Walmart’s Black Friday sales kick off really early this year, and while shoppers can expect plenty of great deals, one really stands out.
[UPDATE: Walmart has a new set of Black Friday deals, including big discounts on TVs, starting November 25, and we have compiled a bigger list of the best TV Black Friday deals here; many of them are still valid through the week of Cyber Monday.]
It’s a 55-inch TCL 4K Roku Smart TV for just $148, available exclusively online starting at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 11.
Black Friday is known for having the best TV deals of the year, and there will be literally hundreds of TV sales and promotions vying for your attention in the weeks to come. So what makes Walmart’s TCL TV deal so special? For a bit of perspective, a look back at the best Black Friday 2019 TV deals shows that the cheapest prices for 55-inch smart TVs were between $250 and $300 – and they were considered incredible values on the market. ‘era.
TCL, a low-cost brand that gets good reviews and regularly tops Amazon’s best sellers list, appears in many Black Friday ads. A year ago, a 55-inch TCL Roku smart TV comparable to the one featured in Walmart’s Black Friday 2020 sales could be had for $279.99. More recently, similar TV models were selling for between $300 and $400 on Amazon, and the first Black Friday 2020 sale featured a 55-inch TCL Roku Smart TV for $249.99.
The thing is, $148 for a smart TV of this size, from this brand, is SUPER CHEAP – more than $100 cheaper than the lowest price we’ve seen previously for a comparable model.
Best Black Friday 2020 TV deals
Be warned, though, and prepare to act fast: Walmart’s $148 TCL smart TV deal is bound to sell out in a jiffy. (Of course, some of the TV deals launched in a previous round of Black Friday sales at Walmart sold out soon after they went live.) If you’re serious about snagging this deal, our advice is to try to buy it right away. right now, it’s on sale — 7 p.m. ET Nov. 11 at walmart.com.
[UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, the $148 55″ TCL deal did sell out almost immediately, and is now listed as out of stock.]
If you’re missing out, or if the TCL promotion isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, the good thing is that we’re peak season for TV deals, and there will be plenty more worthy sales out there – including low prices on many highly rated smart TVs. Here are some of the other best Black Friday TV deals we know of, and we’ll add to this list as more sales are announced:
• no. 42-inch Roku FHD Smart TV: $88 at Walmart, on sale Nov. 4 (appears to be sold out)
• no. 65″ 4K UHD Roku Smart TV: $228 at Walmart, on sale November 4 (sold out or out of stock)
• TCL 55″ 4K Roku Smart TV 4 Series: $148, on sale November 11 (out of stock)
• no. 50″ 4K UHD Roku Smart TV: $128 at Walmart, on sale Nov. 11 (sold out)
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