You made it through #Thanksgiving unscathed physically and for the most part, emotionally too. In addition to eating our faces off + watching copious amounts of football/washing a sh*t ton of dishes, shoppers spent more than $5B online (source: Adobe). What's more, according to joint research I conducted with PayPal's aka the Holiday Money Habits Study for 2017, shopping at the dinner table increased to 22 percent up from 14 percent in 2017. We also found 42 percent of Americans will shop from the office, AND on average will spend more on gifts for their pets ($85) than their friends ($80).
If you weren't part of the mass exodus out of the malls and onto your computer, laptop or mobile device to shop this weekend you are in luck: #CyberMonday deals for 2017 are some of the best I've seen post recession.
To make it easier for you, I've broken it down by online store. Check in on my Facebook page later today for item specific price comparisons.
Walmart may own Black Friday, but Amazon, Best Buy and Ebay dominate Cyber Monday: Sale started November 25th, most will continue until 12:00 am November 28th.
Amazon Echo products: Original prices range from $179.00 for the Amazon Echo Show to $29.99 for the Amazon Echo Dot look for a savings of $20 to $50 WITH free shipping for Prime customers.
Cheap TVs: The most recent models from the best manufacturers aren’t going to be at rock bottom prices. If you are in the market for the lowest marked down TVs that are over 40inch HDTVs
Sceptre 40-inch 1080p smart TV for $179.99
TCL 43-inch 1080p smart TV for $239.99
TCL 49-inch 1080p smart TV for $279.99 (source: Forbes)
Best Buy: TV 2017 models
CEO Hubert Joley has taken the company and turned it around starting in 2012, and with the exception of its earnings miss last quarter, Best Buy still remains the top retailer for electronic deals specifically on newer model TVs. Get this:
LG 43- inch 4K smart TV for $279.99 (originally $429.99)
Sharp 60-inch 4K smart TV for $539.99 (originally $799.99) (source: Forbes)
Dell Home offers the Samsung 65 inch HDR LED Backlit Ultra HD Smart TV budled with a $200 Dell gift card AND free shipping. Deal ends November 28 at 7 am ET.
Best Buy had a slew of Apple deals on Black Friday, and while its Cyber Monday selections aren’t quite as extensive, you can still pick up select Macbooks and iMacs for $100-$150 less than usual.
What’s interesting is eBay is really stepping up their game when it comes to Cyber Monday. Known for off price/mostly pre-owned merchandise, these items are brand new and are on deep discount:
BeyerDynamic DT990 Headphones: $140 on Ebay (save $160)
BUT, If you are still keen on sticking to what you know/have a prime account I would head over to Amazon where you can get Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones for $200 Amazon (a savings of $100),
Free shipping: Amazon and Walmart will both offer free two-day shipping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 but there are differences. Walmart’s free shipping requires a minimum spend of $35 while Amazon requires a minimum spend of $25. But you can game the system at Amazon. Sign up for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime. (source: Forbes)
Need a visual? Check out my hit on Mornings with Maria from earlier today: