Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a great alternative for those that loathe the crowds of Black Friday ... photo by CC user Gridprop on

So you’re about to hunt for the best deal possible on electronics this coming weekend – which day should you target?

Both days have their benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to evaluate each before making a decision on where to focus your shopping efforts. Below, we’ll quickly discuss what you can expect on either day…

Black Friday – the unofficial official start to the holiday shopping season

Celebrated and vilified by many groups, Black Friday is equally noted for its killer sales – and its crushing crowds. Here’s a brief rundown of the pros and cons:


  • Products can often be found at deep discounts (think smart TV’s for less than $200)
  • You get to save a bundle on your Xmas shopping list
  • The buzz around stores and shopping malls is unbeatable for those that thrive on crowds


  • Many of the best sales are limited to a few select items
  • Getting the best deals may require you to line up in the small hours of the morning
  • The crushing crowds are a big turn off for those that verge on the claustrophobic side of things

Cyber Monday – snagging killer deals on electronics while lounging in your PJ’s

Deciding to not brave the ravenous hordes fighting over iPads at your local Wal-Mart? As you might be able to tell from its title, Cyber Monday is a great time to get online deals on a variety of electronics.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, there are many advantages to shopping on this day, but there are also shortcomings as well. Let’s examine the positives and negatives more closely:


  • No early mornings the day after stuffing your face with turkey
  • All you need to do is open your laptop, surf to your favorite retailer’s site, click, and save
  • Introverts rejoice – no more maddening crowds battling each other over the last Chromebook


  • Despite what you might think, there are better tech deals on Black Friday
  • You can only get these deals online – retailers with a brick and mortar presence won’t have these deals in-store
  • The quantity of deals available pales to what you can find on Black Friday


Want to learn more about these two consumerist holidays? Check out this infographic courtesy of below, and have a productive and safe shopping experience.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to all our readers…!

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