If you’re like the majority of people, then you own a smart phone. These gadgets are no longer considered a luxury but are must have items – especially if you have to stay on top of your work, or if you have children or teenagers.
Smart phones were popular Cyber Monday items last year and there will be of the same this year. Although the phones can last for years, when you buy one up front, they can be expensive.
Keeping checking our Cyber Monday section as we’ll continually update it along with Cyber Monday for your shopping convenience. You can also check out Amazon’s Black Cyber Monday deals here as they’ll keep changing as fast as a Kardashian’s Instagram page.
A good iPhone can easily cost you $500 or more. So it’s no wonder that many people wait until Cyber Monday to shop for a new smart phone. Last year, there are a lot of smartphones on sale so consumers had a pretty big selection to choose from.
Motorola offered the Moto X at close to $150 off the original price. You could have grabbed a Samsung phone, either the S4 or the S5 for between $200 and $300 depending on which model you picked up.
The Apple iPhone 5 went on sale for less than $300 and you can bet that was a phone that created a rush of orders. These phones manage to retain their popularity year after year because of all the features and the durability of the phones.
You’ll see a lot of sales on phones this year since they’ll still be some popular Cyber Monday items. But you’ll want to pay close attention to which bargain you take. Do your research first because some of the deals that you’ll find this year will be better than deals that were offered last year.
This year, you can get phones with a lot of extra perks as well as some handy bonus items for yourself. Depending on which online retailer that you order your phone from, you can expect to get additional perks such as gift cards.
Some retailers are offering between $50 to $200 gift cards if you purchase the phone from them. Plus, you can often find some free app download perks when you buy from certain retailers.
One of the hottest phones this year is the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. If you’ve checked the cost of this phone, then you know it’s expensive. But because it’s an Apple product, you know it’s one of the best.
You can find this phone on sale during Cyber Monday sales for as much as 20% or more off the original price. And with the savings that you’ll get, you’ll be able to buy some extra accessories such as a decorative iPhone case or other items.
Here’s a breakdown of retailers offering the best deals for Cyber Monday:
Don’t let the name fool you. Walmart is rolling out its Cyber Monday deals on Sunday, starting at 8 p.m. ET. One of the best deals being offered: An Xbox One console bundle with Gears of War and an extra wired controller for $299.96 (regular price $350).
The Air Hogs Helix video drone is advertised for $75 (regular price $109) putting it at an ideal price point for first time drone owners. Beats by Dre Drenched Solo on-ear headphones will be available for $99 (regular price $119).
Target is offering a 15 percent discount website wide on Cyber Monday with the code CYBER15. One day also isn’t sufficient for the retailer — Target said it plans to hold a Cyber Week, offering various deals throughout the week.
One of those listed deals: A 48-inch Samsung 4K Ultra HD TV for $599.99. The television comes at a $300 discount and a bonus $100 gift card after purchase.
Other top technology deals include a Swagway x1 Hands-Free Smart Hoverboard for $399 (regular price $499) and an Xbox One console bundle with Gears of War for $299.99 (regular price $350). The bundle comes with a bonus EA sports game and free 3-month Xbox Live subscription with purchase.
If camping outside Best Buy on Black Friday isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. The electronics retailer has a sweet lineup of Cyber Monday deals and various other discounts lasting for the duration of Cyber Week.
Expect to save anywhere from $500 to $900 on select 4K televisions from top brands Sony, LG and Samsung. Looking for a good stocking stuffer? Best Buy is advertising an Insignia Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with Powerbank for $24.99, at a 50 percent savings. The device lets the user play music and can also charge their smartphone.
Who needs a day or a week when you can have a month of savings? Amazon was one of the first retailers to kick off the shopping season with its Black Friday deals store which opened on November. The trick is that while Amazon has teased a variety of deals, it’s up to shoppers to stick around to find out when they will appear.
Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals will be rolled out beginning Saturday.
Amazon’s always connected Echo speaker is available for $149 (regular $180). The Kindle Paperwhite will be on sale for $99.99 (regular price starting at $119). Another top deal: $100 off Philips Fidelio Noise-Cancelling Headphones.
On Cyber Monday, T-Mobile will give customers who buy an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus online a free memory upgrade. That means customers can get 64 GB of memory for the price of a 16 GB phone or a whopping 128 GB for the price of 64 GB.
T-Mobile’s Cyber Monday offer starts at 5:01 am EST. The mobile carrier said users need to put the the 64GB or 128GB model in their cart and they will have the price adjusted at check-out.
Toys ‘R Us
Toys ‘R Us is starting the savings on Sunday and plans to continue various deals throughout the duration of Cyber Week.
Two top tech deals that are exclusive to Cyber Monday include up to $150 off select Meccanoid robotics items and an XBox One gaming system for $299.99 (regular price $349.99.)