Thanksgiving is coming up, and with it, Black Friday. Obviously, in Spain we do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but for a few years now, a multitude of physical and online stores have joined the Black Friday fashion to kick off large Christmas purchases, lowering products of all kinds and condition in your shop windows. Among all of them, mobile phones stand out, the real “breakers” at the end of the year
Although Black Friday has been a regular celebration in the United States since the 1940s, it really wasn’t until well into 2010 that we have seen this tradition land in Europe, consolidating year after year as the best-selling day in Europe. each exercise.
Since then, Amazon has become the banner of this “holiday” in our country, forcing other businesses, department stores and online stores to follow this strategy of publishing large and aggressive discounts to sell more than its competitor.
Technology lovers have this day marked by fire on their calendar as it marks the beginning of the busiest commercial season of the year, being able to buy computers, TV, GPS, headphones, tablets, smart speakers and, above all, mobile phones, a lot cheaper than at any other time.
On Black Friday 2018, Xiaomi and Huawei were the brands that most encouraged sales, with the Huawei P20 Lite and the Xiaomi Mi A2 being two of the best-selling mobiles. Also the Moto G6 and the Samsung Galaxy J7, despite being at the end of their commercial journey, were at the top of sales during the last days of November.
Now Black Friday 2019 is celebrated on November 29 but from the entire previous week you can find juicy deals, bargains, sales and discounts on mobiles from any manufacturer and promotions on all kinds of accessories.
When do the offers start?
This year, Amazon’s Black Friday really begins a few days before the real event, November 29 from 0:00, and from the 22 of the same month you can start to find the main offers on mobile phones and all kinds of products technological.
On the same day, November 22, from 00:00 at night, Amazon will begin to publish a huge amount of discounts and rebates, both in daily offer format and in flash offer that will end on the last weekend of November. However, the platform, just as countless distributors have done in other years, the best bargains will be reserved to publish them on the 29th from 0:00.
How to know if an offer is real?
Today there are many tools that allow you to know the evolution of the price of a mobile phone on different web platforms. You can install plugins in the browser that show you a price history of a certain product to know if the offer is real or has been discounted in a more attractive way much earlier. In the same way, this helps you to know if the store in question has inflated the price prior to the last Friday in November so that the offer seems bigger.
If you don’t want to install anything, you can also make use of services like Camelcamecamel that track a certain product on Amazon simply by entering its URL. Thus, for example, we can see how the price of the 64 GB iPhone 11 has fluctuated over time and check if it is worth your purchase if we find a discount from November 22.
Both the plugin for your browser and the website allow you to configure product alerts to receive an email when it is detected that the price of a Smartphone, external battery, headphones, or any product you want to track, falls below a certain figure . In this way, you just have to sit and wait for the alert and not get lost in the huge number of offers that will be published the last week of the month.
Daily deals and flash deals
Amazon, the quintessential platform for finding bargains on Black Friday, distinguishes between flash deals and daily deals:
- Flash offers: These are offers that are activated every hour and that have limited units in promotion. If 100% of these units are sold out, you must sign up for the waiting list and wait if any of the buyers give up their decision in the next 15 minutes, the time limit to complete the purchase.
- Daily offers: Throughout each day that Amazon’s Black Friday lasts, different offers will be published that will remain active all day, giving you enough time to think about whether it is worth buying one smartphone or another.
What to buy on Black Friday?
Typically, Black Friday offers used to affect high-priced products, televisions, mobiles, computers, game consoles that could be bought with discounts of more than 50 euros on the last Friday in November. Today the discounts extend to all areas, from books, to movie tickets, to travel, dental treatments and even hair transplants.
However, if we look at what happened years ago, we can see how mobile phones are the products preferred by users, due to the many models that we receive at the end of the year but, above all, because they are the products that have fallen the most in price during this promotion. In fact right now we can see big top of the 2019 range such as the Huawei P30 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S10 hovering around 600 euros, more than 300 euros below its official price, and it is expected that during Black Friday they will drop even more than price.
As you have seen, not the last top of the range are by obligation the mobiles to keep track of this year, since the mid-range of each manufacturer will surely show discounts that make them look more attractive.
In this way, without even knowing if they will be on sale or not, we recommend you keep track of these ten mobiles that, to date, have already accumulated different sales on Amazon:
- Huawei P30 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi A3
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Sony Xperia XA1
- LG G8s ThinQ
- Samsung Galaxy A50 / a70
- iPhone XR
- Realme X2
- OPPO Reno
- Moto G7 / G7 Plus
Precautions to take
Here are a series of tips that you should follow so that all your purchases are safe and you do not find yourself with any unpleasant surprise at the end of the month, because as Black Friday is one of the days of the year that more online transactions are made, Cybercriminals will try to get hold of your data more actively.
- Buy only in well-known stores, forget those incredible bargains on strange pages
- Trust your instincts, nobody is going to sell a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 for 200 euros.
- Don’t disclose unnecessary personal information
- Use a prepaid card. In case you run into a problem, they will only have access to the money that you have previously reloaded.
- Read the comments. Sometimes we have seen how some sellers, even on Amazon, cheat by encouraging you to buy a mobile that is not such. Check the information before paying for your purchases.
- Check the guarantee of your products and the purchase conditions.
- Talk to customer service. If you have doubts when making a purchase, contact the online store support.