Yesterday, Americans walked off their Thanksgiving turkeys in shopping aisles all over the country. Today it’s time to sit back, relax, and pick up everything you missed on Black Friday with Cymax’s giant Cyber Monday sale. It’s your last chance to take advantage of some unbelievable savings.
The big day is finally here! Get on over to Cymax’s promotions page for all our amazing specials — but hurry, stocks are limited!
Happy shopping to all!
Black Friday may be a week away but Cymax is spreading the holiday cheer early with month-long November sale. And to make shopping even easier, we have compiled a helpful gift guide – for him, her and the little ones – drawing on our huge collection of end-of-year specials.
What do you buy the husband that has everything? His own bar, of course! This fold-out Martini bar from Pulaski features two wine shelves, a glass holder and serving table, all in a modern Main Street finish. Best of all, it doubles as an accent cabinet when it’s not in use – blending in casually in your lounge or entertainment room.
Cymax has slashed 30 per cent off the price of the Pulaski Main Street Martini Bar, available for $632.50 for a limited time only.
This Powell vanity table, complete with mirror and bench, exudes elegance. Standing tall on lathe-detailed spindle legs, this carefully crafted table features five working drawers with antique brass knobs, and winged mirror with a gently arched crown. It’s sure to be a most charismatic addition to your partner’s private space.
This month, save 30% on the Powell Vanity Table with Mirror and Bench, which is selling for only $517.
For the kids
Make bedtime fun with this Standard City Kids Captain’s Bed, which features functional storage for clothes, books and toys. With its rich cherry finish, this kids bed is guaranteed to add a warm, comfortable ambience to any bedroom.
Better yet: the bed is half price at just $540, so you can sleep easy too.
Have you checked out the brand new Cymax homepage? As you may have guessed from that big banner, our holiday specials have arrived!
Without further adieu, here’s how you can beat the crowds and and save up to 60% on top brand furniture at Cymax.
- 18-60% discount on select bedroom and living room furniture from Lifestyle Solutions.
- 15% discount on desks and entertainment furniture from Atlantic Furniture.
Buy more, save more
- 15% off all bar stools (for all purchases of $349 or more – coupon code: BARSTOOL15)
- 15% off all kitchen carts (for all purchases of $399 or more – coupon code: KITCHEN15)
- 10% off all coffee tables (for all purchases of $349 or more – coupon code: COFFEE10)
- 10% off dining furniture (for all purchases of $699 or more – coupon code: DINING10)
Cymax is also offering a store-wide price match guarantee and free delivery for most items. Oh, and there’s absolutely no sales tax on anything (except VA).
You might be surprised to learn that ‘Black Friday’ – two of the most powerful words in the shopper’s dictionary – wasn’t always a term of endearment.
The phrase, which has been used throughout history to describe various disasters, was first attached to day-after Thanksgiving sales by frustrated Philadelphia police in the 1960s. The story goes that they were so fed up with the regular traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks that they would refer to the downtown mobbing as ‘Black Friday’.
The phrase gradually gained traction in the 1970s, when it began appearing in reports in the New York Times and Associated Press, but it was hardly the international buzz-phrase it is today. As recently as 1985, many retailers in Cincinatti and Los Angeles had never heard the term, according to an article published in the Philadelphia Enquirer at the time.
Taking back ‘black’
As notoriety spread, companies began attempting to play down Black Friday’s negative connotations. They put forward an alternative explanation: that ‘black’ referred to ‘black ink’ in account books, a color that denotes a profit figure (as opposed to red, for a loss). It fits nicely considering the bumper store revenues the sales bring in — it is the biggest shopping event of the year, after all.
Etymology aside, Cymax’s has some big holiday specials planned this year, and they’re anything but dark. Stay tuned to this blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and CrunchBase for deals as they come to hand.
Just a little over two weeks to go — are you as excited about Black Friday as we are?
Here’s a great new infographic from BlackFriday2011 that looks at some interesting trends ahead of the big day.
With Black Friday just around the corner, many eager shoppers are wondering where they’ll find the most retail action. It’s difficult to say where the best bargains will be found ahead of the release of official deals, but pre-existing data show which cities are likely lay down the most cash.
Where are the biggest shopaholics in the US?
Americans are expected to spend $465.6 billion in holiday retail sales in 2011, 2.8 per cent more than last year. The data below, compiled by retail analysis group Bundle, shows where most of that money is going to come from, ranking average retail spending per person, per month for the 12 months to March 2011. Does your city make the list?
10. Bakersfield, California: where residents spend an average of $201.50 per month.
9. Austin, Texas: $213
8. Seattle, Washington: $213
7. San Jose, California: $221.17
6. San Francisco, California: $227.42
5. Dallas, Texas: $228.58
4. Scottsdale, Arizona: $243.17
3. Nashville, Tennessee: $251.17
2. Arlington, Virginia: $254.58
And the biggest-spending city in the US is…
1. Washington DC: where residents spend an average of $263 per month.
What does that mean for Black Friday?
Of course, bigger spending doesn’t necessarily mean better prices (it could mean precisely the opposite). But it might help you gauge where the shopping hotspots will be in 2011.
Your best bet for securing the lowest prices this Black Friday is to start following your favorite retailers, taking note of specials as they are released.