Out of the gates Essence of Tea did something kind of different and interesting that I never saw before. They offered a 20% more tea offer where they would add 20% of the value of your purchase toward any tea you wanted (per gram price). Very cool. I looked though their selection- there was surely a few that I am interested in but just didn't bite.
white2tea offered a bit of true discount and a lot of marketing spectacular side show which I totally enjoyed. They did offer free shipping and a free limited 200g Huang Pian cake on orders over $500.00. They added a few new puerh to their 2017 line up (here, here, here) that coincided with the sale. One that made me laugh out loud was their April fools special. I wonder how many suckers fell for that one. I definitely gave it a double check. You know what they say "You can't fool a fool!" hahaha Brilliant.
Yunnan Sourcing offered a 13% off everything sale which will probably see the best discounts this whole year. Anyone into puerh could probably find something they like. I had my eyes on a few cakes in the weeks and months before the sale and was ready to buy. I had some of those awesome loyalty points (cleaver marketing) sitting in my account for a while so really things seemed optimistic. However, I was disappointed when some of the cakes I was eyeing were marked up since I last check their prices (in the days?, weeks? before). Sigh... I looked and pondered but just could finish the deal.
Really I don't think I have it in me... There is something about these big sale days that I am opposed to... the whole idea of unhinged consumerism that these days are all about doesn't sit well with me... but yet, I feel irresistibly pulled in.
In the end I actually purchased some puerh but it wasn't even a vendor that had any deal or sale at all actually. They just had puerh that was, in my mind, an unmistakable value and always offer free shipping on orders anyways. I compared it in my mind to even the discounted prices offered elsewhere and still hands down their puerh was, to me, still a much better value in the end. They really don't make much of a fuss of it.
Anyways, there are still hours left for those procrastinators to get on board with the white2tea and Yunnan Sourcing sales. Essence of Tea extended their sale to the end of the month. I wonder...
Did any of you nab a great puerh deal on these days? Are there any puerh vendors that I missed that had great or interesting deals? Did any of you sweat it out without out dropping any cash at all (you are my hero and I am bowing to you right now)? What do you think was the best deal of all? How do these big sales influence your puerh spending?
So many things to meditate and contemplate...