The success that many retailers reported in 2012 for the holiday sales season is expected to continue through the 2013 year. Most retailers hold back sale announcements until shortly before the November sales season begins. This Black Friday deals 2013 prediction guide has been created to assist all shoppers with finding the best deals, steals and discounts this year. Consistent monitoring of retail announcements and third party research is underway to help update this guide.
Walmart remains the largest retailer in the United States. This is partly due to the online sales that are generated both in store and online. The types of sales that are expected through this retailer have not been announced publicly although some reports have surfaced about the price drops expected. Buying TVs from Walmart is one way that consumers can save money during the Christmas shopping season. The LCD and 3D models marketed last year were up to 80 percent off the standard list price.
Target is among the first companies each year to release pre-sale flyers for Black Friday deals. The thousands of stores that exist in North America often open earlier than most to help consumers get access to the top sale pricing. Video game consoles are popular for purchase at Target. The top video games and consoles of 2013 that are expected to be announced might offer the same discount patterns as last year. The standard trade discount that most retailers markup from is between 40 and 80 percent. Consumers should expect a similar sales pattern for this year.
Amazon lead the way in terms of digital book sales and e-book readers in 2013. In competition with the Apple store, Amazon reportedly was very pleased with the sales figures that were achieved during the holiday season. While no specific figures have been released, multiple price drops were reported by Amazon.com during the Black Friday sale. Additional discount days are expected this year as well. The Small Business Saturday sales, Cyber Monday and the last shopping day to receive Christmas delivery were all huge sales days for Amazon.
Many retailers wait until the last minute to announce sale pricing. Some research has been conducted although not all sales programs have been finalized. All discounts that are confirmed will be posted here for review. A new series of holiday price manuals and discount guides are in development for publication. Online shoppers who prefer to purchase from the top retailers are traditionally treated to some of the best holiday sales pricing. This resource is scheduled to be updated each day through January 2014.