Black Friday comes but once a year, and for the thrifty bargain-hunter who knows their way around the Internet, it might just be a more exciting day than Christmas itself. Well, almost.
From affordable electronics to high-quality office supplies to quirky stocking stuffers for the kids, the 123Ink online store thrives around the holiday season. The weekend after American Thanksgiving is no exception: though Canadians are less likely to be in a turkey-induced haze while doing our shopping, we’re still able to score some great deals.
Black Friday is the best time to shop for the best deals imaginable on all your favourite products, including our very own Canadian-owned Moustache.
What Can I Buy on Black Friday?
As is typical of American door-crasher holidays, Black Friday is kind of a big deal. Traditionally, deals kick into overdrive at exactly midnight the Friday after Thanksgiving, although some big-name companies, like Amazon and Apple, begin their pre-Black Friday sales as early as October each year.
If you’ve managed to find some great Black Friday sales on electronics during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, you might want to narrow your focus on 123Ink.ca’s selection of computer accessories, ink cartridge replacements, and stationery—all great gifts for the workaholic on your Christmas list.
What’s So Great About Cyber Monday?
Drastically reduced prices continue all weekend. Culminating in what the introverts among us call Cyber Monday: the online-shopping palooza of the year. Raking in a cool $7.8 billion in sales last year. It’s been referred to as the busiest online shopping day in American history, surprising exactly no one. With prices marked down up to 75% on some sites. It’s no wonder both sides of the border have adopted Cyber Monday sales as an annual tradition.
New statistics show that Americans’ attitudes towards Black Friday are changing. Overwhelmed by the idea of hitting the mall for early-morning deals. An increasing number of United States shoppers are choosing to forego Black Friday and wait it out. Statistics show that 53% of shoppers will make their big purchases on Cyber Monday. While only 44% will get it done on Black Fridays. The better deals, most people feel, are awaiting them on the other side of the weekend when Cyber Monday deals start sweeping the Internet. It might be the only Monday that people don’t mind waking up early for.