Valentine’s Day is typically thought of as a day for retailers dealing in chocolate, wine, lingerie, and other traditional or intimate gifts. While retailers still offer deals on this merchandise, both leading up to Valentine’s Day and in its aftermath to unload additional product, technological gifts have been surging in popularity over the past few years. Chocolate might be one way to say “I love you,” but it seems that more and more often people are choosing to use laptops, smartphones, and especially tablets to send the message instead. (1)
While it might be argued that Valentine’s Day isn’t even a real holiday, but is instead a Hallmark holiday; but that doesn’t stop merchants of all stripes from putting special deals and offerings out there for those who want to make the day special.(2) For the past five years, technology sales have been ramping up before Valentine’s Day, which has led to a lot of retailers taking notice. Whether its online sales or showroom shopping, the numbers don’t lie; people are looking to get technological toys and tools for their loved ones on their special days.
Like any other type of gift though, running sales on and before Valentine’s Day isn’t always enough for the profit margins. That’s where the post-Valentine’s Day sales come in. Whether it’s a way to offload merchandise that didn’t make the cut, or just to extend the sale a bit longer, many retailers will offer discounts and deals for days, or perhaps even weeks, after Valentine’s Day. Tablets, phones, laptops, and a slew of accessories and other gadgets will keep their red-tag status, drawing the attention of all those looking for a good deal, or perhaps to make up for a Valentine’s Day that just didn’t go as well as they were hoping it would have.
Whether or not Valentine’s Day will ever become as big as Black Friday or the month of December for Christmas shoppers is something that can’t really be speculated on right now. However, Valentine’s Day is a growing day for deals. It’s also important to remember that just because someone misses the initial lead up to the holiday that doesn’t mean that he or she can’t still pick up tablets and other technological toys for a good price after the holiday’s hubbub is over. In fact, for some people, swooping in for the post-Valentine’s Day deals found at well-established company sites, such as http://www.toshiba.ca/Consumer/Laptops_Tablets_Desktops/Tablets/, might actually offer even better bargains.