Black Friday 2020 has come and gone, and hopefully you got some really good deals in there! However the deals aren’t over just yet - today is Cyber Monday, and a second chance at some great deals!
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday falls on the first Monday after thanksgiving, and marks the end of the Black Friday weekend with a sale of all the leftover items. It was coined in 2005, and has rapidly been gaining popularity ever since - sales grew 17% from 2018-2019 , and are expected to grow even more this year.
Traditionally the vast majority of the Black Friday sales happened in the high street stores, where the stock to be sold would be laid out Friday morning as the customers descended. When the dust had settled over the weekend, any stock that hadn’t been sold was put up for sale online as a smaller, second wave of sales. People that hadn’t found what they wanted, or were hungry for more deals, were allowed a second chance to find some great stuff.
That meant that Cyber Monday was historically fairly uninteresting, since it was only the dregs that hadn’t sold over the last 3 days. However over the last few years online retail has become far bigger, and more and more of the main Black Friday sales have migrated online. This is a win-win for shops and customers: shops can have sales active at the stroke of midnight on Black Friday without having to pay lots of staff, and customers don’t have to leave their warm beds to get great deals!
When you’ve had your fill of shopping, how about rounding off the Black Friday period with some charity? Giving Tuesday is held the day after Cyber Monday, and aims to balance out the spending with some giving - raising money for charity, donating goods to those in need, or pledging your time for various good causes. It’s a wonderful idea, and a worthwhile cause!
As Black Friday has moved online, Cyber Monday has become more potent, and has gained far better deals. Instead of being the dumping ground for anything that hasn’t already sold, shops are holding back stock from the main Black Friday sales, aiming to tempt late shoppers, or those that missed the original avalanche of deals.
Below you can find a list of the main deal pages for Cyber Monday deals across the main shops. We will be constantly monitoring the pages, and will be adding new deals to our own Deals Page as we find them:
2020 hasn’t exactly been a standard year, and indeed the sales this year are equally irregular. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means that most of the shops are unable to open as normal, and even if they were, the normal scrum of the sales won’t be possible. This means that online sales are the only viable method of holding the annual sales.
Given the fact that many shops have been closed for the majority of the year, and need to recoup as much money as possible, Black Friday 2020 has been exceptionally busy, and we expect that today’s Cyber Monday sales will be bigger than ever, full of great offers for the patient deal-hunter!
Cyber Monday traditionally offers a very similar array of products to Black Friday - you’ll currently find fantastic deals on:
Cyber Monday is a great chance to stock up on Christmas presents, if you haven’t already bought them over Black Friday. As well as saving money, it’s highly likely that the postal services will become overloaded in the run-up to Christmas, as everybody tries to mail packages or order online. This could lead to delays and potential problems with deliveries, as the postal service and couriers struggle to cope with the demand.
Kagoo advises buying your Christmas presents now, in order to guarantee timely delivery and avoid delays and disappointment