Cyber Monday is on November 28 this year. For the uninitiated, Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday, and it features the same kind of big deals people associate with Black Friday. So why should you do your Christmas shopping on Cyber Monday? Well . . .
The Same Deals as Black Friday
Many (but not all) of the deals you get on Black Friday can also be found on Cyber Monday—they’re just online. Obviously you can’t count on “in-store only” or “first 50 people in store” deals to appear online, but there are good chances you’ll see some of the same deals online.
Cyber Monday Specific Deals
Some stores offer deals specific to Cyber Monday. You may only see these by visiting the store’s site on Cyber Monday or you may have to subscribe to their newsletter or download their app.
New Products in the Mix
Some retailers wait not only to introduce new deals on Cyber Monday, but also put new products into the deal ecosystem. If something you want didn’t go on sale on Black Friday, it’s worth checking up on it on Cyber Monday.
You Can’t Be Everywhere on Black Friday
If you have a variety of stores to hit and you can’t count on getting everywhere on Black Friday, Cyber Monday offers a great way to “visit” the remaining places on your list.
The Comfort of Your Own Home
Let’s face it, the madness of retail, especially during the biggest sale of the year, can be off-putting. But when you shop on Cyber Monday, you’re getting many of the same deals from the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to worry about traffic, crowds, “door busting,” the weather, fitting everything in your car, or coming home exhausted. You can do all the shopping you need in your pyjamas with a cup of tea.
Cyber Monday tends to have good deals on tech and other electronics. If you’re in the market for a new computer, a smartphone, game consoles, speakers, household appliances, printers, and other tech, Cyber Monday is the time to look.
Easier Price Comparison
If you’re looking for a specific item, it’s easy to just open a bunch of tabs and check multiple sites. Price comparison is at your fingertips. And if you’re comparing similar but not identical items, that is also more easily done on the computer or smartphone rather than in-store.
Get It Out of the Way
Deals aside, it feels great to get Christmas shopping done at the end of November rather than worrying about it in December. And it goes without saying that shopping in December just gets more and more fraught the closer you get to Christmas. So be proactive and get it done!