The holidays are around the corner; Halloween ushers in a whirlwind holiday season, and shopping quickly takes precedence after Thanksgiving Day football games. Starting on Black Friday, many are up and out the door in the dark of early morning, ready to get a frugal start on their holiday shopping.
The National Retail Foundation has forecasted sales will reach $586.1 billion for the 2012 Holiday Season, and most consumers will be keeping an eye on holiday budgets. The NRF states, “As the most promotional time of the year, retailers will continue to look for ways to stand out, specifically with attractive deals on toys, electronics and apparel, even well before the ‘official’ start of the holiday shopping season….”
Just as the NRF predicted, Walmart announced its Black Friday deals on November 8, and chances are, other retailers will not be far behind. In addition to the traditional flyer, the NRF reports 52.9% of smartphone owners and 64.1% of tablet owners plan to research deals using their devices. Chances are, these tech savvy shoppers will be looking for the best holiday deals on technology.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring about a multitude of deals, but it can be difficult to wade through the information to find deals that are worth it. For anyone planning to fight the lines in the wee hours of the morning, or those opting for the privacy of Cyber Monday, it will be easy to keep up on the best deals on our sites.
But not all deals are created equal, and some devices aren’t worth the time or money. Visit the links below to see the best tablets, eReaders, smartphones, notebooks, desktops, printers, and digital cameras. Which of these will be discounted for Black Friday?
Tablets and eReaders
Tablets and eReaders will be popular gifts, and for anyone looking to purchase a tablet or eReader for a loved one this holiday season, TabletPCReview has created lists to help shoppers pick top tablets and eReaders for Android, Apple, and Windows.
Head over to TabletPCReview to see the best tablets and eReaders.
Cellphone carriers will soon be airing holiday commercials to advertise deals on a multitude of smartphones, making them a great gift with the right deal. To see if advertised deals are worth it, Brighthand has compiled lists of the best Android, Apple, and Windows smartphone devices this holiday season.
Head over to Brighthand to see the best iOS and Android smartphones.
Notebooks for a road warrior or a gamer require certain specs, and buyers looking for budget friendly options will want to ensure they get the features they need. NotebookReview has assembled lists to help readers find the best picks on business notebooks, multimedia laptops, and gaming notebooks.
Head over to NotebookReview to see the best laptops.
Digital cameras range from basic point and shoot, to point and shoots touting operating systems and wireless connectivity. Then there are more advanced cameras such as, DSLR cameras, cameras with interchanging lenses, and ultrazoom cameras. DigitalCameraReview has created a guide for shoppers interested in purchasing a digital camera this holiday season.
Head over to DigitalCameraReview to see the best digital cameras.
Printers come with various options to suit everything from basic printing needs to professional needs. PrinterComparison has assembled lists to guide shoppers through the best picks this holiday season on all-in-one’s, photo printers, printers for small offices or home offices, and even printers for small to medium sized businesses.
Head over to PrinterComparison to see the best printers.
Those interested in purchasing a desktop or an all-in-one this holiday season will want to read up on the different options, especially after the recent release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. DesktopReview has pulled together lists to help readers find desktops with the best performance for gaming, business needs, and more.
Head over to DesktopReview to see the best desktops.