With Black Friday 2019 officially behind us, we’re turning our eyes forward to Cyber Monday, which is really just an extension of this weekend’s shopping bonanza. Because so many people now choose to shop online for Black Friday rather than shove through brick-and-mortar stores for doorbuster deals, the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is now just as ripe for deals as Friday itself and basically blends the two shopping holidays together. That said, there’s still plenty to look forward to in the way of deals this Cyber Monday, if Black Friday was any indication of this year’s discounts.
What is Cyber Monday, exactly?
Cyber Monday is basically just more Black Friday madness, except you’re probably sitting at a desk pretending to work while browsing deals. The online shopping holiday is relatively new, dating back only to 2005, and it was created to encourage people to shop online and to compete with brick-and-mortar stores’ sales on Black Friday.
Don’t expect to see any deals on Cyber Monday that are better than what we saw on Black Friday, but you may see some of the most popular deals return, as retailers will hold back stock in order to have enough to sell on Cyber Monday. So if you didn’t snag that coveted console or game deal during Black Friday, you may have a chance on Monday.
When does Cyber Monday 2019 start?
Cyber Monday is always the Monday after Thanksgiving, and this year, that falls on December 2. However, deals will start at midnight or even earlier, depending on the store. Here’s what we know in terms of Cyber Monday start times for Amazon, Walmart, and more.
Amazon’s Cyber Monday 2019 sale has begun already. You can check out the Cyber Monday Countdown on its homepage now, along with the pre-Cyber Monday deals. Expect the best deals to launch on Monday, however.
Walmart has confirmed its Cyber Monday sale will begin at 12:01 AM ET on Monday, meaning Pacific Coast shoppers can get started around 9 PM on Sunday.
Best Buy’s Black Friday sale runs through Sunday, and some of those deals will extend into Monday. However, one-day-only deals will also launch on Monday. No start time has been given.
Target’s Cyber Monday sale launches on Sunday and will run through December 8, an entire week of deals. Target will also offer a Green Monday sale on December 9.
Ebay had some of the best deals around for Black Friday, so be sure to check out its deals for Cyber Monday. New deals will be available every hour on Monday.
Digital game sales (Nintendo Eshop, Steam, PSN, Xbox Live)
All the major digital game sales will simply continue through Cyber Monday, containing the same deals they did for Black Friday.
Best Cyber Monday deals available now
Plenty of Black Friday deals are still available, and you can expect them to last through Cyber Monday. For the deals that have sold out, there’s a solid chance they’ll make a comeback next week, offering you another chance to snag the Nintendo Switch Lite or that Xbox One bundle you wanted. For now, check out some of the best Cyber Monday deals you can snag now–no need to wait until Monday.
Best Cyber Monday 2019 gaming deals
- PS4 Slim Only on PlayStation bundle — $200
- PSVR Bundle with two Move controllers, Blood & Truth, and Everybody’s Golf — $230
- PSVR Mega Pack — $200
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition — $50
- PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription card — $40
- Nintendo Switch Lite with $25 GameStop coupon — $200
- Nintendo Switch with Crash Team Racing and Nintendo Switch online 12-month membership — $300 with promo code 19PREBF12
- Xbox One X with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition + 3 months of Xbox Live Gold and $40 Target Card — $350
How to find the best Cyber Monday deals
While most major retailers will have competitive pricing during Cyber Monday, we’ve seen the best deals at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. GameStop’s deals were fairly lackluster during Black Friday, so don’t expect to find the best gaming deals at the brick-and-mortar retailer. However, look beyond the major retailers, and you’ll likely find even better prices at digital stores like Ebay, Rakuten, and Google Shopping. By offering various promo codes, these stores were able to beat the prices at major stores like Best Buy, and they’re perfectly legitimate places to shop, often offering free shipping as well.
To ensure you’re getting the best price, you can use CamelCamelCamel to check the price history on products at Amazon and browser extension Honey to find coupons from across the web. Browser add-on PriceBlink will also let you know if a specific product is cheaper elsewhere.
Of course, you’ll want to stay tuned to GameSpot, as we’ll be covering all the best deals for Cyber Monday 2019 through this weekend and next week. And remember: If you spot a good deal, hop on it fast, as the hottest products will sell out in the blink of an eye. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to follow GameSpot Deals on Twitter–we’ll keep you posted on the best deals in gaming and entertainment as we spot them. Plus, see our sister sites for more Cyber Monday tech deals, Cyber Monday kitchen deals, and Cyber Monday fashion and beauty deals.
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/when-does-cyber-monday-2019-start-best-gaming-deal/1100-6470253/