Guess what? It’s that time again – the biggest sales, courtesy of Black Friday, are set to hit the biggest Hong Kong and international stores.
We’re sure you’ve seen the sales stampedes on TV or YouTube. With masses of die-hard bargain hunters squeezing and pushing their way through doors, tumbling towards the biggest and best discounts on offer. In America, Black Friday sales are like a sport, and no wonder when you can bag some of the best deals in town.
Across the pond, we’d much prefer avoiding a gauntlet of shoppers, because a little bit of retail therapy from the comfort of our homes sounds like a much less intimidating experience. The good news is, Black Friday sales and discounts are also available to you online, and you don’t even have to go searching because we’ve put together the very best guide to shopping Black Friday Sales online. Let’s go!
I haven’t even heard of Black Friday – is it relevant to Hong Kong?
Yes, believe it or not, these deals aren’t just available to our American friends. Retailers in our own backyard are increasingly joining in on the fun and launching their own Black Friday sales before Christmas. Which is just perfect for amassing Christmas gifts for family and friends, or even just a little treat for yourself.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday falls on the day after US Thanksgiving – the fourth Thursday in November. This year it falls on Friday, 24 November, 2017.
Many deals will be online on the day (from midnight), but some stores tend to start their sales early and even let them run for weeks after the starting date. We’ll post them here as soon as we know, so keep an eye out and, in the meantime, here’s our countdown to Black Friday.
Top deals updated daily
Whilst you’re waiting for those mind blowing Black Friday deals, why not check out our list of current deals and discounts and see if you could pick up a bargain today.
Tips & Tricks for on Black Friday
- Do your research. Many retailers publish their deals before Black Friday, meaning you have time to consider your options and really find the best bargain.
- Make sure the retailer ships to Hong Kong. Always a good one to check before you get excited over a deal. That being said, you can now take advantage of Hong Kong’s MyUS postal service, which provides you with a US postal address to get items shipped to, before delivering them to Hong Kong.
- Shop around. You might find a better deal elsewhere. Use a site like finder to see all the best Black Friday deals and sales in one place. For example, Apple is notorious for offering mediocre Black Friday deals, while other stockists selling new or refurbished Apple products might be offering a better discount.
- Don’t forget that electronics might not work. It’s easy to get caught up in the bargains. Some of the best deals in the US revolve around new TVs, but even if you buy one at a massive discount, you’ll probably need an adapter and a transformer… as well as the higher shipping cost.