Cyber Monday deals 2019: when they begin, and what to expect

by admin November 30, 2019 at 10:22 am

The Cyber Monday date is December 2, and it’s become the ideal time to shop online if there’s more you need to buy beyond this holiday weekend. It’s your last chance for deep discounts from many US retailers.

When does Cyber Monday begin? Earlier than you think, actually. American retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy are already offering price drops on a lot of holders from Black Friday 2019 – and even more bargains are expected to launch throughout the holiday weekend.

What are the best Cyber Monday deals? You’re going to see big discounts on Apple’s iPad, the three different AirPods, cheap laptops from HP, and a whole bunch of price reduced InstaPots. These are the things you should never pay full price on.

Remember: Cyber Monday is an online-focused discount push by retailers to get people to buy before Christmas, as shipping times become tight after December 2.

Cyber Monday has changed over the years – it used to be the online-focused way of offering one final round of deals before Christmas, as shipping times were tight after that. In 2019, however, one- and two-day shipping has changed the landscape.

Now, Cyber Monday being December 2 does leave you with less time than usual to get your gifts ideas together and checkout from Amazon, Walmart and other sites. That’s why we’re here to guide you and curate our best Cyber Monday deals list.

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The best current Black Friday deals

(ENDS BEFORE CYBER MONDAY) Hulu for $1.99/month: $5.99 now just $1.99/month at Hulu
Note: you won’t be able to get this deal when Cyber Monday begins, as it’s set to end this weekend. It’s the best deal for streaming, too, costing $2 a month instead of the usual $6 for almost all of 2020.View Deal

Apple 10.2-inch iPad, 32GB: $329 $249 at Walmart
This early Cyber Monday deal won’t last forever – we know this due to the fact that certain colors are sold out. But check Walmart and also Best Buy to get Apple’s latest entry-level iPad deal.View Deal

Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones | $249 $199 at Amazon
Powerbeats Pro are available for $50 off this weekend at Amazon, and offer up to nine hours of the high quality audio you’d expect from Beats. Perfect for fitness fanatics, the Powerbeats Pro offer an adjustable ear hook design that keeps your buds firmly in place. You’re also getting the Apple H1 chip, so using your earbuds with your Apple devices is smooth and simple.
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HP 14 Laptop: $599 $369 at Walmart
This price got even lower in preparation for Cyber Monday, and that’s okay with usIt has a 14-inch laptop, new-generation Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.View Deal

Nintendo Switch | Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle | $424.96 $299 at Walmart
This Black Friday deal will go fast! You can get the Nintendo Switch console and a full game download of the popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game on sale for $299 at Walmart.
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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen: $49 $22 at Amazon
All of the Amazon devices are on sale at the moment, and the Echo Dot remains a favorite for us at just $22. It’s the easiest way to get Alexa into your home and get a fairly good sound out of such a small speaker.View Deal

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9: $69 $49.95 at Amazon
This is simply a fun one at a more reasonable price: a color instant camera that comes in either Ice Blue or Flamingo Pink. Note: this is the bundle without a mini film pack, but remains a good value for beginners and for parties when you want instant photos.View Deal

GoPro Hero 7 White: $199 now just $139 at Walmart
This version of the camera is a solid first GoPro for someone at such a cheap price, or it’s a great second GoPro to get another angle if you have a more expensive Hero 8 or Hero 7 Black. Cyber Monday puts a reasonable price on it.View Deal

Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones: $349.99 $279.99 at Best Buy
These headphones from Sony are the best in the world (according to us), with excellent comfort, high-quality sound, and superb noise cancelling making them an easy buy.
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Apple MacBook Air 2019 Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB: $1,099.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
Save a very tempting $200 off the price of this year’s MacBook Air. If you want the latest version of Apple’s thin and light laptop, this is a top choice that knocks the price down to just $900.View Deal

Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera: $899 $579 at B&H Photo
This camera is at such a good price now ahead of Cyber Monday, we’re actually buying it. It’s cheaper and lightweight, yet comes with the bells and whistles we need, like a fully articulating screen and an EVF.View Deal

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens: $499 $299 at Walmart
We seriously can’t find this lens anywhere else for a price remotely close to this one. The MSRP is $499, and that’s the way it is at most stores, but Cyber Monday as given us a $200 discount at Walmart.View Deal

How are Cyber Monday and Black Friday different?

As a term, ‘Cyber Monday’ was coined by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman of the US’ National Retail Federation and, in a deliberate move to promote online shopping back in 2005 when the Internet was made of wood and powered by steam. 

It was intended to help smaller retailers compete with the big names who were harping on about Black Friday – although of course those big names promptly jumped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon, too.

Because of this, it can be hard to discern an actual difference between the two dates; with deals happening all through November, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can feel like one homogenized monster sales event.

However, there are some key benefits to shopping on Cyber Monday as opposed to Black Friday; for one, retailers usually continue to drop the price of their existing Black Friday deals, which means you can snap up some real bargains. Plus, if your favorite retailer is on the smaller side, Cyber Monday is when you’re likely to see the best deals.

When do Cyber Monday deals start in 2019?

Cyber Monday is December 2, and while the date (and sometimes even the month) shifts from year-to-year, it’s always the Monday immediately after Thanksgiving.

Sure, you don’t need to worry about Cyber Monday 2019 today or even tomorrow, but it’ll be a big deal when you still have an entire list of gifts to buy on December 2 and have to calculate shipping times.

Cyber Monday, when combined with Black Friday, offers American retailers a one-two punch to boost their revenue right before the close of 2019. That’s why we’re going to see the most tempting offers come December 2.

Amazon’s Cyber Monday sales begin soon

Amazon has unleashed its early Cyber Monday deals already, giving us a sneak peak at the kind of discounts we can expect to see on December 2.

This Cyber Monday in the US, get ready for continuing discounts on Amazon Echo speakers and smart displays, as well as reduced smart security gadgets, like the Ring Alarm and Ring Video Doorbell 2. 

Cyber Monday 2019 will be the day to get your hands on site-wide discounts, and Amazon is no different; you’ll be able to save 30% on kitchen electrics, luggage, office furniture, phone accessories, mattresses, and personal care products from AmazonBasics. 

Looking for a TV this Cyber Monday? Amazon says you’ll be able to save on Samsung, Sony, and LG TVs, alongside discounts of up to 25% on home theatre projectors. 

Headphones will be discounted too;  the Jabra Elite 65t will be 25% off, so it’s well worth waiting for Cyber Monday to buy these AirPod-rivalling true wireless earbuds (right now, they’re only discounted by 15%). Sony and Bose headphones will also get cheaper, with discounts of up to 30%. 

In the US, gamers will be able to save $100 on the PS4 Pro as well as deals on the Xbox One and PC gaming laptops. 

Budding photographer? Expect to save up to 40% on cameras, particularly the Polaroid Snap Touch 2.0 InstantCamera, Nikon products, and Sony cameras and lenses. 

It’s not just about hardware either – Amazon subscription services are set set to plummet in price, with discounts on Amazon Music Unlimited, Audible, Prime Video, and more. In short, you’ll want to keep an eye on Amazon this Cyber Monday.

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Cyber Monday deal specifics

Let’s get into specifics: the iPhone 11, Nintendo Switch Lite and Amazon Echo Studio will likely see small discounts on their original MSRP, but we expect deeper rollback prices, to use a Cyber Monday Walmart phrase, on last-generation versions of these gadgets: the original Nintendo Switch and iPhone 8 or iPhone XR.

Cyber Monday 2019 is going to reflect what we saw last year, but either offer lower prices or introduce discounts to newer versions of what we got 12 months ago. 

For example, the aged PS4 Pro will be much cheaper on December 2 (it was hardly on sale last year), according to our analysis, while the brand new iPad 10.2 and revised Nintendo Switch Lite could get their first small price drops, echoing last year’s prices on prior versions. See how it works?

Big Cyber Monday PS4 deals and Xbox One offers are certain, as those consoles are at the end of their lifecycle, and the iPhone XR is no longer the latest cheap iPhone, but stores have inventory to dump. You’re going to pay a lot less in 2019.

We predict that AirPods on Cyber Monday will be heavily discounted, as they are several months old, yet popular enough to draw people to storefronts – this is especially likely as the new AirPods Pro have just launched. In fact, we expect Apple Cyber Monday deals to go out of stock the quickest.

It’s not just a gadgets shopping spree. Cyber Monday toys have become the trending thing to get every 12 months around this time simply because they’re on offer at the best prices we see all year long. Look out for Fingerlings and L.O.L. Surprise, which were last year, according to Adobe Analytics, and for those of you adulting, you can find strong discounts on appliances like Instant Pots.

Here’s more on when Cyber Monday begins and what we expect to be on sale.

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The best Cyber Monday deal predictions

Cyber Monday has become more popular than any other online shopping day in the US, so we anticipate seeing an increase in deals at the tail end of 2019.

Revenue estimates a year ago reached $7.9 billion in the US. It topped every other shopping day ever online, according to Adobe Analytics. With that in mind, it’s best to be prepared for the range of online Cyber Monday deals coming your way.

You don’t need to be Nostradamus to make Cyber Monday deal predictions. While there are always new surprises, the script stays fairly stagnant year-over-year.

In the mood for an action camera? GoPro is usually $50 cheaper, at least. Need a tablet? The iPad was $250 (and even briefly $229) during Cyber Monday last year. With the newly launched New iPad 10.2 at $329, we don’t expect that big of a drop, but still $299 isn’t so far-fetched.

Need a phone? There were rare incentives to getting an iPhone XR, and an even better value if you didn’t want Apple’s iPhone, with Motorola leading the pack.

Amazon is always a good place to find Cyber Monday deals, even though it’s more focused on its own Prime Day sales these days.

If you’re in the US, Walmart and Best Buy go all out over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, while UK buyers should keep an eye on retailers like Currys, Argos, and John Lewis. 

Here are our deal predictions for Cyber Monday 2019.

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Cyber Monday iPad predictions

If you want to buy a new iPad this Cyber Monday, you could opt for the $329 32GB iPad 10.2, which we think will see a small discount, perhaps hitting a low price of $299.

Alternatively you could look for last year’s iPad 9.7, which was discounted from $249 to $229 on Cyber Monday 2018. Apple doesn’t sell the iPad 9.7 anymore, but retailers often have iPads in stock – if so, you may be able to beat last year’s all-time low price. 

The same applies to the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, which online stores regularly sell, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for these models too. 

One more Cyber Monday iPad buying tip: higher-capacity models (meaning more storage) usually bring bigger discounts, as Apple typically inflates the price of 128GB models compared to 32GB base models.

Today’s best Black Friday iPad deals

Check out more Cyber Monday deals from these top retailers:

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Cyber Monday AirPods deal predictions

There are now three different AirPods on sale through many US retailers, and we expect to see discounts on all of them for Cyber Monday 2019.

As the newest model, we don’t think the AirPods Pro will be heavily discounted, but you might snap up a good deal on Cyber Monday, so it’s worth waiting until then if you’re thinking of buying the true wireless earbuds.

More likely to see a discount, are the AirPods (2019), which launched in March 2019 – we’ve already seen them drop to their lowest price ever at Amazon, so that price could get even lower come Cyber Monday.

Lastly, you have the original AirPods; even though Apple doesn’t sell them anymore, some stores still have the buds for sale. They haven’t run out of inventory yet, and we expect them to be the cheapest option come Cyber Monday.

Whichever model you opt for, Cyber Monday is probably the best time to buy AirPods. In 2018, Cyber Monday saw AirPods become a top seller, even with measly $5 price cuts. In 2019, we’re expecting to see much more substantial discounts, especially if current AirPod deals are anything to go by.

We have the best AirPods deals below, though keep in mind the wireless charging case will up the price somewhat.

Today’s best Black Friday AirPods deals

Check out more Cyber Monday deals from these top retailers:

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Samsung Galaxy S10 and S9 for Cyber Monday

Samsung has too many phones on sale, and that’s only good Cyber Monday news for you. Why? Two reasons: First, you have more options and, second, Samsung’s phone competition is going to eat itself – and prices are going to drop.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus may get cheaper, and to a lesser extent, the brand new Note 10 price may budge a little – not much. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is actually the newest Samsung phone, so you can see why the S10 may be extra cheap come Cyber Monday.

The real big discounts will likely be seen on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus that will have been on sale for over a year-and-a-half when the Cyber Monday 2019 date rolls around on December 2. The Note 9, another great phone, will be over a year old too, so it’s well worth looking out for Samsung deals on Cyber Monday.

Today’s best Samsung Galaxy S10 deal

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus at Amazon| SIM-free | $999 $799.99
This is the very best phone you can buy in 2019, and it’s now $200 cheaper if you’re planning to buy it outright in one go. On top of that, you’ll also get yourself a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds headphones that normally cost $129.99.View Deal


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PS4 deals on Cyber Monday

The PS4 deals sell out every Cyber Monday, so you’d think everyone has the system already. Not so – we expect the console to keep being discounted and be among the biggest sellers this year, too. 

Sometimes deals come in the form of price cuts, and sometimes you get the normal price with up to three pack-in games or an extra controller. These days, those games are downloadable and not physical copies, but the point is you save a lot of money. Rarely, you’ll get discounts, free pack-in games and a controller.

Now, you may be wondering whether it’s even worth buying a PS4 with the hotly anticipated PS5 release date looming on the horizon – indeed, if you’ve held out this long without buying one, it could make sense to wait until the PlayStation 5 hits shelves. 

So, if you’re absolutely sure that you want to buy a PS4, or upgrade your existing model to a PS4 Pro, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are probably the best times to do so, with past years seeing in some of the best PS4 deals.

Today’s best Black Friday PlayStation Plus deals

A full 12 months of PS Plus for under $45 is a rare sight to behold, but we’re already seeing discounts making now the time to renew your subscription – which can be stacked onto the end of your existing one too. Get access to online play, free monthly games, and exclusive discounts on PS4 games across the PS Store as well. Note: PS3 and PS Vita support has been removed across PS Plus.

Check out more Cyber Monday deals from these top retailers:

Cyber Monday 4K TV deals

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If you don’t have 4K TV in your life yet or need a newer or bigger version of the television, Cyber Monday continues to be the time of year to buy one. Deals on TVs are plentiful from manufacturers like Samsung, LG and Sony.

Buying a 4K TV on Cyber Monday can be one of the hardest things to do – there are just so many TV models out there with nonsensical model numbers. However, if you don’t need the highest end version, we suggest something like a TCL TV, which exchange a few quality-of-life features for lower prices than the likes of Samsung or Sony.

While we’re waiting for Cyber Monday to commence, make sure you check out the best Black Friday TV deals in the meantime.

Today’s best 4K TV deals

TCL 5-Series 55-inch TV (55S525): $699 $399.99 at Amazon
One of the best TV deals we’ve seen yet on Amazon is this big discount on the TCL 5-Series for $300 off its regular price. This 4K HDR TV with Dolby Vision has Roku built-in, which means you’ll never have to worry about finding something to watch.View Deal

TechRadar is scouring every retailer and rounding up all the top deals over the Black Friday period, and we’ve put all the best Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals in easy-to-navigate articles to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.

Apple HomePod | Space Gray $299.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
The smart speaker for Apple fans, the HomePod is a small but powerful speaker designed to hook into Apple Music and all the other Apple HomeKit enabled devices in your phone, enabling a broad spectrum of voice commands via Siri.View Deal

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