple tuner. Among other things, it has three HDMI inputs, two USB ports, a CI + slot as well as an antenna and Ethernet connection. The sound is reproduced via integrated 28-watt loudspeakers with Magic Fidelity, a sound algorithm developed by Grundig. Despite these adjustments, users shouldn’t expect too much from the sound – the TV is simply too small for that. It is therefore advisable to connect a soundbar.
With a price of 219 euros, the Grundig Vision 6 is a very affordable smart TV. Apart from the early Black Friday promotions, it costs regularly from 270 euros.
iRobot Braava 390t robot mop for 181.40 euros 139.99 euros (-23%)
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In addition to vacuum robots, mopping robots are also increasingly conquering households. One of these models is the iRobot Braava 390t. It is designed for large rooms and offers different modes. Users can choose either the single pass for the bagless sweeping of dirt, dust and pet hair (for up to 92 m2) or the triple pass for wiping (for up to 33 m2). Thanks to its special sensors, the device remembers where it has already wiped and where it still needs to be reworked. The iRobot Braava comes with four reusable microfiber cleaning cloths.
The Braava 390t from iRobot currently costs 139.99 euros on Amazon. The next cheapest price from other retailers is 181.40 euros including shipping costs. Buyers save 23 percent for early Black Friday.
Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus for 215.44 euros 179 euros (-17%)
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Can’t decide between tablet and smart speaker? No problem, because the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus is both in one. With its full HD display and stereo speakers, the tablet is ideal for watching a series on the sofa. But it can also simply be plugged into the docking station and then becomes a smart speaker. This works extremely well thanks to far-field microphones and larger speakers in the station as well as Amazon Alexa integration. You can use it to play music and videos or control your smart home simply by voice command. Only the performance with the Mediatek processor and 4 GB of RAM is not high-end, but the expandable memory of 64 GB is okay.
The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus is currently available from Amazon for 179 euros. Buyers would normally have to pay around 215 euros for the tablet with docking station.
Huawei MateBook 2020 13 inch for 660.90 euros 599 euros (-9%)
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At first glance, the MateBook 2020 is reminiscent of an Apple MacBook: Simple industrial design, huge touchpad, 3: 2 aspect ratio and a metal housing. The compact laptop weighs in at just 1.3 kilograms. The Huawei MateBook 13 offers good hardware for this: It is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5, which has a fast 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of RAM, Windows 10 and a battery with up to eight hours of runtime. The 13-inch screen has a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. The device has a fingerprint sensor to secure the system. Additional devices can be connected via USB-C.
In this version, the Huawei MateBook 2020 in the 13-inch size actually costs 660 euros. Amazon is currently selling it for 599 euros.
Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless for 239 euros 199 euros (-17%)
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The Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless are over-ear headphones with noise canceling. They convince with their clear sound, which does not lack bass, as well as the high level of comfort even when worn for long periods. The ear cups are particularly soft, and the headphones are quite light at 227 grams. Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, they can be used wirelessly, but also wired if desired. Operation is via the sensor surfaces and a few buttons on the ear cups. Thanks to ANC, unwanted noises can be filtered out well. If the Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless is to be packed, it can be folded up into a compact size.
Amazon and Otto currently offer the headphones for 199 euros. At Otto, however, there are also shipping costs of 5.95 euros. At other retailers, the Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless cost at least 239 euros.
TP-Link WLAN repeater RE455 for 59.43 Eur 49.99 euros (-16%)
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If you have problems with WiFi reception in your own home, we recommend purchasing a WiFi repeater. This increases the range of the signal and in most cases also equips the last corner of the apartment with WiFi. With the RE455, TP-Link offers a repeater with dual-band WiFi and a maximum output of 450 Mbit / s over the 2.4 GHz band and 1.3 Gbit / s over the 5 GHz band. The repeater has three external antennas that ensure a stable connection. It supplies the house wirelessly, but if required, thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet port, wired internet.
Usually the cheapest price on the internet is around 60 euros. Amazon sells the TP-Link WiFi repeater for 49.99 euros today.
JBL Bar 3.1 soundbar with subwoofer for 404.85 euros 339.99 euros (-16%)
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The JBL Bar 3.1 is a combination of soundbar and subwoofer, which is supposed to eliminate the thin sound of today’s flat screen televisions. The soundbar itself delivers clear highs and mids thanks to surround sound and Dolby Digital, while the subwoofer provides the necessary bass. The total output power is 450 watts. A connection to the television can be established wirelessly via Bluetooth or an optical or 3.5 mm cable. The JBL Bar 3.1 also has four HDMI inputs for connecting additional devices. The subwoofer is wirelessly connected to the soundbar.
As part of the early Black Friday offers, Amazon is selling the JBL Bar 3.1 at a price of 339.99 euros. Other offers on the Internet start at just over 400 euros.
TP-Link Kasa WLAN socket for 21.72 euros 14.90 euros (-31%)
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Sockets that can be controlled by smartphone or voice assistant are a practical extension for the smart home. You can connect standby devices to it, for example, and thus prevent them from drawing power when not in use. The smart WLAN sockets from TP-Link work with Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant. The plugs can be connected to other smart devices such as a mobile light switch and a motion sensor in order to switch the electricity on and off for an entire room.
Amazon has the TP-Link Kasa (KP105) for 14.90 euros on offer. The lowest comparable price is 21.72 euros.
Amazon extends return deadline
If you have clicked the order button too quickly in the heat of the moment or if the bargain turned out to be the right one, you currently have longer time to return the products. Because Amazon has extended the return period in the run-up to Christmas. All products that Amazon ships between October 1 and December 31 can therefore be returned by buyers until January 31, 2021. This also includes orders placed before and on Black Friday.
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