Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 deals have started already online in response to the competition provided by Walmart, Best Buy, and many other competitors. But are Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 sales worth skipping the lines in order to shop online only?
According to the company, Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 deals are being specifically offered in such a way that families can enjoy their time together on Thanksgiving Day without having to worry about the pressures of frenzied shopping.
“Our customers are redefining Black Friday shopping,” Steve Shure, Amazon vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a statement. “They want to stay home with family, enjoy some turkey and football and shop the hottest deals from their phone, tablet or PC.”
The company has already launched a preemptive strike on its competitors by offering Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 deals starting November 21. The special offers will run through Sunday, November 29, and will offer a large variety of options. The company also plans on offering three special Deals of the Day on their Black Friday site starting midnight, Thanksgiving night. During the day time of Black Friday 2014 Amazon will also launch three more special deals.
- HDTV sales offer 45 percent off select Samsung models including the 40-inch Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV for $598; and Samsung 55-inch Curved Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV for $1,298
- 32-inch LED TV, $79 (Brand not named yet)
- 40-inch 1080p LED TV, $119 (Brand not named yet)
- Toshiba 50-inch LED TV, $199
- Vizio 55-inch Smart LED TV, $478
- LG 65-inch 120 Hz LED TV, $648
- Samsung 55-inch Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV, $899
- Save up to 20 percent on Intel-powered laptops and 2-in-1 hybrid laptop/tablets
- LG G3 and HTC One (M8) smartphones for $0.01 with a new 2-year contract
- DSLR with two-lenses for less than $500
- Select Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones, $199.99
- Xbox One console at the lowest price ever from Amazon, plus over $150 value in digital content
- Roku LT Streaming Media Player, $28
- Panasonic Smart 3D Blu-Ray Player, $35
- Plantronics Bluetooth Headset, $19.99
- 22 percent off Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
- More than 50 Kindle books for $1.99 each including titles from Philip K. Dick and Ann Patchett
Walmart has responded to Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 deals by claiming they will price match anything the online company has to offer. Unfortunately, many of the thousands of deals on video games, toys, movies, music, sports, kitchen, tools, automotive, jewelry, etc. will only be offered as part of Amazon’s “Lightning Deals,” which requires shoppers to be sitting on their computers, smartphones, or tablets waiting for the deal to start.
Amazon also hasn’t announced which Lightning Deals will offer what you want in advance, so it seems likely shoppers will be required to wait online rather than in a store. Amazon Prime members will receive an added bonus since they will received access to Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 deals 30 minutes ahead of everyone else. These deals will also be added every 10 minutes so you will have plenty to browse through.
Before you begin shopping Amazon’s Black Friday 2014 sales, we would also recommending visiting the Inquisitr’s article on what types of Black Friday sales usually are a bad deal this time of year. Many online orders also have free shipping, but if there is a cost for shipping, it would be wise to compare the cost of shipping versus a local sales tax if you were to use Walmart’s Black Friday 2014 price matching offer.