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A Guide For Cyber Monday Sales

I hope you all had a great weekend. Well, I may as well “go with the flow” and write about how everybody is expected to shop shop shop this so-called “cyber Monday” (a reference to how you are not working, there at work, today, but just pretending to while you surf for bargains online).

I will say, again, be careful of online scams, and look for the “s” (https://) on shopping cart pages, and then point you to some geeky savings. Remember, try to go to the website directly — criminals are ‘poisoning’ search results, so you’ll get directed to their site, and get infected with a virus.

* Genie-soft, makers of the Timeline backup program (see my review here) are offering a 50% off deal here.

* Amazon has special discounts on all categories of items (not just ‘tech’). Their over-view page is here.

* TigerDirect’s “Pink Friday Sale” (named that as they will be donating a minimum of $100,000 to a breast cancer charity) is still available. Check out their discount items here.

* says some items are discounted up to 83%.. but it is “while supplies last”, so.. don’t dawdle, click here.

Sometimes, it’s best to cut out the middleman.
* Hewlett-Packard has some deals (includes free shipping) here.
* Dell, for one day only, has savings of up to 80% on select products, here.
* Apple is offering savings on accessories (ahem.. accessories?) here.

Don’t forget Office Depot. I know it isn’t the first place you think of, but sometimes I think it should be. See their “while supplies last” deals here.


That ought to help you be non-productive for a while. Have fun browsing!

Tip of the day: If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.

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November 29, 2010 - Posted by | computers, shopping for, tech


  1. TechPaul,

    Believe it or not; I love Office Depot. I visit on a regular basis to checkout their clearance items (usually in the back of the store. They often have some good deals on computers, cameras,printers, as well!



    Comment by Ramblinrick | November 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      As a “bang for my buck” shopper, I am boggled by how frequently Office Depot turns out to be ‘the place’.. and how often it’s the last place I think to check. (I usually think of “stationery” or “supplies” when I think of “Office Depot”.. not Wireless-N WAPs, laptops, or HP monitors.)

      Almost all of my more recent purchases have indeed been ‘clearance’ items, but not all. They have a surprisingly good selection.


      Comment by techpaul | November 29, 2010 | Reply

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