Cyber Monday 2012: More deals to watch
By Hayley Tsukayama,
Don’t expect productivity to be that high Monday. Aside from eyeing the leftover turkey sandwiches they’ve packed for lunch, folks are also likely hiding a browser window or two under their work Monday. Analysts expect that Cyber Monday will outstrip the e-commerce sales from Black Friday, which comScore reported passed $1 billion for the first time this year. Cyber Monday sales could click their way to an estimated $1.5 billion in sales, comScore estimated.
Plenty of places are offering free shipping on orders — either of any size or those over a certain price — but here are a few Cyber Monday deals worth highlighting.
— Target doesn’t have a lot of techy deals, but the best price cuts are on digital cameras and speakers. Eager shoppers can pick up Nikon Coolpix cameras for $100 off at $149, or WiFi speakers from Sonos bundled with a $100 Target gift card.
— Wal-Mart is expanding its Cyber Monday deals to last all week, with good deals on games and gaming equipment such as Nintendo’s Wii for $89, a Sony PSP bundle for $129, and a buy 2, get 2 deal for Nintendo DS games that can save users up to $40. Shoppers can also pick up a buy 2, get 1 deal on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games, to save up to $30. Other deals include a Garmin nuvi GPS navigations system for $69, and discounts on LED televisions from Samsung, LG and others. The store is offering free shipping on all electronics with its “homefree” shipping, which will get users their goods in 3 to 5 days.
— TigerDirect is cutting prices on a wide selection of goods, including some Windows 8 laptops from Asus, Samsung and Acer by $50-$150. They are also offering up some good deals on cellphones, including an LG Optimus G from Sprint for $99.99 with a new account, and the Droid 4 for Verizon for $24.99.
Vizio PCs are also on sale for $800 — the $1150 and $1250 models sporting Intel i7 processors and a 1 TB hard drive share the price and an offer for free shipping. The site is also offering good deals on basic components including a $5, 6-foot HDMI cable. (It never hurts to have a spare HDMI cable.)
— Newegg has also kicked up its discounts in time for Cyber Monday, offering discounts on everything from wireless routers and solid-state hard drives to refrigerators. It requires some sifting, but shoppers should be able to find some good deals, including a Samsung Galaxy S III on Sprint for $49.99 or $899 for a 25 cu. ft. Maytag refrigerator.
The site also has several items under $50, including lots of optical mice, micro SDHC Flash cards and a PlayStation 3 DualShock controller for $14.99.
— ThinkGeek is offering free economy shipping to the contiguous 48 states on all items. For those shipping orders outside the 48 contiguous United States, the store will knock $10 of any order of $60 or more.
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