Today is the biggest online shopping day of the year, but not every deal is as good as it looks—in fact, most 50%-off-type deals are sporting inflated prices. So you don't have to spend all day parsing lists of cheap electronics, here are
five six deals on stuff you actually want for prices are actually lower today.
The Least Expensive Web Hosting You'll Ever Find [X-Post from Exclusives]
Let's be direct: this is $10 for a hosting plan that sells every all year long for $109. It's only for Gizmodo readers and their loved ones and is one of the best legit deals today. I have a site running on this exact plan and I'm a extremely happy camper: for instance, I took advantage of this deal and bought my father hosting and a domain name for a year (now I'm his webmaster, but that's another issue.) If you make only one Cyber Monday impulse buy today, make it this one. For more information, see here—don't delay, because this offer shuts off at midnight.
>> [InMotion Hosting]
The Best Deal For a Macbook
Giving someone a new laptop is an excellent present. There's aren't many other gifts that are both big ticket ($$) and incredibly personal (your giftee is going to use that machine daily.) Make sure you get them a nice computer, though. There's no reason to gift a clunky $300 special—Apple laptops are always a safe bet. But there's no reason to pay the Apple tax in addition to sales tax. That's why B&H Photo is the best place to buy an Apple laptop. They start off discounted, subtract sales tax outside of NY, and add 1/2-price Applecare. Pretty excellent.
>> 13" Apple MacBook Pro Retina w/ 128GB SSD for $1,597 [B&H]
>> 13" 2012 Apple MacBook Air w/128GB SSD for $1,099.95 [B&H]
>> 15" Apple MacBook Pro Retina for $2,098 [B&H]
Extremely Hipster Grado Headphones [X-Post from Exclusives]
There's no maker of headphones with a larger cult following or more indie cred than Grado. Grados sport a design that hasn't changed in years, are still handmade in Brooklyn, and they offer some of the best audio quality in headphones anywhere. Sure, there are some downsides (the open-back design leaks sound, so you can't use them in a library.) But still, like Porsches or Lotuses, people continue to purchase them for the maximum performance and the distinctive design. Also like Porsches, Lotuses, and other luxury cars, they never go on sale. Except with Sound Earphone's 25% off gift card sale for Gizmodo readers. Buy a gift card for 75% of its face value, they'll email you the code, then you can use that code to buy a pair of Grados. (If you don't want Grados, the gift cards work on everything in the very cool Sound Earphones store.)
>> [Sound Earphones Gift Cards]
>> [Sound Earphones Grados]
>> Use coupon code Dealzmodo
Clothe Your Naked Body From Winter's Chill (Continually Updating)
I'm not going to pretend I understand your personal style or comprehend your sizing. All I know is that there's a lot of major clothing retailers offering 40% and 50% discount codes for today only and that this is a great time to buy winter stuff before you catch cold and expire.
• 50% Off J. Crew Factory | J. Crew | Use coupon code YOURGIFT
• 40% Off Express | Express | Use coupon code 2449
• 40% Off Levis | Levi's | Use coupon code CYBERMON
• $10 Tees, $30 Hoodies from Threadless | Threadless
• 20% Off Amazon Shoes and Boots | Amazon | Use coupon code CYBRSHOE
• 30% off Bonobos | Use coupon code TAKEOFF30
• 25% off J. Crew | Use coupon code MONDAY
• 10% off L.L. Bean | Use coupon code THANKS10
• 30% off Banana Republic, Old Navy, Gap | Use coupon code CYBER
• 30% off GUESS
• 40% Off Ben Sherman | Use coupon code HOLIDAY40
• 20% off AllSaints | Use coupon code THANKS
• 20% off American Apparel
• 40% off Dockers | Use coupon code CYBER40
Home Audio From Best Buy
Best Buy has two great deals on speakers that could stay in your living room for years. They've got a bundle with a Denon Reciever and a Definitive Technology Speaker System for $1000. Sold separately, they're $1450 or more, although it'll look funny hooked up to the $100 TV you scored on Black Friday. On the other end of the spectrum, Best Buy also has a pair of very well-liked Polk bookshelf speakers for $50—they're usually $200. [via Wirecutter]
Downloadable Games You've Actually Heard Of
Gamefly and Green Man Gaming are pulling out all the stops today. Here are some highlights:
• Hitman Absolution for $35 | Green Man Gaming | Use code GMG35-FGR37-COY0B
• Fallout: New Vegas for $7.50 | Green Man Gaming | Use code GMG25-G4VDR-0ZL4Q
• FIFA Soccer 13 for PC Download for $15.20 | Gamefly | Use coupon code NOV20OFF
• Mass Effect Trilogy (PC Download) for $24 | Gamefly | Use coupon code NOV20OFF
• Darksiders 2 for $15.30 | Gamefly, normally $30 | Use coupon code NOV20OFF
• Guild Wars 2 Deluxe for $64 | Gamefly | Use coupon code NOV20OFF
All-Time Low Prices on Lego
This is the kind of sale deal hunters and forum kids live for: a coupon code for 40% off any one item at YoYo.com up to $100. It's
toy40 expired. Bummer. The best part is it applies to everything, even Lego, Settlers of Catan, and computer games. For instance, this Lego Star Wars Republic Frigate is only $57 with the code, which is over $40 lower than everywhere else and it's also a historic low. Some best bets:
>> [Lego Star Wars Republic Frigate] | [Lego Avengers Airborne Fight] | [Settlers of Catan] | [Settlers of Catan Seafarers] |
Use coupon code toy40
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And of course, your Dealzmodo linkdump, with games, apps, and miscellany that didn't make it into the Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet (updating):
• 16GB Sandisk Cruiser ($9) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
• BUFFALO AirStation N150 Wireless Route ($15) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40
• Logitech Washable Keyboard ($20) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40
• Dayton Audio Bookshelf Speakers ($30) | Parts Express via Hard Forums | Originally $50
• SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC ($42) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $60
• Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard ($60) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $150
• HP Proliant NAS ($260) | Newegg | Originally $350 | Thanks, Eric!
• Custom Mouse Pad ($1) | Arts Cow via Reddit | Originally $5 | Use coupon code Z099PLAYW6XM9
• Voucher for Amazon Holiday Album ($2) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $10
• Kurt Adler 7-Foot Artificial Christmas Tree ($70) | NY Garden World via Reddit | Originally $100
• Grand Theft Auto 4 for PC Download ($5) | Steam via Reddit | Originally $30
• Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings ($10) | Gamestop via Reddit | Originally $35
• Counter Strike Complete ($10) | Steam via Hard Forums | Originally $30
• Battlefield 3 Premium Edition ($30) | Origin via Hard Forums | Originally $60
See the Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet.
Dumb TV → Smart TV
See Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet.
See Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet.
• Kindle Fire ($130) | Amazon | Originally $159
See Cyber Monday Cheat Sheet.
• UChicago's Spanish-English Dictionary ($5) | Originally $10
• Mercury Browser Pro ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
• Bezerk Ball ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
• Digits ($1) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $2
• Gorilla Workout ($1) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $2
• KORG iKaossilator. ($10) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $20
• Roads of Rome HD ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
• Korg iElectribe ($10) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $20
• The Elements: A Visual Exploration ($10) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $14
• Korg iMS-20 ($15) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $32
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