Their starting point was Black Friday (the day after "Thanksgiving") and Cyber Monday in the United States. In some years, these shopping events have also been a pile in Europe. Many domestic companies do not want to miss the purchase of customers during this period. Many are already here with Christmas presents. A pioneer in German-speaking countries was Amazon. Of course, the world's largest online retailer is now starting its traditional "Cyber Monday Week" again this year. First official details were revealed on Monday.
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Thousands of daily and light offerings
According to Amazon, Cyber Monday Week 2018 begins on November 19th. Customers are offered tens of thousands of offers from almost all categories. Until November 26, 2018, customers can receive up to 50 percent discount. Daily, the best products are changed as "deals on the day" from midnight every day while stocks last. In addition, bottle offers are offered every 5 minutes between 06:00 and 19:45 and are available for a maximum of six hours. For first-class members, these offers are exclusive 30 minutes in advance.
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For fans of technology this year, special offers from the following categories are interesting:
Amazon devices (Echo speakers, Fire TV, Kindle etc.)
Tablets from Huawei, Samsung and Lenovo
Game consoles from Sony, Oculus and Microsoft
Smart home products from Philips and Osram
4k / UHD TV from Philips, Samsung and LG
Sports watches and fitness trackers from Garmin and Fitbit
Smartphones from Huawei, Samsung and Motorola
A few years ago, there was strong criticism of transparency and comparability, product details for the respective offers, as well as the recent years of 2018, both the current price of the product ("quotation price") and the previous Amazon price, if available, the manufacturer's recommended price is shown. For offers of the day, the remaining time will be displayed until the end of the deal:
Here's what the quote looks like during Cyber Monday-week.
Important: be calm and compare
However, customers should not simply "blind" turn on. Despite the time pressure initiated by Amazon, it is worth comparing prices with other vendors. That's the only way to make sure you're actually making a real bargain. Price comparison platforms like geizhals.at or preisvergleich.de offers fast and easy comparability.
At Amazon's largest weekly offer, customers can participate in the countdown to Cyber Monday Week from 12-18 November. According to the online retailer, there are several top products at a good price.
Over the last few years, the cyber Monday week for Amazon in the German-speaking countries has always been a great success. This will probably not change this year either.
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