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Cyber Monday 2013: the best deals from the top online stores

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"Cyber Monday," the term widely used by retailers and the press to describe the shopping spree that occurs the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend in the US, was first invoked in 2005 by Shop.org, a website run by a retail trade group. Its savvy marketing paid off: in the intervening eight years, Cyber Monday has quickly become one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Americans, with steep discounts from both online merchants and their brick and mortar counterparts (although, it's worth noting many of those discounts were built into the original prices of products). This year, Cyber Monday may even surpass Black Friday in terms of total sales. We've gathered the best deals leading up to and on Cyber Monday 2013, December 2nd, to help you plow through your gift checklist that much faster and get you on to those holiday celebrations.

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Dec 02 3:12p

Google Nexus 7 discounted for Cyber Monday on eBay

Google's new Nexus 7 is one of our favorite small tablets on the market, and there's a pretty solid Cyber Monday deal for the device going on now through eBay. Adorama, a huge photo- and tech-focused retailer based in New York City, is selling brand-new 2013 Nexus 7 tablets with 32GB of storage for only $229.00 today, $40 less than they retail for on Google Play. Another retailer known as ShopDivvy has the 16GB 2013 model available for $169.99, $59 less than on Google Play — however, these...

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1:56p

Microsoft Cyber Monday 2013 deals

Microsoft is offering an eclectic mix of discounted products for Cyber Monday, including discounts on two huge Xbox One bundles. Both the Xbox One Day One Complete Bundle and the Xbox One Day One Ultimate Bundle are now on sale, both of which offer the Xbox One, one year of Xbox Live Gold, a three-year warranty, and a choice of several games. The Complete Bundle is available for $699.95 — a savings of $50 — and includes two games, while the Ultimate Bundle is available for $799.95 — a savings...

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12:22p

Best Buy Cyber Monday 2013 deals

After an enormous Black Friday event, Best Buy is back today with a slew of deals for Cyber Monday. The retailer will be offering various discounts all week as part of what it's calling "Cyber Week," but some specials are running today only. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones (including LG's G2 free on contract) represent some of the best deals, but Best Buy is also offering up a number of TVs, digital cameras, USB flash drives, and more. We've rounded up some of the better values below, but...

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10:00a

Barnes & Noble Cyber Monday 2013 deals

Barnes & Noble is bringing many of its best Black Friday deals back for Cyber Monday, and it's adding in one big new one as well: it's offering the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight for $49 today, down from its regular price of $99. Other big deals have returned, including the $39 price for the Nook Simple Touch and the 50 percent discount on select books and book box sets.

To help you fill up one of those e-readers, Barnes & Noble has also discounted thousands of Nook ebooks by between 60 to 80...

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6:48a

The best of Cyber Monday

It may have been invented as a cynical marketing move to force people to spend more money, but Cyber Monday has the edge on Black Friday by not asking you to actually leave the house. Many retailers this year have decided to roll their Black Friday deals on over the weekend until today; others have introduced some reasonable discounts on electronics and other big-box goods.

  • Kindle Fire tablets: Amazon's flagship Cyber Monday deal offers $50 off the price of the 7-inch and 8.9-inch model K...

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Nov 29 10:12a

Amazon Cyber Monday deals 2013

On December 1st at midnight, Cyber Monday begins — and Amazon is of course offering plenty of reasons to go shopping online. According to the company, new deals will kick off as often as every ten minutes, and the promotion will last all week, so you'll want to check the site regularly over the coming days. Luckily, Amazon has provided at least a few examples of some of the deals you can get in on come Monday, and they cover a pretty wide range of products.

  • Kindle Fire HD 16 GB for $119
  • K...

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Nov 27 1:33p

Steam Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2013

Steam has just kicked off its Autumn Sale 2013, which offers deals on a range of downloadable games from now until December 3rd. The twist is that the sales change each day, so you'll have to check back regularly. The first set of daily deals includes nine different games, with a nice mixture of indie titles and bug budget blockbusters — here's the full list.

  • Terraria for $2.49 (regularly $9.99)
  • Antichamber for $4.99 (regularly $19.99)
  • Rogue Legacy for $5.09 (regularly $14.99)
  • The...

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12:47p

Motorola dropping off-contract Moto X to $349 on Cyber Monday

For one day only, Motorola will be lowering the cost of all off-contract Moto X smartphones by $150. That means the 16GB model will be just $349.99. The Cyber Monday discount is valid for all carriers, both 16GB and 32GB storage capacities, and the special Developer Editions available only via its website. Motorola warns that "supplies will be limited" and the company says it will be providing more details soon. Thankfully since Moto Maker customization is now available for all US carriers,...

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Nov 26 11:52a

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Black Friday 2013 deals

Microsoft has just announced its Black Friday 2013 offers, which include some pretty hefty discounts on popular games. The company is offering games like Skyrim, Fallout 3, Mark of the Ninja, Red Dead Redemption, Dark Souls, and Tomb Raider for more than 50 percent off their MSRP. Here's the full list of deals, organized by eligibility date and discount:

9:29a

GameStop Black Friday 2013 deals

GameStop seems like it's ready for the biggest shopping day of the year. After hiring an additional 17,000 people to help staff its stores, the company has today announced its range of Black Friday deals. Its list isn't as expansive as the offerings of Best Buy or Amazon, but there are some good deals here, like Battlefield 4 for $24.99 — less than half its MSRP. Here's the full list, all of which are only available on Friday:

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