Barely entered into the month of Black Friday, Amazon and its counterparts are attacking hard with generous discounts. The point this Sunday.
Black Friday gains in visibility with each new edition. Amazon is one of the major e-merchants that contributes to this success. That said, more local players such as Cdiscount, Fnac Darty or Boulanger were also very active during this period. AliExpress is also entering the battle with reduced prices at the start of the month. Here is the list of tips for this Sunday evening.
For Singles Day (November 11), below are the offers that will be available. You must “add to cart” before that date and validate your order on November 11 at 9:00 am sharp. The associated codes assure you a strong discount in addition. The final prices will be posted at 9:00 a.m.
- Roborock S7 at 409 € instead of 549 € (11AE60)
- Roborock S5 Max at 304 € instead of 560 € (11AE45)
- Roborock Dyad at 349 € instead of 449 €
- Dream T30 at 280 € instead of 459 € (11AE45)
- Mi Pad 5 at 299 € instead of 499 € (FRBON50)
- AirPods 2 at € 99 instead of € 179 (FRBON30)
- AirPods Pro at 160 € instead of 279 € (FRAPPLE40)
- Redmi Note 10 Pro at 239 € instead of 299 € (11AE30)
- Realme GT Master Edition at 244 € instead of 399 € (FRRE45)
- Poco X3 Pro at € 169 instead of € 299 (11AE30)
- OnePlus Nord 2 at 314 € instead of 399 € (11AE45)
- OnePlus 8T 256 Go at 369 € instead of 699 € (11AE60)
- OnePlus 9 256 Go at 389 € instead of 819 € (11AE60)
- Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro at 128 € instead of 299 € (FRBON30)
- Xiaomi 3H Air Purifier at 91 € instead of 149 € (FRMI40)
On Amazon, Black Friday is one of the biggest events of the whole year. If he is now overtaken by Prime Day, November remains one of the most important for him. Indeed, if the event officially takes place on the last Friday of the month just after Thanksgiving (hence the name Friday), the offers actually start much earlier. For this long weekend, there are already business to seize at full speed.
Black Friday boosted by Amazon
Black Friday is a concept from the United States. It was Amazon, the leader in e-commerce in France, which helped develop this activity in France. However, it was largely taken up by physical stores which today still represent an overwhelming majority of the turnover generated. E-commerce is very much oriented for those who want to buy high-tech products.
As you may have already seen in our detailed list above, Black Friday features a lot of tech deals. However, it is far from being the only product category available for this fall operation. It is simply that we have expertise on these good plans and that we are thus focusing on this theme. However, you can discover products for beauty, sport, DIY, fashion or decoration directly on merchant sites.
Over time, Black Friday on Amazon, Cdiscount and Fnac has gained momentum. It is even obvious since at the same time, the popularity of sales is in free fall. The latter, which are in January and June, are seen as destocking operations on products which have difficulty in selling (hence the concept of selling at a loss) and which are less popular.
For Black Friday, the difference is that you can find the world’s finest brands – and their latest references – at discounted prices. Apple, Dyson, Sony or Samsung, they are all active for this operation. You can therefore take advantage of the latest iPhone 13, MacBook Pro, Microsoft Surface tablets or even Dyson vacuum cleaners at low prices.
The icing on the cake, Black Friday takes place at a key time of the year: it is positioned just before the end of the year holidays. This allows you to make Christmas gifts much cheaper. Unlike operations such as sales where it becomes difficult to find good deals, Black Friday is really a simple, efficient and generous meeting.
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This operation starts this weekend
To better manage its inventory, Amazon started Black Friday much earlier this year. For this edition, it must organize itself differently due to a worldwide disruption of processors (semiconductors). The whole high-tech industry is affected by these difficulties, which makes it impossible to produce enough stock. Apple, Samsung or Xiaomi have been hit hard by these production concerns and this is reflected in the stock available at Amazon.
This implies that customers will have to hurry to do their Christmas shopping at the risk of running out of stock. And here we are talking about products that are not necessarily at a reduced price. It is for this reason that Black Friday on Amazon starts much earlier this year 2021. The cyber-merchant will be able to adapt his stocks to best meet upstream demand.
However, the customer is never under pressure at home. Indeed, to facilitate purchases during Black Friday, Amazon voluntarily extends the return period. While this is 30 days by default (which is double what all other e-merchants do), it has now set a fixed date for all year-end purchases. You will have until January 31, 2022 to return your purchases. This is handy for those who are unsure of their Christmas presents. The eBay resale stage is over.
The Single Day invites itself into the dance
In our selection above of offers for Black Friday, we have dedicated a slot for Single Day. The latter is a kind of Black Friday at Alibaba and AliExpress. It is the most important day of the year and is the highest turnover in the world in a single day. To give you an order of magnitude, it’s 7 times bigger than Prime Day, which is the biggest event for Amazon.
For Single Day, the operation differs from that of Black Friday at Amazon. In this case, all the offers are already known and displayed very explicitly on the e-commerce site. However, they will only be available on November 11 from 9:00 am sharp. AliExpress advises you to already put the products in your basket to avoid stockouts. Often, they occur in the first hour after the start of the operation on 11.11.
During Single Day, the aggressiveness of the offers is much more interesting than that of Black Friday. However, it is not the same selection of products and brands that is available. AliExpress focuses on Asian brands (Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Roborock) while an Amazon focuses on Western brands. We recommend that you play both operations in parallel because they do not take place at the same time. You might as well enjoy it now.
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