With less than two months to go until Black Friday 2015, many are already wondering what kind of deals and savings will come their way. Already, rumors of store hours and sales are spilling out all over the place, but not a lot has yet been confirmed. That hasn’t stopped everyone from making their Black Friday 2015 predictions, and it’s believed that there could be laptops under $100, HDTVs under $200, and even tablets under $5.
Best Black Friday is one of many websites that keep track of the sale pages, deals, and everything else for the biggest shopping day of the year. It’s a little too early to figure out and know everything, but based on history and some research, shoppers can figure out “almost” everything they need to know.
Here are just a few of the predicted great sales that could happen for Black Friday 2015.
32″ units starting at $70
40″ units starting at $110
50″ units starting at $175
60″ units starting at $549
Some laptops are going to start at just $95, with the average price falling around $300 for PC laptops. MacBook Air units are expected to start at $769, while the MacBook Pros at $849.
Apple iPad Air 2 for $375
Generic Android Tablet for $5 (doorbusters)
Deal News also states that the iPad Mini 4 could drop as low as $300 from stores such as Best Buy, Target, and Micro Center. The entry-level iPad Mini 2 could end up falling in price all the way to $199.
For some of the bigger retailers, the discounts this year could be even bigger than in the past. For Amazon, the average discounts are expected to be 25-30 percent. Walmart is expected to bring an average discount of 30-35 percent, and Target average discounts of 35-40 percent.
One thing that many Black Friday shoppers fail to realize is that while the actual shopping day is November 27 and a lot of sales will begin the day before on Thanksgiving, they actually start much earlier. Online shopping starts out a week or sometimes two earlier.
Amazon actually begins running their Black Friday sales online on November 1 for a month full of savings, hence the term “Black November.”
After that, shoppers get into Cyber Monday and Green Monday and Cyber Week and a whole bunch of other sales that some didn’t even know about. Of course, the Thanksgiving Day sales are often different from Black Friday sales, so that means multiple ads to look through and more planning to do.
Here are some of the better tips for Black Friday shopping online and in stores.
1. Always have a game plan – Know which store has the best deals for the most items you want. If you find a great deal on a TV at Walmart but know Target has a similar deal on a TV and a better deal on a laptop, then choose wisely. Also, print out your store maps, which will be released about a week prior to Black Friday so you know where everything is.
2. Take a buddy – Going with at least one other person allows you to hit multiple locations at one time and get stuff for each other.
3. Understand price-matching – Know which stores price match and have all the ads with you at all time.
4. Know who offers free shipping – Some retailers will offer free shipping online and even from stores. Always check to be sure who is offering what because you may be able to save hundreds of dollars this way. The Ship-To-Store option is also sometimes a great money-saver.
5. For doorbusters, prepare for early times and waiting – If you are one of those looking to get the best doorbusters, you’re going to have to literally camp out.
Black Friday 2015 is coming quickly, and it’s looking like it will be the biggest shopping day of the year again, and maybe of all time. Predictions are fun, but the confirmed information will start trickling out soon, and that is when the real planning can really begin.
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