Black Friday is a day when consumers can save thousands of dollars on purchases as retailers attempt to boost their sales. Often, the best deals to be had are on large-ticket items like TV’s.
Consumer Reports scanned this year’s Black Friday TV deals from all of the major retailers of electrical items, including Best Buy, Kmart, Sears, Target, and Walmart.
The first word of advice is that cheaper isn’t necessarily better, especially if you are considering purchasing a TV for the living room. Rock bottom prices can be found among lesser-known brands, but bear in mind, they often don’t perform as well as those products with a proven track record.
You can opt for one of the many “doorbuster” deals which occur throughout the day on Black Friday. Bear in mind that those deals are usually severely limited stock-wise and only available for short periods.
It is recommended that you look for discounted prices on major brand TV’s that are backed up by substantial warranties and after-sale service.
Here is a list of some of the cheapest Black Friday TV deals:
a 32-inch Funai at Walmart for $98
a 39-inch Insignia 1080p LCD TV at Best Buy for $180
a 40-inch Westinghouse 1080p LCD TV at Target for $200
a 40-inch Element LCD TV for $178 at Walmart
a 50-inch Element 1080p LCD TV at Target for $230
a 50-inch 1080p LCD TV from Emerson for $288 at Walmart
a 50-inch Seiki Ultra HD LCD TV for $750 at Sears
a 55-inch Seiki Ultra HD LCD TV for $850 at Sears
a 60-inch Westinghouse 1080p LCD TV for $588 at Kmart
The only issue with the above list is that the deals there are mostly for the “doorbuster” deals for which you would need to show up in person to secure that price. If you have your wits about you this Black Friday, you may want to get yourself something from the above list.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more relaxed Black Friday shopping experience, you may want to buy a TV online.
Here is list of Black Friday TV deals which combine value for money as well as high quality:
a 46-inch Samsung smart LED LCD TV (UN46EH53000) for $480 at Best Buy, $498 at Walmart, $500 at Sears
a 51-inch 720p Samsung plasma TV (PN51F4500) at Walmart for $428, at Sears and Kmart for $430
a 55-inch LG 1080p 120Hz LED LCD TV (55LN5100) for $500 at Best Buy
a 60-inch Vizio 120Hz 1080p LED LCD TV (E601i-A3) for $688 at Walmart
a 65-inch Samsung 120Hz 1080 LED LCD TV (UN65FH6001FXZA) for $1,000 at Best Buy
a 70-inch Vizio 120Hz 1080p LED LCD TV (E701i-A3) for $998 at Walmart
Whatever you decide to do this Black Friday, make sure you take a thorough look at the TV you wish to purchase and compare the price you find with the prices at other retail outlets. This will ensure you get the very best Black Friday TV deals this year.