Though we've started looking at Black Friday as a day to be feared, we can't help but admit the deals are too good to miss out on. Still, the stress of racing our (physical or virtual) shopping carts to check out is too much for us, so deals we can score now—before the chaos begins—are exactly the kind we need. Our friends at Wirecutter found the best deals on some of their favorite expert-reviewed (and approved) products, and we are definitely, 100-percent tempted to buy them all.
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Street Price: $865; Deal Price: $815
Not only is this a rare discount of $50, but it comes with a free pillow that Leesa values at $75. We haven't tested the pillow ourselves, but if it's half as good as the mattress, we're already lovin' it.
The Leesa is our pick for the best foam mattress you can order online. We wrote, "Leesa's soft but supportive foam mattress has better cooling, edge support, and a nicer cover than the competition, for a fair price. You have 100 days to decide if it works for you." That's a lot of sleeps!
Street Price: $325; Deal Price: $275
A rare discount and the best price we’ve seen on this bad boy. Our main pick is cheaper than this one, but since it’s repairable and based on a reliable design, this one could last a whole lot longer with proper care.
The Roomba 690 is a runner-up pick in our robot vacuum guide. We wrote, “While it’s a new bot with slick features like Wi-Fi connectivity and integration with Alexa voice-commands, it’s based on a tried-and-true design that we know will hold up over many years of use, and its brand has a reputation for supporting their products indefinitely.”
Street Price: $45; Deal Price: $27
Our fav waffle maker at the best price we've seen: The Krups GQ502D is the top pick in our waffle-maker guide. We wrote, “Not only does it produce beautifully golden, crisp-on-the-outside, evenly browned waffles, but it also has a number of features that make it easier to use than most other machines out there.” Bon appétit!
Street Price: $13; Deal Price: $10
These socks were already the budget pick in our compression socks guide—and now they're even cheaper. We wrote, “If you’ve never tried compression socks, you may want to start out with a pair that’s lighter than our top pick, like the 15 to 20 mm Hg SB Sox Lite.” They're great for beginners and vets alike.
Street Price: $35; Deal Price: $24
A welcome discount on a brand new QI charger (note: This deal is only on this particular color—no complaints, though.)
This charger is a pick in our best QI wireless charging guide. We wrote, “Samsung’s Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand EP-NG930 is a great option if you prefer your phone to stay propped up while charging. In our tests, it was faster at charging our iPhone 8 than anything else we tried.”($24; amazon.com)