The Black Friday and Singles Day discount events dominated the month of November. The promotional day of the e-commerce giant Aliexpress shook the second week, while the traditional Friday of promotions took place on the 29th. on TechTudo. Readers also paid special attention to Internet celebrity mistakes, and tips on Photoshop and the Adult FriendFinder social networking site. See, below, the 10 most read articles of November.
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1. Price comparators for Black Friday
Price comparators like Zoom help to avoid false promotions Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
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Price comparators are precious tools to circumvent false promotions, especially during events like Black Friday. Compare TechTudo, Buscap and Zoom are some of the services that appear in the list. They show the products' price history and help to know if the offer is real. JCotei, Bondfaro, Baixou and Google Shopping have similar functions, focusing only on comparison between stores. J Promobit and Pelando are also famous for offering discount coupons.
2. Free CPF and CNPJ consultation on Black Friday
Serasa released consultation of CPF and CNPJ for free on Black Friday Photo: Reproduo / Serasa
Serasa Experian released third party CNPJ and CPF free consultation during Black Friday. The process takes place through the Serasa Consumidor platform, which normally charges R $ 35 for access to this type of service. The idea was to allow consumers to better research the reputation of a store or an independent seller to reduce the chances of falling into scams. The tool shows whether the company or individual has business pending and negative notes, lawsuits, bankruptcies, protests and bad check records, in addition to the situation with the IRS.
3. Shame of celebrities on social media
Marina Ruy Barbosa had Instagram hacked twice Photo: Reproduo / G1
Gaffes and mistakes of celebrities on social networks also caught the attention of readers in the month of November. The article shows a series of times when celebrities were hit, published images with Photoshop errors or simply embarrassed by some trivial error made public on the Internet. Marina Ruy Barbosa, for example, even had Instagram full of posts talking about donating iPhones. Israeli actress Gal Gadot was once spotted using an iPhone to make a sponsored post on a smartphone from Huawei, rival to Apple.
4. Brazilians started searching early for Black Friday
Brazilians started searching early for Black Fridsy 2019 Photo: Pond5
A survey by Reclame Aqui showed that Brazilians started searching for Black Friday products well in advance in 2019. With the event scheduled for the 29th, the entity registered searches in the first week of the month. The fact was considered both a sign that the public intended to join mass discounts day and that it knew better what to do to avoid having problems when buying. The survey polled 3,519 people from October 16 to 30, of which 70.7% of respondents planned to buy.
5. Stores banned by Black Friday
Procon updates the list of prohibited stores every year Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo
Procon-SP released, days before Black Friday, an updated list of stores considered dangerous by the agency. There are only 307 sites that are considered fraudulent and offer great risk to the consumer. The list was created in July 2011 and has been constantly updated since then. The list contains links to pages and information about companies and people behind the sites, including CNPJ and CPF. Several of them carry names similar to those of famous stores, such as gabimagazine.com.br "and" magazinefernando.com ", with reference to Magazine Luiza. J" localdoeletro.com.br "," cardozoeletro.com.br "and" showdoeletro .com.br "may confuse e-commerce customers Ricardo Eletro.
6. Serasa renegotiation fair
Clean Name of Serasa gathered renegotiation offers Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves
In November, Serasa launched another edition of the Debt Renegotiation Fair Clean Name. Through an online platform, the user could download the payment slip to pay the debt in a few seconds, without having to call the call center or go to a creditor's physical post. The initiative brought offers from several partner companies to settle active debts with a longer term or discounts that could reach 98%. The fair was available until the last 30th.
7. Aliexpress Singles Day
AliExpress brought up to $ 300 million in coupons on Singles' Day Photo: Reproduo / AliExpress
A type of Chinese Black Friday, the Singles' Day was marked by an offer of products available in the Brazilian stock of the Aliexpress giant, from the Asian conglomerate Alibaba. Discounts reached 70% in the period from dawn to 11 am on November 13, with promotions on cell phones and electronics, toys, watches, makeup, clothes, decorative accessories, among others. The secret of the event was the infinity of coupons, which reached the amount of US $ 300 million in rebates.
8. Tips for not making mistakes in Photoshop
Tips to avoid distortions and other errors in Photoshop were highlighted in November Photo: Reproduo / Instagram
A list of tips for not making known Photoshop mistakes was also among the most widely read in November. The tricks avoid distorting the body and the scenery by applying adjustments to the character, replicating scenes in multiple photos or making mistakes in clipping objects with the magic wand. The recommendations also go by not overdoing the effects, whether Instagram filters applied in a strange way or masks of apps like Facetune.
9. How Adult FriendFinder works
Adult FriendFinder social network for sexual encounters Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Another highlight of the month is Adult FriendFinder, a dating site that aims to be a dating network for couples and singles looking for sex. With a free profile, the user can see other people's details online, like, comment and start private conversations. The platform also allows you to be part of sex-related communities, with themes such as casual sex, swing, sex between couples or virtual sex.
10. Complaint camps before Black Friday
Claim Here rene stores with more complaints in each edition of Black Friday Photo: TechTudo
Reclame Aqui announced, a week before Black Friday, the online stores that had accumulated the largest number of consumer complaints in previous editions of the event. The ranking gives clues about companies with better or worse reputation, although it disregards the volume of sales in relation to the number of complaints. In 2018, Americanas.com, Casas Bahia, Netshoes, Magazine Luiza and iFood were the main targets of users.
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