Another bonus: Amazon is offering free standard shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase amount (and, no, you dont have to be a Prime member to take advantage). Most items will ship within five to eight business days and be at your doorstep in time for holiday gift-giving.
If youre mapping out a shopping strategy now so you dont miss out on any must-have deals, weve got you covered. We asked several shopping experts — RetailMeNot.coms shopping and trends expert Sara Skirboll, Hot Shopping Tips podcast host Lisa Lee Freeman, CardRates.coms credit strategist Brittney Mayer and Cheapism.com staff writer Saundra Latham — to weigh in on which hot-ticket items will have the deepest discounts this year on Amazon. Heres what they had to say.
BeatsX Headphones. Electronics accessory items are a smart buy from Amazon on Black Friday, RetailMeNots Skirboll says. If youre on the market for a quality pair of headphones at an affordable price, check out their Beats by Dre selection, she recommends. The brands BeatsX wireless in-ear headphones will be on sale for $50 (marked down from the current $120), Skirboll adds.
In the same way that big ticket electronics are offered at a huge discount over Black Friday (check them out here), many furniture companies offer doorbuster deals on normally expensive items like Turkish rugs, sectional couches, and leather armchairs. With offers up to 80 percent off, you can feel good about finally investing in that sought-after piece.
We recommend purchasing Beats by Dre headphones that are sold by and shipped from Amazon. This will help ensure youre purchasing an authentic product. You run the risk of receiving counterfeit headphones if you buy them from a third-party seller on Amazons Marketplace. (See 7 Signs Youre Buying a Counterfeit Product for more.)
Echo Dot. If youve been waiting for Amazons voice-controlled bluetooth speaker to go on sale, smart move. The Black Friday shopping weekend is the ideal time to stock up on Amazon-branded products including the Echo Dot, Hot Shopping Tipss Freeman says. The speaker is compatible with their popular virtual assistant Alexa and allows users to make calls, send messages, stream music (via Pandora, Sirius XM and Spotify), set reminder alarms, check the weather, get the news, plus more.
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There are a couple of different models that will be on sale for half-off, Freeman notes. The second-generation version (originally $40) will be a steal at $20. The third-generation Echo Dot is the latest model and currently sells for $50. Shoppers will need to be glued to their laptops to snag it at the Black Friday sale price of $24 before it sells out.
Fire TV products. Holiday shoppers will be able to buy Amazons Fire TV products from other retailers on Black Friday. However, those retailers wont be able to beat Amazons discounts on its own products, CardRates.coms Mayer notes. “[The e-commerce giant] can control the best pricing on these products for a limited time versus other retailers.”
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Expect prices on Amazons Fire TV Stick ($40) and Fire TV Cube ($120) to be marked down between 15% to 25% off, Mayer notes . The biggest discounts will be applied to previous generation models that dont have 4K streaming capabilities, she adds.
Kindle Paperwhite. With competition from other brands offering similar products with exclusive features, such as Koras Aura One, Amazon will be dropping prices on its popular e-reader, RetailMeNots Skirboll says. Last year, Amazons Kindle Paperwhite went on sale a few days ahead of the official Black Friday sale launch. It was priced at $90, marked down from $120. Thats 25% off. Expect a similar rollout and discount offer with the latest Kindle Paperwhite model (10th generation). Its regularly priced at $130 (so at 25% off, it would cost you about $98) and comes with upgraded features including more storage space (8GB vs. 4GB ), longer battery life and waterproof protection (lasts up to one hour in two meters of fresh water).
InstantPot Duo 8-Quart Programmable Pressure Cooker. Expect Amazons prices on popular small appliances to match that of big-box retailers on Black Friday, Cheapism.coms Latham says. The InstantPot Duo 8-Quart Programmable Pressure Cooker, which currently retails for $100, should be on sale for about $60 in order to compete with Walmarts, Targets and Kohls deals on the same item, she notes. Thats 40% off the current price.
KitchenAid Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer. If you have a foodie who likes to cook on your holiday gift list, KitchenAid stand mixers are always a good idea. While there will be several models on sale at various price points, KitchenAids Classic Plus Series 4.5-Quart mixer is one of the more affordable versions, Latham says. Originally priced above $300, Amazons Black Friday deal price should be between $180 to $190 — or about 40% off.
LEGO Building Block Sets. With discounts on in-demand toys such as LEGO building block sets ranging from 30% to 50% off, parents looking to score toy deals should peruse Amazon first before braving the crowds at brick-and-mortar storefronts, CardRates.coms Mayer recommends. The LEGO DUPLO Steam Train set is a must-have for pre-schoolers this holiday season, according to TheToyInsider.coms 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. The set is currently priced at $48 on Amazon. Shoppers can expect the Black Friday sale price to drop to about $33.
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Nerf Foam Blaster Toys. Mayer mentions Nerf as another coveted toy brand holiday shoppers will be clamoring for. The brands Nitro Double Clutch Inferno set is a top pick this season having been named one of the best holiday toys for kids age 5 and over by Parents magazine. It retails for $40, but Amazons Black Friday sale price will likely be around $28. Another popular Nerf toy is the Laser Ops Pro Alphapoint 2-Pack Laser Tag set, which is recommended for children ages 8 and up and lists for $45. Amazon has dubbed it a must-have for the holidays including it on Amazons Top 100 Toys list. The holiday sale price should be around $25.
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Its not often Nintendo products dip from their original retail price, but the Nintendo Switch Pro controller has a small discount on Walmart worth checking out. It may be a weeks away, but it doesnt hurt to start stocking up on controllers before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate rolls around!
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