Black Friday this year falls on November 28, the day after Thanksgiving Thursday in the United States, which is known for its shopping spree every year with a long weekend to follow pushing customers out of their offices and homes.
With a call by Blacks to boycott the day, it remains to be seen whether this year’s shopping spree beats last year’s record or falls dramatically.
Similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth nations, Black Friday marks retailers to announce huge discounts and freebies for holiday shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005 and this year too retailers like Target, Best Buy and WalMart. In addition, e-retailer Amazon is offering online discounts on Balck Friday.
In 2013, approximately 141 million U.S. consumers shopped on Black Friday, and the amount spent on the day reached $57.4 billion, while online sales too touched a whopping $1.2 billion.
On this particular day, retailers keep their doors open from 6:00 a.m. in the morning to 8:00 pm in the evening. In 2011, for the first time several top retailers including Target, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Best Buy, and Bealls opened shops till midnight.
However, this year, Black Friday will not be open till midnight in many places but at least till 8 pm. Some of the major deals offered this year include mostly on TVs from 1080p to 4,000. Otherwise, old model iPads, tablets are given high discounts this year.
Here are some best Black Friday deals this year, which show the discounted prices.
40-inch 1080p LED TV for $119 (Amazon)
Toshiba 50-inch LED TV $199 (Amazon)
Vizio 65-inch Class Smart LED HDTV for $648 (Walmart)
Vizio 50″ Smart LED 4K Ultra HDTV for $698 (Walmart)
LG 60-inch 1080p 3D smart TV with two pairs of 3D glasses for $749.99 (eBay)
Samsung 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV with $30 Target gift card for $477.99 (Target)
Element 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $119 (Target)
Apple iPad mini 2 16GB for $224 (Best Buy)
Apple iPad Air 16GB for $299 (Staples)
Amazon Kindle for $49 (Amazon)
Amazon Fire HD 6 for $79 (Amazon)
Lenovo Y50 gaming laptop for $999.99 (Newegg)
Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series for $279.99 (Office Depot)
PlayStation 4 bundled with Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us: Remastered or Lego Batman 3 and LittleBigPlanet 3 for $399.99 (Toys r Us)
Xbox One bundled with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and a $50 Target gift card for $329.99 (Target).