Cyber Monday: Are you Ready?

The concept of Cyber Monday itself isn’t as old as Black Friday; the term "Cyber Monday” was first generated in 2004. Find out more about this big shopping day.

Cyber Monday, the cousin to black Friday is set to take place this year on November 27, the Monday after Thanksgiving, which is also the Monday after Black Friday.

In 2016, Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day in history, surpassing Black Friday’s online sales numbers by over $100 million. The day is particularly important to savvy shoppers who want to skip the lengthy Black Friday queues or missed the post-thanksgiving sale, as it gives them another opportunity to buy highly discounted products…from the comfort of their couch (reminds you of something right? the *737# code).

The concept of Cyber Monday itself isn’t as old as Black Friday; the term “Cyber Monday” was first generated in 2004, but since then has grown to become a sales mega power. The weekend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday isn’t just significant for sales – it also represents the beginning of the holiday shopping season. It does pay to have a list so you don’t go overboard in your purchases. However, the most amazing deals come on Cyber Monday, and you’ll no doubt find great savings on tech and other items you didn’t even know you wanted!

Cyber Monday 2017 sales predictions

From the latest phones to high tech gadgets to games and more, here are the best Cyber Monday 2017 deals we expect to see.

iPhone 8 and iPhone X deals

In 2016, the iPhone 7 was amongst the most sought after products. History will likely repeat itself in 2017 as the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone X are set to be best sellers. Discounted phone deals, BOGOHF (Buy one get one half off) and freebies attached to the purchase of are going to abound. So there may not be a better time to buy the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.

Apple Watch 3 deals

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X weren’t the only big announcements Apple delivered in September. It also introduced the Apple watch 3, the first amongst the line to feature its own cellular connection. With a price tag of $399 (N143, 440), the watch does not feel cheap. But you can rest assured that Cyber Monday 2017 will offer up discounts or deals to make the new smart watch a more persuasive buy.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 deals

Android users will also be keying into the sales when Cyber Monday 2017 rolls around. Samsung already has shown the kinds of killer deals it’s willing to offer on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note, and those weren’t even during Cyber Monday. Expect big discounts, especially on the Galaxy S8 and oneplus5, and free mobile accessories thrown in.

PS4 Pro deals

2016 cyber Monday was great for the PS4 Slim. The latest and most acclaimed version of Sony’s PlayStation is the PS4 Pro, and it’s expected to feature heavily in Cyber Monday 2017 sales. Most notably, PS4 Pro Cyber Monday deals will include can’t-miss bundles, complete with controllers, accessories, and games.

Xbox One X deals

The Xbox One has undergone a transformation; Microsoft’s so-called Project Scorpio has been revealed as the Xbox One X, and it’s quite a console. Not only does it feature full 4K gaming, but it also already has a massive 22 games to play, including titles like Forza 7, Anthem, and more. At launch, the Xbox One X price is $500(N180, 250), but you can expect it to be a lot cheaper and bundled during Cyber Monday 2017.

Nintendo Switch deals

A bigger focus will be placed on Nintendo this year as the company has finally unveiled the Nintendo Switch console. The Switch features a ton of great games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but by the time Cyber Monday rolls around you can bet there will be a lot more ready to play. Expect some serious Nintendo Switch deals this year.

Camera deals

Cameras may not be as heavily featured as TVs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t see solid savings later in the year. DSLR cameras from the likes of Nikon and Canon, as well as GoPro cameras, will all get eye-catching discounts, namely through retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and more.

Laptop deals

If you’re looking for a new daily driver in terms of a computer, then Cyber Monday is a great time to go shopping. As we mentioned, last year there were lots of discounts on gaming laptops, but whether you’re into gaming or not you’ll be able to get a laptop for much cheaper than you otherwise would. That includes discounts on Apple’s range of MacBooks, including the MacBook Pro, standard MacBook, and more.

Headphone deals

From Beats to AKG, there are sure to be plenty of sweet savings on headphones. This year, the so-called “true wireless” form factor is a little more popular, so it’s expected we’ll see discounts on those headphones from the likes of Apple and Samsung. If you’re more into over-ear and on-ear headphones, you’ll still get access to plenty of discounts, so keep an eye on Amazon for those.