As the end of the year draws closer every day, it is time for one of the most important days of the year, and it’s not even a holiday. Black Friday has become synonymous with shopping sprees, gifts and unprecedented discounts on goods you may or may not even need. And we as Bitcoin users get two Black Fridays this year, how awesome is that?
Wait, what, TWO Black Fridays JP? How did that happen?
The reason for that is quite simple actually. First of all, you have the regular Black Friday sales week which takes place from today, November 21st until the day after Thanksgiving in the United States. More particularly, Amazon is offering some amazing deals by the looks of it, and the day has only just started.
“But Amazon doesn’t accept Bitcoin as a payment method, so what’s in it for Bitcoin users?”
A valid point at first glance, but there are several options to purchase goods on Amazon and pay with Bitcoin at the same time. This offer works for both goods being sold and shipped via Amazon directly, or third party sellers. It even works for digital items such as game codes as far as I know, but I haven’t tried that myself just yet.
Purse.io is one of those services that lets users purchase Bitcoin with their credit card, which ic quite refreshing when it comes to purchasing cryptocurrency. There is a bit of a twist though, as you are not purchasing their Bitcoins directly with your credit card, but Amazon is involved!
Say you want or need something from Amazon, but you only want to pay in Bitcoin (don’t we all, really?. Add said item to your Amazon wishlist, and put your Bitcoin for sale on Purse.io at the price you want. By doing so, you can get a discount on the Amazon purchase as well, up to 25%. And not just for the US site either, but for all the international Amazon websites as well.
The only downside to using Purse.IO on Black Friday deals is having to wait until someone actually buys your Bitcoins and Amazon item. But it’s still a good way to get a discount all year round on Amazon purchases, and not just on Black Friday deals.
Another service allowing you to purchase Amazon goods with Bitcoin, albeit directly, is All4BTC. All4BTC is a Germany-based company, and I recently completed my first Amazon/Bitcoin purchase through their platform, which you can read all about by clicking here.
The service offered by All4BTC does not require relying on third parties in order to get the deal you want. Even though they do not order the product instantly, it is usually locked in pretty soon after your Bitcoin payment has been confirmed on their website. My orders usually start processing within an hour after the payment has been made (or so it appears to me anyway).
All4BTC has a certain similarity to Purse.io however, as their service also works for any of the available international Amazon websites. I have placed an order from the German aite, as well as the French website, and both arrived without any issues. Really pleased with their service so far to be honest!
If you know any similar platforms offering the same kind of offerings (not counting Gyft or any other Amazon gift card service), let us know in the comments below!
But you said there would be a second Black Friday for Bitcoin users…?
Indeed there will be, you have been paying attention I see! November 28th, a week from today and a week from the ‘original’ Black Friday, there will we Bitcoin Black Friday. A whole day of deals and discounts aimed at digital currency and Bitcoin enthusiasts.
From the website, they tell us we will get access to thousands of deals and discounts during Bitcoin Black Friday, so I’m really excited to find out what we can expect. In order to get the latest updates in regards to upcoming deals, make sure to subscribe to the newsletter on the Bitcoin Black Friday website.
Even though Bitcoin Black Friday also took place last year (which I never found out about for some odd reason), we now have a lot more and bigger merchants accepting Bitcoin payments compared to 2013. Companies such as Dell, Tigerdirect and NewEgg, to name a few, have all joined the digital currency revolution.
Not to mention Paypal merchants can accept Bitcoin payments as well, once they activate the option in the Paypal Payments Hub. Interesting times are upon us ladies and gentlemen, so make sure you get all the discounts you can while paying with Bitcoin!
Did you make any specific Black Friday purchases with Bitcoin today? Let us know in the comments below! I’m still looking for a decent gaming monitor in Europe, but we aren’t getting any decent discounts in my opinion.