Multiple Black Friday 2013 predictions continue to arrive, ahead of the big shopping day after Thanksgiving. Among the sales deals that one site predicts are lowered prices on hot tech or gaming items including the Apple iPad, Microsoft Xbox 360, and the Sony PS3. The latter two are expected to be reduced in price due to the pre-Black Friday arrival of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game systems.
According to WPTV.com on Oct. 7, the site Deal News has made predictions already for which items will see discounted prices starting at around Nov. 20, which is over a week before the actual Black Friday shopping extravaganza. Among the items the site lists, are that 55-inch HDTV's will be as low as $429, after hovering around $700 right now. The Google Nexus 7 tablet is expected to drop in price to $200, with the Apple iPad dropping as low as $339.
As mentioned, two new generation video game systems are on the way for gaming fanatics, and that means the current consoles will likely be priced to move. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will arrive next month for prices of $499 and $399, respectively. The two systems were revealed months ago, and the hype has continued to mount as gamers await these new "state-of-the-art" video game/entertainment consoles.
With that in mind, the current game systems will drop to $189 for the Xbox 360 and $200 for the PS3, based on the 2013 Black Friday predictions. There may be enticing "bundle package" sales and deals on them as well. The site notes that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be in short supply, so if someone has that on their wish list, grab it in the store if possible. Online pre-orders sold out fast.
Other early predictions are that "8 p.m. is the new midnight," as stores will be opening earlier on Thanksgiving night, to get customers shopping ahead of Black Friday. So in effect, "turkey day" has also become Black Friday deals day, according to all indications. That said, some consumers will continue to enjoy the "cyber" aspect of shopping online, opting to avoid crowds and find deals on the internet.