Meant as a profitable day for businesses, taking them out of the red and far into the black at year’s end, this is often a shopping event for pros–and they will tell you there are rules. Be prepared. Have the kids and pets squared away so you can sneak out in the darkness of the wee hours, debit card at the ready. Work with an even more bargain-crazed partner in an organized fashion. Know your stuff, and ask about price matching. And if at all possible, take advantage of the digital age, and enjoy your bargain hunting bonanza online instead, comfy on the couch, with a fire roaring and a mug of hot chocolate steaming nearby.
As 3D printing has truly begun to hit the mainstream for both the office and the home, this is definitely the year to make a 3D printer the perfect, showstopping gift. There are currently plenty of folks out there saying, “Hmmm….I too could do this–or that–if only I had a 3D printer.” And while shopping, you can really make all the competition in the marketplace work for you, taking advantage of lower prices, and especially all the following deals.
We’ve been keeping an eye on the discounts and promos rolling in recently for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and have a number of them listed, with plenty of enticing deals. There are of course more out there, too! Crank on the holiday tunes, plot out that generous budget, and have your shopping list handy.
Shapeways Customizable Models (Get Deal)
Shapeways is a great place to start shopping. As one of the leading 3D printing marketplaces and service bureaus, they offer both fun and elegant 3D printed designs that we are coveting all year long. This week, you can enjoy a substantial 20% off customizable products from phone cases to beautiful jewelry. The discount also applies to your own models, whether you are using a Shapeways creator app or not.
XYZ Complete da Vinci 3D Printing Line (Get Deal–Various Online Retailers)
XYZprinting’s complete da Vinci 3D printing product line, which includes everything from the easy-to-use da Vinci Junior 1.0 to the unique da Vinci 1.0 AiO (all-in-one 3D scanner and printer), will be discounted and available for purchase (beginning November 27th-December 24th) through any of these participating partners: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, B&H, BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, Staples.com, Office Depot.com, Newegg.com, and SamsClub.com
The following 3D printers will be included in the holiday promotion:
- da Vinci Junior 1.0 $249 (regular: $349)
- da Vinci 1.0 $399 (regular: $499)
- da Vinci 2.0 $499 (regular: $649)
- da Vinci AiO $599 (regular: $799)
- da Vinci 1.1 $549 (regular: $649)
Their handheld 3D scanner will also be available for $149 (regular: $199) and the da Vinci 1.0 Pro will be available for $599 (regular: $699).
“We’re thrilled to announce this holiday promotion so that we can make 3D printing technology more accessible to a broader range of consumers who may not have previously been able to purchase a 3D printer,” said Simon Shen, CEO of XYZprinting. “With this promotion, we believe we’ll be able to further our mission of moving 3D printing to the mainstream market.”
AIO Robotics Zeus 3D Printer and Scanner with Care Package (Get Deal)
AIO Robotics is offering a Cyber Monday deal, with a whopping $550 off your purchase of the Zeus 3D Printer, care package, and twelve filaments. The sale begins at midnight on November 30th and ends December 1st at midnight. This company offers their ZEUS All-In-One 3D Printer as their flagship product, capable of printing, scanning, and copying 3D objects, as well as faxing objects directly to other 3D printers. Click here to have them send you your own reminder and promo information for the Cyber Monday deal.
MakerBot Filament with Printer (Get Deal)
Beginning November 26th, MakerBot will be offering a deal for everyone who buys a 3D printer on Black Friday. With those purchases, consumers will receive five free spools of filament:
MakerBot Replicator Mini: PLA Filament, 5 small spools
MakerBot Replicator: PLA Filament, 5 large spools
MakerBot Z18: PLA Filament, 5 large spools
MakerBot Replicator 2X: ABS Filament, 5 large spools
This deal with be available at MakerBot and the following retailers, both in stores and online:
- Home Depot
- Best Buy
- PCM/ Mac Mall
LulzBot Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Get Deal)
From Black Friday through Cyber Monday (deal ending 11/30/15), Aleph Objects will be offering their popular and award-winning LulzBot TAZ 5 and LulzBot Mini 3D printers at some great discounts. The TAZ 5, which lists at $2,200, will be available with a $250 discount–so you can get yours for under $2K during this sale, with a discount price of just $1,950. The LulzBot Mini, listed at $1,350, will see a $100 discount and can be yours for just $1,250.
ZMorph Essential Set (Get Deal)
ZMorph is offering a substantial 15% off on the ZMorph Essential Set from November 24-30. As the ZMorph team points out, that equates to $500 USD (or €400) back into your pocket.
The ZMorph is known as the first truly multifunctional hybrid 3D printer, offering interchangeable toolheads that allow combining numerous technologies in one desktop machine. The company has also just released several new toolheads.
Gigabot Discounted Orders (Get Deal)
Gigabot will be repeating the same popular deal they offered last year for their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. After midnight on Nov 26 through midnight on Nov 29th Central Time, they will offer a 15% off discount on orders placed online. Be sure to use the THANKYOU2015 discount code. This is a dynamic company we’ve been following for a while as they remain very involved with their making community, and offer the flagship Gigabot 3D printer which offers a build volume of eight cubic feet, creating objects up to 30 times bigger than the norm.
3Doodler is a manufacturer that’s very popular during the holidays, and two great deals are being offered this year from midnight Thursday through Cyber Monday.
DEAL 1: Buy a pen and receive the 3Doodler Project Book and DoodlePad for free.
DEAL 2: ALL plastics will be 50% off.
“Our community has blown us away with their creativity using the 3Doodler, and thanks to that support the 3Doodler 2.0 is now retailing globally this year–meaning we can be a part of people’s holidays, whether as a fun tool for hobbyists or as a professional design tool,” said 3Doodler co-founder Daniel Cowen. “Coupled with the release of the much-anticipated JetPack, and our stunning new book, this is the perfect way for us to end 2015.”
The biggest selling 3D printing device of 2014, the 3Doodler has been refined with a slimmer, lighter design which is about a quarter of the size, and weighing just 50g. A great gift for anyone, this 3D printing pen allows you literally to draw in the air, bringing your own concepts and designs into physical form.
SeeMeCNC Rostock MAX and Orion Delta 3D Printers and More (Get Deal)
SeeMeCNC has several great deals going on from Thursday, November 26th through Cyber Monday at midnight:
- Save $100 on Rostock MAX and Orion Delta 3D printers
- Free USPS shipping to US and Canada for orders over $100 – includes all in-stock items.
- 15% off materials to include filament, parts and accessories and even the new Multirotor selection
A leader in the desktop Delta 3D printer space, SeeMeCNC is another impressive company that we’ve followed through numerous groundbreaking projects as their products grow in popularity.
Printrbot All-Week Discount (Get Deal)
While last year around this time marked the release of the Printrbot Metal Plus, this company has certainly already come a long way not only in popularity, but in offering educational curriculums, initiatives, and inspiring makers to create some amazing projects. This year, they are rewarding users with 15% off everything in their online store.
The ultimate rule of holiday shopping is of course to remember to love your brothers and sisters (despite that swelling urge to issue a quick but ‘accidental’ elbow jab or an innocent foot poke with a high heel) as you wait in some crazy lines with them, and to also use this time of year to pick out some good deals that will be valuable throughout the years to come. In giving a 3D printer to yourself or another, you may be potentially be changing a life, opening the world of science, technology, creativity, and innovation. Happy shopping–and happy holiday!
Will you be taking advantage of any of these deals? Let us know which in the 3D Printer Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deal Forum on 3DPB.com.