Black Friday 2018 – The best time to check off your wish list with maximum savings

By team gini on November 13, 2018

If you missed out on any shopping opportunities during Singles’ Day this year, Black Friday is just around the corner on November 23rd. Some of us wait for this epic sale period to grab all the things we’ve been eyeing over the year, whether they’re electronics, clothing or Christmas gifts. If you’ve been hesitating to upgrade your devices or refresh your wardrobe, now is a good time to take advantage of the discounts on some of these major online retailers around the world.

 

Tip: Do your research ahead of time to find the best discounts for the items you want. It’s way too easy to get lost in the whirlwind of ads and deals on the day of Black Friday itself – there’s no time to waste!

 

The best deals on electronics online

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1.Bose QuietComfort 35

  • Sale begins: 22 November, 6PM EST / 23 November, 7AM HKT
  • These are one of the best noise-canceling headphones available. Dell is offering a USD50 discount, from USD349 to USD299. Grab them here when the deal goes live or browse Dell’s other offers on their Black Friday 2018 ad here

 

Image result for Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider-Man Bundle

source: PlayStation

2. Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider-Man Bundle

 

silver iPad on smart case

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3.Apple iPad 2018

  • Sale begins: 21 November, 10PM EST / 22 November, 11AM HKT
  • Also from Walmart, get USD80 off the latest 32GB iPad here.

source: walmart

4.Google Home Hub

  • Sale begins: 21 November, 10PM EST / 22 November, 11AM HKT
  • If you haven’t hooked up your devices to one smart hub yet, now’s a good chance to upgrade your home’s connectivity. Walmart is offering the Google Home Hub, usually USD149, for USD99 here.

 

Metro Saga Xbox One X 1TB Bundlesource: Microsoft

5.Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Console Bundle

  • Sale begins: 19 November, 1AM EST / 19 November, 2PM HKT
  • In addition to getting the Xbox One X bundle for only USD400 instead of USD530, Kohl’s is also including a USD120 Kohl’s Cash gift card with the purchase. Keep an eye on the deal here before it goes live.

 

 Tip: Even though the best deals only ship to the United States, you can use PacMe to send all your purchases to Hong Kong. The courier service consolidates all your packages to one US address and repacks them to save you more on shipping costs. 

Online deals for lifestyle savings

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1.Amazon

In the days leading up to Black Friday, Amazon is offering flash deals on everything from kitchen appliances to home decor. They’re updated daily, so keep checking this list to keep up. 

source: @the_modern_life_mrs

2.ASOS

ASOS has hinted at their Black Friday sale to come. If 2017’s 30% site-wide discount is anything to refer by, we can look forward to similar big savings in 2018 for all your apparel needs. 

source: @stilclassics

3.Sephora

If you download the US version of the Sephora app, you get an exclusive sneak peek at the beauty brand’s Black Friday deals starting 15 November. Last year, Sephora.hk offered a storewide 15% during Black Friday. Fingers crossed for a similar deal in 2018!

 

Tip: Stick to a list. Sales are a good opportunity to take advantage of saving on items you already had in mind, not to spend even more on things you’ve only just realized you wanted. Even better, stick to a budget with the help of a personal finance app like gini. Then you can dive down the rabbit hole of Black Friday deals with a safe spending limit and a preemptive shopping strategy to make the most of the season.

 

Bonus tip: Certain credit cards of Hong Kong banks offer extra rewards with online or overseas spending. You can check out the list here for cards that will help you get even more value out of your Black Friday purchases.


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