CYBER Monday is officially here and there are plenty of deals available at retailers including Amazon, Argos and Currys PC World.
However, with non-essential retailers in England having remained shut on Black Friday this year, plenty of deals have already been available online.
Cyber Monday shoppers are predicted to spend £2.5billion on deals today – topping Black Friday.
It comes as shoppers were anticipated to spend £2million-a-minute on Black Friday as bargain hunters queued to get onto websites like Boots.
Meanwhile, a PayPal outage on Friday saw customers in the UK and US unable to access accounts or make payments.
How to compare prices to get the best deal
JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.
There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.
Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.
Here are some that we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
- Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
Experts had predicted a huge spike in web demand – 70% bigger than last year.
Currys PC World shoppers have also been left furious after a Black Friday glitch saw hundreds of pounds wiped from their gift cards.
Below we round up our favourite Cyber Monday deals available.
Remember, just because items are in a Cyber Monday sale, it doesn’t mean you can’t find them, or something similar, cheaper elsewhere.
Always shop around before spending your money – we explain how to compare prices in the box above.
Amazon – All-new Echo Dot (4th generation)
- Was: £49.99. Now: £28.99. Save: £21 (save 42%) – buy now
Amazon’s popular all-new Echo Dot speaker with Alexa has been reduced as part of the e-commerce giant’s Cyber Monday deals.
It lets you voice control your entertainment and is ready to answer any questions you have about the weather, news and more.
Amazon – Jennifer Lopez Glow Eau de Toilette for Women, 100 ml
- Was: £41. Now: £15.79. Save: £25.21 (61%) – buy now
Glow by Jennifer Lopez is her signature scent and you can now get it for just £15.79 on Amazon.
The fragrance is a floral one, and said to be the scent of one’s skin when you just come out of the shower.
The Perfume Shop is selling the same scent for £19.99, down from £42, so you’ll save cash by shopping on Amazon.
Argos – BaByliss Velvet Orchid Hair Dryer
- Was: £34.99. Now: £17.49. Save: £17.50 (50%) – buy now
If you’re in the market for a new hair dryer this Cyber Monday, you’ll be pleased that Argos has reduced this BaByliss version by 50%.
It comes with two speed and three temperature settings, including a cool shot to set your style.
Lookfantastic.co.uk is selling the same hair dryer for £35, so you’re better off by shopping at Argos.
Argos – Morphy Richards 108266 Dune Jug Kettle
- Was: £29.99. Now: £14.99. Save: £15 (50%) – buy now
If your kettle has packed up, you may want to take a look at this Morphy Richards-branded one at Argos.
It has room for up to 1.5litres of water and comes with a rapid boil element.
Argos – Play-Doh Tools and Colour Party Arts and Crafts Activity Set
- Was: £20. Now: £10. Save: £10 (50%) – buy now
This activity set toy at Argos comes with eight cans of 1-ounce Play-Doh colours and four Play-Doh Colour Burst cans.
The set could be a fun preschool activity for kids aged three and over to spark their imaginations.
It’s sold exclusively at Argos, so you’ll have to shop at the retailer to get it.
Currys PC World – SHARK DuoClean Vacuum Cleaner – Rose Gold
- Was: £369. Now: £199. Save: £170 (46%) – buy now
With its DuoClean technology and it’s larger floorhead, the Shark vacuum cleaner lets you move from room to room without stopping to switch heads.
The gadget’s anti-hair wrap technology is also said to separate and remove all long, short and pet hair with ease.
Shark’s official website is also selling the vacuum cleaner for £199, down from £349.99.
Currys PC World – FITBIT Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa – Petal & Copper Rose
- Was: £199. Now: £129. Save: £70 (35%) – buy now
With the Fitbit Versa 2, you can easily monitor your health and fitness and get personalised guidance to motivate you.
The gadget also has Alexa voice control on hand to help you load a playlist, create a reminder, check the weather, and more.
Nintendo – Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
- Was: £49.99. Now: £33.29. Save: £16.70 (33%) – buy now
Nintendo Switch players will be pleased to know that Nintendo has slashed the prices of games in its Cyber Monday sales.
The Xenoblade Chronicles game, for example, has been reduced by 33%.
Amazon is selling the same game for £35.99, so you’ll save money by shopping on Nintendo’s official website.
Debenhams – Dorothy Perkins Orange Curved Cross Body Bag
- Was: £12. Now: £6. Save: £6 (50%) – buy now
If you’re after a new bag, you may want to check out this Dorothy Perkins one for just £6 at Debenhams.
The orange cross body bags is made from 100% polyster and measures 20cm wide and 6cm deep.
Dorothy Perkins also sells the bag on its official website, where it costs a pricier £7.20.
PrettyLittleThing – Chocolate Shoulder Paid Tailored Woven Jumpsuit
- Was: £30. Now: £25. Save: £5 (17%) – buy now
PrettyLittleThing slashed prices by up to 99% in its Black Friday sales, but most of the heavily discounted stock have since sold out.
However, there are still deals available in most sizes, including this stylish jumpsuit for £25.
In comparison, H&M is selling a similar jumpsuit in black for £27.99.
We explain all you need to know about Cyber Monday and how to find the best deals.
Plus, here are our tips on how to beat bad bargains with out top tips and tools.
We’ve previously revealed how prices could be cheaper before Black Friday.