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The best 12.12 VPN deal you can find

Dec 11, 2017 · 3 min read

The best 12.12 VPN deal you can find

If you thought that the Cyber Month and Holiday deals are all we have this season, think again. NordVPN always provides its customers with the best deals on the market. And this is a special one for our Chinese users.

Everyone has heard of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. With many online and offline retailers offering amazing deals, it is difficult to miss them. However, you have not seen a real shopping frenzy until you’ve experienced the intensity of 11.11 and 12.12 in China. This year, NordVPN is joining the trend and gifting you with a holiday deal you simply cannot miss.

What exactly are these mysterious dates?

For the past two decades, November 11th has been informally known as the Singles Day in China. University students came up with such anti-Valentine’s Day celebration as a fun way to commemorate their singledom. This date was chosen because the four “ones” (11.11) look like four single people.

However, in 2009, China’s largest retailer Alibaba decided to pick this date for the most massive shopping bonanza ever. Apparently, single people surely love spending money on themselves. Eight years later, on November 11th, 2017, the sales reached $25.4 billion, making it the most profitable shopping day in history. This colossal amount of spending completely dwarfed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which reached $14.49 billion combined.

Due to its popularity and similarity to the post-Thanksgiving sales, November 11th is often referred to as the “Black Friday of China”. But that’s already in the past. So what’s coming on 12.12?

The shopping spree can never last one day, and Alibaba knows it. Thus, in 2014 it extended the shopping season by one month and one day. On December 12th, Alibaba intends to increase the number of transactions made through its payment platform Alipay. In addition, on this day small and midsize retailers on Taobao can get more exposure and improve the quality of their goods and customer service. Three years on and the 12.12 is now being called the “Cyber Monday of China,” which can only mean that Alibaba’s project was successful.

What about security, though?

As the majority of goods on this day are sold on Taobao (one of the biggest C2C retail platforms in China, if not the world), some still fear a poorer quality of goods and lack of security. Even with a real-name registration system and authorization required to open one’s store, there is always space for fraud.

To stay safe while shopping online, check the reviews and comments under the product listing to make sure that others have received it, exactly as it was promised. In addition, checking the shop’s information is also a great practice. If anything appears remotely vague or suspicious about the retailer, better stay away.

One company you can always trust is NordVPN! The 12.12 holiday may not be as popular because many smaller online and offline retailers have not yet replenished their inventories after the 11.11. But that is not the case at NordVPN. We are ready to continue the shopping frenzy. Our inventory of the VPN packages is still fully loaded and waiting for new customers. Here you can always trust the safety of payment transactions, obtain high-level internet security, and enjoy top-notch customer service.

Don’t wait any longer and get the best holiday deal of 2017!

Ruby Gonzalez
Ruby Gonzalez successVerified author

Ruby is a cybersecurity expert and the Head of Communications at NordVPN. In her compelling stories, she sheds light upon the latest happenings in the online privacy and security world.

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