Yes, you are seeing the same price over and over in ads for popular items. Here's why that's a good thing.
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Black Friday is still a week away, and yet we've seen the ads from nearly every store. Reading pages and pages of bargains on everything from laptops to VR headsets becomes a bit overwhelming. (Here at DealNews, we know.)
After awhile, it all begins to blur together. Don't some of these deals look... familiar?
It's All About Price Matching
You're not going crazy. With every store determined to outdo its competitors, there is a very good chance that you're seeing the same price over and over on especially popular items like tech devices and consumer electronics. It's very common for stores to match the advertised prices of other retailers around the holidays.
For shoppers, this means that a deal price can become the "market price" for an item during Black Friday. If you know what most stores are charging for a popular piece, then it's easier to find the really good deals. What's more, when lots of stores price match an item, you know it won't be hard to find.
The 5 Black Friday Deals You Can Find Anywhere
With the above in mind, we've listed several of the most commonly advertised deals for Black Friday 2017. Remember: These are not bad deals! They're actually good because stores are trying to offer competitive prices on them. They're merely popular and easy to get.
LG 65" 4K HDR LED LCD Smart TV for $799.99
Coming in at $170 below our predicted average for a name-brand 65" 4K HDR TV, this deal on this LG set (model no. 65UJ6300) is definitely worth purchasing if you're shopping for this size television. And you shouldn't have any difficulty finding one; JCPenney, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Newegg have all advertised this deal, but Dell Home does them one better by throwing in a $150 gift card.
Amazon Echo Voice-Controlled Speaker for $79.99
Home automation devices will no doubt be on a lot of wishlists this year, and retailers are responding in kind. You'll be able to find the second-generation Amazon Echo not only at Amazon, but also at Target, Best Buy, Staples, and Newegg — all of which are selling it for $80.
Google Home Voice-Controlled Speaker for $79
Deals on the Echo's direct competitor, Google Home, will also be in abundance, with a bevy of retailers selling it for a buck less than the Echo. You'll find this deal at Lowe's, Staples, Office Depot & Office Max, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, JCPenney, and Kohl's.
Google Home Mini Voice-Activated Speaker for $29
Google Home's entry-level device, the Mini, will be easily had at such stores as Lowe's and Jet.com for the very affordable price of $29. However, others will offer additional incentives: Walmart will throw in a $25 coupon for a future Walmart order via Google Express, Best Buy is offering a $10 Best Buy gift card, Target is adding in a $10 Target gift card, and Staples is sweetening the pot with a $10 Visa gift card.
PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle for $299
Looking to step into the world of virtual reality via your PS4? Virtually everybody will have this bundle, which pairs a VR headset with a PlayStation camera and Gran Turismo Sport game. Look for this deal at Best Buy, GameStop, Dell Home, Newegg, and Walmart.
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