WalletHub.com Shares Valuable Insights on the BEST (and WORST) Deals for Black Friday– and MORE!

Thanks to WalletHub.com for providing this really great information that will help you better manage your spending and your time spent shopping for great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!

With 51 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year, the personal-finance website, WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2018’s Best Things to Buy on Black Friday. WalletHub determined that 14 percent of items offer no savings compared with their pre-Black Friday prices.

 

 

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To find out whether shoppers are really getting the best deals, WalletHub compared the “Pre-Black Friday Price” against the actual Black Friday price of a broad selection of items. In doing so, WalletHub identified the offers that are truly worth the hassle of partaking in the year’s biggest shopping craze.

 

Top 10 Deals (Additional Discount for Waiting Until Black Friday)

1 Lifetime Storage Shed ($1,001)

2 KEF SPACE ONE Headphones ($569)

3 HP Envy Desktop 795-0050 ($290)

4 Samsung 7.4 ft. Electric Dryer ($365)

5 Samsung 55″ Smart UHD TV ($221)

6 Osaki OS-4000 Massage Chair ($399)

7 CAp Barbell Olympic Grip Weight Set ($259)

8 Werner 20 ft. Extension Ladder ($246)

9 HP Pavilion Convertible Laptop ($241)

10 Kenmore Elite 80373 Microwave ($329)

 

 

Top 5 Product Categories

1 Jewelry (73%)

2 Books, Movies and Music (48%)

3 Consumer Packaged Goods (46%)

4 Video Games (only the software) (39%)

5 Furniture (37%)

 

 

Worst 5 Product Categories

6 All Other Product Categories (35%)

7 Apparel & Accessories (33%)

8 Appliances (30%)

9 Consumer Electronics (26%)

10 Computers & Phones (25%)

 



Source: WalletHub

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-items-for-black-friday/16901/. This page has an actual list and lots of information to help you make a decision on your purchases.

 



Source: WalletHub

 

 

Methodology

In order to determine the best and worst items to buy on Black Friday, WalletHub first determined each item’s “Pre-Black Friday Price” by collecting its advertised price on Amazon.com between Oct. 19 and Nov. 15. For certain items, we collected two prices during that period and in such cases chose the lowest to represent the “Pre-Black Friday Price.”

We then collected the advertised price on 2018 Black Friday Ads for the same item on Black Friday in order to determine its “Black Friday Price.” Our sample excludes deals that did not have calculable percentage markdowns.

Finally, we ranked the items according to the overall difference in their prices between the two dates and determined which products would pay off the most for a shopper’s Black Friday hassle.

Sources: Data used to conduct this study were collected from BestBlackFriday.com and Amazon.com.
I would like to express my appreciation to WalletHub.com and their staff who have provided such great insights and important information that you can use to guide your purchases. Also if you wanted to do Christmas a bit differently this year because you want to spend less but give meaningful gifts, here’s an article from WalletHub.com that’s offers super-smart ideas on what/how you can give great gifts that cost very little – mostly the cost is in time: 16 (Nearly) Free Gift Ideas for the 2018 Holiday Season

My thanks to WalletHub.com and Diana Polk for this very helpful information.

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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