Black Friday has become a holiday unto itself, a shopping day to kick off the last stretch of the holidays.
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Here’s how Filipinos can get in on all those Black Friday deals

The day after thanksgiving have become shopping battleground for many in the western world. Here’s how you can join the fray and remain unscathed from the other side of the world.
Jacs T. Sampayan | Nov 20 2019

Widely-recognized in the US since the mid 1900s as the start of the Christmas shopping season, the day after Thanksgiving has become a commercial phenomenon, filled with tales of overnight queues, chaotic scenes inside shopping malls, and sometimes too-good-to-be-true deals. Brands and stores have fully relented to Black Friday and Cyber Monday—the day after and Monday after Turkey Day—and has it into a holiday unto itself, where you can the TV or washing machine of your dreams at slashed prices.

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From a quick and cursory search online, there are a lot of Black Friday Sale deals already. Here are some of them:

These Giorgio Armani Men’s Perforated Mesh Espradilles were originally priced at USD 695, but will be sold at USD 340.

These Men’s Running Sneakers in Leather and Reflective Colorblock from Lanvin was at USD 895, but will now go for USD 402.

USD 899 was the listed price of this Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit with EF-M15-45mm and 4k video, but is now USD 649 with the deal.

This 65-inch Samsung LED Q80 Series 2160p Smart 4k UHD TV with HDR was at USD 1,999, but its Black Friday price will be USD 1,699.

USD 2,799.99 was the price for this 65-inch Sony Bravia OLED A8G Series 2160p Smart 4k UHD TV with HDR, but will go down to USD 1,999.99.


Send to home

While we know that everyone’s still on a high from their 11.11 purchases, this is a good time to visit international stores like Amazon and Bergdorf Goodman to check out the deals they have. “But I’m in the Philippines!” you might say. “How may I participate in all this retail revelry?” 

Well, we've discovered ShippingCart, where you can have your purchases safely and conveniently shipped straight to good ole’ RP. To do this, you have to register online to get your free ShippingCart address in the US, and from then on use that address for all your purchases. When you have your purchases forwarded there, Shipping Cart will be the one to process, consolidate, and repack your items, so that you’re not getting various boxes per merchant. Once you’ve finalized your cart, you can have the shipped to your Philippine address.

While there are similar services in the market, ShippingCart says they can be 70 percent cheaper in comparison. For example, while others might charge shipping a Cuisinart Grind and Brew Thermal 12 Cup Coffee Maker for USD 190.10, it can do so for USD 95.28. And it charges a mere USD 64.97 for shipping a 13.3-inch Apple MacBook, almost six times less than other companies who might price the service at USD 394.86.

Here’s a quick guide from ShippingCart on the kind of discounts you can expect from the stores, as well as the dates and times to keep in mind for when your carts should be full.


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