Cyber Monday got its name because it was the first Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. In the "old days" that meant it was the first time many people had access to high-speed broadband after Black Friday. In essence, it was the Internet's version of Black Friday.
Anyone looking at online sales now knows that times have changed. Instead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's a constant bombardment of deals and advertising from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.
This week, however, is still Cyber Week for many etailers, or at the very least, today is Cyber Tuesday.
Here are some of the deals customers can expect on Cyber Tuesday and Cyber Week.
Amazon.com: we have to start with the largest online retailer. Amazon.com has already teased its deals. Amazon.com 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
Dell: among the deals are ...
Dell XPS 8500 desktop with 3rd Gen Intel Core i7, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, and UltraSharp U2412M monitor for $849.99 + free shipping using code X?7JZWGVK64?LS End Date: Nov. 27 11:55 p.m.
Extra $50 off laptops and desktops priced at $599 or above using the coupon code 1BBBZLJSCTPSS3 End Date: Nov. 28 11:55 p.m.
Extra $100 off Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop using coupon Code D0?VFJN2DF281T End Date: Nov. 28 11:55 p.m.
CafePress: CafePress, where you can find unique gifts (T-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, more) and even design your own, has an up to 50 percent off Cyber Tuesday sale, with free shipping using coupon code TUESHIP on orders above $50.
MLB.com: Shop the Cyber Tuesday sale at MLB.com. Buy one, get one 50 percent off.
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 CYBER on Cyber Tuesday.
Best Buy: The electronics and computer retailer is running a one-day only Cyber Tuesday sale. You can even buy online and pick up at your local Best Buy Store, even on the same day.
Newegg: Online giant Newegg.com continues its sale with Encore Tuesday (rather than calling it Cyber Tuesday, the site appears to be trying to stand out). Expect all manner of electronics and computer parts and accessories.
WWEShop.com: Fans of WWE can find deals galore. The site has extended its Cyber Monday sale through Tuesday (surprise) and shoppers can get 25 percent off site wide + free shipping with code CM201225. There are also up to 90 percent off doorbusters.
MacMall: Big third party Apple discounter MacMall continues its "Holiday Blowout" through Thursday night at midnight. Customers can save up to $649 off off more than 600 deals, as well as get free shipping on orders over $25,
Barnes and Noble: Barnes and Noble has extended its Nook-related Cyber Monday sale through Tuesday. Buy a select Nook with your MasterCard and get a FREE $20 Gift Card with your purchase. This is an online-only sale.
Buy.com: Certainly not as well known as a site with a similar name, Best Buy, Buy.com has some great Cyber Week deals. For example:
- Nikon COOLPIX S6300 16MP 10x Opt Zoom 2.7 LCD Digital Camera w/ 8GB Memory Bundle (Red), $499
- Samsung HMX-F80 Flash Memory HD Digital Video Camcorder, $119.95
- Nero 12 - Burn, Edit, Backup, Rip, Convert & Play Your Media, $39.99
TigerDirect.com: We frequently remind readers to check out TigerDirect.com. An electronics and computer online retailer, the site has deals in those categories that rival Amazon.com. In addition, at least for now, the site continues to eschew sales tax for California residents. Amazon.com now collects sales tax for direct from Amazon.com items.
Among the deals on Cyber Tuesday:
- AOC e2251Swdn 22-inch Class Widescreen LED Backlit Monitor - 1920 x 1080, $99.99
- HP ProBook 4540s C6Z36UT Notebook PC, $479.99
- Samsung UN40ES6003 40-inch Class LED HDTV, $597.99
- HP ProBook 4535s A7K36UT Notebook PC, $369.99 after $30 MIR
Walmart: The world's largest retailer continues its Cyber Week sale on Cyber Tuesday. These are online-only deals on electronics, video games, toys, movies, and more.
Target: Walmart's rival Target is also leveraging Cyber Week, with online-only deals running throughout the week on Target's website. These are online-only deals on electronics, video games, toys, movies, and more.