GottaDeal.com Shares Its Predictions for the Hottest Shopping Trends of Black Friday 2013
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
As they begin their 10th year of covering Black Friday, the expert deal hunters at GottaDeal.com are in a better position than almost anyone to offer predictions for this year's sales, trends and deals. Over the last decade, they've seen Black Friday become a major cultural phenomenon. When the site first launched, most people had no idea what the term Black Friday was. Things have definitely changed.
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Their decade of expertise allows the site to offer a glimpse into what should be the most popular deals and the hottest items of the year. In their predictions for this year, they also give detailed price predictions based on their research as well as some general holiday shopping predictions.
One trend that GottaDeal.com expects to continue is the extension of Black Friday from one day into a prolonged period of sales. The three-day period from Wednesday through Friday of Black Friday week, including Thanksgiving Day, should see more deals, especially online, than any other time of the year. In many cases, the best deals online sell out well before Friday.
This year Black Friday falls on the latest possible date, November 29th. This will give retailers a much shorter period between Black Friday and Christmas, the most important stretch of the year for them, which should mean more deals after Black Friday as well. "There's a good chance you'll see Black Friday-level deals throughout December for the first time in a while," said GottaDeal.com owner Brad Olson.
GottaDeal.com predicts that the hottest items this year will be tablets, televisions and video games. With new Apple iPads rumored to be released shortly before Black Friday, tablets and e-book readers should again be extremely popular. The release of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles in the weeks prior to Black Friday will also generate a lot of buzz.
As always, GottaDeal.com stresses that to get the best deals, shopping online rather than in stores is a good strategy. "The week of Black Friday will see hundreds of top-level deals in all product categories, and it's much easier to score these deals online than it is to fight the crowds in stores," Olson said.
GottaDeal.com is dedicated to save consumers money in all aspects of their daily lives. In addition to a year-round online deals site and a large, active community forum, each year GottaDeal.com has a dedicated Black Friday site focused on providing advanced looks at the Black Friday sale ads from national retailers as well as the hottest online holiday sales.
Read the entire set of predictions and get more information on Black Friday or online shopping by visiting Black Friday @ GottaDeal.com. For interview requests, e-mail media(at)gottadeal(dot)com.
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