November 11(*) is the feast of singles (and others!) In China. Since 2009, the Alibaba online sales site has made it a Chinese equivalent of American Black Friday (and Cyber Monday for that matter). In 2016, Alibaba realized $17.8 billion during this period. Of course, all Chinese online merchants then followed suit. AliExpress, Banggood, DealExtreme, Gearbest and Tomtop are the best known. It became the international festival of shopping..chinois. Specials and bargains are made during the 10 days preceding November 11th. Merchants offer flash sales on entire categories of products. This is the big general destocking, the reductions up to 80%. Absolutely all products are sold. This is an opportunity to start preparing your Christmas presents! Knowing that the average delivery time is 2 to 5 weeks, we are still largely in the nails for the Eve of December 24.
November 11, 2017 deals on AliExpress
AliExpress is not a merchant site. It is a (global) marketplace that showcases the products of Chinese manufacturers or traders. They are about 150000 to sell their products on AliExpress.
AliExpress has implemented a rating system and comments. As on all merchant sites there is a percentage of false reviews and false notes. It’s a first filter. You can then spot the big sellers with a diamond system (1 to 5) located next to the seller’s name. The more favorable a seller is with a seller, the higher his price will be. Finally, between two products whose price is very close, choose the seller who has the most sell.
The page dedicated to 11 November specials is here, bargains are classified by categories:
- Electronics: Connected bulbs Koogeek, MIPOW, MC-Tech better known as Xiaomi Mi, 3D printers ANYCUBIC, Tevo 3D and Micromake. BroadLink Box TV, VONTAR and docooler. IPhone accessories and SAMZHE smarphone. SSD storage, USB sticks and SD boards at Samsung China Store, KingDian, Kingston XR Store. Gaming with Colorful and DATA FROG. Headphones & Sound Systems Sound Intone, Edifier, Kingston XR Store. DJI drones and many more!
- Computer and security: many security cameras and promo kits
- Tools and DIY: lamps and lights Lingstone, LEDERTEK, MING & BEN, SUNMEIYI. EnwYe, LUCKYLED, Hunta, Gleco LED lighting and ribbon. Tools NEWACALOX, WORKPRO, CHINA GOOD TOOL, SNDWAY Instruments, Binoax …
- House and garden. In this shop, we find most home automation devices Xiaomi (robot vacuum cleaner, air purifier). Other brands also make big promos. DEVVIS ROBOT, Seebest Intelligent Appliance, LIECTROUX on robot vacuum cleaner, scrubber, pool washer … Small household appliances (vacuum cleaner, broom vacuum cleaner, dynamic water heater at PUPPYOO and ATWFS) Cookware LMETJMA, Cake Stencil’s, MOM’S HAND
- Automobile: maintenance, bulbs, equipment for biker.
- Smartphone, phone and tablet: accessories (cables and recharge power, screen protector, case …) BASEUS, Ugreen, USAMS, Nillkin, Aukey, WSKEN, Orico, FLOVEME. Android 4G smartphone HOMTOM, DOOGEE, Xiaomi
- Baby and Kids: Baby Growth, DOMEI LAND, Bear Leader, Top and Top, Sunveno, Childhood, Logowood, Life On Clouds, DAVEBELLA, Baby Republic. Toy TOK, OIL TOYS, Robotime, XINGBAO, Blythe
- Sports and outdoors: some boutiques sell products from major international brands. For example, Converses shoes at Sports online flagship, Nike at Best Sports stores. Bicycles, equipment and spare parts ROCKBROS, BXT, SAVA. Fishing equipment SeaKnight
- Beauty and hair
- Fashion woman, child, man, accessories and finally shoes and bags
You can also use the 11.11 filter found on the search page to find promos. Do a search on the desired product then tick 11.11 Sale items. You can also check the Coupon Selection filter to find sellers who offer discount coupons. Be careful, the filters combine. By checking the two filters you will only get sellers who make a discount for November 11 and offer additional coupons, which can be a good thing for the wallet :).
In addition to the specials, you can get extra coupons. The amount of the reduction increases each time a purchase tranche is exceeded. A limited number of coupons is awarded per shop. It will therefore be necessary to go there regularly to obtain a coupon. Not all stores offer it. The amount of the coupons is always indicated in USD even if another currency is selected. For example at Samsung China Store, click the button Coupon of US $2.00
You are redirected to the page that lists all coupons offered for the Samsung China Store. Currently, Samsung offers 4 coupons:
- $1 from $39 purchase
- $3 from $159 purchase
- $4 from $199 purchase
- $5 (minimum purchase amount not indicated at the moment). It will be available in a few days.
You can also try to win coupons by playing the game of marks here. It is accessible directly from the shops by clicking on this banner
Click on play for 2 Coins
Click Fire when you feel it. The arrow pierces a balloon and shows your gain. You can win a coupon (s) or extra chips. The number of games is limited for each store.
11 November 2017 Deals on Banggood
Banggood is an online sales site that continuously offers more than 150,000 products. During this period, Banggood makes very big promotions. Yesterday, we saw for example that Banggood balance the XY tables for laser engraving and mini CNC milling machines of the mark EleksMaker up to 56%.
As on AliExpress, you’ll find a page dedicated to bargains here. The countdown is launched, it is still necessary to wait a few days before being able to benefit from the offers. An additional coupon of 10% for orders over $50 (excluding Pro categories, smartphones, tablets, 3D printers and home automation) will be unlocked at the end of the countdown.
Unlike AliExpress merchants, balances have already begun. The biggest discounts and the most popular products are present on the festival page but it is a big part of the site that is concerned as you can see on this selection of Arduino kits, Raspberry Pi, 3D printer, drone which will find a small place under this year’s Christmas tree.
In addition to these promos, Snap Up will take place on November 10 on a selection of products on this page. Here are the first products that will be sold:
- Fatshark Dominator V3 FPV Video Goggles Glasses WVGA 720p HD Port 800X480 with Li-Ion Battery 18650 to $179.99 instead of $349 (ie 48% off)
- Chuwi HiBook Pro 64GB Tablet Intel X5 Cherry Trail Z8350 Quad Core 10.1 Inch Dual OS (Windows 10 or Android 5.1) to $104.99 instead of $169.99 (38% off).
- GUUDGO GD-SC03 Snowman WiFi IP Camera 1080P Pan & Tilt IR-Cut with Night Vision at $11.11 instead of $22.22 (50% off)
- Radio controlled aircraft ZOHD Nano Talon 860mm Wingspan AIO V-Tail HD EPP FPV RC at $54.99 instead of
$109.99 (50% off)
- Electric scooter Xiaomi M365 Folding Electric Scooter European version at $289.99 instead of $599.99 (51% off)
And many more on this page. Attention, the number of pieces is very limited for each flash sale. It will be necessary to go to bed late to enjoy it!
Outside of holiday periods and promotions, Banggood publishes coupons for additional discounts on a limited quantity product. You will find the most interesting promo codes on this page which is updated every week.
Nov. 11 Deals on Gearbest
Gearbest is another very big Chinese online merchant of High Tech products that offers good deals all the time. This is the very principle of Gearbest. We do not find as many products as Banggood and even less than AliExpress, but the specials are really very interesting. On the other hand, it is necessary to be very reactive because the offers are always very limited in volume. This can range from a dozen pieces (for example on the drone DJI Mavic Pro) to a few hundred.
Like other merchants, the page dedicated to the specials of November 11 is here.
Gearbest is starting to make specials on November 1 each year. Gearbest takes advantage of Shopping Carnival to prepare Christmas sales that are very important for online merchants, they can represent up to 30% of sales. November is divided into three periods
- From November 1 to 7, Gearbest will host games to win prizes and coupons.
- From November 8th to 12th, Gearbest makes many flash sales
- From November 13 to 30, specials in anticipation of American Thanksgiving holidays.
Go regularly to the flash sales page so you do not miss a bargain
You will be able to reduce even more the note by using the promo code which corresponds to the shop of the purchased product.
Computer Peripherals shop
As on AliExpress, you can find coupons from $3 to $10 for several major Chinese brands (coupons are also given in USD)
- $5 discount on Xiaomi products starting at $300 purchase
- $5 discount on Umidigi products starting at $300 purchase
- $10 discount on Anet 3D printers starting at $200 purchase
Not to mention TompTop and DealExtreme
This article could be 10 pages all by itself! Here are the links to the Shopping Carnival pages at other online merchants
TomTop offers specials on smartphones, drones and RC, video & audio, sports, cameras and video recorders, home and garden, cars and accessories, computer, lamps, security. See also on the flash sales page. There are very good bargains per moment.
DealExtreme is essentially flash sales during the period of November 11th. There are mainly accessories for phones and tablets, high tech gadgets, smartphones (DOOGEE, Xiaomi Mi Mix, Ulefone …)
(*) November 11 (11/11), called “double-eleven” in China, is celebrated as the “singles day”, due to the succession of “1” in the date. Today this holiday is also called the international festival of shopping.