As consumers divert their attention from thanksgiving festivities and get ready for Black Friday marathon, where are they likely to be heading a few hours from now? Here are preliminary findings from Retrevo's real-time pulse:
- Did we think people won't buy HDTVs? Well, we would be wrong if we assumed that. Heavy interest in HDTVs. heavy interest in Sharp HDTVs at Sears, Samsung & Sharp HDTVs at Circuit City, Emerson TVs at Wal-mart and Dynex TVs at Best Buy, so expect long lines for these particular products.
- Laptops, Digital Cameras and GPS continue to perform well in these tough economic times. Wal-mart seems to be driving lot of people towards their super-aggressive deals on Kodak digital cameras. Sears and Best Buy not far behind with their Magellan and Garmin GPS super-deals respectively. Apple seems to dominate interest in laptops followed by HP and Lenovo.
- Camcorders, Desktops, Receivers etc are a distant third. DVD players surprisingly are garnering interest but not a very strong interest. It will be interesting to see if all the Blu-ray promotions result in consumer demand this holiday season or it that's going to be a Q1 phenomenon once people have bought their first HDTVs.
Keep tabs on the Retrevo blog, I will be posting regular updates until Cyber Monday.
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