Items tagged with Cyber-Monday

Amazon is killing it this holiday shopping season, or so the online retailer claims. According to Amazon, Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on the company's website have grown by leaps and bounds year-over-year. Specifically, Fire tablet sales were up three-fold on Black Friday compared to last year, while Kindle e-reader sales nearly quadrupled. "This holiday there are going to be a lot of customers opening up new Amazon devices," said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. "We’re energized by the year over year growth of tablet and e-reader Black Friday sales... Read more...
When you think Amazon, you probably imagine books and freaky fast shipping. You probably don't think about drones and robots, both of which have crept into the company's fabric over the past year or so. In addition to preparing a Prime Air service which would (in theory) drop packages to your front door, the company has just rolled out its eighth-generation fulfillment center which relies on "robotics, vision systems, and high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers."Specifically, one of the stars is Kiva. Kiva is strolling around in 10 of these new centers across the United... Read more...
For most folks, it's back to the daily grind on Monday, which is a double-whammy if you'd prefer to sit at your PC all day stocking up on deals courtesy of Cyber Monday savings. Well, don't despair -- it's becoming customary for retailers and e-tailers to jump the gun on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and you can count Amazon among them. Just as Amazon rolled out its Black Friday deals ahead of schedule, the curtain has been lifted on Cyber Monday, meaning there are big savings just a few clicks away.There's a bit of something for everyone, like $30 off the brand new Fire HD 7 tablet (see our review),... Read more...
For what it's worth, Apple iOS device owners were victorious over their Android-toting brethren in the Thanksgiving Day mobile spending war. In terms of dollars spent, iOS owners on average doled out $118.57 per order, over $20 more than the typical Android user, who spent on average $95.25 per order.That's according to data collected by IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, CNN Money reports. Those figures also changed throughout the course of the day, dropping slightly during the later hours -- earlier on, iOS and Android users were reported to be spending an average of $122.08 and $97.25 per order,... Read more...
If you're out in the cold putting up with aggressive drivers and rabid shoppers who wouldn't think twice about trampling you in pursuit of a $100 savings on a high definition TV, you're doing Black Friday wrong. For some, it's become tradition, and we understand that. But for the most part, that's the antiquated model for scoring a deal. We now have this awesome thing called the Internet, which among other things, allows us to benefit from Black Friday deals from home. Yesterday we shared some of the highlights Best Buy has to offer, and today we'll give you a glimpse of the sweet savings that... Read more...
I’m typically not a fan of “holiday creep”, but I’ll make an exception for Cyber Monday; the one-day online mega sale has grown into a whole Cyber Week, and Microsoft is taking things even further with its “12 Days of Deals” event. If the first day’s deal is any indication, this is going to be kind of an incredible dozen days. Microsoft is offering the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet for just $99 on Monday, December 9th. The first 20 people who claim it in person at Microsoft stores will get the ridiculous deal for a tablet that usually goes for $299. There are... Read more...
Motorola is pushing its Moto X (review here) and Moto G handsets hard on Cyber Monday; one is on sale, and the other is now shipping, in plenty of time for the holidays. The Moto X is $150 off today, making the unlocked 16GB just $349 and the 32GB model $399. On most carriers, the price is usually $99 with a contract, so this is a pretty sweet deal. The Moto X is currently getting the Android 4.4 KitKat treatment, too. You better hurry, though--there are limited supplies, and it judging from the fact that the MotoMaker site appears to be down for the moment, a lot of folks are taking advantage... Read more...
In case you forgot, Cyber Monday is coming, and although you very well could spend more money tomorrow than you did on Black Friday, you definitely won’t be trampled to death. Put that in the plus column right there, friend. Amazon, of course, has a plethora of Cyber Monday deals, but the e-commerce behemoth is extending many of its sales for the whole first week of December. Here are a few good deals waiting for you: In Laptops & Tablets, you can get 15% off an Alienware ALW-17-3745sLV gaming notebook, dropping the price from $1,700 down to $1,449.99. This beastly 17-inch thing rocks... Read more...
The instructions for the game say it all: “Punch yourself in the face to stay awake, but don’t punch too much or you will die.” It’s a game that isn’t especially scintillating, but it’s a simple and funny commentary on the whole Black Friday experience. Basically, you have to punch yourself to stay awake, and you can jump, and it’s really easy to kill yourself. That’s the whole game. You get a higher score depending on how long you can hold out without either dying or falling asleep. Black Friday has become an unsavory part of an otherwise great holiday.... Read more...