NEW YORK (MainStreet) – If you thought you had to act fast to take advantage of holiday shopping deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, think again. Cyber Week is upon us.
Despite all the hype surrounding these two days, there are still plenty of people who don’t even consider shopping until December. And if you’re one of those who avoided the malls and the shopping websites during the past few days, take heart - plenty of online retailers are extending some or all of their Cyber Monday sales. Looking at the returns from Monday, it’s easy to see why: Cyber Monday sales were up 19.4% from 2009 according to web analytics firm Coremetrics, and retailers are clearly eager to keep the magic alive.
So, if you were too busy at work yesterday to score a Cyber Monday deal, here’s what we’re seeing online today.
Just as Amazon’s Black Friday sale lasted all of last week, so too will its Cyber Monday sales last all of this week. The usual parade of Lightning Deals are still active, so check in from time to time to see what’s being offered. There are also plenty of deals on DVDs, like the original Star Wars trilogy for $23.49 (marked down from $49.98).
Kmart is extending its deals on TVs, like this Panasonic Viera 32” for $329.99 (a $120 discount). You can also get a $20 video game coupon if you purchase Disney’s Epic Mickey for the Wii by Saturday. Finally, you can get free shipping for orders that top $49 with the coupon code KMFREESHIP49. Read the fine print, though – in addition to the usual exceptions like TVs, furniture and other big items, the coupon doesn’t apply to toys.
Cyber Week lasts through Saturday at Best Buy, with deals on everything from home theater systems to appliances. There are also package deals on MP3 players – you can save $55 when you buy an iPod Touch package that includes two cases, a micro power kit and Sony ear bud headphones. Since the iPod already comes with headphones and a USB cable for charging, though, you might consider whether it’s really worth it to spring for the package or just get the device.
Toys R Us
The toy retailer is extending its entire Cyber Monday sale, but it won’t last long. The sale ends at 1 p.m. today. You can get up to 40% off bikes and up to 70% off action figures, among other discounts.