This year’s Cyber Monday deals have now officially ended, over for another year. Hopefully, you got everything you needed and you, like us, are now turning your thoughts towards next year’s sale extravaganza. Yep, it’s a full year away but we’re always adding to this page our learnings, tips, tricks, and predictions and there’s no better time to do that than while the memories are still fresh in our minds.

So, what’s our main takeaway from covering 2021’s Cyber Monday deals? Well, firstly the big worries around ‘supply chain’ and stock issues in the build-up were mostly unfounded but it definitely paid to be shopping early this year. Apple products, Amazon devices, and consoles all sold out really quickly in 2021 and, even though it’s early days, we don’t think this trend will be going anywhere for 2022 – more on this below.

Aside from our thoughts on previous sales, we’ll also be adding our predictions for 2022’s upcoming Cyber Monday deals on this page in the following few months. In the meantime, you’ll find all the basic information you’ll need – when we expect deals to start, the types of deals we generally see over Cyber Monday, and whether Cyber Monday or the prior Black Friday event offers better deals.

Cyber Monday deals 2022: FAQ

Is Cyber Monday too late to get a good deal?

No it’s not, but just be aware that certain high-demand items might be sold out by the time that Cyber Monday rolls around. In 2021 we saw quite a few of the better deals on things like cheap laptops, Apple products, and consoles sell out within hours of being posted. Demand was pretty high, and retailer fears around supply chain disruption meant they were offering up their deals much earlier than before.

That said, there were still thousands upon thousands of Cyber Monday deals on offer in 2021 – more than enough to satisfy even the most selective of deals-hunter – and there are sure to be plenty more great options in 2022.

Cyber Monday 2022: the deals we expect to see

  • Laptops – discounted MacBook Airs, Dell XPS 13, Chromebooks, Ultrabooks
  • TVs – cheap 4K TVs from Amazon, LG OLED TVs, Samsung QLED TVs
  • Tablets – potentially lowest prices yet on M1 iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad 10.2
  • Smartwatches – again, lowest prices yet on Apple Watch 6 and SE
  • Games consoles – No PS5 / Xbox Series X, but Nintendo Switch likely
  • Headphones – AirPods, Sony WH-1000xm4, Galaxy Buds, all on sale
  • Phones – iPhone 13 and 12, Galaxy S21 unlocked, big Verizon deals
  • Cameras – Nikon, Sony, and Canon DLSRs and mirrorless cameras
  • Appliances – big sales on vacuums, air fryers, multi-cookers, instant pots
  • Mattresses – free accessories and upfront savings from leading online brands
  • Smart home – cheap Amazon Alexa devices, plus Google Nest

Tech remains the cornerstone of Cyber Monday deals and you can expect a ton of great prices on laptops, tablets, 4K TVs, phones, and smartwatches across the board. In recent year’s we’ve seen the event expand out to include other categories – namely appliances and mattresses being two crowd favorites.

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How do I get the best Cyber Monday deals in 2022?

First thing’s first, we’ll be rounding up all the best Cyber Monday deals right here on this page, so if you want an easy-to-navigate index of expert recommendations, just simply bookmark this page and revisit.

Regardless of whether you’ll be flying solo or not, however, we do still have some tips to help score the best possible Cyber Monday deals.

1. Check in early As with the prior Black Friday deals (which happen the Friday before Cyber Monday), we always recommend checking in early to see what’s on sale. While it’s not always a case of the ‘early bird gets the worm’, there are sometimes flash sales on sites like Amazon which are available for a limited time and in limited quantities. It’s also likely that a lot of the best deals from Black Friday will spill over into the weekend too, so it’s always worth it keeping an eye on things on Saturday and Sunday. 2. Know what you’re looking for We’d definitely recommend drawing up some sort of basic shopping list or a list of requirements well before Cyber Monday lands. For example, if you’re looking for gifts then shortlist a number of options based on personal research. If you’re looking for something like a 4K TV, set your budget, determine what size you need, and do a bit of reading in regards to brands and features. Similarly, with laptops you should think about what kind of specs and power you’ll need and visit sites like Dell and HP beforehand to gauge what they’re likely to offer on the day.

3. Be prepared to buy alternatives Following on from our second tip, we’d also recommend keeping an open mind in regards to what’s exactly going to be on sale. You may have a crystal picture of the exact laptop you want to buy beforehand but find it’s not as heavily reduced as another similar choice. In this case, it’s often best to be brand-agnostic if you want to bag the best Cyber Monday deals.

Which retailers have the best Cyber Monday deals

Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart tend to have the biggest overall sales over Cyber Monday – both in terms of the number of items on sale and in the steepness of the price cuts. We’d always advocate checking into those retailers first if you’re looking for the juiciest deals, especially if it’s on tech.

That said, there are a ton of other major stores that offer fantastic promotions over Cyber Monday. Big non-tech chains like Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Staples all run their own great sales which can cover everything from office furniture to clothing. Smaller, more specialized retailers are also fantastic if you know what you’re looking for – thing B&H Photo, Samsung, and DJI.

We’ve rounded up a few ‘mini-reviews’ for the top Cyber Monday retailers just down below, based on our own experience from covering their events.

2020’s best Cyber Monday deals