Cyber Monday 2012: Deals to look for


FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, file photo, shoppers talks with a salesperson inside an Apple Store in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
November 23, 2012

Cyber Monday is almost as big a deal as Black Friday, particularly as gadgets and games continue to top holiday wish lists around the world. Many stores have yet to reveal the full extent of their Cyber Monday plans, but some retailers have offered early details about their plans.

Staples has said it will be offering up to 45 percent off of cameras and desktops, including the HP Pavilion, which will drop to $299.99 from $449.99. It will also be offering the Canon PowerShot A4000 for $99.99, down from the regular retail price of $179.99.

Meanwhile, Roku will continue its Black Friday deals on the Roku 2 player, offering a $20 discount. It will also be offering $20 off the regular prices of the Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS and Roku HD.

For the truly techy, Newegg — a popular site for computer components and other tech items — has yet to release the full details of its Cyber Monday deals yet but has been offering “Black November” deals all month. The site is offering daily deals on everything from laptops and keyboards to video cards and hard drives. Tiger Direct, another popular site for tech purchases, is also stretching its definition of Cyber Monday to include every Monday of the holiday season.

Finally, Wal-Mart is dropping the idea of Cyber Monday in favor of Cyber Week, which starts Saturday and runs through Sunday, Dec. 2. Though it hasn’t released many details yet, it has unveiled a few deals: Samsung 55-inch and 40-inch televisions for $1,498 and $598, respectively, the same $159 Xbox 360 bundle with Skylanders that the company offered for Black Friday and a Double Power T-711 WiFi 7-inch tablet running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for $59.

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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