(Newswire) 2014 Black Friday ads are sure to focus on tech products, featuring creative ways to discount new iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a slew of other new android tablets, smartphones and accessories. The bigger buzz may just be the fact that Amazon and many other big retailers will be offering exclusive early access to Black Friday deals and doorbusters, clouding early store openings and why shoppers should even go to the store.
With these new smartphones and tablets already available, weeks ahead of pre-Black Friday sales, FatWallet is forecasting the biggest discounting ever on consumer electronics, mobile devices and accessories from earlier versions and models. Smart holiday shoppers will keep an eye out for a record number of Black Friday clothing deals, and increased store-wide discounting from fashion brands like Levi’s, Nike, AERO coupons and Kate Spade. Many of these 50% or better with free shipping (if purchase qualifies), will extend beyond Thanksgiving weekend, making for some of the best Cyber Monday deals.
- HDTV Deals: Following a record number of Super Bowl TV deals last February and a year of consistent discounting on quality models, expect more and better Black Friday TV deals than last year with 42” HDTVs under $250, 50” under $300, quality smart HDTVs and off-brand 4k TVs under $500. See all TV predictions.
- Laptop Deals: Basic 15” laptops below $200, mid-level touch-screen laptops below $300. Hybrids like the ASUS Transformer below $400, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 below $600 and Black Friday Macbook deals from $150-$250 off list. See all LAPTOP predictions.
- Tablet Deals: A slew of new tablet launches will create cheaper prices than last Black Friday on Galaxy Tab 3 under $120, Nexus 7 below $100 and Kindle Fire HDX below $150. New iPad Air 2 deals and iPad Mini 3 deals will come with gift cards up to $100 during Black Friday. See all TABLET predictions.
- Smartphone Deals: Top stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target to offer iPhone 5S deals for $0 with bonus in-store gift cards (w/2 year contract). Gift cards will also drive the price down on new iPhone 6 deals, possibly as low as $99 for 16GB models, and for new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 deals. See all Cell Phone predictions.
- Gadgets and Video Game Deals: Xbox One bundles for $350, PS4 deals bundles around $400, iPod Nano and iPod Touch deals at $89 and $200, respectively, and Beats Solo HD under $150. Black Friday streaming media player deals will be a strong with Roku 3 deals below $70 (currently under $80 w/up to 4% Ebay cash back) and expect Apple TV deals below $80 (w/gift card incentives from stores like hhgregg and Meijer). See all VIDEO GAME and GADGET predictions.
- Toy Deals: Influence from blockbuster kids movies and video games from LEGO, Disney’s Frozen, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Skylanders will be the buzz. Black Friday LEGO deals and Disney Frozen deals alone will lead bigbox discounts as stores like Walmart, target and Toy R Us will compete with up to 40% off top branded toys from Mattel, Fisher Price, Vtech and Hasbro. Prices on older toys like the Furby, last year’s Razor scooters, Doc McStuffins sets and Monster High dolls and accessories will be much lower than last Black Friday. See all TOY predictions.
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About this Series (NEWSWIRE RSS): Black Friday Deals Predictions [and review] is an in-depth series from FatWallet.com that includes Black Friday Predictions for 2014 and a review of the top stores, brands, products and deals from the 2013 holiday shopping season. Series content is based on 2013 sales and shopping activity from FatWallet’s Black Friday Ads which featured 37,000 deals, 7,000 Doorbusters, 13,000 deals under $20 and +110 retailer ad flyers (including Thanksgiving Sales and 2013 Cyber Monday Deals).
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