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5 Things Worth Buying On Cyber Monday Instead of Black Friday

This year, go beyond Black Friday and take advantage of the best Cyber Monday deals this huge online shopping day has to offer. While Black Friday is widely regarded as the biggest shopping day of the year, it may not be the best shopping day of the year, particularly in terms of price and convenience. Before you line up outside Walmart or Target early Friday morning, check out Cyber Monday ads for some of these products to determine if those deals are worth it. You will probably be surprised!

1. Brand Name Televisions

Brand name anything, really. Take a close look at the fine print on the Black Friday advertisements, and you’ll notice that all of their discounted TV’s are made by brands you’ve never heard of before. Who knows how long they’ll last? On Cyber Monday, however, the brands of televisions are clearly labeled online, so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.

2. Tools and Hardware

You may think Father’s Day or Black Friday are the best days to buy dad some new power tools, but these Cyber deals trump any other day. Home improvement stores, like Home Depot, are offering your choice of high-quality power tools for only $99, including anything from a miter saw to an air compressor.

3. Apparel

Clothing may not be the focus of Black Friday, but it is definitely one of the main selling points of the Cyber Monday sale. Higher-priced clothing stores, such as Nordstrom, North Face, and Puma, advertise even better deals on Cyber Monday for their apparel and shoes than on Black Friday.

4. Toys

Cyber deals on toys definitely trump the deals available on Black Friday. You can usually find these great prices during what some are now dubbing “Cyber Week,” which is the entire next week after Thanksgiving. Toys always decrease in price as Christmas draws closer, so just by waiting a few more days, you can significantly increase your savings.

5. Large Appliances

When it comes to quantity, Black Friday has more deals on large appliances, but when it comes to quality, you can’t beat the Cyber Monday sale. You can score name brand refrigerators, freezers, washers, and dryers at up to 30% off original prices. Plus who wants to haul around a huge appliance during the Black Friday madness when you could have it delivered to your door for free the next week?

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