TDM Weekend Wars – Amazon vs Best Buy

TDM Weekend Wars – Amazon vs Best Buy

With so many great deals out there this weekend it can be hard to know where the best place to shop is. There are so many great weekend deals it was hard to narrow it down but eventually, we managed to find five categories to compare between these two.

It’s worth noting that each item should be compared not only by price but also by Amazon protection plan vs Best Buy protection plan.

Giants like Amazon and Best Buy are running the game on great tech deals this weekend. Keep reading to see how these two match up!

5. Headphones

Best Buy Deal:

Samsung – Galaxy Buds Pro True Wireless Earbud Headphones – Phantom Violet on sale for $199

These truly pro-level headphones offer many amazing features.

samsung earbuds

They are actively noise canceling, water-resistant, and come with a built-in microphone. These Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds come with everything that you could possibly need for high-quality sound and function.

The sound-quality is premium-level with an 11- mm woofer and 6.5-mm tweeter built into every earbud.

The battery life is an amazing eight hours! They also come with built-in Bixby Voice Assistant.

Best Buy offers free shipping on this product, in-store pickup, as well as an optional add-on for 2-year protection from Geek Squad.

With a price match guarantee, you can be sure that you’re getting the best deal possible on this item at Best Buy.


Amazon Deal:

Echo Buds – Wireless earbuds on sale for $89.99

amazon earbuds

This offering from Amazon’s own brand promises to offer crisp and dynamic sound for a lower price. They use Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and a sealed in-ear design to limit background noise. This is not the same as the active noise canceling that the Samsung headphones above offer, but it does improve the sound.

These earbuds work with Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa, to stream music, audiobooks, make calls, or get directions. It also supports Siri and Google Assistant. 

The battery life is 5 hours of playback per charge.

They are sweat-resistant.

These earbuds also have multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.

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4. Watches

Best Buy Deal:

Apple Watch Nike SE on sale for $279

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This advanced smartwatch lets you track your workouts effortlessly. It also offers Audio Guided Runs with the Nike Run Club app. Nike Twilight Mode offers enhanced visibility.  You can also choose from exclusive Nike watch faces and bands.

It has a swim-proof design,  a large Retina OLED display, and heart rate notifications with an irregular heart rhythm notification.

This watch can track workouts like running, walking, cycling, yoga, swimming, and dance. You can also sync podcasts, audiobooks, and music.

Using Apple Pay, you can also make purchases instantly and safely without having to take your wallet with you.

For rock climbers and frequent travelers, the built-in compass and real-time elevation readings will both stand out as exciting features.

For older users or very active young people, this watch can detect if you’ve taken a hard fall, then automatically call emergency services for you.


Amazon Deal:
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (45mm, GPS, Bluetooth) on sale for $279.00

samsung watch

The Galaxy Watch 4 comes in two sizes, three colors, and two finishes. It also offers more than 50,000 watch faces with military-grade durability and water resistance.

With this feature-heavy smartwatch, you can call, text, stream music, and get notifications, all while leaving your cell phone at home.

More than that, this smartwatch is also a fitness tracker! You can share a PDF report of your ECG with your doctor simply by using the Samsun Health Monitor app via a compatible Galaxy phone.

The battery can last for more than a full day on a single charge. Need a quick boost? You can use Wireless Power Share with a compatible Galaxy phone.

This amazingly advanced watch even tracks seven popular activities automatically and offers built-in run coaching.

Looking to relax, rather than gear up? Galaxy Watch 3 has an automatic sleep tracker which can also monitor your stress level and help you recenter yourself with breathing guides.

Samsung Pay includes a multilayered defense-grade security platform so you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe when you pay using your watch.



3.  Tablets

Best Buy Deal:

Samsung – Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – 10.4″ – 64GB – Oxford Gray on sale for $279.99

samsung tablet


The tablet has an Exynos processor and 4GB of RAM, which means that it can deliver fast performance and run multiple applications at once. A slim metal design makes this tablet look sleek and stylish while also being lightweight.
An S Pen is included with your purchase, which makes writing notes or signing documents easy and convenient.
There are dual speakers with Dolby Atmos technology, which provides rich, clear sound for any entertainment you might want to listen to.

The battery capacity is 7040 mAh which ensures that the battery will last quite a while on a single charge.

You can connect this tablet to a compatible smart TV and watch your content on a bigger screen that way.

Facial recognition can safely unlock your device using the front-facing camera.

With your purchase, you also get four months of youtube premium for free.

This model comes with a 10.4″ screen with 2000 x 1200 resolution with 64GB internal storage plus a microSD slot.


Amazon Deal:
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus, 10.3″ on sale for $169.99

lenovo tablet


This tablet has a 10.3″ FHD display with TDDI technology that is powered by an Octa-Core processor with up to 2.3 GHz main frequency. This gives a fast and powerful performance.

It comes with an 8 MP read camera and 5 MP front camera dual microphones, and two side speakers tuned with Dopoundsy Atmos.

Kids’ mode includes dedicated content for kids, with parent control and specialized eye protection. 


2. Laptops

Best Buy Deal:

HP – 15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop  on sale for $619.99


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This 15.6-inch diagonal laptop offers a micro-edge touchscreen display that has almost no bezel. This created an unltra-wide viewing experience and allows for seamless mutli-monitor setups.

Long-lasting battery life, plus a thin and lightweight design help this laptop to be even more conveniently portable.

It comes with a 10th generation Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor, 12GB of memory, and a 256GB solid state drive, among other great features.

Included for free with this purchase is a six-month subscription to Webroot Internet Security with Antivirus (covering three devices).

1-year, 2-year, and 3-year protection plans through GeekSquad are available for this device, starting at just $144.99!


Amazon Deal:

2021 Newest HP 15.6″ FHD IPS Touchscreen Laptop on sale for $799.99

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This 15.6-inch diagonal laptop offers a touchscreen with full HD IPS WLED backlighting and edge-to-edge glass. The micro-edge bezel display offers the best viewing experience possible for this model.

The processor is a 10th gen Intel i7-1065G7 with Iris Plus graphics, which offers twice the graphic performance of the previous generation.

With 16GB DDR4 RAM this laptop has all the power you need to run your games, video-editor, and photo editor.

Ghost Manta accessories included with purchase are 1x HDMI cable, 1x USB extension cord, 1x Mouse Pad.

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Best Buy Deal:

Samsung – 65″ Class 7 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV on sale for $599.99


This 65-inch Samsung 4k UHD smart TV offers the ultimate viewing experience. The advanced technology powering this screen displays sharp details and true-to-life colors.

This TV is Bluetooth enabled for wireless streaming!
It has an ultra-fast 4k processor and crystal UHD display with a 120 FPS motion rate for amazing action.

Amazon Deal:

Samsung 65-inch Class Curved UHD TU-8300 Series on sale for $797.99

Amazon TV


The ultra-fast processor and 4k UHD experience are definitely worth the price.

The curved design creates an immersive viewing experience while looking sleek and polished.

Ambient Mode+ allows your screen to mimic the wall behind it, so you can match your TV to your decor.

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Whether you prefer to patronize brick and mortar retailing and physically walk into Best Buy stores or patronize an online retailer, we hope this list has helped you! Big-ticket items like consumer electronics and home appliances can be hard to shop for, so seeing a breakdown can be a good way to compare prices.

Don’t forget that Best Buy employees and online customer service can be incredibly helpful in answering any questions you might have, especially about service plans or manufacturers’ warranty.

When you’re buying expensive electronics, carefully consider things like year over year usage, what kind of damage your warranty is covering, if this is a good long-term investment, and how likely accidental damage is.

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