The most awaited sale of the year might be arriving much earlier than expected in 2020. Black Friday 2020 will officially arrive on 27th November. But, many retailers have announced that their products will go on sale sooner. So, the rumors about the event getting canceled were all fake. However, retailers have decided to go online this year in lieu of the traditional store experience. As one might have already guessed, this is to ensure that the sale doesn’t spike up the coronavirus cases in the country, and people can shop from the comfort of their homes.
When is Black Friday 2020?
As per the traditions, it is arriving on the 27th of November, which is one day after Thanksgiving. However, many of the big-shot companies have planned massive sales starting from October itself. Home Depot has announced that it will begin Black Friday sales on November 1st itself. On the other hand, Amazon has decided to go easy on the customers from 26th October, which is before Halloween!
Retailers are moving up the sale dates so that their customers can have a more comfortable shopping experience. Stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are issuing a holiday to their employees for Thanksgiving. Thus, their sale will be online, which will reduce on-foot traffic and hold-up the social distancing norm.
Products to look out for in Black Friday 2020
Naturally, there will be high-traffic on Walmart, Best Buy, and Target’s websites as they usually have fair prices on various products ranging from home essentials to electronics. New releases this year shall prove to be eye-candy for many. Some products to look out for are:
- PS5 and Xbox Series X
The PS5 bundles and Xbox Series X should be out in the market by November. However, many customers hope that it releases sooner so that they can grab some satisfying deals over the same.
- Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch has been out there for quite some time now. However, it has been sold out in many countries for the last few months. The company needs to step up its game because, at this rate, Switches will remain out of stock throughout the holiday season.
- Apple Products
Apple fans have a gala time during the Black Friday sales as Apple gives out some handsome discounts on several popular products. The AirPods Pro is finally on sale this year, and the concession on it is quite attractive. The iPhone SE (2020) and iPhone 11 might grab the best deals as iPhone 12 is not out yet. There are some authentic deals on Apple Watches too. Apple Watch 5 might go on a strapping sale if the company decides to release Apple Watch 6 before Thanksgiving.
Online Black Friday sales are expected to boom this year as most of 2020 has been online. The online shopping industry, especially Amazon, has experienced a surge since March due to the pandemic.