Black Friday refers to the last Friday of November when online and physical stores in the United States offer huge discounts for holiday shoppers. The following Monday is coined as Cyber Monday for more online shopping. The Black Friday discounts are often so good that it’s no surprise that US shoppers’ mad rush into stores made it into news reports every year. If there’s anything you wanted to buy from US stores, this is the best time to do it!
What to buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
You should be able to find almost everything on sale during this period. However, Black Friday generally offers better deals on technology while Cyber Monday is larger for fashion retail.
There’s still time to do your research! Go to the online stores and note down the pre-sale prices. You’ll be able to quickly compare and grab the best discounts when the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales begin.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out these two websites for a good selection of US online stores:
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Important dates & times to remember
- Black Friday US online discounts is happening at Singapore time 1pm or 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28 and
- Cyber Monday US online discounts at Singapore time 1pm or 4pm on Tuesday, Dec 1.
Points to note
- SG shoppers have to be careful not to exceed S$400 per order. Or you will be liable for GST. Plan and split your purchases.
- Sign up for an account at the store you’re interested in and put the items in your shopping cart early. When sale begins, you can check out quickly.
The great thing about online shopping is that you don’t have to protect yourself from crazy shoppers in stores. That said, you may have to brave slow loading websites and possibly time-outs during the all-important check-out step. IF that really happens, remember to always Keep Calm and Click Refresh!
Additional info about Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November). Since the early 2000s, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US, and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales.
Cyber Monday is a marketing term used since November 28, 2005 for the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States to persuade people to shop online.