While Cyber Monday has long taken a back seat to the holiday shopping tsunami that is Black Friday, this year things may be different -- especially since some sale prices on the Monday after Thanksgiving could be better than day-after-Thanksgiving deals.
"Cyber Monday brings savings that are 10% - 14% better than Black Friday," claims "deal journalist" Matt Granite, who hosts the Ways to Save segment aired on Gannett-owned local TV stations. "That's based on my findings from last year and the trends we expect this year. Obviously there will be exceptions, but this is my prediction for many major categories."
One Cyber Monday drawback, though, is that specials can be harder to find. Fewer show up in TV ads and newspaper circulars, which means if you're not subscribed to an online retailer's email list, you may miss some of the day's best shopping deals.
But here's the good news: We've done a lot of the legwork for you. We've scoured the Web, signed up for email specials and monitored social media to help find you some of the best tech specials for Dec. 1 online shopping.
Ready to shop? Check out the searchable, sortable chart below to see if there's a deal that appeals. And remember to bookmark this page, because we'll be updating the chart as we find out about more Cyber Monday specials.
Cyber Monday tech deals
|Acer Aspire E5-771G-51T2||Tiger Direct||529.00||$270 off list price $799 and $50 off pre-Thanksgiving discounted price of $579||Laptop|
|Belkin products||Belkin||30% off all products + free shipping 6 am to noon PST. Check prices on a site like Amazon.com before ordering, though, as other retailers offer greater discounts on some Belkin products.||Mobile accessory & electronics|
|Dell 22 Monitor S2240L||Dell||99.99||Starts at 8 am EST, limited quantities. $100 off $199.99 list price.||Monitor|
|Dell 500G External Portable Hard Drive||Dell||44.99||Starts at 2pm EST, limited quantities. $25 off list price $69.99.||Mobile accessory|
|Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1||Dell||399.98||Starts at 8 am EST, limited quantities.$100 off list price $499.99, lowest price of year||Laptop/tablet hybrid|
|Dell Inspiron 15||Dell||249.99||8 am to 8 pm EST Monday, $150 off list price $399.99.||Laptop|
|Double Power 7" tablet||Walmart.com||37.99||$32 off earlier $69.99 list price; $2 lower than Thanksgiving Day price.||Tablet|
|Fire HD 7||Amazon||109.00||$30 off usual $139 price. Sale starts Friday.||Tablet|
|Fire phone||Amazon||199.00||Available unlocked with no contract; discount from price of $449.00||Phone|
|Global SIM card||OneSimCard||50% off all global SIM cards with code CYBERSIM14 12:00 am to 11:59 pm EST.||Mobile accessory|
|LG 60: Plasma HDTV + $200 gift card||Dell||659.99||$340 off list price $999 without bonus $200 Dell eGift card||TV|
|Moto X||Motorola||$140 off no-contract Moto X models. Sign up in advance to receive discount starting 11 am CST; sale ends 5 pm CST or while supplies last.||Phone|
|Photoshop Elements bundle||Adobe||89.99||$60 off $149.99 list price for Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements bundle, starting Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Also check partner retailers Amazon, Best Buy,Staples, B&H, Office Depot and Office Max.||Software or app|
|PlayStation 4 Lego Batman & Little Big Planet Console Bundle||Walmart.com||449.00||$189 off list price $638. Includes choice of extra game and controller||Gaming console bundle|
|Pop'n Battery Charger||PowerSkin||0.01||Regularly up to $60, 1 per address with code penny. Shipping is $7.99. PoP'n 2 not included||Mobile accessory|
|RE Camera||HTC||99.00||$100 off $199 list price. Also available through Verizon, AT&T, Best Buy and T-Mobile. Begins Nov. 27 at 9 pm PST until Dec. 1 9 pm PST.||Camera|
|Samsung 55" 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart TV||Walmart.com||1298.00||Selling for $800+ more before Thanksgiving week||TV|
|Sanyo 58" 1080p LED HDTV||Walmart.com||499.00||$300 off Walmart list price $799||TV|
|Tech ebooks and videos||InformIT||50% off all ebooks & training videos; up to 70% off some videos.||Ebooks & videos|
|Toshiba Encore 2 8" Windows tablet (WT8-B32CNM)||Microsoft Store||149.00||$50 off $199 list price. Sale started before Thanksgiving.||Tablet|
|Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 (L15W-B1302)||Best Buy||329.99||$20 off $349.99 list price||Touchscreen laptop|
|Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 (L15W-B1302)||Best Buy||329.99||$20 off $349.99 list price||Laptop|
|Vizio 32" LED HDTV + $50 gift card||Dell||199.99||8 am to 8 pm EST. Lists at $219.99 without bonus $50 gift card.||TV|
This story, "Top Cyber Monday Tech Deals" was originally published by Computerworld.