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Ah, Black Friday. A time to buy and a time to save BIG. Black Friday deals get better (and start earlier) every year, making it the most exciting time to shop in the U.S. And with more countries hosting Black Friday deals than ever before, your options for savings are almost endless. As far as the U.S. goes, it's considered the unofficial start to the holiday season and the busiest shopping day of the year by far.
Here's what to know about the highly anticipated event.
Get ready to score holiday gifts and to buy a thing or two (or three or four) for yourself while you're at it.
Like we mentioned, there are low prices on almost everything, but here are four standout categories to consider if you want the best savings.
Without a doubt, the lowest prices of the year on electronics happen during this time. From gaming consoles to headphones, iPhones to tablets, you can easily find savings in various forms. Watch out for bundle packages or single item discounts up to 80% off.
It's common to see discounts around 50% during this time. Some deals can even reach up to 80% with extra offer codes.
Department stores will be a great place to find the best deals on small appliances and gadgets for your kitchen.
You may not see huge discounts, but the bigger brands will pull through with worthwhile deals. Look for site wide or select discounts up to 25% off. We spotted a few independent brands last year that offered 40% off everything in store. Others may offer savings in the form of free products with select purchases.
Tip: Follow retailers on social media and be among the first to hear about upcoming sales.
Amazon is a top Black Friday destination for a reason. You'll find discounts on tech, apparel, health and beauty products, toys, baby gear and so much more. Last year, Amazon surprised shoppers by posting Black Friday deals on November 1! It's easy to miss deals when there are so many coming your way, so try these tips.
These offers may not be the same for 2017, but knowing what was offered last year is a great way to plan ahead.
20% off sitewide
50% off sitewide
40% off purchase, plus 50% off final sale
Extra 25% off clearance items
Up to 75% off select items including coats, shoes and jewelry
New deals every hour up to 70% off
Here are some U.S. hub purchases from Borderlinx shoppers during Black Friday 2016.
Clothing - Tops and Outerwear
Health and Beauty
Tools - Other
Personal Electronic Accessories
Toys and Games - Other
Books - Other
Not sure where to shop this Black Friday? These stores were popular with Borderlinx customers last year.
You're going to have a lot of fun shopping this Black Friday with Borderlinx. With your international forwarding addresses, you can shop like a local, and part of that experience is not having to deal with international shipping hassles. Here's how Borderlinx can help.
Use the Borderlinx Shipping Cost Calculator to estimate the total cost of shipping to your home, including guaranteed taxes and duties.
This Black Friday, you'll likely shop from multiple stores. Shipping packages individually can become expensive, so we recommend virtually consolidating your packages from our hubs. Learn more here.
Take the guesswork out of handling customs fees, and use Borderlinx to pay for taxes and duties on your Black Friday purchases.**