Those waiting for Walmart’s Black Friday 2015 ads to leak are getting an early Christmas present this time around. Black November’s sales are already here ahead of the 2015 Black Friday deals, although it seems the eventual Black Friday Walmart ad will have deals for TV’s, PlayStation 4 bundles, the Apple iPad, and more.
[UPDATE 2] The fully leaked Walmarts ads are now online! In addition, Walmart has announced a major change to their Black Friday sales strategy that is a game changer.
[UPDATE 1] The official Sam’s Club Black Friday ads have been released online. In addition, Best Buy released its ads and we compared the deals on the Samsung 4K TV deals.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some of the other first Black Friday 2015 ads have leaked already onto the internet, giving us an idea what to expect.
Analysts say Christmas gifts are not the only reason consumers are emptying their wallets for the 2015 Black Friday. According to the Concord Monitor, while shoppers plan on spending more for Christmas presents, shoppers also say they are willing to spend 12.5 percent more overall. The biggest increase was in the non-gift category, with shoppers wanting to upgrade with a 4k HDTV deal, upgrade their home, or buy other electronics.
“As folks feel better about their personal economic situation, they feel they can do a little more,” said Rod Sides, Deloitte’s vice chairman and U.S. retail distribution leader. “More on entertaining, more on reconnecting.”
The United States economy has improved enough to allow for this extra spending, although the National Retail Federation predicts “retailers’ sales in November and December will grow by 3.7 percent over the previous year, down slightly from the 4.1 percent increase in 2014.” In fact, Americans are expected to increase the growth of the U.S. economy by 2.5 percent in the final quarter of the year.
“What we’re incorporating is some tailwind from lower gas prices, pretty good sentiment when it comes to the labor market, and perhaps a little bit better market outlook than a month ago,” said Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist for JP Morgan Chase.
PS4 Walmart Deal Predictions
Those looking for a Walmart PlayStation 4 bundle deal will be pleased to hear that Sony has officially dropped the PS4 price down to $349.99 ahead of the Black Friday deals.
“Since the launch of PS4, we have been thrilled with the amount of gamers jumping into the world of PlayStation for the first time. Our goal at PlayStation has always been to provide the best gameplay experiences at the best value, and we feel this new compelling price will open the doors to even more gamers that have yet to purchase a system.”
Currently, on Walmart, PS4 bundle deals are hovering around that price point for the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and the Star Wars: Battlefront bundle. Based upon history, it is predicted that some of Walmart’s PlayStation 4 deals will drop down to $299, although some retailers may give an extra $50 with a gift card, dropping the net price to around $250.
The Black Friday 2015 Walmart Sales Known So Far
If 2014 is anything to go by, we should expect the best Walmart Black Friday deals to be limited to certain time slots which begin on 6 p.m on Thanksgiving. The holiday shopping season was split into three rounds, where shoppers were guaranteed availability on certain items. Last year, shipping on Walmart.com was free after spending $50, although it is possible they will follow Best Buy’s lead in 2015 and make shipping free on everything.
Last year, the 2014 Black Friday Walmart ads were 40 pages long. FatWallet is predicting that when Walmart’s Black Friday 2015 ads are leaked we will see a focus on electronics.
“It’s going to be the year to buy consumer electronics,” said spokesman Brent Shelton, according to Twice. “Yes, we say that every year, but the tech market is ripe with newness, leaving last year’s models prime for super low pricing.”
The best iPad Black Friday deal so far is at Walmart, with the retailer rolling back prices for the Apple iPad Mini 2 to just $199. Since the 16GB iPad Wi-Fi model still costs $269 at the Apple Store, that amounts to a $70 discount. This is quite the deal since in 2014 the 16GB iPad Mini only had a $40 discount.
But FatWallet has also provided a guide for Black Friday 2015 predictions so you can know if you are getting a good deal.
- 40-inch LED TVs under $100
- 50-inch LED TVs under $200
- 50-inch 4K TVs under $300
- 60-inch LED TVs under $400
- Doorbuster laptops under $100
- Touchscreen laptops under $200
- Two-in-one hybrid laptops under $300
- Macbook Pro under $700
- Amazon Fire HD 7 under $100
- 50 tablet deals under $50
- $100 off new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
- $100 off all iPad Air, Mini and new iPad Pro models
- 25 percent off new releases
- Wii U bundles under $200
- Xbox One bundles under $275
- PS4 bundles under $350
- T-Mobile Family Plans under $100/month
- Sprint Forever plans for $5/month
- $100 gift cards from big-box stores with iPhone 6S purchase
- $100 gift cards from big-box stores with Galaxy S6 purchase
Discounts of up to 60 percent on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges and laundry pairs
- Beats Solo 2 under $100 ($149)
- New 4K streaming media devices 25 percent off
- $100 gift cards with Apple Watch purchase
- Nano Drones w/HD cameras under $25 ($49)
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