Black Friday

It’s Black Friday

The day has come and I thought I’d discuss my go-to places for certain goods in this entry, beyond the miscellaneous, general goods sites like Amazon.ca, Bestbuy.ca and Newegg Canadaicon.

There’s always an opportunity to do some comparison shopping when it comes to certain goods today and through the weekend into Cyber Monday, so I tend to visit multiple stores to find the best deals, including some American and European retailers, although you need to account for the exchange rates and possible shipping and customs fees for the later if it’s valued at over $20 Canadian.

I’ve personally saved on Vinyl Records, Blu-rays, DVDs, compact discs, sheet music and books ordered from American retailers Amazon.com, Alibrisicon, ArkivMusic, Barnes & Noble and Sheet Music Plus and European retailers Amazon U.k, Amazon France and Alibris U.k.icon so you might want to shop around; Sheet Music Plus is currently offering 15% off orders over US$50 and 20% off orders over $100 whilst Barnes & Noble is offering 10% Off Your Online Order until December 1st with the BLKFRI coupon code.

If you’re looking for musical instruments and accessories you might want to browse the Long & Mcquade site or pop on by one of their local Canadian stores. And you can also do some comparison shopping on American sites like GuitarCenter.com, Musician’s Friend and Woodwind and Brasswind, who also ship to Canada.

All three of these American retailers are offering discounts; Guitar Center is offering a 15% discount on orders over US$199 today using code FRIDAY15 and on Cyber Monday using discount code CYBER15. Musician’s Friend is offering 10% off orders US$49+ and 15% off orders US$99+ with coupon code BLACKFRI19 until November 20th. And Woodwind and Brasswind is offering a 20% discount on purchases over US$99 with coupon code BF2019.

If you’re looking for miscellaneous cables, television mounts, adapters and audio accessories, you might want to browse primecables.ca for both deals on these products and a 20% discount using coupon code BF2019, which will be valid until 11:59 pm tonight (11/29) on this site and the other Shoppers+ sites (123ink.ca and living.ca). And Sonos Canada is currently discounting their home theatre speakers by 20% so you might want to check them out.

In regards to memorabilia, you could drop by at your local Indigo store for some in-store discounts on Lego, DC and Marvel merchandise and possibly visit them online for discounts on some toys. But U.S based EntertainmentEarth.com is having major discounts this weekend and Diecast Model Warehouse is offering a 10% discount on their models with coupon code CYBERMONDAY. And deals can also be had at Toys-R-Us Canada (from 15% to 60% off) and samkoandmikotoywarehouse.com (25% with coupon code: thebigsave25).

You might also consider visiting your local record stores, some of which will also open early today to offer rare, exclusive and discounted compacts discs, vinyl records, DVDs, Blu-rays and music memorabilia in celebration of the Black Friday edition of Record Store Day.

Details on what is being made available and what stores are participating can be found on the official Record Store Day Canada web site, by clicking here.

Hope this information helps you find some good deals today. And if I think of anything else today, I’ll update this entry.

Enjoy.

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Black Friday Week Specials

Black Friday Week specials have begun at 123ink.ca, Amazon.ca, Bestbuy.ca, Canada Computers, Living.ca, Newegg Canadaicon and thesource.ca. And you can find previews for Black Friday Sales at Microsoft Canada iconand access an exclusive pre-sale for Plum members at Indigo.ca.

American retailers Amazon.com, EntertainmentEarth.com, Sheet Music Plus and Woodwind and Brasswind are also having early Black Friday specials this year.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday vs Boxing Day

It appears that the Good Friday and Cyber Monday sales may be winning over Boxing Day sales in Canada and the U.k. But if you’re looking for Christmas merchandise and deep discounts on electronics, the later may be preferable.

Basically, people are using Black Friday and Cyber Monday to score gifts and Boxing Day for personal purchases, sweets and impulse purchases of overstock products.

I’ve personally stocked up on chocolates using my Canadian Tire money and Optimum Points at Shopper’s Drug Mart because nothing beats free, discounted chocolates. And I also for deep discounted Christmas themed air fresheners free using loyalty programs cause I own a cat and I happen to like pine and cinnamon/gingerbread. 🙂

The boxing day sales are all week on Amazon.ca and Indigo so i’m keeping an eye out for stuff I might need in the new year. And the dollar’s stronger so I’m also looking at the year end deals are available on Amazon.com.

I’ve already imported what I wanted from the U.k, the Deluxe version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Tango In The Night“. But decided to wait for the 30th Anniversary boxed set of Def Leppard’s “Hysteria” and Queen’s “News Of The World” 40th anniversary boxed set. I’m hoping to score those later, hopefully during one of these sales.

I’ve also just run into this whilst browsing today, which is incredibly tempting regardless of the fact that I pretty much already have everything that’s included on this boxed set.

Decisions. Decisions.

Black Friday Time

It’s Black Friday and the following retailers are of course offering deals that you music collectors will likely be interested in :

Amazon.ca is offering discounts on CDs, vinyl records, concert DVDs/Blu-rays and headphones. So are Amazon’s international stores. I’m personally keeping an eye one of the many boxsets and blu-rays from Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Tears For Fears (Songs For The Big Chair/The Hurting), Bon Jovi and Rammstein.

Animal lovers should note that American retailer Animal Den is offering 15% off their animal themes products via the following code : BF2017

Best Buy Canada has it’s usual door crashers and other deals on CDs, headphones, etc. I’ve already taken advantage of a deal here on a waffle maker. Hey, even people who listen to music need to eat ! 😉

If you’re looking to buy used books, you can always try US Based BetterWorldBooks.com, who are offering a 30% discount on orders that contain 4 books that are shipped from the company itself. The coupon code for that offer is BLACKFRIDAY17

US book, film and music retailer Booksamillion.com is offering multiple discounts on their products, from $10 to $50 off depending on the purchase. Look for the coupon code on the main page.

Looking for security products ? Receive Up To 70% Off Select Products, only at BrickhouseSecurity.com! Use code BLACK17 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/24 – 11/26 only.

Music, television and film themed calendars and other goods are discounted at Calenders.com today : Black Friday Sale – Up to 70% off + 20% off $50 + F/S with code BLACKFRI

Indigo Canada‘s Black Friday sale includes an offer for 25% Off select toys and Beats headphones, along with several discounts on books and tech.

American computer hardware retailer MacMall/PC Mall is offering deals on both Mac and PC hardware, as well as on tablets.

American instrument and music accessory retailer Music & Arts if offering a discount of 20% on orders over US$199 with coupon code BF2017 : Shop Music & Arts!

Musicians and recording artists should note that US instrument and accessory retailer Musician’s Friend has a multitude of coupons for their products.

National Geographic is currently offering 30% off all of the products sold on their official site, including DVDs, books and other nature based products : Shop Now!

Newegg.ca is offering various discounts on its computer hardware, tablets, drones, instruments and accessories.

Stargazers and nature watchers should note that U.S Based Orion Telescopes and Binoculars is also having a sale this year : Black Friday Starts NOW!

If you like editing home or music videos on your PC, Pinnacle’s Black Friday sale is on : Black Friday deals have arrived! Save Big on Pinnacle products

American memorabilia retailer Rock.com has a Black Friday coupon for 20% that’s good up to the 25th : BLACKFRIDAY20

US software retailer Roxio is currently offering discounts on their software, for both Mac and PC : Black Friday deals have arrived! Save Big on Roxio products

American used and new CD, DVD and Blu-ray retailer Second Spin is offering a 30% discount on orders over $30 (with coupon code SSBF17). They’re also offering a 10% discount on vinyl and game orders (with coupon code BFV17).

If you’re looking for sheet music : BLACK FRIDAY CYBER MONDAY SALE! 15% off orders of $50 or more! Use code “SUPERWKND17” Shop Now! For A Limited Time Only At www.sheetmusicplus.com!

WWEshops.com is currently offering various discounts of their wrestling products for Black Friday : Great Savings at WWEShop.com!

American instrument retailer Woodwind / Brasswind is offering a 20% discount on a single item purchase of over US$99 with coupon code BF2017W : Shop at Woodwind and Brasswind

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Pre-Black Friday Week Sales

The Pre-Black Friday Week discounts have begun at the following retailers :

* Amazon Canada – Shop Black Friday Week Deals
* Amazon International – Shop Black Friday Week Deals
* Best Buy Canada – Black Friday Prices Now
* Books A Million – Shop Early Black Friday Deals at Books-A-Million!
* Guitar Center – Countdown to Black Friday Daily Pick: Top-selling gear at the lowest prices of the season. Valid 11/8 to 11/22.
* Indigo/Chapters – Pre-Black Friday Sale. Check out this store’s Record Shop
* Mac Mall/PC Mall – Pre- Black Friday Sale
* Mark’s Work Warehouse – Various Deals
* Microsoft Canada – Starts mid next week / Shop Microsoft Store – Free Shipping and Free Returns!
* Music & Arts – Black Friday Deals – 20% off purchases $199+ with code: BF20. Valid 11/17 to 11/26.
* Musician’s Friend – (Deals start on Monday)
* Newegg Canada – Black Friday Deal Leak
* Pinnacle Systems – Black Friday deals have arrived! Save Big on Pinnacle products
* Roxio – Black Friday deals have arrived! Save Big on Roxio products

Black Friday in Canada

It looks like most of Canada’s retailers are in this year.

Black Friday specials can be found online at Amazon Canada, Best Buy Canada, Cabelas Canada, The Brick, Canadian Tire, chapters.indigo.ca, Dell.ca, Giant Tiger, HMV, Home Depot, Hudson’s Bay, Ikea Canada, Jysk Canada, Kobo Canadaicon, Leon’s, Long & Mcquade, Microsoft Canadaicon, Newegg.ca, Old Navy, Sears Canada, Staples, The Source and Tigerdirect.ca.

There are lots of deals to be had on televisions and appliances. But unfortunately the Samsung tablets I was eying are pretty much the same price, everywhere. And the blu-rays I wanted haven’t dropped in price significantly. I might wait until Cyber Monday for those, or use the Black Friday offer at Ebates.ca if I find a better deal.

By the way, you should note that gift cards can be found on sale as well this year so you might want to pick up a few if you’re going out today.

Browsing my flyers, i’ve run into 20% discounts on Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy gift cards at Canadian Tire, 10% discounts on Canadian Tire gift cards at Rexall and a 3000 bonus optimum points offer on $50 iTunes cards at Shoppers Drug Mart.

I believe the Shoppers Drug Mart offer ends today. But keep an eye out for offers on Google Play and Facebook cards in your local flyers. These pop up from time to time.