Black Friday 2019 is over, so it’s time for the unofficial follow-up holiday, Cyber Monday, to take over. With the amount of online shopping that happens on Black Friday already, it’s really more of an extension of the long Thanksgiving weekend with an online focus. Of course, that doesn’t mean the deals that come with it can’t be just as good as some of the doorbusters we saw on Thursday and Friday, and you don’t even have to brave the cold to get them. But when does Cyber Monday 2019 start, and what kind of deals can you expect?
What is Cyber Monday, exactly?
Cyber Monday caps off the long holiday weekend that’s grown to include Thanksgiving and Black Friday over the years. The online shopping holiday was added to the lineup back in 2005 was created to encourage people to shop online and to compete with brick-and-mortar stores’ sales on Black Friday.
Don’t expect to see any deals on Cyber Monday that are better than what we saw on Black Friday, but you may see some of the most popular deals return, as retailers will hold back stock in order to have enough to sell on Cyber Monday. So if you didn’t snag that coveted console or game deal during Black Friday, you may have a chance on Monday.
When does Cyber Monday 2019 start?
Cyber Monday is always the Monday after Thanksgiving, and this year, that falls on December 2. However, deals will start at midnight or even earlier, depending on the store. Here’s what we know in terms of Cyber Monday start times for Amazon, Walmart, and more.
Amazon’s Cyber Monday 2019 sale has begun already. You can check out the Cyber Monday Countdown on its homepage now, along with the pre-Cyber Monday deals. Expect the best deals to launch on Monday, however.
Walmart has confirmed its Cyber Monday sale will begin at 12:01 AM ET on Monday, meaning Pacific Coast shoppers can get started around 9 PM on Sunday.
The website has already shifted over from Black Friday, so you can start browsing all the Best Buy Cyber Monday deals right now. However, one-day-only deals will also launch on Monday. No start time has been given.
The Target Cyber Monday sale has already launched and will run through December 8, so you get an entire week of deals. Target will also offer a Green Monday sale on December 9.
Ebay had some of the best deals around for Black Friday, and it’s already started its Cyber Monday promotion. New deals will be available every hour on Monday.
Digital game sales (Nintendo Eshop, Steam, PSN, Xbox Live)
All the major digital game sales will simply continue through Cyber Monday, containing the same deals they did for Black Friday.
Best Cyber Monday deals available now
Plenty of Black Friday deals are still available, and you can expect them to last through Cyber Monday. For the deals that have sold out, there’s a solid chance they’ll make a comeback next week, offering you another chance to snag the Nintendo Switch Lite or that Xbox One bundle you wanted. For now, check out some of the best Cyber Monday deals you can snag now–no need to wait until Monday.
Best Cyber Monday 2019 gaming deals
How to find the best Cyber Monday deals
While most major retailers will have competitive pricing during Cyber Monday, we’ve seen the best deals at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. GameStop’s deals were fairly lackluster during Black Friday, so don’t expect to find the best gaming deals at the brick-and-mortar retailer. However, look beyond the major retailers, and you’ll likely find even better prices at digital stores like Ebay, Rakuten, and Google Shopping. By offering various promo codes, these stores were able to beat the prices at major stores like Best Buy, and they’re perfectly legitimate places to shop, often offering free shipping as well.
To ensure you’re getting the best price, you can use CamelCamelCamel to check the price history on products at Amazon and browser extension Honey to find coupons from across the web. Browser add-on PriceBlink will also let you know if a specific product is cheaper elsewhere.
Of course, you’ll want to stay tuned to GameSpot, as we’ll be covering all the best deals for Cyber Monday 2019 through this weekend and next week. And remember: If you spot a good deal, hop on it fast, as the hottest products will sell out in the blink of an eye. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to follow GameSpot Deals on Twitter–we’ll keep you posted on the best deals in gaming and entertainment as we spot them. Plus, see our sister sites for more Cyber Monday tech deals, Cyber Monday kitchen deals, and Cyber Monday fashion and beauty deals.