CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) – Thanks to the disarray in the global supply chain caused by the pandemic, everything from Furnace Filters and Furbies, to Light Bulbs and Legos, are in danger of running out this holiday season.
Money and finance expert Matt Sapaula told Adrienne Bankert, host of “Morning in America,” that store owners (even online ones) all face the same problem: the goods just aren’t coming in enough. quickly to keep shelves fully stocked which means plenty of hot items. may be out of stock for last minute buyers … or even buyers three weeks in advance.
According to Sapaula, everything from iPhones and game consoles to Pokémon cards comes from China, and right now there are hundreds of thousands of shipping containers on ships waiting to be unloaded at US ports.
“The ships have to dock, be unloaded, and then the goods have to get to the retailers,” Sapaula said.
Sapaula said that to take advantage of the shortage, entrepreneurs are widening the “Black Friday window” and launching deals now to sell the stock they have and attract the most customers.
Sapaula warned, “If you wait until Christmas, prices could skyrocket because there simply won’t be enough products on the shelves to buy. He hopes even traditional last-minute shoppers can be careful and not wait until Christmas Eve to shop.
Amazon has already implemented a number of discounts for first-time Black Friday buyers, including:
- Apple AirPods Pro ($ 179.99, was $ 249)
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ($ 219.99, was $ 269.99)
- Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Saute Oven ($ 179.95, was $ 300)
- 75-inch Sony X80J 4K TV ($ 1,098, was $ 1,499.99)
- Vitamix A3500 Blender ($ 524.95, was $ 699.99)
- Shark Wandvac System Cordless Stick Vacuum ($ 199.99, was $ 249.99)
- Cricut Maker ($ 249, was $ 369.99)
Target has also announced that it will make early deals and bring back its Deal Days for this holiday season. The special three-day shopping is scheduled for October 10-12 this year.
Target is promising ‘big discounts’ throughout the store, with deals on items like TVs, Beats headphones, fleeces, video games, vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances, food and drink deals, and more.
For the first time, Target’s Deal Days will also be available in-store.