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Amazon Black Friday 2018: Ad and Deals Release Date, Sale Preview


Amazon Black Friday 2018: Ad Release Date, Deals, What’ New?

The Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals ad is one of major circular ads of the year. Here’s What to expect from Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals.

If there’s a single retail company that can drive out Walmart’s Black Friday sales this 2018, it’s Amazon deals. The e-retail titan may be starting to conquer the traditional physical stores wit its Amazon Go and Whole Foods, but its prowess is on digital space. Amazon’s Black Friday 2018 deals is anticipated to include its very own electronic products including Echo smart speakers, Kindles, AmazonBasics and among others.

Based on the past several holiday sales events, there’s a hint where you can find the best Amazon’s Black Friday deals with the biggest discounts for 2018.

Top Deals From Amazon’s Black Friday 2018 Sales

According to Forbes, here’s the top deals to expect from Amazon’s Black Friday sales:

  • Amazon Echo Dot for $29.99
  • Amazon Echo Dot 2018 for $39.99
  • Amazon Echo for $79.99
  • Amazon Echo Plus 2017 for $99.99
  • Amazon Echo Plus 2018 for $119.99
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick for $19.99
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K 2018 for $39.99
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 for $49.99
  • Amazon Fire 7 for $29.99
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for $79.99
  • Amazon Echo Show for $129.99
  • Amazon Echo Show 2018 for $179.99
  • 32-inch Class LED HDTV for $69.99
  • Big-Screen 4K Smart UHD TV for $154.99
  • Apple Watch Series 4 for $379 ($20 off)
  • Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB Bundles for $219.99 ($80 off)
  • Microsoft Xbox One X Console Only for $374.99 ($125 off)
  • Nintendo Switch Console Only for $249.99 ($50 off)
  • Nintendo Switch Bundle with Memory Card and $30 Gift Card for $299.99

Like Walmart’s expected Black Friday deals for 2018, Amazon will offer a far better discounts than last year. The Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers, Kindle tablets and Fire TV stick will see a significant price slashes and Gordon Kelly of Forbes added that they were told that there will be far more Black Friday deals on gaming systems.

In addition to Amazon hardware, the e-commerce mammoth will likely offer the only direct discounts on the recently released Apple Watch Series 4.

Amazon Black Friday 2018 Deals Ad Release Date

Amazon was traditionally not releasing a Black Friday ad scans or hard copies. In the past several holiday occasions, Amazon announced its top Black Friday deals through a press release. For 2018, Amazon will likely announce its Black Friday deals on Wednesday, November 14th. Amazon will standoff until the Big Three US retailers — Walmart, Best, Buy, and Target — release their Black Friday ads before the trillion-dollar company issue its advertisement. That said, it will mainly allow Amazon to adjust the prices of its Black Friday deals in nearly all product sections.

Expect Amazon to focus on its own electronics on both “Black Friday Deals Store” landing page and homepage. That includes the Fire tablet, Kindle, Echo smart display and speakers as well as Amazon Basics like the recently unveiled microwave and among others. Amazon will also feature a wide assortments of budget TV deals as well as gaming console bundles, smartphones, home appliances, laptops, clothing and among others.

Amazon Black Friday 2018 Online Sales

Amazon will likely tip off its pre-Black Friday sales on its “Black Friday Deals Store” on the very first day of November. While its advance sales comes up with small number of bargains and slight discounts, it is strongly suggested to wait until the the Black Friday Week for the best deals and deep discounts. The main Black Friday sales will start on Thanksgiving Day, and the discounts will be valid on handful of most sought-after deals throughout the Cyber Week. Meanwhile the deals on Amazon products and third-party products could be launched in the second week of November. It should be worth noted that most of the top electronic deals will not have a definite start times and duration, so customers will have to keep their eyes on Amazon’s “Black Friday Deals Store” throughout the Thanksgiving week. Amazon Prime members will be able to get a headstart on “Lightning Deals” and “Deals Of The Day” sales. For starters, a Lightning Deals is a time-limited offerings where a products is featured for a limited duration.

Amazon Prime and Free Shipping

Unlike Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s, JCP and other retailers which waives shipping charges on all products, Amazon does not have a tempting free shipping structure during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Amazon Prime members will be able to enjoy the free two-day courier service on all orders. For non-Prime members, good news as you can take advantage of one-month Amazon Prime trial for free. To take advantage of the Amazon Prime free trial, we recommend you opt in to 30-day trial a week before the Thanksgiving Week and opt out after Cyber Week or after you made all your purchase on Amazon. That said, you’ll enjoy free two-day deliveries from Amazon with no minimum purchase required. In addition to the free 2-day shipping, Amazon Prime members will be able to get an early access to Lightning Deals before it will be opened to non-members as well as Amazon Prime Video, Music and more. Last year, the e-retailer upped the game with a huge price markdown on its own Amazon Music Unlimited service. Amazon offered 90-days for 99 cents, that’s $23.97 worth of direct price cuts.

Yes, the holiday shopping season is getting underway and Amazon is hiring 100,000 seasonal workers for its fulfillment centers and delivery hubs. Seasonal employees will take advantage of Amazon’s new $15 per hour minimum wage, weekly paychecks for seasonal jobs and flexible shift opportunities.

Mark Julius

Originally from the Quezon City, Mark graduated from PUP with a B.S. in sports and video games. He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Pamantasan, the university newspaper, for a couple of years.

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