On the 11 November, it is once again Singles Day, the Chinese super shopping day (or week) that gets bigger and bigger with each year it is held.
Some of you may be familiar with it from previous years, but since it’s not as prestigious as Black Friday or Amazon’s Prime Day, we’ve put together a thread to help you unlock the potentially massive savings to be made.
This year, that lands on a Wednesday but expect it to last through to the weekend or even further into the following week.
? Deals on hotukdeals for Singles Day 2020
?18€ off 150€ Spend / 20€ off 200€ Spend on Singles Day @ AliExpress
Honor Magic Watch 2 42mm £81.63/Watch GS Pro £141.61/Magic Watch 2 46mm £93 with code delivered from EU @ Aliexpress/honor M. OfficiaI Store
New Xiaomi Smart Watch Color Sports Edition - £89.43 @ Ali Express Deals / Professional Xiaomi Store
Honor 20 Global 6GB 128GB Kirin 980 6.26'' 48MP (with Google Services) £194.14 via Honor Mobile Official Store / AliExpress
Xiaomi 70mai Pro Dash Cam £43.13 delivered via AliExpress / 70mai Official Store
Roborock S5 Max Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Cleaner £270.97 Delivered (EU Plug / Shipping) @ AliExpress Deals / MC-TECH Store
OUKITEL C21 Smartphone Helio P60 Octa Core 4GB/64GB with 16MP Quad Camera for £71.40 using codes @ AliExpress / OUKITEL Official Store
Teclast M40 128Gb/6Gb 10.1 Inch IPS Android 10 Tablet - £98.40 (via fee free card & PayPal) @ AliExpress Teclast Official Store
Essager J18 TWS Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 earphones in various colours for £9.05 delivered using coupon @ AliExpress / Essager Official Store
Teclast P20HD 10.1" Android 10 Tablet 1920x1200 SC9863A Octa Core 4GB RAM 64GB ROM - £83.75 @ AliExpress Teclast Direct Store
Global Version OnePlus Nord N10 5G Smartphone Snapdragon 690/6GB/128GB - £220.78 (possible £204.03) From EU @ Aliexpress/OnePlus Official
Xiaomi POCO X3 Smartphone Snapdragon 732G/6GB/64GB £157.79 or 128GB for £177.97 (using code) from EU @ AliExpress / Xiaomi Official Store
Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K Ultra HD Android TV 9.0 HDR £36.11 Delivered using code @ AliExpress / Xiaomi MC Store
XP-Pen Artist 12 graphic drawing tablet with 11.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS display for £114.38 delivered using code @ AliExpress / XP-Pen Official
YI Dome Guard Camera for £13.79
Realme C3 smartphone for £85.10
43" Xiaomi 4S 4K smart HDR LED android TV - £238.29 (possible £226.04 with code) delivered from EU @ AliExpress Deals / Xiaomi MC Store
QCY T10 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (Xiaomi EC Product) £18.39 delivered using coupon (11.11) @ AliExpress / QCY Official Store
Baseus D02 Pro Bluetooth 5.0 over-ear headphones with 40 hours playtime for £19.52 delivered @ AliExpress / Baseus Official Flagship Store
KUGOO KIRIN S1 Electric Scooter - £200.80 (possible £191.68 with code) @ AliExpress / KUGOO Official Store
Xiaomi Mijia Showsee Anion negative ion 1800W hair dryer for £15.17 delivered @ AliExpress / Oral Hygiene Equipment Store
Up to 50% Off Sale + Extra 15% Off with Code + Free Shipping over £50 + Free 30 day Returns @ New Balance
20% Off Everything site wide + Free delivery on £50 spend @ Hunkemoller
Fitbit Inspire 2 In a choice of 3 colours + Free Google Nest Mini - £89.99 Delivered @ Currys
GARMIN Venu - Granite Blue & Silver £199 Delivered @ Currys
Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant & Google Nest Mini 2nd gen (Chalk/Charcoal) £54.99 @ Currys
LENOVO IdeaPad 3 15.6" Laptop - AMD 3020e, 128 GB SSD, Black + 1yr Microsoft 365 for £279 @ Currys PC World (Black Friday price)
LENOVO 7" Smart Display with Google Assistant - Grey £54.99 Currys PC World
APPLE AirPods with Charging Case (2nd generation) - White £112.49 with code @ Currys PC World on eBay
Haylou Solar LS05 Smart Watch - Global Version £19.66 Delivered @ Tomto
Original Retroflag SuperPI Case for Raspberry Pi 2 / 3 / 3B + £12.83 Delivered @ TomTop
Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Kit With 5 Meters Filament (From Germany Warehouse) £119.24 delivered @ Tomtop
Black Friday Early Access - Save 30% at Timberland (Selected lines) + Stacks with 10% code + Free delivery
33% Off sitewide using code, stacks with up to 50% Off Sale + Free Delivery & Free Returns @ Eastpak
33% Off Of 'Levi's Classics'
Singles Day 2020 deals we think will be popular
merchants are definitely taking part with big discounts on home, electricals, and telecommunications alongside everything else.
From the personal electronics side of things, expect smartphones from Xiaomi Pocophone, Xiaomi Redmi, OnePlus, and Huawei, alongside some newer budget-friendly brands.
Loads of deals on Bluetooth headphones, earphones
and wireless speakers
. And as usual power banks, cables and PD chargers for phones and tablets will be in large supply.
Xiaomi and others will probably
have offers on electric scooters
, as they seem to be becoming more prevalent everywhere (even though they are not road legal in the UK). Smart lighting and LED lamps
will be popular, and smart home devices generally — security cameras, doorbells, thermostats, and locks.
SunValleytek-UK via Amazon has several brands like TaoTronics
for audio and RavPower
for power banks and chargers, expect discounts on Aukey
items (also via Amazon) including headphones, chargers and decent cables.
And Ustellar (Novostella)
and Govee are good for lighting, smart bulbs, outdoor lights, and smart devices.
List of retailers expected to take part...AliExpressAnkerAukeyAsusBaseusBestekEU Noda Camp (SVT)HONORHuaweiLenovoMingXi EuSunvalleytek-UKTomTopUGreenUstellar
There will be many more than this, so keep an eye out for particular brands you like and make a note.
History of Singles Day
The ‘Single Sticks' holiday apparently originated in Nanjing University as a celebration of being single. In a country where it is unusual to not be married, it serves as a time for single people in China to meet and party with other singles. The reason it is held on 11 November is because of the single digits.
Somewhat ironically, it has also become a day of celebrating relationships too, and on 11 November 2011 (six singles) there were 4000 marriages in Beijing in one day, compared to the normal 11/11 numbers of around 700.
Shopping on this day is big business and in 2019, Alibaba reported selling $1 billion worth of goods in the first 68 seconds alone, and $12 billion in the first hour. To put this in context, the combined totals for Black Friday and
Cyber Monday in the U.S. were just over 14 billion dollars.
It has become such a massive event in China that targets are being smashed each consecutive year by Alibaba, JD.com
and Pinduoduo, among other sites. With this in mind, it is sure to get bigger in the UK and Europe in the next few years, especially for people trying to buy cheaper smartphones, laptops and tablets.How to prepare for Singles Day
Singles Day is still relatively
new to the UK, so it won’t get as busy as Black Friday but you’ll need a plan of attack. To start with, make a list of the things you want or at the very least have an idea of which brands and products you want, otherwise you will lose yourself in the depths of AliExpress and others.
hotukdeals endeavours to get the best deals on site, with the big name brands getting priority — such as Huawei
, and UGreen
I would say the most important point in preparation is to do your research. A Singles Day price might not necessarily be a bargain, as some retailers increase prices slowly on the run up to the day. Ensure to take note of price history and be aware that the product hasn’t just been taken down to a previous normal sales price.
Make a list of what you want, take a look on hotukdeals to see if they have been posted before on site, and then make a decision. Deals may be exclusive to certain merchants or Official stores, but you can find laptops and phones with very similar specs to those specific deals, and often for less.
One major thing to be aware of on AliExpress is the merchant’s review scores. Sellers with less than 95% positive reviews, or those that haven’t been on AliExpress for at least a year, should be avoided and hotukdeals will not post sellers that don’t meet these requirements.
10 Pro Tips and Tricks to Prepare for Singles Day 2020
- Make a budget
- Make lists of the items you want
- Create accounts on seller pages like AliExpress to save time
- Update personal profiles
- Compare prices
- Find coupons where possible
- Follow favourite brands
- Read up on seller policies (returns, shipping costs, etc.) as Chinese merchants are not held to the same laws as European sellers
- Bookmark shopping event pages and set Keyword Alerts on hotukdeals
- Use a fee-free credit card or PayPal for larger purchases as this will give you a bit more protection
How to find the best deals, using hotukdeals.
All of the hottest deals over Singles Day (as well as every other day of the year) are found on our website and in the app. At the top of the homepage, you'll see a few different categories of deals...Highlights:
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Set up singles Day 2020 alerts for the deals YOU want
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So first, download it for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tippingcanoe.hukd)
or iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hotukdeals/id570702323?mt=8)
. Once done, you can set up keyword alerts for any of the deals you care about.
- Step 1 - Tap the 3 lines in the top left corner
- Step 2 - Select 'Alerts'
- Step 3 - Head to the bottom right - Tap the pencil to edit
- Step 4 - Tap a keyword you want to add an alert for, or type your own.
- Step 5 - Set the heat level you want to be notified at.)
- Step 5 - Hit Save in the top right corner
You can also go back into these settings to remove, edit etc.
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