Those of you who have spent all your money on Black Friday assuming that it is the one and only day for amazing deals on your favorite things are going to be far from pleased today!
Don’t worry, Cyber Monday isn’t actually what it sounds like – a large group of people signing into IRC chats to have Interweb sex with each other. As a heads up for those who may not be in the know, Cyber Monday is actually the Internet’s answer to Black Friday, started way back when in 2005 to mooch off of the mass mania consumerism the weekend after Thanksgiving and snag some of the Black Friday shoppers who were weary of braving the insanity in the streets. So for those of you who want to save just as much as the crazy Black Friday shoppers, or for the crazy shoppers that haven’t completely drained their accounts, take a minute to check out some of these great deals!
This one should go without saying, but it’s worth at least a small mention that Amazon.com is posting deals on their website at different time intervals throughout the day, with a lot of great electronics and also a horde of FUNimation anime, with some being over 60% off! All the orange DragonBall Z seasons are under 15$, Fullmetal Alchemist Blu-Rays are under 20$, and the Claymore: Complete Series Box Set Blu-Ray is under 50$, just to name a few! FUNimation compiled a list of everything on sale, so head over here to check it out.
Looking for the right items for the geeks on your list? You wont have to click past ThinkGeek.com. While they don’t seem to have any super huge specials on particular items running for Cyber Monday, you can use the code CYBERMONDAY between 12am ET 11/28 and 3am ET 11/29 to get free economy shipping for all those Han Solo Carbonite Chocolate Bars you’re sure to be purchasing. And if that isn’t cool enough, they have an entire Holiday Gift Station with products for everyone’s price range, where you can find the perfect gifts to fit your geeky needs.
Always the best place for fangirls, HerUniverse.com pulled a surprise out as it was announced that the creator of the website, Ashley Eckstein, held on to 300 BSG toaster necklaces and 450 Naboo charms specifically for today’s Cyber Monday festivities! The great minds over there have also chosen today to launch their new Holiday Line that includes five items from different fandoms made for girls. But I wont spoil all the fun, you’ll have to check their great deals out for yourself. And you get a free Yoda pin with purchase. Be any awesomer it could not, hmm?
If you don’t have all the required parts to be considered a fangirl, why not try a site made for boy’s sizes instead? While they do carry an assortment of female merchandise as well, SuperHeroStuff.com is the place to be when it comes to men’s comic tees. Superman, Batman, even Aquaman isn’t exempt. A lot of their best prints of iconic superheroes and sci-fi all priced between 16-18 dollars a pop!
While we’re on the subject of awesome geeky t-shirts and memorabilia, Red Bubble has always been my go to for obscure, nerdy items. Packed with everything from video games to Game of Thrones, Red Bubble is the perfect place to enter in a random search and see what amazing prints from awesome artists happen to pop up. Segue into Red Bubble’s Cyber Monday Ultimate Fan Mob Face-Off! It’s a battle of the fandoms that will leave one mobster hauling away a prize pack filled with enough swag to make any nerd’s head swim. You can visit Red Bubble and find the full details of the face-off here.
For those who are tired of the geek stuff (blasphemers) and want a place to shop that is targeted more at the everyday folk than the everyday nerd, check out some great deals over at Kohls.com. They have over 200 Cyber specials available and if you enter in the promo code “CYBER20” at checkout you’ll get an extra 20% taken off your entire order. And if that isn’t sweet tits enough, for every 50$ you spend, Kohl’s will give you a 15$ certificate in Kohl’s Cash that is redeemable in store and online. Good move on their part, since it snags future purchases even after the holiday is over!
If you’re a little wary of online shopping, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your safety. First off, try to stick to the big name sites as they’ll be highly unlikely to be scams. If you think something is too good to be true, it probably is, so don’t get sucked into the “I only have 20 minutes or I wont get free shipping!” mania. Also, PayPal accounts are a great way to keep you card information to yourself if you don’t trust the online shopping. Got all that? Then happy shopping everyone!