Black Friday brings along with it a ton of “deals”, some of which appear better on paper than they actually are. When it comes to TVs, this is often the case as many companies end up creating Black Friday specific models, and throughout the years people have complained that these don’t work as well as they should. Many of these are used as Doorbuster deals, but as things continue to move more towards online shopping, we are seeing these deals last longer and become more easily accessible.
We’ve seen a few TV deals that you should 100% steer clear of, and a few that you may want to consider if you really neeeeeeed a TV right now. At this point in time, 720P displays should be completely ignored, like this Samsung 32-inch that Walmart is selling for $150. For only $50 more you can get this TCL 40-inch 1080p Roku TV, which is a much better buy. If you absolutely need the smaller size, and the resolution isn’t a huge factor for your eyes, at least go with this Toshiba Fire Edition TV for $130.
Target has the Element 50-inch 4K TV “on sale” for $20 off at Target, which is a laughable discount at best. Being priced at $330 still without something like Amazon’s Fire TV or Roku’s OS built-in, you should pass on this without a second thought. Grab yourself a 50-inch Toshiba Fire TV for $300 instead, or TCL’s 49-inch Roku TV for $280 and you’ll be much happier.
Walmart is offering a 50-inch Sceptre 1080p TV for $200, saying it’s marked down from $350. At $200, it’s pretty hard to beat the value here for a spare TV or something to have around if you don’t care about 4K. Reviews from more than 2,100 customers have left it with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating, which is pretty good.
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November 23, 2018 at 09:00AM