It looks like TV sales won’t be a big draw at Sears this holiday season. In fact, the deals are buried—along with the rest of the electronics—in the back of the retailer’s Black Friday circular. And, once we unearthed them, we didn’t see anything that greatly impressed us.
Still, the retailer is rewarding its Shop Your Way members with a private early-bird night of doorbuster deals on Sunday, Nov. 22. Invites to the 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. event—four days before the Black Friday sales kick off—will arrive via email and text. If you didn’t get one, text the word “EXCLUSIVE” to 73277 to claim one, as long as supplies last. The private-night sales can also be accessed at sears.com from 3 p.m. Sunday to midnight Monday.
Samsung UHD TVs
Samsung has been among the most prominent TV brands featured in Black Friday promotions this year, and Sears has the company’s sets at prices ranging from $230 for a 32-inch 1080p model to $2,000 for a 75-inch HD model. UHD TVs usually range from about $1,000 to $1,800, depending on the screen size and series.
Here are some specific models with our take on each deal. If a model has been tested in our labs, subscribers will find it listed in our full TV Ratings. We’ve also included links to our model pages where applicable.
- 65-inch Samsung UN65JU7500 curved-screen 4K smart HDTV, $1,800. This set is about $2,500 at Crutchfield and Best Buy. We tested the 55-inch version.
- 65-inch Samsung UN65JU6700 curved-screen 4K smart TV, $1,500. You can buy it now for less than $1,600 at several places.
- 65-inch Samsung UN65JU6500 UHD smart TV, $1,400. Normally it’s about $1,500 to $1,700.
- 55-inch Samsung UN55JU6700 curved-screen UHD smart TV, the smaller sibling of the 65-inch set above, for $1,000. Not much savings: You can buy it now on Amazon and Walmart for under $1,100.
- 55-inch Samsung UN55JS7000 UHD smart TV, $1,000. It normally sells for about $1,200.
Samsung 1080p Models
Based on the sets we’ve reviewed, these savings are pretty lean:
- A 75-inch Samsung UN75J6300 1080p smart HTV, $2,000. This one can be purchased at a number of places for under $2,200.
- A 65-inch Samsung UN65J6300, the sibling to the above set, for $1,100. It’s about $1,400 at several retailers now.
- A 60-inch Samsung UN60J6200 1080p smart TV, $700. You can buy this set for $750 at a number of retailers.
- A 48-inch Samsung UN48J5200 1080p smart HDTV, $430. It’s $480 at many places right now. The 40-inch version is $320. It sells for $400 to $430 elsewhere.
- A 32-inch Samsung UN32J5205 smart TV for $230. It’s about $280 at other places.
Additional TV Deals
If you’re looking for a smaller TV or a different brand, here are a few more deals. LG TVs have typically performed very well in Consumer Reports’ TV Ratings, but the same can’t be said for models from Seiki and RCA.
- A 20-inch Seiki SE20HY 720p TV, $100. This is hardly a deal, considering the set now costs $100 at Kmart, Sears’ sister company.
- A 43-inch Seiki SE43FK 1080p TV, $280. Again, no deal since it sells for the same price on Amazon.
- A 32-incg RCA LED32G30RQD 720p TV/DVD combo, $200.
- A 32-inch LG 32LF500B, $210. The 720p TV is about $215 at Walmart now. For more info on it, check out our Ratings.
- A 50-inch LG 50LF6100 1080p smart TV, $550. This set, also tested, is $600 at Best Buy and Amazon.
- A 60-inch LG 60UF7700 UHD smart TV (also in our Ratings) for $1,400. It’s $1,500 at Walmart and Amazon.
Sears’ stores will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving and they’ll re-open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. There will also be sales through the weekend. You may want to look into Sears’ shopping convenience programs, too. With In-Vehicle Pickup, for example, you can buy online, drive to the store, and have someone bring your purchases right to your car.
Over the next week, we’ll be compiling a list of the best Black Friday TV deals, so keep checking back for news on where to find the biggest bargains. In the meantime, take a look at our Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips and our Countdown to Black Friday calendar.
This article originally appeared on Consumer Reports.
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