July 4th Sales, 2013 – Big Retailers Offering Week Long Sales This Year

July 4th Sales, 2013 – Big Retailers Offering Week Long Sales This Year

July 4th falls on a Thursday this year. Many stores are responding to the mid-week holiday by having sales that go from the weekend before to the weekend after Independence Day.

A mentioned earlier here on CP, Amazon discounted the 7″ Kindle Fire HD by $30 for the holiday. But that’s not all they have on sale.

The online retailer, which often appears reluctant to offering holiday related sales, has put together a whole July 4th section on their site. It includes 20% to 50% off select HDTV’s and other electronics, 50% off select tablet and smartphone cases, 40% off select Bluetooth headsets, 50% off select watches, 60% off select shoes, 70% off select clothing and more.

Online computer retailer Newegg says they have 240+ items in their July 4th sale. Some of the items they lead with include the HP Spectre NV13-2150NR 13.3″ Ultrabook for $629. They list the retail value at $979. A more realistic comparison though may be what the same item sells for at Walmart: $679. They also had an LG 55″ 1080p 120Hz Cinema 3D LED TV on sale for $679 with a coupon code – but that sold out quickly. There are still a huge number of items in the sale that remain in stock.

Home Depot launched their Red, White & Blue Sale on June 20. They have $5 off cans, and $20 off 5 gallon buckets, of paint. Appliances are on sale, plus they have a special with an additional $50 off each appliance purchased after the first one, up to $400 in savings. They also have up to 40% off patio furniture and, of course, grills on sale.

Sears’ July 4th sale includes up to 50% off outdoor furniture, 50% to 60% off select mattresses, 50% to 60% off summer clothes, and 10% to 30% off appliances. Their sale ends on Friday, 7am CT.

Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS is on sale in Best Buy’s July 4th sale for $19.99 (regularly $39.99). They are also offering an HP 15.6″ Laptop Essentials Package that includes a HP 2000-2b44dx Laptop, Internet Security Software, Sleeve, Mouse & Flash Drive for $299 (they have the regularly listed price is $394.95, but this appears to be a Best Buy exclusive and we could not compare the price to other retailers). They also have a 32″ LG HDTV on sale for $299 (list price $399).

We’ll reporting on July 4th sales here at CP throughout the week and into next weekend – stay tuned!

Consumer Expert Jimmy Borough

Jimmy is an assistant editor and a writer here at News For Shoppers. He has more than two decades of experience in the shopping industry, having worked in sales and marketing in both the technology and fashion industries.