By: Nick Gambino

So we find ourselves once again on the precipice of Thanksgiving or as I like to call it “Pre-game dinner and drinks before the madness of Black Friday.”

This year more people than ever are expected to complete their holiday shopping online instead of braving brick and mortar stores and their hoards of undead…errr…shoppers.

This is not only more convenient, it’s the wisest choice. With Amazon we’re offered luxuries like 2-day or same-day delivery, not to mention an easy-to-use UI and an inventory that would make Walmart blush.

As in years past, Black Friday deals start early and run through Thanksgiving weekend and sometimes past it. If you’re new to the experience there’s a good chance you’ll run into the in-store equivalent of getting knocked down and trampled. It can be quite a rush.

There are an endless number of deals arriving and departing quicker than you can say “I’m a sucker for marketing.” Here are a few deals worth checking out this Friday (and Thanksgiving weekend.)

Amazon Devices

Because this is Amazon it goes without saying that all of their proprietary devices are going on sale. You’ll save $20 on the Echo Dot and the All-New Echo while you’ll save $50 on the Amazon Tap.

Kindle products offer $30 savings and the Fire TV Stick goes for only $24.99. Check out the Black Friday press release for the full list.

Furniture, etc.

Amazon has just about everything. I think I saw an authentic Pterodactyl claw for sale once. It just so happens they also sell furniture. Some Black Friday deals will include 40% savings on select furniture, mattresses, etc.

Electronics and Video Games

PlayStation VR bundles are marked down by $100.

And because TVs are usually the most popular item on Black Friday there are a boatload of Samsung and Sony TVs offering substantial discounts. Specifically check out the Samsung UN55MU800 55-inch 4K Ultra HD smart TV for only $897.99.

Or if you’re into small TVs and cheap prices you can get a 49-inch 4K for only $159.99.

There are absolutely too many deals over the next few days to cover in this article. Just be sure to check out the Amazon press release for a full list and of course be sure to check Amazon hourly for what deals are popping up.