Cyber Monday has evolved into a significant marketing event since 2005 when online spending exceeded $480 million for the first time since online shopping had hit the mainstream on the Monday following the traditional Black Friday sales. The basic premise that economists and marketers have from the data since then is that we as consumers will shop for deals online at work on Monday that we feel like we missed out on the previous Friday. As you get off work or head to your lunch break depending on what part of the country you live in, the following are five great 2008 Cyber Monday deals for you to take a look at this Holiday season.
Wal-Mart’s X-Box Guitar Hero Bundle Gift Pack
If you’re in the market for buying your kids a video gaming system along with games to go along with the system, this may be the best deal on a new system that you will find this Christmas season as part of the Cyber Monday sales at Walmart! For $369.00, you get an Xbox 360 Arcade console, a wireless Gibson Les Paul Guitar controller, Guitar III Legends of Rock game, Guitar Hero World Tour game, five additional arcade games (Feeding Frenzy, Luxor 2, Boom Boom Rocket, Pac Man Championship, and Uno), and the Sega Superstar Tennis game! Already a great deal at its original price of $369.00, this gift pack is listed on the Wal-Mart website for $269.00 today!
LCD Big Screen TV’s from Amazon.com
Amazon has a lot of great deals this cyber Monday! One of those if you are in the market for buying one of your children or loved ones a television are its LCD TV prices! Most of Amazons cyber Monday specials on large screen televisions are running at about 20% off of the normal retail price, have free shipping, and are providing additional bonuses such as a small amount of free MP3 music downloads as well! An example of the great television deals at Amazon is the Sony Bravia 32-Inch 1080 p LCD HDTV that normally lists for $1100 but is on sale today for $900!
External Hard Drives from Amazon.com Electronics
After deciding what TV I was going to um…buy my daughter at Amazon, I kept surfing and came across some great Cyber Monday deals on external media storage devices at the site! The Western Digital 750GB USB 2.0 external hard drive is 38% off at $105.99 (normally $169.99)! That’s right, that’s less than a quarter a gigabyte! Western Digital has incorporated ‘green features’ into this hard drive by having it turn off when your computer goes to sleep (or suspend itself) vice continuing to run (and burn power) when the computer is offline. A great gift for your teen or tween (computer savy significant other) who is into electronic movies, music, and pictures! This cyber Monday gift will keep the family computer hard drive a little more open this coming year.
Canon PowerShot 8.0 Megapixel Digital Camera from Best Buy
Best Buy also has some great Cyber Monday deals! Most of their digital cameras are listed at 25% off of the normal retail price today! The Canon PowerShot 8.0 megapixel digital camera is normally $200 but on sale today for $149.00. This camera features optical image stabilization, DIGIC III image processing for higher resolution images, 3x optical / 4 x digital / and 12 x total zoom as well. Best Buy also lets you bundle camera peripheries with the camera purchase to further take advantage of Cyber Monday discounts and is definitely worth a stop when shopping online both today and this Holiday season!
Tom Tom 125 GPS from Best Buy
Now I always argue with one of my friends whether the Tom Tom or the Garmin is a better GPS unit for the car. I’d have to say that I the current mid-low end models from each company very compatible. For this article, I solely went with which device you could find the best discount on from Best Buy. Tom Tom won out! Normally listed at $179.00 the Tom Tom 125 is onsale this Cyber Monday for $99.00 in the online store only through Best Buy! If you’re looking for an equivalent Garmin from Best Buy, they have some good deals on that brand as well, just not quite as good as that on the Tom Tom!