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Best Black Friday TV Ads: This Amazon Doorbuster Is Insane (If You Can Get It)

Black Friday is the best time to buy a TV, and we're already seeing prices that even we can't believe!
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Update: Many stores have already unveiled their sales, and we've been rounding up the best Black Friday TV deals. Check out our list of the top offers, or read on for what's still to come.


The Best Black Friday TV Ads

If there's one thing that's synonymous with Black Friday, it's TV deals. We are continuously amazed each year at just how low TV prices can go, and 2016 is no different. We are already seeing advertised prices surpassing our predictions.

No matter the size, resolution, or brand that is on your shopping list, you are sure to find a great deal. So without further ado, here are the best ads thus far.

Small (43" and Under)

  • NEW 32" 720p LED HDTV for $69.99 at Amazon
    Even though we have no idea what brand this TV will be, it's still a pretty great deal. After all, it beats our doorbuster prediction of $100. But before you get too excited about this super-cheap set, remember Amazon had a $150 50" 1080p HDTV last year that sold out instantly.

  • NEW 43" 4K UHD Smart TV for $199 at Amazon
    While Amazon also hasn't revealed what brand this TV will be, this is still the lowest price we've ever seen for a 43" 4K TV. And it matches our expected average price for 43" 1080p sets on Black Friday.

  • Polaroid 32" 720p LED HDTV for $85 at Target
    We predicted that doorbuster deals for TVs this size would drop to as low as $100, but this deal beats that handily. We haven't seen any deals for this particular model, but we did see a smaller Polaroid set earlier this year with similar specs for $123, so this larger model is clearly a steal.

  • Element or Hisense 40" 1080p LED HDTV for $125 at Walmart
    This is yet another TV that beats all our expectations in this category. It's $15 lower than our doorbuster prediction, and exceeds our off-brand predictions as well. The lowest prices we've seen for similar sets is $170 for an Element and $140 for a Hisense; however, both of those sets were refurbished.

  • ProScan 39" 720p LED HDTV for $139.99 at BJ's Wholesale Club
    We predicted 32" 720p sets would on average cost around $140, but this set gives you slightly more real estate for that price. This budget TV is $10 cheaper than similar models we saw back in April. It's available in-club only on Black Friday.

  • Vizio 39" LED TV for $179.99 at Kohl's
    We predicted that sets around this size would average between $170 and $185, and this major budget brand falls nicely in between. We've only seen this price on similar refurbished models, making this the lowest price ever for a new set. This deal is available from Thursday at 6 pm to Friday at 1 pm.

  • Element 43" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $199.99 at Target
    Not only is this the second lowest price we've ever seen for a 43" 4K TV, but it is only $1 more than what we expected to see for 43" 1080p TVs on Black Friday. (And we know what brand it is!)

Midsize (44" to 54")

  • Toshiba 49" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $199.99 at Best Buy
    Available in-store only, this deal is under our predicted doorbuster price for a 50"-class 4K TV. In fact, it's the lowest price we've ever seen for a 49" 4K TV.

  • Haier 49" 4K UHD TV for $249.99 at Kohl's
    We predicted that off-brand 4K TVs this size would drop to doorbuster prices of $265, but lo and behold! Kohl's has knocked that price even further to $250, which is a surprisingly aggressive tech deal from the store. The lowest we've seen similar models go for is around $280, making this a new all-time low. This doorbuster is available from Thursday at 6 pm to Friday at 1 pm.

  • Sharp 50" 1080p LED HDTV for $249.99 at BJ's Wholesale Club
    In our TV predictions, we noted that 50" off-brand sets would on average be somewhere around $259, and while Sharp might sound familiar to you, the brand is probably more akin to lower-tier models. That said, this Sharp TV not only beats out our predictions, but is also currently the lowest price we've seen for any Sharp TV with these specs. Models like this have gone for at least $100 more this year. This deal is available in-club only on Black Friday.

  • Samsung 50" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $397.99 at Best Buy
    In addition to beating our prediction for 50" name-brand 4K TVs this Black Friday, this deal is the best price we've ever seen for a Samsung 50" 4K TV. Target and Walmart have advertised the same price for this TV.

Large (55" and Up)

  • NEW LG 55" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $398 at Amazon
    We expected to see an average name-brand 55" 4K TV at around $559, but this exceeds those expectations nicely. It's also the best price we've seen for a 55" LG TV by about $400 — before this, the lowest price we'd seen was $799.

  • Sharp 55" 1080p LED Smart HDTV for $249.99 at Best Buy
    Not only is this doorbuster deal well below our prediction for the average name-brand Black Friday price, but it's below our predicted off-brand price as well. It will be available only in-store starting at 8am on Black Friday.

  • Philips 55" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $298 at Walmart
    This is another TV that exceeds our expectations. At this price point, it beats our predictions for the doorbuster price ($315) as well as the average prices for both off-brand ($380) and name-brand ($559) 55" 4K sets. The lowest price we've previously seen for a similar Philips TV was $400.

  • Vizio 60" 1080p LED HDTV for $398 at Walmart
    We predicted that we'd see doorbuster deals that knocked the price of sets this size to $400. Not only did Walmart hit that, but this deal beats it by $2. The next lowest price we've seen for such a TV is $450, but that was for a refurbished model. As it currently stands, this would be the cheapest 60" 1080p TV we've ever seen from a major brand.

  • Samsung 55" 4K LED UHD Smart TV with $150 Dell Gift Card for $599.99 at Dell Home
    Although it's higher than our predictions, it's still pretty close to the $559 average we expect to see for brand-name sets, and you do get a substantial gift card. We regularly see similar models around $50 to $150 more, most of which don't include a gift card. (Don't want to pay as much upfront? Best Buy is advertising a similar TV for $479.99.)

  • LG 60" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $599.99 at Best Buy
    A big TV with a small price tag, this doorbuster is the best price we've ever seen for a 60" 4K TV regardless of brand.

  • Samsung 65" 4K LED UHD Smart TV for $899.99 at BJ's Wholesale Club
    We predicted name-brand sets like this would cost on average just over $1,000, and this set beats those predictions by $100. Plus, it's $400 cheaper than what this model has sold for throughout the year. This deal can be found both in-club and online, from November 18 through November 28.

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Senior Staff Writer

Stephen Slaybaugh is a Brooklyn-based writer with more than 20 years experience. In addition to his work for DealNews, he publishes The Agit Reader music webzine and has written for The Village Voice, Paste, The Big Takeover, and many other publications.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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5 comments
jerome212
Nice list.
hanmari
The $69.99 Amazon television will be difficult to acquire. You may have to download the Amazon Store app on a mobile device. Amazon will probably display the deal in their countdown list on the app about an hour before it can be redeemed. Once the timer runs down you will have about five seconds to click on the deal to purchase it before the limited quantity available sells out. Just like most door buster deals, it is designed to generate hype, drive people to visit their site, and few people will be able to redeem it.
skape42321
Any working link for the Amazon 55"?
iFarley
Based on my research and narrowing things down, it appears it would be this one but I could be wrong.
BATOOSON
I'm confused as to how I can get the 55" LG from Amazon. There's no model number and I don't see it on Amazon as an upcoming flash deal.
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