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dealnews Unveils its 2011 Black Friday Predictions Report

Prices on Tablets, HDTVs and Laptops Will Drop to Historic Lows; Authorized Online Resellers Expected to Outshine Apple’s Discounts Two to One


HUNTSVILLE, AL (September 21, 2011) – With only 65 days left until Black Friday, dealnews.com, the premier year-round resource for the best deals on consumer electronics, gadgets, computers, apparel, and more, today released its 2011 Black Friday Predictions report, which is intended to help consumers get the deal of a lifetime by shopping online this holiday season. High-end products such as tablets, HDTVs, laptops, eBook readers and select Apple products can be purchased for less than $250, while many more desirable items, such as Blu-ray players, tech accessories and apparel are expected to be priced up to 50 percent off.

“This year’s holiday shopping season is a buyers’ market, as technology innovation and growing competition among product manufacturers and retailers alike will drive Black Friday prices down to historic lows,” said Daniel de Grandpre, editor in chief, dealnews.

These findings and more are part of dealnews’ annual Black Friday Predictions report, an invaluable resource that outlines anticipated deals for a wide variety of the season’s hottest consumer electronics and more. To date, the report has successfully projected the price for eight out of every 10 predictions made for many of the holiday’s most popular product categories. Some of the findings from this year’s report include the following:

“Instead of battling long lines, rowdy crowds and sleep deprivation to get in-store deals, we’re encouraging consumers to start new Black Friday traditions,” de Grandpre continued. “Shopping online from home will result in discounts that match, if not exceed, in-store reductions, plus the ability to compare prices before buying. Our Black Friday Predictions essentially puts the retailers’ playbook in shoppers hands, giving them the foresight needed to determine what and when to buy online to stretch their shopping budgets.”

The dealnews 2011 Black Friday Predictions report also includes buying advice, shopping tips and other projected deals on Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, external hard drives, solid state drives (SSDs), apparel, and other must-have items to help consumers save money.

To view the full 2011 Black Friday Predictions report, visit dealnews.com/black-friday.

Methodology
For its Black Friday predictions, dealnews uses up to three years of historical data based on deals listed on dealnews.com. Using that data, dealnews extrapolates expected sales for Black Friday by applying current trends to historical Black Friday price drops. In so doing, the company corrects for anomalies such as outliers, floor effects, and disruptive new technologies that influence pricing trends.

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dealnews.com is the premier year-round resource for online deals on consumer electronics, gadgets, computers, apparel, and more. Named one of the best services by PC World and best shopping site by MSN Money, the Company’s mission is to save consumers money by directing them to the best online bargains offered by trustworthy outlets. dealnews relies on a team of expert editors and proprietary research tools to uncover more than 100 of the web’s hottest deals, coupons and sales everyday at the lowest prices. Founded in 1997, dealnews is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with offices in New York City and Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit dealnews.com.

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