Black Friday deals in car audio this year will see a bargain CD-less head unit as low as $29, as suppliers discount low end or close out merchandise.
We are told to expect close outs on in-dash CD receivers at $49. Last year, the basement price was typically $59.
Multi-media or AV in-dash receivers should start at $149 instead of the everyday MAP price of $299.
Also, expect portable GPS models as low as $49. “PNDs are going to get nutty at $49 from off brands,” noted one supplier.
Car audio amps and speakers typically hold the line on price during the holidays but you can expect the usual “deck + 2” bundles on special, said suppliers.
One vendor will offer low end marine deck + 2 packs at $79 and $99 instead of the typical street prices of $129 and $149, respectively.
Walmart sale items include:
• Magellan 4.7″ GPS – $69
• 8GB iPod Touch – $195
• Buy any smartphone*** with a contract and get a $100 Walmart gift card
This year, we can also expect a greater emphasis on Cyber Monday as online commerce is expected to take an increasing share of holiday retail sales.
For the specialist, it’s more important than ever to focus on email blasts to your customer lists!