After the Black Friday crowds die down, buyers can take to the internet on Cyber Monday for even more holiday shopping. From storewide sales to discounts on electronics and travel, here are the best deals and places to shop this Cyber Monday.
WASHINGTON — Black Friday isn’t the only day for deals. The Monday after Thanksgiving, known as Cyber Monday, offers online bargains without the hectic crowds.
Here’s what to know as you navigate the virtual sales.
Gaming consoles are shaping up to be an especially discounted item. U.S. News reported that there are some compelling deals on the latest consoles, which are about a year old, since gaming companies have yet to release new ones this year.
If smaller electronics are more your speed, Amazon will be discounting some of its smart home devices. Echos, smart TVs, smart doorbells and smart security cameras could be on sale, U.S. News also predicts.
Got the travel bug? Many airlines are also rolling out discounts.
There’s even a time of day when those deals are best, according to Skyscanner.com, a travel fare search engine and website.
Skyscanner.com analyzed data from last year and estimated that the cheapest time to buy tickets will be at 2 p.m. on Cyber Monday. The most expensive flights were sold at 9 a.m. in 2017.
The website will update as airlines announce their deals, but last year’s discounts could be a good indication of what’s to come.
American Airlines’ 2017 sale included $100 off its domestic bundled vacation packages, as well as $150 off its international vacation packages.
United Airlines offered massive savings last year, including 68 percent off select resorts and $600 in resort credits. Costumers could also save up $250 on domestic flights last year. For Hawaiian and international vacations, the airline offered $400 off and bonus award miles.
Southwest Airlines offered savings up to $250 on flight and hotel packages last year. Costumers were also able to save $125 on U.S. destinations and $250 on international destinations.
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