The best Cyber Monday deals 2018: make huge savings this November
Everything designers, artists and creatives need to know to score the best Cyber Monday deals this year.
The best Cyber Monday deals: everything you need to know
- When is Cyber Monday 2018?
- What we learned last year
- Where to find the best deals
- Tips for getting the best deals
- The best pre Cyber Monday deals
Cyber Monday 2018 is less than two months away – and with it, huge savings for designers, artists and creatives, if you know where to look. We'll be working around the clock to bring you the very best Cyber Monday deals, so bookmark this page and make sure you head back on the 26 November.
If there's one thing we've learned from Cyber Monday in years past, it's that the single-day shopping event has some of the biggest savings to be found during Black November. The problem is, there are a lot of non-deals, too. And when you're right in the middle of the bargain-hunting frenzy, it can be difficult to tell the two apart.
That's why we'll be sifting through all the offers to bring you the best Cyber Monday deals from the most reputable retailers – you'll find them right here, first. So whether you're based in the US, UK or around the world, check back in closer to the time for the biggest creative hardware and software Cyber Monday savings.
In the meantime, here's everything you need to know to prepare for Cyber Monday 2018...
When is Cyber Monday 2018?
Cyber Monday falls on 26 November this year, three days after Black Friday on the 23 November. While Black Friday is a frenzied cacophony of high street and online deals, Cyber Monday was originally conceived by savvy marketers as a way to sell more of their wares online, back when online shopping wasn’t as prevalent as it is today.
According to those in the know, Cyber Monday sees a wider range of deals across individual retailers. It's less about one-off discounts, and more about lower prices generally.
Of course, if stores need to shift stock they’ll follow-up Black Friday discounts with further reductions on Cyber Monday – so expect one-off deals too.
What we learned from Cyber Monday 2017
Last year, we saw some fantastic savings on creative hardware, software and resources. We brought you all the best Cyber Monday deals for designers here on Creative Bloq, and while doing so, here’s what we found:eBay and Amazon offered the best Cyber Monday deals on Apple products and Wacom drawing tablets Unsurprisingly, superseded products saw serious discounts. Amazon cut over $1,000 off its Surface Book stock, following the launch of the Surface Book 2The Microsoft Store was ripe with large discounts across its Surface familyDell hosted some huge tech bargains directly on its website, tooAdobe did Cyber Monday. It slashed its Creative Cloud software by 20%Other creative software also made competitive discounts, so it's worth waiting for Black November if you can
Where to find the best Cyber Monday deals
As mentioned, we’ll be rounding up the best Cyber Monday deals for designers, illustrators and creatives right here on this page.
However, if you want to browse retailer websites directly – and it’s worth having a look now to get a grasp of prices and specs, and to sign up for for early Cyber Monday deals alerts – here are the retailer links you need…
Cyber Monday US: Adobe deals| Amazon Cyber Monday 2018 | Microsoft Store | Dell Store | Target Cyber Monday 2018 | Kohl's Cyber Monday 2018 | eBay Cyber Monday 2018 | Best Buy Cyber Monday 2018 | NewEgg Cyber Monday 2018 | Walmart Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday UK: Adobe deals |Amazon Cyber Monday 2018 | Microsoft Store | Dell Store | John Lewis Cyber Monday 2018 | Very.co.uk Cyber Monday 2018 | Currys Cyber Monday 2018 | Argos Cyber Monday 2018 | Tesco Direct Cyber Monday 2018 | eBay Cyber Monday 2018 | Mobiles.co.uk Cyber Monday 2018
Cyber Monday 2018: tips for getting the best deals
The brilliant Surface Book saw dramatic cuts on Cyber Monday 2017
Get the best Cyber Monday deals this year by following these pro tips...
01. Know what you want to buy
Create a list of items you want to purchase over Black Friday. Knowing what you want to buy is the best way to avoid becoming swept up in the moment and purchasing something you don't want.
02. Do your research
Avoid bad deals by doing your research ahead of the day. Swot up on the product you want, which specs you're after and what the price usually is. Read the reviews and find out who the best manufacturers are.
03. Compare prices
To get a solid idea on product prices, try using price-comparison internet shopping sites like PriceGrabber.com.
04. Check the extras
Always make sure you check the specs before buying a product – and look at the extras. Does it come with accessories? Are there any hidden postage and packaging charges?
05. Consider payment options
We certainly don’t promote the idea of racking up huge credit cards bills with big interest rates – but do bear in mind that many credit cards offer benefits like free warranties, return protection and sale price protection. It's worth checking whether you're eligible for any such benefits and consider paying by credit card.
06. Invest in an Amazon Prime subscription
Prime users – including anyone on a free trial – are offered an exclusive 30-minute early access period to all Amazon Lightning Deals. An Amazon Prime subscription will cost you £79/$99 per year.
The best pre Cyber Monday deals
Don't worry if you can't wait until Cyber Monday to bag a bargain. There are plenty to be had on creative hardware, software and resources right now.
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