Typically, prices don’t hit bottom until Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday. This year, however, retailers are jumping the gun on holiday discounts and even offering price guarantees throughout the season.
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To account for low inventory and potential shipping delays, Ramhold advises shoppers to start holiday shopping early and shop as soon as prices start to drop.
“Make a list of everything you’re looking for,” she says. “If you see low prices, go ahead and get them. ”
Here is an overview of some of the offers already available:
- Walmart kicks off Black Friday online and in-store starting November 4 with a three-part event called Black Friday Deals. Discounts include a 55-inch Roku smart TV for $ 148 and a Lenovo IdeaPad for $ 149.
- From Amazon The Holiday Dash offers event is already underway. Savings include 30% off Lego, Pokemon, and Hot Wheels sets, as well as 40% off Levi’s and up to half off Bissell vacuums.
- Best buy also posted Black Friday tier prices on TVs, laptops, headphones, and home theater equipment. Plus, the electronics retailer offers a price guarantee, which means if the price drops before November 28, you can get a refund of the difference.
- Target extends its Black Friday into a month-long sale with in-store and online deals throughout November on home, electronics and clothing. And, just like Best Buy, buyers can get a price adjustment if the selling price drops further through December 24. The target will even match a lower price at another retailer if it falls within a 14 day period.
“It’s a great way to get people to shop now,” Ramhold said. “It’s going to be such a weird year – if I see something for a good price on November 1, I’m going to tear it up right away.” ”
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