Sure, Black Friday might have become a national retail holiday, but Cyber Monday offers nearly all the savings without all the icky contact with the rest of humanity. It's just you, your wallet, and the buy button — shopping the way it was meant to be. We've rounded up some of the best deals from around the web below, and we'll be adding more as they roll in, so check back soon.
Amazon's doing Cyber Monday a little differently and unlocking different deals at various times throughout the week. There'll be quite a few things offered, but from what we've seen the highlights will be a 250GB Xbox 360 holiday bundle that comes with Fable III and Halo Reach and an unlocked Nokia N8 for $299. There's also the usual collection of discounts on televisions, cameras (like this $199 Fujifilm F505), and games (
Batman: Arkham City for $30). You can also pick up a Jawbone Jambox for $149.99 if you missed the Black Friday sale.
For our British readers, Ebuyer's doing a
£1 clearance sale starting at 11AM GMT today. The items on offer will change throughout the day (spoiler: we doubt there'll be any iPads up for grabs at that price), so keep an eye on it if you're in need of some small accessories or other tidbits.
Best Buy's Cyber Monday laptop deals aren't all that impressive -- unless you're looking for $150 off a 13-inch MacBook Pro, or $200 off a 15-inch Core i7 MacBook Pro. There are plenty of good deals in other categories: you can pick up a free AT&T HTC Titan, grab the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS for $149, or score $500 off a 55-inch Samsung LED LCD TV.
Best Buy's also got a better deal on the Nook Simple Touch than Barnes & Noble itself,
selling the e-reader for just $79.99 right now. The Kobo Touch Edition is also available for $99.99, but you can find it at Buy.com for cheaper (see below).
Pick up a Kinect for your Xbox 360
for $99.99, and add Dance Central 2 for an extra $27. Also, who can say no to an $50 iTunes (or iBookstore) gift card for $40?
We also just got wind that the Cyborg Rat 9 wireless gaming mouse
is only $89.99 today — a hefty discount on a great peripheral. Thanks, Terrance!
In the UK, the company's started its closing down sale with discounts on most items of between 10 and 30 percent. CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays get a 50 percent price cut, though things are likely to get even cheaper as we get closer to the shutdown deadline.
Target's Cyber Monday deals are all over the place, as you'd expect, but the electronics offers are pretty good: highlights include $25 off a 32GB iPod touch (not today's best iPod touch deal — see Barnes & Noble below), a bundle of 32GB iPod touch and iBeats headphones for $299.99 a Canon EOS T3 DSLR for just $599, and a Nintendo Wii with a bunch of accessories and New Super Mario Bros Wii for $174.
Overstock.com's Cyber Monday deals aren't bad, either: you can grab a
Nook Simple Touch for $69, which is the cheapest we've seen it, a refurbished Nook Color for $139 (a tad more expensive than Barnes & Noble below), a refurbished white 32GB iPad 2 for $529, and a ThinkPad Edge with a Core i3 for $399, not to mention a 27-inch Samsung P2770FH monitor for $169.
Staples probably has the best Cyber Monday laptop deal, with a $329 HP dm3 in the mix, but there are plenty of other deals on printers, cameras, and various other office-related things in the mix as well.
Dell's Cyber Monday offerings obviously include a number of laptops, but the best deal is ironically on a Sony product: you can grab a 46-inch Sony Google TV for just $798, a savings of about $600. There are also some good monitor deals to be had, like the Dell U2412M 24-inch IPS display for $299.
Dell's also including the choice of a $125 American Express giftcard or a Canon PowerShot ELPH 100HS with many of its laptops. While you're at it, get an extra $100 off an XPS 15 or XPS 17 with coupon code 932N$0ZCCHWZB9, or $100 off an Alienware laptop with code D95K0RNX$0XF10. More codes here.
Walmart's Cyber Monday deals aren't much to write home about, but you can grab a Sony Walkman video player for $60 and there are tons of discounted TVs in the mix as well.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's Cyber Monday deals include tons of discounts on books and movies, as you might expect, but there's also a 30 percent off coupon for a single item, 50 percent off Magellan GPS units, and a $224 32GB iPod touch — beating that Target deal handily. You'll also find Barnes and Noble selling the refurbished Nook Color on eBay for $129.
You can still find some good deals on ThinkPad laptops today, with 20 percent off existing prices on X and W series ThinkPads and 15 percent off the T series.
Although it's already nixed the minor Black Friday discounts, Apple is offering free shipping from now through December 22nd on any product ordered from its US online store. Other countries — Canada, UK, France, and Spain, among others — are getting free standard shipping for orders placed today only. Seeing as Europe is several hours closer to Tuesday, we suggest those across the pond (and a few countries further inland) start acting soon. If you're looking for discounted hardware, though, you'll want to look elsewhere in this list.
The virtual flash mob dealmaker is taking 48 percent off the Sony Bloggie Touch MP4 pocket camcorder, offering it at $94 if commit to purchasing by the end of today. The offers is available in limited quantities only and already over 1,000 have reportedly claim this deal, which is the company's nice way of saying you may, in fact, have even less time to decide.
TigerDirect's big deal looks to be the 15.6-inch HP ProBook 4530s with Intel Core i5 processor for $549.99, which is $200 off the list price and $150 off its usual sales price. There's also a Sony Blu-ray player with Google TV for $159.99 — perfect for loved ones with a penchant for crazy large remote controls.
Oh, and this just in — a
refurbished 320GB PlayStation 3 Slim with a twin-pack of Uncharted for $199.98 !
Newegg has a rather handy list of all its Cyber Monday sales items that seems to constantly update with that is and isn't sold out. Standouts include
$200 off Asus N53SV, $250 off a Dell Inspiron 15R and $250 off an HP Envy 14 — all with Intel Core i5 processors — and $220 off a 46-inch Sony Google TV. Better still, today's Google offer is $20 for $40 of Newegg credit (Update: looks like that deal's over), which sweetens the deal even more. A variety of Pioneer and Onkyo A/V receivers are also on sale, and you'll find the Asus VH226H 1080p LCD monitor for $99.99 (sold out) after mail-in rebate.
If you're building your own PC, there are some good deals on quality cases, too, like the Cooler Master Scout ($59.99 after rebate), the Lian Li PC-9F ($99.99) and the Antec Lanboy Air ($99.99 after rebate).
The undisputed king of "pay $X for a twice that in [Store Y] credit" has dozens of deals for Cyber Monday today, chief among them in the technology category being $10 for $20 worth of Skype credit and $25 for a $50 credit on any Verizon Wireless device or accessory. Living Social is also offering $50 worth of Incase gear for $25, a $19.99 Electronic Arts game (via Origin) for $10, and $20 of Office Max credit for $10.
At least six Kodak point-and-shoots are getting discounts of $40 or more, but the only one we can really recommend is the 14-megapixel M583 for $99.99. And since it is OfficeMax, you're bound to find a tempting deal for desks, printers, and other more professional-leaning use.
Sure, the big draw is new Power Rangers and Toy Story action figures, but Toys"R"Us is also offering $35 off a Nintendo Wii, a free game when you buy 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect bundle, and 50 percent off any Xbox 360 or PlayStatoin 3 game if you buy the new Need for Speed, Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Assassin's Creed titles at full price.
GameStop is knocking $10 off the cost of Batman: Arkham City and throwing in a free copy of Batman Forever the movie. Let's rephrase: GameStop is paying you $10 to take their copies of Batman Forever. It's also offering free copies of Fear 2: Project Origin with the purchase of select titles.
Sony's official online storefront is slashing prices across the board, but laptop shoppers might be particularly fond of a free upgrade to Intel Core i7 processors for select VAIO computers, or a free sheet battery with a Vaio S laptop. HDTVs seemed to be getting around the same discounts as elsewhere, too. Find the full list of deals here!
As Verge reader brockorr points out, Microsoft Store Online has the
250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect holiday bundle for $299 — free shipping, too. HTC's Radar 4G, Trophy, and Arrive are free with a new plan from their respective carriers.
Verizon's online exclusives today are a $199.99 Motorola Xoom 4G LTE and $49.99 LG Revolution. Both requiring two-year contracts, of course, but the Xoom 4G LTE is still a pretty good discount given its $499.99 on-contract launch price from just a month ago.
Buy.com's Cyber Monday deals aren't the most exciting, but there's some good stuff to be had: a Kobo Touch Edition ebook reader for $69.99, Logitech's Boombox Wireless speaker for $109.99, and a Slingbox SOLO for $99.99. For the adventurous among us, the GoProHD camcorder is $189.99 during the sale. Also, the retailer's selling the 24-inch Viewsonic VA2448M 1080p monitor for $119.99 via eBay, and we just spotted this
Meccano Erector Spykee Vox toy robot (not to be confused with the original Spykee) for $59.99 .
Origin's offering 50 percent off more than 200 titles, which means you can score Battlefield 3 and Madden NFL 12 for $29.99 each — spend more than $35 and shipping's free, too. There are also huge deals on mobile apps, and you can get slightly older games like FIFA Soccer 11 for as little as $4.99.
Direct2Drive has a set of BOGO deals going on today, with a twist -- buy a brand-new sequel to game, and get the original gratis. That includes Batman: Arkham City with a free copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum, as well as Saints Row: The Third with free Saints Row 2, not to mention Dragon Age, Fallout, Harry Potter and a few others. Oh, and L.A. Noire is on sale for $34.95, too.
Best of the Rest
- Office Depot has the
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave mouse / keyboard combo for $29.99(after mail-in rebate)
- HP is offering 75% off a host of webOS apps.
- If you didn't get the entry-level HP Envy 14 for $750 at Newegg, you can customize your own at HP starting at $899.99. Use coupon code NBN8577 for an extra $100 off at checkout.
- You can still grab a
Panasonic Lumix GF3 with 14mm pancake and 14-42mm zoom lenses for $499.99.
We'll be adding more deals as the day and week go on, so check back often!
Ross Miller and Sean Hollister contributed to this report.