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Top 10 stores for Cyber Monday shopping

Best BuyCyber Monday isn't just for Black Friday leftovers. Some of the year's best sales will take place on Monday, Nov. 26. So, you may want to save part of your holiday shopping budget for Cyber Monday deals.

Which stores will be offering the best savings? DealNews.com offers 10 suggestions, based on the best sales last year from Cyber Monday and the Sunday before.

1. Amazon

Best for: Gaming, toys, home, and almost anything else you can buy online

While plenty of other retailers offer Cyber Monday sales, none of them match Amazon's. Last year, DealNews.com saw three times as many Cyber Monday deals at Amazon as the next highest retailer.

You'll find sales on a wide variety of items, but last year the biggest deals were in the gaming and toys category, and included an all-time price low for the HTC Vive VR System. Smart home products are also often a hot item on Amazon, with price lows on Nest Cams and August Smart Locks.

But buyer beware: Some of Amazon's best sales are its Lightning Deals, which can come and go in hours or even minutes. You may have to watch closely to get the deals you want.

2. Target

Best for: TVs

Two-thirds of Target's Cyber Monday best bargains last year were on televisions. Last year's sales saw fantastic prices on sets ranging from 40" to 80", but the best prices were on high-end 70" and 80" 4K sets, some of which hit the lowest prices DealNews.com has ever seen on TVs in that class. Target isn't the only place you'll find TV sales on Cyber Monday — TV shoppers should also check Best Buy, Dell, eBay, and Walmart.

3. Walmart

Best for: Parents – and kids, too

You'll find sales on just about every product category at Walmart on Cyber Monday. In 2017, the best deals at Walmart were for toys — only Amazon had more toy sales — including some at the lowest prices DealNews.com saw all year. There were also great bargains on more practical purchases for parents, including car seats and children's bedroom sets, as well as household necessities such as cookware.

4. Dell

Best for: Desktop and laptop computers

Dell Home and Dell Small Business offer a lot of sales throughout the Black Friday season, but you shouldn't give up if you haven't found the perfect computer by Cyber Monday. Dell should have a lot of new sales for Cyber Monday, because last year 40 percent of Dells sales for Cyber Monday were in DealNews.com’s top sales category.

Sales range from low-end, budget friendly systems to top-of-the-line computers, all with a good discount. And even if you aren't looking for a computer, you’ll find peripherals and accessories such as keyboards, speakers, and monitors on sale, too.

5. Best Buy

Best for: Electronics of all kinds

Last year, Best Buy didn't offer many Cyber Monday sales, but the majority of the ones offered were stellar. Look for bargains on home security items and last-generation smartphones — last year's sales offered the lowest price on the iPhone 7 DealNews.com had ever seen. Expect some excellent TV sales, too.

6. Dick's Sporting Goods

Best for: Sporting needs

Dick's Sporting Goods usually offers 25 percent off sitewide plus free shipping for Cyber Monday. While a 25 percent discount isn't as large as some retailers offer, it's an excellent deal at Dick's. You won't find a better sale all year, so now is the time to stock up.

7. Gap

Best for: Clothing

Last year, Gap offered 50 percent off with an additional 10 percent coupon code on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday — but Cyber Monday added free shipping for all purchases, making it a slightly better time to shop. And if Gap isn't your style, Gap-owned Banana Republic should offer a similar 50 percent off sale on apparel.

8. Lucky Brand

Best for: Denim and other casual clothing staples

Cyber Monday is likely to have the best sale of the year for Lucky Brand, with 50 percent to 60 percent off and free shipping on $50 or more. In 2017, these already excellent prices could be stacked with an extra 25 percent off coupon code for an even better bargain.

9. Timberland

Best for: Boots

Timberland's Cyber Monday sale is usually the best you'll find from the company all year — and this year is likely to be the same. Look for 30 percent off deals, as well as a 20 percent off coupon code and free three-day shipping.

10. The Body Shop

Best for: Body care products

The Body Shop's annual Cyber Monday sale should offer 50 percent off its whole line of skin care and body care products, with free shipping — one of the company's best sales of the year. If The Body Shop isn't your favorite place to hunt for scented shower gel, Bath & Body Works offers a more modest 40 percent off on Cyber Monday.

Copyright 2018, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

I like the cyber side of Cyber Monday because I would hate to be inside any of those stores during holiday season. Online shopping is so much easier. Great list.

Rita

Hi Rebecca,

I agree. I gave up Black Friday shopping years ago. My daughter and I didn't find any bargains. If we'd found great bargains, I might have a different opinion about it.

The convenience of shopping online makes holiday shopping easier.

Rita

Jennifer

I loved the deals I found.

Rita

Hi Jennifer,

I'm glad you found good deals. It's always good to compare prices so you know you're actually getting savings.

Rita

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