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4 Things That Are BETTER to Buy on Cyber Monday

Black Friday boasts a lot of great deals, but it's not the winner when it comes to clothing, shoes, and beauty.
Buy on Cyber Monday

Black Friday is grand, but not everything bags the best discount that day. Still, it can be hard to know if you should bite on those early deals, or hold out for a better bargain on Cyber Monday. That's why we've picked out the top four types of items that are best purchased during online shopping's biggest holiday, which is November 28 this year.

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Cyber Monday clothes

Clothing and Shoes

Clothes? On Cyber Monday? Strangely, yes! While we saw roughly the same number of clothing deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year, nearly twice as many of the deals we posted on Cyber Monday were hot enough to receive our Editors' Choice mark. It's not a bad time for shoe deals, either. More shoe deals were available on Black Friday, but (again) we noticed more Editors' Choice shoe deals on Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday travel


Travel is actually a great purchase to consider on Cyber Monday. We saw similar quantities of deals on Black Friday and Thanksgiving, but observed more Editors' Choice deals on Cyber Monday last year than on both of the other holidays combined.

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What kind of offers can you expect? In 2015 there were a lot of discounts on hotel bookings, including up to 30% off stays at Hilton Hotels and over 50% off bookings made through Travelocity. We also saw deals on flights and cruises.

Cyber Monday beauty

Beauty Products

Why would beauty supply stores hold major sales on Cyber Monday? It's not really clear, but it seems like they're all doing it! On Cyber Monday last year, we saw the best sitewide discounts ever from The Body Shop and stellar sales from Sephora, Bath & Body Works,, Lancome, E.L.F. Cosmetics, and more.

Many of these stores had better or more flexible sales on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday. For example, Perfumania offered stacking 25% off and $5 off $50 deals on Black Friday... only to take 30% off on Cyber Monday, in addition to the $5 off $50.

Cyber Monday electronics

What About Electronics?

Expect to see great sales on cell phones, tablets, and the like on Cyber Monday, though we can't say those sales are better than Black Friday week's offerings. For instance, Cyber Monday is just not a good day for iPhone sales (focus on Thanksgiving for those), and we saw an equal number of Android deals across all the shopping holidays last year.

SEE ALSO: What to Expect From Best Buy on Cyber Monday 2016

While Cyber Monday holds an edge over Black Friday on laptop deals, it's a slight one. As for tablets, you'll likely see terrific deals on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but we saw more Editors' Choice deals on Black Friday last year.

Readers, what do you typically hunt for on Cyber Monday? What are your favorite stores to check out? Let us know in the comments below.

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Contributing Writer

Formerly a content writer for DealNews, Erin Coduti now brings that experience to the blog team as a freelancer. Previously, she wrote for a television news station and a literary fan magazine.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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