Cyber Monday Deals Roundup

Image credit: Ruth Suehle
Image credit: Ruth Suehle

The US saw record spending on Black Friday this year, but sale time isn’t over. If you didn’t find what you were looking for, today’s your day. Remember, many of these sales are online-only. But if you really need to get to a store, Target has 15% off your entire purchase, even in-store. If you’d rather stay in your chair (or have to–it’s a work day, people!), keep an eye on the constantly changing Amazon Deals of the Day. Use your Watchlist to keep an eye on new items coming up. (I find this feature easier to use on the phone.)

Electronics

  • All of the Amazon electronics continue to be on sale. My two favorite choices:
    • I’ve been critical of the Fire tablet in the past, but I bought one for my kid on a similar sale earlier this year, and my new opinion is that for $33.33, it’s worth some small shortcomings to not care too much what happens to it in small hands.
    • The Amazon Echo ($139.99) is the best thing I bought for Christmas last year–so much so that we bought a second, and I just bought an Echo Dot ($39.99) as well.
  • GameStop: Buy 2 get 1 on retro games and accessories, assorted other video games and bundle sales, free shipping over $35
  • Best Buy: Free shipping or free store pickup, no rainchecks on the Cyber Monday deals, so get there quickly
  • NewEgg also has a pile of deals where you might luck up on the thing you’ve been looking for

Toys

Making things

  • Sparkfun: 50 top products at special prices and 10% off everything else — some great starter kits on sale if you’re looking to inspire a young maker
  • Maker Shed: Deals change hourly
  • Adafruit is having “Metro Monday,” with 25% off Adafruit Metros, or you can get 15% off other things, both with the code ADATHANKS
  • Michaels: 30% off everything with code MONDAY30W plus deals changing throughout the day
  • JoAnn: $4.99 shipping with code SHIP499H and assorted online-only sale prices

Clothes and accessories

Geeky

  • ThinkGeek has some items on sale, but unless there’s a specific item you’ve been looking for on the list, it’s not the best sale ever
  • Star Trek shop: 25% off orders with code CYBER
  • Swimmable mermaid tails! At Fin Fun, save $10 off orders $50 or more, $20 off orders $100 or more, and $40 off orders $200 or more, and free shipping with code CYBERMON16

Home

Finally, the Segway One S1 is on sale for $599.99. I don’t have one or a life that needs one, but it might be my favorite thing on the list, just because the product line has gone from changing the world to holiday discount sale!

Happy shopping!

By day, Ruth works to make open source software communities better. The rest of the time, she makes things, which means her husband and kids know to watch out for stray sewing pins and to ask before eating anything made of fondant.