It's that time of the year again where (almost) everyone willingly empties their pockets to score deals at a steal. Besides snagging desired items that you've wishlisted earlier in the year, use this opportunity to resolve your Christmas shopping list too. Hail Black Friday for allowing us to kill two birds with a stone.
Black Friday originated in the good ol’ US of A and occurs the day after Thanksgiving. It is regarded as the first day of the Christmas shopping season where retailers slash product prices, extend various special offers to consumers, and generally lure us with crafty schemes to make us drop our mullah faster than the Chinese slash and burn their Dolce & Gabbana. And, right home here in Singapore, more and more shopping malls and multi-label brands have been engaging in this annual festive bandwagon over the lat few years. (Will the onslaught of ‘Americanisation’ never cease?)
Here at Esquire Singapore, we’ve narrowed down the best participating stores that offer the best value so you can elbow your way to the best bargains in the least amount of time. Yup, we’ve even included the discounted prices. You’re welcome. Here’s the Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, rundown for 2018.
For tech buffs: Amazon (From now till Cyber Monday, 26 November)
So you've joined the Amazon Prime club (SGD2.99 for a limited time). What now? Enjoy free international delivery on millions of products from Amazon US.
For bookworms: Book Depository (Ongoing)
Bestsellers and critic favourites at half off or more? We're sold. Paired with free shipping, you'll probably need to get a new bookshelf first (see: IKEA) before your pages arrive.
For a refreshed home: IKEA (23-25 November 2018)
IKEA Singapore joins in the Black Friday party online and in-store this year with furniture and decór that'll spruce up your home into a cosy abode in no time.
The must-go one-stop shop: Robinsons (23 November from 12am)
The deals at Robinsons are significant enough to attract a massive crowd in store every year. Don't miss the purchase-with-purchase specials which rewards you when you shop. Any purchase at a Robinsons store will offer you the opportunity to buy certain items at a discounted price, while stocks last.
For music maniacs: White Label Records (23-24 November)
Vinyl lovers will be ecstatic to know that both new and pre-loved records are going at 30% off storewide. Spotted a couple rare LPs? Now you can add them to your collection without thinking twice, thanks to White Label Records.