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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


Smartphones and smartwatches

Other gear

Singles Day sales

You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.

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