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Best Buy Cyber Monday Is Now Live! Here Are the Top 10 Deals

Cyber Monday deals will beat out Black Friday deals at Best Buy.
Best Buy Cyber Monday

Update: Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale has already begun, and true to form, the store is offering some great deals.

Check out our top picks from the sale below, to make the most of your money, or read on to see what's still to come on Cyber Monday.

Note that many of these deals will require you to pay via Visa Checkout to get the price.

Tips for Shopping at Best Buy on Cyber Monday

Best Buy is one of the most popular stores for Cyber Monday shopping, with discounts on video games, electronics, smartphones, tablets, and more. But with so much variety to be had, it can be hard to know when to pounce on a particular product. We've put together a handy guide to help you get the "best buys" from Best Buy this Cyber Monday.

Wait Until Monday for the Best Cyber Deals

Like most of the other major retailers, Best Buy will probably begin offering "Cyber" sales on Sunday to capitalize on consumer enthusiasm. Last year we saw a Cyber Rush sale on Sunday, which morphed into a Cyber Savings Event on Monday.

Like most of the other major retailers, Best Buy will probably begin offering "Cyber" sales on Sunday to capitalize on consumer enthusiasm.

While the 2015 Sunday offer did feature some notable deals, these were mainly on minor electronics like batteries, remotes, and computer accessories. Monday was actually a much better day for nabbing a decent deal.

Cyber Monday to Feature Better Deals Than Black Friday

Granted, Thanksgiving is likely to be the all-around best day to shop at Best Buy during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday period. This is because Best Buy is one of the retailers most responsible for that dreaded Black Friday creep. For the last two years, Best Buy has run doorbuster deals on Thanksgiving from 5 pm through 1 am local time.

SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for Cyber Monday 2016

The good news is that our research into Best Buy's past sales habits shows that, apart from Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is the best day to score savings. We typically expect to see a higher quantity and caliber of deals on this day, leading to a greater number of offers being marked with our illustrious Editors' Choice seal of approval.

The bad news is that this trend is constrained to Cyber Monday itself and we predict a drastic reduction in sales from Tuesday on. Last year we experienced about 50% fewer deals compared to Black Friday week. We did still see a "Cyber Deals Sale" on the Friday after Cyber Monday, but it wasn't anywhere near as hot.

Plan to Shop for Electronics

Best Buy has traditionally focused its sales on electronics, ranging from laptops and computer components, to small appliances like mixers and vacuums. Last year, some of the hottest offers included a 50" TV for $270 (a savings of $110) and a Canon laser printer at $75 (a $38 low).

Best Buy has traditionally focused its sales on electronics, ranging from laptops and computer components, to small appliances like mixers and vacuums.

Some of Best Buy's most noteworthy offers have been for audio-visual equipment like speakers. The most popular Cyber Monday deal we saw in this category last year was a $130 price low on a pair of Bose wireless Bluetooth headphones. We also saw discounts on receivers, speakers, and streaming media players.

If you're hoping to bag a new smartphone or tablet, Cyber Monday is a good day to shop. Last year we saw savings of up to $200 on smartphones, including the Apple iPhone 6s, Moto 4X, and an unlocked Windows 8.1 phone. The iPhone 6s is particularly noteworthy because it even beat Target's Black Friday offer by $50.

Don't Expect Top Video Games to be Reduced

Another major category where we expect to see savings is video games and accessories, with offers similar to last year's BOGO 50% off sale on Nintendo 3DS games. But don't expect the latest and greatest titles to be discounted. Last year we saw Snoopy's Grand Adventure on Xbox 360 and Wii U for $15, two Disney Infinity figures for $7, and the Skylanders Trap Team starter pack for PS3 for $15.

What Not to Shop For on Cyber Monday

While Best Buy excels at electronics deals, there are some categories where deals are surprisingly lacking. Cameras and camcorders were sadly excluded from deal-worthy discounts throughout the Black Friday-Cyber Monday period last year. Other (perhaps less surprising) omissions were items in the health and fitness category, although we did see a Microsoft Band Fitness Tracker for just a few cents more than its Editors' Choice price direct at the Microsoft store.

SEE ALSO: The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2016

Of course many consumers use the shopping holiday to stock up on presents for their near and dear. But Cyber Monday at Best Buy may not be the best place to shop for your nearest and dearest, despite an exciting range of toys, games, and drones on offer. Apart from the video games and accessories we mentioned earlier, we saw very few toy offers last year and sadly can't see this year being any better.

Readers, are you planning to shop at Best Buy on Cyber Monday? What deals are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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Associate Travel Editor

Paula Bradley has taught English in Japan and Italy, and she has written for several e-zines aimed at Westerners living abroad. She uses her experience across the six continents to inform her travel features at DealNews.
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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