Black Friday sales happen on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day in the US, which comes on the fourth Thursday of November. Since 1952, the day of Thanksgiving has marked the start of Christmas shopping season.
There are many interesting facts to find in the history of Thanksgiving. Black Friday is technically not a traditional holiday; it was coined in the past few decades by merchants, who wanted to boost their own sales for the holidays.
This year is historically different from the past because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought crises upon humanity’s health and livelihoods. Second phase of lockdown has started in various countries including US, UK, and most of Europe. The reason being, coronavirus cases has reached 58,712,326 in numbers while 1,388,528 people have died till now.
This year most of the Black Friday sales will be online, since pandemic may bar brick and mortar stores to offer such sales. Several retailers including Amazon, Target, Argos, and Walmart have started offering the discount-weeks before the event. More stores will soon join what seems to be the biggest Black Friday event in history.
Black Friday Sales in 2020
The big Friday may be days away but the deals have been going on for the past several weeks and they’ll carry on through Cyber Monday as well. Cyber Monday is also known as Blue Monday and it happens on the Monday after Thanksgiving Day. This shopping event is entirely held on the internet to encourage consumers towards online shopping trends. So, consumers must prepare how to avail the best Black Friday deals of the season.
This year has brought all holiday season sales on the worldwide web. Most consumers are interested about tech products so there are a lot of them on sale. Here are some of those tech products available at amazing discounts:
Apple Watch SE
Normally this version of Apple Watch is 270-280 USD but joys of the season have brought it down to 259.99 USD on some of the e-commerce stores. If it still looks expensive then it is Apple, that’s why. Otherwise, this is a relatively cheaper smartwatch from the tech giant which offers almost everything it offers in its thousand-dollar watch.
The main differences are in design, color options, and some hardware. SE has same resolution and features as Apple Watch 6, both are water-resistant, and both run WatchOS7. SE does not include oximeter, that measures blood oxygen levels and provide breathing and blood circulation data in 15 seconds.
HP 14” Laptop 10th Generation (14-dq1025nr)
For those looking for a new laptop for home use this is currently the best deal this season. It is powered by Windows 10 S, 10th Generation Intel Core-i3 processor and 4 GB DDR4 RAM. It is a basic laptop for doing basic stuff but with speed due to 128 GB SSD.
It is available for only 209.99 USD after 45% on some of the online stores. Usually it around 379.99 USD out of the holiday season.
TCL 65” 4K UHD Smart TV
It is certainly difficult to find to a good television in reasonable price range. This is TCL series 6 and is overall very good competitor in the thriving industry of Smart TV. It is popular among users for its great quality of movies in a dark room. It is built with Contrast Control Zone technology that optimizes picture across each zone and provides clear contrast between light and dark areas.
It is also super easy to use with voice control and Roku OS that is known for seamless access to any media (home-theatre, gaming console, etc.) without finding inputs or going through complicated menus. It is available for 799 USD through the Black Friday online sale, which has come down from 1299.99 USD.
Goowls 1080p Indoor Camera, Pet/Baby/Nanny Monitor
Goowls Wi-Fi home camera comes with fast pan and rotation wide-angle lens, which provides a 360o panoramic view. It does not leave any blind spots and captures the footage of house or office all day. It can shoot up to 32 ft. in the dark while making all details clear. It sends notification to user’s phone and records a 6-second video.
It also features two-way audio for real-time communication while monitoring and can work perfectly with Alexa Echo Show as well. It saves all captures in both local TF storage cards (4-64GB) and cloud storage. It is currently on sale on e-commerce stores for only 19.49 USD, brought down from 29.99 USD.
Shark ION Robotic Vacuum RV750
There is going to be a lot of mess at home this holiday season, as most outside activates are limited due to the pandemic. Cleaning up the mess can be painful which is why this robot vacuum cleaner should do the job. The consumer can chill back and operate it right from their phone through SharkClean app, or voice control with Alexa, or Google Assistant.
It can get rid of the debris from any surface effectively. The user can also schedule the robot to start cleaning at a given time and space. It will efficiently follow the schedule command in each room connected to the house. Black Friday sale has brought it down to 169.99 USD from 299.99 USD.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless Headphones
Probably the best alternative to Apple AirPods is listed on sale this season. The current price has made it even better, given its impressive features. The earbuds can hold up to 5 hours of non-stop run and the case holds 4 additional cells which makes the total playtime 25 hours; more than one day.
It allows users to take full charge of media control without touching their phone. It is sweat and water-resistant and comes with a built-in Tile tracker system which helps users to find the bud if they dropped it somewhere. It was for 59.99 GBP but due to the Black Friday sale, it is now 34.99 GBP in the holiday sales season.