Hoverboards are banned in NYC. But that doesn’t stop the hype of it approaching the Black Friday 2015.
Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. Shopping spree will happen, and popular gift items like the hoverboards will be snatched from stores like crazy – even though it costs you 300-500 US dollars to buy. Here’s an example: Kohl’s will sell their hoverboard, the Sharper Image board, at $369.99 – a $130 off.
But how much are consumers spending, exactly, during the Black Friday weekend? Well, there’s an app for that :) Couponbox launches a nifty app that shows you Black Friday spending in the US – in real time:
To compare, during the 2014 Black Friday weekend, the total sales is $50.9 billion, with a shopper spent an average of $380.95. The figures were declining for three consecutive years since 2012 – $59.1 billion of sales and $423.66 average spending in 2012, and $57.4 billion of sales and $407.02 average spending in 2013 (source).
Okay – enough about hoverboards. Now let’s get into the business world.
Just like any other shoppers, business shoppers are also scrambling for deals this year. Hundreds or thousands saved in equipment purchases matter a lot, especially if you are a small business owner, and this Black Friday weekend is the right time to secure your most wanted laptops, furniture and supplies.
So, what’s available this Black Friday for businesses owners and entrepreneurs? Aplenty.
Dell will flood this Black Friday with great discounts on some of their laptop models. For example, Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series will be selling at $379.99 (regular price $614.99), while the lower end Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series will be selling at $129 (regular price $299).
Want a MacBook air for your business? eBay will be selling an 11.6-inch MacBook Air with Intel i5 processor and 128GB storage for $729.99 – a $170 off.
If you need to get a hand on Microsoft Surface, you can get it for your business at $150 off for Microsoft Surface 3 (regular price starting from $479) or $200 off for Microsoft Surface 3 Pro (regular price starting from $699.99.)
Perhaps the biggest deal would be the iPad Air 2, which will be selling at $100-$150 off at most places. Target will bundle the purchase of the 16GB WiFi iPad Air 2 with a $150 gift card, priced at $349. Staples will sell a 64GB iPad Air 2 WiFi at $449 (regular price $599).
Need to spice up your vlogging business? Let’s grab a GoPro. Target will sell a GoPro Hero+ LCD (64GB memory card) plus $60 gift card for just $299.99. Best Buy will bundle the purchase of GoPro Hero4 Silver with $80 Best Buy gift card and a free 64GB memory card – all for $399.99
Amazon discounts Brother HL-3170CDW Digital Color Printers with Wireless Networking and Duplex to $159.99 (regular price $279.99). Meanwhile, Office Depot OfficeMax will sell the budget printer Canon Pixma MG2520 Printer for $19.99 (regular price: $29.99).
Purchasing an LG PW800 Projector will cost you $499 – a $200 off – via Newegg
Increasingly popular as a business-on-the-road tool, wearables will also enjoy a surge in sales. Here’s a most notable one: The Apple Watch will be selling at $100 off at Best Buy. At Target, it will be bundled with a $100 gift card, with prices starting from $249 for the 38mm Sport version. Here’s another one: Samsung’s latest Gear S2 will be selling at $249.99 (regular price $299.99) at Best Buy.
If you need to replace that worn executive chair, you may be interested in Realspace Breckland High-Back Executive Chair, sold at Office Depot for $59.99. Also from Office Depot, a high-end WorkPro 9000 Series Quantum Mesh Mid-Back Task Chair is a steal at $219.99.
Z-Line Mobile Workstation is sold for $99.99 at Office Depot. The clean and minimalist-looking Realspace Zentra 3-Pc. L-Shaped Desk Set is priced at $175.96 – also at Office Depot.
Amazon offers some great discounts on office supplies, such as the Avery Shipping and Address labels sold at up to 50% off, BIC Pencil Xtra precision at 50% off, and so on.
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So, what are you going to invest for your business this Black Friday?