Cyber Monday 2018 [where to find the best camera & telescope deals this year]

2018-10-26T18:11:08+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Cyber Monday has been around for more than ten years now and provides a great opportunity to get a bargain new camera or other astrophotography or astronomy equipment.

If there is something that you have been looking to buy (say, a telescope or new camera), then it’s worth marking the date and paying attention in the days and weeks leading up to this day as you may find a bargain and save yourself some money.

But when is Cyber Monday 2018 and what can we expect to be offered this year?

1. When is Cyber Monday 2018?

Cyber Monday will probably fall on 26 November this year.

It is always the first Monday after Thanksgiving, and in theory, marks the end of four days of bargain deals from many major retailers like Amazon which starts with Black Friday (probably 23rd November 2018 this year).

It’s worth noting though that many stores start offering their marked-down prices quite a while in advance of Black Friday now – in 2017, Amazon kicked their sales off on 14th November.

And Cyber Monday actually becomes “Cyber Monday week”, so in reality, Black Friday pretty much kicks off a holiday sales season that runs right through Christmas.

Cyber Monday 2018 will likely present some great one-day-only deals though that will be worth paying attention to.

Cyber Monday 2017


The sales on individual items are often offered for a short period only – i.e. the price drops for as short as a few hours and then goes back up again.


2. What were the best Cyber Monday camera deals in 2017?

Some of the notable Canon camera and equipment deals seen last year include:

And Nikon deals:

Notable Sony deals include the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera

To help you choose what might be best for you, check out our article on the best camera for astrophotography and the best lens for astrophotography.


3. What were the best Cyber Monday telescope deals in 2017?

Deals were seen last year on the Celestron 8 SE NexStar and the Celestron 114LCM computerized telescope.

For background research, see our articles on the best telescopes in 2018, the best telescopes for kids and the best computerized telescopes.

4. Amazon Prime and Cyber Monday 2018

Around Cyber Monday Amazon Prime membership can have major perks – such as exclusive deals, early access to lightning deals, and extra discounts on prices that have already dropped.

You can sign up for the 30-day free trial below to give it a go over the Cyber Monday period:



5. How to find the best camera and telescope deals during Cyber Monday 2018?

Of course, Amazon is not the only outlet offering Cyber Monday deals, so we will be scouring what’s out there to find the best astronomy and astrophotography equipment offers.

This page will be updated with the best Cyber Monday 2018 deals on cameras and astrophotography accessories, plus telescope and astronomy equipment, as they are released, as well as on the Black Friday that precedes it.

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