No longer do you have to wait until hidden in the confines of your office or cubicle to waste company time to make all your discounted holiday purchases. Target is drawing customers into "Cyber Week." Amazon is offering a slew of deals under the banner "Cyber Monday Deals Week." (A week that lasts eight days.) Best Buy is dropping the time frame all together and offering "Cyber Savings."
Online shopping picked up days ago, and climbed even on Thanksgiving day, when online sales climbed 14% over last year. Amazon launched its official Cyber Monday event on Sunday, when it promises to offer a new deal every 10 minutes. It is prominently advertising a 50% discount on some LeapFrog learning toys, a 40-inch HD Sony TV for under $300 and $50 off the Nest Learning Thermostat. It is also having a fire sale on its unlocked Fire smartphone, which has been a major disappointment for the company.
Amazon said Monday proper tends to be its largest mobile shopping day of the year.
Televisions are big sale items at Best Buy and Target. Best Buy is offering up to 30% off some models, while Target slashed prices on some and offered free gift cards with others.
So What are the best deals? Well, we will list as many as I can keep up with...
The Fire TV is down to $69 as of the afternoon, the lowest price we've seen so far.
LG's 49-inch 4K TV has dropped to $999 (down from $1,599).
Sharp 42-inch LCD HDTV for $349 (a $130 discount).
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 16GB for $199 (a $100 discount).
Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera for $449 (a $100 discount).
Dropcam Wireless camera for $100 (a $50 discount).
Google Play gift cards: $50 gift card for $45, $25 gift card for $22.50.
Lenovo's Yoga 2 tablet has dipped to $300 ($70 off).
You can get an Xbox One bundle with two Assassin's Creed games for $330, or $430 with Kinect.
Numerous 4K TVs are on sale, including 55-, 60- and 65-inch sets from Samsung and Sony. In some cases, you'll save as much as $1,500.
Buying one Wii U game will get you 40 percent off a second title.
A Chromecast streaming stick will cost you $25, and you'll get two months of Hulu Plus for free.
HTC's RE Camera is down to $95, or a whopping $105 off.
LG G Watch for $99 (a $130 discount) plus $50 credit for content at Google Play.
Chromecast for $25 (a $10 discount).
Nest Learning Thermostat for $199 (a $50 discount) on Amazon.
Dropcam for $120 (a $30 discount) on Nests's site.
You can also get $50 credit for content at Google Play when you buy Nexus 9 tablet, Sony Smartwatch 3, Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch R or Asus ZenWatch.
Marvel Unlimited is selling a month's subscription for $0.75 this week. To get in on the sale, you'll need to head over to the Marvel Unlimited checkout and enter the promo code MARVEL75.
- You can get an Xbox One Assassin's Creed bundle with a free game for $330.
- If you don't mind a 30Hz refresh rate, you can get a Dell 4K monitor (the P2815Q) for $299, or $200 off.
- You can get $100 to $150 off a Surface Pro 3 if you're looking for a Core i5 or i7 model.
- The Lumia 635 for AT&T is still $39 off-contract.
Samsung 40-inch 1080p LED TV for $379 (a $250 discount), plus a $30 Target gift card with purchase.
Vizio 60-inch 1080p TV for $799 (a $50 discount), plus a $100 Target gift card with purchase.
Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera with bag and 8GB memory card for $499 (a $300 savings).
Dyson DC35 Origin White Digital Slim vacuum for $199 (a $100 discount).
Asus X205 laptop for $149 (a $100 discount), online only. OUT OF STOCK
Nobis 7-inch 8GB tablet for $39 (a $20 discount).
Dell 24-inch monitor for $99 (a $100 discount). OUT OF STOCK
Beats by Dre Executive Noise Cancelling headphones for $159 (a $140 discount).
Staples is also offering $250 off select desktops and laptops.
Apple iPad Mini 16GB Wi-Fi (First generation) for $199 (a $99 discount).
Samsung 55-inch 4K ultra-HD TV for $998 (a $500 discount).
Sony PlayStation 4 Lego Batman and Little Big Planet 3 bundle with your choice of an extra game and controller for $449 (a $189 discount).
Nintendo 3DS XL New Super Mario Bros 2 Limited Edition for $149 (a $50 discount).
Neato XV-21 robot vacuum for $269 (a $160 discount).