Coming up on 11 November, it is Singles Day
again, the Chinese MEGA shopping day (or week) that gets bigger and bigger with each year it is held.
You are probably now familiar with it from previous years, so this year we’ve put together a list of what’s being sold and where. Hopefully this thread will help you unlock the potential savings to be made via AliExpress
This year, the 11 November is on a Thursday but the sale will go all the way through the weekend and probably even into the following week.Codes on hotukdeals this Singles Day 2021
We have worked with AliExpress to offer our members some exclusive discounts with the following codes.
They will work from 8 am on Thursday 11.11 (tomorrow) till 8 am on Saturday.Hotukdeals9Hotukdeals12d
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Available time - 11th Nov. 00:00:00 - 12th Nov. 23:59:59(PST)Some of the best deals on hotukdeals for Singles Day 2021Baseus USB-C to Lightning Charging Cable 1.5M 20W PD (2 Pack) @ AliExpress / Baseus Official Store20% off everything (Including sale) + Free delivery, no minimum spend, using discount code @ Craghoppers
Xiaomi 11T 8GB Ram 256GB Storage + Free MI Watch £449 @ Xiaomi UKBaseus 60W USB-C To USB-C 50cm PD Fast Charger cable for £1.47 delivered @ AliExpress / Baseus Official FlagshipUGREEN 20W Quick Charge 4.0/PD Type C Charger for £6.27 (£5.97 with fee free card) delivered @ AliExpress Ugreen Official Store
Realme GT 8GB 128GB 5G SuperAMOLED 120Hz Snapdragon 888 Smartphone With Google Play - £285 @ Chinatronic Store/AliexpressTeclast T40 Plus 10.4 Inch Tablet 8GB RAM/128GB ROM 6600mAh IPS 2K UNISOC T618 Octa Core Android 11 £132.80 Delivered @ Teclast AliexpressXiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 - £22.99 delivered @ AmazonArlo Pro3 Wireless Outdoor Home Security Camera System CCTV - 3 Camera Kit £284.99 @ AmazonGlobal Version Wanbo (Xiaomi Eco-Chain Brand) T2 MAX 1080P LCD Projector with android £122.34 delivered @ AliExpress Global Mi Homes Store
SoundPEATS TrueFree+ Bluetooth 5.0 True Wireless earphones with 3.5H/35H total playtime for £23.79 delivered @ Tektek UK / Amazon
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G 128GB 8GB Snapdragon 780 Smartphone - £289 (£284 Via App) With £20 Off £250 Spend Using Code @ Xiaomi UK
Olympus 8‑16x40 Zoom DPS I Binoculars - £69 Delivered Using Code @ OlympusSingles Day 2021 deals we think will be popular
Many AliExpress merchants will take part with large discounts on smart home products
, lots of electronics including laptops
, alongside everything else.
On the electronics side of things, expect phones from Pocophone, Xiaomi Redmi, OnePlus, Honor and Huawei. Tablets from Teclast and Alldocube, and laptops from Lenovo and Machenike, to name a few.
You’ll also find many deals of wireless headphones, earphones
and wireless speakers
. And as usual power banks, cables of all shapes and sizes, and of course wall chargers for phones and tablets will be in large supply.
We suspect there will be offers on electric scooters
, as even though they are not road legal in the UK, you can’t go down the high street without seeing them.
Personal electronics too will be popular, like smartwatches, trackers and wearables
from the likes of Garmin, Amazfit, Huawei and Xiaomi Mi. Smart lighting and LED lamps
will be popular as ever, and smart home devices generally — security cameras, doorbells, thermostats, and even locks.
Lots of brands fulfilled by Amazon have been banned from the marketplace, due to paying for reviews, so there will be fewer from Amazon. But Ustellar (Novostella)
are good for lighting, LED strips, smart bulbs, outdoor lights, and smart devices.
Amazon is good for cheaper smart home products and home security, brands like Ankke, HikVision, eufy (different Anker), and Reolink will all be down in price on Singles Day
.List of retailers expected to take part:AliExpress
Xiaomi (lots of brands)
To be honest, there will be lots more than this, so it’s worth keeping notes on any particular brands you like.
History of Singles Day
‘Single Sticks' day originated in Nanjing University, according to legend, apparently as a celebration of being single. It is unusual to not be married in China, so it served as a time for single people to meet with other singles. It is held on 11 November, because of the single digits - 11/11.
It has now, however, become a day of celebrating relationships too, and on 11 November 2011 (six single sticks) there were 4000 marriages in Beijing in one day
, which is pretty amazing!
It is now synonymous with shopping, and in 2019, Alibaba reported selling $1 billion worth of goods in the first 60 seconds alone, and in 2020, the total spend throughout the week was $115 billion — which is a staggering amount of money.
To put this in context, the combined totals for Black Friday and
Cyber Monday in the U.S. were only 23 billion dollars.
It is a massive event in China, so much so that targets are being smashed each consecutive year by Alibaba, JD.com
and Pinduoduo, among other sites. We think it will grow in scale in the UK and Europe over the next few years, especially as the demand for cheaper smartphones, laptops, and high tech goods generally, gets bigger. How to prepare for Singles Day
While it won’t get as busy as Black Friday, you’ll still need a plan to get the best deals. Perhaps make a list of the products you want, or at the very least have an idea of which brands to look out for, otherwise you will lose yourself in AliExpress’ sheer volume of sellers.
The editors at hotukdeals endeavour to get the best Singles Day deals
on site, with the big name brands normally having priority — such as Huawei
, and UGreen
The most important point in preparation is to do your research. A Singles Day price might not necessarily be a great deal, as retailers might increase prices slowly on the run up to the day. So make sure 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, have a look 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. hotukdeals editors will not post deals from sellers that don’t meet these requirements, and any deals posted by the community that don’t meet them will be deleted. 10 Pro Tips and Tricks to Prepare for Singles Day 2021
How to find the best deals, using hotukdeals
- 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 (VAT, 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
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- 4. Set the heat level you want to be notified at
- 5. Hit Save in the top right corner
You can also go back into these settings to remove, edit, etc any alerts you’ve set up.
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