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What to Expect From Walmart Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Walmart's Cyber Week sales have more than three times the number of deals as Black Friday and last for weeks.
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When it comes to Cyber Monday, Walmart's sales start earlier and end later than most. This lets you snag sales on just about everything without leaving the house or fighting crowds.

If that sounds like your perfect way to shop, here's everything you need to know to get the best bargains at Walmart on Cyber Monday.

When Will the Walmart Cyber Monday Sale Start?

Walmart doesn't do Cyber Monday so much as it does Cyber Week. Last year, the store's cyber sales kicked off on Black Friday at 12:01 am ET, so it makes sense to start your Cyber Monday shopping early. However, Walmart still has Cyber Monday-specific sales, which will start at 12:01 am ET on Monday.

SEE ALSO: 7 Ways Cyber Monday Is Different From Black Friday

When Is the Best Time to Shop?

Walmart's extra early online sales mean you'll have plenty of time to shop, so you don't necessarily have to rush into things. While there are a few doorbuster-style deals that'll sell out quickly, we expect most of Walmart's Cyber sales to last at least a week.

While there are a few doorbuster-style deals that'll sell out quickly, we expect most of Walmart's Cyber sales to last at least a week.

We recommend checking Cyber Week deals when they launch on Friday, and Cyber Monday deals when they launch on Monday. Even though few items go fast, try to check in close to midnight, especially if you want a particularly hot holiday item. If you can't make midnight, don't worry: new sales will be released throughout the day, and you're likely to find something new no matter when you check.

Does the Sale Continue Into Cyber Week?

Cyber sales will carry on throughout the week, with tons of new deals. Last year, despite "Cyber Week" officially starting on Friday, the week after had more than three times the number of deals as Black Friday. Be aware that these sales are more spread out than their Black Friday counterparts, so they'll require a slightly different shopping strategy. Instead of jumping online right at midnight when deals go live, the best way to shop Cyber Week is to check in intermittently to see which sales have been added.

SEE ALSO: What to Expect From Target Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Cyber Week deals are also likely to last the longest at Walmart, with many deals available for two weeks or more. As we said before, you won't need to rush into Cyber Week unless your heart is set on a particularly hot item.

What Will Be on Sale?

Walmart sells a huge range of products, which means you can find almost anything on sale. However, you'll find most of the discounts in home goods, toys, and electronics, with some solid sales on televisions and other must-have tech.

While big screens will have the biggest discounts, you'll find smaller televisions — in the 32" range — for around $150.

Last year we saw fantastic deals on super-size TVs, and we expect to see just as many this year. You could snag a Samsung 60" 1080p Smart TV for $579 with an $80 Walmart Gift Card (over $1,000 off retail!), Samsung 65" 4K Smart TV for $999 (also over $1,000 off retail), or a refurbished Vizio 70" 1080p Smart TV for just $700 (a $200 price low).

You're likely to find brand name TVs in the $500 range, or the biggest and best TVs for under $1,000. And while big screens will have the biggest discounts, you'll find smaller televisions — in the 32" range — by name brands like Samsung for around $150.

Walmart will also be a great place to shop for holiday gifts for your kids. Game consoles (particularly the Xbox One S), video games, and a wide range of toys (from Nerf to Play-Doh) will get deep discounts.

Special Tips for Shopping the Walmart Cyber Monday Sale

If you're looking to nab the best deals, you need to be aware of shipping fees — because not everything ships for free. Walmart offers free shipping for orders over $50, and doesn't typically offer better shipping deals for Cyber Week. Still, it's not that hard to spend $50 or pick your items up in-store to skip the delivery fee. Just be aware that shipping fees can apply, and you may need to hit a minimum order or pick items up at your local Walmart to avoid extra fees.

SEE ALSO: What to Expect From Best Buy Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Beyond that caveat, successfully shopping Walmart's Cyber Monday (and Cyber Week) sale doesn't have to be a hassle. Sales will start early and continue throughout Cyber Week, leaving you plenty of time to shop.

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Contributing Writer

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers.
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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Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)

I'm curious, was the item that was "sold out" one of the "doorbusters"?
This is what I received a day after ordering from Walmart Cyber Black Friday:
Thanks for your recent order. We're really sorry, but the items shown below are out of stock. Since we don't know when we'll get them in again, we've canceled the items from your order and won't charge you for them.