Nov 25, 2012 11:43 PM by Alex Labat

Tech Talk: Getting Ready For "Cyber Monday"

     With Americans gearing up to spend close to 1.5 billion dollars online Monday, it may feel a little daunting booting up your computer for the big event.
     However, if you just follow these simple tips, you'll be tracking your orders in no time.

     Tip #1 - Use a Desktop

    If you can, use a desktop computer to do all of your shopping. Most browsers allow you to pin "tabs", so if you accidently close out your browser, they'll still be there when you get back.

     Tip #2 - Use Apps

     If you're on the run and can't use a dekstop, try to use retailers apps over their websites. Mobile websites aren't as easy to navigate as their desktop counterparts...and apps are specifically designed to make your shopping experience much easier.

Tip #3 - Be Patient

     If you're not able to get all your shopping done---or something's sold out---don't worry. Some retailers, like Amazon, offer "Prime" subscriptions, as well as special deals for students---which allow early access to great deals and free even if you miss out on Monday, you'll still have the chance to get a great deal.

    Speaking of deals, below is a collection of some of the better specials from around the Internet (compiled by The Verge).


Samsung 40-Inch 3D Slim LED HDTV for $747.99
Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch laptop for $399.99
60 percent off a Panasonic Viera 55-Inch TV (model unspecified)
40 percent off Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-LX7 digital camera
50 percent off Nikon Coolpix S9200 digital camera
HGST Touro Desk 4 TB External Hard Drive, $169.99
TP-Link Wireless N Nano Router $14.60
$100 Amazon gift card with purchase of Sonos Play:3 for $299.99
80 percent off "thousands" of Kindle ebooks (titles unspecified)


Samsung 55-inch 1080p LED Smart 3D HDTV for $1498
Samsung 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV for $598
Xbox 360 Skylanders Family Fun Bundle for $159


Nikon D3100 14.2 megapixel camera with 18-55mm VR Lens for $479.99
Nikon AW100 16 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom for $279.99





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