The Best social/community for the music

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SOUNDCLOUD

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SoundCloud is a European online audio distribution platform and music sharing website that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio. Started in 2007, SoundCloud has grown to be one of the largest music streaming services in the market reaching over 175 million monthly users worldwide. SoundCloud offers both free and paid membership on the platform, available for desktop or mobile device. SoundCloud has influenced the music industry through the success of many artists who have emerged from the music-sharing service. Artists on the platform are able to distribute their work for free that can be accessed by all users. SoundCloud has received support from many investors and other media platforms such as Twitter, although the streaming platform itself has dealt with funding issues and has laid off many employees in order to remain profitable.

https://soundcloud.com/

 

 

YOUTUBE

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Youtube needs no introduction because it is known by everyone. Although it is one of the most used platforms, it is not a real social (or community) as comments disperse among the scroll of the list

https://www.youtube.com

 

 

BANDCAMP

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Although it is not a real social media bandcamp is famous for being the best portal for emerging artists and independent producers. It offers an interface that allows you to customize your home page, selling your music with a very detailed setting of parameters and costs.

http://bandcamp.com/

 

 

JAMENDO

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Jamendo is a social-community that offers the possibility of presenting the music of emerging artists, and the possibility of downloading music for free. It is in fact one of the best known and best reviewed portals for downloading music without copyright. It offers a large number of songs but above all of great quality.

https://www.jamendo.com/

 

 

LASTFM

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Using a music recommender system called “Audioscrobbler”, Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user’s musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user’s computer or many portable music devices. This information is transferred (“scrobbled”) to Last.fm’s database either via the music player itself (including, among others Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, and MusicBee) or via a plug-in installed into the user’s music player. The data is then displayed on the user’s profile page and compiled to create reference pages for individual artists.

http://www.last.fm/

 

 

8TRACK

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It offers a simple way for people to share and discover music through an online mix, a short playlist containing at least 8 tracks. On 8tracks, people can do two things: listen to a mix, or create a mix. Listeners can search for a mix by artist or genre, stream it in a legal, radio-style manner, and follow others who make compelling mixes. DJs upload MP3s or AACs to craft a playlist, add context
with description and art, and publish their mix on 8tracks.com and a personal webpage.

http://8tracks.com/

 

 

MIXCLOUD

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Mixcloud is re-thinking radio. Listen to great radios shows, Podcasts and DJ mix sets on-demand. Upload and promote your own Cloudcast for free.

http://www.mixcloud.com/

The best file storage (cloud) service

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DROPBOX [2GB Free]

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It is the most well-known cloud service in addition to being presented as one of the best for data security. The defects of this service are the little memory made available with the free account: only 2GB.

https://www.dropbox.com/

 

 

ONEDRIVE [15GB free]

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OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) delivers a satisfactory online file storage and sharing solution in a free and easy to use service. It has a design that is both attractive and functional.
OneDrive lets you edit your Microsoft Office documents online, it offers a lite version of three of the major softwares of the suite Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, so if you don’t have the suite installed on your PC or Mac you can simply edit them online

https://onedrive.live.com/

 

 

GOOGLE DRIVE [15GB free]

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Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity applications that offers: Google Docs (word processor)
Google Sheets (a spreadsheet application); Google Slides (presentation program); Google Drawings (a graphics application); Google Forms (a form designer)

https://drive.google.com/

 

 

MEGA (50GB free)

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MEGA, the successor of Small MegaUpload iconMegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. This cloud-storage solution claims to protect your privacy with end-to-end encryption and offers a “Secure Collaboration” feature.

https://mega.nz/

 

 

BOX (10GB free)

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Box is a cloud storage service suitable mainly for business customers, offering a large number of customized plans with very advanced features and a large amount of GIGAbytes

https://www.box.com/it-it/pricing/individual

 

 

NEXTCLOUD (enterprise)

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You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

Nextcloud offers industry-leading on-premises file sync and online collaboration technology. Our expertise is in combining the convenience and ease of use of consumer-grade solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive with the security, privacy and control business needs.

https://nextcloud.com/

 

 

 

 

The best web brower for PC [2019]

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MOZILLA FIREOX

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Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

https://www.mozilla.org/en/firefox/new/

 

GOOGLE CHROME

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A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/

 

CHROMIUM

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Chromium is a free and open-source web browser developed by Google. It is a fully functional browser on its own and supplies the vast majority of source code for the Google Chrome browser. The two browsers have always had some differences, as indicated by their names: chromium is the metal used to make chrome plating.

The Chromium source code is also widely used by other parties to create their own browsers, in a similar manner as Google, while others simply build it as-is and release browsers with the Chromium name.

https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium

 

OPERA

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Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to support and contribute to open standards.

The browser delivers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks, Off-road mode for data saving and faster browsing in slow networks such as 3G/2G and public Wi-Fi, a “Discover” page for getting the best of the web’s content; and in the desktop version Stash, a tool for comparing pages and “read it later”.

https://www.opera.com/en/download

 

VIVALDI

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Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by Opera Software co-founder

Although intended for general users, it is first and foremost targeted towards technically-inclined users as well as former Opera users disgruntled by its transition from the Presto layout engine to a Chromium-based browser that resulted in the loss of many of its iconic features.[8][10] Despite also being Chromium-based, Vivaldi aims to revive the features of the Presto-based Opera with its own proprietary modifications.

As of March 2019, Vivaldi has 1.2 million active monthly users.

https://vivaldi.com/download/

 

PALE MOON

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Pale Moon is an open-source web browser with an emphasis on customizability; its motto is “Your browser, Your way”. There are official releases for Microsoft Windows and Linux, an unofficial build for macOS, and contributed builds for various platforms.

Pale Moon is a fork of Firefox with substantial divergence. The main differences are the user interface, add-on support, and running in single-process mode. Pale Moon retains the highly customizable user interface of the Firefox version 4–28 era. It also continues to support some types of add-ons that are no longer supported by Firefox.

https://www.palemoon.org/download.shtml

 

MICROSOFT EDGE

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Who uses windows knows that this browser will find it native already in the operating system. Although it has improved a lot compared to its predecessor internet explorer, it still remains far from browsers like mozilla, which allow the installation of plug-ins and personalization of the entire browser.

 

APPLE SAFARI

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It’s the apple browser. For windows there is only an obsolete version but for mac there is a more updated version which, however, in my opinion, is still lower than a browser like mozilla.

https://support.apple.com/downloads/safari

 

TOR

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Tor Browser is the best browser for anonymous browsing. Guarantees 99% security and also allows you to browse the deep web by connecting to its server. It is not an alternative to classic browsers because this browser has characteristic functions that others do not have. It is therefore advisable to have it with other browsers.

https://www.torproject.org/it/download/

The best sites of photo hosting service

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FLICKR

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Flickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service. It was created by Ludicorp in 2004. It has changed ownership several times and has been owned by SmugMug since April 20, 2018.

The Verge reported on March 20, 2013 that Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily. On August 5, 2011, the site reported that it was hosting more than 6 billion images. Photos and videos can be accessed from Flickr without the need to register an account, but an account must be made to upload content to the site. Registering an account also allows users to create a profile page containing photos and videos that the user has uploaded and also grants the ability to add another Flickr user as a contact.

https://www.flickr.com

 

500PX

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500px (pronounced “five hundred p-x”) is the leading online network for photographers with over 15 million members worldwide. Photographers come to 500px to discover and share incredible photos, gain meaningful exposure, make connections in a community that truly cares about photography, compete in photo contests, and license their photos through our exclusive distribution partners

https://web.500px.com

 

IMGUR

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Imgur is a free and simple image hosting service with image editing feature. Signup is optional. The maximum non-animated file size you can upload is 20MB. Non-animated images over 1MB for anonymous uploads and 5MB for account holders will be lossily compressed. All non-animated images receive lossless compression that reduces filesize while maintaining quality. The maximum file size for animated images (like GIFs) and video is 200MB. Video uploads cannot be longer than 60 seconds. GIF and
video files over 2MB will be converted to GIFVs, where the sound is removed. Large GIFs will be converted to GIFV, which shrinks file size while maintaining a high quality, perfect for our expert GIF makers.There is an upload limit of 50 images per hour. Images may be removed if they get no views in 6 months.

File types allowed: JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XCF (GIMP). The TIFF, BMP, PDF and XCF formats will be converted to PNG on upload.

http://imgur.com/

 

DEVIANTART

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DeviantArt was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. Founded in August 2000, deviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 13 million registered members, attracting 35 million unique visitors per month. As a community destination, deviantART is a platform that allows emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works within a peer community dedicated to the arts.

https://www.deviantart.com/

The best sites for video hosting service

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Youtube [Freemium]

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It does not need added. It is the most popular video portal in the world and also the most rich in material: movies, TV, music, etc.

https://www.youtube.com

 

 

Vimeo

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Vimeo is an ad-free video platform headquartered in New York City, providing free video viewing services as a competitor to YouTube. In 2007, Vimeo became the first video sharing site to support high-definition video. It has launched several products that enable quality video creation at scale, most recently with the launch of Vimeo Stock in fall of 2018. Vimeo is a software as a service (SaaS) business, and offers subscription plans that service various customer segments.

https://vimeo.com

 

 

Dailymovie

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Dailymotion is a French video-sharing technology platform primarily owned by Vivendi. North American launch partners included BBC News, VICE, Bloomberg, and Hearst Digital Media. Dailymotion is available worldwide in 25 languages and 43 localised versions featuring local home pages and local content. It has more than 300 million unique monthly users.

https://www.dailymotion.com

 

 

BitChute [Free]

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BitChute is a peer to peer video sharing platform. Its mission is to put people and free speech first. It’s free to join and create and upload your own videos to share with others.

The platform supports channels in a wide variety of genres, including far-right individuals, conspiracy theorists, and content that the Southern Poverty Law Center labels as “hate-fueled material”.

https://www.bitchute.com/

 

 

Peertube [Open Source]

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Federated (ActivityPub) video streaming platform using P2P (BitTorrent) directly in the web browser with WebTorrent and Angular.

Started in 2015 by a programmer known as Chocobozzz, development of PeerTube is now supported by the French non-profit Framasoft. The aim is to provide an alternative to centralized platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion.

https://joinpeertube.org/

 

 

VidLii

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This site mimics old YouTube and has the 2008 header and 2009 looking pages.

https://www.vidlii.com/

 

 

DTube

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DTube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the Small Steemit iconSteemit and the Small IPFS iconIPFS peer-to-peer network.

https://d.tube/

 

 

Vlare

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Ignite your Creativity on the Social Video Sharing Website focused on fun and the community!

https://vlare.tv

 

 

 

 

The best sites for free images

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Often to write blog articles or even facebook posts we use images that we have found at first sight on the web, without asking ourselves whether it is permissible to use copyrighted material. The rule would be that any published content, especially photos involving newspaper articles and graphic designs, should be used with the author’s consent. Obviously this rule does not respect anyone but there is a solution that can reach us: there are many sites that have photo archives that can be used for free.
Here is the list of some of the best sites:

 

UNSPLASH

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Along with pexel it is one of the best sites for free images. It contains a large amount of high quality images

https://unsplash.com

 

PEXELS

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The pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required.

All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by our users or sourced from free image websites. We make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.

https://www.pexels.com

 

PIXABAY

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Over 1.6 million free photos, vectors and art illustrations
Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.

https://pixabay.com/it/

 

LIBRESTOCK

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Need stock photos that you can alter however you need? LibreStock searches various photo sites for images that are released under the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Meaning you can use the photo any way you like so long as you abide by the few, very liberal rules of the license.

https://librestock.com

The Best remote desktop software for PC

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TeamViewer [FREE PERSONAL] (win, mac. linux, android, iphone)

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It is certainly the best known and the most used software.

TeamViewer lets you establish a connection to any PC or server within just a few seconds. You can remote control the PC of your partner as if you were sitting right in front of it.

New features such as VoIP, webcam and application selection will give you an even better, easier and faster desktop sharing experience.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

 

 

Chrome Remote Desktop [FREE] (Win, Mac. Linux, Android, iphone)

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Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

https://remotedesktop.google.com

 

 

X2Go (Win, Mac, Linux)

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X2Go is an open source remote desktop software for Linux that uses the NX technology protocol.
X2Go can be used to access PC desktops, but its main use case is providing secure standalone remote sessions via ssh.
The server package must be installed on a Linux host; client packages can be run on Linux, OS X, or Windows.

https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/start

 

 

DWService FREE-OPENSOURCE (Win, Mac, Linux, BSD)

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DWService – Remote Access, Remote Support, Service Desk, offers a service that allows access to remote systems using a standard web browser.

https://www.dwservice.net

The best FTP Software for PC

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FILEZILLA [FREEMIUM OPENSOURCE] (windows, linux, mac)

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FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security.

Be aware that installing FileZilla on your computer might install some bundleware/malware on your machine.

https://filezilla-project.org

 

 

WinSCP [FREE OPENSOURCE] (windows)

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WinSCP is a popular free SFTP and FTP client for Windows. Moreover, WinSCP is a powerful multi-functional tool that will improve your productivity.

WinSCP can copy files between a local and remote computer using multiple protocols: FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP or WebDAV. On the one hand, WinSCP offers an easy to use graphical user interface; you can choose between Windows Explorer look and tabbed twin-panel interface like Norton commander. On the other hand, advanced users can automate WinSCP functionality using .NET assembly or simple batch file scripting

https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

 

 

Cyberduck [FREE OPENSOURCE] (windows, mac)

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With an easy to use interface, connect to FTP (File Transfer Protocol), SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer), WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning), Amazon S3, Google Storage, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files and even Google Docs.

https://cyberduck.io/download/

The Best CD-DVD emulator [virtual DRIVE] Software

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When you download large files from the web, such as games or software or you cannot save them on DVD or hard disk and you have to install them on your PC, you need to mount them on a virtual device. To do this you must use one of these programs listed below.

 

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Deamon tool [MAC + WINDOWS] [FREEMIUM]

DAEMON Tools Lite is an advanced application for Microsoft Windows which provides one of the best optical media emulation in the industry. You can mount *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.cue, *.nrg, *.pdi, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Make .iso, *.mds/*.mdf and *.mdx images of CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs.

 

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WinCDEmu [WINDOWS] [OPEN SOURCE]

WinCDEmu is an open-source CD/DVD/BD emulator – a tool that allows you to mount optical disc images by simply clicking on them in Windows Explorer. If you have downloaded an ISO image and want to use it without burning it to a blank disc, WinCDEmu is the easiest way to do it.

 

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Virtual CloneDrive [WINDOWS] [FREE]

Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files of various formats (.iso, .bin, etc) can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive.

Next Friday is the BLACK FRIDAY: expected incredible offers awaiting Christmas

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As almost everyone knows, the last Friday of November is black friday, the day when you can find many products at a favorable offer. This year the black friday happens on 29th November , almost close to the month of December. This will require many people to make advantageous purchases for Christmas.

Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. The day after Thanksgiving was considered the beginning of the American Christmas shopping season since 1952.

Obviously, before the advent of the web and therefore the spread of online shopping portals, such as AMAZON, ebay, aliexpress, ect., Black friday was not known in the rest of the world, but above all it took place only in the United States.

In European countries, as I believe in other countries of the world, black friday is almost exclusively limited to internet promotions, as there is no Thanksgiving Day that starts this custom and there is a very large number of participants lower.

 

Some tips on purchases

  • Often tempting offerings lead us to buy with frenzy, not realizing that many of the things we buy do not serve us, but we only buy them for the exceptional price.
  • Often the offers inserted on amazon or on other sites are temporary, but it is always worth spending a few minutes to make a price comparison.
  • When we are attracted to a product we must always evaluate the entity of the price and that of the offer, considering our budget. A 50% discount on a € 5 product may not be useful. Instead a 50% discount on a € 100 product could be convenient if the product is of quality.
  • Don’t be fooled by the discount. It would be advisable to check the real price of the products before the black friday. Many may have the cunning to raise the price with the balance.