Already nearing the last quarter of the year, retailers and consumers alike prepare for the upcoming Holiday season and all that it entails. While October brings Halloween and December brings Christmas, there is only one date saved on the calendars of those who want to take advantage of once-in-a-lifetime deals: Black Friday.
This year 2016, the much-expected commercial holiday will be, of course, on Friday, November 25. This date is exclusive to U.S. consumers since in Canada they celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October.
Preparing for the wave of buyers lining up at the doors of commercial establishments, the specialized website Best Black Friday has come up with a prediction list of goods and their expected prices during the November event based on the best-selling products of the year and advertisement reception.
Black Friday 2016: General Advice
The team at Best Black Friday is formed by seasoned veterans of the crazy holiday, and they have rounded up some general tips for this year’s Black Friday.
First off, buyers should strongly consider taking a look at online deals before camping out any stores or malls. In recent years, recognized retailers have offered deals on par with their physical locations. It is considerably more convenient to stay at home and be a fast clicker rather than waiting out for hours in the eve of wintertime.
Moreover, the website urges shoppers to wait out for toys until Christmas, since the December season offers the best deals in comparison with Black Friday. Further advice includes keeping an eye for major e-commerce platforms and their ad releases, as well as a warning for campers given that this year’s lines could begin as early as Wednesday.
Tech deals for Black Friday 2016: TVs and tablets will be a steal
Online retail powerhouses like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are expected to offer discounts ranging from 25% to 40% on selected merchandise. Furthermore, the wishlist of products qualified for Black Friday price cutoffs will most likely be revealed throughout the first days of November, with Amazon perhaps being the latest to the party.
Flatscreen HD TVs will reportedly be priced as low as $75 for a 32-inch set from off-brand retailers. Recognized manufacturers could sell TVs with starting prices ranging from $240 to $300 depending on the size and image quality.
Tablets will be a hot item this November since overall sells for the hybrid devices has plummeted lately. Amazon tablets could see a considerable price drop and start around the $100 mark or under, while Apple iPads will reportedly cut approximately $100 from all items in their tablet lineup.
Other door-busting deals include laptops for as low as $150 in average, and the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus starting at $99 under a two-year contract with select carriers. Standalone video game consoles and bundles average $50 off the regular retail price, with Sony’s new PlayStation 4 selling without any discounts.
Eager consumers can check the full in-detail list of predictions at Best Black Friday’s official site.
Source: Best Black Friday