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Black Friday 2018 Ad Preview: Best Buy

This post was created by the Contributor in partnership with BestBlackFriday.com, which specializes in holiday season sales. The deals highlighted within this post were independently selected and do not contain affiliate links.

Cyber Monday 2018 is now only three weeks away, but there are still major Black Friday ads and sales to come before that time. Yesterday, I previewed Walmart’s biggest deals following leaks of the 8-page Costco Black Friday ad, the 13-page Dell Black Friday ad, the 77-page JCPenney Black Friday ad, the 20-page Sam’s Club One-Day Sale ad and 47-page Target Black Friday ad filled in a lot of gaps. Now it’s time to update my predictions for
Best Buy
’s Black Friday 2018 sales…

Working with my holiday season sales partner BestBlackFriday.com, I used the published sales from the above ad scans along with historical data from last year’s Best Buy Black Friday ad to produce our updated expectations for Best Buy’s 2018 sales. I believe Best Buy will officially post its ad scan within the next 24 to 36 hours and here are the top deals I expect to see on the Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Apple iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones:

Best Buy Black Friday 2018 sales will be bigger than ever beforeBest Buy

Sony PlayStation 4 and Sony PlayStation VR

Last year, Best Buy offered the Sony PS4 1TB Console for $199.99 (save $100) (review last year’s deal). It did not have any deals on PS4 Pro consoles or bundles. Deals for PS4 1TB are already emerging for Black Friday 2018, and Besty Buy should follow the general pattern of pricing. I expect it to offer PS4 Pro Bundles for $274.99. It should offer PS4 1TB bundles for $199.99. PlayStation VR bundles should start at $249.99.

Existing Black Friday 2018 PS4 deals by rival retailers below:

  • Sam’s Club – Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console for $229 (sabe $40) (Nov. 10th Only) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Target – Sony Playstation 4 1TB Spider-Man Bundle for $199.99 (save $100) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Target – PlayStation VR Bundle for $249.99 (save $100) – See Ad Scan Deal

Microsoft Xbox One

Last year, Best Buy offered the Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Console in white for $189.99 (save $90) (review last year’s deal). Like most other major retailers, Best Buy did not have any actual deals for the Xbox One X. That will change this year.

Xbox One S 1TB and Xbox One X deals are already official from rivals. As such, I expect Best Buy to offer Xbox One X bundles starting at $399.99 and Xbox One S 1TB bundles from $199.99. Best Buy is likely to bundle Xbox One consoles with TVs as well.

Black Friday 2018 Xbox One deals already announced by other stores below:

  • Costco – Save $70 on Xbox One X Forza Bundle with Controller, Forza Horizon 4, and 3-Month GamePass – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Costco – Save $70 on Xbox One S 1TB Bundle with 2 Controllers and 3-Month Game Pass – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Costco – Save $100 on Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Costco – Save $70 on Xbox One S 1TB Bundle with 2 Controllers, Madden 19, FIFA 19 and 3-Month Xbox Game Pass – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Dell – Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield V Bundle for $229.99 (save $70) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • JCPenney – Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Bundle for $199.99 (save $100) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Kohl’s – Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds Console Bundle + Get $120 Kohl’s Cash for $399.99 (save $130) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Kohl’s – Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Console bundle + $60 Kohl’s Cash for $199.99 (save $100) – See Ad Scan Deal

Target Black Friday 2018 sales on Apple’s new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR could be the top deal this yearApple

Apple iPhone

Last year, Best Buy offered up to $200 off Apple’s iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus with Qualified Activation (review last year’s deal). Again, rival Black Friday 2018 deals are already official and I understand Best Buy will offer savings of up to $200 on the Apple iPhone XR and up to $250 off the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max with qualified activation.

A big standout: while rivals stores offer gift cards with their iPhone deals on Black Friday, historically Best Buy has offered direct savings. So this could be the number one destination for iPhones this year.

Rival Black Friday 2018 iPhone deals below:

  • Sam’s Club – Receive a Sam’s Club Gift Card worth up to $300 with Purchase and Activation on Installment or Subsidy of Select iPhones (Nov. 10th Only) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • TargetFree $250 Target Gift Card with qualified activation on iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Target – Free $150 Target Gift Card with Qualified Activation on iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8 or iPhone X on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T – See Ad Scan Deal – See Ad Scan Deal

Samsung Galaxy

Last year, Best Buy offered savings of up to $300 on Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ with activation (review last year’s deal). As above, many rivals have already announced their Black Friday Galaxy deals and the standard offer is for a $300 store gift card with activation. I think Best Buy will match this, offering savings of up to $300 on Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ phones with Qualified Activation.

See the current Black Friday 2018 Samsung Galaxy phone deals below:

  • Sam’s Club – Receive a $300 Sam’s Club Gift Card with Purchase and Activation on Installment or Subsidy of Select Samsung Smartphones (Nov. 10th Only) – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Target – Samsung Galaxy Note9 and $300 Target Gift Card with qualified activation on Verizon or AT&T – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Target – Samsung Galaxy S9 and $300 Target Gift Card with qualified activation on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T – See Ad Scan Deal
  • Target – Samsung Galaxy S9+ and $300 Target Gift Card with qualified activation on Verizon, Sprint or AT&T – See Ad Scan Deal

I am publishing Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 deals, guides and recommendations every day of the holiday sales season. Hit the Follow button on my author page to stay one step ahead of the crowds.

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