But that doesn't mean you should ignore Cyber Monday.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are often synonymous with TV sales, promotions on laptop deals, cheap Instant Pots and discounts on Apple Watches, but more and more retailers are stepping into the frenzy of deals and steals across the internet to capitalize on shoppers' eagerness to spend and save. And they often start a full week before Thanksgiving and last for weeks. Enjoy some early discounts (active now) this year and keep an eye out for price drops through Cyber Monday.
That Black Friday discount may look like a good deal, but our year-long investigation has found that you could get a better bargain if you're willing to wait. We will update it when the sales go live with all the best tech deals to be had.
The consumer group tracked prices of 94 popular products, including TVs, cameras and fitness trackers, that were on offer over Black Friday 2017, from six months before until six months afterwards. This year, it's on November 26.
How is Cyber Monday different from Black Friday?
As for Black Friday, it used to be an in-store-only, one-day only sale at brick-and-mortar shops.
While Black Friday is little known in India, you can still make the most out of it.
Unsurprisingly, retailers tend to put most of their marketing efforts toward Black Friday during November.
And in the meantime, be sure to get in on those pre-Black Friday deals. While we don't know how many cards are left to purchase, you might not want to procrastinate.
When Will We See Cyber Monday Deal Announcements? On Cyber Monday, Target offered 15% off most items online (with a few exceptions in the video game category). However, in the event that you're able to locate a massive deal on an unlocked phone, make sure you calculate shipping and import duties and compare it with the phone's local price in India before buying. It is a good time to grab a bunch of electronics at cheaper prices, but there are a lot of things you should be aware of. There is also a Chrome extension called WikiBuy that'll tell if you an item is listed cheaper elsewhere.
But the best advice we have is to just compare prices at other retailers and vendors. It isn't easy, but if you want to save money, it's worth it.
What can you expect from Cyber Monday? The online shopping holiday was created in 2005 and has grown to the point where it was the biggest online shopping day in the U.S. past year.
Amazon will continue to have sales on its own devices. It'll also have limited-time flash sales on products from other manufacturers.
Find out about offers in advance - sign up to your favourite retailers' newsletters for inside tips, or check their social media pages ahead of the sales for any clues or hints to what will be on offer.
eBay will have sales on everything from sneakers to smartwatches.
You get the idea.
Which retailers will have the best Cyber Monday deals? In case you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below or directly on Twitter and Facebook.
Walmart has yet to announce its official Cyber Monday 2018 deals.