Every year, right after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday which “officially” opens the shopping season for Christmas, and the next Monday is called Cyber Monday, a much more recent day on the calendar, as it offers Online deals. Both are mostly US centric, but Chinese e-retailers have decided to jump on the Black Friday / Cyber Monday bandwagon, so just like for Black Friday 2013, I’ve decided to list a few offer available online for international buyers. Please make check to check my little shopping guide to avoid pitfalls, such as “fake” discounts, where the original price is inflated to misguide prospective buyers.
From November 28th to December 1st, DX Black Friday Shopping Carnival will be grandly open!
This year, DX will bring you with the most beloved brands at affordable prices with amazing discounts up to 90% off!
In addition to the amazing discounts, DX also offers our customers coupons worth a combined total value up to $100,000! You simply need to login to your DX account to get one! (Please note that $5 gift card will be valid on orders of $15 or more, the $10 gift card will be valid on orders of $30 or more)
What’s more, 700 pieces free DX 2015 calendar which includes coupons valued up to $500 inside will send out during the campaign! (All calendars will be shipped out in mid December)
Not only that, 50 orders will be randomly selected to receive extra discount! (10*100% off, 15*50% off, 25*30% off)
BuyInCoins’ Black Friday Special Deals alledgedly includes discounts for smartphones, tablets, and accessories, but the few products I checked were not discounted. Hopefully, real discounts will show up on Friday.
Geekbuying’s Black Friday Shopping Carnival has already started, where they claim up to 60% discount, and organize $0.01 deals, with limited quantities of course.
That’s one of the flash sales that just ended, and included Tronsmart Vega S89. It’s nearly impossible to get one, but if you do it’s jackpot.
They also have genuine deals for several mini PCs including:
- Tronsmart Draco AW80 Meta – $139.99 ($10 discount)
- MK808 Plus – $39.99 ($10 discount)
- MINIX NEO X6 – $79.99 ($20 discount)
Tinydeals calls their event Black Friday Tech Deals Week as it lasts 7 days, and discounts up to 65% are allegedly available, and they have 24-hour flash sales. I could not really find deals for “well-known” Chinese gadgets there
I think GearBest will have something for Black Friday, but until then, they have a Pre-Black Friday Sale with “massive early bird discounts”. I could not find any mini PCs or TV boxes there, and the smartphone I checked, namely Landvo L200, sells for the usual $90+.
Aliexpress have “activities” for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Promotions include coupons, for example $5 for Draco AW80, and the official sale will start exactly on Friday, included discounted smartphones and tablets, for example Xiaomi Mi3 will sell for $244 which seems to be a discount of about $30 to $40 on normal, as well as electronics accessories, clothing, and more. Since it’s not started yet, you can check discount, add interesting products to your basket, and once the sale begins you should be able to buy cheaper than usual.
Some potentially interesting discount are:
Strangely I cound not find any deals for Android mini PCs.
Banggoodhas a Black Friday Sale, but only focused on quadcopter, or I end-up on the wrong page.
FocalPrice has a Black Friday Mega Sale with alledgedly discount up to 70%. Unfortunately discounts are not that Mega, as for example Landvo L200 smartphone mentions above sells for $88, or about $4-5 cheaper than the normal price.
MCM Electronics is an online store for electronics hobbyist based in the US, but they also ship internationally. They launched a Black Friday Sale with boards such as Intel Galileo ($69), and various items including soldering irons, batteries, tablets, tool kits, and so on.
That’s all I found for now. If you find interesting deals available worldwide, feel free to share them with the community by commenting below.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.