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Cyber Monday 2018 Preview: Amazon vs. Best Buy Biggest Deals

Published: November 21, 2018, 9:41 pm
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Amazon’s and Best Buy’s Cyber Monday deals are the most anticipated sales of the year. With Cyber Monday 2018 being five days away, these retail giants will be doing everything they can to win you over on the biggest online shopping day.

So, who to shop with on Cyber Monday, Amazon or Best Buy? Hopefully, this article will help you make your decision much easier. Both retailers have pros and cons and I will be digging a little deeper into that as well as their upcoming Cyber Monday sales.

Cyber Monday Ad Scans & Details:

I can’t stress the importance of releasing an ad scan for Cyber Monday. I think its extremely important and it also gives shoppers a chance to see and compare prices beforehand.

Best Buy released a 52-page ad scan for last year’s Cyber Monday sale. It seemed as though it was just a weekly flyer that Best Buy had extended from Black Friday. They had added a few Cyber Monday deals and called it their Cyber Monday ad scan.

Best Buy also released the ad scan a day before Cyber Monday, which I believe is not enough time for shoppers to thoroughly look through it. Would that be the case for this year? We shall see!

As far as Amazon goes, they never release an ad scan for their Cyber Monday sale. Instead, they post a press release every year with their Cyber Monday details and deals. I would rather see an ad scan over a press release. However, Amazon revealed many more deals last year than in previous years. The press release was revealed about three days before Cyber Monday.

All in all, I like the fact that Best Buy released a Cyber Monday ad scan. Nonetheless. I thought that Amazon’s Cyber Monday details were clearer and their deals were better organized. Amazon also gave shoppers enough time to view and compare their deals.

Free Shipping

Who doesn’t like free shipping, especially on Cyber Monday? Free shipping can make or break a sale and retailers know this. That is why this year you seen retailers not just offering free shipping but also waiving their minimum purchase order so shoppers would qualify for free shipping.

Luckily, Amazon and Best Buy have already waived their minimum purchase amount for free shipping during the holidays. Both of these retailers are winners in my book.

Deals

Who will have the better Cyber Monday deals, Amazon or Best Buy? I can’t say one will have the best overall deals over the other simply because their deals are different. Best Buy may offer discounts on iPads during Cyber Monday whereas Amazon won’t because they have their own devices to discount.

(Best Buy is mainly a tech and electronic retailer whereas Amazon is a marketplace with about every category you can think of)

However, I can give you my predictions on who will have the better deals in specific categories for Cyber Monday 2018:

Amazon

  • HDTVs
  • Toys
  • Gaming Accessories
  • Home Furnishing
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Amazon Devices: Kindle, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, etc.
  • Monitors
  • Fashion
  • Small Appliances
  • Cell Phones
  • Shoes

Best Buy

  • HDTVs
  • Apple Products: iPads, Apple Watch, MacBooks
  • PS4 & Xbox One Consoles & Bundles
  • Laptops
  • Headphones, Soundbars & Speakers
  • GPS & Dam Cams
  • Small Appliances
  • Cell Phones specifically iPhones & Samsung Galaxy

Amazon and Best Buy will both have great deals for Cyber Monday 2018. Don’t limit yourself to only these two retailers. It’s always good to compare deals with multiple retailers.

Also, check for incentives such as free shipping, gift cards, cash-back, coupons, etc. Know what you are going to buy beforehand. Don’t wait too long to purchase because items will go out of stock quickly on Cyber Monday.

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