Bitcoin Black Friday’s online base is currently offering a sneak preview of its deals. It isn't giving away specifics yet, but if you register your email, you’ll be getting updates soon. So far, everything seems targeted toward the "traditional" (a.k.a. very progressive) Bitcoin community — a proudly worldly, tech-savvy crowd who likes to customize its lifestyle. High-end hackers, if you will. One featured deal offers an unlocked GSM phone at a discount, another has 3-D printers, and another is granting private Internet/VPN access. Having trouble buying a new laser printer at your local Best Buy? You can do it through BitCoin! There’s also a Reddit gold membership up for grabs, wall art that profits WikiLeaks, and Sriracha-bacon lollipops (oh, hell yes).
For the more conventional shopper, there are still deals to be found: You can sign up for Gyft, which allows you to use Bitcoin to buy gift cards at major retailers like Amazon, Kmart, and Starbucks. You can also peruse BitcoinShop.us for instant access to appliances, home goods, crafts, and more. (An air conditioner on there is ฿0.3971, or about $328, depending on the strength of the Bitcoin at your time of purchase.) There are no fire-sale savings here; the point of a store like this is simply to expand the map of where the currency can be used. If you support Bitcoin's cause, you’ll probably be looking for convenient ways to spend your virtual money — and, with the way commerce is evolving, we expect that to be just about anywhere, very soon.