The 2019 Black Friday sales are just around the corner, so we can only imagine the hype of musicians and producers around the globe who’ve waited for this opportunity to load up on premium gear at a bargain price.
Even though the actual sales are getting reshaped every couple of hours, we are able to make credible assumptions based on sales that have occurred during the previous years, so without any further ado, let’s see what you can expect.
Black Friday 2019: When Is It, When Do Deals/Sales Start?
The Black Friday sale begins on the 29th of November with the Cyber Monday following in on the 2nd of December. Though the event begins on the official day (29th November), most retailers will release their deals even days before, most likely during the last week of November.
These ‘premature’ sales are usually identical to the ones that were intended for the main event in terms of discounts. The logic behind launching the deals before the day of the event is quite simple – the brands simply wish to extend the shopping time for customers, allowing more people to actually benefit from the significant price drops, rather than risking to jam the servers by accommodating millions of people at the same time.
As it’s been a custom for many years, the Black Friday sales won’t end when Friday ends, rather they’ll continue on during the weekends until the Cyber Monday sales come with a fresh batch of deals.
Since you have more than a month before the official Black Friday event, now is the best time to start scrounging the market for coupons and retail promo codes to make the bargains even spicier.
What to Expect from 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Record Player Deals
DJs and audiophiles will be thrilled to hear that some of the best top-tier turntables such as Sony’s PS-HX500 record player, Rega’s Planar 1, and Audio-Technica’s AT-LP3 are most likely to suffer a significant drop in price.
Additionally, most Black Friday analysts point out that more recent releases from these brands, such as the Planar 3, SL-1500C and Alva TT are going to be put out on sale, but those are only assumptions.
Sound engineers, roadies, and technicians, now is a great time to be alive as most online marketplaces such as Walmart, Amazon, as well as certain music-gear-based shops are very likely to put out sales for premium-quality in-ear monitors, and studio-grade headphones.
During the last year’s Black Friday event, these shops have put out sales for Sony’s, Bose’s, and Bang & Olufsen models. Bose’s SoundLink and QC 35 were deals of the day last year, so this time around we can expect even younger models.
Guitar Gear Deals
As for the musicians, there will be plenty of models you’ll be able to score at a bargain price. The previous Black Friday event Fender offered a 10% discount for their entire catalogue of guitars, amplifiers, and guitar accessories so as to promote the brand new Fender-Play service.
Knowing that Gibson now has a new CEO (James Curleigh), it’s only obvious that they’ll put out a wide variety of sales to showcase the good will of the new management.
If you’re out there looking for a premium-acoustic guitar that you, for whatever reason, couldn’t afford up until now, Martin has put out quite a number of sales for the Black Friday of 2019 with the deal of the day being their 00-28 acoustic.
Drum Kit and Cymbal Deals
Drums are obviously the most expensive instrument out there, so if you’re looking to gear up, now’s the time. Last year the spotlight fell on Sweetwater and Thomann as brands that have had the most attractive sales, although we expect Musician’s Friend to join them on the stage along with Amazon for the Black Friday 2019.
Last year some of the top-tier electronic drum kits, such as Roland’s TD-25 and Alesis Crimson drum kit were among the deals a drummer couldn’t pass up. Even though actual kits might not suffer a drastic drop in price, the Black Friday this November will be a perfect opportunity to score some cymbals for your setup.
Essentially, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday events are two-out-of-three wishes you’d usually get from a genie in the magic lamp. These are the dates when you will be allowed to get the instruments, headphones, record players, and vinyl records that you’ve always wanted, but somehow couldn’t afford.
We highly advise you that you start preparing right now. The Black Friday is only a month (and a couple of days) away, and we’re certain that musicians and DJs across the globe have been saving up for months just for this occasion. One thing is certain, though – the deals that are about to come to play are going to be as irresistible as ever.