Television sales are some of the best places to buy cheap TVs without sacrificing quality. However, it can be confusing, especially around the holidays, to find a television sale where you can get what you want. You may know the make and model you want, but Black Friday TVs go quickly, and any little bit of hesitation may cause you to miss out. Before plunging into the frenzied world of Black Friday shopping, there are a few things to consider to ensure you're not left empty-handed at the end of a long shopping day.
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How to Find Black Friday TV Deals
Before you get up at the crack of dawn to rush to your nearest electronics store on Black Friday, make sure you know what you want before you get there. If you're going to be shopping for a television, make sure you've answered these questions:
- Are you looking for LCD or plasma TVs? If you don't know the difference, LCD is generally cheaper, while plasma offers better picture quality. To decide, you'll have to also consider what you want to use your TV for. If you're not looking to build a fancy home theater system, you'll find better prices on LCD TVs.
- What brand and size of TV are you looking for? Cheaper brands may offer more attractive Black Friday TV prices, but they rarely last as long as a well-made TV. You may want to trade the low, low price for a television that's mid-range in price but excellent in quality.
- How much are the shipping costs, if you're going to buy online? Black Friday TV sales on the Internet sometimes offer unreal prices – and in some cases, that's exactly what they prove to be. You need to factor in how much it will cost to ship your purchase as well as the taxes you'll have to pay on top of the price.
Will your existing setup allow you to buy a TV that will integrate easily with the rest of your electronics? Sometimes you may pay a lot less for a television, but get dinged on the hardware and wall mounts you need to make it work with the rest of your home theater system.
Remember, too, that all sorts of other electronics are available at low prices; you can find all sorts of computer deals on Black Friday as well.
Optional Features to Consider
Black Friday TV specials may promise a lot, but it pays to ask questions; inquire if the available TV is the floor model, or if the TVs have been refurbished. You will most certainly get a deal on Black Friday, but it definitely pays to do your research, get to the store early and go in knowing what you want. Good luck!