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You know those Black Friday videos of customers running to the store and trampling each other for a TV like the IRL version of the wildebeest stampede in The Lion King?

Yeah, let’s not do that. Instead, snag a new TV, high-end laptop, KitchenAid mixer, and more with a few clicks from the comfort of your cozy couch — thanks to Best Buy. They finally released their 2018 Black Friday ad scan and as you could expect, it is 100% teched out.

Don’t get us wrong, the previous 2018 Black Friday ads that we’ve covered obviously don’t leave out tech items. Retailers like Walmart and Target are going pretty hard with Instant Pots, tablets, laptops — Best Buy just does it better. If you’re a self-proclaimed techie or are gifting to a person who needs to have the latest and greatest items, this is the ad scan for you.

This is where the premium brands really come out to play: Sale items include smart 4K TVs from Samsung and LG, iPads, iPhones, the newest Microsoft Surface laptops, the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9, MacBooks and iMacs, KitchenAid mixers, and more. That’s an upgrade for every area of your life.

Here are a few of the best deals, but you can skim the 52 pages of tech heaven here.

Bring the movie theatre home (minus crumb-filled seats and people talking over the movie) with this 70-inch 4K smart TV from LG, somehow priced under a grand. This stunner features a clear-as-day  2160p display in tandem with a quad-core processor to reduce distracting video noise, assure accurate colors, and optimize each scene (even dark ones) to be as accurate as possible. A purchase also comes with a free 30-day trial of Sling TV. Save $300 and gift it for $699.99.

It’s hard for Apple people to believe, but not everyone is Team MacBook. Just debuted in late 2018, the new Surface Pro 6 gives the iPad/keyboard combo a run for its money with a gorgeous 12.3-inch touchscreen, removable keyboard for ultra portability, the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processor, and Surface Pen compatibility to keep up with your hardest jobs and multitasking. It’s thin, sleek, and ideal for business and creative endeavors. Save $300 and gift it for $599.99.

Here’s a gift they’ve probably never received before: The gift of some damn peace and quiet. One of the only brands able to compete (and possibly beat) Bose, these noise-cancelling wireless headphones from Sony headphones effectively drown out external distractions to give 360-degree sound and next-to-no distortion, all while adjusting to the environment that surrounds them to give the most appropriate sound. With 30 hours of battery life, audiophiles and frequent travelers alike are sure to appreciate these. Save $150 and gift them for $199.99.

This isn’t exactly tech, but when you see the price, you’ll know why we had to include it. Every holiday shopping list has that one person who never tells you what they want — your answer comes in the form of an at-home DNA kit from 23andMe, which tests from over 150 different regions to give a detailed breakdown of their maternal and paternal line. The outcome is guaranteed to be interesting, so this is a gift even the most mysterious people will enjoy. Save $40 and gift it for $59. (BTW: This is the lowest 23andMe price we’ve seen in over a year, including the past two Amazon Prime Days.)

iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ — Get up to $300 in free Best Buy gift cards 

In the market for a new phone (who isn’t) but not ready to fork over for the iPhone XS? You’ve got options:

iPhone X — Enjoy a nearly bezel-less screen, face ID, hands-free Siri, portrait mode, and up to 256GB. The XS has a faster processing chip and better water resistance, but that’s pretty much nitpicking. Get the iPhone X for $999 and a free $200 Best Buy gift card when you activate a plan on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. 

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ — The ultimate phone for Team Android, the S9 and S9+ see nearly bezel-less screens, improved cameras and speakers from the S8, a headphone jack, and the new Snapdragon 845 chip. Get the Galaxy S9 starting at $699 or the Galaxy S9+ starting at $789, plus a free $300 Best Buy gift card when you activate a plan on Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. 

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