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Cyber Monday 2012: More deals to watch

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.

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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