Cyber Monday deals in the US
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The best Cyber Monday deals for 2015 have officially started in the US, and retailers are offering discounts on the PS4, Xbox One, iPad, 4K TVs and just about everything else you can think of.
Stores across America like Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and Best Buy are all rolling back prices for a limited time, so now is the moment to shop if you can still find what you want in stock.
Sure, Black Friday started things off with a number of exciting bargains, but Cyber Monday deals are likely going to be better and last longer than just November 30.
Walmart launched its lower prices as early as Sunday night, November 29, to get out ahead of Amazon, so we've compiled a list of the best Cyber Monday deals below.
Cyber Monday: Quick links
Just straight to the deals at the biggest US retailers. Links will open in new tab:
- Amazon US Cyber Monday deals + lightning deals
- Best Buy Cyber Monday deals
- Walmart Cyber Monday deals
- Target Cyber Monday deals
- GameStop Cyber Monday deals
- Toys R Us Cyber Monday deals
The best Cyber Monday deals so far...
Apple Watch Cyber Monday discounts do exist, and it's just in time. The iphone-compatible smartwatch is $60 cheaper with a starting price of $296 at Target (click into the deal to see).
Apple Watch starts at a discounted $299 at B&H Photo, which isn't as good as the Target deal until you factor in the excellent $50 gift card at B&H Photo.
Google Nexus 5X just came out, but this unlocked unlocked 32GB Android phone is $80 off for today, now $349 at Best Buy.
The best 4K TV prices are here right now. This 49-Inch Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is 50% off now $798 at Amazon.
Honeywell Portable Air Conditioner MM14CCS 14,000 BTU with Remote Control - Black Friday is the right time to buy this AC unit originally $599, now $549 at Amazon.
iPad deals are hard to find, as the Apple Store typically plays the part of scrooge, but today they're up to 25% off at Staples.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge unlocked for $500 off (no, that's not a typo) now only $539 at Target.
Sony 4K TV - Get this beauty for 32% less today. Now $1298 at Amazon US.
Canon Pixma MX922 inkjet printer saves for $135 off the MSRP, now only $64 at Amazon US.
Madden NFL 16 Cyber Monday deal means it's not too late to get in on the NFL action on Xbox One for $47 at Target.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is save $250 dollars on Lenovo's heralded 2-in-1. It's now $749 at Best Buy.
Toshiba C55-C5390 Laptop with Windows 10 is $200 off. That's a big present at a small $249 at Staples.
Guitar Hero 4 bundle, on all systems including PS4, Xbox One and Wii U, comes with the redesigned guitar controller. On PS3 it starts at $93 at Amazon.
Fitbit Charge Cyber Monday deals will get you moving now that the popular fitness tracker is only $89 at Amazon.
Canon Rebel T5 EF-S 18-55mm IS II & EF 50mm f/1.8 II Kit may be refurbished, but it remains only $199 via Canon.
Nintendo 2DS is going for a Blue Light Special discount at Walmart for $79, though it's currently sold out.
Wii U 32GB bundle including Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. is at its lowest price ever now $249 at Target and Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, the online retailers are out of stock, but it might be available locally in your neck of the woods! Look at each deal to find out.
The new (smaller) Nintendo 3DS bundled with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is $40 offnow $179 at Wal-Mart.
PS4 and Xbox One are already the must-have items this Christmas and they're both selling well. Look out for some particularly attractive bundle deals which include consoles and games in one package, as well as some headline-grabbing low prices on standalone consoles.
Leading the Black Friday deals charge among video games consoles is the PlayStation 4, with its sales almost doubling that of Microsoft's Xbox One. Don't worry, they're both still at a decent price, closing in on the bargain bottom line of the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.
PS4 Black Friday deals
The PS4 500GB Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection bundle is our favorite because it pairs Sony's Indiana Jones-style games trilogy with the console. It costs $347 at Amazon.
PS4 1TB bundle with Call of Duty Black Ops 3 doubles the storage of the gaming system and adds Activision's landmark first-person shooter for a Black Friday discount of $429 at Amazon.
PS4 bundle with Nathan Drake Collection, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and controller charging station combines the three and adds an accessory extra for $349 at Costco.
PS4 bundled with The Last of Us Remastered and Call of Duty: Ghosts lets you dual wield with two of last year's top-selling PlayStation 4 games. Right now, it's just $399 at Walmart, but it's currently out of stock.
The absolute cheapest PS4 Black Friday deal doesn't come with a game and it's used, but the price is right at $299 through Best Buy.
Xbox One Black Friday deals
Xbox One 1TB Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle is the best Black Friday deal for fans of the Mast Chief franchise, and costs just $449 at Amazon.
Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle brings last year's game and the 500GB console together with the best price being just $299 at GameStop.
Xbox One 500GB Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle in black is even cheaper on Black Friday, with prices currently at $299 through Amazon.
Want it in white (again)? Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Special Edition White bundle is a exclusive that is actually cheaper. Act fast, because its price is $299 only at Walmart.
Xbox One 1TB Madden NFL 16 bundle brings a bargain to the gridiron. Its best Black Friday deal so far make it $448 at Amazon. It's not too late to get in on some NFL action if you already own an Xbox One. Madden NFL 16 is now $29 at Target.
Xbox One 1TB FIFA 16 Limited Edition bundle combines the other kind of football, soccer, with Microsoft's next-gen console. It's in stock for $349 at Walmart.
Xbox One 1TB Fallout 4 bundle gives you enough internal storage to save and re-save your game that could glitch any moment. Don't worry, the game is buggy, but fantastic, and costs around $470 at Amazon.
Xbox One The LEGO Movie is the console bundle for the kids and the kids at heart. It's $299 through Amazon.
Xbox One 500GB standalone console does away with the bundles, but clocks in at a cheaper price, one that once matched the name of Halo's developer. It's even cheaper at $331 via Amazon.
Xbox One 1TB console bundle with three games includes Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Ori the Blind Forest for $349 at Amazon.
Xbox One 500GB bundle with Assassin's Creed Unity adds the latest game in the Ubisoft franchise and retails for just $359 at Amazon.
Xbox One 1TB Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle is still available, but we could only find it in one store. It's price is $349 at Best Buy.
The Xbox One Elite bundle combines a 1TB console with the pro-level Xbox One Elite controller. It launches on December 1, but you can pre-order now for $449 at Amazon.
The cheapest Xbox One is at GameStop, which isn't always known for the best prices. It's inexpensive because it's pre-owned. It's in black for $299 at GameStop and white at $299 – also at GameStop, though this one is currently sold out.
Just in case this hot number sells out before Black Friday, there's another deal for a refurbished, black Xbox One on sale for $299 at Amazon.
Wii U Black Friday deals
Black Friday deals for Nintendo Wii U console bundles are going to be hard to find because they always sell better than expected with families. Here's what we found so far, before mom and dad snap them up.
Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle packs in the best game for Black Friday week for just $299 at Amazon
Wii U Super Mario Maker bundle isn't available to buy at most stores, but it's still $299.96 at Walmart
Wii U Skylanders Swap Force bundle gets you started with Activision's InerAction Figure game foronly $289 at Amazon.
Cheapest Wii U you can buy is a "premium refurbished" 8GB console that costs $229.99 at GameStop
Cheapest Wii U 32GB console gives you more space for a few extra dollars $259.99 at GameStop
Nintendo 3DS Black Friday deals
Nintendo is venturing into the mobile space, but all of its best portable games remain on the 3DS. It's going to be that way for some time. Here's the best way to save on the still viable handheld system.
Looking for the recently released regular-sized New Nintendo 3DS? The new (smaller) Nintendo 3DS bundled with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is $40 off now $179 at Wal-Mart.
The Nintendo New 3DS XL in Red, with the wholly-worth-it C Stick and larger display, is currently slashed to $179 at Amazon.
The same Nintendo New 3DS XL with a choice of game is a good deal if you're getting a game anyway, as it starts at $207 at Walmart.
Save some money with Nintendo 3DS XL in Black or Red without the C stick. It plays all of the same games and costs just $176 on Amazon.
Even cooler is the Nintendo New 3DS XL Hyrule Gold Edition. This exclusive, in stock for now, won't be available for long due to its cheaper price at $199 only at GameStop.
New 3DS XL Hyrule Gold Edition with Zelda Triforce Heroes bundles one of the best games on the Nintendo 3DS. It's $239 only at GameStop.
The cheapest Nintendo 3DS XL is the NES Edition Black Friday deal. It's a hidden gem locked away inside of an old Nintendo controller at $169 at GameStop, thought it's currently out of stock.
Slightly cheaper is the same Nintendo 3DS XL NES Edition console at the used price of just $99 pre-owned at GameStop, though it's currently out of stock.
TV & video deals
TVs are almost always the most popular Cyber Monday and Christmas items and this year looks set to be no different. As we get closer to the big day we'll update this section each morning with all of the latest TV deals so that you can get the best one for you. We'll pick according to headline prices and big discounts so there should be a good range of "cheap as chips" TVs as well as "great TVs at a great price."
Our pick of the best 4K Ultra HD TV deals this Cyber Monday:
Samsung 60-inch HD TV is for anyone who wants a huge TV, but doesn't want it in 4K yet. It usually costs $999, but now it's only $699 at Best Buy.
Samsung 60-inch SUHD JS7000 4K TV was $2,599 and now costs $1,299 at Samsung.com.
This 49-Inch Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is 50% off now $798 at Amazon.
Samsung 55-inch 4K TV packs a 2160p resolution and 120Hz typically at $1,999, but its Black Friday deal makes it just $797 at Target.
Samsung 60-inch 4K TV is the same Ultra HD TV for only a few dollars. It did cost $1,699, but now it's an easy $897 at Target.
Vizio 55-inch 4K TV gets you an Ultra HD television for the cheap price of $949 even cheaper at $699 at Best Buy.
TCL Roku TV 40-inch is one of our favorites because it has the best smart TV interface that was $419, now costs $299 at Amazon.
LG 55-inch 4K TV will make you think that Life's Good with a price of only $699 at Dell.com.
All LG 4K TVs on sale starting at $547 through Amazon.
iPad & tablet deals
The bottom has fallen out of the tablet market a little bit - there's a reason why Apple is now making the massive iPad Pro - it's already sold an iPad to most people who want one. Expect some aggressive iPad and tablet deals as we get closer to the big day.
iPad Air 2 is on sale for Black Friday with a $100 discount on the 16GB model, now just $399 at Best Buy, though it's currently not available for online purchase.
iPad Air 2 with the bigger 64GB of storage also saves you $100 this holiday season, now just $499 at Best Buy.
These iPad Air 2 deals aren't as exciting – until you realize that they come with a $150 gift card to Target.
iPad mini 4 with 64GB of storage is the same price as the iPad mini 4 16GB model if you check the awesome price of $399 at Best Buy, though it's out of stock at the moment.
The iPad mini 4 is smaller, but its Black Friday deal comes with a big gift card worth $100 at Target.
iPad mini 2 is older, but still a compact tablet and is bundled with an $80 gift card from Target.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch is our favorite new Android tablet and it's $50 off, now just $349 at Staples.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch is an Android tablet and it's Black Friday deal is even better since it's $100 off at just $399 at Best Buy.
Microsoft Surface 3 serves up a killer deal now that it is being featured with a $100 discount, bringing the price to $399 at Best Buy.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is way more powerful, but comes in under the thousand dollar mark during Black Friday for $999 at Best Buy.
Amazon Kindle Fire tablets are red hot deals, and selling out fast. That's because they start at just $34.99 through Amazon.
Laptop & Macbook deals
MacBook Pro 13-inch 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage $150 off just $1,349 at Best Buy.
New MacBook 2015 12-inch 8GB of RAM, 256GB storage and the one we have and love is just $1,149 at Best Buy.
MacBook Air 13-inch display, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage now $1,049 at Best Buy.
Save $250 dollars on Lenovo's heralded 2-in-1. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is now $749.99 at Best Buy.
Dell Inspiron 11.6-inch touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage $165 off, now $384.99 at Best Buy.
Dell 2-in-1 laptops are on sale through Amazon with various configurations starting at $319.
HP Envy laptop 15.6-inch touchscreen with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive $200 off now $479 at Best Buy.
HP Envy laptop 15.6-inch touchscreen with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB internal storage $250 off now $549 at Best Buy, though it's currently not selling online.
HP Spectre laptop 13.3-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage saves you $200 now $969 at Best Buy.
ASUS 15-inch laptops with various configurations on sale throughout Black Friday for steep discounts at Amazon starting at $129.
iPhone and Android phone deals are on a lot of wish lists this Black Friday, and we're here to help point out the best bargains on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Apple's iPhone 6S on AT&T moves to the US carrier's monthly plan, so you don't have to pay for the phone upfront. It starts at $21.67 a month at Best Buy.
The new iPhone 6S on Verizon is sticking to the usual two-year contract plan through some retailers on Black Friday. That means it starts at $199 and up at Best Buy.
iPhone 6S on Sprint also uses two-year contracts, though it sometimes offers lower monthly payments (which add up to more money over time). Best bet is to go with the just $99 deal at Best Buy.
The iPhone 6S deals are rare. Even Apple's official store doesn't give Black Friday discounts on its smartphone because, really, it doesn't have to. It's usually out of stock come Christmas, anyway.
Get the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge unlocked for $500 off now only $539 at Target.
Snag the latest phone from Google and LG, the Nexus 5X, at its lowest price ever. The unlocked 32GB version is $80 off for today, now $349 at Best Buy
Cyber Monday: What is it?
Welcome to TechRadar's Cyber Monday deals homepage! This year, St Andrew's Day isn't just an excuse for Scots to get sozzled: November 30, 2015 is Cyber Monday, which is America's busiest online shopping day of the year, and it's now just a month away!
Like many dates on the calendar, Cyber Monday is a marketing invention. It was coined in 2005 by Shop.org to encourage more people to shop online. It's safe to say it's done that: last year, US shoppers spent a record $2.68 billion, making Cyber Monday the biggest day in US online shopping history.
Retail consultancy Channel Advisor reports that Google Shopping was up 2.9% year on year, eBay 9.82% and Amazon 30.76%, and clicks on paid search ads jumped by a massive 60.56% compared to 2013.
Marketing experts Monetate, who work with some of the world's top brands, reported that traffic to US online retailers was up 11.8% year on year. Walmart reported that Cyber Monday 2014 was the biggest day for online orders in its entire history, and this year is expected to be bigger still.
Cyber Monday and Black Friday: what's the difference?
It's not just that they sit on either side of the appallingly named Sofa Sunday. Black Friday is dominated by technology, and by a handful of big-name retailers with deep pockets and big advertising budgets: Target, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and so on.
It's very hard for other retailers to stand out on Black Friday, so many of them don't bother. They offer their deals on Cyber Monday instead. When ecommerce provider EKMPowershop surveyed its small- and medium-sized business users about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it found that those retailers sold 29% more on the Monday than on the Friday.
It isn't just the size of the retailers that's different. It's what they do, too. While Black Friday is dominated by technology products, Cyber Monday is better for fashion, shoes and home electrical appliances.
For example in the last two Cyber Mondays, there were 45% more clothing deals than on Black Friday and 50% more deals on shoes. There are still plenty of tech deals around - firms such as Currys discounted HDTVs and gadgets for the entire long weekend until stocks ran out - but the freshest deals tend to be in other sectors.
According to figures collated by ecommerce marketing experts Fresh Relevance, beauty sales were up 400%, gifts 300%, holidays 150% and home and garden items 150% on Cyber Monday 2014 compared to a normal Friday.
So if you're looking for a laptop, Black Friday's the day to do it. If you're looking for something from a designer or some great Christmas presents, you should wait until after the weekend.
The changing face of Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday began as a day when people went back to work, thought "aaagh! It's nearly Christmas!" and immediately started misusing their employers' computers to do online shopping.
Employers have cracked down on that, but it hasn't dented Cyber Monday's popularity. We're just shopping on our smartphones instead.
Last year Adobe reported that 19% of total online sales were made from mobile devices; Monetate's figures suggest that since 2013, smartphone use for Cyber Monday shopping is up 57%.
Even YouTubers like Cyber Monday...
While this is all great news for us bargain hunters, though, it's not all good news for the retailers, because while the numbers are bigger, the average order value is going down - and it seems that rather than creating new demand, the Cyber Monday weekend is actually an exercise in foot-shooting for many online stores.
When marketing experts Verdict Retail analysed the effect of Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year they found that there was "no evidence that it stimulated demand"; by discounting their products, retailers sold stuff they would have sold anyway, but for less money.
That's led retailers such as UK shopping giant John Lewis to say "we've got to ask if it's right to concentrate trade so much in that one period." There will be bargains, but for many retailers they'll be carefully chosen ones - and retailers will use them as bait in the hope they can cross-sell and up-sell too.
There's also the issue of the Enormous Magical Sale That Goes On Forever, or EMSTGOF for short.
Amazon was the most obvious proponent of EMSTGOF, with a week of deals running up to Black Friday and another week - Cyber Week - beginning on Cyber Monday, but you can expect other EMSTGOF from other retailers too - not least because by spreading things out, they're not as prone to the traffic spikes that knocked so many retailers offline last Black Friday.
Walmart was one of several retailers that ran promotions before, during and after Black Friday and Cyber Monday (including a "Cyber Monday Evening Edition" for people coming home from work), and others are likely to follow suit.
How to get the best Cyber Monday bargains
Start early and start here. We'll be rounding up the very best Cyber Monday 2015 deals on this very page, and we'll point you to the ones that really do deliver bargains.
It's a good idea to do some homework, too; with some companies discounting almost everything - Brand View reports that Argos had discounted 93.3% of its tablets on Cyber Monday with average discounts of 21.5%, while Currys had 85.5% of its TV range on offer, with discounts averaging 19.8% - it's not a bad idea to study the shelves of your favourite online emporium to draw up a shortlist. There's a very good chance at least some of your shortlist will be offered at a lower price.
It's also worth installing the mobile apps for your chosen retailers. We don't think we'll see quite as many sites going offline due to excessive demand this year, but if you've recently tried to order an Apple Watch or iPhone 6S on launch day you'll already know that apps are often more reliable than the same firms' websites.
More than anything, it's important to set a budget and identify what you really want. There's no point bagging a bargain if the credit card interest is double the discount, or if it ends up gathering dust in a corner. Be careful out there.
Where to find the best Cyber Monday deals in 2015:
Here's TechRadar's rundown of where to find the best Cyber Monday deals on November 30th 2015:
Last year, over a million people visited TechRadar's Cyber Monday deals page where we rounded up all of the best Cyber Monday deals from all of the most trusted retailers in the UK. This year, you'll be pleased to hear, we're doing it all over again just as we are for Black Friday! Tune in to our Black Friday page throughout November to discover what we think are the best deals, and then to our separate Cyber Monday page - that's this one you're reading now - to discover what could be some even better deals. Last year the best deals appeared on Cyber Monday.
Obviously as the world's biggest online retailer, Amazon will be all over Cyber Monday like jam on toast. Expect some of the absolute best Cyber Monday deals to come from Amazon, and check out this page for a round up of them all so you don't miss out!
Quick link: Amazon Cyber Monday homepage