On average, Americans watch upwards of five hours of television every day. Combined with last year’s $3.07 billion spent on Cyber Monday, the purchase of a telly is a likely investment for thousands of people once November 28, 2016 rolls around.
So what sales are apt to send consumers scrambling to their iPads and computers to snag the hottest items? We’ve rounded up predictions from the professionals so that you don’t have to.
HDTV bargains make some of the most even-tempered among us whirl into a frenzy on Black Friday.
Yet you don’t need to stand out in the cold, nor wait in lengthy lines, to score a great deal on one this year.
If you plan to shop with any of the major retailers that offer a wide selection of televisions, you’re apt to find some HDTVs for under $100.
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We do the hard work of sniffing through hundreds of Cyber Monday TV deals and a variety of retailers – In order to give you the best deals possible.
3D and 4K
If we’re to believe the forecast, HDTVs will be marked down as much as 50 percent on the big day.
In short, that means retailers are flirting with the notion of reducing the cost of 3D and 4K televisions up to $1,000 from every day prices.
LED & OLED
Anticipate a great deal of discounts on LED HDTVs, but don’t dismiss the idea that there will be noteworthy bargains on OLED TVs as well.
Sales for the OLEDs were only introduced in 2014. In other words, they’re new; they’re expensive; and they are worth taking a second look at if you’re in the market for a flashy television.
While it’s fairly expected that large discounts accompany LG televisions, it’s worth checking out the reductions other popular brands offer this year.
Vizio, Samsung, Sceptre and RCA are among those anticipated to have substantial markdowns. As the prices slowly creep lower on smart TVs, it’s reasonable to think there will also be worthwhile deals on Sony Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and models from other hot brands.
Quite often, predictions for Cyber Monday deals stem from Black Friday discounts. This year is no exception.
Though Target is usually a brick-and-mortar outfit, they’re expected to offer some Cyber Monday discounts that may surprise us this year.
Predictions suggest that you’ll be able to purchase an Element 55″ 4K LED Smart HDTV for under $400. The Samsung 60″ 1080-pixel 120HZ LED HDTV will be a delightfully low $697, while a basic 32″ LED HDTV by Samsung will hurt the pocketbook by a mere $177.
Topping this year’s list of most-anticipated televisions, the 55″ Samsung 4K LED Curved HDTV won’t slide past $1,000 for Cyber Monday.
Meanwhile, the 70″ Vizio Smart LED HDTV will top out at $898. That said, the prices at Walmart appear slightly higher than Target for popular TVs, specifically the Samsung 32″ LED HDTV.
It’s worth noting that Amazon focused 2015 on matching other retailers rather than undercutting them.
Nonetheless, they remain a popular avenue to travel if you want to shop from the comfort of your sofa.
During the Black Friday week, they revealed new discounts every five minutes, many of which were lightning deals that required a quick response before available quantities sold out. Amazon employs some interesting marketing techniques that add a fair bit of mystique.
For instance, last year they revealed sales for televisions minus the brand names. Options ranged from a 32″ LED TV for $75 to a 50″ 1080p LED HDTV for $150. It’s reasonable to expect similar deals in 2016. The most common prediction for Amazon’s Cyber Monday suggests steep discounts for the Fire TV & on popular HDTV Brands.
Wherever you plan to get your Cyber Monday game on, know that HDTVs will be a favored item. From Curved to Fire, it’s clear that steep discounts will be had.