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Best Buy Cyber Monday deals 2022: what to expect

Best Buy Cyber Monday deals 2021
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The Best Buy Cyber Monday sale has historically been the perfect time to update any home appliances for cheap, or bag some killer bargains on tech. However, many shoppers also aren't sure whether it's worth waiting out the frenzied weekend to see what's left. Here, we'll be running down what we learned from last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday sales, and how to make the most of what's on offer.

Last year, we saw a hugely extended shopping period, with Best Buy's deals leading up to Cyber Monday start near the start of November. This meant that many shoppers got their spending out the way well before any named sales began. Best Buy likely did this to alleviate any stock issues (worries of which were largely unfounded except for the most popular items), meaning when Cyber Monday rolled around, many of the deals had been in and out for weeks.

However, for those looking for products like headphones and cheap TVs, prices remained low and Cyber Monday proved a great time to buy. It's worth noting, however, that compared to years ago, there was less of a push for exclusive Cyber Monday deals, and instead deals lasted for longer, or until they sold out.

Despite the buzz before the weekend, though, Cyber Monday was still the biggest online selling day of the shopping period, with customers spending $10.7 billion over the course of the day, according to Adobe. That's a little less than we saw in 2020, but it's still clear that people aren't afraid to wait throughout the weekend in order to bag an exclusive Cyber Monday offer.

It's a minefield, we know. So, here we've put together an all-we-know piece about the Best Buy Cyber Monday sale, if it's worth waiting for, and what you can expect to see on offer.

Best Buy Cyber Monday deals we expect to see

  • Audio: Savings on soundbars, home theatre gear and wireless speakers
  • Appliances: Discounts on washers, dryers, fridges, ovens and more
  • Cameras: $100s off Sony, Canon, GoPro, and DJI Drones 
  • Cell phones: Savings on iPhone and Samsung flagships with trade-in
  • E-readers: Savings on Kindle Paperwhite and more
  • Headphones: AirPods, Sony XM4, Beats and more
  • Fitness: Big cuts on power benches, treadmills, resistance bands
  • Furniture: Deals on patio heaters, desks, seating and fires
  • Google: Google Nest Mini and other smart home kit
  • Kitchen: Air fryers, coffee machines, microwaves and more 
  • Laptops: Savings on laptops from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Lenovo
  • PC gaming: Peripherals, monitors and accessories all reduced
  • Smart Home: Smart lighting, home security and gaming routers all reduced
  • Tablets: Cheap tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • TVs: Discounted TVs starting at less than $150

When does the Best Buy Cyber Monday sale start?

In 2022, Cyber Monday officially hits on November 28, immediately leading on from the weeks of sales preceding it. We also predict that a number of deals will last through until at least Tuesday, tailing off towards the end of the week. 

Is it worth waiting for the Best Buy Cyber Monday sale?

This is a tricky one because, as we said above, Best Buy focused a lot of its energy into early November sales, which saw weekend-level prices stretch out for weeks before. In turn, this had the effect of weakening Cyber Monday's appeal, and while a huge amount of money was spent on Monday, we didn't notice many incredible deals we hadn't seen before.

If we're honest, we'd probably advise you to grab what you want when you see it, rather than waiting around for mega deals that might not end up materializing. However, if you're too busy to get online and have a proper browse over the weekend, Cyber Monday still offers a great opportunity to bag a bargain, since almost all deals roll over from the weekend.

Will there be any stock left for Best Buy Cyber Monday?

In short – yes. Last year we saw retailers carefully control their stock levels, meaning that while some items did go out of stock over the weekend, come Cyber Monday they were back on the shelves. That's important to know, because a major fear is that the best items are likely to fly out the door as soon as Friday hits (or even before), never to restock again. 

Do note, though, that for some in-demand items like the PS5, there may well be only one round of sales over the weekend, but for many other products, they're likely to come back into stock at some point on Monday.

Our favorite Best Buy Cyber Monday deals from last year

1. Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: $349.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
- This deal is unmissable if you're looking for a pair of Beats cans. The Studio3s aren't quite up there with audiophile kit in terms of sound, but with excellent wireless performance good overall audio and excellent battery life, they're well worth considering. Available in both Black and Two-Tone.

2. Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation): $49.99 $24.99 at Best Buy
Save $25
- Google's must-have home assistant speaker is a great combination of affordability and ability. The speaker is quite capable, and although you won't be hosting any parties with it, it's great for watching videos, listening to tunes when you're washing up, or as a backup in the bedroom. At this price, it's a steal.

3. Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Security Bundle: $599.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
- Arlo produces some of the very best home camera systems on the market, and this bundle nets you about $800 worth of kit for less than $400. You'll get 3 2K cameras with anti-theft mounts, 4 rechargeable batteries and a charger, plus a security yard sign. Arlo's usually a little more expensive than other brands, but this deal makes it very competitive.

4. Philips One by Sonicare Battery Toothbrush: $24.99 $14.99 at Best Buy
Save $10
- It's not going to replace your all-singing, all-dancing toothbrush that delivers detailed brushing reports to an app, but the Philips One doesn't cost $200, either. Powered by a AAA battery which lasts for 3 months, it's the perfect travel companion that'll slip into just about any bag with ease. And at $15, it's not the end of the world if you lose it, either.

5. Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones: $349.99 $248 at Best Buy
Save $101
- Hands-down the best headphones on the market, these XM4s deliver class-leading noise cancellation, audio upscaling, superior comfort and a sleek design. While they're certainly not cheap, this is the best price we've ever seen on these cans, so they're definitely worth considering.

6. JBL TUNE125TWS True Wireless in-ear Headphones: $99.99 $49.99 at Best Buy
Save $50
- If you're in the market for a pair of wireless earbuds that won't break the bank, this set from JBL is a great choice. They're well-reviewed on-site (much better than their more expensive cousins) and with 25 hours of charge plus the ability to use either side independently, they'll do just about everything you need.

7. Apple AirPods Pro with charging case: $249.99 $219.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- While it's not quite the cheapest we've seen these, this is still an excellent deal. With 4.5/5 stars in our review, one of our few concerns was the high price - and this deal from Best Buy addresses that. What's more, you'll also get 6 months of Apple Music for free.

8. TCL 75-inch Class 4 Series LED 4K TV: $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
– This 75-inch TCL TV is down to $699.99 at Best Buy, which is an absolute steal. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it's well-reviewed on-site and, frankly, it's massive. You'll get 4K, HDR and Dolby Digital+, alongside a voice remote and Chromecast to stream Netflix and more.

9. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3": $1,199.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $400
- The Surface Pro 7 isn't a cheap piece of kit, but with a massive $400 knocked off it starts to look a little more attainable. Although it has now been superseded by the Pro 8, the 7 is still hugely powerful and puts up a good fight against similarly priced laptops. Unfortunately you'll have to buy the keyboard cover separately, but that's just how Microsoft does its thing.

10. Insignia 55-inch F50 Series QLED TV: $649.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $250
– Another top pick that's dropped further and is now cheaper than it's ever been, this TV is the sweet spot between too small and dwarfingly huge – and it even utilizes Samsung's QLED tech, and offers Dolby Vision and DTS Virtual-X Sound support on a budget. Basically, there aren't many QLED TVs out there that could offer this sort of value for money.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday headphone and earbud deals

Apple AirPods Pro with charging case: $249.99 $219.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- While it's not quite the cheapest we've seen these, this is still an excellent deal. With 4.5/5 stars in our review, one of our few concerns was the high price - and this deal from Best Buy addresses that. What's more, you'll also get 6 months of Apple Music for free.

Apple AirPods (with Wireless Charging Case): $199 $159.99 at Best Buy
Save $40 -
Best Buy just dropped the older Apple AirPods to a terrific low price of $159.99, plus you get the wireless charging case included as well. This second-generation model loses out on a couple of features such as Spatial Audio and better sound quality, but the $40 saving is hard to ignore. This Cyber Monday deal is a limited-time offer from Best Buy, so you should take advantage now before it's too late.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: $349.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
- Another cheapest-ever price from Best Buy here, this better than half price deal is unmissable if you're looking for a pair of Beats cans. The Studio3s aren't quite up there with audiophile kit in terms of sound, but with excellent wireless performance, good overall audio and excellent battery life, they're well worth considering.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones: $349.99 $248 at Best Buy
Save $101
- Hands-down the best headphones on the market, these XM4s deliver class-leading noise cancellation, audio upscaling, superior comfort and a sleek design. While they're certainly not cheap, this is the best price we've ever seen on these cans, so they're definitely worth considering.

Jabra Elite Active 75t Noise Cancelling Earphones: $179.99 $99.99 at Best Buy
Save $60
- Having made a name for itself as a premium-but-affordable maker of earphones, the Jabra Elite Active 75t bridges the gap between bargain beaters and seriously expensive audiophile kit. While we found the sound signature a little bass-heavy in our review, for lovers of EDM these could be a stellar purchase.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2: $149.99 $109.99 at Best Buy
Save $50 -
The Galaxy Buds 2 may only be a few months old, but they've already been given a big discount at Best Buy's Cyber Monday deals event. With ANC, a well-balanced sound, and a 29-hour battery life, they're a big improvement on the original Galaxy Buds. 

JBL TUNE125TWS True Wireless in-ear Headphones: $99.99 $49.99 at Best Buy
Save $50
- If you're in the market for a pair of wireless earbuds that won't break the bank, this set from JBL is a great choice. They're well-reviewed on-site (much better than their more expensive cousins) and with 25 hours of charge plus the ability to use either side independently, they'll do just about everything you need.

Sony WH-CH710N Noise Cancelling Headphones: $179.99 $78 at Best Buy
Save $101
- The WH-CH710N can't quite match up to the XM4s, but for less than $80 they pack a serious punch. At full price we said they delivered plenty of features for the cost, and now at the cheapest price we've ever seen them (by far!) they're certainly worth checking out for your everyday pair of cans.

Apple AirPods Max: $549 $479 at Best Buy
Save $70
– It's not quite the lowest price we've ever seen (that was $449 earlier this month) but this is still a solid price cut on Apple's premium AirPods Max headphones. All color options are available so you can pick up a pair of the wireless, noise-cancelling, high-fidelity audio cans to suit your style.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday wearable and smartwatch deals

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm: $199.99 $169.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- Apple famously doesn't offer huge discounts on its products at any time, but this is a pretty decent deal on the Apple Watch 3. While it's not the newest of the line, it's the cheapest way to get into the Apple Watch game, and this deal matches a number of other retailers. 

Fitbit Sense: $299.95 $199.95 at Best Buy
Save $100 - The Fitbit Sense is a smart, feature-packed smartwatch that not only offers all-day heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, smartphone notifications, contactless payments, and sleep tracking but also tracks your stress levels by measuring changes in your skin's conductivity. This Cyber Monday deal from Best Buy brings the price down to $199.95.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday TV deals

Insignia 55-inch F50 Series QLED TV: $649.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $250
– This Insignia TV is the sweet spot between too small and dwarfingly huge, and is at its cheapest ever price. It even utilizes Samsung's QLED tech, and offers Dolby Vision and DTS Virtual-X Sound support on a budget. Basically, there aren't many QLED TVs out there that could offer this sort of value for money.

TCL 75-inch Class 4 Series LED 4K TV: $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
– Fancy something a bit bigger? This 75-inch TCL TV is down to $699.99 at Best Buy. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but it's well-reviewed on-site and, frankly, it's massive. You'll get 4K, HDR and Dolby Digital+, alongside a voice remote and Chromecast to stream Netflix and more.

Insignia 55" F30 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV: $549.99 $369.99 at Best Buy
Save $190
- While it's not quite as powerful as the F50 series, the Insignia F30 is an excellent screen and, with this kind of discount, it's difficult to ignore. It's rated 4.6/5 in user reviews on-site, and supports Alexa voice control.

Also available: 58" - $399.99, and 70" - $549.99

Samsung 70” TU6985 4K Crystal UHD Smart Tizen TV: $749.99 $679.99 at Best Buy
Save $80
- Only available at Best Buy, this hefty 70" display supports 4K content, HDR, and its UHD goes well beyond HDTV. If you're looking for a mid-range TV from a reputable brand that makes a real statement, this is one to keep an eye on.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday sports and fitness deals

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells: $399.99 $299.99 at Best Buy
Save $100
- Not your garden variety dumbbells, these high-tech weights combine gadgetry and gains. Instead of manually changing the weights on your bar, simply twist the dial, and the corresponding amount of weight will be fitted to the bar - it sounds complex, but it works well in practice, and the 4.8/5 rating in impressive. Like many Bowflex products, these dumbbells also come with 1 year of JRNY.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday camera deals

Canon EOS R with RF 24-105mm lens: $2,099 $1,899 at Best Buy
Save $200
If you're new to Canon's full-frame mirrorless system, then this EOS R bundle with the super-versatile RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens is a fine place to start – particularly at this price. The lens itself typically costs $400, so you're effectively getting a sub-$1,500 EOS R – that's impressive value for such a capable 30.3MP camera.

Sony A7R III Full-frame 42.4 MP Mirrorless Camera: $2,799 $1,999 at Best Buy
Save $800
- When we reviewed the A7R III, we gave it a big fat 5/5 stars thanks to its impressive pixel count, excellent autofocus, powerful image stabilisation and all-round great performance. While the A7R IV has replaced it, this is huge discount on a camera that's not even two years old yet. A serious bargain (if anything costing nearly $2,000 can be called that...).

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday kitchen deals

Keurig K Latte Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker: $89.99 $59.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- Always popular in the Best Buy Cyber Monday deals, Keurig is a household name when it comes to quick and easy preparation of professional-level coffee. This single-serve pod system is just right for quickly grabbing a cup before work, and with a built-in milk frother, it's perfect for lattes - as the name implies. 

Insignia 6qt Multi-Function Pressure Cooker: $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- At better than half price, this is the cheapest pressure cooker Best Buy has on offer right now. With 10 presets, 24-hour timer and generous 6qt capacity, it gives you the flexibility to make food around your busy schedule. 

Also available in 8qt capacity: $119.99 $39.99

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday tablet deals

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3": $1,199.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $400
- The Surface Pro 7 isn't a cheap piece of kit, but with a massive $400 knocked off it starts to look a little more attainable. Although it's now superseded by the Pro 8, the 7 is still hugely powerful and puts up a good fight against similarly priced laptops. Unfortunately you'll have to buy the keyboard cover separately, but that's just how Microsoft does its thing.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday smart home deals

Google Nest Mini (2nd Generation): $49.99 $24.99 at Best Buy
Save $25
- Google's must-have home assistant speaker is a great combination of affordability and ability. The speaker is quite capable, and although you won't be hosting any parties with it, it's great for watching videos, listening to tunes when you're washing up, or as a backup in the bedroom. At this price, it's a steal.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug: $129.99 $99 at Best Buy
Save $30 -
This temperate control smart mug is all the rage lately and Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale has the top-rated Ember mug on sale for $99. A perfect gift idea for that someone who has everything, the mug allows you to set your preferred drinking temperature, so your coffee stays hot for as long as you want.

Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Security Bundle: $599.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $200
- Arlo produces some of the very best home camera systems on the market, and this bundle nets you about $800 worth of kit for less than $400. You'll get 3 2K cameras with anti-theft mounts, 4 rechargeable batteries and a charger, plus a security yard sign. Arlo's usually a little more expensive than other brands, but this deal makes it very competitive.

iRobot Roomba 694: $274.99 $179 at Best Buy
Save $95 -
If you didn't pick up a robot vacuum deal yesterday, Best Buy's Cyber Monday sale has you covered with the Roomba 694 on sale for a record-low price of $179. While this is an entry-level robot vacuum it still offers excellent pick-up on hard floors and carpet, and enough smarts to ensure you still don't have to put in too much effort when it comes to controlling the robovac.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday home deals

Philips One by Sonicare Battery Toothbrush: $24.99 $14.99 at Best Buy
Save $10
- It's not going to replace your all-singing, all-dancing toothbrush that delivers detailed brushing reports to an app, but the Philips One doesn't cost $200, either. Powered by a AAA battery which lasts for 3 months, it's the perfect travel companion that'll slip into just about any bag with ease. And at $15, it's not the end of the world if you lose it, either.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday hard drive and SSD deals

WD Easystore 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $109.99 $62.99 at Best Buy
Save $45
- Simple, cheap and effective, this portable hard drive from WD is an easy way to back up all your files. With a massive 2TB of storage and reasonable file transfer speeds thanks to USB 3.0, it will quite simply do the job at a good price.

WD Black SN850 1TB with heatsink: $269.99 $249.99 at Best Buy
Save $20 -
Recommended by Sony's Mark Cerny, who was the chief architect of the PS5, you can rest assured that this SSD will work flawlessly with your PS5. You're also getting 1TB of storage, which should be more than enough for most users.

WD Black SN850 1TB: $230 $164.99 at Best Buy
Save $65
- We haven't seen the WD Black SN850 drop this low in price before. This model will need a heatsink installed, but with a saving of $65, you're still getting a fantastic deal. 

Crucial P5 Plus 1TB NVMe SSD: $179.99 $144.99 at Best Buy
The Crucial P5 Plus is one of our recommended PS5 SSDs that ticks all of Sony's requirements. However, you will need to purchase and install a heatsink, so bear that in mind before you buy.

Last year's Best Buy Cyber Monday phone deals

iPhone 13: save up to $1000 with trade-in
Best Buy has offers on the iPhone 13 from various carriers in their Cyber Monday sale. Your biggest way to secure the best price is through trading in your old device, with savings of up to $1000 available through Verizon. 

Google Pixel 6: save $150 with an activation on Verizon at Best Buy
Currently, one of the biggest discounts you can get this Cyber Monday on the Google Pixel 6 comes from Best Buy. If you do an activation today, you can save $150 on the price of the device. That leaves you only paying $549.99 for the handset. However, this price is only available on Verizon.

Apple iPhone 13: save $200 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
Right now you can get the iPhone 13 for just $16.66 a month at Best Buy. That's a massive saving of $200 and one of the cheaper options without having to do a trade-in for the iPhone 13. There are discounts for Verizon as well through Best Buy but not as big as on Verizon.

Apple iPhone 13 mini: save $200 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
The same offer as above is also available on the iPhone 13 mini. You can save $200 by taking out a new line on AT&T. That will leave you only paying $13.88 a month for a AT&T instalment plan. You can also save $200 when you activate today through a one time payment of only $499.99

Apple iPhone 13 Pro save $100 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
Best Buy has a big discount on the iPhone 13 Pro right now, offering a saving of $100 when you take out an AT&T instalment plan. This will leave you paying $24.99 a month for the device. Or alternatively, you can save $100 when you pay today with a total payment of $899.99 when you activate today.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max: save $100 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy
The same Best Buy offer that's available on the other iPhone 13 devices is also available on the all-out iPhone 13 Pro Max. Here you'll save $100 when you take out an AT&T plan at Best Buy, leaving you paying only $27.77 a month for the handset.

Mo Harber-Lamond is VPN Editor at Tom's Guide, and contributor for TechRadar. He focuses on cybersecurity content for Tom's Guide, and creates insightful content across the board to help readers make informed buying choices.