Don’t Say Bojio: Crazily Low-Priced Online GSS (E.g. Mala Steamboat At $5!)

We all know how much we can save from buying stuff online: cut away the middleman, the retail space and the shopfront, you’re essentially cutting away up to 60% of the selling price.

And we all know how much we can save from buying our stuff during the Great Singapore Sale: businesses reduced their selling prices because they know people are more willing to spend during this period.

Now, add these two together, and you’ll have a marriage made in heaven: online GSS. Or to be more specific here, the Great Shopee Sale (you naughty Shopee who play with the name #likeaboss).

But here’s something even crazier: what if there are flash deals for this great marriage? 

On 11 July 2017 (Tuesday), starting from 12:00 p.m. [noon] to 11:59 p.m.,  there’ll be flash deals in conjunction with the Great Shopee Sale. And unlike the normal sale that you always monitor via the top banner in the Shopee app (if you’re a Shopee-er, you’d definitely be familiar with that), this flash deals appear in the middle of the app, shouting “please buy me fast”.

Here, a picture speaks a thousand words.

If you’ve yet to download Shopee, I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your phone. Here, download it via the Play Store or App Store.

But if you really haven’t used Shopee yet, here’s some good news: use the promo code FLASHxGF to get $7 off your first $15 purchase. I know “FLASH” and “GF” sound weird together, but hey: who cares when you get $7 discount, right?

One little tidbit of advice: camp in your app fifteen minutes before the flash deals begin, because it’s common for good items to go OOS fast, especially when they’re flash deals.

I think I hear some of you asking what are some of the flash deals. After ransacking through their office at 2:00 a.m. yesterday and talking to the security guards who might have overheard Shopee employees’ conversations, here are a few items you really should be looking forward to.

Just so you know, these items listed below would only start from 11 July 2017 at exactly 12:00 p.m. [noon].

Sichuan Bashu Lazy Hot Pot DIY Ready-meal Steamboat (61% Off)

Released on 11 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. [noon]

Original Price: $12.80
Discounted Price: $5.00

If you’re new to this latest trend, I don’t blame you: many of us know about ready-to-eat mini steamboats, but have been turned off by the price. I mean, yeah, you get a piping hot 麻辣火锅 without having to even use hot water at your comfort of your house, but these little gems usually cost more than $12 and only serve one or two.

Now is the chance to grab this for cheap and decide whether you should replace instant noodles with these RTE steamboats instead. At only $5, it’s really a steal.

Oh, did I mention that this is AVA certified, and also certified halal? We can’t say much about the taste (subjective, Bro, subjective) but we can definitely say it’s safe for consumption.

Colourpop x iluvsarahii Collection (Lip Collection) (49% Off)

Released on 11 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. [noon]

Original Price: $39.00
Discounted Price: $19.90

Now, I won’t pretend that I know much about lipsticks since the only ones I’ve used are the camo creams for NS (BTW it’s green and black, yucks), but this looks great. After all, anything that’s not green or black is good.

Looking at the reviews of this product, all I can gather is that it makes the ladies look “amazing” and “better”. If you’ve always wanted to hear the praise “amazingly better” from your SO, you can now do it for cheap with this!

Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 (21% Off)

Released on 11 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. [noon]

Original Price: $112.40
Discounted Price: $89.00

The best companion for Netflix isn’t a fast connection or a great monitor, but superb earphones that make House of Cards even more binge-watchable. Using those $5 earphones from your local neighbourhood shop won’t make the cut; you need this.

Originally over $100, you can now hear Frank Underwood’s roaring speech for only $89. Heck, you’ll also hear the cheers and boos, and maybe even the director whispering something to the cameraman.

Doughnut Macaroon Backpack (Hong Kong) (43% Off)

Released on 11 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. [noon]

Original Price: $34.90
Discounted Price: $19.90

It’s getting harder find a bag that’s both Instagram-worthy and practical, but this Doughnut Macaroon Backpack does the trick. A bag that has gone widely popular in Taiwan and Hong Kong, this lightweight bag is water-resistant with enough compartments to store everything you need.

In fact, I won’t need to say much about this bag if you’ve known about it long ago. It’s like me telling a Star Wars fan about the “Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Watch Star Wars”.

Philips Air Fryer + Philips Rice Cooker Bundle (43% Off)

Released on 11 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. [noon]

Original Price: $350.00
Discounted Price: $199.00

When my colleague just got his BTO, I told him this: “You can have nothing in your kitchen, but you absolutely need an air fryer.”

Air fryer is the second best invention in the world, with the first being air-conditioner, of course. With an air-fryer, your kitchen has just been transformed into a restaurant, even if you can’t cook instant noodles.

As for rice cooker…you seriously want me to introduce a rice cooker for you? Okay, here goes: it cooks rice.

But trust me, you need that air fryer if you don’t have it at home.

Vtech Kidizoom Smart Watch DX (43% Off)

Released on 11 July 2017, 12:00 p.m. [noon]

Original Price: $88.00
Discounted Price: $49.90

Kids nowadays have it best. Just take a look at that. They can be an imaginary 007 agent with the video camera function, play games on their watch because their phones are confiscated by their teachers and even take #OOTD whenever they feel like it.

The watch we uncles had when we were kids was always this.

Which, by the way, I still have because #ICT.

Now, if you’re itching for some cheap stuff now, I’ll highlight it again: these flash deals will be released from 11 July 2017 at 12:00 p.m. [noon],so camping in your app is necessary because I’m all in to buy one more air fryer!

Lest you’ve forgotten, you’re entitled to a $7 off your first $15 purchase if you’re new to Shopee, as long as you use the promo code FLASHxGF. Here’re the terms and conditions:

  • Valid until 31 July 2017
  • $7 off with min. spend of $15
  • Valid for one-time use and not for Miscellaneous, Tickets & Vouchers Category.
  • Promo code must be entered at the checkout page.
  • Applicable to payments involving Shopee Guarantee (credit card & bank transfers only)

Now you’ve an excuse to take leave on Tuesday #justsaying

This article was first published on and is written in collaboration with Shopee.