Deals: Best Buy's 'Beat the Rush' Sale Kicks Off Black Friday Savings on iPhone, Philips Hue, and 4K TVs

Best Buy today opened up another pre-Black Friday sale, calling this one its "Beat the Rush" sale and offering customers savings on iPhone XS and XS Max, 4K TVs, Beats headphones, Philips Hue lights, certified refurbished AirPods, and more. This sale will last through Saturday, November 17 at 11:59 p.m. CT, so if you see anything you're interested in be sure to make your purchase before the discounts expire.

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Some of the deals in the Beat the Rush sale -- like the iPhone offers -- are matching Best Buy's upcoming savings for Black Friday, offering shoppers the chance to get access to the doorbusters at an early date. Check out some of the discounts in the list below, and head to Best Buy to see the full sale.

Black Friday prices and doorbusters
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Other Sales
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In another sale, Amazon is also discounting Philips Hue today, but this one is aimed at certified refurbished products. You can save 30 percent or more in the sale, including the Philips Hue Lightstrip for $45.47, Philips Hue White A19 Bulb 2-Pack for $18.90, and the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit for $115.47. Amazon also offers an unlocked and refurbished iPhone X for as low as $725.00 today only.

For more on the latest sales, visit our full Deals Roundup. We also have ongoing coverage of upcoming Black Friday sales in our Black Friday Roundup, so be sure to read that over before next week's big event.

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Top Rated Comments

Azeroth1 Avatar
72 months ago
Anyone know who refurbishes those AirPods and how?
I’m not certain, but personally no matter who it is this is something I’d be a little grossed out by buying refurb - just a little more “personal” than something like a computer or light bulb.

I’m sure it’s fine, but still...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
72 months ago
Anyone know who refurbishes those AirPods and how?
About AirPods - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished ('https://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Best-Buy-Repair-Support/About-AirPods-Geek-Squad-Certified-Refurbished/td-p/1109008')
Key take away;
"After looking at the product page ('https://www.bestbuy.com/site/airpods-geek-squad-certified-refurbished-in-ear-headphones-white/5948015.p?skuId=5948015&CMP=ocss') and doing some further research I have some more information about the warranty. Since this has been refurbished by our Geek Squad, it no longer has the 1 year manufacturing warranty available from Apple. The head phones you purchased have a 90 day warranty for parts and labor."

Some of the reviews here not so inspiring:
Bestbuy refurb Airpod reviews ('https://www.bestbuy.com/site/reviews/apple-geek-squad-certified-refurbished-airpods-white/5948015')
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WWPD Avatar
72 months ago
Refurbished Airpods, professionally cleared of ear wax by Geek Squad.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
72 months ago
I misread the title of this as

Best Buy's "Best the Rush" Sale

And now I'm disappointed that Best Buy didn't take the opportunity to name it that.

We can discuss where my check should be mailed when Best Buy fixes that snafu.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SilverBen Avatar
72 months ago
Refurbished AirPods on sale, down from $160. What a deal! o_O
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mansu944 Avatar
72 months ago
I’m not certain, but personally no matter who it is this is something I’d be a little grossed out by buying refurb - just a little more “personal” than something like a computer or light bulb.

I’m sure it’s fine, but still...
All it would take is one blob of ear wax...
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About AirPods - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished ('https://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Best-Buy-Repair-Support/About-AirPods-Geek-Squad-Certified-Refurbished/td-p/1109008')
Key take away;
"After looking at the product page ('https://www.bestbuy.com/site/airpods-geek-squad-certified-refurbished-in-ear-headphones-white/5948015.p?skuId=5948015&CMP=ocss') and doing some further research I have some more information about the warranty. Since this has been refurbished by our Geek Squad, it no longer has the 1 year manufacturing warranty available from Apple. The head phones you purchased have a 90 day warranty for parts and labor."

Some of the reviews here not so inspiring:
Bestbuy refurb Airpod reviews ('https://www.bestbuy.com/site/reviews/apple-geek-squad-certified-refurbished-airpods-white/5948015')
ewww...I will avoid.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)