Black Friday Amazon deals come early on Amazon Fire, Ring, Blink, Echo and more

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Black Friday is just a few days away and Amazon’s list of discounts keeps on growing. So to save you time, we’ve done the hard work, compiling the latest and greatest releases right here. 

Some of the more recent Amazon reductions include the Fire TV Cube at $30 off a $120 list price, and the Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote and non-4K version of the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote each for 50% off. In addition to early offers on Fire tabletsKindle e-readers, even the Echo Show 8 smart display has been discounted, seeing a further drop on its already reduced price.

Amazon have also teased their line-up of discounts coming tomorrow (Nov. 27) with significant savings on Blink and Ring products. And Thursday (Nov. 28) is like Echo day with price reductions across the complete range of Echo speakers and Echo Show smart displays.

See below for our breakdown of what to expect, followed by our look at what’s already available.

Amazon deals starting Wednesday, Nov. 27

Amazon deals starting Thursday, Nov. 28

We’ll keep updating this list frequently, but if you’re looking for even more Amazon discounts check out our ongoing list of the best Amazon early Black Friday deals available right now.

Full details are available below. Just remember that sale prices are not available until the indicated dates. 

Fire TV streamers, Fire tablets, Kindle Paperwhite and more, on sale now:

Here’s everything that is currently on sale as of right now (price drop started Friday, Nov. 22 or earlier). 

Save $50 on the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. This is the same hardware as above, but with 32GB of storage built-in, a rubberized case, a year of FreeTime Unlimited (kid-friendly content) and a two-year no-questions-asked replacement warranty for any damage.

Available now.

See our Amazon Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet review.

The Amazon Fire 7 Tablet, updated for 2019, usually costs $50. During this Black Friday sale, it will be just $30. That said, we highly recommend you upgrade to the 8-inch model below for just $20 more.

Available now.

See our Amazon Fire 7 Tablet review.

Normally $130, the Paperwhite — the best all-around Kindle e-reader — is back down to just $85 during this sale. And Amazon throws in a $5 ebook credit, too.

Available now.

See our Kindle Paperwhite review.

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We’d strongly recommend you spend up for the Paperwhite. But if you’re shopping on a budget, the newest entry-level Kindle finally includes a built-in light, and it’s back down to its Prime Day price — with a $5 ebook credit thrown in, too.

Available now.

Read our Kindle 2019 review.

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Yes, Amazon just introduced a new Kindle Oasis this year that adds a color-adjustable integrated light that’s easier on the eyes. But that model is $250, and otherwise nearly identical to the 2017 model that Amazon is discounting now to $180. If you’re gifting something to a serious ebook fan, this is a pretty great choice.

Available now.

Read our Kindle Oasis 2017 review.


It’s not even released yet, but Amazon just trotted out its first-ever discount on the Echo Show 8. It’s basically a larger version of the super-popular Echo Show 5 (which is currently on sale for $80, FYI), and therefore better suited to places like the kitchen, where the 8-inch screen makes it easier to view cooking videos and the like.

Available now.

Read our Echo Show 8 preview.


If you’re a newcomer to Amazon’s music-streaming service, it’s hard to beat a buck for four full months of service. After that, you’ll pay the regular rate of $9.99 per month, though you can cancel if you like, without penalty. 

Available now.

Starting Nov. 27: Blink cameras, Ring doorbells and $5 smart plugs

The day before Thanksgiving means even more stuff goes on sale.


The Blink XT2 is a weatherproof security camera with a battery that can supposedly last for two years. Getting a two-pack for $100 is a good deal. (There was a two-pack offered during Prime Day at a lower price.)

See our hands-on preview of the Blink XT2.

Starting Nov. 28: Echo speakers and smart displays

Happy Thanksgiving! While you’re basting the turkey, you can buy a good chunk of Amazon’s updated Echo line at some very discounted prices.

Back to its Prime Day low, the Echo Dot (without the clock) puts all of the smarts of Amazon’s assistant Alexa into a small and affordable package. Even at its normal price of $50, it’s a good deal, so the $22 price is still something to celebrate. With voice commands, you can control your smart home, check the weather, play music, search the internet and more. You lose some sound quality with the smaller size, but you can plug it into your own speakers to make up for the difference.

See the Amazon Echo Dot 2018 review.

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But c’mon… you want the newer, cooler version with the clock built-in, right? It was just introduced in September at $60, but now it’ll be at its lowest price yet: Just $35.

Read our Echo Dot with Clock review.

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If you want a smart speaker with Alexa that has a little more oomph to its sound quality, the latest version of the original Echo might be the right choice for you. The older version of this puppy was selling for $50 at one point on Prime Day, but with a list price of $100, $60 isn’t half bad. 

See our Amazon Echo 2019 review.

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With a a 5.5-inch touchscreen and the ability to wake you up with a nifty sunrise animation, this is our favorite smart display with Alexa. And at this price, it’s a no-brainer. 

See our Amazon Echo Show 5 review.

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The second gen Echo Show refined the design of the first model and offers better sound quality and a 10-inch HD screen. It combines the functionality of a smart speaker like the Echo Dot with a touchscreen you can use for video calls and controlling your smart home with a tap. We like the Echo Show 5 a little better, but at $150 for the full-sized Show — $10 less than Prime Day, which looks to be its lowest ever — is a tempting offer. 

See our Amazon Echo Show review.

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Do you need Alexa in your car? Probably not. But who are we to judge? If you always wanted Amazon’s personal assistant on the road, now you can have it for half price. That’s the lowest since it first became available to buy earlier this year.

See our Echo Auto review.

Other Amazon devices sales coming Black Friday week

  • Echo Dot 3-pack for $64.97
  • Echo Input for $15 ($20 off)
  • Echo Dot Kids Edition for $40 (save $30), or get a 3-pack for $120
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro for $179 ($70 off)
  • Get the eero mesh WiFi system for just $160
  • Get a Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote and Echo Dot for just $47
  • Get a free an Echo Dot with the purchase of select Fire TV Edition Smart TVs
  • Kindle Kids Edition is for $80 ($30 off)

Black Friday Amazon deals come early on Amazon Fire, Ring, Blink, Echo and more

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