Amazon has kicked off Cyber Monday 2016 with a slew of sales this coming week on its own products, such as the Echo and Fire tablets, as well as on items from others, ranging from Exploding Kittens card sets to Nest thermostats.
Amazon, which says people ordered more than 54 million items last Cyber Monday, is boasting more than 75,000 deals this week at www.amazon.com/cybermonday . The online retailer says the most watched deal by users of its Watch A Deal app this year so far is for a Mermaid Tail Blanket.
As for Amazon devices, here are the markdowns being offered
- Dash Buttons, .99 cents to buy and $4.99 credit back after your first purchase
- Save $40 on Amazon Echo digital assistant device, for $140
- Save $10 on the smaller Echo Dot digital assistant, for $40
- Save $40 on Amazon Tap portable Bluetooth speaker, for $90
- Fire tablet (7-inch screen, 8GB storage), for $33.33
- Assorted Kindles and Fire TV/Sticks to
E-commerce analytics company Profitero says that Amazon's average discount (24%) across its Black Friday deals was the lowest among major retailers examined. However, Amazon also promoted more discounted products than any other seller, so those discounts were spread over 945 items.
A few other Cyber Monday deals that we came across:
*F-Secure’s VPN, Freedome, will be 50% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY. The code will be valid from Friday, November 25 to Monday, November 28. F-Secure is discounting only web store purchases, not Apple App Store or Google Play. You can purchase the VPN here.
The prices will be as follows:
1 year, 3 devices – original price $50; Now $25
1 year, 5 devices – original price $60; Now $30
1 year, 7 devices – original price $80; Now $40
*Newegg has a slew of Cyber Monday deals, including:
--$120 off a Lenovo Flex 4 1580 (80VE000MUS) Ultrabook with Intel Core i7 7500U (2.70 GHz) processor, 256 GB SSD, AMD Radeon R7 M460, 2 GB GDDR3 and a 15.6" touchscreen. Runs Windows 10 Home. Final price $680.
--Toshiba X300 GDWE 150XZSTA 5TB, 7200 RPM ,128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s, 3.5" Desktop Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit for $125 instead of original $400.
*Toys R Us makes its Cyber Week sales available Nov. 27-Dec. 3, and includes everything from Star Wars lightsabers to 20% off assorted Nerf blasters.
*Ticket marketplace StubHub is offering a 10% discount when you buy three or more tickets through the website or mobile app with the promo code, YOURHOLIDAYOUT. The deal has already started and runs through 11:59 pm PST on 11/28.