Sunday, November 25, 2012

Brick-and-mortar sites join online-only Cyber Monday deals, hit the Web early (updated)

For brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart and Target, Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. For websites -- even smaller ones and niche sites -- Cyber Monday and perhaps even the entire week is the key day of the shopping season, and our inbox has been inundated with Cyber Monday email reminders on both Saturday and Sunday.

That's not to say that Walmart, Target, and others won't have deals posted on their websites on Cyber Monday -- they will. However, for places like, Cyber Monday is just an extension of Black Friday and the deals just keep on coming.

In addition, smaller online-only retailers can leverage Cyber Monday, too; they can't use Black Friday as effectively as a huge site like

Here are the deals customers can expect on Cyber Monday -- some are having the sales over the weekend; others will run Cyber Monday sales throughout the week. we have to start with the largest online retailer. has already teased its deals. will be running time- and quantity-limited deals at its site throughout the week. We've covered their Cyber Monday sale in detail already, but a few tidbits include (our earlier full coverage is here):
  • 60 percent off a Panasonic VIERA 55-Inch TV
  • Samsung 40-Inch 3D Slim LED HDTV, $747.99
  • 50 percent off Nikon COOLPIX S9200 Digital Camera
  • 40 percent off Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX7 Digital Camera
  • JBL High-Performance Complete 6-Piece Home Theater Speaker System, $349.99
  • 10 percent off Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and select Bose headphones's Cyber Monday site is live and available here. we frequently remind readers to check out An electronics and computer online retailer, the site has deals in those categories that rival In addition, at least for now, the site continues to eschew sales tax for California residents. now collects sales tax for direct from items.

Its Cyber Monday sale does not go live until 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 26, but customers can already take a look at the entire list of deals, at their website here.

Note: some of the planned deals appear to have been sold out during Black Friday.

A few of their "top" Cyber Monday sales items, as teased in a Sunday morning email, are:

Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 Quad-core Laptop: Includes an AMD A8-4500M 1.9GHz Quad-Core processor with TurboCORE Technology up to 2.8GHz, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 512MB AMD Radeon HD 7640G GPU, and a 500GB hard drive. List Price: $499.99, NOW: $399.99, after $50 MIR. Free shipping.

Dell Inspiron 17R i17R-2895SLV Laptop: Includes an Intel Core i7-3612QM 2.1GHz processor, 1TB hard drive and a 17.3-inch HD widescreen display. List Price: $799.99
NOW: $699.99

Sharp LC60LE632U 60" Quattron LED HDTV: List Price: $2,299.99, NOW: $799.99 After $100 MIR

WD Elements SE Portable 500 GB External USB 3.0 HD: List Price:$99.99, NOW: $39.99* after $20 MIR.

Nikon 26309 Coolpix S3300 Digital Camera: Comes with a 4GB SDHC flash card. List Price: $139.95, NOW: $79.95

Once again, the entire list of deals can be seen at their website here.

Wilson's Leather: once a huge brick-and-mortar retailer, it sold the Wilsons brand name, online store and 116 outlet stores to G-III Apparel Group. The site is currently running a 70 percent off sale on the entire store (quantities limited) with some specific Cyber Deals an extra 20 percent off. Shipping is free for $50+ orders with code 7226 on Sunday and Cyber Monday. is running a Cyber Weekend sale, but explicitly showing what we already know about online-only retailers, the site's Cyber Weekend sale site uses an URL that includes "black-friday" in it. Indeed, they didn't even change the site's location.

That said, Overstock will have a huge Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sale following up its Cyber Weekend sale, and it's worth a look. Smartbargains usually has high discounts; the question is whether or not it has anything in stock that you want. Expect good promotions on Cyber Monday, though.

Barnes and Noble: Barnes and Noble sent out a Nook-specific email on Sunday. Here's what it said: Buy a select NOOK with your MasterCard and get a FREE $20 BN Gift Card with purchase. One day and online only.

Available with purchase of NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Simple Touch with Glowlight, NOOK Color, or NOOK Tablet.

Expect the site to have many more bargains on Cyber Monday.

Target: Speaking of a huge brick-and-mortar retailer that is also leveraging Cyber Monday, here we have Target. Target's website says the Cyber Monday sale is already on. These are online-only deals on electronics, video games, toys, movies, and more.

Walmart: Speaking (again) of a huge brick-and-mortar retailer that is also leveraging Cyber Monday, here we have Walmart.

Special deals that will be available on Cyber Monday:
  • Samsung 55-inch 1080p Class LED Smart 3D HDTV - $1498 ($1,000 saving)
  • Samsung 40-inch 1080p Class LED HDTV - $598 (nearly $400 saving)
  • Xbox 360 Skylanders Family Fun Bundle - $159 (nearly $100 saving)
  • Double Power T-711 with WiFi 7-inch Tablet - $59 (nearly $40 saving)
  • Little Tikes Kitchen - $50 (nearly $30 saving)
These are Cyber Monday-specific deals, according to Walmart's press release. However, Walmart's Cyber Week sale is available now.

Dell: Dell's Cyber Monday sale starts on Nov. 25 at 11:00 p.m. CST and runs through 11:55 p.m. CST on Cyber Monday. There are two key links to the deals: Buyers get $10 off orders of $50 or more at all websites with promo code CYBER10 at checkout. *Valid only on 11/26/12 from 12:01am PST until 11:59pm PST

Webroot: The company is offering huge savings on Cyber Monday. Customers can save 75 percent on Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013: Buy now for only $9.99 (Reg.Price $39.99) Valid 11/26 12AM - 11/26 11:59PM MST.

Cardstore: Cardstore is a site where you can create and mail your own customized cards and invitations. On Cyber Monday, customers can get $0.39 holiday cards and invitations and free shipping. Use coupon code: CCN2639, valid Cyber Monday only. certainly not as well known as a site with a similar name, Best Buy, has some great Cyber Monday deals. Among them:

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