December 01, 2008, 2:10 PM — Black Friday may be over, but Cyber Monday is here. There are some great deals waiting for you right now accessible from the comfort of your office cubicle.. Oops! Sorry, I meant home computer.
I scoured the Web and have put together this list of Cyber Monday deals. Cyber Monday, for those unfamiliar, is a marketing event, sponsored by the National Retail Federation. Cyber Monday is a meant to signify the ceremonial kick-off of the online shopping season.
An estimated 84 percent of major online retailers will offer some type of Cyber Monday promotion. Here is Cyber Monday tech shopping primer. Below is a list of some of the hottest Cyber Monday deals just announced this morning.
At Dell, you can nab an Inspiron Mini 9 for $299, $50 below the lowest listed price at a major comparison shopping engine, and get it shipped free. Dell is offering free shipping on select electronics and accessories orders over $129 (before tax & fees).
Dell is also selling an Inspiron 1525 laptop for $519: 15.4 inch widescreen display, Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor T3200, 3 GB Ram, 250 GB SATA Hard Drive and DVD+/-RW Drive. Comes with Windows Vista Home Basic SP1.
Best Buys at Best Buy
At Best Buy, you can snap up the Acer AL2216Wbd 22-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD HD Monitor for $169.99 and it ships for free. That's more than $50 off the lowest listing we found at a leading comparison shopping engine.
Best Buy is also offering $10-15 off all iPods, $10-20 off video games like Guitar Hero Aerosmith bundle for $49.99. From the HDTV department Best Buy is also selling a Samsung 52" 1080p LCD HDTV for $1700.
Amazing Amazon.com Deals
At Amazon.com, you'll find the Canon ImageCLASS MF4350d Laser All-in-One printer for $169; it lists for $249, and it's at least $30 below the best price elsewhere online.
Amazon may have forgotten the memo Black Friday is over and it's Cyber Monday. The online retail monster is still offering loads of great Black Friday deals. There are some buys on Blu-ray discs most going for under $20.00.
Wow Inspiring Wally World Deal
Avoid Getting Lost with Glut of GPS Deals
If you want a GPS today is the day to get it. Many sites are selling higher end units of Magellan Roadmate, Tom Tom and Garmin for $250 and under.
Get Sony Gear for a Song
Sony will knock $200 off the price of a CS Vaio notebook when you enter promo code CYBERMONDAYVAIOCS.
Steals at Staples
At Staples.com, I found a Xerox Phaser 6125 Color Laser Printer for only $149.98 after a $200 instant coupon was applied.
Photo Deals Worth Snapping Up
Snapfish is offering great deals on photo accessories that expires tomorrow that offers significant savings on printouts on posters, mousepads and blankets. Check back every 48 hours for more deals.
Calendar collage poster - $4.99
Collage poster - $3.49
Collage mousepad - $6.49
Fleece collage blanket - $24.99
Free Shipping is the Deal
A big lure this season is free shipping. Apple, for example, is offering free shipping on orders over $50, and free gift advice at 1-800-MY-APPLE if you can't decide what to get for hard-to-shop-for folks on your list. Best Buy is offering free shipping on laptops $699.99 and up as well as desktops $499.99 and up.
HP is offering free storewide shipping on orders over $59.99.
Games, Gear, and Accessories
It's best to take advantage of these deals early as many of the offers expired today and were only available as supplies lasted.
(PC World's Alec Wagner contributed to this report)