The internet has saved us from actually having to go outside and speak to real people in order to buy things—but that doesn’t mean that all online shopping sites are created equally. Take advantage of these tools to save yourself a bundle of cash, catch the best deals, and take the stress out of spending money.
Amazon Prime is the magical service that gets you two-day shipping on everything you order from Amazon for a whole year—no $25 minimum orders, no week-long waits for whatever you just drunkenly bought online. There's even a free video service that has some stuff not found on Netflix!
Best Buy is offering the new MacBook Pro Retina at a $200 discount, $300 if you have a valid .edu email address and $325 if you pay with American Express.
Lifehacker has a roundup of inexpensive, good quality electronics that you can get at Monoprice, an online brand that has surprisingly great stuff at really cheap prices. Headphones, speakers, all kinds of cables you can imagine, phone cases, phone accessories—even guitars!
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Best Buy plans to match the price of internet retailers like Amazon over the holidays this year, as well as offering free home delivery when stores are out of stock.
If you're up late and craving cheap tech, get your ass over to Woot while the orange lights are still spinning. Instead of one deal per day, new items are up for grabs every few minutes. Mash that refresh! [Woot!]
My WishList is, if you remember from last year, American Express's holiday e-shop deals promotion, and we've just learned it'll be launching December 1st this year. Basically American Express has this "holiday e-tail" site where they sell gadgets at crazily bargainous prices, in a kind of "get one if you're lucky…
Broke Apple fanboys take note. Apple's newly launched Outlet has some pretty sweet deals worth checking out. Sure, they're all refurbished, but you still get a warranty and besides, would you turn down a $1,300 MacBook Pro or a $129 4GB iPod nano? It's worth checking out if you're low on cash.
Always on the lookout for you, dear readers, we point you toward newegg.com, where there's a sale on Seagate Barracuda 300GB SATA drives running at 7200RPM. Normally these drives cost between $125 and $130 at their lowest (and we've seen a few at $145 or $150), but this deal has them at $100. Good price, and no…