As shoppers gear up for Cyber Monday, we’ve done what we could to keep you ready, announcing new deals from retailers and recapping them for you. And while we normally specialize in recaps per individual retailer, we’re going to look now at what four retailers – Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Staples – have in store as their best Cyber Monday specials for 2015.
As you probably know, Amazon’s Cyber Monday 2015 specials are closer to Cyber Week specials. That’s because the company’s deals for Cyber Monday actually start on the Saturday before (November 28 in this case) and end on the Saturday after (December 5). Truth be told, many of the deals will only be valid until the end of tomorrow, but if you’re looking to save, some of the best deals that we haven’t touched on much include Amazon Cloud Drive unlimited photo storage for $1 a year (reg. price $12) or unlimited online storage for $5 a year (reg. price $60). You can also save $30 off the price of the Moto X Pure Edition and pay only $420 to $445 for the device, or save money on Philips’ Fidelio noise-cancelling headphones, which cost $100 instead of $300. Amazon also has some unspecified LG TVs selling at big discounts, though you’ll probably want to go over them quite a bit before jumping for them.
Best Buy, on the other hand, is offering big discounts on Samsung 4K HDTVs, including a 65-incher that normally costs $2,300, but is now selling for $1,700, and a curved version that costs $3,000 instead of $3,500. Sony’s 4K HDTVs also cost less, and you can also pay just $1,700 on a 65-inch model. And as we did say last week, Samsung’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ are all part of a Best Buy deal where you can get a $250 gift card – that deal was available on Black Friday, and it remains valid up to now. Further, you can save up to $100 on select iMacs and MacBooks if you do your Cyber Monday shopping at Best Buy.
We did tell you a lot about Microsoft’s Black Friday specials, and it looks like most are carrying over to Cyber Monday. Most of these deals are for Xbox bundles, which we’ve covered in great depth, but moving on to other available deals, you can get lower prices on games such as Grand Theft Auto V ($42, reg. price $60) and Halo: Master Chief Collection ($35, reg. price $50) for your Xbox One. And if you really should ask about the console bundles, they’re still there, and you can save $50 off the cash price and get a $60 gift card and an extra game – that all adds up to effective savings of about $170.
Staples, likewise, has Cyber Monday deals that closely resemble the specials it offered on Black Friday, and these include the Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop series, where pricing can go as low as $250, and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 config with Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB SSD, which costs $799, or $200 off full pricing. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 are both available for 25 percent off, regardless of color or storage option.