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Best Cyber Monday deals — sales to expect in 2021

Cyber Monday deals

November is still weeks off and Cyber Monday deals are probably the last thing on your mind right now. However, Cyber Monday 2021 will be here before you know it. Since it's the biggest retail holiday of the year, we're getting a jump start on our Cyber Monday deals coverage. 

Currently, we're seeing September sales from the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. They're offering discounts on everything from laptops to backpacks. Some of the deals are all-time price lows. Just last month we saw the MacBook Air M1 on sale for just $749. That beats last year's best Cyber Monday deals for this Editor's Choice laptop. 

However, October is upon us and we're closer to Cyber Monday deals than you think. Given that Cyber Monday deals are the lowest prices of the year, we can expect 2021's best deals to drop even lower. 

For reference, some of the best Cyber Monday deals of the previous year include 75-inch 4K TVs from $499 and AirPods from $99. 

When it comes to Cyber Monday deals on consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X still remain as elusive as ever. We predict that even the recently announced Nintendo Switch OLED will be extremely difficult to find. It's expected to go on sale October 8 and we recommend you buy it asap, because it will likely see extreme shortages as Cyber Monday deals begin. 

Beyond tech, Cyber Monday deals also discount kitchen appliances, such as Instant Pots, air fryers, and coffee machines. There are also excellent discounts on mattresses with epic dollar-off discounts on some of our favorite brands like Nectar, Casper, Purple, and more. Expect to save as much as $500 on a new mattress.  

The next few weeks will be filled with various deals, but we'll keep our eyes on Cyber Monday deals and bring you the latest Cyber Monday 2021 updates as soon as we learn them. 

When is Cyber Monday 2021

Cyber Monday 2021 will fall on Monday, November 29. However, Cyber Monday sales will begin way in advance of that date. Some of the earliest Cyber Monday deals we've seen have started on Thanksgiving Day. Likewise, many Cyber Monday sales will also extend beyond November 29 and last through the first week of December. 

Cyber Monday deals and PS5

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When it comes to Cyber Monday deals on consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X still remain as elusive as ever. We predict that even the recently announced Nintendo Switch OLED will be extremely difficult to find as well. (It's expected to go on sale October 8). Make sure to follow our PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock coverage for tips on how to get a console before the holiday rush. 

iPhone 13 and Cyber Monday deals

Good news for anyone who wants to buy a new iPhone 13. Last year, Cyber Monday deals dropped the price of the then recently announced iPhone 12 to $0. Although iPhone 13 deals are already offering Apple's new phone for free, we expect to see bigger trade-in discounts as we get closer to Cyber Monday. Yes, there will be hoops to jump through — you'll likely be required to trade-in your old phone and open a new unlimited data plan — but expect to see generous Cyber Monday deals on Apple's latest devices. 

Home discounts and Cyber Monday

From blenders to mattresses, we expect to see massive discounts on all things related to the home. KitchenAid appliances, for instance, usually see discounts of 50% off. The same can be said for other brands like Nespresso, Instant Pot, and Ninja. Meanwhile, mattresses will also undergo epic price drops. Cyber Monday mattress deals offers the biggest discounts of the year and we expect 2021 will follow suit with previous years' discounts. 

In-store Cyber Monday events 

Cyber Monday deals are generally online only sales. However, we've noticed an uptick in console restocks that are taking place in-store. Best Buy and GameStop have had (or will have) PS5 in-store restocks. While it's very likely we'll see similar in-store events in November in the lead up to Thanksgiving — we don't expect to see many in-store Cyber Monday deals once the first sales begin. 

Cyber Monday deals: last year's deals

As a reference for this year's deals, below we've rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals we saw last year. Most of these prices have already been undercut so far in 2021, which means we'll see even better discounts come the holiday season. 

Hisense 75" 4K Android TV: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy
Save $300. This Hisense TV is a massive 75 inches with 4K Ultra HD resolution, great audio quality, and easy access to all your favorite streaming services via Android TV. And Google Assistant is built in with a voice remote. It's one of the best Cyber Monday deals you can get right now.View Deal

Toy sale: buy 2, get 1 free @ Amazon
From Mattel Star Wars to Fisher-Price Disney, Amazon has a gigantic post Cyber Monday toy sale right now. Currently, you can buy any three toys for the price of two. (In other words, buy two and get one free). The sale includes a wide variety of toys from Nerf, Disney, and more. And yes, it includes Baby Yoda. View Deal

MacBook Air M1: was $999 now $899 @ Adorama
Save $100! The new MacBook Air M1 features Apple's new blazing fast custom M1 7-core CPU, which in our tests is absolutely phenomenal. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It's now $100 off, one of the best Cyber Monday deals for laptops.View Deal

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: was $798 now $499 (twin size) + $399 of free gifts @ Nectar
The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress sits at the top of our list when it comes to mattresses. Not only did it get a full five star review, but we found it exceptionally comfortable and supportive, and not too hot at night. It comes with a huge 365-night trial and a forever guarantee. Depending on which size you choose, there's a $300 or $400 discount. Plus, you'll get luxury sheets, pillows, and a mattress protector worth $399 thrown in for free.View Deal

TCL 55" 4K Android TV: was $399 now $279 @ Best Buy
Save $200 now on this stellar Cyber Monday deal. The TCL 4 Series is a great bargain 4K TV powered by Android TV. It's highly affordable with an easy-to-use interface and is excellent for gaming. Plus, there's Google Assistant and Chromecast built in for quick streaming. View Deal

Dell XPS 13: was $849 now $649 @ Dell
Back in stock! Save $200 and get your hands on the excellent XPS 13 for just $649 at Dell. Perfect for work or play, this iteration has a 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. The 13.3-inch FHD display is nearly bezel-free. This is an absolute steal at this price. View Deal

AirPods w/ Charging Case: was $159 now $109 @ Amazon
Best Buy had the best price on Apple AirPods with the standard charging case earlier today for $99, but the price has since returned to $119. Amazon now offers the best deal with a $50 discount.View Deal

Apple Watch SE: was $279 now $269 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch SE is Apple's new mid-tier smartwatch. It features the same chip found in the Apple Watch 5, but sports a bigger screen than the Apple Watch 3. It also supports Emergency SOS calling, fall detection, and features a built-in compass and always-on altimeter. A lot of the big price drops have gone away, but the 40mm watch is still $10 off at Amazon.View Deal

Apple Watch 6 (GPS/40mm): was $399 now $349 @ Amazon
Amazon has the best price on Apple's best smartwatch, knocking $50 off the brand new Apple Watch 6. The new Apple Watch 6 features a brighter display, new S6 processor, and built-in blood oxygen sensors that support Apple's new Blood Oxygen app. View Deal

Fire 7 Tablet: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon
Back in stock!
Amazon's entry-level tablet isn't its fastest or its brightest, but for reading eBooks and casual web browsing, its price can't be beat (especially when it's on sale). Its performance is surprisingly fast for its price, and Amazon added hands-free Alexa activation in a recent update.View Deal

Nespresso Essenza: was $199 now $99 @ Best Buy
The Nespresso Essenza is a compact espresso machine that uses Nespresso's capsules to brew the perfect cup of joe. This deal, which cuts the price by 50%, also includes the Aeroccino 3 milk frother for making cappuccinos. It's one of the best Cyber Monday kitchen appliance deals we've seen so far. Back in stock, but at regular price, keep an eye on this to go back to $99.View Deal

Galaxy Z Fold 2: was $1,999 now $999 @ Samsung
Samsung's flagship foldable phone is 50% off in this epic Cyber Monday deal. Currently, when you buy a new Galaxy Z Fold 2 and trade in an eligible device, you'll get 50% off the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a main 7.6-inch 120Hz display, 6.2-inch 60Hz cover display, Snapdragon 865 Plus CPU, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and three 12MP rear camera lenses. View Deal

iPhone 12: Buy one get one free @ Verizon
At Verizon, when you buy a $799 iPhone 12, you can pick up a second one for free when you open a new line. Both phones have to be on unlimited data plans, and you'll need to buy the phone in installments, with credits appearing over 24 months.View Deal

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.