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There’s no such thing as Black Friday in China, so a number of years ago retailers in that country decided to turn a makeshift holiday called Singles Day on November 11th, (11/11, get it?) into a big sales holiday.
This year I noticed a number of US retailers getting in on the action: HP has a Singles Day sale, for instance. And a lot of e-tailers that sell Chinese goods to international audiences are holding their own Singles Day sales… just make sure to pay close attention to the prices, because a bunch of items seem to show unrealistically high list prices in order to make the discounts look better than they are.
Anyway, you can find a roundup of some of the stores with 11.11 sales toward the bottom of today’s roundup.
For the spotlight item, I’m going with the Microsoft Store’s sale on refurbished Surface Book 2-in-1 laptops.
This week the company began selling a new model with longer battery life and more powerful graphics… and a much higher starting price of $2399. But if that’s too much money to justify spending on a 13.5 inch notebook with a detachable tablet display, you can pick up an original model for as little as $1149 right now, or save up to $400 on more expensive models.
Tablets and notebooks
- Refurb Microsoft Surface Book 2-in-1 for $1149 and up – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablets for $639 and up – Microsoft Store
- Refurb HP Spectre x360 13″ convertible w/Core i7-6500U/8GB/256GB for $899 – NeweggFlash
- Alienware 13 gaming laptop w/Core i7-6500U/NVIDIA 960M/16GB/500GB for $1179 – NeweggFlash
- Refurb Lenovo Miix 700 12″ 2-in-1 w/Core M5-6Y54/8GB/128GB for $390 – NeweggFlash
- Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi 10″ 2-in-1 w/Atom Z3795/4GB/128GB for $279 – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Lenovo IdeaPad 100s 11.6″ notebook w/Atom Z3735/2GB/32GB for $120 – NeweggFlash
- Intel Skull Canyon mini PC kit w/8GB RAM/256GB SSD for $600 – Newegg
- Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 Tiny desktop w/Core i3-6100T/4GB/128GB for $310 – Woot
Smartphones and smartwatches
- Honor 8 smartphone + JBL Coach headphone for $350 – Newegg
- LG Urbane Android Wear watch for $125 – iTechDeals
- Toshiba 1TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $50 – Newegg (coupon: ESCFFFF45)
- Refurb Samsung Radiant360 R1 WiFi multi-room speakers for $59 each – Legend Micro (via eBay)
- Asus slim USB DVD writer for $10 after rebate – Newegg (coupon: EMCFFFF37)
- Roku 4 media streamer with 4K support for $90 – Groupon
- RAVPower 5,000 mAh 2-in-1 Qi wireless charging pad/portable battery for $20 – NeweggFlash
- 1-year Marvel Unlimited subscription for $60 (new and former subscribers only) – Marvel (coupon: STRANGE)
Singles Day sales
- 11.11 deals at AliExpress
- Banggood 11.11 sale
- Gearbest 11.11 sale
- GeekBuying 11.11 sale
- HP Singles Day sale
- PandaWill 11.11 sale
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.