Amazon is ready to tackle Black Friday head on, and they apparently won’t be letting go of it anytime soon. Amazon will officially kickoff “Countdown to Black Friday Week” tomorrow, November 18, but according to The Verge, Black Friday is going to run a lot longer than the typical November 25 end date.
The online retail giant is reportedly extending its great Black Friday sales and deals well beyond Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, they will basically be running the cost-cutting deals until December 22nd.
Amazon is reporting that shoppers will be able to “find new deals as often as every five minutes” on their website for the next 35 days – right up to the holidays and the night before Santa prepares for his big trip.
So what does this really mean for the millions of customers who love to order from Amazon on a daily basis? Will consumers really be saving big bucks all holiday season, or is this just a ploy to get consumers believing they are getting the best deals on the internet?
If you are already a regular shopper with Amazon, you know that this is no ploy. Not only does Amazon run great deals during this time of the year, but they back a lot of them up with their price matching guarantee on most items they sell. Amazon even has a name dedicated for its Black Friday online deals coming next week, “The Turkey 5.” The name represents the five days of shopping from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.
Now, if you want to get in on the best Amazon has to offer, you will have to be on your toes. One thing that Amazon is good at is continually running sales, but they do change them up quickly, so if you are looking for a particular item, you need to make sure you check back several times a day.
Amazon is claiming that they will have the lowest prices on many HDTV’s, including Sony, LG, and Samsung brands. One deal will feature a 55″ LG 4K Smart TV for $398. Now that is a great deal. They also will be slashing prices up to 35 to 50 percent on various popular toys like Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price toys, and many popular video games for Xbox One and PS4 counsels.
If you happen to be on the go over the next few days, yet you want to keep up with all of the Black Friday discounts, don’t worry. Now shoppers can keep track of current sales and upcoming deals on Amazon before they even happen with one simple click on your smartphone – isn’t modern technology great?
All you need to do is download the Amazon app and you are good to go, after all, you don’t want to miss out on the hottest “Lightning Deals.”
So far Amazon has been a bit tight-lipped on what their ultimate deals are going to be, but they have revealed a few of the best so far – including the popular Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV. The Echo and Echo Dot are two of Amazon’s best-sellers, and for good reason.
The Amazon Echo is an incredible device that can do so many things it is unbelievable. From answering thousands of questions, playing music, and shutting your TV and lights on demand, the Amazon Echo is one of the most popular gifts out there. The closer we get to Black Friday, the more they will reveal.
Below are some of the Black Friday deals Amazon has already released. What better way to save on great products than doing it from the comfort of your own home?
- Amazon Echo for $139.99
- Echo Dot for $39.99
- Amazon Tap for $89.99
- Fire tablet for $33.33
- Fire HD 8 for $59.99
- Amazon Fire TV for $74.99
- Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $29.99
- 32″ 720p LED TV for $69.99
- 55″ LG 4K Smart TV for $398
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