30 Things That Are Worth Buying on Black Friday
Thinking of upgrading to the visual awesomeness that is 4K? Black Friday might just be the moment to pick up a good cheap TV. "Now that 4K technology is more mainstream, expect to find deep discounts on 4K TV sets," Perez says. "Best Buy is a top destination for 4K Black Friday deals," Perez says. "Target and Walmart will also advertise deep discounts on 4K TVs, though many of the lowest-priced doorbusters will be on lower-tier brands like Hisense and Element."
Lindsay Sakraida, director of content marketing at DealNews, a shopping comparison website agreed and expanded on the potential for 4K savings, stating that "last year, a massive 67 percent of our top TV offers were on these high-resolution models." But the TV savings don't stop at 4K models. "Also notable from our research is that curved TVs will be a great buy this Black Friday," Sakraida says. "Although they won't make up the bulk of deals listed in the category, you can expect to see around three times the number of curved TV deals listed this November when compared to any other month."
"Like most electronics, the price of video game consoles drop come Black Friday and big competition from Dell, Walmart, and Target will push the cost of popular bundles down to budget-friendly prices," Sakraida says. "In fact, we saw nearly double the number of console deals around Black Friday than in any other time of the year."Since the new Xbox One X debuts shortly before the holidays, retailers will be eager to offload the earlier model. "We're expecting to see doorbuster offers for the Xbox One S 500GB bundles to fall as low as $159, while the 1TB bundles should cost a little more at $179," she says.
The savings are expected to extend beyond consoles to the games themselves. "Not only are we expecting big deals on consoles and gaming laptops, but this Black Friday promises some exciting price lows on video games across all platforms," Sakraida says. "Last year, the most popular AAA titles of the season fell as low as $26 at Walmart and Microsoft, while Amazon price-matched the stores within minutes, so we expect to see the likes of 'Horizon Zero Dawn' and 'Prey' hit similarly low prices this year."You don't need a console to enjoy big deals on your favorite games. "PC gamers can expect to see the year's best prices drop as Green Man Gaming and Steam host their best sales of the year -- knocking up to 90 percent or more off many titles," Sakraida says.
According to DealNews, there are more clothing deals than anything else on Black Friday. "Expect the very best deals to come on Cyber Monday, when stores like Levi's, Crocs, and Nordstrom Rack offer up their best discounts of the year, coupled with no-minimum free shipping," Sakraida says. "6 p.m. will likely offer its best coupon deal of the year again -- around 15 percent off -- where you can save big on already-discounted Nike, The North Face, and Columbia items."
Mainstream laptops, which strike a bargain between being all-inclusive but also lightweight, are targets for Black Friday price cuts, too. "You can expect to see mainstream laptops with previous-generation Skylake Core i5 CPUs fall below the $300 mark," Sakraida says. "Gamers who want a build with dedicated graphics can expect to pay around $400 for a basic unit, while those looking for a faster i7 with it will shell out at least $600."You can also expect the price of cheap laptops to drop even lower. "Black Friday is the best time of year to buy most things tech, and a budget-friendly laptop is no exception," Sakraida says. "Bargain-hunters in the market for a basic build should shop Dell's doorbuster sale, where cheap and cheerful units with Intel Celeron processors and 2GB of RAM will sell from just $100 (although stock will be limited). Those willing to pay a little extra will land a Lenovo or HP build with similarly-basic specs, but double the RAM for just $40 more at eBay."
According to DealNews, travelers, especially last-minute travelers, can expect to save between 30 and 60 percent on stays at Hyatt and Starwood hotels. If you're planning to stay in Vegas off the Strip, you can score a room for less than $20.
If you're planning to fly abroad, take note that Black Friday will likely see large discounts on airfare, according to DealNews. Flights to Asia will be as low as $300. Going to Europe? Look for flights for $200. Even domestic airfare is expected to be reduced to as low as $100 for round-trip flights.
When it comes to iPhones and all Apple products, DealNews suggests avoiding the Apple Store at all costs and instead suggests seeking deals through re-sellers. There, you can expect to see steep savings on older models, thanks to the release of iPhone X. IPhone 7s are expected to sell for as little as $1 with a two-year contract, and iPhone 8s will sell with $250 in gift cards.
If you're looking for an Apple Watch Series 3, you can expect it to be bundled with as much as $105 in gift cards, according to DealNews. The Series 2 version should be on sale for $279.
Apple isn't the only tablet maker with Black Friday deals. DealNews expects Amazon Fire 7 devices to sell for just $33. The Amazon Fire HD 8 is likely to sell for $50 and the Fire HD 8 for kids will be priced at $106. If you're willing to go a generation back to the Fire HD 7 for kids, you'll probably see them selling for $76.
Considering cutting the cord? DealNews predicts all devices from all brands will be on sale for less than $100, with previous generation 32GB Apple TVs going for $40, Roku Express for $20-$25, current-generation Amazon Fire TV and Roku Streaming Stick Plus for $60, and Chromecast Ultra for $60.
Just as in years past, DealNews does not expect there to be many -- if any -- deals on the season's hottest toys. It's likely, however, that you'll find LEGO sets on sale for 40 percent off -- or even half off.
If you're considering installing a smart home, or you just want the benefit of an in-home assistant, Black Friday is the perfect time to buy an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, according to DealNews. You'll be able to pick up an Echo for $90 and the smaller Dot for $40. Google Home devices could be sold for as little as $89.