Cyber Monday: Here's What To Expect

Irving Hamilton
November 20, 2018

But, except for a few retailers that only sell electronics and gadgets, most big stores out there also have a ton of deals a wide variety of products.

Historically, Cyber Monday has been a single day of online sales, but now, it's a week-long event (called Cyber Week) that follows weeks of pre-Black Friday and Black Friday sales.

Find out more about Black Friday, including when it is and how to find genuine deals, in our guide to Black Friday. There's a website called camelcamelcamel that allows you to view price history for over 18 million products on Amazon. Not all the deals and offers are worth your time and money, and certainly not all of them make sense to buy from India. Black Friday falls on the 23 November 2018 - ensure you read our tips on bagging a bargain before then if you're planning to hit the shops. In case you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below or directly on Twitter and Facebook.

Should you skip Black Friday?

For most Indians, Black Friday has an entirely different meaning. But in the USA, it is the day after Thanksgiving Day. In fact, most of the biggest retailers have already released their Black Friday ads, so we largely know what deals to expect in terms of video games and entertainment (you can find details about all the Black Friday sales here).

Which retailers will have the best Cyber Monday deals? Last year, shoppers spent a total of $58.3 billion during Black Friday sale in the US. Some 46% of products were cheaper than their Black Friday price on at least one day during the six months afterwards. This year, it's on November 26.

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Yes. Some of the biggest online retailers who offer Black Friday deals do ship internationally.

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Not all the deals and offers are worth your time and money, and certainly not all of them make sense to buy from India. Should I buy on Black Friday? Just make sure you don't buy heavy products because the shipping will break your budget.

You get the idea. These services charge you for shipping and you'll have to pay whatever custom duties are charged at the port of entry in India.

Where to look for Black Friday deals while shopping from India?

But this doesn't include the entire inventory. With savings both in-store and online, the item you want will most likely be discounted. It is worth mentioning here again that no matter what sites you pick, you'll have to consider you the global shipping and local import duties as well.

In previous years, we've also found rubbish products on sale over the Black Friday weekend - don't get duped in to buying a dud and check our reviews before parting with your cash. Then visit the online stores that ship to India and add those products on your online wish list.

"For example, a 60" 4K TV, was advertised at £799 by Amazon on Black Friday a year ago but this wasn't actually its cheapest price. Make sure you're prepared, and don't buy based on the claimed discount alone.

Should I buy on Black Friday?

We will update it when the sales go live with all the best tech deals to be had.

Buying smartphones from the United States could be a bit tricky.

Generally, the same retailers that have Black Friday sales will try to keep customers coming back on Cyber Monday.

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