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Podcast #766: Black Friday Preview 2016

If you’re going to set up camp and secure a great spot in line for Black Friday sales, you probably want to make sure you’re at the right store. There may be one killer deal at one store, but ten almost killer deals at another. We’ve done all the research so you'll know where to camp out Thursday night. Looking back on years past, in 2008 a 50-inch 720p plasma was going for $900. In 2009 you could get a 50-inch 1080p plasma with a Blu-ray player for $1000. Fast forward to last year when the lowest price for a tier one brand HDTV was a 49" Toshiba 1080p LED for only $149.99. That might be worth camping for.

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Black Friday Preview 2016

If you’re going to set up camp and secure a great spot in line for Black Friday sales, you probably want to make sure you’re at the right store. There may be one killer deal at one store, but ten almost killer deals at another. We’ve done all the research so you'll know where to camp out Thursday night. Looking back on years past, in 2008 a 50-inch 720p plasma was going for $900. In 2009 you could get a 50-inch 1080p plasma with a Blu-ray player for $1000. Fast forward to last year when the lowest price for a tier one brand HDTV was a 49" Toshiba 1080p LED for only $149.99. That might be worth camping for.

Our research came from our favorite goto sites for Black Friday circulars, including: www.bfads.net, www.blackfriday.com, and blackfriday.gottadeal.com.

CNet put together a list of Cheap TV deals of Black Friday 2016 (plus our favorite picks) - in case you don’t trust our research.


Camp Worthy Deals

The lowest price tier one brand HDTV over 40” is at Best Buy

  • Toshiba 49" 4K 60Hz LED HDTV w/ Built-in Chromecast (49L621U), $199.99  (this is $50 more than last year, but last year was 1080p, this year is 4K)

The best prices on the largest TVs are at Best Buy

  • Best Buy - VIZIO 70" 4k LED Smart Ultra HDTV w/ Chromecast Built-in, $999.99
  • Best Buy - Sony 75" 2160p 4K Smart LED TV, $2,499.98

Other stats

  • The list still has multiple 720p TVs 32 inches or larger, more than we expected to see. There were 12 last year. There are 8 this year.  All are 32”.
  • There are two 4k Blu-ray players, both at h.h. gregg
    • Samsung 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Smart Blu-ray Player, $84.99
    • Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, $199.99
  • The list has multiple 4K TVs as well.
    • Best Buy - 23 (last year: 10)
    • Wal-mart - 4 (last year: 2)
    • Target - 6 (last year: 3)
    • Sears - 5 (last year: 6)
    • h.h. gregg - 22 (last year: 24)

 

Deal Lists:

Best Buy

  • Samsung 50" 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV (UN50J5201AFXZA), $299.99
  • Sharp 55" 1080p Smart LED HDTV (LC-55LB481U), $249.99  
  • Samsung 55" 4K 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (UN55KU6270FXZA), $479.99
  • Samsung 50" 4K 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (UN50KU6300FXZA), $397.99
  • Toshiba 49" LED 4K Ultra HDTV w/ Built-in Chromecast (49L621U), $199.99
  • Insignia - 32" - LED - 720p - Smart - Roku TV - Black, $99.99
  • Samsung 50" 1080p LED Smart Black HDTV, $299.99
  • LG 60" 4K 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (60UH6035), $599.99
  • Insignia 32" 720p 60Hz Smart LED HDTV (NS-32DR310NA17), $99.99
  • LG 50" 4k LED Smart Ultra HD TV, $399.99
  • Toshiba 49" 4K 60Hz LED HDTV w/ Built-in Chromecast (49L621U), $199.99
  • Samsung 55" LED Smart 4K Ultra HD HDTV (UN55KU6270FXZA), $479.99
  • Insignia 39" 1080p Smart LED HDTV (NS-39DR510NA17), $179.99
  • LG 65" 4K 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (65UH6030), $799.99
  • LG 43" 4K 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (43UH6030), $299.99
  • Insignia - 39" - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV Roku TV - Black, $179.99  
  • LG 60" 4K Smart Ultra HDTV (60UH6035), $599.99  
  • LG 40" 1080p LED HDTV (40LH5000), $149.99
  • Samsung - 32" - LED - 720p - Smart - HDTV - Black, $157.99
  • Samsung - 58" - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV - Black, $427.99
  • Sharp 55" 1080P Smart LED Roku HDTV (LC-55LB481U), $249.99
  • Samsung 55" 4K 240Hz Smart LED HDTV w/ HDR (UN55KS8000FXZA), $997.99
  • VIZIO - 48" - LED - 1080p - HDTV - Black, $249.99  
  • Samsung 50" 2160p 4K Smart LED TV, $397.99
  • Samsung 40" 1080p 60Hz Smart LED HDTV (UN40J5200AFXZA), $247.99
  • VIZIO 70" 4k LED Smart Ultra HDTV w/ Chromecast Built-in, $999.99
  • LG 50" 2160p 4K Smart LED TV, $399.99
  • LG 65" 2160p 4K Smart LED TV, $799.99
  • Toshiba 55" 4K LED Smart HDTV (55L621U) + PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle, $749.98
  • Sony 65" 2160p 4K Smart TV, $1,399.99
  • Samsung - 40" - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV - Black, $247.99
  • Sony 55" 4K 120Hz Smart HDTV w/ High Dynamic Range (XBR-55X850D), $899.99
  • VIZIO - 70" - LED - 2160p - with Chromecast - 4K Ultra HD, $999.99
  • Samsung 32" 720p Smart LED HDTV (UN32J4500AFXZA), $157.99
  • Sony 55" 2160p 4K Smart TV, $899.99
  • Sony 65" 4K 120Hz Smart HDTV w/ HDR (XBR-65X850D), $1,399.99
  • Sony 75" 2160p 4K Smart LED TV, $2,499.98
  • Samsung 65" 2160p 4K Smart LED TV, $1,497.99
  • Insignia 7" Portable DVD Player w/Swivel Screen, $39.99
  • Insignia 2.0-Ch. Black Soundbar w/ Digital Amplifier, $39.99
  • Vizio SmartCast 3.1-Ch. Soundbar System w/ 24.2-in. Wireless Subwoofer, $249.99
  • Klipsch Reference 5-1/4-in. Bookshelf Speakers (Pair), $124.99
  • Klipsch Reference Dual 6.5-in. Floorstanding Speaker, $174.99
  • Klipsch Reference Dual 8-in. Floorstanding Speaker, $224.99
  • Klipsch Reference 12-in. 400W Powered Subwoofer, $224.99
  • Logitech Harmony 700 8-Device Universal Remote, $49.99
  • Samsung White SmartThings Hub, $49.99
  • Insignia Smart Plug, $19.99
  • Amazon White Echo Dot, $39.99  
  • Amazon Echo, $139.99
  • Sonos Play:1 White Wireless Speaker, $149.99

Wal-mart

  • Philips 55" 4K 2160p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV (44PFL5601), $298.00
  • Samsung 50" 4K LED Smart HDTV (UN50KU6300), $398.00
  • VIZIO 60" LED HDTV (D60N-E3), $398.00
  • Samsung 60" 4K HDTV (UN60KU6270), $648.00
  • TCL 32" 720p Roku Smart TV (32S3750), $125.00
  • Samsung 32" LED 1080p 60Hz Smart HDTV (UN32J5205), $188.00
  • Samsung 65" LED Smart HDTV (UN65J6200), $798.00
  • Hisense 40" 1080p LED HDTV (40H3B), $125.00
  • Hitachi 65" 4K 2160p 60Hz LED HDTV (65L6), $599.00
  • Samsung 24" 710p 120MR LED HDTV (UN24H4000), $98.00
  • Element 40" 1080p LED HDTV (ELEFW408), $125.00
  • Samsung 55" LED Smart HDTV (UN55J6201), $448.00
  • Emerson 50" LED HDTV, $225.00
  • Element 50" 1080p LED HDTV (ELEFW504A), $225.00
  • Samsung 40" LED 1080p 60Hz Smart HDTV (UN40J5200), $248.00
  • Roku Express+, $25.00

Target

  • Samsung 50" 4K 120Hz LED HDTV (UN50KU6300), $397.99
  • Hisense 50" 4K 120Hz LED Smart HDTV, $249.99
  • Element 43" 4K LED Smart HDTV, $199.99
  • Polaroid 32" LED HDTV (32GSR3000FC), $85.00
  • Samsung 60" 4K 120Hz LED Smart HDTV (60KU6300), $697.99
  • LG 55" 4K 120Hz LED Smart HDTV, $499.99
  • Samsung 40" 1080p LED Smart HDTV (40J5200), $247.99
  • Samsung 55" 4K 120Hz Curved LED Smart HDTV (55KU6500), $697.99
  • Samsung 55" 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV (UN55J6200AFXZA), $447.99
  • Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker, $149.99
  • RCA 9" Portable DVD Player, $89.99
  • Apple TV, $149.99

Sears

  • Samsung 65" 4K LED Smart UH TV, $999.99
  • Samsung 65" LED Curved Smart 4K HDTV, $1,099.99
  • Samsung 32" 720p LED HDTV (UN32J4000), $149.99
  • Samsung 65" LED Curved Smart 4K HDTV, $1,599.99
  • Samsung 55" Smart 4K Curved LED HDTV, $699.99
  • Samsung 40" Smart 1080p LED HDTV, $249.99  
  • Samsung 55" Smart 4K LED HDTV, $599.99
  • Samsung 60" Smart 1080p LED HDTV, $579.99
  • Amazon Tap, $89.99
  • eMatic 7" Portable DVD Player w/ Carrying Case + Headphones, $49.99  
  • Amazon Echo, $139.99

K-Mart

  • Samsung 50" 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN50J5200), $349.99
  • Samsung 40" 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN40J5200), $249.99  
  • Samsung 32" 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN32J5205), $189.99  
  • Samsung 58" 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN58J5190), $429.99
  • Samsung 48" 1080p LED HDTV (UN48J5000), $299.99
  • Sylvania 7" Portable DVD Player, $39.99
  • Samsung 2.1 Channel 120W Bluetooth Soundbar w/ Subwoofer, $84.99
  • Nakamichi 2.2 Channel 500W Bluetooth Tower Speakers, $249.99

h.h. gregg

  • LG 43" 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV (43UH6030), $299.99  
  • Samsung 40" 1080p LED HDTV (UN40H5003), $219.99  
  • LG 55" 4K HDR Ultra HD Curved Smart TV, $1,999.99  
  • Samsung 55" 4K HDR S LED Smart HDTV, $999.99
  • Samsung 40" 4K Smart HDTV, $299.99
  • Vizio 70" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (E70UD3), $1,199.99
  • Samsung 60" 4K HDR S LED Smart HDTV, $1,199.99
  • Samsung 55" 4K Curved LED Smart HDTV, $1,099.99
  • LG 55" 4K Ultra HD webOS 3.0 Smart TV (55UH6030) + Blu-ray Player, $499.99
  • Samsung 58" 1080p LED HDTV, $429.99
  • Samsung 70" 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV (UN70KU6300), $1,299.99
  • LG 55" 4K HDR Super Ultra HD Smart TV (60UH3500), $1,299.99
  • Seiki 1080p LED Smart HDTV (SE60FYP1T), $399.99
  • LG 65" 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV, $2,999.99
  • LG 65" 4K Ultra HD webOS 3.0 Smart TV + Blu-ray Player (65UH6030), $799.99
  • Sony 55" 4K HDTV, $899.99  
  • Samsung 65" 4K HDR S LED Smart HDTV, $1,499.99
  • Samsung 55" 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV (UN55KU6290), $549.99
  • LG 65" Curved 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TV, $2,999.99
  • Proscan 40" 1080p LED HDTV (PLDED4018A), $129.99
  • Sony 65" 4K HDTV, $1,399.99
  • Haier 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (65UF2505), $549.99
  • Samsung 65" 4K Curved LED Smart HDTV, $1,599.99
  • Proscan 55" 4K Ultra HD TV (PLDED5515A), $299.99
  • Sony 75" 4K HDTV, $2,499.99
  • Samsung 50" 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN50J5200), $349.99
  • LG 55" 4K HDR Super Ultra HD Smart TV, $799.99
  • Samsung 32" 720p LED TV (UN32J4000), $149.99
  • Amazon Echo Dot, $39.99
  • Amazon Echo, $139.99
  • Onkyo 700-Watt 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver, $199.99
  • Samsung 2.1-ch. Soundbar w/ Subwoofer, $84.99
  • Klipsch Dual 8-in. Floorstanding Speaker, $224.99
  • LG 2.1 Channel Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer, $69.99
  • Klipsch 4-in. Bookshelf Speakers, $99.99
  • Klipsch 210W 2-Way Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer, $199.99  
  • Klipsch 5.25-in. Bookshelf Speakers, $125.99  
  • Samsung 3.1-ch. Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer, $229.99
  • Klipsch 400W 12-in. Subwoofer, $224.99  
  • Sony Streaming Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player, $49.99  
  • Onkyo 5.1 2-ch. Dolby Atmos Ready Network Home Theater, $549.99
  • Samsung 4K Upscaling 3D Wi-Fi Smart Blu-ray Player, $84.99  
  • Polk Audio 100-Watt 10" Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer, $99.98
  • Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, $199.99
  • Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player, $25.00
  • Apple TV 32GB w/ Siri, $129.99


 

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Reader Comments (2)

For Braden re being paid to not grow stuff
https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/771699-his-specialty-was-alfalfa-and-he-made-a-good-thing

November 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenny

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