Cyber Monday Deals 2018: Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most important shopping days of the year.
Cyber Monday may have started out as an after-thought to Black Friday, but it’s fast becoming one of the best days of the year to pick up a deal.
Cyber Monday has moved from a store-based bargain bonanza to more of an online deal dystopia. Maybe that word is a bit strong, fallout from Black Friday doesn’t mean there are no good deals left, in fact some of the best are often saved for this later date.
- When is Cyber Monday in 2018?
- How big are the discounts on Cyber Monday?
- Deals live right now
- How do I find the best deals on Cyber Monday?
The tough part becomes finding the best deals in the huge swathe of options filling online stores. That’s why we’ve done the hard part for you. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve found the best place to get it and at the best price.
Cyber Monday Deals 2018 – When is Cyber Monday in 2018?
Cyber Monday this year will fall on Monday November 26th, 2018.
Cyber Monday, like Black Friday, started out as a sale to follow Thanksgiving in the US, where everyone stayed at home and didn’t spend money. Not only did the introduction of Black Friday get people back out to the shops but it was so popular it kept going and needed a new day, Cyber Monday.
Unlike Black Friday, which meant shops inundated with rabid shoppers, Cyber Monday was a more sedate affair, aimed at those wishing to enjoy the deals from the comfort of home – online. Both have become more online focused in recent years which means there are more companies involved. As a result there are more deals than ever.
So while Cyber Monday is on November 26th, the deals often continue through what has become known as Cyber Week.
Cyber Monday Deals 2018 – How big are the discounts on Cyber Monday?
The Cyber Monday discounts can be huge but, of course, it depends on what you’re looking for. TVs, health trackers, drones and home cinema systems get some really great discounts.
Last year saw discounts on iPhones and Google Pixel 2 phones as well as reductions on health trackers and smart speakers. Expect this year to offer just as many high-end deals and more.
Despite Cyber Monday starting out as a reserved day for the smaller companies, every retailer now gets involved. The biggest players will be Amazon, Currys, Argos, John Lewis and all of the major supermarkets like Tesco and Asda. Cyber Monday 2018 will breed competition between all of the retailers, which is great for consumers hungry for discounts.
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Cyber Monday Deals 2018 – Deals live right now
All prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. If you see something you want, it pays to snap it up in case the price changes.
So you’ve come to this page to prepare yourself for Cyber Monday, but now you’re itching to see what discounts are already available. Here are some of the best deals going right now:
Best Amazon TV Deals
Hisense make some of the best value 4K sets, and this one has gotten even cheaper, making it a great choice if you're in the market for a large 65-inch TV.
After something a little more premium? Then you should check out the 4K, HDR ready Panasonic TX-65EX700B, which has had £800 cut of its price on Amazon.
You can take off a whopping saving off this ginormous 2017 model from Hisense. This the lowest price it's ever been available for from Amazon.
Best Argos TV Deals
Your eyes do not deceive you. You can get a 43-inch 4K HDR TV for just £349.
This is a fantastic deal if you want a bigger screen.
This stunning 49-inch Sony BRAVIA will look great in your living room and includes all the catch up and streaming services you could want.
Best John Lewis TV Deals
You can save a substantial £200 off this handsome 55" LG TV that includes Harman/Kardon tuned speakers and a central crescent stand, perfect if you only have a small TV stand. Also includes a 5 year warranty.
Best Currys TV Deals
A 43-inch 4K HDR television for a fraction over £400 isn't to be sniffed at. This Samsung TV also looks stunning.
A bargain price for a big screen TV that supports HDR and both Freeview Play and Freesat HD. We're also big fans of LG's webOS television operating system that has plenty of apps.
A massive saving on this big TV. This model has 4 HDMI ports, so no shortage of connections for your set top box, games consoles and more.
This Sony TV runs Android meaning a whole raft of useful apps straight from your TV. Sony's cable management also reduces clutter and maintains this gorgeous TV's clean lines.
If you've got the room for it, this 58-inch beast of a TV is incredible value for just £639. It supports all the bells and whistles like HDR, too.
Best Amazon Soundbar Deals
This budget-friendly LG soundbar delivers 120 watts of power and includes a wired subwoofer to deliver some low-frequency oomph. All in a tidy package.
The Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar got a top review from Trusted Reviews. With £100 off it's an even better choice. This has a built-in subwoofer, which helps cut down on space all the while delivering some seriously impressive sound.
This Yamaha soundbar does more than just play sound from your TV. It has a whole range of multiroom streaming functions from the likes of Spotify, but also includes Bluetooth and Airplay for playing music off your other devices. A real multifunction soundbar for a great price.
This 300W Sony soundbar has plenty of power and includes a convenient wireless subwoofer for giving the bass some serious kick. You can use HDMI ARC to connect to your TV with just one cable and there's Bluetooth support for your other devices, too.
Best Currys Soundbar Deals
If you haven't got a big budget but still want a sound upgrade, this JVC is insanely good value. Its compact size makes it a good choice if your TV stand isn't the biggest, too.
For not a lot of money, this LG soundbar delivers a whopping 300 watts of power, guaranteed to bring some serious volume. This model includes a wireless subwoofer for extra bass. You also get three months of Deezer Premium+ music streaming included to sweeten the deal.
This Sony soundbar has an insane 600W of power and dialogue enhancement to make following along with your favourite shows much easier even when explosions are happening all around. Two rear speakers and a subwoofer are also included for true surround sound. It also includes HDMI and optical inputs for simple connectivity.
A massive saving on this excellent LG soundbar that includes a wireless subwoofer. It has multiroom support through LG MusicFlow and Chromecast Audio, and also includes Bluetooth connectivity to round it all off. A very versatile soundbar for a great price.
Best John Lewis Soundbar Deals
This soundbase model slips effortlessly underneath your TV or onto a shelf and ups the 'wow factor' of your TV sound. This soundbase has a pair of subwoofers to really give your films some oomph. John Lewis provides a 2-year warranty to round off a great choice.
A compact and attractive soundbar that complements your TV while bolstering its sound. This includes 160W of power and a wireless subwoofer you can conveniently hide away out of sight. This model also includes wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Includes a fantastic 2-year warranty.
Canton is a brand synonymous with high-end audio, so it's little surprise it makes a fantastic-sounding soundbar. This model includes clever features like 'Hotel mode' so you can limit the maximum volume so no one can annoy the neighbours.
Best Argos Soundbar Deals
This budget-friendly option from Panasonic is great because it also includes Bluetooth connectivity. This means you can play audio off another device like a phone or tablet, as well as connecting to your TV through its optical connection.
This LG soundbar delivers a respectable amount of power for not a lot of money. It also includes Bluetooth and connects through a simple optical cable.
If you stretch a little further you not only get a little more power output but also a subwoofer to deliver more bass emphasis. All for a still very budget-friendly price.
Best Amazon Laptop Deals
We’ve seen this deal in a couple of places, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. This is the complete package, including a Core m3 Surface pro, TypeCover keyboard, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. If you’re after a tablet for getting work done, look no further.
If you need something a bit lighter for when you take your laptop out and about, the Lenovo IdeaPad 320S is a top choice. With its 14-inch chassis and svelte 1.69kg weight, this machine is inherently baggable. With an SSD on board along with an Intel Pentium Gold processor, performance for your web browsing and office tasks is right at hand.
The Miix 510 is a solid tablet-cum-laptop with a lightweight design and detachable keyboard. There’s a Full HD 12.3-inch screen on board along with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. If you can’t stretch to a Surface Pro, this is a good alternative.
This laptop packs in a huge number of features for under £1000, including a full 6GB GTX 1060 GPU for triple-A gaming, a 120Hz screen for a butter-smooth experience and a 128GB combined with a 1TB hard disk. It’s only on offer at third-party sellers on Amazon, however, so who knows how long it’ll last.
Best Argos Laptop Deals
Acer’s Swift 3 is one of our favourite lightweight laptops, thanks to its sprightly dual-core processor, SSD storage and lightweight design. If you want a bit more power than the average student and like having lots of web browser tabs open at a time, this could be the laptop for you.
This laptop weighs in at 1.6kg, packs a Full HD screen and a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor, all for under £500.
Another top-notch Surface Pro deal, Argos has the Core i5 version of this tablet on sale for £800. It’s noticeably more powerful and better-specified than the Core m3 model. You’ll need to buy a TypeCover keyboard separately, but it’s a decent deal nonetheless.
Best John Lewis Laptop Deals
This gaming machine packs a quad-core AMD Ryzen processor and an 8GB AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card for triple-A gaming at Full HD resolution. Not only that, it comes with a large 256GB SSD and a 1TB hard disk for all your games, and the extreme ROG STRIX styling you’d expect from Asus. This offer is on clearance, so get in quick.
This offer applies to the grey and blue models of this 15-inch laptop. With a Core i3 processor, Full HD screen and 1TB hard disk, this laptop ticks all the boxes for a family or home laptop that’ll face the rigours of surfing the web and working on documents.
The same offer as above, but with a higher-spec model with a faster Intel Core i5 processor. This model is a better bet if you’re planning on doing tasks like editing photos, as the faster processor will help you get things done faster.
Best Currys Laptop Deals
There was a time when the best Dell deals could only be found on Dell’s own website, but no longer. This deal on the latest generation Inspiron 15 5570 is a cracker, saving you £151 on a 15.6-inch laptop with a Full HD screen and a power-sipping Intel Pentium processor.
This lightweight Ultrabook ticks a lot of boxes weighing in at just 1.4kg and coming equipped with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. This makes it well suited for lugging around in a backpack, giving it plenty of cred for school and university students.
It wasn’t that long ago that bagging a decent gaming laptop would set you back well over £800, so this nifty little number from Acer is a seriously tempting piece of kit. With an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, this laptop is ready for eSports gaming on the go.
This is the best Surface Pro deal we’ve seen in 2018. Not only do you get a Surface Pro, you also bag a TypeCover keyboard, normally costing over £100 by itself.
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Cyber Monday Deals 2018 – How do I find the best deals on Cyber Monday?
Excellent questioning skills there fair deal hunter. Ask and you shall receive our years of experience and know how that result in some very tasting findings.
Here are eight expert bits of advice to help you nab the hottest bargains.
1) Make a wishlist
The first thing you should do as Cyber Monday approaches is to make a note of exactly what you want to buy.
This way you avoid going deal delirious and spending way more than you planned. Even the most level headed shopper can put a serious dent in their account at this time of year, so be prepared.
Everyone has their own way of making lists but we find the perfect tool for this particular job has got to be an Amazon List.
It’s a universal wishlist widget, so all you do is add the button to your browser’s bookmarks toolbar, and then click to add products from any online store to your list.
It’s a simple but remarkably effective step you can take to stay focused on the best and forget the rest this Cyber Monday.
2) Wait for Lightning to strike
While we’re obviously excited to see what the likes of Currys, John Lewis and Argos are getting ready to price slash, you could more or less do all your Cyber Friday shopping on Amazon without missing out.
They key is to catch the Lightning deals. As the name suggest they appear quickly, leave fast and rarely strike twice.
There are a couple of things you can do to take the pain out of monitoring Amazon’s Lightning deals.
Prime members get exclusive deals, early access to Lightning deals, Prime Music and Prime Video, unlimited one-day deliveries, and more. If it’s not quite within your budget, it’s well worth trying out, at least, as you get a free 30-day trial to see if it’s for you.
3) Use a good price-tracking tool
Cyber Monday is a gem filled land but it is also one with some booby traps, or more to the point dud deals. Something might look like a deal but end up being a bit of a waste.
Thankfully, it’s easy to safeguard yourself – and your wallet – against such ploys. A decent price tracking tool will serve you well and a great one right now is CamelCamelCamel.
Drop any Amazon link in its search box and you’ll see the highest, lowest, and average price of whatever product you’re interested in, giving you a proper bird’s-eye view of the ‘deal’ you’re looking at.
Sure, it’s not that easy on the eyes but between the basic search functionality and all the useful add-ons you can utilise – from Twitter alerts to Amazon List synchronisation and browser extensions – CamelCamelCamel is nigh on indispensable.
4) Get all the apps you can find
Deals are going to come and go fast across the vast expanse of the interwebs. So a smartphone app or two can help you avoid missing the best deals, no matter where you are.
If you think of a shop it’s a fair bet that it will have an app to go with that name, for both Android and iOS. So load your phone with your favourites and keep your eyes peeled and alerts loud. We’d recommend Amazon, John Lewis, Currys and Argos as a bare minimum.
5) Get the black stuff at the ready
Cyber Monday doesn’t play by the clock, it’ll drop a deal whenever it pleases, international time zones be damned. Better get that caffeine in then.
That’s why all of the above advice is so important.
Gone are the days of popping along to a shop slightly early so all the deals aren’t gone. Now the game has gone international you may find that the 4K and HDR TV you really want only goes on sale in the wee small hours.
So if you’re up at odd hours you might find that pays rewards as you, and a brave few others, snaps up some of the best deals that otherwise fall between the time zone cracks.
6) Google works on the High Street too
Google is a useful way to see busy and quiet times at shops, restaurants and bars all around the world.
The Google Maps-integrated ‘Popular Times’ card brings real-time crowd information to this service. Huzzah.
So if you’re High Street bound for Cyber Monday, you can scope it out first using Google to make sure you’re not entering a danger zone of busy.
7) Dodge the hassle
There are Cyber Monday shopping guides and there is the Trusted Reviews Cyber Monday deals guide. Without trumping our own tin whistle too loudly, this guide is filled with nothing but the best.
Don’t expect a dump of links from around the web. Expect the best, collated list built up from scratch by experienced editors who know what you’re looking for. Not in a creepy, we’re watching you way though.
What are you looking to snap up this Cyber Monday? Let us know in the comments below.