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When Is Cyber Monday 2019: How To Get The Best Cyber Monday Deals And More

As Black Friday turns into Cyber Monday, here's what we can expect.

When it comes to sales, nothing really surpasses the mania surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which together make up the biggest long shopping weekend of the year. Whether you've got your eye on a new console, game, or piece of tech, there's no better time to snag the products on your wishlist at a discount. But if you're planning to do your shopping on Cyber Monday, it's still important to have a plan and know what to expect. While you may not see the other shoppers grabbing things off shelves and tossing them in their carts, know that the best deals will still sell out quickly online. Here's everything you need to know to prepare for Cyber Monday 2019.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is basically an extension of Black Friday, except you're sitting at a desk pretending to work while browsing deals instead of physically shoving your way through crowded stores (although many Black Friday deals are, thankfully, available online as well). The online shopping holiday is relatively new, dating back only to 2005, and it was created to encourage people to shop online and to compete with brick-and-mortar stores' sales on Black Friday.

The online-only deals may not be as good as the doorbuster sales on Black Friday, but since those brick-and-mortar deals tend to have low stock and long lines, you really can't beat the ease and convenience of shopping on Cyber Monday (and online shopping in general).

When is Cyber Monday 2019?

Cyber Monday is always the Monday after Thanksgiving, and this year, that falls on December 2. Because of Black Friday, many sales will run that entire weekend and even into the following week, but certain deals will become available only on that Monday.

Best Cyber Monday 2019 deals to expect

Many retailers have released their Black Friday 2019 ads, giving us an overview of the best deals that'll be available Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, those ads tend to focus on the weeks leading up to and during Black Friday rather than Cyber Monday. In our experience, we won't learn about the best Cyber Monday deals until days before it happens.

Cyber Monday deals will be similar to what we see during Black Friday, and you can check out our full Black Friday 2019 guide for more information on those deals. That said, we don't recommend waiting until Cyber Monday if you see a good deal on Black Friday; it's highly unlikely any Cyber Monday deals will top those we see on that Friday. It's more likely that some of the best Black Friday deals will be restocked for Cyber Monday.

Some of Cyber Monday's best deals will include the PS4 Slim holiday bundle with God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and The Last of Us Remastered for $200. We expect this bundle will sell out fast, but it may see a restock on Cyber Monday. Nintendo's officially holiday bundle, the Nintendo Switch (old model) with a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $300, kicks off on November 28 and will likely be available until Cyber Monday. Otherwise, it's hard to say exactly which deals may continue into Cyber Monday. The new wave of deals for Cyber Week will probably be announced right after Black Friday, and we'll be ready to update this story with all the best deals when they're available.

How to get the best Cyber Monday deals

The same way you get the best Black Friday deals: by paying attention to what retailers announce the weekend before Cyber Monday and having a plan for what products you want. You can also use CamelCamelCamel to check the price history on products at Amazon and browser extension Honey to find coupons from across the web. Browser add-on PriceBlink will also let you know if a specific product is cheaper elsewhere.

Of course, you'll want to stay tuned to GameSpot, as we'll be covering all the best deals for Cyber Monday 2019 once they're announced. And remember: If you spot a good deal, hop on it fast, as the hottest products will sell out in the blink of an eye. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to follow GameSpot Deals on Twitter--we'll keep you posted on the best deals in gaming and entertainment as we spot them. Plus, see our sister sites for more Cyber Monday tech deals, Cyber Monday kitchen deals, and Cyber Monday fashion and beauty deals.

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