Let Dell.com Help You Stay Home This Black Friday

There’s a disagreement in my house that has raised its ugly head again this year.

If you read my post about reaching young customers, you know I’ve got a tween girl, and for the second year in a row she’s begun lobbying me heavily to go Black Friday shopping. She seems to think staying up late or waking up early, dealing with parking, crowds, lines and the occasional violent outbreak would be fun. I do not.

No, count me among the increasing number of people who prefer to do their Black Friday shopping online on our own time. Even Canadians are getting in on this U.S. phenomenon.

So it’s nice to see that more and more of the electronic items that might be on my holiday shopping list can be purchased right on Dell.com.

Sure, there will still be virtual “doorbuster” deals that go quick. (Apologies in advance if the $99.99 tablets or $549.00 Alienware gaming PCs get snapped up before you can get one.) But, you won’t have to spend days in the cold sleeping in a tent on the sidewalk to buy TVs as low as $167.99. Instead, you can register at www.dell.com/signup to receive email notifications for early access to promotions. Want an example of what that can mean? See Kiley Attridge’s tweet:

“Dell’s holiday deals are unprecedented and the selection is vast – we’re excited to offer something for everyone,” said Phil Bryant, vice president and general manager of our Consumer and Small Business team when he announced our Holiday Product Round-Up of products for fitness fanatics, film buffs, music enthusiasts, foodies, avid gamers and gadget gurus.

Our awesome team behind Dell.com has been working to prepare for this busy shopping season by bringing new navigation and search capabilities to the site. I know how hard they work to make things easier for customers because I was part of that team for several years. That’s why I also know what a big deal it was to add the ability to purchase with Bitcoin on our site.

According to The Coin Front, Black Friday last year may have been the biggest day for Bitcoin transactions in history.

“Last year’s event saw a whopping 6,260% increase in transactions through BitPay compared to the previous year’s Bitcoin Black Friday. $6 million in sales were processed through BitPay that day,” they noted.

But if you’re still new to Bitcoin or don’t have enough in your wallet for that 3D printer someone on your shopping list wants, we’ve always got options like Dell Financial Services offering 12 months special financing on MakerBot 3D printers with Dell Preferred Account.

You can also sign up for the free Dell Advantage Loyalty Program and get an automatic five percent back in rewards as well as free second business day shipping on all purchases. It also gives you exclusive access to special offers and pre-sale events throughout the year.

So, if you already have that 3D printer and are using it to make all your gifts this season, you won’t miss out on the excitement of a great deal that my tween so craves.

 Woman opening gift of tablet from man

For additional holiday gift giving inspiration, join the Dell holiday conversation online at #GetInspired and visit the Dell YouTube channel.

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.
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