In the US there are some strange traditions, and one of them is the day after Thanksgiving when people line up from 3 or 4 in the morning to be the first people in a store when it opens to get some item for a really good price. This is ostensibly to get a head start on Christmas shopping.
We’ve decided to replicate this experience but without the cold, the early morning, or the scramble to get to the door first.
Right now you can get 20% off on all upgrades purchased on the Upgrades page on your blog. This is our Black Friday sale and must end in 20 hours time!
For example, you can get VideoPress for only $47.98, register a domain and map it for $11.98. Custom CSS costs $11.98 right now.
20% off everything, only for the next 20 hours. Check out the list of available upgrades to see what’s on offer then visit your Dashboard and click “Upgrades”.
This is the first sale we’ve ever had, and might be the only one.
- Nov 27, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
Nov 27th at 5:48 pm
WP first sale.. yaaaaaay!
Nov 27th at 5:53 pm
haha you promoted WordPress upgrades… sounds interesting…
Nov 27th at 5:53 pm
Great idea! You are so creative at WordPress!!
Nov 27th at 5:56 pm
wait! so I can’t purchase the CSS upgrade again for another year cause I already have the upgrade??
Nov 27th at 6:07 pm
I got some discount on hosting and will soon shift to self-hosting!
P.S.: You’ve a cute baby in the profile pic.
Nov 27th at 6:37 pm
WordPress is so sick!
Best Blogging site ever
Nov 27th at 6:38 pm
Me siguen sorprendiendo!
Nov 27th at 7:15 pm
Nov 27th at 7:17 pm
(Dear Santa-I’ve been a good girl this year; how about that shiny No-Ads upgrade?)
Nov 27th at 8:25 pm
well, I got mine…. a CSS upgrade for a year U$11,98 or so…..
Nov 27th at 10:15 pm
Nov 27th at 10:24 pm
Nov 27th at 10:43 pm
Still cant afford it
Nov 27th at 11:02 pm
oh wow! i’m loving this! durnit! now i gotta transfer some funds.
Nov 28th at 3:22 am
Muy buena oferta.
Nov 28th at 3:45 am
This is an awesome idea, of giving Black Friday discounts…..are you also going to be doing Cyber Monday discounts?
Nov 28th at 3:49 am
WTG!! WordPress promote, promote, promote!
Nov 28th at 3:54 am
can you guys extend it for 1 more day plz?
then i will be sure have a VIDEOPRESS UPGRADE and DOMAIN upgrade.
plzz.. 1 more day
Then you will R.O.C.K more!
Nov 28th at 4:32 am
hahaha you guys are so sweet to do this. and creative, too.
i <3 WP!
Nov 28th at 4:38 am
What about renewals? No discount for those (my CSS upgrade is about to expire)?
Nov 28th at 4:39 am
Nevermind – I just found it! Thanks!
Nov 28th at 6:50 am
OmG!! OmG!! OmG!!, this is the best time for me to buy the domain map, but I am out of luck, dont have any way to buy from internet.
And am also interested about transferring registrar to WordPress.com from my current one. It would be great if WordPress starts supporting it.
Nov 28th at 11:11 am
I Like It……….
Nov 28th at 1:41 pm
well, in Indonesia we heard it. I saw pic of a couple bought a plasma TV and they still wore their pajamas. it’s crazy.
Nov 28th at 2:14 pm
I love the internet.
Nov 28th at 7:33 pm
Bud can’t say but wow…
Nov 29th at 3:30 am
I missed Black Friday.
Nov 29th at 5:06 pm
20%? how about 100%?
Nov 29th at 5:17 pm
that’s my wordpress!!!
Nov 30th at 12:51 am
i just found out about it
Nov 30th at 2:23 am
I wish there is black friday in my country
Nov 30th at 2:38 am
I just don’t know what to say except is it Easter yet?
Nov 30th at 4:26 am
Missed the sale, but WP greatness deserves …. full price anyway Woo Hoo !
Nov 30th at 8:25 am
Guess I missed out on this one…how about one a day after Christmas sale?
Nov 30th at 2:15 pm
@Sheri : Yes i knew it from #wordpress.com in freenode earlier, and i am waiting for WordPress to start it. Because i have to change the registrar from the current one to some other as they are taking 35$ per year. If both are in WordPress then I might be able to make it in some lesser amount. I would ask the WordPress.com developers to keep the registrar transfer feature in mind for the future. It would be a good one.
Nov 30th at 2:33 pm
Nov 30th at 8:42 pm
oh this is great! thanks so much guys!
Dec 1st at 1:54 am
OH my WP…
Dec 1st at 10:49 pm
shoot…missed it. How about you extend the date….
Dec 2nd at 12:49 am
Black friday is awsome great sales!! The only thing is people are very rude and mean. Anyone who has gone to the mall on Black Friday knows that it can be a complete madhouse. Parking is impossible, workers are overwhelmed, and shoppers are cutthroat.
Dec 2nd at 3:25 am
Dang it! I was traveling over the holiday and didn’t have internet access to see this in time
Dec 2nd at 5:23 am
This just showed up as a link on my dashboard. Never saw it when originally posted. Tried to purchase videopress upgrade, but it showed the normal price versus the reduced rate.
Are you extending this sale or not?
Dec 2nd at 8:10 am
I missed it I missed it :(((
next year I ll come back! :o))
Is there a timescheduling feature for bookmarks? ;o) [patent pending]
Dec 2nd at 1:41 pm
Haaaaa…..I missed it.
Say, can commenter’s able to get the special price ‘now’ ?
Dec 2nd at 3:57 pm
Sorry but we’re not extending the sale.
Dec 2nd at 6:19 pm
Might want to look at preventing the link from continuing to pop-up in people’s dashboards if you do not plan on extending.
Dec 2nd at 7:22 pm
Why is this still showing up on the dashboard?
Dec 3rd at 12:34 am
huba buba i loved the idea.
Dec 3rd at 2:47 am
in vietnam is not same
Dec 3rd at 7:05 pm
Just got this link in the dashboard, tried to upgrade and voila… no sale. Talk about a rush and a let down.
Dec 5th at 7:43 am
Good Idea, but yet a long distance for me to afford.
Dec 5th at 10:48 am
But I think it was few days ago.. Thanks WordPress
Dec 5th at 7:07 pm
Talk about not publicizing it, and then announcing it just for the fact.
Dec 6th at 8:49 am
It sounds good for seller and buyer!
Dec 7th at 5:53 am
Amazing!! now I would have to think what would I want an upgrade for…? mmmhhh
Dec 7th at 8:16 am
HI increase your discount and period
Dec 7th at 7:57 pm
Black Friday is pissing me off. My parents are bringing me everywhere. Which bugs me, so curse black Friday!
Dec 8th at 5:13 pm
BlackFriday imis thatone after xmas will be fine
Dec 8th at 5:49 pm
Dec 9th at 5:29 pm
You are doing great job. Hope in future more upgrades will be available at free or pay.