Cyber Monday 2017: everything you need to know about this year’s deals

Xbox One S

Sony’s console wasn’t the only one that online stores were happy to flog for a discount, because the Xbox One S featured in many a deal too: on Amazon you could pick up an Xbox One S and two games for less than £200.

Gaming laptops

Speaking of laptop deals, Cyber Monday shoppers could get a bumper £200 knocked off the cost of the ASUS GL552VW 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop, down from £999.99 to just £799.99 during the course of the day.

Games consoles

Consoles are always primed for discounts come Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and 2017 should be no different. We’re expecting to see some deals done on the PS4 Slim, the PS4 Pro, and maybe even Microsoft’s Project Scorpio — if it’s out in time. Whether or not the new Xbox is around for Cyber Monday 2017, the old ones could well be discounted too.

iPhone 8

It sounds like Apple is planning something very special indeed for the iPhone 8, and given that Apple products are always popular on Cyber Monday, we’d expect to see some decent offers for Cyber Monday 2017. Look for network operators reducing the up-front cost of Apple’s new handset, and Apple itself dishing out gift cards and special offers for the day.

DSLR cameras

DSLR cameras are similar to big screen TVs in some ways — expensive bits of kit that people don’t necessarily rush to replace very often. With a slew of new models already out this year and due to arrive before the end of 2017, Cyber Monday could be the perfect opportunity to save a few pounds or a few hundred pounds on that camera you want.

Cyber Monday 2017 FAQ: what it is, when it happens and where to get the best deals

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after the Thanksgiving Thursday, marking the end of four straight days of eye-catching deals and the start of the holiday shopping season.

When is Cyber Monday 2017?

Cyber Monday 2017 will be Monday, November 27 this year, so get your credit and debit cards primed for the occasion.

So what’s Black Friday 2017?

Black Friday is the Friday before Cyber Monday, just after Thanksgiving. The two days bookmark the weekend and are often pretty similar in terms of discounts.

Are Cyber Monday deals genuine?

Most of the time, yes, though keep your wits about you and make sure you’re checking a reputable guide (such as this one) for some tips. Many deals have been planned and agreed in advance, though you will sometimes get stores announcing spontaneous discounts in response to market demand.

Where can I find the best Cyber Monday deals?

Here on TechRadar we’ll be doing our very best to pick out the cream of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for you, so you don’t have to refer to any other guide — stick with us and we’ll bring you all the hits and some of the misses from the store sales.

How do I get the best Cyber Monday 2017 deals?

Try not to get too carried away with the thrill of bargain hunting and work out how much you have to spend in advance. Also, do your research online to find out how much goods were selling for before Cyber Monday — sometimes those discounts aren’t quite as huge as they might appear.

There’s nothing wrong with being spontaneous, as long as you can afford it, but the more planning you put in the better — then you can tell which sales are worth going for and which aren’t (watch out for outdated tech that the stores are trying to shift. Finally, keep this page bookmarked for the weekend.

Can I get cashback on Cyber Monday deals?

Sometimes, yes. Your debit card or credit card may offer cashback on purchases, and sites such as Quidco often offer cashback for new customers of big-name online shops. It’s definitely worth looking into, not just for Black Friday but for any online shopping.

Am I protected when I buy on Cyber Monday?

Yes, as with any other day. In the UK, purchases made from a company online are covered by a wealth of consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Contracts Regulations, which cover areas like delivery and returning faulty goods.

How can I stay safe on Cyber Monday?

Wherever there’s a crowd, the scammers gather too, so stay safe out there. Make sure you’re doing your browsing through a modern, updated browser on a modern, updated operating system with your security tools carefully configured, and avoid any sketchy-looking emails (or indeed Facebook posts) promising Cyber Monday deals that are too good to be true or lead to sites you’ve never heard of.

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