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As an Amazon-owned product, the Ring doorbell is sure to appear among the e-commerce giant’s Black Friday deals. However, plenty more retailers also serve up savings. On Black Fridays past, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Lowe’s and others have discounted the doorbell camera (usually bundled with a speaker from Amazon’s Echo lineup) by as much as $200 or more.
Here’s what to know about this year’s deals on the smart home staple.
What are the best Black Friday Ring doorbell deals in 2020?
Still waiting for the best 2020 Ring doorbell Black Friday deals? So are we. Keep checking back, because we’ll post them here as soon as we get the details. In the meantime, take a look at what happened in 2019 for an idea of what you can expect this year.
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What were the best Black Friday Ring doorbell deals in 2019?
Last year’s sales primarily featured the Ring Video Doorbell 2. These were our favorite bargains:
Best Buy sold a Ring bundle with Echo Show 5 for $179.99 ($209.99 savings).
Target offered the Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $129.99 ($70 savings).
Lowe’s also featured the Ring Video Doorbell 2 on sale, priced at $139.
How to decide if it’s worth it
If you’re looking to round out your smart home setup, Black Friday is a great time to save on the Ring video doorbell — and maybe score an extra gadget with the purchase.
But other Amazon sale events throughout the year boast similar deals on the retailer’s devices, Ring included. Amazon sold the Ring Video Doorbell 3 with an Echo Show 5 for $149.99 on Prime Day in October.
How to budget for a Ring doorbell
Ring doorbells range in price from about $100 to $350. That’s a big difference. First, calculate how much you’re reasonably able to spend on Black Friday purchases. Then decide which Ring model best fits into your budget. You can use the 50/30/20 budget as a guide for working your expenses around your monthly income.