Black Friday weekend is drawing to a close, but its digital cousin Cyber Monday is here and ready to dish out even more online-exclusive deals. Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday started in the United States as a way for online retailers to boost sales, but now it forms the tail-end of all Black Friday deals in the US, the UK and beyond.
Having finally recovered from your epic Thanksgiving meal (or spent your weekend Googling what Thanksgiving is if you're in the UK), logging on for Cyber Monday deals is an easy way to grab a bargain in time for Christmas or just to treat yourself to some cheap gear from Amazon, Currys, Argos etc.
Hundreds of online retailers have slashed their prices for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it's important to know where to look first – the most obvious choice being Amazon. It's the one place where you can buy pretty much anything, and this yearr they've had massive reductions on speakers, headphones, musical instruments and more. And if you've been pondering the purchase of an Amazon Alexa device, now is your time to strike.
And because we're such lovely people here at Louder, we've dug out the very best deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Others may concentrate on cheap Pixelbooks, but if you're after speakers, headphones, turntables or any other musical gear, be sure to check in with us!
Cyber Monday Deals: Quick links
- Amazon Cyber Monday deals
- HMV Cyber Monday deals
- 50% off gig tickets in the UK
- eBay Cyber Monday deals
- 20% off everything at EMP
- Argos Cyber Monday deals
- John Lewis Cyber Monday deals
- Currys PC World Cyber Monday deals
- Nixon Watches Cyber Monday sale
- AO.com Cyber Monday deals
- World Wide Stereo Cyber Monday deals
- Very.co.uk Cyber Monday deals
- 20% off magazine deals (use code 'BLK20' on checkout)
Forget titanium drivers and frequency ranges (although hang on to that ‘muscular bottom end’), all you really need to know is that these headphones sound great no matter what kind of music you’re listening to, sit nicely over the lugholes and are comfortable to wear even for long periods. The artwork might deter some people, but fans of Maiden will doubtless wear them with pride along with a whole outfit of Maiden clobber.View Deal
Sennheiser PXC 480 over-ear noise-cancelling headphones: were $299.95, now $179.95!
These noise-cancelling over-ears from the German headphone masters are listed as $179.95 at Worldwide Stereo - but add the promo code CYBER and you get an extra $50 off! A massive $170 saving.View Deal
Marshall Major II: were £80, now £45
The second upgraded edition of Marshall's classic headphones, the Major II Bluetooth allows you to share music with a friend by having him or her plug their headphones into the Major II's 3.5 mm headphone jack. It's probably particularly interesting for families, as it's especially useful for watching movies with someone on a plane. With a detachable coiled cord, collapsible design and amazing bass response, the Major II's are a bargain at 56% off.View Deal
There aren't many more respected names in the headphone game the Sennheiser, who were making quality gear way before Dr Dre and pals got in on the act. They're significantly cheaper than similar offerings Bose and Sony, and, as our friends at Techradar say, "they're hard to find fault with."View Deal
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones: were £219.99, now £129.99!
With that classic Marshall look, 30+ hours of playback, and a control knob built in to the headset, these are the go-to Marshall Bluetooths. Said our pals at TechRadar: "If you're looking for reasonably priced over-ear headphones with a long battery life and genuinely great portability the Marshall Monitors are a solid choice."View Deal
Sennheiser veers toward the budget variety with the CX 6.00BT and sticks to its audio consistency without sacrificing too much. Lightweight, easy to use and with an app to tweak the EQ, these earphones manage to avoid coming off as cheap. The price of this pair has been creeping back up over the weekend, but there's still a small saving to be made.View Deal
Our in-house experts at TechRadar said that these headphones were "easily some of the best sounding in-ear noise canceling headphones we've ever put through their paces. Of course, for £250, they better be". Now they're a massive £120 off for the Apple ones, and £100 off for Samsung/Android.
Say our experts on TechRadar: "Certainly worth their money. Their high-end wireless technology means you can listen to anything, anywhere on any device without compromising on an immersive sound experience." They've got a frequency range of 20 to 20,000Hz – and not only can you customise the headphones to your listening preferences through seven different ear tips, you can download the corresponding Beoplay app to further customise your the sound.View Deal
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones: were £249.00, now £89! (UPDATE: Charcoal Grey are now £119 from B&O direct)
No nonsense quality headphones from the masters, now almost half-price. According to our in-house experts on TechRadar, the H4s are solid wireless headphones without all the confusing tech and novelty nonsense that many manufacturers build in to their headphones these days. The H4s don’t have active noise cancelling, jaw-dropping battery life or aptX HD. But they are comfortable, sound and look good, and last a solid 19 hours between charges. View Deal
Just this year, our sister site TechRadar called these amazing Bose QuietComfort noise cancelling headphones, "some of the best noise-cancelling headphones we've tried out." View Deal
The Bose QC35 II shows why the company is so popular amongst travelers with class-leading noise cancellation and balanced sound. They may not be the most detailed or exciting-sounding headphones but they will sound great to most listeners. Includes two year warranty from John Lewis.View Deal
Beats By Dr Dre Solo 3 Wireless Break Blue Headphones - were £249.99, now £149.99!
The Beats Solo 3 Wireless were the first fruits of Apple's deal to buy the Beats brand – in terms of actual products at least – and it was only a matter of time before that Cupertino mobile know-how would be baked into Dr Dre's personal audio line. The Solo 3 takes an existing Beat Audio line and gives them a sprinkle of Apple's magic dust: with 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 Wireless are your perfect everyday headphones. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback.View Deal
Sony’s WF-SP700N are a mid-range pair of true wireless headphones. They don't have the best sound quality or noise cancelling, but they’re comfortably to wear for extended periods and don’t fall out easily. A decent sophomore attempt made even better by the significant saving.View Deal
The Marshall Mid ANC are handsome headphones for those who want to stand out from the crowd with an interestingly designed rock'n'roll headphone from a company who've been changing the way we hear rock music since the 60s. View Deal
Now this is a good offer. If you like Beats headphones, Argos is offering Beats Solo 3 Headphones for 20% off (a saving of £50) AND throwing in a pair of Powerbeats 3 Wireless headphones free – they're currently £136 on Amazon by themselves! View Deal
With their excellent sound quality and cutting-edge tech, Sony’s WH-1000XM2 are up there with the very best Bluetooth headphones you can buy, so this looks like a bit of a bargain – go for the gold pair for an even bigger deal. Smarter noise-cancelling means they automatically adjust depending on how cacophonous the environment you’re in is.View Deal
The Beats EPs are the affordable Beats: headphones for the masses. With a more balanced sound and cheaper price tag than their big brothers, they sound good and have the iconic logo's made them a household name in just a few years. At half price, they're even more of a steal.
When they came out, TechRadar raved about these Sennheisers as "a really nice package let down by a price that's simply too premium for what's on offer". And now that price has been slashed.View Deal
"Emancipate yourself from cable slavery," says HMV, "with Bluetooth headphone wireless technology." Well, it made us chuckle. And if you're a fan of these thoughtfully-made headphones, then this is a steal. The inserts for each earpiece use wood approved by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), while the headband, earpieces and carry pouch all use ‘REWIND’, the company’s own fabric, blended from reclaimed hemp, organic cotton and fibres from recycled plastic bottles.View Deal
WH stands for Wireless Headband, fact fans. Rated by TechRadar as a bargain buy, these mid-range offerings from Sony feature 35 hours of battery life and a quick 10-minute charge for an hour’s playback. Sound is good with a nicely chunksome bass and comfort is dreamy. Proper lush, lads. View Deal
And if Bang & Olufsen is your thing, then these much raved about earbuds could be right up your alley. At 23% off, they're high-quality kit with a big saving.View Deal
These Sony WI-SP600Ns pack cutting-edge tech into a wireless in-ear headphone. The sporty and active theme behind these is obvious, given the IPX4-rated sweat resistance, but throw in noise-cancellation and an ambient sound mode, and you should get a pretty versatile pair of wireless earbuds here. View Deal
A great make, a cool design, and now a price that's well below the £100 mark. Great over-ear wireless headphones with 30 hours battery time.View Deal
These won a 2017 Product of the Year Award from What Hi-Fi and our buddies on TechRadar say: "The stunning design - with tangle-free cables and inline controls - will get you in the door, but the sound quality will keep you in the Sennheiser house."View Deal
This pair were originally on the market for a whopping £79.99 before dropping to just shy of £30 – but still there's an extra saving to be had here. Comfortable and affordable, this pair of cans with luxury padded ear cushions and 90-degree swivelling earcups come with a DJ-style 9ft cord – so you can do the hoovering while still plugged in to your stereo! Ideal for at home or on a commute.View Deal
Skullcandy’s products can tend towards the garish but, with the ultra chunky neckband removed, the Smokin Buds 2 are fairly unimposing. Battery life could be better and wireless signal isn’t always as reliable as you’ll find elsewhere, but for this price you get a full, fun sound that doesn’t disappoint. View Deal
Our friends at What Hi-Fi said: "These headphones also offer an enjoyable listen. Vocals and instruments are afforded a good deal of texture, and are nicely separated on a well-organised soundstage. There’s vivacity thanks to good timing and a full-bodied delivery. It’s an immersive listen."View Deal
These high-quality Beats By Dre headphones offer Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling for a sensational listening experience. They offer 22 hours playback with all features enabled, or up to 40 in low power mode with no loss of quality.View Deal
Bluetooth speaker deals
Waterproof and shockproof and with a 360 degree speaker, it's 60% off right now – if you buy it in the 'obsidian' colourway, which sounds pretty metal to us. Our in-house experts on TechRadar said: "The Megaboom boasts a powerful sound that's filled with crispness and heady bass. Providing a full, room-filling experience has long been a strong suit of UE's cylindrical Bluetooth speakers, and the larger hardware is just as worthy of the accolade. Every genre of music that we lobbed at it sounds vibrant and expansive."
Incredibly loud, and with an unmistakably iconic design, this skilled centrepiece wireless speaker balances Bluetooth, AirPlay, ChromeCast, Spotify Connect and multi-room. On release, TechRadar gave it a warm review but said the price was too high. Now that's £150 cheaper, however...View Deal
The Woburn's little brother, the Acton was originally priced at £129, AO are offering it for just £99 for a limited time only – that's a saving of 23%! If you're a fan of Marshall and rock iconography in general, you'll already notice its classic design, but it's jam-packed with world-class engineering and a sound big enough to fill a room – no wonder we picked it as one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy right now. It also includes a 3.5mm cable to hook up your phone or mp3 player and blast your favourite rock anthems at full pelt, scaring the neighbours in the process.View Deal
The JBL Pulse 3 is the perfect party speaker, packing tons of bass, 360 sound and its own light show. The 12-hour battery time will keep the tunes flowing long into the night, and it's waterproof in case you spill a beer or two.View Deal
Shaped like a fat coffee mug, this rugged Bluetooth speaker is designed to cope with knocks and its IPX7 rating means it can float in shallow water for half an hour. If you have a like-minded friend who owns a Wonderboom, you can pair them together and raise the volume to arena show levels. Well, a fair bit, anyway. Great sound, fun design and at a penny shy of £65, what’s not to like?View Deal
Take the aforementioned UE Wonderboom, feed it nothing but protein shakes and energy drinks and you’ve got the Megablast. This thing goes insanely loud and with Wi-Fi onboard as well as Bluetooth, you can use its built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant to control your music. What’s more, despite being much bigger, it’s still just as waterproof as the Wonderboom. View Deal
The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is an excellent-sounding wireless speaker. Combined with the optional charging base, the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is a great speaker to use at home and on the go.View Deal
The Sony SRS-XB41 Bluetooth speaker doesn't break the mold – but, it's probably the pinnacle of the form factor. It’s big. It’s powerful. It packs more bass than you’d believe. And its battery lasts the entire day and can even charge your phone or tablet, too.View Deal
This speaker promises a fancy light show and hefty base, and its portability and waterproof qualities make it great for a day at the beach or lido. Sure, there are other portable speakers on the market that sound a little better, but now it's had its price cut, it's far more in line with other speakers in this price range.
You don't always think of music when it comes to Amazon's personal assistant, but Alexa and her little Dot are brilliant for hands-free music listening. Whether you use it as a Bluetooth speaker and play Spotify, Deezer or Apple Music through her, or use Amazon's Music Unlimited service (now available for 99p a month), the sound is good for such a small speaker and the voice-control is handy, even if you're just telling her to change the volume or skip a track you don't like. (If you're quick, the 2nd Gen Dot is going for just £19.99 – the black one sold out yesterday.)View Deal
Google's answer to Amazon's Echo is Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Use your voice to play music, get answers from Google and worry slightly about your sanity. Or maybe that's just us. Google Home works with Android and iOS, plays music, podcasts, news and radio and more.
Save £50!View Deal
Using Amazon's Alexa voice-recognition software, and featuring a 6 year guarantee from Richer Sounds, this is a great speaker with all the benefits of an Amazon Echo. With the added benefit that it's now £49.95 (£30 cheaper than its nearest rival price at HMV).View Deal
With a name like Heavy Metal you might expect this battery powered speaker to be all devil horns and unintelligible fonts but it doesn’t actually look much different to Bose’s SoundLink Mini. At nearly a third of the price, though, Jam’s offering will surprise you with its room-filling sound and big, bold bass performance. The Heavy Metal could cost far more than it does and nobody would complain.View Deal
A lovely-looking and sounding bluetooth speaker that delivers tons of bass and the resonant, lively sound you'd expect from a company trying to live up to Bob Marley's ethos, HMV has taken £100 off this large portable speaker.View Deal
HMV have knocked £130 off this speaker, making it a bargain-priced £69.99. It's well-specced too: connect via Bluetooth 4.0 or cable or use NFC (Near Field Communication) to connect with a simple tap. The Noonday L comes with "state-of-the-art components, calibrated and fine-tuned by hand, and enhanced with aptX technologies to achieve acoustic perfection" it says here. View Deal
A huge discount here make this the perfect stocking filler for someone who wants a decent bluetooth speaker to stick in their kitchen, spare room or garage. View Deal
A What Hi-Fi? Awards 2018 winner that can rip vinyl to hi-res audio, this, our buddies over on What Hi-Fi tested this back when it was £499 and even then they thought it was worth the money. Now it's half price!View Deal
An HMV exclusive, the Jam Sound turntable is now £60 off. Features: 3 speeds (33, 45 and 78 RPM), built in speakers for playing straight of the box, RCA output for home stereo connection, Aux-in so you can even listen to other devices.View Deal
Pro-Ject Essential III GH: was $499.98, now $349.99!
Pro-ject are well-respected by serious audiophiles who consider them to be the ideal entry point for anyone beginning to take their hi-fi more seriously. This little beauty is called the GH because it's emblazoned with the face of Beatle George Harrison. My. Sweet. Lord.View Deal
It looks like a kid’s toy – and is almost as cheap – but the Lenco L-85 is actually a semi-automatic, belt-driven turntable with a built-in phono stage and the ability to do USB recording. What Hi-Fi called it “the best plug-and-play machine we’ve come across at this budget price” and a load of warm customer reviews on Amazon are testament to its quality.View Deal
The cheap and cheery Jam Sound just got cheaper and cheerier. An all-in-one turntable which will handle your 33 and 45rpm records as well as your grandparents 78s, it'll play straight out of the box, but comes with RCA output for home stereo connection. Just add vinyl!View Deal
It’s gorgeous and its sound is detailed and airy, with an automatic start/stop feature that means your needle won’t be worn down at the end of the record. There’s no USB output – but do you REALLY need one when almost every song you ever wanted is on Spotify/Apple Music? All in all a great looking turntable from an established great of the industry. View Deal
A USB turntable in a suitcase, this an entry-level turntable. You have a choice of a slightly weedy, built-in speaker, a slightly noisy line out to an amp or external speaker, or USB, to rip your tunes via the bundled app, or any other audio capture software you may favour. Clearly, you're not going to get audio to make hi-fi buffs stroke their beards with delight but the great thing about cheap turntables is that once cranked up, they do punch way above their price-weight.View Deal
TechRadar called it “the best introductory turntable for aspiring vinyl enthusiasts” and the AT-LP120-USB lives up to that description. It’s the turntable you can get as a beginner and then never really have to change unless you become as sad and particular as us. With a classic design, the ability to even play 78s, should you get into collecting old jazz, and a built-in phono preamp, it’s easy to set-up and use, with a USB output that allows you to record your record collection if you want. View Deal
Tempted to dust off your vinyl or join the vinyl revolution for the first time? This USB turntable allows you to convert records to mp3. With a built-in phono stage and USB output, you can plug it into any amp with standard phono inputs or directly into your computer.View Deal
Musical instrument deals
Gibson ES-355 Walnut Maestro VOS Varitone Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar - was $7998, now $4499!
We are not worthy! An amazing 44% off this gorgeous 355, a modern update of the classic Gibson design beloved of Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, BB King and more. With MHS humbuckers with a Varitone switch, it's beautifully designed and appointed - and this weekend it won't break the bank. View Deal
Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO Electric Guitar: was $1499, now $699.77!
Yeah, an amazing 53% off this Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop. Slash takes these things very seriously and worked with Epiphone to create this guitar to his exacting standards. Amazing price.View Deal
Another starter pack, this electric guitar superkit comes complete with electric guitar, 20 watt practice amp, spare strings, tuner, strap, carry case, picks and connector cable. Clocking in with 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon's user reviews, it's a steal for the price.View Deal
LOOK! It's Eddie-from-Killers but like those Star Wars men you used to collect (er, you did stop collecting those, right?). Doesn't matter! Eddie could fight Boba Fett. You could squeeze him into your Millennium Falcon! He could fight Darth Maul, armed only with an axe! Oh, just buy it. Who wouldn't love this?View Deal
Black Friday just got even blacker. Official Classic Rock and Metal Hammer merch is now available for just £5! 33 classic designs have been discounted from an original price of £14.99 to a bargain-priced £5 to make way for new designs. T-shirts in the Black Friday sale include the classic mag logo designs, collectible Metal Hammer Golden Gods tees, and some of our favourite designs inspired by rock and metal classics: Born To Lose, Dino's Bar and Grill and Charlotte's nightclub. View Deal
It's not going to be winter forever and now's your chance to snap up these Motörhead shorts at better than half price. Covered with Motörhead slogans ("Born To Raise Hell" on the pockets, Ace of Spades zip pulls etc), they're also just classic utility/cargo shorts.View Deal
With a front and back print – Warpig on the front, Ace Of Spades on the back – this is a fun and collectible bit of merch that's off-season and 24% off as a result. See also their Amon Amarth swimsuit.View Deal
What could be more rock than a bearded hairy skull? 40% off, that's what. Get it from EMP while stocks last.View Deal
Asos are one of many mainstream retailers that dips its toes into band merch. Right now they have Nirvana's classic 'smiley face' tee available in tall, plus and regular sizing and you get an extra 20% off everything ASOS by using the code HELLO20.View Deal
A limited edition US import worldwide exclusive to EMP, this t-shirt based on designs from the 2014 Hunting Party Tour is in the EMP sale with 46% off.View Deal
This girls' top is part of EMP's Motörhead Signature Collection. Looking a bit like a modified baseball top, it features a 'shark bite' cut that's longer at the sides. It's 35% off.View Deal
This design first appeared as a sticker that came free with The Clash's Straight To Hell single, while the logo was used on second album Give 'Em Enough Rope. HMV has it onsale and they have their Pure Points scheme which means you earn points towards more saving while snapping up a bargain.View Deal
It's not band merch but this Dracula/Hammer tee is exactly the kind of thing you can imagine horror fans like Kirk Hammett or Slash wearing, and it's now half price.View Deal
CD, vinyl and box set deals
Wherever it sits in the canon and whatever its limitations, for millions of second-generation Zeppelin fans, too young to see the band live, the film and soundtrack was a crucial imprinting – a doorway to a lifetime’s love, and one that essentially renders any critical appraisal, now or then, redundant.
Amazon are doing selected vinyl albums in a 3 for 2 deal, including Pink Floyd, Biffy Clyro, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Who, Weezer, Jackson Browne, Europe, Michael Schenker, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and more.View Deal
The first new Damned album in 10 years, now 20% off. Said Classic Rock: "Evil Spirits is a whirl of Shadows twang, steampunk and wailing guitar that embraces the ghosts of the 60s more closely than any punk notions." View Deal
Said Metal Hammer: "Depending on where you’re sitting, they’ve either dropped the biggest clanger or made the bravest jump of their career to date, but one thing is certain: Gravity sees Bullet once again boldly eyeing up the world’s biggest stages with rejuvenated determination."View Deal
HMV are doing 2 for £15 on new albums by Ghost, Judas Priest, Monster Magnet, Saxon, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Behemoth and many more.View Deal
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently recalled a conversation from the early 90s where he had noted that the only way Rage Against The Machine could have become more exciting would have been – with no disrespect to the band’s vocalist Zack de la Rocha – to install Public Enemy’s Chuck D as their frontman. More than two decades on, that whimsical notion became a thunderous reality, with the added bonus of Cypress Hill’s inimitable B-Real as Chuck’s co-rapper and an accommodating world providing guitarist Tom Morello and his new band with the most perfectly fucked-up political backdrop. View Deal
The Supergrass guy returned this year with an acclaimed album of psychedelic pop and electro-rock. Amazon has it right now on vinyl at 30% off.View Deal
Blink's 1999 classic is 20 years old next year. Holy shitballs. Make yourself feel old with this bargain-ous vinyl reissue.View Deal
Their first two albums, both from 1970, and reissued on vinyl this year: gorgeous jazzy folk like only the 70s could make. And now they're 30% cheaper – the perfect opportunity to replace scratched originals. View Deal
So prolific is Van The Bloody Man that he's released two other studio albums since this 2017 offering – and has another due next month. Roll With The Punches is a selection of R'n'B covers and new songs from a guy still wowing audiences.View Deal
Best deals from around the web
These retailers also have great Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on:
Adidas.co.uk - 30% off everything with BF18
ASOS.com - up to 50% off all fashion
Boohoo.com - up to 30% off everything
Booking.com - save up to 40%
Boots.com - up to 40% off
Blacks.co.uk - up to 50% off outdoor gear
Disney Store - up to 50% off
DNA tests - 40% off at Living DNA
Dorothyperkins.com - up to 50% off everything
eBay.co.uk - biggest ever sale
ExpressVPN - 49% off subscriptions
Jessops.com - up to 50% off photography
Lovehoney.co.uk - up to 50% off adult products
Microsoft UK - up to 35% off
Nike.co.uk - Extra 30% off clearance items
NowTV.co.uk - up to 50% off passes
Ray-Ban.co.uk - 20% off everything
Samsung - big savings on phones and tablets
Simba mattresses - 20% off everything
Timberland.co.uk - 30% off
Topshop.com - up to 50% off everything
Topman.com - up to 50% off everything
Wiggle.co.uk - up to 60% off sports wear
What is Cyber Monday?
Originally, Cyber Monday had nothing to do with Black Friday, but now they're stuck together in one glorious weekend of bargain hunting and deal grabbing.
Back in the midsts of time, Black Friday was primarily an in-store event, urging shoppers to leave their Thanksgiving leftovers behind to buy TVs, laptops, headphones, games consoles and much more at limited low prices. Similarly, Cyber Monday was all about the online deals in the run-up to Christmas, but focussing primarily on clothing and jewellery. But now, thanks to online retailers growing ever larger and our own inherent laziness, everything is online and the lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday have blurred into one amorphous mass of discounted goods from hundreds of retailers – on and offline.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year – at its peak in 2017, shoppers were spending a mind-boggling $1 million per minute! Originally an American idea and based in real-life stores, gradually Black Friday has moved to the digital world with brands like Amazon, eBay and Apple offering huge deals across the 24-hour period. Some stores extend their deals for longer, capitalising on shoppers' hunger for a good deal. We do love a good deal, don't we?
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday was yesterday – Friday November 23. And Black Friday's digital pal Cyber Monday takes place this year on Monday November 26. But, as we've seen this year, the big online retailers won't be confined to the rules of convention: Amazon's Black Friday sale started on November 16 and continues until November 25, where they will no doubt blast out some tasty Cyber Monday deals.
What should you buy on Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2018?
Headphones. Headphones headphones headphones. We can't stress enough just how many pairs of headphones are reduced in price this Black Friday: just look at our best headphones deals for proof. Shall we say headphones again?
Elsewhere, you're going to likely find huge savings on Bluetooth speakers to turn your home into a rock 'n' roll temple. There'll undoubtedly be discounts on smart speakers from Amazon and Google, plus a deal on Prime membership.
Keep your eyes peeled and clicking fingers primed for some turntable offers, too. From the portable record players to the best turntables on the market, the likes of Amazon and eBay lowered prices on a ton of products. And don't forget to pick up some actual vinyl to play on those turntables! Amazon already have their own limited edition vinyl section, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see a sudden price drop on LPs and even the odd box set!
Last year, online merch store EMP ran a special Cyber Monday campaign with different deals every hour on hundreds of shirts, hoodies and other band-based apparel.
Oh, and you can get 20% off Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Prog magazines by using the code BLK20 at the checkout. Now that's a deal!