Market researcher Forrester predicts that an all-time high of $78.7 billion will be spent online in the US during this year's holiday season.
The Monday after Thanksgiving is the biggest online shopping day of the year -- and the time to clean up on some amazing deals. Here are the best ones we've found so far.
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Oct 24, 2014
GOgroove Bluetooth Speaker & Wooden Alarm Clock for $39 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the GOgroove Bluetooth Speaker & Wooden Alarm Clock, model no. GGBSTYM200BDUS, for $38.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. It features a 90Hz to 20kHz frequency response, built-in microphone, and USB charging port. Deal ends today.
Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 Dual 13" Laptop for $950 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop in Silver, model no. MD101LL/A, for $949.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $50, although we saw it for $50 less three weeks ago. (We mentioned a refurb for just $21 less last week; this one is new.) Features include an Intel Core i5-3210m 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, SDXC card slot, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Arrow Direct coupon: 40% off used Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, other laptops
Arrow Direct offers 40% off select used Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, ASUS, HP, and IBM Laptops via coupon code "DN40". Prices start at $99.12 after coupon, plus you'll bag free shipping on all orders. Note that stock is quite limited for most of these "B grade" models. Deal ends October 25.
Chromo Speedlite CN-560 II Flash for Canon / Nikon for $55 + free shipping
A4C offers the Chromo Speedlite CN-560II Flash for Canon or Nikon for $54.95 with free shipping. That's $45 off and the lowest total price we could find, although it was $5 less in August. It's compatible with Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Deal ends October 28.
MacBook Air Haswell Dual i5 13" Laptop for $850 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Apple MacBook Air Intel Haswell Core i5 1.4GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. MD760LL/B, for $849.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $99 and just a buck more than our mention of a refurb from last week. (This one is new.) It features an Intel Core i5 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1440x900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime camera, Thunderbolt, and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Apple iPad mini 2 16GB for $250 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Apple iPad mini 2 16GB WiFi Tablet in Space Grey, model no. ME276LL/A, or Silver, model no. ME279LL/A, for $249.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under last week's mention and the best price we've seen for this tablet. (It's also a current low by $20; most stores charge close to $300.) It's 7.5mm thick, weighs 0.73 lbs., and features an Apple A7 64-bit processor, 7.9" 2048x1536 LED-backlit IPS display, FaceTime HD front-side camera, 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n wireless with MIMO, Lightning connector, and 10-hour battery life.
Used 1st-Gen Google Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet for $90 + free shipping
Cowboom offers the used 1st-generation ASUS Google Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet, model no. NEXUS7/ASUS-1B32, for $129.99. Coupon code "Nexus40103014" knocks it to $89.99. With free shipping, that's within a buck of the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. (It's also $26 under the best price we could find for a refurb.) This 12-oz. tablet features a 7" 1280x800 touchscreen display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB memory, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). Deal ends October 30.
No warranty information is provided. Also, this used items may be missing accessories and have cosmetic blemishes.
PowerBank 2,500 mAh Keychain Pocket Battery Charger for $9 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, iTechDeals offers the PowerBank 2,500 mAh Pocket Keychain Battery Charger for $12.97. Coupon code "TAKE4OFF" cuts it to $8.97. With free shipping, that's $22 off and the lowest total price we could find. It's compatible with all smartphones and tablets charged by USB port.
Used iMacs at OWC from $149 + free shipping
Other World Computing discounts a selection of used Apple iMacs, with prices starting at $149. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Each item is covered by a 90-day OWC warranty. Note that for some models, available quantities may be limited. Some best bets, with comparisons to other used units:
Harman Kardon Onyx Bluetooth Speaker for $200 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Harman Kardon Onyx Bluetooth Speaker for $199.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our July mention and the lowest total price we could find by $29. It features 60-watt biamplification, two 3" woofers, Bluetooth 3.0, 60Hz to 20kHz frequency response, and 4-ohm impedance.