Cyber Monday starts now. And with stores (and websites) opening their doors earlier than ever, it’s vital that you know the best deals ahead of time (how to prepare for Black Friday).
We’ve scoured the early leaks and picked out some of the best Cyber Monday deals. These products are both well-reviewed and come at a solid discount, so set your sights and get ready to shop.
1. Target: 15% Off Store-Wide | PS VR Bundle
We start with a great deal. Target is taking 15 percent off everything on its website for Cyber Monday, and you don’t even need a coupon to take advantage of the offer. This is a great opportunity to save on items that don’t usually see discounts or anything brand-new that hasn’t had a chance to go on sale yet.
One of the best items on offer at Target (and other retailers) is the PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle for $300. This includes the PS VR unit (our review), the PS Camera (which is necessary for VR), and Gran Turismo Sport. Considering the normal retail price of the PS VR and camera is $400, you’re getting $100 off and a $60 game for free. That’s pretty sweet!
2. Amazon: Various Amazon Devices
Amazon is always happy to offer heavy discounts on its own line of devices for big sale days like Prime Day. Cyber Monday is another chance to grab fire-sale Amazon products. If you’ve had your eye on an Echo or Kindle, now’s the time to buy.
- The Echo Show, normally $230 but now costs just $180. This newer Echo device has a screen and camera that allow you to interact with Alexa in all-new ways. Check our review of the Echo Show for more info, as well as our setup guide to start using yours.
- The basic Echo Dot is only $30, down from $50. While its built-in speakers aren’t great, the Echo Dot is a great way to get started with a smart assistant on the cheap. At this price, you can buy a few to scatter a few around your house. Check out our Echo Dot setup guide and our comparison of the Echo devices if you’re not sure which is right for you.
- The Kindle Paperwhite, which we think is the Kindle that offers the best balance of features and price, is down from $120 to $90. If you’re looking to get started with an ereader, this is an excellent option. It offers a backlit screen and twice the display density of the basic Kindle.
For more, including Fire tablets and Dash Buttons, check out Amazon’s Device Deals page.
3. Amazon: Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus
PS4 and Xbox One owners need PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold to play online, get free games every month, and more. Both of these services normally cost $60/year, but you can score a discount on Cyber Monday.
For PlayStation, you can grab a 12-month membership code for just $40. $20 off is a great deal for a year’s worth of games and benefits.
The Xbox Live deal is a bit different. You can grab a 12-month Live membership card for $50, but there’s actually a better deal. The 3-month membership card is just $10 instead of the usual $25. Normally, buying anything under a year membership isn’t cost-effective. But with this discount, you can get a year of Live for $40.
Amazon limits you to two per transaction, so you’ll have to make two purchases to get a full year. Since these are digital codes, you’ll have them ready to use in your email inbox in minutes.
4. Amazon: Chromebooks
Amazon is discounting select Chromebooks for Cyber Monday. The Acer Chromebook 11 is just $130, down from the usual $200. Its low-resolution and tiny 11″ screen means you probably wouldn’t want it as your primary PC (is a Chromebook right for you?). But this would make a great gift for someone who’s not computer-savvy, or just a backup/travel machine.
5. Walmart: Samsung 58″ 4K Smart TV
4K TVs are finally going mainstream. Thanks to the widespread availability of 4K content through video providers like YouTube, Netflix, and new gaming consoles, it’s not a waste to buy a 4K TV anymore.
This Samsung model (UN58MU6070) is a great choice that won’t empty your wallet. Normally $799, this TV is just $598 for Cyber Monday. At 58 inches, it should look great in any room. It has smart TV functionality, HDR support, and comes from a trusted company. This would make a great upgrade for your living room!
6. Amazon: HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset, marked down a whopping 47 percent, now sells for $50. It received an excellent 4.2 stars out of five and works with pretty much any device with a USB port (PS4, Xbox One, PC, and more). If you’re interested in quality sound at an affordable price, check out the Cloud Gaming Headset.
7. Google Pixel 2 Smartphone
Google sells the Pixel 2 (our 9/10 Pixel 2 review) smartphone for $650, with $100 in Google Play credit and a free ($50 value) Google Home Mini. The Home Mini is a personal assistant, similar to the Amazon Echo. The difference is that it uses Google Assistant, instead of Alexa.
8. Other Deals
Some other notable deals include the Netgear AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender and Extra Outlet (EX3800-100NAS) which is discounted by 46 percent down to $30. And the Bose SoundSport Headphones, marked down 23 percent to $99.
9. Ongoing Amazon Black Friday Deals
From November 11 to 27, Amazon will offer $30 off this bundle, bringing the price down to $69.99. Our Amazon Fire 7 tablet review breaks down all the important information. If you’re worried about it going cheaper at some point, don’t! Amazon has never sold it for less than $69.99, and it’s unlikely that it will anytime soon!
For this deal, the $40 discount brings the total down to $89.99. That price is good from 11/18 to 11/27, so don’t wait too long to snag your kids the tablet they’ve always wanted. Looking back on the price history, this bundle has sold for $89.99 before, but never any lower.
If you’re looking for a tablet for yourself, or your kids are a little older and don’t need a rugged device, Amazon will also offer discounts on the Fire HD 10. This is Amazon’s flagship tablet in terms of physical size and power, but it comes with a price that’s far more reasonable than most of its competitors.
Starting on 11/18 and running through 11/27, you’ll save a whopping $50 off the Fire HD 10, bringing the cost down to only $99.99. If you’re not sure, check out our review for a detailed breakdown of everything it can do. The HD 10 has never been offered for this cheap before, so it’s time hop in!
Amazon’s Black Friday special see the Kindle reduced by $30, bringing it down to $49. This only runs from today through 11/27, so if you’ve always wanted to get an ereader for yourself or you know someone who wants one as a gift, this is a good time to get one. This is tied for the lowest price ever offered on the Kindle, so there’s no reason to wait on this.
If you need accessories with your Kindle, Amazon will offer $30 off the Kindle Essentials Bundle through the 11/27. That means you’ll get the Kindle itself, the Amazon Cover for Kindle, and the Amazon 5W Power Adapter for $99.97.
Running until 11/27, you can also save $30 on the Kindle for Kids bundle. This comes with the Kindle reader, a cover, and a two-year warranty that’ll get you a new Kindle if your kids get a little rough with theirs. That’s $69.99 for all that good stuff.
Amazon will offer $30 off, bringing the price down to $89.99. Like all the deals, this runs from now until 11/27, so there’s no reason to hold off any longer (Black Friday is 11/24, so it’s included in this deal). Historically, $89.99 is the lowest price ever offered on the Paperwhite, making this the time to buy.
This bundle comes with the Paperwhite reader, an Amazon Leather Cover, and an Amazon 5W Power Adapter. Until the 27th, you can snag this bundle for $139.97, which is $40 off the normal price.
Running from 11/18 to 11/27, Amazon is offering half-off Dash buttons. Instead of $4.99 each, you can hop in for $2.50. If there’s any product you need to buy frequently, these convenient buttons are perfect for you. There are products like paper towels, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and just about any other essential you could think of.
Normally, the Fire 7 sells for $50, and last year Amazon dropped the price down to $40, which was a really good deal. But for 2017, it’s pulling out all the stops and taking $20 off — bringing the cost down to $30! It’s hard to believe that you can get a decent tablet for such a tiny cost, but it’s true. Don’t just take my word for it; check out our Fire 7 review! Grab one for yourself, and pick up a couple for everyone in your family!
Along with the Fire 7, Amazon is discounting the more powerful Fire HD 8. Amazon will drop the price by $30. That means you can get the Fire 8 for $49.99. Inside the 8, you’ll get 16GB of storage, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, an 8-inch HD display, and 12-hours of battery life! You really can’t go wrong with either of these tablet deals.
Amazon is offering the Fire TV Stick for $15 off the normal price from 11/22 through 11/27. That’s right, instead of the already reasonable $39.99, you can get it for $24.99. Up to this point, the lowest price Amazon has ever had the Fire TV Stick for is $29.99, so we’re dipping even lower for Black Friday 2017. Once you pick one up, make sure to check out our guide to getting it up and running!
What better way is there to start off the Echo deals than with the original Echo? Normally, the Echo sells for $99.99, but Amazon is offering it for $20 off bringing the price down to $79.99! The All-New Echo has never been offered at a discount before, so if this device is something that’s been on your radar, now is the time to buy. Check out our article breaking down 10 things the new Echo can do for a detailed breakdown.
The Echo Plus comes with all the features of the standard Echo, but it adds a ZigBee (compare ZigBee to Z-Wave) smart home hub that lets you manage all the devices in your home. Normally, the Echo Plus sells for $149.99, but from now through 11/27, you can get $30 off, bringing the cost down to $119.99.
Amazon has offered the Echo Dot for $10 off quite a few times, but from 11/22 through 11/27, Amazon is taking $20 off the already affordable $49.99 price tag. That means you can get an Alexa-equipped mini speaker for only $29.99, which is a ridiculously good deal. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better value than this one, as you’re getting the Dot for around the same price as a cheap, basic Bluetooth speaker.
If you prefer your Echo to come with a screen, the Echo Show is the device for you. Amazon is offering it for $50 off, making it only $179.99 through the 27th. The device has been on sale for $199.99 in the past, but it’s never been this cheap before. If you’re not sure if the Show is for you, check out our in-depth review that breaks everything down. The Echo show is a complicated device, but fear not, because we’ll show you how to use it in our set up guide.
The Tap sits comfortably between the full-sized Echo and the Dot in terms of size, power, and price. It differs by requiring manual activation and it includes a battery. It normally sells for $129.99, but from 11/22 through 11/27, Amazon has it for $79.99. That’s $50 off, which makes it Amazon’s largest discount (in terms of percentage). If the fairly weak speaker of the Dot won’t handle what you need, but you don’t want to break the bank buying a full Echo, get a Tap!
Amazon actually offers a really solid indoor security camera with full Alexa support for $119.99, which is a solid price. However, from 11/22 through 11/27, Amazon is taking $20 off, bringing the camera down to $99.99!
What Will You Grab on Cyber Monday?
We’ve shared some of the top tech picks for Cyber Monday deals. Of course, these are far from the only deals that will be available. Be sure to keep an eye out for savings on other categories of goods, as lots of retailers are participating!
While you shop, make sure to keep an eye out for Cyber Monday scams.
What are you hoping to find on sale this Cyber Monday? Do any of the above deals appeal to you? Talk with fellow shoppers down in the comments!
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