American Thanksgiving, Black Friday as well as Cyber Monday is just around the corner! As Thanksgiving and Black Friday is known to be the most talked about holiday shopping fest, Cyber Monday has grown in popularity and is becoming a bigger holiday shopping event as well.
That being said, are you ready for this year’s crazy shopping events such as where to shop for the best deals and how to fight for it before it runs out of stock?
Here we have gathered a shopping guide and deal predictions for you :
1. Thanksgiving/Black Friday/ Cyber Monday promotion period and promotion items
• Thanksgiving – 23rd November 2017
Thanksgiving happens annually on a Thursday on the 4th week of November, in this case this year’s Thanksgiving will be on 23rd November. If not all, most of the American online stores including accessories, shoes, kids apparel, toys, beauty skincare, sports, and electronics, etc. will start with special promotional deals as a pre-sale for the coming Black Friday sale.
• Black Friday – 24th November 2017
Black Friday deals are similar to Thanksgiving sale but of course discounts will drop as low as 70% off or even more! Selected sites may even have a ‘One Day Deal’ or ’24 Hours Flash Sale’ so be prepared.
• Cyber Monday – 27th November 2017
Sale products are mostly electronics ie. Computer and laptops, mobile phones, sound speakers, and gaming systems.
Note the time difference between US and HK: Sales normally begin at 00:00 US time zone, which is equivalent to 16:00 HK time zone.
2. Game Planning
Stock runs out fast especially on Black Friday, so we suggest that you add your favorite items into your wish list or bookmark it so when the actual day comes all you need to do is to add them to your cart and proceed with checkout!
3. Have several Payment Methods ready in hand
Keep in mind there may be several American sites that don’t accept overseas credit cards including Samsonite, Toms as examples, so make sure you have several credits cards ready. PAYPAL is another vessel for easier checkout during this hectic sale event.
4. Compare Prices
If you spot a great deal on the official site, also checkout other seller sites to make sure you can’t do better elsewhere. For example, if you’re looking at shoes, you can compare prices at Eatbay, Footlocker, FootAction, Shoebuy, Amazon, Walmart, even eBay, sometimes prices may vary.
5. Make sure those online stores provide International Shipping
Majority of the US sites including Amazon, Walmart, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, Carter’s, Dyson, etc. do not provide international shipping, local deliveries only.
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