Did you line up outside your local store only to miss out on the very limited quantities of discounted items on Black Friday? Don't despair, Cyber Monday is your 2nd chance to snag discounted sales on tech items online, so we've put together this listing of some of the best tech deals. Ah, the joys of online shopping, no lines, no cold weather to deal with and no pepper spray to worry about...
As you can see from the above graphic from CheapSally.com, Cyber Monday looks to be more popular than ever. Use caution however if you're one of those people shopping from work! We'll be adding to this list as more deals are announced, so check back as we get closer to Monday. So far, here are some of our favorite Cyber Monday deals:
- Toshiba E-Core A19 LED bulb: The main strike against LED bulb adoption is price. But you can't complain when you can get a dimmable LED bulb for just $4.99. For comparison, Amazon sells these for $40 and retailers like Sears were selling them for upwards of $70. This could be the best tech deal of the week, but warn/note the site is loading super slow.
- The New York Times: From 12 a.m. EST Nov. 28 to 6 a.m. Nov. 29, all new subscribers will save
50%30% on 26 weeks of any New York Times digital subscription package, 12- and 26-week gift subscriptions will be sold at 50%30% off.
- Moo: One of our favorite sources of business cards, for Cyber Monday Moo is giving you 30% off everything in your basket, including desktop accessories.
- Poketo: Fav Los Angeles design company, Poketo, has jumped into the fray with a Cyber Monday 15% off code: POK2CYBER. They just released some beautiful iPad 2 covers worth a peek.
- Amazon: With Cyber Monday being Amazon's peak shopping day last year, they are ramping things up with so many sales. A few in particular that are most "dealicious" are the Microsoft Xbox Kinect Sensor (includes Kinect Adventures, Gunstringer, and Fruit Ninja) $99 (save $50), HP Officejet Pro 8500A Wireless All-in-One $259.99 (save $240), and the Bodum Bistro Electric Handheld Immersion Stick Blender (Orange) $69.99 (save $40). Another great deal is the JBL Creature III Self-Powered Multimedia satellite and subwoofer system for just $49.99, instead of the usual $129.95
- Etsy: Don't neglect indie merchants on Monday. Cyber Monday is not just for the big online superstores. A simple search on Etsy, found over 110,000 items on sale for Cyber Monday, including this awfully cute wooden smart phone toy for teething.
- The Conran Shop: In addition to the sale on all Herman Miller products, there are also savings to be had on the Revo Ikon Stereo $349 (save $150) and the Conran iPod Dock $399 (save $100).
- Target: We're not surprised that Target has many deals for Cyber Monday, including a black Nintendo Wii console bundle $174.98 (save $40), Samsung 46" LCD HDTV $1099 (save $200), and a Apple iPod touch 32GB and Dr. Dre iBeats Headphones Bundle $299.99 (save $99).
- Staples: Not to be outdone, Staples is also in on the cyber sale action with the Epson EX3200 SVGA LCD Projector $299.99 (save $150), HP S2031 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor $79.98 (save $60), and the Livescribe™ 8GB Echo™ Smartpen $99.95 (save $80).
- Happy Owl Studios: Makers of some of our favorite iPad cases, Happy Owl Studios are running a Cyber Monday sale, use the discount code "Think Happy" to save 15%.
- NewEgg: With 5 pages of deals, NewEgg is worth checking out. Deals include the LG 42" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV for $499.99 (save $300.99), Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth Headset for $.01 (save $19.98), Spyder Universal DRL 8 White LED Lights $19.99 (save $45.01), and the Cradlepoint Black Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot $29.99 (save $150).
- Best Buy: We would be remiss if we did not mention Best Buy, with amazing deals like the Ion Audio iCade $49.99 (save $50), Sony Blu-ray with Google TV $159.99 (save $140), and Samsung 55" LED HDTV $999.99 (save $500).
- Circuit City: While the chain of stores might not exist in brick and mortar form, Circuit City does have an online presence and they're pulling out all the stops for Cyber Monday with the TomTom XXL 550 for $99.99 (save $100), Viewsonic VFD823-50 Digital Photo Frame for $29.99 (save $30) and the gorgeous Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV for $1699.99 (save $1,500, $1400 instant + $100 coupon at checkout).
- Dell: With savings on Dell equipment as well as cameras and other peripherals, their Cyber Monday page is worth a look see, some of our favorite deals are the Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Kit for $799 (save $170), Sony Google 46" LCD HDTV $798 (save $600), and Dell 22" Ultra Thin LED Monitor $139.99 (save $80).
- Barnes & Noble: While there is not much savings on Nook ($25 B&N Gift Card if you use your Mastercard) there is a nice special on some tech geek "stocking stuffers" buy two get the third free, these items include the Mimobot Star Wars C-3PO Flash Drive $ 27.95, the USB Battleship 5 Port Hub $18.95 and the Duck Speaker $16.95.
- Overstock.com: It is no surprise that the online discounted retailer Overstock.com would have some great deals, our top picks are the MEElectronics CC51 Ceramic Earbuds for $24.99 (save $74.90), Refurbished Nook Color $139 (save $110), and the Refurbished Samsung P2770FH 27" LCD Computer Monitor $169 (save 130.99).
Sales Deals Sites:
LivingSocial Cyber Monday Sales are especially notable today for gift cards which essentially get you $2 of credit for every $1 spent. For example: $20 of Skype Credit for $10 or $50 of Incase gear for just $25.
Fab is offering "unlimited free credits" for Cyber Monday, which means you get $10 free credits to start with, then additional stackable $10 credits for every $100 you spend. Is it a good deal? Depends...the Tivoli radio and eskuché headphones sales prices are modest, but their 100+ Best Gifts Under $100 Affordable Design For Everyone items aren't bad as stocking stuffers. Arguably the best deal of the day is this $3.50 sticker set for your outlets, if only for amusement's sake.
Gilt Groupe is offering a Cyber Monday Madness Doorbusters Deals Every 3 Hours promotion. So far the deals have been so-so, the best being the Cuisinart PowerPrep Plus 14-Cup Food Processor for $129 versus the list $299. Plus today only, you get free shipping on anything you order after your initial 1st purchased item.
Jack Threads, the guy fashion and outfitter site, has a couple tech deals. The now defunct and still beloved Flip Video Camera is just $69.99. Several amusing Case Mate accessories are on discount, notably this distressed leather iPhone carrying case for $28.99 (too bad the monkey case is sold out already).