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Best Online Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for if you're living abroad


Nov 19 • 3 minute read

Even though it is a phenomenal experience, moving abroad and finding accommodation can be expensive. So, any time a great chance comes along to score a few amazing student discounts or deals, you should take full advantage.

Many people have waited all year long to purchase televisions or computers during the 2018 Black Friday deals, or for the Cyber Monday sales, because they can typically save hundreds of euros. And when you’re preparing to relocate, every euro absolutely counts!

Additionally, these two days full of budget deals are perfect for stocking up on things that you may need before you move to an area where items may potentially cost more, which can be huge when you’re budgeting your stay abroad. Need a new tablet? Check! What about a new smartphone or even a few small appliances for your dorm or shared apartment? It’s time to buy!

But how do you know who’s offering the best prices on the items that you need the most? And with planning and packing at the very top of your ultimate moving to-do list, do you have the time to surf the online ads and decide what to buy and on which site?

Well, don’t worry, because we have gathered eight of the best deals that you can take advantage of, regardless of which part of the world you’re in. So grab your debit card and be ready to start spending, right in the comfort of your pajamas!

1. Amazon - Fire HD 10 Tablet

If you’re going to be using a tablet for your new courses, then you may be ready to shop for an upgrade. The Fire HD 10 on Amazon is going to be a great option, and at the low price of €86, dropped 30 per cent, you’ll be getting one of the best deals of the season. Whether you’re utilizing its handy apps, reading your favorite eBook or going hands-free with your Alexa device, the Fire HD 10 is the ideal tablet to take abroad.

2. Microsoft - Surface Pro 5th Generation

Need something that packs a little more power? The official Microsoft website will have an unbelievable price on the Microsoft Surface Pro with the Platinum Signature Type Cover. At a huge savings, you will pay only €525 for the fastest startup ever on a Surface Pro. This can come in very handy when you need access to notes or documents in just a few seconds. Plus, with a battery life of 13.5 hours, you’ll have plenty of time for assignments and research before you even have to plug in.

3. Dell - Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1

Now, if you’re looking for a standard laptop with a 500GB hard drive and a lightning-fast 4GB RAM, it’s truly hard to go wrong with a Dell. And during the holiday season’s big shopping kickoff, you’re going to save big! The Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is priced to sell at only €280, which is 20 per cent off the regular price.

4. Google Home Mini

When you move into your new place, having a smart speaker that can do a multitude of things to make your life easier can be a great purchase. And with the Google Home Mini priced at only €22 on the official Google Store, it should definitely go on your shopping list. The things that this little gadget can do are endless, including playing your favorite tunes, searching for information and even providing directions. You can also buy a variety of other products to tie into your hands-free space, such as lighting, televisions and smart plugs. Plus, you’ll also get three months of YouTube Music Premium for free!

5. Amazon Music Unlimited

Speaking of music, you may be going back and forth with which service to use. Fortunately, for students, Amazon Music Unlimited makes it easy. Students can get a special deal for just €4.99 per month, and you can sign up for a free trial. But for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, anyone can get three months for just €.99. That way, you can try it out before you sign up for your student package.

One thing to keep in mind is that as of right now, you can’t stream Amazon Music Unlimited from a Google Home Mini, but you can cast to it from any Android phone or computer using the Google Chrome browser. But, if you think Alexa is the way to go for your choice of hands-free device, it will stream Amazon Music, and it will also be at a special price of €21 for the brand new Echo Dot.

6. Facebook Portal

Thinking about being away from home might be a little overwhelming, but you can forget about feeling homesick if you can easily see and talk to your loved ones on the Facebook Portal. It will be 25 per cent off for the special discount, bringing it down to just €130.

7. Asos

Anytime you go on a trip or holiday, it’s nice to sport some new clothes, so if you’re relocating for a semester or two, you’re surely going to want to spruce up your wardrobe. This mega, international shopping retailer can supply clothing, shoes, outerwear and even cosmetics. For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Asos will be offering discounts up to 70 percent.

8. Overstock - Bed, Bath & More

You’re probably going to need a few things for your new room or shared apartment, and Overstock ships to over 180 different countries. For their Black Friday deals, they’ll have up to 65 percent off bedding, 55 percent off bath and at least 10 percent off just about everything else.

Now that you know some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2018, you can take full advantage of the lowest prices of the year. Add this to student discounts and a well-thought-out budget, and you’ll be set for your big move abroad.

Happy shopping, and safe travels!

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