The Black Friday shopping sale is upon us and it’s a perfect time to pick up some great deals on Guitar related items. If you’re already a guitar player or someone that’s looking to pick up playing guitar then be sure to check out the deals that we have hand-picked below!
Black Friday takes place on the 23rd of November but music stores are already well into their sales. Cyber Monday takes place on the 26th November. Expect some great deals throughout the entire weekend.
If you’re looking to get a deal on a new guitar, accessories, amps, headphones, etc then be sure to check out what we’ve got below:
Our pick of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Guitar Players
The Black Friday sale has now ended
What is Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Black Friday is the day after thanksgiving in USA (this year it takes place on the 23rd of November). It has been a very popular shopping day in USA for decades, but it has more recently also become an online shopping frenzy, where retailers slash their prices to try to encourage customers to start buying early for the Christmas holidays.
Although Black Friday was originally a North American holiday tradition, the rest of the world has also taken this holiday on board with the globalisation of online retail giants. Although Black Friday brings up connotations of shopping frenzies across North American media, in many other countries the focus is more for online sales. However, brick-and-mortar businesses are increasingly jumping on the band-wagon.
Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday after Black Friday. This year it takes place on 26th of November. It is the online shopping equivalent to Black Friday. Here is another opportunity to get some serious deals in just about any items that you can buy online.
Stay safe when shopping online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
This is a fantastic time to catch some great deals in time for Christmas. However, be prepared to take a step back and think about your purchase before you do so. Is it too good to be true? Are there any indications that you are being scammed? Keep the following in mind before making purchases on Black Friday:
- It’s better to purchase from reputable sites or websites that you have shopped with before. If not then do some Google searches about the reputation or reviews of the company. For example, search “<Company name> reputation” or “<Company name> reviews” on Google. Often, you can clearly see if websites are scammers based on reviews from independent scam watchdog websites.
- Check the shipping policy of the company before shopping online for Cyber Monday and Black Friday. If you are purchasing from a small online shop that you’ve never heard of, they could be forwarding your order off to ‘drop ship’ the items from producers in countries such as China. This does not necessarily pose a problem, it just means that your package might take weeks to arrive. Read the fine print on the shipping policy and check how long the package is going to take to arrive in business days. Ensure it’s there in time for the holidays!
- Look at the website address carefully on the website you are entering your payment details into. If you expect the website address to be companyname.com and it’s something completely different then it’s possible that somebody has made an illegitimate copy of the website in an effort to steal your payment details. Please note that in many cases, perfectly legitimate websites will forward you on to a separate payment processor for secure payment such as PayPal, Global Payments, WorldPay, etc (this is a good thing!).
- Check for the Padlock symbol next to the website address (this is available in most browsers). This, along with a website starting in HTTPS means that the website has a security cert. Therefore you should have less confidence in sites that do not include this.
- Keep your antivirus up to date, there are some great free ones online. For example, AVG and Avast are great options for Windows. If you have a virus then remove it using Malwarebytes (the free version should do fine). Don’t install random anti-virus or malware removing software on your pc, this can actually be the source of some very bad viruses.
So that’s our roundup of some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 deals for Guitar Players and Guitarists. We’ve going to keep updating this list with the best details we can find, so be sure to come back!
Happy Black Friday shopping!