Missed Cyber Monday? How You Can Still Get 2018's Best Tech at a Discount
There's plenty of time for savings.
If you’ve managed to sleep through the countless tech deals that have been plastered across the internet until now, you haven’t totally missed out yet. There’s still time to save big on Amazon Echo speakers, smart TVs, and noise-canceling headphones.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday might be over, but some popular retailers and online platforms have extended their discount windows. Most notably, Amazon is hosting an entire week of sales after November 26; and other retailers like Best Buy and Macy’s will likely still be offering markdowns as well.
Indeed, the post Thanksgiving time of savings has inarguably grown from a day to an entire season. So whether you’re getting an early start to holiday gift shopping or just want to treat yourself to this year’s best tech, make sure you’re making use of a referral code, coupon, or one of the following ongoing deals.
Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals Week
Leave it to Amazon to make what is supposed to be a day of savings into an entire week. The e-commerce giant will continue announcing day-long deals on some of this year’s most high-brow tech until December 1.
Just like Prime Day Lightning Deals, Amazon will post a daily batch of new discounts as the week unravels on its Cyber Monday landing page. Some of these will last for exactly 24-hours while some will only last as long as limited supplies last. While the company doesn’t announce what goes on sale until the day-of, it teased many of the items that will see markdowns in a recent press release.
Amazon Echo speakers, Fire TV devices, smart TVs, VR gaming rigs, and noise-canceling headphones are all on the docket.
As you would expect, Prime members have a slight advantage in all of this. They get 30-minute early access to certain deals and can set alerts on the Prime app if a certain product goes on sale. So if you subscribe to the shipping service make use of the app to make sure you don’t miss out on any more savings.
Best Buy Cyber Week Deals Continuing After Monday
The retailer Best Buy also seems to be extending most of its promotions throughout the week, according to a Monday press release.
While some of its markdowns were limited to Monday, deals on select MacBooks, Firesticks, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 are all continuing while supplies last. And even the truly lazy will still be able to nab free shipping through Christmas Day.
Sam’s Club Cyber Week Deals
Sam’s Club is also kind to frazzled shoppers who forgot to mark Monday on their calendar. According to its site, cyber week prices are valid all the way through Nov. 30, with free shipping on most items (though you’ll want to factor in $45 the cost of a membership.)
There you’ll be able to find a number of PCs, smart TVs, and an array of in- or over-ear headphones with markdowns in the 10 to 20 percent range, including LG and Hitachi smart TVs with 4K capabilities for less than $300.
Macy’s Cyber Week Deals on Tech
While a lot of the best tech deals will wrap on Monday, Macy’s is still offering markdowns and promotions all the way through Nov. 28, including an extra 20 percent off of select deals.
As for the tech that you can still pick up? Macy’s will be offering 30 percent off the Fossil Smart Watch (though the ship has sailed on its discounted Apple Watches). For Macy’s shoppers who slept on yesterday, your best bet will probably be picking up a 3rd generation Nest, or, if a home cook is on your gift-list, an Instapot.
eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace
If digging around the Cyber Week offerings doesn’t yield the tech that’s on your wishlist, then you may still luck out by poking around online resale marketplaces to snag something used for the low.
Plenty of consumers upgrade this time of the year and try to sell their often-times mint condition tech online. If you aren’t completely wed to getting something brand-new, scoping out eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook Marketplace could yield some pretty sweet tech hand-me-downs.