Cyber Monday 2018
Cyber Monday 2018 might be a few months away yet, but if you’re wondering how to grab the best Cyber Monday deals for designers, illustrators and artists when the big day arrives, then we’re here to help.
Whether you're based in the US or the UK, you'll find the biggest creative hardware and software bargains right here – so bookmark this page.
We’ll be working around the clock to bring you the best Cyber Monday deals from the most reputable retailers, first.
So what do you need to know now?
When is Cyber Monday 2018?
Cyber Monday falls on 26 November this year, three days after Black Friday on the 23 November. While Black Friday is a frenzied cacophony of high street and online deals, Cyber Monday was originally conceived by savvy marketers as a way to sell more of their wares online, back when online shopping wasn’t as prevalent as it is today.
According to those in the know, Cyber Monday sees a wider range of deals across individual retailers. It's less about one-off discounts, and more about lower prices generally.
Of course, if stores need to shift stock they’ll follow-up Black Friday discounts with further reductions on Cyber Monday – so expect one-off deals too.
What we learned from Cyber Monday 2017
Last year, we saw some fantastic savings on creative hardware, software and resources. Here’s what we found:
- eBay and Amazon offered the best Cyber Monday deals on Apple products and Wacom drawing tablets
- Unsurprisingly, superseded products saw serious discounts. Amazon cut over $1,000 off its Surface Book stock, following the launch of the Surface Book 2
- The Microsoft Store was ripe with large discounts across its Surface family
- Dell hosted some huge tech bargains directly on its website, too
- Adobe did Cyber Monday. It slashed its Creative Cloud software by 20%
- Other creative software also made competitive discounts, so it's worth waiting for Black November if you can
Cyber Monday 2018: where to find the best deals
As mentioned, we’ll be rounding up the best Cyber Monday deals for designers, illustrators and creatives right here on this page.
However, if you want to browse retailer websites directly – and it’s worth having a look now to get a grasp of prices and specs, and to sign up for for early Cyber Monday deals alerts – here are the retailer links you need…
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Cyber Monday 2018: tips for getting the best deals
Get the best Cyber Monday deals this year by following these pro tips...
01. Know what you want to buy
Create a list of items you want to purchase over Black Friday. Knowing what you want to buy is the best way to avoid becoming swept up in the moment and purchasing something you don't want.
02. Do your research
Avoid bad deals by doing your research ahead of the day. Swot up on the product you want, which specs you're after and what the price usually is. Read the reviews and find out who the best manufacturers are.
03. Compare prices
To get a solid idea on product prices, try using price-comparison internet shopping sites like PriceGrabber.com.
04. Check the extras
Always make sure you check the specs before buying a product – and look at the extras. Does it come with accessories? Are there any hidden postage and packaging charges?
05. Consider payment options
We certainly don’t promote the idea of racking up huge credit cards bills with big interest rates – but do bear in mind that many credit cards offer benefits like free warranties, return protection and sale price protection. It's worth checking whether you're eligible for any such benefits and consider paying by credit card.
06. Invest in an Amazon Prime subscription
Prime users – including anyone on a free trial – are offered an exclusive 30-minute early access period to all Amazon Lightning Deals. An Amazon Prime subscription will cost you £79/$99 per year.
Today’s best deals on the best creative kit
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