Best Black Friday electronics deals
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and most Americans are preparing for a day with family followed by a mad, 5 a.m. sprint to the nearest stores to grab their holiday gifts at huge discounts. But with so many stores and a limited amount of time to hit them all before all the good stuff is gone, seeking out the best deals on the latest and greatest gadgets and electronics devices can be difficult.
Sure, the big-box stores will have electronics, but they might not have exactly what you’re looking for. If you can narrow down your selection or know the category for which you’re searching, you can try stores that will offer a larger selection geared toward you. For example, if you’re in the market for video games, you ought to hit up GameStop. For some computer components and mobile devices, try Radio Shack. There are lots of options out there, and knowing where to shop will get you that for which you’re looking.
Don’t forget less-assuming shops
Sure, you can do most of your electronics shopping at a few places, but often great deals can slip by under your nose if you don’t know to look for them. Consider Sears, for example. The iconic store might be known for things such as appliances, but you can often find selections of video games, computers and other cool devices there as well. You can also get software and hardware you might not expect from places like Staples and Office Depot, and you may just beat the crowds at the same time.
There are plenty of great electronics deals, online and off, on Black Friday. Searching a bit will let you find exactly what you want for the best price possible.
The bigger stores still have deals, so do some comparison shopping
The first thing you’ll need to do is find out what’s being offered and where. Your best bet is to start with stores that are similar – check Walmart, Target and Best Buy together, for example – and figure out which store has the best in-store deals online offerings. You should also take into account coupons and cash back offerings — Walmart provides 5 percent, Target offers 4 percent, and Best Buy offers 3 percent.