Every year reports appear ahead of Black Friday declaring its death. The most hyped shopping event is though far from dead and still one of the best opportunities to score deals if you know how.
Black Friday has very long history that we have captured earlier this year in this extensive Black Friday History report. It has changed though quite a bit in recent years not only because of the advances in online shopping. If you know how Black Friday works, you can score the best deals of the year. There are of course plenty of bad deals because of the tremendous hype that surrounds Black Friday. Each year ahead of Black Friday reports appear that either say Black Friday is dead or like in this new report of ABC's Channel 9 (WCPO) Black Friday is so yesterday. The Report in the series "Don't Waste Your Money" hosted by John Matarese cites results from a Wall Street Journal analysis of 6 years of pricing data.
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The analysis comes to the conclusion that the overall prices are not on Black Friday. Items like blenders, sweaters, toys, holiday items are cheaper in mid-December. Name Brand TVs are deemed to be cheaper before Black Friday. According to the report video game consoles and tablets are cheapest on Thanksgiving Day.
The results of the price analysis are not wrong in general. What is though important here is that Black Friday sales already starts early November. The whole month is Black Friday. The actual Black Friday is almost an afterthought as the Black Friday creep has moved the sale to Thanksgiving Day. Especially the online Black Friday sale has basically ended when the actual Black Friday begins as deals are sold out.
Our Black Friday 2014 coverage will kick off in high gear once the first Black Friday deals are offered online after Halloween. We will analyze Black Friday ads and deals again for you as in the past years to point you to the best Black Friday deals of the season. Black Friday is so not yesterday, if you know how to play it.
BLACK FRIDAY 2014
When is Black Friday 2014? Black Friday 2014 is on November 28th.
Again Black Friday retailers will have a whole month to market Black Friday 2014 deals. We will bring you extensive news, ads, deals and reviews of all what Black Friday 2014 has to offer and will guide you to the hottest bargains like we did in the past years.
The Black Friday sales event is bigger than ever and extends into the steadily growing Cyber Monday sales event. Cyber Monday 2014 will be on December 1, 2014.
Check out the lists of the best Black Friday 2013 Deals the best Cyber Monday 2013 Deals, to set your exceptions to which deals you can expect this year. It is not clear yet if we will see any new hot product trends for 2014. So far it looks like we will again focus on TVs, Tablets and smartphones. Last year the new Xbox One and PS4 did not play a role in Black Friday sales. That will change this year. We will see great Sony PS4 Black Friday 2014 deals and Xbox One Black Friday 2014 Deals.
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Check out Black Friday 2014 Countdown to find out how many days are left to wait until Black Friday 2014. New to Black Friday? Check out this in-depth report on the history and secrets of Black Friday.