Cyber Monday is a pretty big deal. So much so, that it trumps Black Friday as the day most shoppers look forward to after Thanksgiving. If you're here that must mean that you, too, are excited about getting amazing 2012 Cyber Monday deals. As your favorite gadget, do-dad, and iWhatever go on sale, the concept of Cyber Monday has significantly shifted from its original incarnation.
Best Buy and MacMall are among the retailers providing some of the best deals, with the former offering the latest iPod nano 7th-gen 16GB for $139.99, a saving of ten bucks. Meanwhile, over at MacMall, there remain big savings on some of the most sought-after Cupertino gadgets:
- 3rd-generation 16 GB Wi-Fi white iPad just $439.99, a saving of $59.00
- 17-inch MacBook Pro quad-core with 4GB of RAM, 750GB HD only $2199.99, a saving of $649.00
- 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, dual core processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, just $1623.89, a saving of $75.00
- 11.6-inch MacBook Air dual-core 4GB of RAM, 64GB SSD only $939.88, a saving of $59.00
- Mac mini dual-core with 4GB RAM, 500GB SATA HD just $588.88, a saving of $10
In addition to the great savings, shipping is free on any orders over the price of $25, so if you want a new Mac, MacBook or iPad and thought you’d left it too late, MacMall has your back.
Also, GameStop offers a refurbished iPod touch 3rd-gen (32 GB) for $179.99, which is a pretty sweet deal.
Looking for Android powered hardware? Well, there’s lots going! The Galaxy Note 4G with a T-Mobile contract is free at Best Buy, whereas it usually costs you $150. Best Buy also has the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Wi-Fi with 16GB storage at $299.99 from $399.99, and the HTC Wildfire S running Android is free on a two-year deal. Among the most exciting of Best Buy’s range of deals is the flagship Galaxy S III from Samsung, which can be had on a 2 year contract for just $150.
The Motorola Xoom 4G tablet is just $199.99 from Verizon, and the HTC Droid Incredible 2, Sony Xperia Play and Motorola Droid Pro are all free on that two-year plan.
Google’s flagship Android tablet, 32GB Nexus 7, is available at a $50 discount from Sears.com.
Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Note II in titanium, carried by Sprint, for $229.99 (2 year contract), while Barnes & Noble will present you with a $25 gift card when you grab the Nook Simple Touch e-reader, a Nook Color tablet or Nook Tablet and pay by MasterCard. B&N also offer 30% off of any one item, half off New York Times bestsellers, and up to 70% off selected Blu-ray movies. A brand new current-gen Kindle Fire is also being sold by Amazon for a price of just $129, at checkout, simply use the code FIREDEAL and you’re good to go!
Microsoft Store is also having serving great deals on Cyber Monday and are offering great savings on brand new hardware. Microsoft is offering select Xbox 360 consoles with a price reduction of $50, and that’s not all, you can grab yourself an Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Gears of War 3 Bundle for just $259, which will save you $70.
Major Nelson has also announced great deals for Cyber Monday on Xbox LIVE, and is offering the following titles on a great discount:
Expendables 2 – (1200, discounted to 600 MP)
The Expendables 2 Full Access and Upgrade – (240, discounted to 120 MP)
Gotham City Impostors – (1200, discounted to 600 MP)
Bloodforge – (1200, discounted to 600 MP)
Real Steel – (800, discounted to 400 MP)
Shadow Complex – (1200, discounted to 800 MP)
Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream – (560, discounted to 280 MP)
Meanwhile, Wal-Mart has the Xbox 360 Skylanders Family Fun Bundle for just $159, and it’s worth noting most of the console bundles mentioned in this post still stand.
This is the guide from redmond pie is only a drop in the ocean in comparison to how many deals there actually are, but hopefully we’ll have highlighted a few that take your fancy.