Walmart Cyber Monday Deals: Better Than Black Friday Or More Of The Same?

Walmart just released their 2014 Cyber Monday ad, with CNBC reporting that the popular retailer will offer more than 500 online deals this year, more than double the number of cyber deals it offered last year. The most popular items will undoubtedly be TVs, video game consoles, and some of this season’s hottest toys during the sale that runs for a full week from November 29 through December 5.

The Walmart’s Cyber Monday ad is just a preview of what’s to come starting on November 29. The sneak peek of the ad only shows 22 of the 500-plus deals, including a 55-inch Samsung 4K Ultra TV for $500 off and a PlayStation4 bundle that’s almost $200 off.

Are Walmart’s Cyber Monday deals worth skipping Black Friday for? Shopping in the comfort of your own home is a big plus, but many of the Black Friday deals will be available online as well. However, that excludes the big “doorbuster deals” (including a 50″ HDTV for $218) that will lure many shoppers into their local Walmart after they finish their pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.

It all comes down to the how much you enjoy shopping in a crowded store and how patient you are when it comes to standing in line. The biggest Black Friday doorbuster deals will only be available for one hour, so consumers who want to buy a discounted iPad, big screen TV, or an Xbox One console will need to plan their shopping around the staggered release of deals happening on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

If going shopping on Thanksgiving doesn’t appeal to you, then the Cyber Monday deals are worth a look. Walmart is offering free shipping on purchases of $50 or more, making shopping online at home sound like a great option, especially for people who live in the cold and snowy areas of the country.

The deals will continue throughout the holiday season, not just on Cyber Monday or Black Friday. If you’re unable to shop during either sale, don’t worry — most retailers will be offering special deals right up until Christmas Eve.

The hype surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday make it sound like consumers will never get an amazing deal on a TV or toy ever again. However, Forbes states that a survey done by WalletHub on the average saving offered by retailers during the two biggest shopping days of the year reveals that “Walmart came 18th on the list, offering an average savings of 32.16 percent, below the 39 percent average of these large retailers surveyed.”

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