Black Friday TV deals are coming up fast with the biggest sales event of the year tantalizingly close. With so many big Black Friday TV sales going on, it can be hard to know where to begin so we’re here to help you out. We’ve taken a look at the best Black Friday TV deals from 2020 and figured out what’s likely to happen in 2021. We’ve also looked at whether now is the best time to buy a new TV and what kind of price you should expect to pay as part of the Black Friday TV deals. No matter what your plans are and whether you’re looking to buy yourself a cheap HDTV or you’re looking to treat yourself to a super-smart 75-inch OLED TV, we’ve got all the best deals for you. Keep on reading while we decipher everything you need to know about these great Black Friday deals.
Best Black Friday TV Deals We Saw Last Year
When thinking about what to expect from the Black Friday TV deals this year, it’s worth checking out what happened in 2020. Black Friday TV sales were predictably strong in 2020 and they are a great indicator of what’s likely to come around this year too. After all, retailers are always keen to push great TV deals and after a very strange year, consumers were keen to grab great bargains to make their home life more enjoyable. As always, the pick of the Black Friday TV deals came from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg, and Target. Retailers such as B&H Photo and Video, Dell, and direct sources such as Samsung were also worth checking out thanks to offering some surprisingly good deals on key TVs.
Last year, we saw particularly great discounts on budget TVs. Brands like Hisense, TCL and Vizio meant that you could snap up a 50-inch 4K TV for under $300 with one particularly great bargain meaning you could snag a 50-inch TCL 4K TV for just $230 at Best Buy. Another deal at Target offered a 55-inch Hisense 4K TV for just $200 which made it ideal for slotting into your kitchen or adding to a child’s bedroom. More well-known brands such as Samsung got in on the action too with 50-inch 4K TVs from the brand for only $330 at Walmart. If you were keen to buy a more established brand, you really didn’t miss out on key bargains in 2020. Many of the TVs at this price continued to offer plenty of HDMI ports and smart TV functionality too so you really got the best value possible.
For anyone looking a little bigger too, it was easy enough to snap up a 65-inch 4K TV for a great price. Walmart offered a 55-inch Sony 4K TV for just $550 while there were 55-inch Samsung QLED 4K TVs at Walmart for under $600. For a brief time, Target even offered a 65-inch TCL 4K TV for just $230 — an amazing offer for anyone looking for a big-screen experience for less without sacrificing quality. Perhaps the biggest highlight was being able to snap up a 55-inch Vizio 4K OLED TV for just $900 which was a massive discount in 2020. OLED TVs are rarely this price now so anyone who snapped it up in 2020 really got a fantastic deal.
Those consumers looking for something even bigger still were in luck as well. All retailers were keen to ensure you got the big home cinema experience for less. That meant you could grab a 65-inch Samsung QLED 4K TV for under $900 or a 75-inch Samsung QLED for just $1,200 at Walmart, representing a saving of $500. All these TVs offered great features that would set you up for a number of years of great TV watching or gaming. If regular 4K was plenty for you, there was always a great 70-inch Vizio 4K TV for just $480 at Walmart too, or a stunning 75-inch LG 4K TV at Best Buy for only $650. All of these TVs remain ideal for gaming or big screen entertainment like watching the big game or your favorite blockbuster movies.
In many cases, stock flew out at speed thanks to the offers being so great and retailers only offering limited numbers to lure folk in. Fortunately, there always seemed to be something new to check out so the consumer still succeeded for the most part. There was truly something for every budget and size requirement during the Black Friday TV deals of 2020 providing you knew where to look.
What Black Friday TV Deals We Expect to See This Year
So, what are we going to see in the Black Friday TV deals in 2021? Honestly, we think it’s going to be pretty similar when it comes to great offers albeit with a more ‘latest technology’ feel to it. Technology has moved on a little in the past year so we’re hopeful that we will see more OLED and QLED TVs discounted in 2021. It’s highly likely that retailers will be keen to advertise their latest stock at a great price, as well as offer some older bargains for a super low price point.
It seems very likely that budget TVs will continue to be top sellers in a bid to entice anyone who still has some aging HDTVs in their home and are looking to upgrade to 4K for less. After all, when you can buy a new 4K TV for just $200 or so, why not make sure you have 4K in your kitchen, right? QLED and OELD remains most popular with home entertainment buffs and gamers with ordinary consumers happy to use 4K and still feel like they’re getting a great picture for less. Look out for some of the cheaper TV brands we’ve featured in our look at the best TV brands such as Hisense and TCL. Hisense tends to run a little cheaper than TCL but TCL packs in features like a great operating system so it makes it great value. That goes even more so during the Black Friday TV sales going on as cheap TVs turn even cheaper for a limited time only.
Potentially, the sweet spot for 4K TVs is going to be the 55-inch range. That’s just the right size for most living rooms or your bedroom as well depending on how much you love to watch TV in bed. We saw some great deals last year and we’re expecting to see similar here from most outlets. Look out for retailers like Best Buy or Walmart discounting the likes of TCL sets or Walmart’s Onn branded devices at this kind of price. Cheap is still cheerful, especially if you’re on a tight budget or simply looking for plenty of inches for your cash.
Elsewhere, it’s also very likely that we will see OLED and QLED 4K TV sets further reduced than they ever were in 2020. Black Friday TV deals like to stay current and we’re thinking it’ll be possible to grab a Vizio 55-inch OLED 4K TV for $900 again this year, much like in last year’s sale. We can always dream that it might get even lower but $900 is a pretty amazing deal anyhow. It might also be the time for LG’s budget OLED range to hit $1,000 if you’re looking for a more prestige brand for your money. LG remains the best TV brand for OLED technology so gamers in particular will be delighted if this happens. Don’t forget about Samsung’s QLED technology either with Samsung heavily discounting the range last year. That’s almost certainly going to happen again in 2021 and should be a great deal for many consumers. QLED looks gorgeous compared to 4K displays and is typically more affordable than OLED technology.
It’s also likely we will see huge discounts on similarly huge 4K TVs. While some people may prefer a smaller QLED or OLED TV set, if size is everything to you then we also anticipate seeing some great offers on 75-inch and 85-inch 4K TVs. With more people than ever watching and streaming from home, this is the prime opportunity to get a massive TV for less thanks to retailers keen to discount such huge sets. Basically, it’s the quickest and easiest way to enjoy a home cinema style experience at home without having to worry about setting up a projector. Expect a wide range of brands to be covered here including TCL, Vizio, Hisense, Samsung, LG and Sony. That should mean something for every budget.
Should You Buy a TV on Black Friday or Cyber Monday
With Black Friday TV deals often lasting throughout the long weekend, it can be hard to know whether you should buy a new TV on Black Friday or wait until Cyber Monday. In the past, Cyber Monday was the sweet spot for buying all things technology related. After all, it’s called Cyber Monday, right? These days though, you’re better off making a purchase on Black Friday. That’s because prices rarely drop further for Cyber Monday but stock can often run out by the time you get to the second big day of the sales season.
If you see a great deal on Black Friday that matches all your needs, go for it. Don’t delay as stock is often strictly limited, especially when the deals are extra good like a 4K TV for under $200. Generally, once the deal is gone, it’s gone so you won’t want to miss out here. Many retailers offer a form of price match guarantee anyhow so it’s very unlikely you’ll see the same TV at a retailer for less within a few days of the initial offer so you should be fine to snap it up immediately. If you do miss out, bear in mind this is the last sales season of the year so you might have to wait a long while to save so much cash again.
As always, when deciding when to buy — do make sure that you actually need a new TV and that you know your budget. It’s easy to get carried away during the Black Friday TV sales and it’s a poor deal if you don’t need the item or you can’t really afford it. Plan accordingly and do your research such as by reading up on the best TVs out there first so you get the best deal for you. With so many options out there, it can feel overwhelming so it’s a smart move to know what