Joining the short list of highly anticipated days within the last three months of the year is a day that isn’t an official holiday – Black Friday. The fourth Friday of November has been designated as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season since 1952, but over the past two decades, Black Friday has taken on a major significance to retailers and consumers.
We’ve also included the NewHomeSource holiday playlist at the end of the article, so you can enjoy all the fun holiday vibes!
Retailers have seized the fact that many people have the day off after Thanksgiving and have opened their doors early, staging sales with heavily reduced prices on items. Some retailers have even began their sales on Thanksgiving Day within the past five years. The popularity of Black Friday has gotten so massive that there are retailers who recognize that some consumers are a bit leery of trying to shop in the midst of heavy crowds. With that in mind, they have also instituted a new unofficial shopping holiday on the Monday after Black Friday known as Cyber Monday.
Homeowners are drawn to these sales; not only for the chance to finish off their holiday gift list, but to get something for themselves. This often means shopping to replace appliances in the home.
Home appliances are near the top of the list when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales for a few reasons.
First, these shopping days benefit from what takes place in the previous two months of September and October. This period is when major manufacturers of appliances release their latest models to the general public. As a result, the current stock of models from the previous year needs to be cleared out to make room for the newer versions. This leads retailers to apply discounted prices.
Retailers such as Home Depot or JC Penney offer bigger discounts if you purchase appliance sets for an entire room, like your kitchen. By purchasing appliances in a set, a homeowner can get a number of appliances at a discounted rate, as opposed to purchasing them all individually.
If you want to find the best deals on home appliances during Black Friday, it’s a good idea to start your research online. Some retailers’ websites will not only allow you to preview the deals that they will have available for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but you can see if it is available within your area.
It’s a good idea to keep an eye on these deals, because if you happen to miss out on the appliance deal in-store on Black Friday, Cyber Monday can offer you another shot at snagging it.
Some stores like Best Buy will throw in incentives like gift cards, depending on what you’re buying, as a little bonus. If you have a brand preference, these incentives can be useful, as some stores will give bigger discounts when you buy a certain brand name appliance. This has proven to be true with brands like Samsung and KitchenAid.
If you’re a homeowner looking to finally upgrade appliances that have served you well, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are the perfect times save some money.
The NewHomeSource Holiday Playlist
Christopher Smith is a freelance writer when he’s not sampling the best cuisine in his hometown of New York City. Prior to that, he worked in film and television post-production, and counts the honor of working with Eartha Kitt among his milestones.