There are technology deals galore this week but with new ads rolling out between now and Black Friday, how do you know which day to snag the absolute lowest price? We teamed up with deal aggregator DealNews.com to unveil the best time to snag the deepest discounts on this year’s hottest tech products.
For this category, it pays to jump on a sale on or before Thanksgiving Day. “For third-tier models, Thanksgiving is a fantastic time get [an HDTV],” says Mark LoCastro of DealNews.com. “Not only do you see all-time lows for a specific make and model, but for an entire category of TV’s, it’ll be the best prices of the year.” For example, at Target find an Element 50” 1080P HDTV for just $229, down from $599 starting 8 p.m. Thursday.
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Thanksgiving also beats Black Friday when it comes to non-Apple smartphones such as Androids. LoCastro says, “[On Thanksgiving last year] there were 50% more Android phone deals than any other smartphone out there.” For example, check out this Android deal from Best Buy: a FREE, Samsung Galaxy 4S with a two-year service plan, starting 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
LoCastro claims there’s just no beating Thanksgiving when it comes to video games, as well. “We saw 70% more video game deals during the last two Thanksgivings versus Black Friday and 229% more gaming deals than on Cyber Monday. Look for older generation models that come bundled with games, you just get more of a value.” Both Best Buy and Walmart have deals like this: last year’s video game consoles, like the PS 3 that comes bundled with two games for $199. If you’re trying to get your hands on the new PS4, Groupon just announced it’s selling 100 of them — just don’t expect an discount.
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If you don’t plan on shopping right after turkey dinner, Black Friday still delivers discounts, particularly on laptops and computers like this 15.6” Dell Inspiron Laptop from Best Buy with Intel Processor, 4GB Ram, and 320G hard drive for $177.
Black Friday is also the perfect time to take advantage of hard drives, USB flash drives and memory card deals. Quantities sell out fast, however, so to increase your chances of finding something in stock at an outstanding price, DealNews says act quickly.
Finally, unlike Androids and other smartphones, for those elusive iPhone deals, wait until Black Friday. Apple products typically don’t go on sale during this season, but DealNews predicted this year could change all that and they were right: Walmart’s deals on an iPhones include a $75 gift card with the purchase of $45 5C or $189 5S, with contract.
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