Who Has the Best Deals?
Each year Cyber Monday laptop computer sales are a hot-ticket item for Christmas. There have been tons of deals over the years, some of which have seen discounts of 50% or more. What can you expect for 2011? Have you shopped online for a PC during the holidays? If not, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to save real money. Best of all, you can buy yourself one as a gift – it doesn’t need to be something you give to a loved one. In this article, I’ll contact some of the places you might want to look for the best deals on Cyber Monday laptop computers, and some really interesting alternatives you may want to look at to save even more money on a netbook or other type of PC. Let’s get started.
Best Places to Shop for 2011
If you want to avoid all the crowds of Black Friday, Cyber Monday is probably the best route to take. You’ll find the deals are often better and best of all, you can shop from the comfort of home. Here are some of the best places to look for awesome deals.
Amazon: One of the leaders in online sales, you’ll find discounted laptop computers the Monday after Thanksgiving. Savings of up to 50% are the norm, with some hopes of landing 60% off, or even 70% off deals. You could get a laptop under 200 dollars. Check out the deals ahead of time, as they are posted a week or so before the big sale.
Best Buy: As a leader in electronics sales, you can expect Best Buy to offer up some of the best deals in cyber space this year for laptop computers for sale. Check out their fliers and online ads as the season approaches and you’ll find a real bargain of a deal for the sale in 2011. The advertisements generally come out only shortly before the actual sales event.
WalMart: Yep, Wal-Mart has been known to offer crazy savings on personal PC’s, netbooks, and laptops. You’ll find they have at least one or two for sale during their Black Friday sale, and at least one or two on huge discounts for Cyber Monday.
Electronics Chains: There are too many to list in a single article, but if you are looking for a great deal on netbooks, try the major electronics chains for cheap computers for sale. You’ll find huge discounts, sometimes as much as 75% off. You can easily spend under 400 dollars for a high quality, name brand.
Capitalizing on the Best Deals
Just because you find the seller that has the best deals, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get in on them. Stores are notorious for running these big 4 hour, 5 hour, and 6 hour sales with advertised savings of up to 95% off. The problem with most is they run out of them a few minutes into the sale. It’s very, very frustrating to face this. Here are just a few tips to help you make sure you get the most from Cyber Monday laptop sales this year.
Make a List: Round up all the sales fliers and ads to make a great list of the top places to shop for 2011. You need to have multiple options open to make sure you can get in on at least one of them.
Work in Pairs: Do you have a loved one that will shop with you? If you have two computers at home, use them both. Each person can have 2-3 different locations on their PC, ready to go. When the moment hits for the sales, each needs to move to their own checkout with the best deals.
Cancel if Needed: If you both end up with a great bargain, decide which is the best and cancel the other one. It’s a good way to make sure you get at least one of the great deals out there for Cyber Monday sales. It is an effective method you can use. If you cancel immediately, you generally will not have to pay a penalty.
Why Wait for Cyber Monday, 2011?
You don’t have to wait for the date on the calendar to find the best deals for cheap laptop computers for sale. If you don’t want to wait, here are some great alternatives you might want to keep in mind as you search for a really cheap netbook.
Scratch and Dent: You want a cheap laptop computer now, without waiting for a specific date on the calendar? Look no further than scratch and dent netbooks and scratch and dent PC’s. You can buy them anytime, not just around the holidays. Most major makers including Dell, HP, Sony, Acer, and Gateway sell scratch and dent PC’s on their online sites, complete with full warranty. Save up to 60% daily, not just during Christmas.
Refurbished: Refurbished netbooks are available through manufacturer, just as they are with scratch and dent computer sales. You can save big money on electronics this way. Most reconditioned netbooks will still come with a full warranty.
Direct from Manufacturer: As noted, you can buy scratch and dent or refurbished laptops from the manufacturer and save a lot of money. You can also buy customer returns and leftover models they mark at clearance prices to make room for the new.
Auctions: Laptop computer auctions are a great way to shop each and every day, not just on Cyber Monday. You can check eBay, manufacturer’s websites, and other online PC auctions to find great deals. Dell has been known to have completed auctions on their site for up to 90% off. Many have gone for under 100 dollars and some under 50 dollars. These types of bargains simply cannot be beat any time of year.
Black Friday: Believe it or not, you often don’t have to shop in the stores for Black Friday to get the good bargains. Many online retailers offer the same deals online, during the same timeframe as those that drudge through the stores. Saving money can be more convenient this way and you’ll have two great times to shop for deals.
Whether you’re looking to get the bargains online, or you’re willing to shop the stores, Cyber Monday laptop computers are a great option for anyone looking to save some money.