Today is 11.11 (Chinese Black Friday), get the best deals on sites like AliExpress, Gearbest, BangGood, more
Seth Weintraub - Nov. 11th 2017 12:50 pm ET
In China, November 11th or 11.11 is called Guanggun Jie or Single’s Day. From Wikipedia:
Chinese Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节; pinyin: Guānggùn Jié; Wade–Giles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: “Single Sticks’ Holiday”) is an entertaining festival widespread among young Mainland Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number “1” resembles an individual that is alone. This festival has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, with sales in Alibaba’s sites Tmall and Taobao at US$5.8 billion in 2013, US$9.3 billion in 2014, US$14.3 billion in 2015 and over US$17.8 billion in 2016.
What being single has to do with deals is still a mystery to me, but if you are going to do some shopping on AliExpress, Gearbest or BangGood today is the day. I only have first hand experience with AliExpress (China’s Amazon) so let’s start there…