But for shoppers, that just means more bargains and discount deals, and the UK's retailers are more than willing to indulge them, and Currys PC World is the latest to spring some rather tasty offers on elecricals such as Samsung TVs, and wearable tech such as the GoPro and Pebble watch.
After selling a quite astonishing 100 large screen TVs every single minute on Black Friday, here's what they've got for Cyber Monday. They say there's already 30 per cent more deals than last year, and 40 per cent more stock.
"So far we have had seven full days of deals across all our big brands, but it won’t be stopping there," said ecommerce director of Currys PC World owner Dixons Carphone, Stuart Ramge.
"For anyone who couldn’t get online or instore previously, we have new deals launching tomorrow and are hoping that all our customers start the Christmas period with something they really need.”
Savvy shoppers can save themselves £50 on an Asus ZenPad tablet, reduced to £99 and the Lenovo Yoga laptop comes with £150 off at £699.
A GoPro Hero 3 camera can be snapped up for just £129 - that's £70 off the usual price. Activity tracker Jawbone Up is down to £49 from £90 while the Pebble smartwatch is just £49, down from £99.
There's also savings of £600 on a 60 inch Samsung 4K TV (now £899) and £150 off a 56 inch Samsung smart tv (now £549).
Also up for grabs is a Rangemaster cooker with £400 off, reduced to a festive £999, Currys PC World said in a sneak peek of some of the deals on offer.
To help you plan ahead, you can find all the latest deals, news and opinion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday here, including Apple,Tesco, Sainsbury's, eBay and Amazon. But don't expect to find Asda among them this year, the supermarket has set a precedent and pulled out of the sales bonanza.