The holidays come early this year at Walmart.
Not into crowds? No worries: With the exception of some low-cost items like DVDs, Walmart plans to offer the majority of its Black Friday deals online as well as in stores.
Bizarrely enough, Walmart's other mobile tech Black Friday 2018 promotions look fairly underwhelming, including a $299 iPhone 6s Plus and $199 Samsung Galaxy S7 with prepaid Straight Talk service, a $79 Walmart Family Mobile iPhone SE, and a $99 iPhone 6 for Straight Talk or Total Wireless use.
Exciting offers we're set to see include the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen, which is now $1,809.00, down to $899.99 (that's really a mega saving), and the 17-inch Ideapad 330 gaming laptop, with GTX 1050 graphics card, to $599 from $729.99.
Black Friday - the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday - traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping season.
If smart home is more your thing, you can buy a Google Assistant-powered Lenovo Smart Display and can get two free Google Home Minis for your home too (this specific deal runs from November 14 to November 21, so you won't see it online just yet). Amazon will offer new "Deals of the Day" every day throughout the period across the site, with products ranging from must-have electronics, toys and fashion to sports, beauty, home items and more. All in all, there's probably something for everyone on Walmart's lengthy list of Black Friday 2018 deals. Update, Nov. 8: Adds corrected information about Walmart's store hours on Nov. 21 and 22.