We are just a few weeks away from Thanksgiving, which means we are also counting down to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the biggest shopping days of the year. This year, Black Friday lands on November 27, and Cyber Monday happens on November 30.
One of the differences between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is that Black Friday deals can be found online and in physical stores, whereas Cyber Monday is purely dedicated to online discounts.
Black Friday used to be characterized by long lines, crowded stores, and the mad rush for bargains, but, of course, impossible during the pandemic.
For Black Friday, look to the biggest retailers, the ones who can afford to have smaller margins. Online Major retailers such as Lazada, Q10, Zalora or Shopee bring forward their Black Friday sales throughout Cyber Monday
Savvy shoppers know that planning is the key to savings success. And Black Friday offers plenty of time to plan, as deals are often advertised weeks in advance. Cyber Monday sales are typically more of a surprise: you will not see as many Cyber Monday ads, and they may not show up until after Black Friday.
Though you won’t have to wait in line for doorbuster deals on Cyber Monday, sales that day do tend to come and go quickly. Many of the best deals only hang around for a day or two, and some items with very limited quantities — like Amazon Lightning Deals — may sell out within hours or even minutes.
However, as Cyber Monday has slowly turned into Cyber Week. Even if you skip out on Monday shopping, there will be more deals to snag later.
When you are in-store, you can always pull up your smartphone to do a cost comparison when you buy, but slow cellular data can make the task frustrating. During Cyber Monday, comparing prices is as easy as alt-tabbing
Though some deals last throughout the massive Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday extravaganza, sales are different every day. Cyber Monday is typically the best time to buy beauty items, toys, and fashion, while Black Friday is better for laptop, technology, home appliances, entertainment, TVs, Android phones. Some say that this is also when big brands such as Apple and Samsung slash their prices
If you shop in the right product categories, you can get the best deals on each day
Gaming is also an area that we are bound to see some deals in. With the PS5 and Xbox X Series both being released later this year, the older PS4 may face some considerable price cuts.
Due to the pandemic, it has been suggested that there will be a lot more online deals, compared to in-store, to make the shopping experience as simple as possible in these social-distancing times. This can only be good news for those who prefer not to brave the crowds.
Fail to plan and plan to fail, if you want to buy the most out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020, it’s important to have an idea of what you want to buy, and where you want to buy it from.
The best way to do this is to make yourself a Wishlist. Most of the big retailers will publish their Black Friday deals from midnight on November 27, so you may want to stay up on Thursday night to ensure you don’t miss any of the big discounts especially at Executive Shopper.