Black Friday Bad Deals
As with TVs, great deals on laptops tend to show up in the circulars for Black Friday. And as with TVs, the actual laptops on sale are nothing special.
&quot;The TVs and laptops tend to be older models and second-tier brands, says Fridgen. In both cases there will be a few popular brands on sale, but these will be in very limited quantities.
So when should you shop for laptops, if not on Black Friday? The data suggests that prices are best in mid-December, when the lowest available prices will be about 20% lower than the average for the holiday season. But if you're willing to wait until after Christmas (say, because you're actually shopping for yourself), then you can save even more in January. If you don't have to have a laptop before the holidays, another good time to buy is in the first half of January, says Fridgen. Right before CES [the Consumer Electronics Show], there is discounted pricing on current generation laptops