Black Friday and Christmas might feel rather far away if you peak at the calendar, but that is not stopping manufacturers from already trying to entice consumers to spend earlier this year. Does it make sense to shop so early when all of the best deals will drop right before Thanksgiving and Black Friday? The reality is that sales are soft and consumers have been holding off on big ticket items which is starting to scare both retailers and manufacturers.
Some of the best sales of the year actually happened this summer and if you were smart enough to jump at the best TV, loudspeaker, and soundbar deals — you may have made the right choice.
With the kids back in school, parents are starting to think about what they may need to order in time for Christmas if specific categories are going to be more popular than others and manufacturers may not have as much inventory as you might hope — a number of companies in the A/V category have let it drop in private conversations that they are being more cautious so that they don’t end up with too much inventory in January or are forced to make smaller margins this Christmas.
Which categories are going to be really hot this year? Let’s take a look.
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Stream your music through a piece of Japanese inspired modern art. This all-in-one sound system is feature packed with Auto Room Tailoring to sound great no matter where it’s placed in the room. Perfect for a den, office, bedroom and more.
Our favorite TV of 2023 is the Sony BRAVIA XR A95L Series QD-OLED 4K TV. Self proclaimed as the best TV that Sony has ever made makes it the right purchase if you are looking for state-of-the-art picture quality. Available in 55″, 65″ and 77″ screen sizes.
With ingenious double-tap finger gesture, the just released Apple Watch Series 9 has us wanting to control our music playback with this gesture. How cool is that? Plus get all the health, safety and convenience features of a super computer on your wrist. Available in 41mm or 45mm sizes.
From $399 at Amazon
New for 2023, the Yamaha SR-B40A is a Dolby Atmos Soundbar that comes with a wireless subwoofer. It features clear voice technology for dialogue and four sound modes to immerse yourself into the action.
Apple’s AirTag is one thing you don’t need until you really need it. Place it in a suitcase, backpack, handbag or even attach to your keychain so you’ll never lose track of your stuff. Plus get automatic reminders when things get left behind. Purchase individually or in 4-packs for a better deal.
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