Black Friday predictions: $5 tablet, $94 laptop

Posted at 11:48 AM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-05 11:48:42-04

It's October, and stores are starting to get into the holiday mode.

We're not talking Halloween...we're talking Christmas. Already craft shops are fully decked out for the season. Macy's is starting to put up Christmas trees, and the first Black Friday ad of the seasonhas just been leaked.

At the same time, we're already getting predictions about what we will see on sale for Black Friday 2015.

$94 Laptops, $5 Tablets

The websiteBest Black analyzed last Thanksgiving night sales, and current price trends, and listed the following predictionsfor Thanksgiving night 2015.

  • 40 inch HDTV's will start at $110
  • 50 inch HDTVs, as low as $175.
  • Apple's new iPad Air 2 will go for $375.
  • Laptops will be priced as doorbusters as low as $94 , with average prices of $299.
  • Generic Android tablets will start as low as $5, just to get you in the door.

60 inch HDTV's: $549

The more established savings meantime, is a bit more conservative in its predictions, but still lists some great prices.

DealNews says look for:

  • 60 inch HDTV's for $549
  • Laptops for $99 as doorbusters, $300 on average
  • $100 off iPads (via gift cards)
  • Android tablets as low as $15

However, DealNews says be careful buying tablets for less than $50, even for a child. 

It says many have security issues, and we have reported before, some can break in just a few days.

Doesn't That Stink?

But from the doesn't that stink file, why getting some of those low prices will be very tough, unless you want to wait in line for hours.
Those $5 tablets and $94 laptops will be purely doorbusters, meaning you'll have to spend Thanksgiving afternoon in line if you want them in most cases.

Oh yes, most stores will open 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening again, and for traditionalists who like their turkey dinner, you might say doesn't that stink?

You decide if it's worth it, so you don't waste your money.


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