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10 Best Big Ticket Items to Buy on Black Friday

From early Black Friday deals to our predictions, here's what to look out for this year.

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Game Consoles

The latest video game consoles usually come with big price tags, which is why it’s great to wait for a sale to purchase one. On Black Friday, check out the deals on bundles that combine game consoles with popular games or accessories. The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle will be available for $125 less this Black Friday. You’ll pay $274.99 at Best Buy, with your purchase including a copy of a game on Blu-ray Disc, a Jet Black PS4 Pro console and a DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller. You may also like this game-day shed! It’s perfect for watching sports, playing video games and more.

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Laptops are essential for work productivity, and they remain relatively expensive due to manufacturers improving speed, capacity and battery life. Price competition is a big deal in the laptop world, and so manufacturers and their affiliates will use Black Friday to increase sales. It’s predicted that big name brands like Dell, Lenovo and HP will offer Black Friday price cuts on their laptops. In 2017, Dell’s XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops saw generous price cuts for Black Friday. Make this ingenious, compact laptop stand in an hour with only a jigsaw, a drill, sandpaper and 10 bucks worth of materials.

Buy this computer on Amazon.

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Keep a lookout for deals on the iPad, Kindle, Google Nexus and more on Black Friday. It’s predicted that because Microsoft’s newest Surface Pro 6 will be coming out soon, its predecessor, the Surface Pro 2017, will see some notable price cuts. Before you go out and buy a stand, check out these 10 kitchen tablet stands you can make yourself.

Buy it on Amazon.

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Refrigerators are a big ticket item to take advantage of this Black Friday. The best deals will likely be on French-door models, specifically Samsung models, so keep an eye out for the steep discounts. Shopping for a new refrigerator? Find out what Amazon shoppers love about these 10 refrigerators.

You can get this fridge on Amazon.

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Need a vacation? Prepare to purchase your next trip out of town this Black Friday! Many travel destinations run deals that fill out their off-season, such as a theme park vacation in December, or a late-winter ski trip. Date flexibility can save you even more. Be sure to check out deals offered by airlines. Last year, United Airlines offered massive savings on vacation packages, with promo codes offering $100s off domestic vacations. Before you go on vacation, here are 11 things to take care of around the house.

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Washer and Dryer Combos

Is your washer and dryer combo nearing its end? Hold off until Black Friday and expect to save hundreds of dollars. Costco will be offering an incredible $620 off the Whirlpool 4.8CuFt High-Efficiency Top Load Washer with Built-In Water Faucet and the 7.4CuFt Large Capacity Gas Dryer with Hamper Door. Here are the questions you need to ask yourself to ensure that you end up with the right washer and dryer for your family.

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To make room for 2019 inventory, car dealerships are often open longer, offer enticing perks and advertise some serious discounts around Black Friday. In 2017, Ford offered zero-percent financing and at least $1,000 cash back on many of its vehicles. Looking to buy something for a DIY buddy (or yourself) this upcoming Black Friday? Harbor Freight has incredible deals that you do not want to miss!

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Furniture can cost a pretty penny, so if you’re on the lookout for a new bed or couch, hold off until Black Friday. Macy’s, Big Lots, Target, Walmart, Overstock, Wayfair and Ashley Furniture are known to offer steep discounts during the big day. Expect Black Friday deals on sectionals, leather sofas, recliners, living room sets, entertainment centers, dining room sets and bedroom furniture. Want to make what’s old new again? Take a look at these fast furniture fixes.

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Winter Tools

Black Friday prices for winter tools like snow blowers were big last year, including the Craftsman 22-inch 179cc Dual Stage Snow Thrower. On sale for $399.99, those in need of a new machine were able to save a whopping $300. Keep an eye out for deals this year! Check out these 15 things you need to know about buying a snow blower.

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A cheap vacuum is just that: it won’t have the suction of a higher quality vacuum and it won’t have as many helpful attachments or offer high-tech features. So why not buy a topnotch vacuum without the price tag? Dyson’s V8 Animal+ Cord-Free Rechargeable Stick, which retails for $500, is currently available for $400, and will be available at Costco for $299.99 this Black Friday! Robot vacuums: do they really work?

Photo: Courtesy of Dyson

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Alexa Erickson
Alexa is an experienced lifestyle and news writer, currently working with Reader's Digest, Shape Magazine and various other publications. She loves writing about her travels, health, wellness, home decor, food and drink, fashion, beauty and scientific news. Follow her traveling adventures on Instagram: @living_by_lex, send her a message: [email protected] and check out her website: