Getting inundated with every possible offer for Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be pretty overwhelming, and the fact that they come several times a day doesn’t help matters any.
After a while, all the deals begin to blur together, and you can’t remember which place had the best deal, and it only makes more frustration than is needed during the holiday season. While we’ve compiled an enormous article that has every Cyber Monday deal from all the major sellers, now we’re breaking it down even further to help our wonderful readers.
As Cyber Monday approaches you can find our individual guides to Amazon, Apple, Best Buy, Target And Walmart at the links in this sentence. But what deals are the best of the best and what are the worst of the worst? So here’s our breakdown of Cyber Monday 2016’s big winners and losers from these major retailers, both online and offline.
Like last year, we’ve done a huge amount of research, reviewing and just spotting the hottest deals for our readers, and you can check all the articles here as there’s plenty covering every aspect you can think of. It’s our way of giving back to our faithful readers, plus most of the team here love anything tech so digging out the best deals was quite their dream come true. Keep checking the Cyber Monday deals page as they’ll change through the day and week.
Interested in one of these products? These are the deals to go for and group by retailer:
Amazon – Amazon Tap for $89.99 (save $40) – product link – a red hot product at a red hot price
Amazon – Amazon Echo for $139.99 (save $40) – product link – matches Amazon’s Prime Day and Black Friday prices, but still a strong discount on a very strong product
Amazon – Fire Kids Edition tablet for $74.99 (save $25) – product link – a consistently popular product and $10 cheaper than Amazon offered in Cyber Monday last year
Amazon – Kindle Voyage for $169.99 (save $30) – product link
Best Buy – Free $250 Best Buy Gift Card and Gear VR + a bonus $50 of Oculus content when you buy and activate a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge on a monthly installment plan – product link – perhaps the best smartphone deal around
Best Buy – Free Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition with PlayStation 4 Pro ($399.99) or PlayStation 4 Slim ($249.99) Console – product link – PS4 Slim saves $50 with the Uncharted 4 bundle. While PS4 Pro is standard retail price it comes with a bonus game, and it is rare to find any discounts on such a new console
Best Buy – $50 Savings and Free Select 4K UHD movie with Xbox One S Console – product link – the additional 4K movie makes this a good deal. Walmart offers a variant with a gift card instead of the movie
Best Buy – Samsung – 55-inch Curved LED 4K Ultra HD TV for $699.99 (save $300) – product link
Target – Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch 32GB Wi-Fi From $679.99 After 15% Discount at Checkout – product link – the cheapest iPad Pro 12.9 deal going this Cyber Monday
Target – Samsung 43in 2160p 120Hz Flat Panel TV (UN43KU6300FXZA) + $50 Gift Card for $399.99 (save $200) – product link
Target – VIZIO D-Series 65” Class UHD 120Hz Full Array LED Smart TV – Black (D65u-D2) for $899.99 (save $200) + 15% Off at Checkout – product link
Walmart – Xbox One S 500GB Console, Your Choice of 4k UltraHD Movie and a $40 Walmart Gift Card for $249 (save $59.96) – product link – a superb bundle
Walmart – Samsung HDTVs over 50 percent off MSRP – product link – while seemingly general, this is a premium brand and Walmart has a track record of great Samsung TV deals. Keep an eye on this one.
Walmart – Samsung UN65KU6300FXZA 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz LED Smart HDTV for $999 (save $1,200) – product link – a top rated TV with massive savings
Walmart – VIZIO SmartCast 50-inch Class E-Series – 4K Ultra HD, Smart, LED TV – 2160p, 60Hz for $379.99 (save $148) – product link – you won’t find many high-quality 50-inch 4K TVs cheaper than this
Cyber Monday TV tip: always remember to check the specific TV model when retailers release them before making a purchase. Even the best manufacturers have weak models in their line-up that you are better off avoiding, so do your research.
In the Best Of roundup even some of the Solid Deals should catch your attention:
Amazon – Fire Tablet for $33.33 (save $16.66) – product link – as above
Amazon – Kindle Paperwhite for $99.99 (save $20) – product link – as above but was also cheaper on Amazon Prime Day ($30 discount)
Best Buy – Samsung 65-inch Curved LED 4K Ultra HD TV for $1,299.99 (save $200) – product link
Best Buy – Samsung 49-inch 4K LED Ultra HD TV for $749.99 (save $50) – product link – much-loved TV but only a small discount
Best Buy – Samsung 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $247.99 (save $82) – product link – a decent discount on very popular product
Best Buy – Free Select Controller with 1TB Xbox One and $50 discount – product link – a strong offer but exclusive to the 1TB model
Best Buy – Save up to $150 on select MacBooks – product link – limited and not a major discount but solid
Target – Epson Expression Home XP-434 Wireless Small-in-One Printer for $49.99 (save $40) + Extra 15% Off at Checkout – product link – dull product, decent price
Target – Polaroid Snap Digital Instant Camera – White + Free 30-pk. ZINK film for $99.99 (no discount) + 15% Off at Checkout – product link
Target – Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Dual Pack with 3 Pokemon Figures (Nintendo 3DS) for $79.99 + 15% Off at Checkout – link
Walmart – Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming Edition Laptop PC for $999.99 (save $300) – product link – a good discount, but model only rated 3.5 stars by customers
Treat With Caution
Both Black Friday Cyber Monday and famous for dodgy deals which recycle old deals, while the latter always sees instances where worst offers of Black Friday deals are presented as new. Unless you desperately want one of these products, I’d suggest you tread carefully with these deals:
Amazon – 50-inch 1080p LED TV for $145 (no retail price listed) – product link – the lack of a brand means this remarkable price needs to be treated with caution until the model is revealed
Amazon – 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV for $249.99 (no retail price listed) – product link – as above
Best Buy – Save $100 with iPhone and Select Beats Wireless Headphones – product link – a pet hate of mine pushing customers onto specific brand combinations and I suggest you avoid Beats. Was a $250 gift card on Black Friday with no headphone obligation
Target – Apple TV (4th Generation) 32GB for $149.99 (no discount) + Extra 15% Off at Checkout ($127.49 total) – product link – was $25 off on Black Friday
Walmart – Quadrone Hybrid Drone for $99 (save $30) – product link – currently listed as $109 on Walmart’s website so wait for the confusion to clear so you know what you’re paying.