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Let The Black Friday 2016 Predictions Begin

Last week TWICE pre-previewed the coming Black Friday selling season with a selection of out-on-a-limb pricing predictions.

Now Deal News, a sales aggregation and shopper advice site, has thrown its hat into the ring with a host of promotional prognostications for key CE categories.

Here are some highlights from its Black Friday cheat sheets, based, explained content marketing director Lindsay Sakraida, on deal prices throughout the year, as well as trends from Black Fridays past:


70-inch 1080p: Doorbuster price, $990; average brand-name price, $1,045
65-inch 4K: Doorbuster price, $459; average off-brand price, $559; average brand-name price, $1,025
60-inch 1080p: Doorbuster, $400; average brand-name price, $589

Apple Products

21-inch iMac: $900
11-inch MacBook Air: $700
iPhone 7: $549, or $99 with commitment
iPhone 6s: $349, or $1 with commitment
Apple Watch Series 2: $350
Apple Watch Series 1: $200
Apple TV (64GB): $150, $110 for 32GB model

Amazon Products

Echo: $100
Tap: $65
Fire TV set-top box: $70
Fire TV Stick with voice remote: $30


Better laptops (Core i7 Skylake processor): $449
Midtier laptops (Intel Core i5 Broadwell processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB-1TB storage): $270
Opening price-point laptops (15.6-inch, 4GB RAM, 500GB): $110
Chromebook (2.16GHz Celeron processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD): $95


PlayStation VR: $500
Xbox One S (2TB): $400
PlayStation Pro: $399
Xbox One S bundle (500GB) plus gift card: $300
PlayStation 4 Slim plus gift card: $299
Xbox One, PS3, Wii U bundles: from $200
Nintendo 3DS XL bundles: from $150
Top video game titles: from $25

Other Top Black Friday Deals

*Up to 75 percent off Sennheiser, Bose and other premium headphones
*Fitbit Blaze for $140
*Roku 4 for $90; Roku 3 for $70; Roku Stick for $40
*Google Chromecast for $19