Black Friday is held up as the ultimate shopping day, but Thanksgiving actually offers more awesome deals. Of course, there are great sales to be found throughout the Black Friday season, with Cyber Monday adding its fair share of savings to the mix. However, if you’re looking for a specific type of product, it’s hard to know whether Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday will give you the best chance to score that bargain.
Because most shoppers will be looking for deals on these three days specifically, we gathered data from the past three years of Thanksgivings, Black Fridays, and Cyber Mondays to determine which days offered the best sales on a given product category. From TVs to toys to tablets, we’ve got the skinny on when you’re most likely to find a killer price low. But before we get to the results, let’s discuss the amorphous blob of time that Black Friday has become.
The DealNews chart below looks at deals by category, comparing historical sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Although ‘drones’ is not broken out as its own category, Cameras are a good proxy.
If history repeats itself, look for Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday to offer the best deal on Cameras (and drones?). Anyway you look at it, there should be great drone deals only weeks away. Regardless of how low drone prices will go, there is little doubt drones will be a “hot buy” this holiday shopping season.
For more, check out Predicting 2014’s Black Friday Drones Deals where DRONELIFE’s EIC, Andrew Amato, examines what to expect for price reductions this holiday season.
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com