Cyber Monday 2016: What is it, when is it and where are the best deals?

Black Friday’s little brother is right around the corner – here’s all you need to know

The best Cyber Monday deals for tech and gadgets 2016

Where Black Friday’s annual bargain-fest once brought hoards of penny-saving shoppers to the doors of stores in the US and, more recently, the UK, its online sibling has since stolen much of the melee for itself.

Meet Cyber Monday: the digital equivalent of the cut-price rampaging first introduced by Black Friday, where quick-fingered clickers and speedy bargain-browsers can snap up seriously tasty prices on top tech.

Sure, there’ll be everything from cut-price pottery to inexpensive sneakers, but the properly appealing deals live in the gadget category: tablets, TVs, cameras and more will all grace the virtual shelves of shops such as Amazon, Tesco and Currys.

Worried you’ll miss out on some wicked-cheap kit? Look no further than our guide to Cyber Monday 2016.

WHAT IS CYBER MONDAY 2016?

WHAT IS CYBER MONDAY 2016?

In simple terms, it’s a rapid-fire sale of epic proportions. Retailers slash price tags on a whole host of hot products – including heaps of high-end tech.

Falling on the Monday after America’s Thanksgiving weekend, it’s purposefully placed to tap into Black Friday hysteria that peaks the week before – and signals the start of the Christmas shopping carnival.

As the annual extravaganza has expanded, so too has the number of places jumping on the spending spree bandwagon – with 2016 set to see a whole host of marketplaces, stores and tech makers delivering delicious discounts.

The best news? All you need to worry about is choosing what to buy. We’ll have the top crop of price cuts and super savings, right here.

WHEN IS CYBER MONDAY 2016?

This year, Cyber Monday comes on November 28 – or, at least, that’s the official date.

As both Black Friday and Cyber Monday have grown it’s become harder and harder to stick a smartphone between them: from weekend deals to Cyber Week, Cyber Monday 2016 is set to offer more deals, for longer, than ever before.

As for the deals themselves, they can occur at any time, day or night. Some will start at midnight, others in the wee hours of the morning. Best unearth that flask, then.

Still, at least the late nights should be worth it: we’ll be here with all the dates and times for the best gadgets going.

WHAT SHOULD YOU BUY ON CYBER MONDAY 2016?

WHAT SHOULD YOU BUY ON CYBER MONDAY 2016?

Whatever’s on your wish list. Seriously: like Black Friday, Cyber Monday has increasingly seen every category of pretty kit have its prices cut – and 2016 is set to be no exception.

From 4K TVs to gaming machines, the whole gadget world tends to see a good reduction come Cyber Monday.

Those in the market for tablets and smartphones should do especially well, as these often undergo hefty price slices (with contract costs drastically reduced), whilst games consoles – particularly the PS4 and Xbox One – regularly appear with big reductions from their RRPs.

As for media hoarders, Blu-ray bargains are ten-a-penny come Cyber Monday, whilst everything from action cams to bluetooth speakers tend to find their way into the bargain bins.

WHAT WILL THE SAVINGS BE ON CYBER MONDAY 2016?

There’s no denying the need to be savvy: unlike the early years of Cyber Monday madness, online stores are now wise to consumer buying habits during the spend-a-thon – and many so-called discounts are in fact the same price cuts you can find during the rest of the year.

With marketing budgets boosted, it pays to play smart with your deal-hunting. Retailers love to encourage a sense of urgency – which means you’ll need your wits about you to cut through the chaff and get straight to the smart savings.

You can put down your sleuthing hat, though. Come Cyber Monday 2016, we’ll be here to link you up with the best offers going – steering well clear of the phoney penny-savers.

SHOW ME THE CYBER MONDAY 2016 STEALS!

SHOW ME THE CYBER MONDAY 2016 STEALS!

We’d love to – but it’s just too soon. Like a good breakfast egg, the best bargains take a little while to boil, so bear with us before sticking your toasted soldier in the yokey delight of a Cyber Monday purchase.

When the discounts are served up come November we’ll stick them straight on here, all for your spending pleasure. In the meantime, be sure to tidy up that wish list – and browse the links below to whet your appetite for an overdraft-happy splurge.

Argos Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Amazon Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Carphone Warehouse Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Currys Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Debenhams Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Game Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Microsoft Store Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Tesco Cyber Monday 2016 deals

Zavvi Cyber Monday 2016 deals

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