While Walmart dominates in-store sales during the Black Friday, Amazon rules the online world. For 2018, both stores will offer some of the best deals this coming holiday sales. Every year, Black Friday surpasses its own sales records and the 2018 edition will not be special case. The Black Friday falls on November 23rd, but the deals and doorbusters will release even earlier with Walmart and Amazon clashing against each other to earn from you.
According to Forbes and BestBlackFriday.com, these are the most sought-after deals you should expect from Walmart and Amazon sales in Black Friday 2018. Their history in the past years means that there’s an indication where you can find the best Black Friday deals with steep discounts for 2018.
Black Friday Ad Release
Walmart is expected to post its Black Friday deals ad a couple of weeks ahead of Thanksgiving Week. Last year, for an instance, Walmart made its advertisement viewable at 12AM ET on November 9th. As for 2018, Walmart’s ad is qanticipated to be published at 12AM on Thursday, November 8th. Walmart has traditionally coming to standstill until Best Buy and Target releases theirs. When the time its rivals made their ads available, Walmart will then drop its advertisement. For this year, Walmart will likely mirror the same plan. This year, Walmart’s Black Friday ad slightly over 30 pages fearing a bunch of tech deals, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 4K UHD TVs, Apple Watch, iPad, Sony PS4 Pro, Microsoft Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch.
For Amazon, the e-commerce announced its top Black Friday deals in a press release for the past several years. This year, Amazon will likely unveil its deals on on the second week of November. The e-retailer will wait for Walmart ad before the it post its ad. Much like from the past years, Amazon will prioritize its own product line by displaying them on the store’s home page. In addition to Fire tablet, Kindle, Alexa-powered Echo devices, Amazon will also feature a wide assortments of tech items.
Black Friday Online & In-Store Sale Hours and Times
In the past several years, Walmart has commenced its in-store sales on Thanksgiving at 6PM. While some industry insiders projects Walmart to open a bit in advance this Black Friday 2018, others says that it will likely stick to the usual 6PM opening time on Turkey Day. Meanwhile, Walmart’s pre-Black Friday deals online may actually launch on the Monday of Thanksgiving week.
On the other side of the corner, Amazon is upping ante in Black Friday sales with its physical store — Amazon Go. Savvy shoppers can now score the best deals via Amazon Go physical store. Amazon will likely start its pre-event sales on its “Black Friday Deals Store” webpage as early as Halloween. Keep in mind that Amazon’s and Walmart’s early Black Friday sales essentially offers fewer discounts on the shelves. That said, it is strongly recommended to wait until the Thanksgiving Week arrives to get best deals at deep discount prices. Amazon Prime members will get a head start on time-bound Lightning Deals.
Amazon Top Black Friday Deals For 2018
- Kindle Paperwhite for $79.99 ($40 off)
- Fire TV Stick for $19.99 ($20 off)
- Echo Plus for $99.99 ($50 off)
- 32-inch HDTV for $69.99
- Big-Screen 4K UHD TV for $154.99
- Apple Watch Series 4 for $379 ($20 off)
- Nintendo Switch Bundle with Memory Card and $30 Gift Card for $299.99
- Nintendo Switch Unit Only for $249.99 ($50 off)
- Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Bundles Start for $219.99 ($80 off)
- Microsoft Xbox One X Unit Only for $374.99 ($125 off)
Walmart Top Black Friday Deals For 2018
- Large-Screen 4K UHD TV – $200
- Apple iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR – $300 Gift Card
- Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9 – $300 Gift Card
- Sony PS4 Pro Bundle – $274.99 ($125 savings)
- Nintendo Switch Bundle (free video game or free memory card) – $299 ($60 off)
- Microsoft Xbox One X Bundle with $30 Gift Card – $399.99 ($100 off)
Rivals Target and Best Buy as well as a handful of retailers are likely to offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase required. Walmart and Amazon are both unlikely to follow the course of the aforementioned stores. Last year, Walmart and Amazon were offering two-day shipping with $35 and $25 orders, respectively. Amazon Prime members will enjoy the e-commerce titan’s free two-day shipping on all orders.
Should you opt to shop at Amazon on Black Friday, we advise you to try the 30-day free trial a week before the Black Friday and opt out from subscription after Cyber Monday. That said, you’ll be able to take advantage the free two-day shipping on all orders. In addition to waiving the shipping, with Amazon Prime, members may be able to gain an early access to Lightning Deals as well as Amazon Prime Video, Music and many more.