2019 Black Friday TV Deal Guide – RTINGS.com

2019 Black Friday TV Deal Guide – RTINGS.com


Hi, I’m Daniel from RTINGS.com. Alright, so the holiday season is approaching
so in this video we’re going to go over what you should know if you’re looking to
catch a Black Friday TV deal. We’ll start by talking about the yearly
price cycle for TVs, and when you can expect to find the best deals. We’ll then go over what you should look
out for when buying a TV this holiday season. We’ll talk about Black Friday specific models,
and if they are lower quality. In this video we’ll mention a few early deals
that are available at the moment, but they are time sensitive so you can see the links
in the description box below for our deals page. We’ll be keeping this deals page continuously
updated and manually curated through to Cyber Monday. So this is the typical pricing behavior of
most TVs. Most models from major manufacturers like
Samsung and LG are released around Spring. At release they are very expensive though,
and typically not worth buying over the cheaper models from last year. You can see a few examples here of previously
popular models and their pricing trends. The first holiday season price drops typically
begin a few weeks before Black Friday, as flyers are released and price matching occurs
between retailers. At the time of this video, many retailers
including BestBuy have announced some of their Black Friday deals and price drops have already
begun. Overall, the weeks leading to and including
Black Friday are usually the best time to buy a TV, as it is the most competitive with
sales occurring from pretty much all retail stores and online. Traditionally, Black Friday sales have largely
been for in-store deals while Cyber Monday is for online retailers, but this is no longer
really the case as the whole holiday weekend is a high-sales period. Something to note is that after Black Friday
or Cyber Monday the price of most TVs tends to rise back up a bit. After this point it is harder to predict what
happens, as some models continue to stay at a higher price until they are discontinued
and replaced by a newer variant, but it can happen that a TV receives further price drops
as stocks dwindle. For most people though, the weeks leading
to Black Friday are the best time of year to buy a TV as availability is very high and
there’s a lot of competition between retailers. Alright, so now we’ll talk about what you
should look for when shopping for TV deals this Black Friday season. The whole market receives a price drop, so
if you’re looking for a TV then this is the best time. Having said that, the dollar amount of the
price drop isn’t the most important. In some cases, the dollar amounts may even
be inflated by price rises beforehand. It could also be based off the RRP or recommended
retailer price, which for TVs is often meaningless because they tend to sell for well below this
price normally. As a result, you’re best to ignore the magnitude
of the price drop completely and instead focus on the absolute price and the performance. Compare the TV to other TVs you can find at
the same price to find what’s best for you. In some cases, the best deal for you may be
on one of last year’s models that’s on sale. Now, some TV models aren’t available throughout
the year, and then only appear in shops a few weeks before Black Friday. These special Black Friday models tend to
be slight variations of other more mainstream TVs, with a different model code and slightly
reduced feature set. For example, they may have a slightly more
basic remote, fewer HDMI ports, or be missing Bluetooth. They are typically priced very low, and offer
some of the best deals during Black Friday. Many people are concerned that they may be
lower quality – after all, if they lower the price then where are these savings coming
from? We don’t have data about the reliability
of these TVs, but most TVs nowadays last for about the same time, around three to five
years. Consumer electronics tends to follow a bathtub-curve
for reliability, so if something goes wrong it is typically early in the life of the product,
but if it outlasts the manufacturers warranty then you’re unlikely to have any problems. With this in mind, some people will be unlucky
just like when buying any product, but for most people we don’t expect it to be an
issue. Also for most people, these missing features
don’t matter too much which makes them a great buy. Because these special variants are largely
unheard of before Black Friday, they often haven’t been reviewed and it is hard to
get much information on how they perform. In these cases, look through our reviews for
a model number that’s similar – the performance should be in the same ballpark. Now, other TV models are available throughout
the year but only at certain retailers. An example of this in 2019 is the Samsung
RU7200, which is only available at Walmart. We haven’t tested it, but it appears to be
the same as the Samsung RU7100 we tested. These retailer specific variants tend to have
a very similar feature-set and performance to the more widely available models, but like
the Black Friday special variants there may be small differences. This different model code allows retailers
to prevent price-matching. Again because it can be hard to find reviews
for these models that are less wide-spread, check for a model number that looks similar
and the performance should be in the same ballpark. So with that said, if you’re looking for
a TV deal then Black Friday is usually the best time to shop. To help you find the best buy, we’re maintaining
a deals page on our website to keep track of the best deals and the lowest prices, along
with links to detailed reviews and measurements. You can check it out in the links in the description
box below, and while we only covered TVs in this video, we also maintain a deals page
for headphones, monitors and soundbars. We’ll continue updating these pages to catch
all the deals through to cyber monday. If you find a deal which we haven’t included
yet, then let us know in the comments below, via email, or in a discussion on the deals
page itself and we’ll update it right away. Thank you for watching, and see you next time!

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