Black Friday vs Cyber Monday – what’s the difference and which day is best for deals?

BLACK Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the biggest shopping days in the UK – but what’s the difference between them?

Both days promise consumers the chance to bag a bargain as retailers across the UK slash their prices, here’s what the savvy shopper needs to know

 Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, this year Black Friday falls on Friday, November 29


Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, this year Black Friday falls on Friday, November 29Credit: Alamy

What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Black Friday is the day after the Thanksgiving.  In 2019 that’s November 29 – TODAY.

Each year, big retailers like Amazon, Argos and Morrisons use Black Friday to give massive price reductions to shoppers just before Christmas kicks in.

The discounts keep on going until Cyber Monday, which is always the first Monday after Black Friday, so this year it will fall on December 2.

Apart from these days, there are a couple of other differences between the two, one is that Cyber Monday deals only apply to online shops while Black Friday is in store as well.

Also, Cyber Monday is a strictly 24-hour shopping window but in recent years Black Friday has tended to be a five-day long affair.

Which day is best for bargains?

Black Friday:
– Technology saw almost 85% more data storage deals then Cyber Monday
– Apple products are only reduced on the day
– More deals on small appliances, cutlery, and kitchenware
Cyber Monday:
– Clothing saw 45% more deals than Black Friday
– There were 50% more deals on shoes
– More deals on beauty products

Which day is best for discounts?

It’s difficult to say categorically which day is better for discounts because the answer depends on what you’re looking to buy.

If you’re hoping to bag a bargain in technology, small appliances, cutlery, kitchenware or Apple products then Black Friday is best for you.

There’s always plenty of deals on tech.

But, if you’re looking for clothing, toys, shoes or beauty, you should consider shopping on Cyber Monday as previous years have had better price reductions on the day.

Top Black Friday deals

Martin Lewis reveals his best Black Friday deals

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