One Week From Today - Cyber Monday


One week from today (December 2, 2013) is Cyber Monday - the day when internet retailers all over the…uh, internet…offer sales/discounts/specials. Well, SparkFun is an internet retailer and we want to join in on the fun! So here is our multi-faceted plan…

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From 12:00:01 a.m. MT until 11:59:59 p.m. MT, we’ll be offering two discounts. The first is a general 10% off promo code good for anything on the website. We’ll be posting that promo code on the homepage that day. We will also be discounting everything in our SparkFun Originals category 20% for the entire day! That means popular items like the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, the Makey Makey Deluxe Kit and the S.H.O.V.E.L. will be on sale (plus 420ish other awesome products). But wait - there’s MORE!

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Just one of many SparkFun originals that will be on sale.

We will also be having special limited-time sales throughout the day. I’d tell you more about those…but that would take some of the fun out of it.

So be sure to stop by SparkFun.com on December 2nd to pick up some awesome electronics at once-a-year prices!


Comments 35 comments

  • I noticed the banner implying that SF will be taking Thanksgiving and Black Friday off. Happy Turkey Day to all of the SF employees!

  • Do the 10% and 20% discounts stack? That is, if I order a SparkFun original and add the other promo code as well, do I get 30% off, 28% off, or just 20% off?

    • They DO stack. All the SparkFun Originals will be 20% off, and then the additional 10% off everything else. So, you get 20% off the product, then 10% off that total. So, if the thing you’re wanting to buy was $80 originally (and a SparkFun original), it would be on sale for $64. Then you’d get an additional 10% off, making it $57.60, which is a 28% discount, not 30%. The same applies for the ‘flash sale’ discounts. They will be a higher percentage, and then the 10% will apply after the flash sale discount. Does that make sense?

  • I think it is funny when people that are used to organized code and careful about logic try to join in a “frenzied” type of event like black Friday. ha ha. I am just as anxious and helpless.

    • Wait you mean I have to wake up at 5 AM to get these deals? :)

      I did once go to Target at 7:00am to get Pokemon yellow for my sons. Those were simpler days.

  • We will also be having special limited-time sales throughout the day. I’d tell you more about those…but that would take some of the fun out of it.

    How is this going to work cart wise? If you get it in your cart during the special limited time does it stay at that price. The issue I see is that if you have to “buy it” during that time period are you going to have to check out multiple times and have multiple orders with extra shipping costs.

    • The prices will only be valid for the time in which the product is on a flash sale. So, if the Malibu Barbie Dev Kit is on sale from 1PM until 2PM, and you add the kit to your cart at 1:45 and manage to checkout before 2PM, you will get the sale price. But, if you waited around and checked out at 2:20PM, the price would revert back to it’s standard sale price (since all originals are on sale for 20% that day, so you only get the 20% off price, not the flash sale price).

      So, people might end up with multiple orders. HOWEVER, since there’s 10% off for the entire day, and 20% off all originals for the WHOLE DAY, the idea is that you’d add the stuff to your cart that you really want, and wait for the flash sales. And when something comes along that you can’t live without (Malibu Barbie Dev Kit for instance), you add it to your cart, along with the other stuff, and check out. So you’d get xx% off the flash sale item, 20% off everything else that’s an original, and then 10% off your entire cart. And if that is $60 or more, it ships free.

      Does that make sense?

      • Is there going to be something that tells us what the flash sales are during the time they are on sale? Or is it more along the lines of, if you happen to be looking at the Malibu Barbie Dev Kit between 1pm and 2pm you will see it on flash sale, otherwise, you didn’t hit the Sparkfun Lottery…

        • At 9AM mountain time Monday, we will be announcing what will be on sale, and when. We will also be announcing the sales through various other social media outlets (twitter and whatever else the kids are into these days), but if you’re on our site, you will know what’s going on as well.

          tl;dr - check out the site Monday morning.

      • Got it but now I want a Malibu Barbie Dev Kit . :)

    • I think, you can use the Free Shipping option for multiple orders.

      • Yea but that’s only if you order $60+ worth of stuff in one order.

        I don’t see any special free shipping for this promo.

        • this is correct, there is no special shipping option, beyond the $60 free shipping we already offer.

          • I just want to make sure I understand correctly: you’re not consolidating multiple orders placed today into one shipment per customer?

            • Correct, we will be treating orders as individuals. We don’t have a good way to combine order unfortunately.

          • But what about my original question? I’m not concerned about free shipping just having to make multiple orders.

          • Does the $60 free shipping apply to the pre-discount or post-discount total?

            • post of course. so, yeah, if you’re buying something pricey and it gets discounted below $60, you can just add some other stuff to your cart to bring back up the total and tell yourself those other things were essentially freebies.

  • Damn… Just passed a BIG order thursday… :(

  • Why isn’t the Resistor Kit in the SparkFun Originals category?

    ETA: I just saw that the original Cerberus Cable is 20% off, but the new one with a hub isn’t. Hmm?

    • i doubt sparkfun actually manufactures the resistors…

      • They don’t manufacture the components for their breakout boards etc. either.

        • Yeah but they still designed their boards. Sparkfun’s redboard for example is still technically they’re original product. They may use parts they didn’t create, but they designed the concept and the circuit. Sparkfun did not create the resistor.

  • By any chance will back orders be allowed during this time? Or will it be first-come first-server for SparkFun Originals.

    • Sorry, no back orders on discounted stuff! This will be a “while supplies last” kind of thing. We’re also putting a cap on how many any one person can order so we don’t have Grinches buying up all of a thing. All of this is only for the day we’re running the event, though. As of Tuesday things will be back to normal.

  • Anymore dumpster dives?

  • The image says 25% off originals, but the article says only 20%. Could you please clarify? :)


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