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Are boxing day deals better then black friday?

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Are boxing day deals better then black friday?

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wasnt sure best place to post this

im looking at tVs such as this samsung one here for 449: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sa ... c/14469356

doesnt seem like the most amazing deal but its a deal.

i was wondering if its better to wait for boxing day deals or is this as good as it gets?
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: i was wondering if its better to wait for boxing day deals or is this as good as it gets?
You should post this in request a deal

This is a bad year, because of shortages, I wouldn’t expect too many deals. Boxing Day is usually an extension of Black Friday
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not good place to load it here,
But hell I didn't find this year BF any goods, because the merchant knows we cannot flock to the US to deals, so they don't have any incentive to lower their price.
Or they would limit the "door crasher" or jack the price up.
Lots of us that are price conscious (CCC, stocktracker), knows BF has some item with crashing price, but overall, boxing day and prime day seems now a better choice.
Let's check cyber monday, it's only 2 days away.
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Gee wrote: You should post this in request a deal

This is a bad year, because of shortages, I wouldn’t expect too many deals. Boxing Day is usually an extension of Black Friday
thanks. i normally post help threads for home or auto but rarelty ever post or ask anything about deals if at all.

do you think the samsung TV i linked is a decent deal?
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Last year I found Black Friday better than Boxing Day, but this years BF was pretty crappy so hopefully Boxing Day will be better.
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Usually BF and CM are better than BD
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In the last 2-3 years, Black Friday was much much better than Boxing Day

I think this year we may get a nice Boxing Day. BF 2020 has been universally panned in Canada, there were no deals at all, Amazon's adjusted shipping dates to account for BF rush were all wrong, parcels are getting shipped out/out for delivery the next day after ordering vs the 4-5 day expected delivery in the invoice

Majority of the country is under lockdown, websites have banners saying expect shipping delays, and yet shipping estimates are moving without hiccups.
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That's been my experience as well in terms of prices.

Also, I buy most stuff on the need / want list on BF instead as that way we can enjoy during the holidays (like new appliances, TV, etc.) and I'm able to buy almost all my gifts on significant discount now
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Gee wrote: I wouldn’t call it earth shattering. It is only 43”

If you’re not partial to Samsung, I would keep looking
theres a TOSHIBA one for the same size, 43, but its 329 dollars. i thought it might be worth spending a little extra for samsung since its a better quality brand?
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: theres a TOSHIBA one for the same size, 43, but its 329 dollars. i thought it might be worth spending a little extra for samsung since its a better quality brand?
I am not a TV specialist, but I was looking to upgrade ours for a "smart" TV in the last year or so, and comments I often had is to also consider the GUI, where some makes have a better user interface for those non-tech users...
p.s. I am still in the market... not pulled the trigger on a specific model or make yet, so still listening... :-)
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: theres a TOSHIBA one for the same size, 43, but its 329 dollars. i thought it might be worth spending a little extra for samsung since its a better quality brand?
There are only a few panel manufacturers. In the low end, there is little margin for the manufacturers. Toshiba, Sharp, RCA, JVC et al are Licencing their brand to anyone that wants it. Meaning that Walmart can go to a factory in China and list out specs and a target price. Lowest bidder gets the contract and then Walmart pays a Licencing fee to stick the word Toshiba on it. It is kind of sad.

My point is, at 43” you’re on the lower end of the market, I would not spend extra money on a brand. @cotesyl makes a valid point. You should buy the interface you want. LG has WebOS, Sony has Android TV, Samsung has Tizen. The bulk of the discount brands are on Roku.

My suggestion, is look for a TV that has an IPS (LG) panel, this will give you good colour and viewing angles. Samsung is typically uses a VA panel which is almost as good as an IPS.
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Gee wrote: There are only a few panel manufacturers. In the low end, there is little margin for the manufacturers. Toshiba, Sharp, RCA, JVC et al are Licencing their brand to anyone that wants it. Meaning that Walmart can go to a factory in China and list out specs and a target price. Lowest bidder gets the contract and then Walmart pays a Licencing fee to stick the word Toshiba on it. It is kind of sad.

My point is, at 43” you’re on the lower end of the market, I would not spend extra money on a brand. @cotesyl makes a valid point. You should buy the interface you want. LG has WebOS, Sony has Android TV, Samsung has Tizen. The bulk of the discount brands are on Roku.

My suggestion, is look for a TV that has an IPS (LG) panel, this will give you good colour and viewing angles. Samsung is typically uses a VA panel which is almost as good as an IPS.
i was gonna jump on the toshiba but now its out of stock. the samsung is the cheapest. i also considered the 50inch model from them: https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-TU8000-UN ... r=1-4&th=1

do you think thats good but cheap? couldnt find any LG deals that were in stock. was hoping for some better cyber monday deals but no so much, just an extension of black friday
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I am waiting "the worst Boxing Day ever " thread now
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: i was gonna jump on the toshiba but now its out of stock. the samsung is the cheapest. i also considered the 50inch model from them: https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-TU8000-UN ... r=1-4&th=1

do you think thats good but cheap? couldnt find any LG deals that were in stock. was hoping for some better cyber monday deals but no so much, just an extension of black friday
You are doing yourself a disservice shopping by brand name. Toshiba is no longer a reputable name in televisions. While Samsung is a reputable name, you're getting an inferior television when shopping for a budget/entry-level television compared to the major value brands such as Vizio, TCL and Hisense.

For example, the TU8000 as rated by RTings.com: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/tu8000

You can see that it says it's beat for value by the TCL 5-series which are currently selling for $439 (50") and $479 (55") at on Costco.ca. That appears to be a $109 and $219 difference, respectively?

For LESS money, you are getting a quantum dot color filter, slightly better contrast, similar brightness, a much wider color gamut, and full-array local dimming. It's interesting because RTings even calls the 5-series superior to the Samsung Q60T which is the QLED-upgrade to the TU8000.

I just picked one up for my parents. Should be great value for the money, plus the Costco 2-year guarantee. With a reliable credit card, you can double this warranty up to 1-2 years depending on the card OR choose to purchase the 5-year protection plan from Costco for $30.
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lhsonic wrote: You are doing yourself a disservice shopping by brand name. Toshiba is no longer a reputable name in televisions. While Samsung is a reputable name, you're getting an inferior television when shopping for a budget/entry-level television compared to the major value brands such as Vizio, TCL and Hisense.

For example, the TU8000 as rated by RTings.com: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/tu8000

You can see that it says it's beat for value by the TCL 5-series which are currently selling for $439 (50") and $479 (55") at on Costco.ca. That appears to be a $109 and $219 difference, respectively?

For LESS money, you are getting a quantum dot color filter, slightly better contrast, similar brightness, a much wider color gamut, and full-array local dimming. It's interesting because RTings even calls the 5-series superior to the Samsung Q60T which is the QLED-upgrade to the TU8000.

I just picked one up for my parents. Should be great value for the money, plus the Costco 2-year guarantee. With a reliable credit card, you can double this warranty up to 1-2 years depending on the card OR choose to purchase the 5-year protection plan from Costco for $30.
Ive read that the name brands have better quality contorl then the the lesser brands. wold u agree wit that?

also what size did u decide on? this TV is going in the kitchen (i know off space but tthats what the rents want) so i figured 50 might be to big?
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thatsnazzyiphoneguy wrote: Ive read that the name brands have better quality contorl then the the lesser brands. wold u agree wit that?

also what size did u decide on? this TV is going in the kitchen (i know off space but tthats what the rents want) so i figured 50 might be to big?
Maybe, but I own a Sony and follow a few owner's threads and boy, all the stories of DOA units and panel QA issues (specks of dust trapped inside panel, groups of dead pixels, clouding, etc.) tells me that top brands also have issues with QA.

But I think the old adage that you usually find issues within the period of the manufacturer's warranty generally holds true regardless of the manufacturer. Any issues, take it back to the retailer- that's why I prefer to work with retailers with a good return policy and history of exchanging TVs. Costco is definitely one of them, they also automatically double your mfr warranty to two years. If you really don't trust the TV, $30 will buy you 5 years of worry-free TV use.

I got them the 55" but it's a living room TV. I don't know what your kitchen is like so I can't comment. I've seen bar-style kitchens with a large TV mounted. I think most other people just don't have a TV in their kitchens or can see the TV from the kitchen. Best to measure it out and outline it on the wall before buying the physical TV.
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