Black Friday is known to be the most prolific time period of the year to shop online. Retailers drop their prices and everyone is happy.
But there’s always a Chinese man that does things better. In this case, the chinese equivalent for “black Friday” is called “Single’s Day”.
A strange name indeed, with no apparent connections with commerce.
What is “Single’s Day” and what does it have to do with shopping
Single’s day date is 11.11 ( 11th of november, each year) which has a hidden meaning of its own.
The tradition was started a few years ago by college students in China to celebrate the fact they were single. And to help cope with this fact, they were gathering in social activities between “singles” or even go on blind dates to find the one.
If westerners would make such a day, it would probably be called “Forever Alone day” and it would imply playing games and eating fastfood all day.
This Single’s movement shortly become very popular with the younger demographics of China and it even spread to other countries.
Seeing this as an opportunity , the huge e-commerce website aliexpress.com has organized a huge price drop in most products during this period.
Many chinese ecommerce stores followed the example, as the sales have reached sky-high amounts.
Why chinese “Single’s Day “ is better than Blackfriday
This chart proves that the Singles Day sales greatly outdo the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (US) .
The chinese buyers are very smart with how they invest money, so they always tend to look for the best offers.
The average internet user is said to spend about $220 on Singles Day alone and mostly to buy consumer electronics.
The main advantages of getting your products from china E-Stores are that the prices go way lower than the local shops in your area or even bigger fish like Amazon.
What are the best chinese online stores
to shop on Single’s day?
Most of the biggest online retailers have pretty much the same prices when it comes to single item buying.
There are benefits however when buying in bulk (for reselling purposes).
Aliexpress is a great website and so is Alibaba, but I found their customer support lacks a great deal and I frequently had problems with orders and trying to reach out to them (especially in high traffic times).
My favorite choice for everything consumer electronics (and especially drones, duuh) is Gearbest.com.
Not only they have top notch prices, but they also have some incredible customer support with the fastest service I’ve seen.
I may be biased towards them, but they are indeed very professional and handle big traffic spikes well enough so my orders were always arriving in time.
Does Ciber Monday stand a chance to Singles Day?
Truth be told, I love both Ciber monday and Singles Day and both have incredible prices for their items.
The fact remains that most western Ciber Monday deals are on items that are bought from CHINA in bulk. This being said, it's probably a better Idea to actually buy from China directly.
And, no, you don't need to be afraid of shipping. You get free shipping most of the time and the only compromise you need to make is wait just a little more longer (the product usually gets in 3 days or more, depending on the transportation method/
It takes a little longer to deliver by airmail, but I'd say it's worth it. And if you don't like it, you can always choose the faster way with a service like DHL.
Besides prices, let's also see how many people actually buy for Ciber Monday compared to Singles Day.
Here's a chart showing the OUTSTANDING differences in the last few years.
Here are some drones with reduced prices available on my favorite chinese site
Here are some drones with reduced prices avaI couldn’t end the article without mentioning some drones you can get yourself at a reduced price on their website.
On Gearbest.com the 11.11 starts on 9th of november, and ends on the 15th
You shouldn’t limit yourself to drones, however, as there are great offers for most products like phones, tablets and all other kind of tech gear and accessories.
These being said, I’ll present you a list of pretty cheap drones that I like, which now will be even LOWER priced than before.Available on Gearbest.com
BONUS: if you want 18% off drones that don’t have a price reduction enter the coupon code “dronesbuyer18off”
Single's Day cheap RC drones
The Pterosaurs RC Quadcopter
A very kid friendly and super entertaining quadcopter that’s sure to make your kid love you more for buying A REAL FREAKING FLYING DINOSAUR.
It’s pretty cheap also...
Mini UFO Remote Control Quadcopter
This thing is pretty much like your personal bee spy with a camera attached. The camera is only 0.3 px, but it’s more than enough for a drone so small.
JXD 510W 2.4GHz WIFI FPV RC
Not only does it look badass, it also comes with a wifi camera with First Person View option.
And it’s pretty much the opposite of the small UFO drone from before when it comes to size (pretty damn big that is).
JXD 509G, a cheap version of the Yuneec q500 4k
Comes with more advanced features like altitude hold, a better 2 mp camera and headless mode.
The looks are very similar to one of the drones made by Yuneec, but I’m not even mad, they did a great job copying it.