Cyber Monday 2021: here’s everything you need to know
After the special promotional offers and Thanksgiving weekend sales, comes her brother, Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday. The online event marks the second largest annual shopping festival in the world and is scheduled to take place on November 29, 2021. Ahead of Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday 2021, here’s everything you need to know about the event, including exclusive offers that you should consider.
What is Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday?
Unlike its brick and mortar counterpart (Black Friday), Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday is a business event based on e-commerce websites. The tradition emerged in the early 2000s, when retailers noticed an increase in online shopping every Monday after Thanksgiving. People who couldn’t afford to spend the time or energy on Black Friday sales would look for great deals online.
First established in November 2005, Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday provides consumers with a hassle-free way to purchase products online, while supporting e-commerce retailers. Stores like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target have huge discounts across multiple categories and run it in the wake of Black Friday. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday sales hit a record high of US $ 10.8 billion spent by buyers.
Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday Sales Tips
Wish list or favorite of your products before the sale is launched is a great way to remember and quickly access the web page. During such business events, servers tend to be affected due to the increased number of customers trying to access the website.
Follow media personalities and retailers on social media ensures that you stay up to date as soon as the desired product goes live. Example – Whenever a PlayStation 5 console went on sale this year, the media or journalists would immediately notify their subscribers.
Compare base prices and shipping costs with other retailers and sales from the previous year is a great way to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Here, setting a firm budget should help you overcome the temptation.
And finally comes the subject of Online security. You should only look for offers on official sites. This can be done either by checking the URL, looking for the ‘HTTPS lock’ symbol, or not typing the product name into the Google search bar. In such occasions, crooks tend to poison the internet with malicious links that emulate real gateways. It is therefore suggested to use the retailer’s internal search engine.
Best deals to enjoy on Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday
While Black Friday and Cyber â€‹â€‹Monday are not a big deal in India, several companies are taking advantage of the hype to offer huge discounts on electronics.
Mi.com is offering massive discounts on the Mi Air Purifier 2 (Rs 5,999), Redmi phones, and other accessories. The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop P, which was originally listed at Rs 29,999 is now available at Rs 21,999. Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 5 also gets a small discount and sells for Rs 2299.
On Croma’s online store, the Samsung Galaxy S21 + received a significant discount, dropping the price from Rs 81,999 to Rs 60,999.
The One Plus 9 5G smartphone is listed on Amazon with a discount coupon of Rs 5,000 to Rs 49,999. When exchanging your old phone, the e-commerce giant will offer you up to Rs 14,900 off.
Dyson is also having a Black Friday sale on its website. The Dyson Purifier Hot + Cool is listed at Rs 47,515, down from the original price of Rs 66,900. Meanwhile, the WiFi-enabled Dyson Pure Cool TP03 Link Tower air purifier is listed on Croma for Rs 24,900 .
Additionally, there are a lot of gaming platforms that have deals on their websites, which you can check out here. The Epic Games Store is also having a Black Friday sale until November 30, 2021, all at Indian prices. Steam also launched its annual fall sale offering discounts on titles like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Deathloop.