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Massive discounts and sweet deals – these words are music to any shopper’s ears, and that’s what you can expect on Black Friday, 23rd November! This annual event is held on the last Friday of November after Thanksgiving. It was popularised as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US. Here's what you need to know about Black Friday 2019.

Why "Black Friday", though?

Historians believe that the name Black Friday was coined in the 1960s, where bus drivers and police used it to describe a day filled with heavy traffic and crowded streets and stores. Not a great thought.

However, in the 1980s, businesses started associating the name Black Friday with a more positive view. Retailers finally saw a profit for the year and these amounts were usually shown in black ink, as opposed to red ink being used to show losses.

The concept has since stuck around with stores traditionally seeing a marked increase in sales during the festive shopping season.

So, When Is It Happening? 

When: 29th November 2019 is the official date for Black Friday 2019. Some retailers offer discounts leading up to Black Friday and flash sales occur on Black Friday as well. Just keep an eye on your favourite shopping sites to know what special deals are being offered!

Where: The best place for Malaysians to get Black Friday deals is ONLINE! While the Malaysian sites of some US stores offer discounts, the hype here is much less than in the US. So if you’ve got your eye on US products, you won’t find a cheaper day of the year to shop for it!

How is Black Friday Like in Malaysia? 

As a renowned shopping hub, Malaysia is certainly not about to fall behind on the Black Friday craze. Popular brands such as Sephora, Adidas, Cotton On, H&M and Harvey Norman have offered huge discounts on Black Friday 2019. As a Malaysian, you can celebrate by checking out shopping sites that ship to Malaysia for more amazing discounts.

Fun fact: Ever wondered why Cyber Monday happens immediately after Black Friday? It's the Monday after Thanksgiving Thursday and companies take the opportunity to get people to shop online then instead of on Black Friday. However, as many online stores practice having Black Friday sales today, it has resulted in a weekend-long sale lasting from Black Friday until Cyber Monday being established.

PS: Our neighbour does have a big Amazon Singapore Black Friday sale. Check them out for great iPhone deals and whatnots!

Why Hit the Shops On This Crazy Day?

Get your Christmas shopping done! If you missed out on buying Christmas gifts during the 11.11 Singles Day sale, don’t fret, Black Friday awaits!

Get the things you’ve always wanted on this wonderful day of sales! It is best to purchase products such as electronics and household items on this day as you can enjoy discounts of more than 50%! Other things to consider are beauty products, clothes, and toys – just be sure to keep a lookout for this year’s Black Friday deals.

Since you can now complete your Black Friday shopping online, why not take advantage of making purchases at the click of a button rather than having to join a queue that’s a mile-long at the stores?

Also, many companies offer free shipping services these days. This means that your purchases can easily make its way to you without having to battle traffic or requiring you to fend off other shoppers.

More: 10 Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals 2019

We've Got the Best Black Friday Deals 

Discounts! Discounts! Discounts!

Ditch the traffic and crowd and jump online to your favourite shopping sites. Some stores have already posted their Black Friday specials, check these out:

7/24 Perfumes

  • Until 29th November 2019
  • Up to 60% off
  • Additional 30% off when you pay with credit card
  • Shop 724perfumes.com

Berrylook

  • 14th - 30th November
  • BERRY10: $10 USD off over orders above $70 USD
  • Shop at berrylook.com
 

Book Depository

eVitamins

  • BF2019: 20% off on the most expensive item in cart
  • Valid for orders over $30 USD
  • Valid from 25th November - 1st December 2019
  • Shop evitamins.com

GearBest

  • Discounts, pre-order sales, flash sales
  • Daily log-ins for coupon redemption
  • $10 and $20 USD off limited vouchers
  • Sale runs until 2nd December 2019, 7:00 UTC
  • Shop gearbest.com

iHerb

  • 11% off pre-black friday sale
  • Daily flash deals
  • Up to 15% off selected categories
  • Offers from as low as RM48 on 29th November 2019
  • Shop my.iherb.com

Jamalon

  • 22nd - 30th November 2019
  • 15% off storewide
  • Special 5% off on Children books, Comics, HBR collection and selected products
  • Shop at jamalon.com

Lenovo

  • 25 November - 1st December 2019
  • For new subscribers: spin and win giveaways
  • Daily deals at 12PM
  • RM 1 upgrades worth RM729
  • Save between RM2,100 - RM5,700 on selected PCs
  • Shop at lenovo.com.my

LookFantastic

MyProtein

  • TGIF: 50% off bestsellers
  • Code applies to full-priced items
  • Free samples for orders over RM300
  • Free premium gift for orders over RM375
  • Shop myprotein.com.my

Nespresso

  • 27th November - 2nd December 2019
  • Purchase a minimum amount of coffee capsules and get up to RM60 worth of credits
  • Machines from as low as RM299
  • 20% off selected accesories
  • Shop nespresso.com/my

Ontime

  • 14th - 30th December 2019
  • Up to 60% off
  • FLAT25: 25% off on full priced items
  • EXTRA25: additional 25% off on already discounted items
  • Shop at ontime.com

Photobook

  • Flash sales at up to 89% off 
  • Various deals on different categories
  • Shop photobook.com.my

Play-Asia

  • Over 4000 products on sale
  • Up to 75% off on games, consoles and lifestyle items
  • Valid from 11th November 2019 - 4th December 2019
  • Shop www.play-asia.com

Reebonz

  • 29th - 30th November 2019
  • Up to 60% off
  • BLACKOUT: 20% off pre-owned items
  • TGIBF: 22% discount off
  • SHOPBLACK: 25% off on selected products
  • 20INBLACK: 20% off pre-owned items
  • BFSALE: 22% discount off 
  • Shop at reebonz.com/my

Sephora

  • 15% off everything
  • For members: 27th November 2019, 11PM onwards
  • For public: 28th - 30th November 2019
  • Offers excluding Dyson products & items already on sale
  • Shop sephora.my

More: 23 Gorgeous Sephora Black Friday Deals That’ll Put You In The Spotlight

SheIn

  • Discounts offered when you bulk buy
  • Products from as low as $5 USD
  • Up to 80% off sale
  • Shop us.shein.com

Sprii UAE

Udemy

  • Online courses from $9.99 USD
  • Until 29th November 2019
  • Shop at udemy.com

Zalora

  • 29th November to 3rd December 2019
  • BFCM: 20% off on new arrivals sitewide
  • Minimum spend RM 200
  • Shop zalora women & zalora men

More: 37 Irresistible Deals From Zalora’s Black Friday Sale That’ll Totally Rock Your Wardrobe

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