"Cyber Monday," the term widely used by retailers and the press to describe the shopping spree that occurs the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend in the US, was first invoked in 2005 by Shop.org, a website run by a retail trade group. Its savvy marketing paid off: in the intervening eight years, Cyber Monday has quickly become one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Americans, with steep discounts from both online merchants and their brick and mortar counterparts (although, it's worth noting many of those discounts were built into the original prices of products). This year, Cyber Monday may even surpass Black Friday in terms of total sales. We've gathered the best deals leading up to and on Cyber Monday 2013, December 2nd, to help you plow through your gift checklist that much faster and get you on to those holiday celebrations.
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Google's new Nexus 7 is one of our favorite small tablets on the market, and there's a pretty solid Cyber Monday deal for the device going on now through eBay. Adorama, a huge photo- and tech-focused retailer based in New York City, is selling brand-new 2013 Nexus 7 tablets with 32GB of storage for only $229.00 today, $40 less than they retail for on Google Play. Another retailer known as ShopDivvy has the 16GB 2013 model available for $169.99, $59 less than on Google Play — however, these models are factory-refurbished, if that's a concern to you. Both retailers are offering free shipping, as well, making it an all-around solid price for one of the best tablets on the market. But both retailers say stock is limited — don't wait around if you're interested.
Microsoft is offering an eclectic mix of discounted products for Cyber Monday, including discounts on two huge Xbox One bundles. Both the Xbox One Day One Complete Bundle and the Xbox One Day One Ultimate Bundle are now on sale, both of which offer the Xbox One, one year of Xbox Live Gold, a three-year warranty, and a choice of several games. The Complete Bundle is available for $699.95 — a savings of $50 — and includes two games, while the Ultimate Bundle is available for $799.95 — a savings of $69.94 — and includes three games and an extra controller. Those buying either system will get to choose between Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Just Dance 2014.Read Article >
The deals extend beyond Xbox to laptops, smartphones, games, and more too:
Dec 2, 2013
After an enormous Black Friday event, Best Buy is back today with a slew of deals for Cyber Monday. The retailer will be offering various discounts all week as part of what it's calling "Cyber Week," but some specials are running today only. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones (including LG's G2 free on contract) represent some of the best deals, but Best Buy is also offering up a number of TVs, digital cameras, USB flash drives, and more. We've rounded up some of the better values below, but you'll want to check the company's website throughout the week for those rotating Cyber Week deals. And don't forget that we've put together the full rundown on the best Cyber Monday sales from other retailers.Read Article >
Barnes & Noble is bringing many of its best Black Friday deals back for Cyber Monday, and it's adding in one big new one as well: it's offering the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight for $49 today, down from its regular price of $99. Other big deals have returned, including the $39 price for the Nook Simple Touch and the 50 percent discount on select books and book box sets.Read Article >
To help you fill up one of those e-readers, Barnes & Noble has also discounted thousands of Nook ebooks by between 60 to 80 percent and put a $4.99 price on every single Volume 1 entry in DC Comics' New 52 series. Sales on DVDs, Blu-rays, educational toys and games, magazine subscriptions, calendars, and more are also being advertised — and in the event that you find something that isn't explicitly on sale, Barnes & Noble is offering a single-use coupon for 25 percent off one non-sale, non-digital item too.
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It may have been invented as a cynical marketing move to force people to spend more money, but Cyber Monday has the edge on Black Friday by not asking you to actually leave the house. Many retailers this year have decided to roll their Black Friday deals on over the weekend until today; others have introduced some reasonable discounts on electronics and other big-box goods.
Nov 29, 2013
On December 1st at midnight, Cyber Monday begins — and Amazon is of course offering plenty of reasons to go shopping online. According to the company, new deals will kick off as often as every ten minutes, and the promotion will last all week, so you'll want to check the site regularly over the coming days. Luckily, Amazon has provided at least a few examples of some of the deals you can get in on come Monday, and they cover a pretty wide range of products.Read Article >
And that's just a taste. Be sure to head over to Amazon's Cyber Monday deals page to check out deals as they happen, and follow along with our Cyber Monday coverage to find the best deals elsewhere.
Nov 27, 2013
Steam has just kicked off its Autumn Sale 2013, which offers deals on a range of downloadable games from now until December 3rd. The twist is that the sales change each day, so you'll have to check back regularly. The first set of daily deals includes nine different games, with a nice mixture of indie titles and bug budget blockbusters — here's the full list.Read Article >
In addition to the daily deals, Steam is also offering flash sales that last for just eight hours each, so make sure to keep your eye on the site to get the most out of the promotion.
Nov 27, 2013
For one day only, Motorola will be lowering the cost of all off-contract Moto X smartphones by $150. That means the 16GB model will be just $349.99. The Cyber Monday discount is valid for all carriers, both 16GB and 32GB storage capacities, and the special Developer Editions available only via its website. Motorola warns that "supplies will be limited" and the company says it will be providing more details soon. Thankfully since Moto Maker customization is now available for all US carriers, you'll have plenty of color options if you do decide to take advantage of the sale.Read Article >
The 16GB Moto X is currently priced at $499.99 off contract, so presumably it will be available for $349.99 on Cyber Monday. (The 32GB model should come in at a slightly higher $399.99.) That puts it right on par with Google's Nexus 5, adding the benefits of personalization and Motorola's exclusive software features. If those are what you're after, Monday looks like the day to buy.
Microsoft has just announced its Black Friday 2013 offers, which include some pretty hefty discounts on popular games. The company is offering games like Skyrim, Fallout 3, Mark of the Ninja, Red Dead Redemption, Dark Souls, and Tomb Raider for more than 50 percent off their MSRP. Here's the full list of deals, organized by eligibility date and discount:Read Article >
November 26th to December 2nd
GameStop seems like it's ready for the biggest shopping day of the year. After hiring an additional 17,000 people to help staff its stores, the company has today announced its range of Black Friday deals. Its list isn't as expansive as the offerings of Best Buy or Amazon, but there are some good deals here, like Battlefield 4 for $24.99 — less than half its MSRP. Here's the full list, all of which are only available on Friday:Read Article >
Unlike many of its peers, GameStop has elected not to open on Thanksgiving Day, and instead open at 12:01AM on November 29th — Black Friday itself. Keep your eyes peeled, though. GameStop also plans to offer another set of deals for Cyber Monday, which is the Monday following Black Friday.