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1. Tiles and parquet
Wooden floors or natural stone tiles give every room a special, and even luxurious touch. But the larger the area, the more expensive the exclusive flooring becomes. Prices can easily reach 50 francs or more per square meter. Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to buy flooring for your new living room or renovated bathroom at half price.
Tip: a discount allows you either to save money or order a more up-market version for the same budget.
2. Solid wood furniture
Solid wood is not only beautiful to look at, but sustainable too. And a long table in the dining room turns even a simple meal with friends into a special event. Shelves, chairs or dressers also look much more elegant when made of solid wood. You usually have to dig deeper into your pockets if you want solid wood instead of veneer. So it’s worth waiting for Black Friday to order your chosen product.
Tip: popular classics are highly sought after. It’s worth going on an online bargain hunt straight after midnight.
3. Chimney stoves
Chimneys or tiled fireplaces are very popular in Switzerland. Chimney stoves are quick to set up and are generally easy to connect to the chimney. This new interior design element will transform the whole atmosphere in the room in no time at all. However, high-quality Swedish stoves can easily cost a few thousand francs. The investment is a lot cheaper on Black Friday. Reductions of 20 percent are realistic and usually not limited to one day.
Tip: chimney stoves often remain on offer until the Christmas season.
4. Garden sheds or summer houses
It isn’t exactly the right season for working in the garden, but who would say no to 50 percent or more off a whole garden shed or summer house? You might even be able to afford more than just the basic 1,000-franc model for storing garden equipment. After all, there are some wonderful log cabins with their own patio. Or you could even opt for a garden sauna. Manufacturers usually start reducing the price of their current range in the fall. Then they have a big sale on Black Friday with maximum discounts – bargains guaranteed.
Tip: take care when comparing prices – it’s essential to check the equipment and delivery conditions.
5. Lamps and lights
Beautiful lamps don’t come cheap, mainly because of their design. It’s not uncommon to have to compromise between design and price – but on Black Friday, things may look different as prices tumble and designer lamps become affordable. Even before their big discount promotions, providers such as Micasa and Lumimart often reduce prices and put customers in a buying mood.
Tip: keep your nerve and wait until Black Friday.
How much does a good mattress cost? Not the best-selling product, but a high-quality model that is easy on your back? This type of mattress is not usually available for less than 1,000 francs, and that is by no means the upper end of the range. A mattress reaches the end of its life when the guarantee against wear expires after ten years. Good mattresses from specialist dealers such as Schlafwohl can be found throughout Black Week. The right mattress is essential for getting a good night’s sleep. So don’t keep putting off replacing your old one. Go ahead on Black Friday and get a top-quality mattress at a bargain price.
Tip: try out each mattress to make sure you choose the right model!
7. Vacuum cleaners
A vacuum cleaner is part of the basic equipment in any house or apartment. It’s an appliance that has to put up with a great deal and is subject to heavy wear and tear. Housework will become more strenuous if the electric cable starts getting stuck or the brush no longer glides smoothly over the floor. That’s when it’s high time to take a few hundred francs in hand to buy a replacement. On Black Friday, you can get a new vacuum cleaner a whole lot cheaper, and you will find yourself almost enjoying the housework thanks to the latest technology.
Tip: compare prices and look for special offers beforehand so that you’re sure to get an extra discount on Black Friday.
8. TVs and co.
Flat screen TVs and computers are the most popular home electronics devices of all. Savings can be made throughout the year in line with product cycles and special promotions such as the soccer World Cup. But there are even more to come on Black Friday – when pretty much all the top brands offer special deals.
Also a good idea for Black Friday 2020: monitors and office chairs. With the right equipment, working in your home office will be easier than ever.
Tip: comparing prices is especially easy with online electronics stores such as digitec.ch, microspot.ch and interdiscount.ch. It’s worth connecting to online stores regularly on Black Friday – digitec.ch constantly replaces sold-out products and adds new offers, for instance.
9. Rugs and carpets
If you have never experienced an oriental bazaar, simply visit a carpet dealer. Discounts are part of the business model, and reductions of up to 50 percent are typical and won’t ruin the business. If you aren’t so keen on classic oriental carpets, you can find trendy carpets in furniture stores. Carpets have to be sold off to make room for new designs – the corresponding discounts are particularly generous, especially on Black Friday.
Tip: some discounts are only available with a customer card. Apply for yours in plenty of time for Black Friday.
You need curtains to ensure privacy in the bedroom or living room. They rarely fit off the rack and have to be adjusted. The material itself is usually more expensive than the sewing work. You should expect to pay 1,000 francs or more for ten square meters. Often gliders have to be sewn on or the fabric has to be pre-washed. These sums can be halved on Black Friday.
Tip: always keep in mind that most made-to-measure curtains take a few weeks to deliver.
Conclusion: save money on major purchases
Prices are reduced even more on Black Friday. To get a really good bargain, the first thing to do is prepare in advance: choose specific items and compare prices. Secondly, make sure you’re looking at up-to-date products, and check delivery times and conditions. And thirdly, you have to be quick, because on Black Friday the digital bargains begin as soon as it’s midnight – and won’t wait for you to get up in the morning.