Thanksgiving vs Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: When to Shop for Gaming Computers

Years ago, if you wanted to score a great deal on a gaming PC before the holidays, you would have shopped on Black Friday. Today, you not only have Black Friday but also Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Not to mention, Black Friday is an entire season these days rather than a single day. So if you’re looking to buy a new gaming computer, which is the best day to shop on: Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Which Shopping Day Gives the Best Discounts?

According to research from, if you only have one day to shop it should be Thanksgiving. Last year, 38 percent of the sales posted on Thanksgiving were “Editor’s Choice” deals compared to 31 percent on Black Friday. Cyber Monday landed in between at 36 percent. But, it all depends on what you want to buy, as some days are better for certain items.

iPhones and iPads, for example, have the best deals on Thanksgiving  Cameras, speakers and TVs also snag a top spot on Thanksgiving while Android offers the biggest discounts on Cyber Monday.whereas computers, laptops and data storage are cheapest on Cyber Monday. Your best bet is to find out exactly what you’re looking for and see what types of deals are going on for that particular product.

If you want to hit up a sale on Thanksgiving, however, it means you have to leave your family and perhaps some pumpkin pie. It also means that you could be standing in line for hours without ever getting what you want. So, if you’re looking to score a great deal on a high-end gaming computer, our advice is to buy online and shop with a selection that you know is available to you.

Check Out Velocity Micro’s Black Friday Sale!

From now until November 25, Velocity Micro is running a Black Friday sale with our biggest savings of the year! Some of the incentives being offered are:

  • Instant coupons of up to $200
  • Free ground-shipping on all orders
  • Free game bundles from NVIDIA and Intel
  • Free Velocity Micro t-shirt and drawstring bag

When you shop with Velocity Micro, you get Black Friday prices without having to wait in line and deal with crowds of people or poor customer service. You can chat with Velocity Micro about the various gaming PCs on sale, and our helpful staff will help you choose a system that’s right for you.

When you’re ready, simply add the gaming system of your choice to your cart, get your savings (and your free shirt and bag!) and your computer will be delivered to you at no charge. When Thanksgiving rolls around, you can enjoy a nice warm evening with your family!

Velocity Micro has a huge selection of high-end gaming computers such as the Raptor and Vector series. Connect with our online customer service to find a system that matches your needs at a great price!

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