The Black Friday weekend has been and gone but Cyber Monday is still here, and there are heavy discounts on a massive range of PC products. Picking through all the deals can be a mind-numbing task, but we’re here to help. While you can find Black Friday deals 2023 on hundreds of websites, we’ve concentrated on the best picks for PC enthusiasts. This page is updated all day to bring you cut-price CPUs and coolers, maximum-value mice and monitors, and special offers on speakers and SSDs.
We’ll also be listing the best Cyber Monday PC deals on this page too, so check back over the whole weekend.
Best Cyber Monday PC deals
The Black Friday weekend has shifted into its final stretch with Cyber Monday. To save time on your deals search, head to the sales at these top PC retailers, or you can check out individual deals below.
- Amazon: Get $100+ off gaming PCs
- Best Buy: Save up to $500 on select Dell laptops
- Newegg: Half-price PCs and components
- Scan Computers (UK): Huge limited-time deals
- Walmart: Up to 62% off PCs, monitors, headsets
Head on over to our brothers in arms at WarGamer to find their choice of the best 3D printer deals. The pick of the bunch currently is the Elegoo Mars 3 which has a 47% discount. Or, for UK readers, there’s the pricier Mars 4 which has a 29% discount.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the Friday that follows Thanksgiving in the United States of America. For years now, Black Friday has been a traditional time of post-Thanksgiving discounts, with shops sometimes opening at midnight to offer major deals on a wide variety of goods.
As the popularity of the event has grown over the years, it has now become a worldwide phenomenon, widely seen as the peak shopping day and the ideal opportunity to grab some bargains, especially ahead of the Christmas/holiday gift-giving season.
Black Friday used to be seen as general major-store discounts, leading to the development of Cyber Monday as a time when major discounts were offered on tech products. However, now the whole weekend has pretty much become one long-deal bonanza.
When is Black Friday 2023?
Black Friday 2023 took place on Friday, November 24, but deals are ongoing throughout the weekend, and we have Cyber Monday to look forward to on Monday, November 27.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for such deals and will add them to this page as they appear.
How long do Black Friday deals last?
There’s no definitive answer to this, as retailers set their own sales periods, but we do know that many brands don’t just stick to Black Friday or the weekend leading up to Cyber Monday. Below, we’ve picked out some key retailers and used 2022’s sales as an indicator of how things may go on Black Friday 2023.
Black Friday shopping advice
‘Buy cheap, buy twice’ goes the old adage, but it was meant as a cautionary tale, not as Black Friday shopping advice. To avoid a credit card bill for the ages, here are a few shopping tips for Black Friday:
Plan ahead: It’s easy to get sucked into the Black Friday spirit and start stacking up credit card debt. To make sure you don’t overstretch yourself, make a list of the games and hardware you’re interested in and be disciplined when clicking ‘add to cart’. Remember, you’re only saving money if you were going to buy it anyway…
Set a budget: Figure out how much you can afford to spend on your wishlist. If you have to overspend on some items at the top of your list, be prepared to sacrifice one or two things lower in the pecking order.
Do your homework: Once you have a list of the things you want, make sure you know what their regular price is. Sometimes, unscrupulous retailers artificially inflate their prices pre-Black Friday to make them look better in the sale.
Be prepared: Often, the best Black Friday gaming deals sell out rapidly. Move fast if you find a killer deal on an item you want. There’s nothing worse than missing out on a great Black Friday deal because you waited too long.
Returns and refunds: Check out the store’s returns and refund policy before you buy. That way, if you change your mind, you’ll know where you stand. During sales periods like Black Friday, retailers often have exceptions to their normal returns and refund policies.
Be wary of scams: As always, be vigilant. If a deal looks too good to be true – even at this time of year – it probably is. Make sure to use secure payment methods and try to use a credit card to make transactions where possible – if things go wrong, you’ll have a better chance of getting your money back than if you use a debit card.