Black Friday is officially here. And if you didn’t break your spending budget shopping online on Thanksgiving Day, there is no shortage of deals to be had both in the stores, and on the websites of many of the nation’s largest retailers.
Electronics, whether they be smartphones, laptop computers or TVs are, of course, some of the most-popular items on sale. But shoppers can also find big deals on clothing, appliances and other items without too much trouble. Altogether, Adobe Analytics, a division of San Jose-based Adobe Systems that tracks consumer spending, estimates that consumers will spend $7.5 billion on Black Friday this year.
So, in the event you are still debating about whether to do your Christmas and holiday shopping today, here’s a look at where some products can be found that might fill up your end-of-the-year wish lists.
The nation’s largest retailer will see some of the nation’s largest crowds come through its doors, and go to its website on Friday. TVs are among the products with big price cuts, as an RCA 70-inch 4K UHD Roku Smart LED TV can be found for $549.99, down from its original price of $899. If you’re looking for something smaller, Wal-Mart has a Samsung 40-inch Smart LED TV for just $177.99.
Like Wal-Mart, Target has big Black Friday discounts on electronics and appliances. A Google Home Mini smart speaker with Google Home Assistant is available for $19.99, as opposed to its regular price of $49. If you still haven’t gotten on the Instant Pot craze, the 6-quart version of the popular pressure cooker is available for $49, or a 51% discount from its regular $99.95 price. If you spend $50 today, Target will also give you a coupon for 20% off a purchase at the store between Dec. 3 and Dec. 14.
Yes, the old, reliable JCPenney is still around, and offering discounts on clothing and other items. For example, women’s boots that are normally priced between $60 and $80 are on sale for $19, any size of Skyway Chesapeake brand luggage is available for $49.99, down from $170 to $210, and nearly all Disney-themed toys, including those tied to “Frozen II”, are 50% off their original prices.
Of course Amazon has Black Friday deals. And among those are big savings on many Apple products. The previous model of the 13-inch MacBook Air laptop is available for $649.99 as opposed to its original price of $1,000. The price of the newest model of the MacBook Air has also be trimmed by $100 to $999. The newest Apple AirPods, which come with a wireless charging case, are marked down to $154.99 from $199, and the prior AirPod model is on sale for $139.99, down from $159.