In a year when online competition is fierce and brick-and-mortar shops are struggling, major retailers are likely to come out swinging this Black Friday. The event this year will be big for consumers — big, that is, when it comes to savings and customer service.
We can’t know for sure what deals are coming this year, but in general it’s in your best interest to wait until Black Friday to shop for electronics
Black Friday has long been one of the best times to buy a TV. Low-price TVs sell out fast on that, but some stores continue to honor the sale price online or offer a similar deal on a similar TV. Just keep in mind that TVs with the biggest discounts will likely be models that haven’t sold as well as expected.
Smartphone promotions abound on Black Friday. Retailers know you’re likely to buy a lot of extras when you purchase certain electronics, such as phones. So they’re hoping you’ll pick up accessories like cases and chargers, too.
You can usually find videogames and videogame consoles on the first few pages of Black Friday. Retailers have been known to offer all-in-one bundle deals that contain a console, controller and sometimes a game.
Black Friday is six weeks away; plenty of other sales will happen between now and then. If you can’t wait until late November to buy something, or simply don’t want to shop on Black Friday, don’t feel pressured to do so.