Black Friday 2020 is already right around the corner, but things are moving a little differently than they have in the past. There’s been more online shopping happening this year than we’ve ever seen, and with more and more retailers wanting to encourage people to stay at home, the deals are coming online, and they’re coming early. It’s a new way to think about Black Friday shopping, and in reality if you can get the same deals and skip the lines, why not take advantage of the situation?
Just like in years past, Black Friday 2020 will be chock full of treadmill deals—both direct from our favorite brands that we’ve been reviewing for years, and through mega online retailers like Amazon. That said, you’re going to want to keep your eye on deals early, and you’re not necessarily going to want to wait for the day of Black Friday or Cyber Monday this year. With so many people moving to at-home workouts since the start of the pandemic, many of our favorite brands are having a hard time keeping treadmills in stock. This will be just as much the case when their Black Friday deals go live this year, so if you see something on sale, we wouldn’t recommend waiting until Black Friday to pull the trigger unless you’re willing to wait a month (or even several months) for delivery.
To save you time and help you get the best deal possible, we’ve built out this resource list below. You’ll find links to all of the best treadmill deals available this Black Friday from a variety of sources. Big discounts on NordicTrack, Sole and Horizon just below.
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While often your best bet is to go directly to the brands for the best available prices, it’s also worth checking out this ever-changing list of treadmill deals we found on Amazon. From past experience, Amazon Black Friday deals come and go in a hurry, which means if you come across a deal on a treadmill you’ve been shopping for, it’s not the place to linger or second-guess. We’ve seen many an Amazon Black Friday deal vanish within an hour or so of going live in the past, so we’re going to recommend moving quickly if the price is right!
But luck takes a bit of work, from researching, searching online stores, customer reviews, product reviews to learning what you need and want to be truly satisfied for years to come. You still have time to prepare with a little bit of help from Treadmillreviews.net. We’ve done some of the heavy lifting to make it easy for you – Best Treadmills, Buyers Guide, Treadmill Finder and Comparison Chart. In addition here are some things to consider when planning for your big treadmill buy.
How Thanksgiving Treadmill Sales Are Different
When shopping for a treadmill, normally, you rarely have to pay the full MSRP regardless of whether or not you’re buying directly from the manufacturer. However, during the holiday shopping season particularly Black Friday, the discounts are big. There are three kinds of discounts offered on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
#1: Deep Discounts on New 2020 Treadmills
Black Friday is the best time to consider getting a 2020 model instead of a 2021. Why? The manufacturers are getting ready to launch their 2021 models and need to make room for their newest versions.
Deep discounts mean you can purchase top of the line models for almost the same price of lower models of your choice. Now that’s a steal. On Black Friday you can expect the discounts of 40 percent of treadmills from NordicTrack, Sole and other leading brands.
Now you may be thinking that if you wait until after Black Friday or further into the holiday season or for New Year’s Day sales that you would get better discounts. It might be possible, however you run the risk of the model being sold out—especially in a year like this one where treadmill sales have been through the roof. Shopping on Black Friday is likely the best option to get the treadmill of your choice or an advanced version at an incredible deal.
Will prices drop even lower for December and New Year’s Day sales? Possibly, but the way this year has gone we frankly doubt it. If a fitness machine is good quality and on clearance, it will likely sell out during the long Thanksgiving weekend.
#2: Smaller Discounts on New 2021 Treadmills
New models are usually part of the promotional mix, but the discounts are not quite as deep. The 2021 models will have the latest in technology and design with upgrades and if you are one that likes the latest in gadgets, you will still get a deal but it probably won’t be more than 10-15% – but there are always exceptions. Our special Black Friday email on deals and promotions sent out on Thursday night will have all the sales for you to review before the gates open.
#3: Low Prices on Low-End Treadmills
Do your homework! That way you know when you are actually getting a good deal. Low advertised prices will get you through the door but don’t let it leave you with regret. You get what you pay for as the saying goes. Research brands, various types, motor power, warranty and more. Our treadmill comparison charts will give you a good starting point into your shopping extravaganza.
Last-Minute Black Friday Treadmill Deals
From now through Black Friday there will be Thanksgiving sales, but the excitement of a deep discount on Black Friday always presents a fair bit of temptation. Keep up to speed on the promotions by providing your email address below or make sure to check out our website, TreadmillReviews.net for all the deals.
As noted above, though, we wouldn’t recommend waiting it out like we have in previous years. 2020 has been a weird one, and we don’t trust that brands will still have stock to offer much in the way of deep discounts on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.