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Our Top Tips For Black Friday Deals and Sneak Peek Items

Take a look at our Black Friday guide and discounted products for a healthy shopping!

Our Top Tips For Black Friday Deals and Sneak Peek Items
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Black Friday is right around the corner and some of the leading retailers have already started to announce their discounts. However, most of the discounts account for the holiday season treats rather than being only for Black Friday. In a way, we can think of these discounts as appetizers before the main course and the main course is about to be served!

In order to differentiate these discounts, we need to understand what Black Friday is and what to expect from it. Therefore, let's dive into the origins and purpose of Black Friday to guide you on your Black Friday journey. Also, to give you a sneak-peek, you'll find the products that are most likely to be discounted for Black Friday.

These products are constantly updated on our site with the new developments so be sure to revisit this page to learn more about the discounts and latest developments for a rewarding Black Friday. Let’s begin our journey!

SEE ALSO: 15 SMART GADGETS TO CHOOSE FROM AMAZON HOLIDAY DASH

The Term ‘Black Friday’

In 1966, Martin L. Apfelbaum, Executive Vice President of the Earl P.L. Apfelbaum stamp store, wrote a column in The American Philatelist magazine; explaining why the police had started to use the term ‘Black Friday’ to describe holiday shopping madness following the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Apfelbaum wrote “‘Black Friday’ is the name which the Philadelphia Police Department has given to the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, it is not a term of endearment to them. ‘Black Friday’ officially opens the Christmas shopping season in center city, and it usually brings massive traffic jams and overcrowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing.”  

Considering the crowds and intense workload of the police force on that day, the term made sense back then, and thanks to the contribution of  Apfelbaum, ‘Black Friday’ was to be used for an American tradition that continues to this day.

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What and When is Black Friday

Basically, Black Friday is a shopping holiday celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. Shop owners and retailers run special discounts and sales lowering the price of popular products, toys, and tech gadgets on this day, usually starting very early in the morning.

Although it started as a single Friday following Thanksgiving, the popularization of the phenomenon led to a holiday of multiple days and even weeks for many retailers.

What to Look For on Black Friday

Originally, the Black Friday idea is linked with small shop owners and in favor of them. However, thanks to the globalization and the convenience of online shopping, big retailers with an abundance of their products such as Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy profit more from Black Friday.

In 2019, shoppers spent $7.4 billion online during Black Friday sales. This stat shows us how big the chart is and, inevitably there will appear some opportunists to use this holiday for their profit. Therefore, our team is ready to smartly guide you in your Black Friday journey.

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  1. Be sure to set a budget. It is quite easy to be dazzled by the prices and overspend on Black Friday. Prioritize what you need and set a limit for your wallet. At the end of the day, you would not want to end up with an empty wallet or products and items that you did not need in the first place. 
  2. Shop online. It is plausible to stay home and safe while purchasing items. Skip the stores and crowds in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Even if there were not a threat like COVID-19, we would still recommend shopping online as retailers have changed their policies and started offering their best deals online. 
  3. Be an early bird. Getting a head start is always in your favor in these kinds of situations. Deals do not only start early but also are in limited supplies. It is wise to do your shopping as early as possible to avoid missing the best deals.
  4. Read retailer reviews. Doing a quick Google search for the merchants’ names and products often provides the necessary information you need. Rather than evaluating individual comments, try to find patterns such as failure to fulfill orders, the fulfillment of the wrong items, damaged goods, or multiple poor customer services.    
  5. Read the return policies. Delayed shipments can occur due to the massive shopping traffic. In order to avoid being deceived, be sure that the return window of the item you have chosen is extended accordingly. 
  6. Watch out for sketchy sites and fake deals. As we mentioned before, there are a lot of opportunists to use Black Friday for their self-interest. Shop only from trusted websites and avoid shopping from sites with typos, sketchy designs, and deals that are too good to be true. 
  7. Do your research. Before purchasing an item, be sure to scan the site and read the policies regarding shipping, return, and warranty. Find the customer service information on the site and read the individual seller’s policies if it is possible.
  8. Prefer digital-wallet services. Major digital-wallet services such as PayPal or Amazon Pay are ideal for safe shopping. Remember, digital-wallet presence does not guarantee good customer service or policies but seeing it when you get to check-out is a good indicator of a trusted retailer. 

Discounted Items

Amazon has quite a number of discounts during the holiday season from Holiday Dash to Alexa’s birthday. Although it has not been officially announced yet, Amazon has started lowering prices in certain products.

Based on past experience and a fair number of  Black Fridays spent, our team connected the dots and prepared you a list of items that are most likely to be discounted on Black Friday. Be sure to check our list and revisit this page if you do want to get a head start as our products will be constantly updated.

Scroll down for this year's Black Friday items!

1. Sony X800H 55 Inch TV - Buy Now

Our Top Tips For Black Friday Deals and Sneak Peek Items
Source: Sony/Amazon

Thanks to its 4K HDR PROCESSOR, you will see 4K pictures, rich texture, and real-world details. If you are a gamer, its dedicated Game Mode will give you a smoother, more responsive gaming experience. Also, you can control this TV with your voice and smart home devices. Just say the name of the movie or the show you want to watch or manage tasks. With striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colors, this high-tech TV will take your viewing experience to another level. 

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2. Soundbar 700 - Buy Now

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Source: Bose/Amazon

You can find a combination of exceptional sound and sophisticated design in this soundbar. With built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, you can control this device using merely your voice, and thanks to its noise-rejecting mic system, it listens in every direction. You can control this device with your voice, its app, or context-sensitive universal remote, and thanks to its high connectivity, you can stream your music via Bluetooth, house Wİ-Fİ network, and more. By using its sync technology, you can also pair it with other speakers of the same brand for a multi-room listening experience.

3. Quantum HDR Smart TV - Buy Now

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Source: Samsung/Amazon

If you want to enhance your viewing experience, this option is definitely something you should consider. With its powerful processor, using deep learning AI, everything you watch will be in stunning 4K. If you are a fan of action-packed movies and sports, this TV might be the best fit for you as it minimizes motion blur o screen with its 240 motion rate. Thanks to its quantum HDR feature, you will see an expanded range of colors and details.

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4. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones - Buy Now

 

 

Our Top Tips For Black Friday Deals and Sneak Peek Items
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Wired headphones are a thing of the past and Bose shows you why it is so with its headphones. Keep your phone in your pocket because you can reach your voice assistant with just a touch of a button or by using merely your voice for music, navigation, and more.

Its adjustable unrivaled noise canceling ability will enable you to turn any environment into a work or meditation space. Bose’s stainless-steel headband and angled ear cups are made both for your comfort and style.

5. Gaming Headset - Buy Now

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Source: JBL/Amazon

This product is for gamers because in competitive gaming sound can be the fine line between life and death. With quantum surround technology this headphone is engineered for accuracy and delivers immersive gaming audio so that players do not skip a beat. Thanks to its boom microphone allowing users to focus on teammates’ voice with echo canceling technology, you will not get distracted by background noise. With this headphone on your head, you will feel as if you are on the battlefield.

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6. True Wireless Earbuds - Buy Now

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Source: Samsung/Amazon

If you want an earbud option, these wireless headphones are just for you. With an AKG-tuned 12mm speaker and enhanced bass tone, everything you listen will be in studio-quality sound. With active voice cancelation, you can block out background noise on any place and tap again to let in surrounding live sounds like colleagues’ voices, street traffic. You can use your always-on voice assistant to order coffee or send a message using merely your voice. 

7. Robot Vacuum - Buy Now

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Source: iRobot/Amazon

Vacuuming is a tiring chore and minutes after you are done with it you can still see bread crumbs on the kitchen floor or ashes in your living room again.

Constantly vacuuming your house seems impossible for anyone, considering other chores and works you are supposed to do. However, this robot vacuum with a Premium 3-Stage Cleaning System and 5X the Power-Lifting Suction got you covered for good.

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Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, you can use your voice to start cleaning! You can also use the iRobot Home app for comprehensive and thorough cleaning.

This robot is a great option for pet owners as well, thanks to its unique dual multi-surface rubber brushes, the robot does not get tangled with pet hair and your floor stays clean!

8. 23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service - Buy Now

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Source: 23andMe/Amazon

Have you ever wondered who your ancestors are, where you are actually coming from? Here is a chance to learn for good! Discover your ancestry composition and where in the world your DNA is from across 2000+ regions. You can explore your traits with this product. With reports like hair photobleaching and freckles see what your DNA might have to say about your taste and smell preferences. 

9. TP-Link N300 WiFi Extender - Buy Now

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Source: TP-Link/Amazon

Since it's come into our lives, the Internet has never failed to seize us. Considering the lockdown and recent events, the importance of the Internet has become much more prominent than ever.

Thankfully, the majority of the world has access to stable and fast Internet but some of us still have dead zones in our houses and lag problems. TP-Link’s WiFi extender is here to solve your problems with just two simple taps!

10. Apple MacBook Air - Buy Now

Our Top Tips For Black Friday Deals and Sneak Peek Items
Source: Apple/Amazon

This year most of us have probably used our computers way too much than we were supposed to and Black Friday is the perfect time to replace your old tech gadgets with the new ones. With the tenth-generation Intel Core i3 processor, Iris Plus Graphics, and Fast SSD storage, this MacBook Air will finish your high-performing computer search. 

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