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What to Expect From Best Buy Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

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Best Buy Cyber Monday

Best Buy is one of the best places to snag high-tech deals during the holiday season, and Cyber Monday is a great time to buy. While Thanksgiving had the most sales last year, Cyber Monday came in a very close second. That means even if you missed Thanksgiving and Black Friday, you still have plenty of opportunities to bag a bargain at Best Buy.

Here’s everything you need to make the most of Best Buy’s Cyber Week sales.

When Will the Best Buy Cyber Monday Sale Start?

Just as not all Black Friday sales start on Friday, not all Cyber Monday deals start on Monday. Expect Best Buy’s sitewide Cyber Monday sale to kick off early Sunday morning around 6 am ET. (Some individual deals may pop up even earlier in the morning.)

SEE ALSO: These 10 Stores Will Have the Best Cyber Monday Deals in 2017

My Best Buy Elite members got a 3-hour head start on the sales last year, but Elite access requires spending $1,500 per year at Best Buy — and we wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to qualify for such a slight advantage.

When Is the Best Time to Shop?

Sunday will be the biggest day for Cyber Monday sales, accounting for more than half of Cyber Week’s deals. Sales will go live throughout the day, from around 2 am to midnight on Sunday, and they’ll continue all week long.

While there isn’t any one particularly good time to look up sales, you will want to check the Best Buy website at least once a day. On both Sunday and Monday, sales lasted just one day on average. While these online-only Cyber Monday sales don’t have any literal doorbusters, the best deals have limited quantities — when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Does the Sale Continue Into Cyber Week?

While sales on Sunday and Monday come and go quickly, some will linger through the week to follow — and about a third of the week’s sales don’t start until Tuesday or later.

About a third of Cyber Week sales don’t start until Tuesday or later.

While latecomers to the week’s sales can still find deals, the best discounts will be on Sunday. Expect most of the Editors’ Choice deals to start on Sunday — and sell out on Sunday or Monday. But even if you miss out on the Sunday sales, you’re still likely to catch sales that started on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, many of which will continue through Cyber Week.

What Will Be on Sale?

Sales at Best Buy are all about electronics. It’s a broad category, and you’ll find sales across the map. However, our favorite Cyber Monday (and Cyber Week) sales last year were on televisions, which included a 65″ Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV for $600 — a $300 discount and the best price we’d seen on similar models to date.

But if you aren’t looking for a huge TV, more modest sets were on offer, too, with Editors’ Choice deals on televisions from 32″ (a Westinghouse 720p LED LCD for $65) and up. We expect this year to continue Best Buy’s trend of top TV deals.

SEE ALSO: 4 Things That Are BETTER to Buy on Cyber Monday

Smartphones are another good buy, and though you won’t have your pick of models or carriers — most of Best Buy’s smartphone deals last year required a 2-year contract with Verizon — there are quite a few bargains.

The best deals will be on older models, but you’re likely to see at least one recently released Android smartphone. Last year we saw the iPhone 6s for $1 and the recently released Google Pixel bundled with a $100 Best Buy gift card for $240. Look for similar sales this year, perhaps including deals on the iPhone 7.

Video game consoles can also be a good buy. Last year’s sales focused on the PlayStation. The just-released PlayStation 4 Pro got a minor discount, while the slightly older PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB console (bundled with two games) sold for $225 (a full $100 less than similar bundles). This year, the Xbox One X is being released just before Black Friday, so there’s a chance we may see similar deals on the previous-generation Xbox One S — or deeper cuts on the aging PlayStation 4 lineup.

You’ll find few sales on computers and tablets at Best Buy throughout Cyber Week. If that’s what you’re shopping for, look elsewhere.

But Cyber Monday (and the following week) isn’t the best time to buy everything. You’ll find few sales on computers and tablets at Best Buy throughout Cyber Week. Camera, camcorder, and appliance deals are also scarce — or non-existent — at Best Buy during Cyber Week. If that’s what you’re shopping for, look elsewhere.

Tips for Shopping the Best Buy Cyber Monday Sale

The most important thing to remember with your Cyber Monday shopping is that you may need to act fast. Sunday will have more sales than any day other than Thanksgiving, and most will be gone before Cyber Monday even arrives. The best deals will have limited quantities and won’t last longer than a day, so if you see something you want you’ll need to jump on it.

SEE ALSO: What to Expect From Target Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Last year, getting the best price on items required stacking sales with a promotion from Visa Checkout that offered $25 off purchases of $100 or more when checking out with the service. We’ve seen similar deals at Best Buy this year, so there’s a chance this discount may return — but if it does, be aware that it’s an extra step (and you’ll probably only have one chance to use it).

Best Buy is certain to offer plenty of tempting deals this year, so get ready to camp out in front of your computer, with one finger hovering above the “reload” button. Hopefully, you’ll be able to grab the deals you want before they’re gone!

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Amazon Had Another Record-Breaking Prime Day

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Another year, another Prime Day record.

This week’s two-day “parade of deals” marked the largest shopping event in Amazon history, according to the company.

From July 15 to 16, sales surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, counting more than 175 million items purchased throughout the event.

Prime Day, which promises exclusive deals for subscribers, was also a hit with Amazon devices; top-selling deals globally include Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote.

“We want to thank Prime members all around the world,” CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

“Members purchased millions of Alexa-enabled devices, received tens of millions of dollars in savings by shopping from Whole Foods Market, and bought more than $2 billion of products from independent small and medium-sized businesses,” he boasted. “Huge thank you to Amazonians everywhere who made this day possible for customers.”

I mean, maybe not the warehouse workers in Minnesota, who planned to strike during the shopping extravaganza.

Employees at a Shakopee fulfillment center arranged a six-hour work stoppage on July 15—day one of the retail giant’s 48-hour summer sale.

Ultimately, Prime members in 18 countries saved more than $1 billion on millions of items shipped in one day or less (making this the fastest-ever Prime Day).

Amazon also welcomed more new Prime members on July 15 than any previous day (ever), and almost as many on July 16.

In the US alone, folks purchased more than 100,000 lunchboxes, 100,000 laptops, 200,000 TVs, 300,000 headphones, 350,000 luxury beauty products, 400,000 pet products, 650,000 household cleaning supplies, and more than 1 million toys.

As part of the company’s 20th anniversary, Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015, hoping to entice buyers with discount prices on a scale you’d expect to see only around the holidays.

The inaugural event—a mix of “Deals of the Day” and “Lightning Deals”—lasted 24 hours. Prime Day 2017 boasted 30 hours of deals, and last year, Prime members had a record 36 hours to shop.

At this rate, the 2024 affair will last all week.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019 Promises 48 Hours of Deals

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Next month’s Amazon Prime Day 2019 will be a two-day parade of deals.

The annual sale kicks off at midnight PT on Monday, July 15, and—for the first time ever—runs for a full 48 hours.

Subscribers have two days to shop more than 1 million deals, including limited-time offers and exclusive launches. (I am most looking forward to stocking up on discounted Alexa-enabled devices.)

“Get ready, as we pull back the curtain to reveal exclusive products, special performances, and two full days of phenomenal deals this Prime Day,” Jeff Wilke, CEO of worldwide consumer at Amazon, said in a statement.

Mark-downs apply to Prime members the world over: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates (new this year), the UK, and the US.

To participate, sign up online to join Prime or start a 30-day free trial.

“Our vision is that Prime Day should be the absolute best time to be a member,” Wilke said. “When you can enjoy shopping, savings, entertainment, and some of the best deals Prime members have ever seen.”

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Whether you brazenly browse on the office computer, hide your habits in a bathroom stall, or take a “sick day” to stay home and spend money, Amazon encourages buyers to remain alert.

You don’t have to wait three weeks for the deals roll in, though.

Starting today, Prime members can save $120 on a Toshiba HD 43-inch Fire TV Edition Smart TV—now only $179.99 (through June 30, or while supplies last).

Also available now: Alexa-compatible Jabra Elite85h wireless headphones with SmartSound and the iOttie Easy One Touch Connect smartphone car mount.

Plus, members can gear up for Prime Day in-home deliveries with 40 percent off the Key for Garage myQ Smart Garage Hub + Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) kit, on sale for the reasonable price of $99.98.

As part of the company’s 20th anniversary, Amazon launched Prime Day in 2015, hoping to entice buyers with discount prices on a scale you’d expect to see only on Black Friday.

The inaugural event—a mix of “Deals of the Day” and “Lightning Deals”—lasted 24 hours. Prime Day 2017 boasted 30 hours of deals for techies, beauty fans, gamers, kids, home chefs, bookworms, fitness buffs, DIYers, sports enthusiasts, and other stereotypes.

Last year, Prime members had a record 36 hours to shop.

At this rate, the 2024 affair will last all week.

“Stay tuned as we reveal exclusive savings at Whole Foods Market, thousands of new product launches, as well as world-class entertainment and more, leading up to Prime Day,” Wilke said.

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