When to buy a TV: January vs. Black Friday Deals

TV Deals-sales in January

January vs. BLACK FRIDAY
…It’s the great debate. The last couple of years, TV sales have blossomed during these prime buying seasons as prices have dropped dramatically, and demand has never been bigger for 1080p and big screens 55″ or larger, In FatWallet’s 2014 TV Buyer Survey, a3 in every 10 people surveyed said they are buying TV in 2014, and 32% of those said they will buy them during Super Bowl Sales (25% Black Friday Sales). No other sales event was even close.

Last November brought the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on big screen TV’s with more than 225 TV deals on Black Friday, including a 50″ 1080p HDTV for $229 and a 70″ 1080p HDTV for under $1,000 (see below). In January 2013, consumers bought 7.5 million TV’s, up from the record 5.2 million TV’s sold in January 2012 (NRF), and current TV deals on FatWallet are rampant since CES 2014.

So when is the best time to buy a TV? Actually, both January and Black Friday are the prime-time opportunities for TV buyers to save money and find the biggest selection of stores and models on sale. As you’ll see below, it’s kind of a win-win…if you miss out on Black Friday prices, especially those doorbusters, then January presents another round of solid TV discounts, and just in time to watch the Super Bowl…#OMAHA

2014 JANUARY TV Deals:

Walmart: Sceptre 32″ 720p LED HDTV – $179.00 (was $299.99) Free Shipping + 1.0% Cash Back

Best Buy: RCA 40″ LED Backlight 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV – – $249.99 (was $329.99) Free Shipping +1.5% Cash Back

Newegg: Westinghouse 40″ 1080p LED HDTV – $297.00 (was $499.99) Free Shipping +1.0% Cash Back

Newegg: Changhong 50″ 1080p LED HDTV – $399.99 (was $499.99) Free Shipping + 1.0% Cash Back

Walmart: Sceptre 50″ LED 1080p HDTV – $399.00 (was $599.99) +1.0% Cash Back

Amazon: Seiki Digital SE50UY04 50-Inch 4K UHD 120Hz LED HDTV – $607.30

Groupon: LG (55LN5200) 55″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV – $599.99 (was $899.99) Free Shipping + 6.0% Cash Back (was 3.0% )

Sears: Seiki 55” Class 4K 120Hz LED Ultra HDTV – $799.99 (was $1,499.99) 3.0% Cash Back

Sears: Sharp 60″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV – $899.99 (was $1,299.99) Free Delivery or In-store Pickup + 3% Cash Back

Best Buy: Samsung 65″ 1080p LED 120Hz HDTV – $999.99 in cart (was $1,499.99) Free Shipping + 1.5% Cash Back

2013 Black Friday TV Deals

Walmart: Funai 32″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV – $98.00 (was $198.00)

hhgregg: Samsung 40″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV (UN40EH5300) $399.99 (was $499.99)

Tiger Direct: Westinghouse 46″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (UW46TA2W) $299.99 (was $499.99)

Target: Element 50″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV $229.00 (was $599.99)

Best Buy: Sharp 50″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (LC-50LB150U) $399.99 (was $699.99)

Sams Club: VIZIO 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV (E55OI-B1E) $548.00

Best Buy: LG 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (55LN5100) $499.99 (was $999.99)

hhgregg: LG 60″ 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (60PN6500) $599.99 (was $849.99)

Tiger Direct: Seiki 65″ 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV (SE65JY25) $799.99 (was $1199.99)

Walmart: Vizio 70″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $998.00 (was $1698.00)

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