Black Friday deals are here early this year thanks to the tumultuous past few months. That means major retailers like Best Buy and Walmart are already offering big discounts on some must-have items like iPads, MacBooks, and TVs. Those offers are also extending to more practical items too, like the plenty of great dash cams on sale at great prices. There’s no risk in purchasing now either, with the merchants stating that prices will remain the same through the end of the month. In the unlikely case that changes, many stores have also promised to refund the difference if the item is discounted even further between now and Black Friday. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the benefits now.
Best Black Friday dash cam deals
How to choose a dash cam during Black Friday
With all sale items, it’s important to know what your budget is and to stick to it. It’s not a great deal if you can’t afford it! After you know your budget, check out our best dash cams for 2020 feature so you can see what the best of the best are. We’re big fans of Garmin dash cams, with makes like Owl and Waylens also offering neat features.
Next up, consider why you want to buy a dash cam. Dash cams are a great way to help you feel a little safer on the road, capturing footage of anything nefarious that may happen to you while you’re driving or even while your car is parked. It’s also a fun way of capturing some unintentionally funny footage that you can upload online to share with friends. Don’t forget — if you’re simply looking for a fun gadget for your car, there are plenty of other cool car gadgets to consider too.
In both cases, it’s important to see what quality footage is recorded by the dash cam. The higher quality the better, but you’ll need an SD card that is able to store plenty of footage. Ultimately, if you simply need one to take fun videos, the quality might not be as big an issue as it would be for safety reasons. Generally, it’s worth favoring a dash cam that has a loop function if you’re short on space as they automatically overwrite older footage when you hit your capacity limit.
Don’t forget to check out the dash cam’s installation instructions. Most are very easy to install yourself, but it’s a smart idea to double-check beforehand and possibly arrange for your local mechanic to help out before you commit.
More advanced dash cams offer time-lapse features so you can create fun time-lapse clips, but you might not need this if you’re solely focused on safety features. Don’t be afraid to stick to the basics if that’s all you need — it’ll save you money in the long term.
Finally, if you are worried about the safety of your car, particularly overnight, look out for dash cams that offer night-vision technology. It’s not perfect and won’t be as clear as in broad daylight, but it can be useful if you’re in a jam.
Where to find the best dash cam sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Amazon often has great offers on dash cams, and this is the case even more so during Black Friday.
- Best Buy Black Friday: With a price guarantee that means you get the best price between now and Black Friday even if Best Buy drops the price, this retailer is a surefire hit at the moment.
- Walmart Black Friday: Like Best Buy, Walmart is offering to refund the difference should they drop prices more between now and November 27, so there’s no risk here.
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