How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Boxing Day

Canadians love Boxing Day shopping. It’s a time honoured tradition and despite the fact that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been trying to steal the show in recent years, a Colliers International report shows that Boxing Day discounts are bigger in Canada. The report shows that 36 per cent of products are discounted more on Boxing Day than on Black Friday. If you didn’t take advantage of the tech deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and Santa fell short this year, here are a few tips to get the most out of Boxing Day this year.


The Best Tech Deals

Though Boxing Day sales can be unpredictable, there are a number of tech items that you can expect great deals on. These items range from big-ticket to gadgets under $100.


When it comes to big-ticket items, TVs are probably the best example of a hot Boxing Day deal with prices on some models being slashed up to 40 or 50 percent. Laptops and tablets are also hot buys with deals popping up even on rarely discounted items such as Apple products. If you’re shopping for a tablet, check out Android devices with the latest operating system, Android Lollipop. Look for tablets with at least 16GB of storage a microSD slot for extra memory. If a smartphone is what you’re after, keep an eye out for deals on unlocked phones that enable you to choose your carrier and negotiate an affordable service plan. Phones with microSD slots are your best bet, allowing you to expand your memory as needed. In addition to these big-ticket items, I also recommend checking out printers, cameras, gaming devices, and wearable fitness trackers if any of these items is on your wish list.


Significant discounts are typically also available on tech gadgets under $100, making Boxing Day a great time to stock up on items such as external hard drives, USB flash drives, and some software. Gamers will also find great discounts on a variety of games.


Boxing Day Strategies

Although there are some fantastic deals available on Boxing Day, it can be a hectic and overwhelming experience in stores if you head out unprepared. The key to getting the most out of Boxing Day shopping is to do some research in advance. It’s important to have a firm grasp on what you’re looking for, which features you need, and where you’re willing to compromise. It’s important to know all this because you might not find the exact item you want on sale but discounts may be available on comparable items.


There are many resources online to help you find out about the products on your wish list. Check out popular tech blogs and manufacturer websites for details on features and product reviews. Information on this year’s best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals can also be useful in anticipating what might be on sale on Boxing Day.


Finally, while there will undoubtedly be some great Boxing Day deals online, make sure you take some time to visit physical retail locations as well. In many cases you’ll find worthwhile deals in stores that aren’t available online, and vice versa.

By Mike Agerbo

December 22, 2015