Will Black Friday be worth it this year?
For the last two years, Black Friday was non-existent due to the pandemic and supply crisis.
Most manufacturers skipped Black Friday promotions because they didn’t have appliances to ship. The appliance industry seems to have a “sell first, then worry about it later” mindset.
This year will be different.
In this article, you will learn all about the best brands and products to consider. I will also tell you which companies will not be participating in Black Friday promotions.
As you may have guessed, it's not the day after Thanksgiving but weeks before. You should know when Black Friday promotions start so you can avoid the lines and possible supply issues.
Let's get started.
When Do Black Friday Promotions Start?
Black Friday now starts in early November. We are completely rolling out Black Friday promotions today, November 4th through Cyber Monday, November 28th.
Here is a big tip: Buy an appliance early if you are in the market. There may be an excess inventory on certain models, but you want to avoid any back orders and potential supply problems.
Please wait for the prices to change or call your salesperson and have them call you, then act, so you aren't delayed five months for any appliances.
What Brands Are Not Participating in Black Friday Promotions?
Luxury appliance brands such as Sub-Zero, Thermador, Bosch, Monogram, and Miele will not be participating in Black Friday promotions this year.
Mainly because lead times are 6-15 months out, and historically, they often don’t partake in promotional holidays.
If you are considering a premium brand, you want to order the appliances at the start of your project. Waiting for a promotional holiday could delay your construction.
Quick Tip: Thermador has their One-Two-Free rebate program for a free dishwasher or range hood with qualifying purchases. Monogram has a $3,000 rebate with qualifying purchases.
Some of the others you have to watch, like Miele. They have had 10% off occasionally in the past (pre-2020).
Additionally, affordable luxury appliance brands like Beko, JennAir, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, SKS (Signature Kitchen Suite), and LG Studio are not participating for various reasons.
Those various reasons have been the same for the last two years: Supply chain issues causing a lack of deliverable products.
Not that it has stopped this industry in the past. However, if you buy one of these brands on sale, you will probably be waiting for an indeterminate amount of time.
What Brands Are Participating in Black Friday Promotions This Year?
That leaves us with GE, LG, and Samsung, who will all be participating in Black Friday promotions this year. LG and Samsung started Black Friday promotions years ago.
I would watch these three brands when and where you shop this year.
Best Products to Consider for Black Friday 2022
The best products to consider for Black Friday are ranked by product category: laundry, ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers.
I will give you some highlights, and we will provide links to all the best Black Friday deals below.
Best Black Friday Laundry Deals
The slowdown from the recession has mostly impacted laundry sales. Now manufacturers have an excess of it.
LG's popular front loads will be $699 for the washer and dryer each. They were selling at $949 at the beginning of the year. Click here to see the pair.
LG’s one-piece WashTower is $1,699, down from $2,499 earlier in the year.
GE's best front load with the microban anti-mold treatment and 32-load dispenser is now under $949 after being $1,199 at the start of the year. Click here to see the pair.
Best Black Friday Refrigerator Deals
The LG LFCS22520S 25 cubic foot bottom freezer is $599 off at $1,399. That's a big enough refrigerator for a family of five.
GE's counter depth 19 cubic foot refrigerator is $1,599 down $499.
LG's 30 cubic foot French door refrigerator with a dispenser and craft ice maker is $3,199, a savings of $899.
Best Black Friday Range Deals
The more basic ranges are on sale, like the LG electric or gas freestanding ranges with convection, are now $799.
GE Profile’s gas range has a 20,000 BTU (British Thermal Unit) burner. The GE Profile five burner gas and electric ranges are now $949 and $899. You have two 18,000 BTU burners on the GE Profile gas range.
Best Black Friday Dishwasher Deals
I could only find two that were worthwhile. Both are popular and quiet under the 44 decibel (dB) silence rating standard.
This LG dishwasher has steam to help lift off tough stains like casserole dishes and dry glassware better at $799, a $299 savings.
This GE Profile dishwasher has special bottle washes on the top rack designed to spray the residue from your sports or baby bottles.
You also have a third rack for silverware, a silverware basket with 40 different sprays, and a unique drying system to dry even plastics at $999, down $249 for Black Friday.
Should You Buy Appliances During Black Friday 2022?
For Black Friday this year, you may not have the sheer quantity of years past, but the models on sale are still popular and worth considering. There will probably be store-level deals and better financing as well.
As always, check reviews to determine the best place to shop in your area.
Moving forward, you will likely find the best deals around promotional holidays like in years past. The next one is Presidents’ Day.
Good luck and Happy Holidays.
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