As we enter November, shoppers and retailers have their eyes firmly fixed on only one thing — Black Friday. As we’re now just weeks away from the Black Friday season, stores and e-commerce platforms will be getting eager to unleash their special deals upon us.
So, what deals can we expect to see in the 2021 Black Friday shopping season? Due to the chipset shortage caused by the pandemic, don’t expect to see massive discounts on items such as tablets, smartphones and games consoles; a Sony PS5 for example, is currently almost impossible to find, although some retailers expect to be in stock again soon. The area of home goods may be your best place to look for slash-cut prices, with heavy discounts on anything from mattresses to TVs to coffee machines possibly lined up.
If last year was anything to go by, online retail sales will be explosive, while promotions in physical stores will likely be more muted, although we should see an uptick on last year’s performance.
Let’s take a look at what some of the best Black Friday deals of 2021 might be:
Vizio 55" OLED 4K TV
Best Buy provided us with possibly one of the best Black Friday deals we saw last year, in the form of the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $899.99. In fact, as far as we know, it is the lowest priced OLED TV we've ever seen. The 65-inch model was also $500 off. (The larger model is normally $400 off).
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress has to be one of the best mattresses around. This 5-star rated mattress is exceptionally comfortable and provides wonderful back support, and doesn’t get too hot at night. Last year Nectar slashed a whopping $300-$400 off the normal price (depending on model), and if that wasn’t enough, extras such as mattress protectors and pillows — worth several hundred dollars — were thrown in too.
Apple AirPods Pro
Last year we saw Apple’s AirPods Pro hit an all-time low of $169. That saw $80 stripped of the normal price and was one of the best Black Friday deals ever. We also saw Walmart match Amazon on price, and so far this year in 2021 we have seen AirPods Pro at just $179 setting them up for a further drop again this year.
Nespresso’s Essenza capsule coffee machine is a compact espresso maker that brews the perfect cup. Last year’s Black Friday deal saw Best Buy slash the price in half from $199 to just $99. The Aeroccino 3 milk frother was also part of the deal, making it one of the best Black Friday kitchen appliance offers we've seen.
Echo Dot (4th Gen)
Amazon’s Echo Dot is famed for hitting a new low price on Black Friday, as we saw last year too. Although at that time is was a recently released product, Amazon cut the price to just $28. Additionally, it was bundled with a choice of either a free smart bulb or 6 months of free Amazon Music Unlimited.
Bose 700 Headphones
Comfortable to wear and stylish, the Bose 700 headphones are one of the best noise-cancelling headphones out there, and during last year’s Black Friday deals we saw them discounted $100 from $399 to $299.
Last year saw sales of board games skyrocket due to the quarantine situation caused by the pandemic, and currently, popular games such as Sorry, Battleship and Jenga have up to 40% off at Amazon, and as we approach Black Friday season, expect to see discount deals from other retailers too.
Kovol Sprint 120W Desktop Charger
For those of you looking for great deal on a PD charger, look no further than Kovol’s very own hot-off-the-press 120W 4-port Desktop Charging Mate. This in-demand USB-C charger is comprised of the latest GaN II technology and is capable of supplying up to 100W to a single MacBook Pro 16” for rapid charging in just 1.7 hours.
When is Black Friday in 2021?
This year Black Friday is November 26, however as usual expect to see Black Friday deals well in advance of this date with many online retailers historically starting their deals at the beginning of November.
Where to look..
Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart are typically the go-to retailers people look to for the biggest cut-price deals, but it also depends a lot on what you want to buy. For example, the aforementioned retailers have the biggest discounts on items such as 4K TVs, laptops, and smartwatches, but for clothes and home goods, you may want to also check Macy's, Wayfair, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Mattress and bedding retailers also tend to have the best deals on the products they specialize in, even undercutting the likes of Amazon and Macy’s.
As a rule of thumb, consider the items that you want to buy during the Black Friday season and look around at different retailers for the best deal for that item.
Happy Black Friday shopping from all of us here at the Kovol Blog Team!