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Black Friday sales are in full swing and, as always, there are tons of TV deals in the foreground. This is good news for anyone concerned about delivery delays and other complications in the supply chain. However, discounts and stocked shelves can be fleeting.
Here’s where and when to buy a TV and how to decide if a deal is worth it.
What are the best Black Friday TV deals in 2021?
We found more TV bargains than we can count. Here’s the rundown of a handful of our top picks:
Amazon’s Black Friday deals include a 50-inch Fire TV 4 Series 4K UHD Smart TV for $ 329.99 (regularly $ 469.99), available now.
Best Buy is now offering an Insignia Class F20 Series 24-inch LED HD Smart Fire TV for $ 99 ($ 70 savings) in stores and online.
Target is downgrading a 65-inch TCL Roku 4K Smart UHD HDR TV to $ 499.99 ($ 220 savings) online and in stores by Nov. 27.
Current offerings from Walmart include a 65-inch Samsung Class 4K Crystal UHD LED Smart TV for $ 568 (typically $ 647.99) online and in stores, where available.
Walmart will also be selling a 70-inch onn-class 4K Roku Smart TV as a “special purchase” for $ 398 online starting November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time online and on November 26th at 5:00 p.m. local time online Offer to shops. Walmart + members can access online listings four hours earlier.
Costco buyers can get an 86-inch LG NanoCell 4K UHD LED LCD TV for $ 1,999.99 and receive a $ 200 Costco Store Card with purchase. The deal won’t be available online until November 25th.
This is how you decide whether it is worth it
Many trade experts expect mediocre Black Friday deals compared to those of recent years. Discounts could be smaller. The high demand for high volume electronics and many retailers’ strategy of switching limited time offers could result in buyers missing out on peak savings or missing out on inventory.
If you have a specific TV in mind, the longer you wait the harder it gets to make a deal. But you will likely find a satisfactory bargain if you are open to various TV options.
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How to budget a television
Ideally, buying a new TV doesn’t mean you go into debt or affect your ability to pay for essentials. Set a spending limit based on how much money you will have left after paying for regular monthly expenses and other Christmas shopping. A simple table or Budget planner can help you work out these numbers.
Next, look for TV listings to find a suitable price and model. When comparing costs, pay attention to factors such as brand, screen size, and image quality. If Black Friday turns out to be the wrong time to buy, explore Ways to save money and budget until you’re ready.