Best Buy’s Flash 48-Hour Sale: 6 Great Tech Deals We Found

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to find the best deals.

Amazon Prime’s Early Access Sale (also known as 2022’s second Prime Day event) is here, running for 48 hours from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12. Don’t have an Amazon Prime membership? There are plenty of anti-Prime Day sales happening concurrently, from Walmart’s Rollbacks and More event to Target’s Deal Days. And Best Buy’s also got an alternative to second Prime Day, a 48-hour flash sale on select tech and home items with some major discounts of its own.  

The Best Buy’s 48-hour flash sale is running Oct. 11 and 12, the same dates as Amazon’s second Prime Day event, and offers some of the best prices of the year.  

Whether you’re in the market for a laptop or TV upgrade, or just want to get in on the air fryer craze, the sale has got something for you. We’ve highlighted several of our favorite deals below but it’s well worth perusing the whole sale to find exactly what you want. 

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The 317, one of our recommendations for best Chromebooks, is essentially a portable all-in-one Chrome OS desktop, otherwise known as a Chromebase. The big display makes multitasking a breeze. You can stream a YouTube video in the corner while you work on a presentation and keep an eye on email or chat — all without overlapping windows. It is big and heavy compared with all the smaller Chromebooks here, so it’s not a great option if mobility is a priority. But it’s certainly small enough to move around the house, and with more than 10 hours of battery life according to my tests, you can work all day and still have time left for a video chat with family, gaming or streaming a movie.

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The Apple Watch Series 8 was only released last month, but its price is already being marked down as low as $349. The $50 price break applies to all of the GPS-only Series 8 models in both 41mm and 45mm sizes, and offers the best discount we’ve seen since launch.


In the market for an OLED TV this fall? This 2022 LG model is seeing huge discounts in various sizes to suit your space. In our review, we praised its superb picture quality, gaming features and sleek styling.

Read our LG OLED C2 Series 2022 review.


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Sony’s new WH-1000XM5 headphones are the best wireless headphones on the market for noise cancellation and you can score them at a $50 discount in Best Buy’s sale. They’re comfortable, sound amazing, offer a best-in-class call experience and can even pair with two devices at the same time. Both color models are discounted.

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Weird collab aside, the new Crux x Marshmello digital air fryer is $50 off right now making it a solid choice for a large capacity crisper. Its digital touchscreen and eight preset cooking modes make it easy to use, and it can prepare up to 6.6 pounds of food at a time. This deal is one you’ll only find at Best Buy since the device is exclusive to the retailer. 


The 2022 MacBook Air model has seen a complete design overhaul. It now has a larger and brighter 13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display and thinner profile. Inside, it’s powered by Apple’s all-new M2 chip which allows for a performance bump of up to 40% and battery life as long as 18 hours, according to Apple. You can save $150 on 256GB and 512GB configurations at Best Buy right now.

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