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Black Friday Week

The Black Friday Week sales have started at Abes of Maine, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy Canada, BetterWorldBooks.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, Music & Arts!, Newegg.ca, Novica.com, www.telescope.com and WWEShop.com!. And I managed to find a great deal on the new three DVD Video Singles Collection from Depeche Mode, which was cheaper via the states because of the $20 exemption on postal imports for personal use.

I’m still waiting to see some of the blu-rays I want to drop in price. But the deals are generally good this year. Not as low as I wanted but good.

Unlike previous years, i’m not seeing major discounts on compact discs, DVDs or blu-rays and Best Buy Canada doesn’t have Black Friday Week discounts on them, at all. Those discounts will start on the 25th according to their preview.

They appear to be concentrating on more expensive items this year, like appliances and televisions. But there are a few deals to be had on laptops, tablets, toys and drones, although I personally would wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for those myself ; Unless the discount is great.

I suggest that you look for previews of your local flyers and shop around.

Early November Sales

It looks like some online retailers are not waiting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to offer deep discounts :

New and used book retailer Alibris is offering the following offer : Receive $5 off $60 with code 5OFF, valid 11/16-11/30

Amazon.ca and Amazon.com are offering deals every day so don’t forget to add items to your wish lists and watch your email for deals on these items. And yes, Amazon.ca does offer free shipping on eligible orders over $35 and Amazon Prime members in Toronto and Vancouver can get free same day delivery on eligible items now.

chapters.indigo.ca is offering a 25% discount on eligible toy purchases of over $50 until November 6th. A free shipping offer is also available on eligible purchases of over $25.

Hudson’s Bay is also offering discounts on electronics and toys until November 6th. Use coupon code SUPER to obtain a 15% discount (20% discount for Hudson’s Bay credit card members). But free shipping is only offered on orders of $45 or more to Hudson’s Bay credit card holders. Other customers must surpass $99 to obtain free shipping.

Microsoft Canadaicon has several deals up and offers free ground shipping on qualifying items to most Canadian addresses. And yes, they do sell games, phones, and of all things, the Raspberry Pi 3icon.

Newegg.ca and Paypal are offering $25 discounts on eligible purchases of $200 or more until Midnight PST on November 7th, 2016. Just use PAYPALNOV25 as a coupon code and pay using your Paypal account. Click here for details. And you’ll note that this company also offer subscriptions to a program to ship qualified purchases for free. It’s called Newegg Premier.

Sears Canada is offering multiple discounts on electronics and toys until November 9th, 2016 ; $20 off eligible purchases over $100 if you use coupon code GIFT20 and $50 off eligible purchases over $200 if you use coupon code GIFT50. Click here for details.

American new and used music and film retailer Second Spin is offering the following deal : 25% Off CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray & Games at Second Spin code=NOV25SP Starts 11/1 Ends 11/7 .

By the way, to offer free same day deliveries to more Amazon Prime members, Amazon would likely need to build more fulfillment centres in or near the other major metropolitan areas in Canada.

They just happened to have fulfillment centres within the Greater Toronto and Greater Vancouver areas and that’s why members in those areas are able to take advantage of the free same day shipping offer.

I don’t think they will expand free same day deliveries elsewhere in Canada anytime soon, unless they decide to open a fulfillment centre in or near Mirabel (to service Montreal and Ottawa/Gatineau) and/or Red Deer (to service Calgary and Edmonton).

Back To School Sales & Offers

Thought i’d point you guys and gals to some sales and offers :

* Amazon.ca is offering a $10 promotional credit to eligible customers purchasing $50 gift cards until August 31st, 2016. Use the following coupon code to obtain this credit : 0816GIFTCA
* chapters.indigo.ca is offering discounts on Blue microphones, iPADs, Sennheiser headphones and select toys.
* Newegg.ca is offering discounts on computer components and accessories.
* American retailer Second Spinicon is offering discounts on new vinyl, CDs and DVDs.
* shop.umusic.ca is offering 15% discounts on the vinyl, CDs and merchandise until September 2nd, 2016. Use the following coupon code for this discount : BACK2SCHOOL
* Zinio is offering a discount on virtual Magazine subscriptions until August 31st, 2016. Summer’s Not Over Yet! Get Up to 75% Off Over 300 Magazines. Save Now!

No Platinum Albums in United States

There will be no Platinum certified albums in the United States this year, the first time since certification had been established in 1976.

Apparently even Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack didn’t surpass the one million sales mark in the States, selling only just over 750,000 copies this year because of the popularity of music downloads.

Canada’s Gold and Platinum certification was altered to address this issue in 2008.

Prior to May 2008 Canadian album releases were given Platinum Status when they reached 100,000 sales. But this was reduced to 80,000.

Update : Taylor Swift managed to surpass a million sales with “1989” in the first week of November 2014.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013

The discounts have begun :

Abes of Maine

Black Friday Price Drops

Amazon Canada

Black Friday Week Deals @ Amazon.ca

Amazon U.K

Black Friday Week Deals @ Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

Black Friday Week @ Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Save up to $120 on NOOK HD Tablets, our best price ever – Now extended!

Better World Books

Shop the Better World Books Black Friday Sale and save big on 5 or more used books, all with Free Shipping Worldwide!

Crayola Store

Crayola will be offering deals on Black Friday itself.

Chapters/Indigo

CYBER MONDAY: Save $5 When You Spend $100 & Save $10 When You Spend $150 Indigo.ca! Promo Code: CYBERMONDAY

Dino Direct

10% OFF any purchase with coupon code BLACKF02 from 11/14/2013 through 11/29/2013 at DinoDirect – SHOP NOW!

Entertainment Earth

EntertainmentEarth.com – FIVE days of special Black Friday Daily Deals! (Ends Dec 1st, 2013)

ESET

ESET Black Friday Deal- Buy 1 Year, Get 2nd Year Free! Expires 12/3.

Fox Shop

Black Friday Sale @ Fox Shop

Kobo Canada

Save 80% on over 1M titles (code: 80Nvbr) – Ends Nov 30th, 2013

Giant Microbes

Can’t wait until Black Friday? We can’t either, so use coupon code BF13 a day early and get $15 off a $50 order. Coupon expires 11/30/13.

Guitar Center

Check out our Black Friday Doorbusters Deals! Limited Quantities While Supplies Last. Valid until 12/2/13

Macmall

MacMall – Your #1 Apple Superstore – Various Items on Sale

Microsoft Canada

Get a sneak peek at our Black Friday deals at Microsoft Store. Set your alarm: Prices drop at midnight ET on November, 28th.

Miles Kimbal Company

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale – 15% Off + Free Shipping On All Orders! Use Code MKBFCMFS15

Music & Arts

Check out Early Bird Black Friday Specials at Music & Arts!
Check out Black Friday Deals at Music & Arts!

Musician’s Friend

We’re starting Black Friday Early! Check out these Doorbuster Deals and Save up to 80% off!

National Geographic Store

Up to 50% Off !

Nothing But Software

Save at NothingButSoftware (note that they sell more than software)

Novica

$15 off orders of $100 or more at NOVICA! Enter USAVE15 at checkout. Valid from 11-27-13 through 12-3-13 11:59 PM PT.

Newegg Canada

Click here to shop at Newegg.ca

Pinnacle

Black Friday Promotion – Save $10 Instantly on Pinnacle Studio 17 – Get yours today!

Sears

Sears.ca – Various items on sale.

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Various items on sale

Stylin Online

Black Friday Week Sale

Tiger Direct Canada

COUPON DEALS! Pack extra savings on the best Electronics!

Time Life

Black Friday-Cyber Monday! Save 10% on orders of $50 or more OR 20% on orders of $200 or more + Free Shipping at TimeLife.com with code DEALDAYS! (Valid 12:01am EST November 27 until 11:59pm EST December 2)

WWE Shop

Black Friday Countdown! Save up to 80% on Select WWE Merchandise at WWEShop.com!

West Music

West Music – All Week Black Friday Sale Plus Free Shipping Use BLACKFRIDAY at Checkout.

Woodwind & Brasswind

Shop at Woodwind and Brasswind – 15% Off

Looking For An Instrument Or Accessories ?

GuitarCenter.com has extended numerous offers for Canadians, including their free shipping offer for orders over $199 Canadian.

Until July 16th, you will be able to enjoy the aforementioned free shipping offer and 5% off orders over $199 Canadian with coupon code LESPAUL. You can also use this LESPAUL coupon code to get 10% off orders over $999 Canadian until July 16th, 2013.

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