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4 Things That Are BETTER to Buy on Cyber Monday

Black Friday is a great day to shop, but you'll find better deals on Cyber Monday for laptops, shoes, and travel.
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Black Friday is the shopping holiday some consumers wait for all year. But savvy shoppers know that not every deal is worth it that day. So how do you decide whether to snag an early deal, or wait for better savings on Cyber Monday?

We've rounded up the top four items that are better to buy on Cyber Monday, which is on November 27 this year. However, keep in mind that these are our general tips. There's certainly no law saying you won't find an excellent deal on any one of these items on Thanksgiving or Black Friday; it's just that you'll probably have better luck on Cyber Monday.

If you're planning to shop on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in addition to Cyber Monday, then be sure to check out our guide on what to buy each day.


Laptops on sale

Laptops

Cyber Monday always tends to have a slight edge over Black Friday when it comes to deals on laptops, and last year was no exception. While Black Friday technically had more deals overall, Cyber Monday had more Editors' Choice deals. That means the discounts were far better on Cyber Monday.

Black Friday might have more laptop sales, but Cyber Monday has the best laptop prices — especially if you're in the market for a mid-tier model.

Plus, doorbusters were big on Friday as usual, but they mostly included bargain-build machines rather than the mid-tier models that come on Monday. We're expecting a repeat performance this year, so if you want a better-equipped laptop at an Editors' Choice price, then Cyber Monday is definitely your best bet.


Airplance takes off

Travel

It might not seem like the day to look for deals on travel, but Cyber Monday is an excellent time to book that vacation you've been planning. This is another category where Black Friday had more deals overall, but Cyber Monday ruled when it came to Editors' Choice-worthy selections. In fact, Black Friday only had one single Editors' Choice travel sale, but Cyber Monday had seven.

SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals

It's particularly a great time to book hotel stays, vacation packages, and flights. Last year, about 48% of the deals on Cyber Monday were for hotels and vacation packages and 20% were for airfare. Shoppers could save up to 30% off in many cases, and even 50% off in a few deals as well.


Kitchen appliance shopping

Kitchen

Small kitchen appliances are huge when it comes to Black Friday shopping. They fill the doorbuster section of ad after ad, so if you need a new toaster, you might think Friday is the best day to snag one. But actually, your best bet would be on Thanksgiving or Cyber Monday. Both days last year had the same number of Editors' Choice deals, although Cyber Monday still had more kitchen deals overall.


Sneaker display

Shoes

Cyber Monday has been a great day for shoe deals for several years now. While a handful of boot deals will make an appearance, the day seems especially suited for buying more casual styles. Last year, about 54% of the shoe deals on Cyber Monday were for sneakers or athletic shoes. Thanksgiving was also a good day to check out the offerings, but Cyber Monday outpaced it when it came to total number of shoe deals as well as Editors' Choice picks.

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Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for CollegeCandy.com. Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
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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alwinston
Yeah, I got another one. Casper Secure Disc, normally $129, goes on sale on Cyber Monday. It is the only cloning program capable of cloning and resizing the clone of a bitlocker or PGP encrypted Windows 7 or Win10 disc to an exact copy of an encrypted disc. All other cloning programs will clone unencrypted, then you have to reencrypt. This program is unique, hence the $129 price tag...normally.