Wow, how many times have I been asked if there is a Thermomix Black Friday offer this month. Too many times to mention.
Black Friday is the term for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, marking the start of the Christmas shopping season. Many employers (in the US) give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Historians believe the name started in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s. Bus drivers and police used ‘Black Friday’ to describe the heavy traffic that would clog the streets the day after Thanksgiving as shoppers headed to the stores that day. The name has stuck ever since.
How did customers in the UK get so wrapped up in an American tradition? A few years ago, I guess. Many countries that support consumerism have jumped on the bandwagon and started Black Friday sales too, currently of the world’s 195 countries an estimated 40-50% ‘celebrate’ Black Friday in some form or the other. In the United Kingdom, we started adopting this 6-7 years ago and I remember the day. I remember how shoppers tuned violent and created stampedes on the news over TVs and sofas.
But with online shopping and a pandemic, shipping delays and petrol shortages, haven’t you realised that there have been offers at all retailers for the whole year? Consumers are waiting for Black Friday weekend offers, but I have seen ‘Early Black Friday’ deals to entice you to spend your Black Friday cash. And where is the Thermomix Black Friday offer, everyone is waiting for?
Vorwerk sells Thermomix via direct sales model, through Advisors. Since COVID we have also started selling online but we do not offer discounts on Thermomix TM6 ever, although occasionally we have head office customer offers. There is one thing I can tell you; we never reduce the price of the Thermomix. We value our product too much to discount it.
In November 2020, we did have a Black Friday deal, Vorwerk UK had a bundle of the Thermomix TM6/ Thermomix TM5 for £1599. So our Thermomix TM6 remained at £1149 with the Thermomix TM5 costing £450. The Thermomix TM5 was only sold for a 2-week period and was never available on its own. We only ever sell the latest and current model. I’ll be honest, we had TM5s lying around in the warehouse and we wanted to sell them on and this was a good time to do it. Vorwerk got rid of their stock and many, many customers took advantage of our class digital model at a substantial reduced price. As soon as the Black Friday offer was over, it was over.
But this was last year. Let me repeat this. We had stock of Thermomix TM5s and we needed to get rid of them. The model was already was discontinued and now 18 months old, so this was a way to get rid of stock. It was a fabulous deal for anyone wanting the latest model and a spare, to keep one for yourselves and give them other one to a friend or famuly member. Or even to keep both yourselves, one for your main home and another for your holiday property. There were many reasons why this deal was so great and why we sold so many, it was indeed a superb offer for both the consumer and the company. Customers got an excellent deal and we emptied our warehouses of old stock.
So what’s the deal this year, in 2021? I’ll be honest, I don’t know. The head office has already released November 2021 offers which are Thermomix-Kobold bundles; full details are listed here.
For Black Friday 2021, I can only compare the other offers to Black Friday 2020 as a guide:
- Up to 30% off selected accessories, cookbooks and filter bags
- 10% off Rockstars Stoneware
- Exclusive Black Friday Bundles
- Starter Rockstars Bundle, £200 consisting of Paul Pizza Stone and Anna Casserole dish
- Ultimate Rockstars Bundle, £135 consisting of Paul Pizza Stone, Anna Casserole Dish, Ben Flat Baking Tray and Betty Deep Covered Baker, £135
- TM6 Christmas Accessory Set, £200 which included TM5 complete mixing bowl, blade cover, TM6 spatula and a copy of the ‘A Very Thermomix Christmas Cookbook’.
- TM5 Christmas Accessory Set, as above but with the TM5 Complete Mixing Bowl .
- Baking Bundle, £90 to include Sweet Cookbook, Baking Mat, Measuring Spoon and Rockstars Ben Baking Tray
- And so on
- Free gift with purchase
- Spend £100/€120 – receive a FREE set of Thermomix Tea Towel
- Spend £200/ €250 – receive a FREE set of Thermomix Tea Towels and a ‘Live love Cook apron
- Spend £300/ €375 – receive a FREE set of Thermomix Tea Towels, a ‘Live love Cook apron and a Glass Chopping Board
- NOTE: There is no discount on the Thermomix TM6.
So I hope this helps clarify some of the anxiety I am hearing on the ground, and also the benefit of why buying through an Advisor is so important. We are not just selling you a product, but delivering you a service than can’t be found online. There are too many scammers out there trying to dwindle your hard earned cash with the lure of a discounted Thermomix. Don’t get sucked in.
If you have benefitted from reading this article and would like to be added to my list of contacts when I know about the Thermomix Black Friday offers, then please send me an email on Ankita@onegirlandherthermie.co.uk or text/ Whatsapp 07977 563537, and I will contact you ASAP.