This is Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday started as the online retailer’s own day. Today there are hardly any differences between the online retailers’ and the physical shops’ sales dates. However, anyone who wants to grab a bargain could actually have more luck on Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday always falls on the Monday after Black Friday. This year it’s on the 26th of November. The reason why they are so close is no coincidence. Cyber Monday is actually the online retailers' direct response to Black Friday, which used to be the physical shops’ sales period.
The term was coined by the US Trade Organization, NRF Foundation, in 2005. A few years later, the phenomenon began to spread outside the United States and in recent years it has grown rapidly. It's still not as well-known as Black Friday, but if you’re looking for bargains, you should keep a close eye on Cyber Monday, as well as on Black Friday.
To attract online retailers on Cyber Monday, some shops lower their prices even more. If you have your eye on a specific item that does not get particularly cheap during Black Friday, there is a chance that someone will lower the price even more during Cyber Monday. Still, the focus is still mainly on technology gadgets.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have merged in recent years, but Cyber Monday is, unlikeBlack Friday, exclusively for online shops. It is highly unusual to find Cyber Monday deals in physical shops. Another thing that distinguishes the two days is that Cyber Monday still only lasts for one day, while Black Friday has spread and in many places lasts a whole week.