Cyber Monday 2017 is underway and experts expect even more of us to try to find great deals online today than in Cyber Mondays past, with a jump of 39% to 56% from last year to this year.

But if this your first time using the boss' high-speed Internet to try to find Cyber Monday Monday bargains, here are a few pointers and some great deals you should know about.

Most major retailers begin their sales when the clock strikes midnight on Monday. Cyber Monday deals typically have a shorter duration than Black Friday or Thanksgiving discounts, so you  have to be prepared act fast to get that great deal.

While the general thinking is that deals on clothes and major appliances are in stores on Thanksgiving weekend, Cyber Monday could offer better bargains on laptops, travel, small kitchen appliances and shoes.

Here, courtesy of USA TODAY, are five great Cyber Monday deals to get you started...

Samsung 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (MU8000 Series)—$897.99 (Save $302): This 2017 model won our Editors' Choice award for its impeccable picture quality, and now you can get it for the lowest price we've ever seen.
Roku Streaming Stick+—$48 on Amazon (Save $22): This streaming
device was one of our top picks among all the options we've tested, and right now you can get it for under $50, a price drop we've never seen before.(Amazon)

Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Vacuum—$449.99 (Save $150): We named this Dyson vacuum the Best of the Year for its impeccable performance and lightweight design. It’s usually $600, so this massive discount is a perfect opportunity to invest in this stick vacuum.(eBay)

Microsoft Surface Pro w/ Type Cover Included — $899 (Save $229): Microsoft's Surface Pro is one of the most powerful tablets around, running a full version of Windows 10 with laptop-class power. You can get a version with a 7th-gen Intel i5 and a 128GB SSD for just $899.99 today and Microsoft is throwing in the $129 Type cover as well.(Microsoft)

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens—$176.95 (Save $40): If the photographer on your list already has a camera, why not give them a new lens to play with? This one features a Silent Wave Motor that auto focuses, and its aperture range makes it great for shooting in low light.(B & H Photo)

Google Home Mini—$29 (Save $20 and get a $10 gift card): The miniature version of Google's smart speaker with a voice assistant. For a limited time, this deal also comes with a free $10 gift card to Best Buy, so you're basically getting the speaker for just $19.(Best Buy)


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