Holiday shoppers wait outside Best Buy in preparation for Black Friday shopping during Thanksgiving Day in San Francisco, California November 22, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)
Cyber Monday deals aren't always as good at the discounts available on Black Friday, but Best Buy has plenty of offerings today.
There are plenty of free or discounted smartphones, though you'll need to activate a new line to get the cheap deals. The HTC One X is a well-reviewed phone, though consider that the updated HTC One X+ will be out in December, and many carriers will be releasing new models for Christmas. But if you're in the market for a new phone right now, today is the day to buy it.
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In general iPods are only going for about $10 off. Beats by Dre headphones are $20 off, but do yourself a favor and stay away from them. They're overpriced and not worth the money for the sound quality. Or buy them and advertise that you care more about fashion than music.
Prepare for those long-term holiday guests and pick up a Samsung front-loading washing machine and dryer for $500 off each appliance. Front-loading machines don't have an agitator, so they're more gentle on clothes and less likely to stretch out or tear delicate fabrics.
Or get ready for long holiday trips, with Victorinox luggage discounted as much as $80 (most pieces are around $40 off). Voctorinox is the company responsible for the original Swiss army knife, so their luggage tends to be rugged and utilitarian, but with classier styling than the cheaper Samsonites most people have.
And there are plenty of laptops, desktops and ultrabooks with savings of around $100. However, check the circular and the website carefully before you make your purchase. Best Buy has thrown in many computers that aren't actually any cheaper than the everyday price. Look for signs that list a savings or a previous price (though there's no guarantee the previous price isn't just inflated.
But you can get free shipping on almost everything today, so it might be worth buying just for that.
A few of deals from above:
Samsung 16GB Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
$299, down from $399. Save $100
Samsung 8GB Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
$179.99, down from $249.99. Save $70
Samsung Galaxy S III
$149.99 with a two-year contract
HTC One X 4G Smartphone
Free with AT&T contract
16GB 7th Gen iPod Nano
$139.99, down from $149.99. Save $10
HP Envy 14-inch ultrabook laptop with 500GB hard drive and 4GB RAM
$549, down from $799. Save $250
Samsung 40" 3D LED HDTV - 1080p - 120Hz
$499.99, down from $849.99. Save $350