According to Numerator, two-thirds of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers surveyed in 2018 planned to do “even more” shopping during Cyber Week. Cyber Week continues the focus on online shopping that kicks off on Cyber Monday, the sales event which began in 2005 as the digital equivalent of Black Friday. With online sales climbing each year, merchants extended Cyber Monday to Cyber Week because shoppers kept on buying.
Cyber Week 2019 will continue many of the best deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but retailers will also reserve excellent deals as incentives for shoppers to return each day of the week. You can count on Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and other merchants to keep the deals coming every day during Cyber Week. Amazon, in particular, generates a lot of excitement with 24-hour daily deals and lightning deals that expire or sell out quickly. During Cyber Week, you’ll be able to find excellent deals on computers, 4K TVs, smart home devices, smartwatches, smartphones, games and gaming machines, small kitchen appliances, and other tech products. Look for great buys with small kitchen appliances including Instant Pots, robot vacuums, coffee machines, and more. To stay on top of the best Cyber Week deals amidst all the ads and promotions, come to this page where we’ll continue to keep you informed of all the best deals.
John MacDougall/AFP/Getty ImagesWhen is Cyber Week 2019?
Cyber Week 2019 starts with Cyber Monday, December 2, and runs through Sunday, December 8. Thousands of online merchants and most of the large retail store chains will have sales throughout the week and beyond.
When are the best Cyber Week deals for 2019?
Retailers want you to look for sales throughout the holiday buying season, but they know buyers respond to events with special deals. Look for special buys promoted for Cyber Week. Merchants will be tracking their inventory closely and could take further price reductions on products with extensive remaining stocks. Don’t hold out waiting for lower prices, though, especially for the most popular items, because you could lose out.
What are the best Cyber Week deals?
Cyber Week deals will reflect the best product bargains we’ve tracked throughout the year, but in most cases, prices will be even lower, especially for big-ticket items like TVs. Big screen 4K HDR TVs will have some of the deepest discounts this year because 8K TVs, though still very pricey, put downward price pressure on 4K HDR TVs. That extra push adds to the annual end-of-model-year efforts push to clean out current year TV inventories. You’ll also find super deals on soundbars, Amazon Echo and Google Nest smart home devices, Instant Pots, robot vacuums, laptops and tablets, smartwatches including Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads, Nintendo Switches and accessories, noise-canceling headphones, and more. We’ll monitor the best deals in all these categories and more, so check back to this page up to and during Cyber Week 2019. You can also check our deals page for updates in all categories:
Tips for shopping on Cyber Week 2019
Plan ahead and be sure to check that sales prices (and the merchants that offer them) are what you think and hope they are. Staying in budget is tricky for many of us when great deals pop up every time we go online. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you have the best shopping experience during Cyber Week.
Not every deal is a good deal
Cyber Week is a fantastic opportunity to shop thousands of merchants in search of good deals. Retailers like big sales events, too, not only because they can count on selling a lot of their regular inventory. Merchants can also use a promotional bonanza like Cyber Week to move stale, less desirable products and previous years models. Don’t assume that everything on sale during Cyber Week is discounted from regular selling prices. Some products may be marked down routinely or even all the time.
Beware of phishing scams
Identity theft is rampant, and you need to be vigilant with personal information when dealing with unknown companies when you’re buying online. If you’re chasing a price for a hot product and a deal that looks too good to be real pops up, be especially wary. Losing control of your credit card information, identity, and personal logins while shopping online can set you up for an unhappy holiday season.
Have a budget in mind
Lightning sales, limited-time deals, and limited product inventories add a sense of urgency to influence shoppers to buy quickly, which can play havoc with your budget. Preparation and planning can make the difference between spending what you can afford and getting carried away in the moment. Heading into Cyber Week with a prioritized list divided into a must-buy, want-to-buy, and if-there’s-money-left-to-buy items and a firm bottom-line budget will give you the best shot at shopping success without demolishing your bank account.
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