All Sales Are Not Created Equal: The Best 4th July Sales

Every American knows a good or bad deal when they see one - hell, a bad deal was why we kicked out the Brits back in the 1770s, wasn't it? And in that spirit, it seems only right that we celebrate our independence from our friends across the pond by having one of the biggest sales events of the year: the 4th July sales. 

But we at CNET know that, as with a lot of the biggest sales events - like Black Friday or Back to School - the 4th July sales can be pretty bewildering, and it can it be difficult to know where to find the truly great deals among the multitude of mediocre ones. To help you out, we've done the hard work for you, trawling through this year's 4th July sales and selecting only the very best of the bargains. Enjoy. 

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Bored in the USA? Upgrade Your Tech This 4th July Sales

Sadly, it's quite likely that this 4th July will be a little different from previous years. There won't be so many big parties, for sure, and a few more of us than usual will probably be at home. It's fortuitous, then, that July 4th usually brings some pretty serious tech sales. The best of them? In TVs, laptops, and household appliances.

The best of the 4th July TV sales 

If you're old TV is looking a bit worse for wear, then the 4th July is a good time to pick up a new one. And with 4k not quite as cutting edge as it used to be, you can now pick up a TV with 4k capability for less than you might think. The best places to go around Independence Day are: 

  • Walmart. Walmart almost always have some great TV offers, but 4th July is a real high point. Last year, some of their 4kTVs were on sale for more than $600 less than normal.
  • Best Buy. Another staple of the TV market with another killer 4th July sale. They also had savings of more than $500 last year. 

Where to find the best laptop sales on the 4th July 

You could also do worse than look for a new laptop in the Independence Day sales, for which the savings are always plentiful. The top sales are usually to be found at the actual manufacturers' online stores, rather than a bigger retailer: 

  • For one, Dell always have a 4th July sale, and it's always killer. Last year, you could get $400 off some laptops, with up to $250 off their gaming laptops. 
  • HP are another contender here. In 2019 their focus was on tablet reductions, but laptops were caught up as well, with the price of their Spectre '2-in-1' laptop reduced by $200 last year. 

The best of the 4th July appliance sales 

The final area of tech (in the loosest sense of the word) where there are sizeable 4th July savings to be had is in household appliances: slow-cookers, coffee makers, or even food processors. So, if if the kit is lacking from your kitchen, then now is the time to buy. You'll find the best sales at: 

  • Home Depot. Where else? This time last year, Home Depot were shifting whole kitchen appliance sets (including fridge, cooker and dishwasher) for around $2k. 
  • Walmart. Another big hitter, but here we're looking at the smaller things in your kitchen. In 2019, Walmart had big savings on smaller appliances like slow-cookers. 

Ask not what your furniture can do for you—ask what you can do for your furniture. Decking out the house in the 4th July sales.

Marking the beginning of the real summer, 4th July is a good time to clear out some of your old furniture and to bring in something new. It's also BBQ season, so you'll want something comfy to sit and eat on outside. Happily, three of the most often reduced products in the Independence Day sales are patio furniture, grills (ideal, no?), and mattresses - so you can get real stuffed full of BBQ outside and then collapse onto an extremely comfy new bed. 

Where to shop in the 4th July mattress sales

Most Americans sleep on extremely old mattresses, compromising the health of their back and contributing to a lack of sleep across the nation. This is not good. Thankfully, 4th July represents the perfect time to buy a new one. Why? Well, simply put, because mattresses are always subject to very big savings in the 4th July sales. If you're wondering where to sign-up, then the best 4th July mattress sales can typically be found at: 

  • Nectar Sleep. In 2019, you could get two free pillows with any mattress in their Independence Day sale. 
  • Mattress Firm, who went even further last year, with savings of up to $400. 
  • Casper

The best patio furniture and grill deals on the 4th July

In case we can't all have big 4th July parties this year, then the next best thing is a big grill in the yard. If you're lacking a little when it comes to comfy patio furniture, or indeed you're lacking a grill, then this is a good time of year to grab one. The best sales can be found at: 

  • Home Depot, where last year you could pick up their top-rated grills for less than $200. 
  • And Cabela's, who had grilling equipment on sale in 2019 starting at $5. 

And what about if I've served my country? 

Veterans deals in the 4th July sales 

If you're either an active member of the military or a veteran, then there are plenty of 4th July deals out there just for you. They're pretty varied, but that doesn't mean to say they aren't worth looking into. In fact, already announced Veterans deals for July 4th 2020 include: