The holiday shopping season is upon us, and many Americans will be lined up at stores across the country on Nov. 24 to get their hands on a sweet Black Friday deal.
About 164 million people--69% of the U.S. population--plan to shop during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. Last year, online purchases on Black Friday alone drove more than $3 billion in sales, according to Adobe.
In truth, many retailers are already open on Thanksgiving Day. , , and are approaching Black Friday with a two-shift strategy. (See which stores are open here.) And there’s no guarantee you need to leave the house for savings--look no further than Amazon and Walmart.
But not all stores are created equal. If you’re a big fan of big box retailer , there are some great deals to be had--even if you’re not a member.
A 55-inch curved Samsung LED TV for $980
Covetable curved televisions have been on the market for a few years now, but they’ve been rather pricey in the past. That’s changing. For the holiday Costco is offering a 55-inch Samsung version--model UN55MU850DFXZA, which usually sells for $1,299--for less than a grand. It’s got all the modern fixins, so to speak: 4K ultra high resolution (3840 by 2160 pixels), LED technology, 4 HDMI inputs, 3 USB inputs, and Wi-Fi support. It’s available for $979.99, no membership necessary.
An Xbox One S Bundle for $210
What comes after Thanksgiving? The winter holiday season, of course. If you’re thinking about picking up a gift for a gamer in your life, but don’t like all of the bloated bundles offered across the web, look no further than this lithe version--a Xbox One S with 500 gigabytes of storage, two controllers, and a three-month game pass. It’s the simplest way to get your hands on the popular game console (short of buying it ? la carte) without buying a bunch of games you don’t want to play. It’s available for $209.99, no membership necessary.
A Dyson Upright Vacuum Cleaner for $270
Dyson’s finely designed wares are also pretty pricey, which makes a Black Friday deal that much sweeter. Costco has included two Dyson vacuum cleaners as part of its promotion; the upright “Ball Animal” version, which is advertised as having the strongest suction of any vacuum cleaner and usually retails for around $400, is available for $269.99--but you’ve got to be a Costco member.
A Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop for $700
OK, so your computer is on the fritz and you want something a little more mobile--but the notion of getting all of your work done on a tablet computer is a little disconcerting. The rise of the modern convertible laptop makes that choice far easier, and Black Friday makes it cheaper, too. Costco is selling a 15-inch Dell Inspiron model--the 5000 Series, with an Core i7 processor, 8 gigabytes of memory, and 256 gigabytes of storage, running on Microsoft Windows 10 and touting both a touch screen and physical keyboard--for about $150 less than it usually is. It’s available for $699.99, no membership necessary.
A Pair of UE Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers for $130
There are many Bluetooth-connected speakers in this world, but precious few are built to withstand being immersed in water. You can toss the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom into your bathtub or your backyard pool--it doesn’t matter, it will keep on ticking. It’s a pretty potent little gadget, and you can use two of them in tandem for even more, well, boom. A single Wonderboom usually costs $80; for Black Friday, Costco has a two-pack available for $129.99.
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