Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: What’s the Best Day for Apple Deals?

Updated Feb 3, 2022 - The faceoff of the shopping holidays: Black Friday vs Cyber Monday

Black Friday or Cyber Monday
Should you buy on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Although both these days offer great tech deals, they’re in such close proximity to one another that it can be confusing which one offers better deals. The truth is: different deals will appear on different days, so the best strategy is to know exactly what you want to buy and get an idea about standard pricing beforehand. And, of course, grab the best deal you can find!

Pro tip! You don't need to wait till Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Thanks to the refurbished market, you can find jaw-dropping deals year-round that would put any typical retailer to shame :D

The best way to think about Black Friday vs Cyber Monday

The easiest way is to imagine the time between these holidays as one big weekend. Don’t think about them as two separate events, just a time when different savings can pop up — but also vanish. 

Some deals will appear on Black Friday and get gradually better as Cyber Monday approaches, while others will sell out as soon as they appear on Black Friday. Some retailers have extended the savings to a whole week — completely blurring the line between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, it's no longer about one day of savings when online shopping is the new norm, and we're bombarded with deals throughout the holiday season. 

And to be real, no Black Friday deal will rival the refurbished deals that we've got throughout the year. Because at Back Market, we recognize that this kind of pressure to buy new is part of the problem. Retailers want you to buy a bunch of stuff on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so why give in to this shopping frenzy?

Should I wait for the Cyber Monday Apple deals?

Basically, there's really no need to wait for Cyber Monday to score a great deal on Apple devices. With Cyber Monday already being a continuation of Black Friday sales anyway, the deals aren’t going to be that different from Black Friday deals on Apple devices. Again, the evolution of Black Friday has created deals throughout November. Apple products won't be any different due to their popularity. We know gifting anyone a new pair of Apple AirPods is a surefire way to gain some brownie points from a loved one. So you could get a pair from Back Market right now, and we'll have deals year-round if you aren't ready to buy now. That's the beauty of eliminating limited-time offers like Cyber Monday.

Does Apple do Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Almost all of the best Apple Black Friday deals come from third-party retailers. Apple does hold a small sale on these days, but to be honest, the discounts aren’t as big as those offered by our website on refurbished tech, on any day of the year. 

If you want the best deal on a Black Friday iPhone, you don't really need to wait for any shopping holiday. Back Market will beat the deals of any mainstream retailer on any day of the year. Every day is Black Friday at Back Market. Our suggested strategy for shopping Black Friday or Cyber Monday: don't do it — shop refurbished instead!

Great deals on refurbished Apple devices

So since buying directly with Apple isn't really going save you that much for Black Friday 2021, why not check out the deals on Back Market? Just go to our bestsellers, and you'll find amazing deals on Apple devices. We've got everything from the MacBook Pro to the Apple Watch and tons of iPhones for you to choose from. Plus, we work with 1,500 professional sellers that have proven track records (only 1 out of 3 pass our tests). All our items are quality controlled and sent to you squeaky clean inside and out.

Our suggested strategy for shopping Black Friday or Cyber Monday

If you find a great discount for an item you’re looking for, it’s really up to you to decide if you really need it. Shopping sustainably doesn’t just mean buying refurbished, it also means considering if a purchase is really needed. 

That said, if you see a deal on something you need during Black Friday and Cyber Monday season, why not go for it. If you’re shopping with traditional retailers, most deals you see on Black Friday won’t necessarily get better by Cyber Monday. 

If you’re shopping refurbished at Back Market, you’re bound to find a top deal on the item you’re looking for any day of the week. We don’t have Black Friday deals, simply because we’re working to give you the best deals no matter the time of year.

Still want to shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Yes, you can expect our refurbished marketplace to have great deals on all your favorite electronics year-round, but maybe you still want to shop for Black Friday electronics deals or Cyber Monday electronics deals. At the end of the day, we don't want to discourage you from going for that Black Friday gem on an Apple product. You do you. But we just might have that Macbook Pro you've been eyeing for a fraction of its original retail price. 

And if you do find a great price by shopping refurbished for an Apple Watch or a Macbook Pro, it'll be better for the environment, too since refurbished products have significantly less impact on the environment.

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