God bless Thanksgiving. For without it, there would be no Black Friday and certainly no Cyber Monday. The annual US shopping extravaganza that traditionally takes place a day after the US and Canada Holiday. Set to guarantee a certain number of store-based riots once the best bargains are gone, the phenomenon has made its way to UK online stores again this year.
Saving you from hunting out the best Cyber Monday deals, we've rounded up where to get your tech bargains from this weekend. To get started here’s two exclusives just for T3 readers, as well as a host of discount Android and iOS games
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Elsewhere in the virtual world of trolley-bashing deals we have the two biggest online-retailers Apple and Amazon battling it out, both offering you some serious bargains, while in the rest of the tech world there's a whole host of festive discounts waiting to be snatched
The chaps at unlocked-mobiles.com have put together a brace of special offers for T3.com readers:
Olympus PEN Mini and Pen Lite £50 cashback
To celebrate all things Cyber Monday Olympus are offering customers the chance to get £50 cashback on a brand-new PEN Mini and PEN Lite. Packing interchangeable lenses but in the body of a compact both these camera's offer up SLR quality but in a completely portable package. To claim the money back all you have to do is buy either one of them and then send of a quick form which can be found here at the Olympus Cashback page and then voila.
Remember the Lightning Deals you had to be quick off the mark (or camped on your computer) to grab last year? Well, online retail giant has resurrected Black Friday for the UK shopping masses. Having kicked off on Monday November 21st, you've got until Friday 25th November, to bag an Amazon bargain which is updated throughout the day. Current cut-price gear includes Timmy Hilfiger watch, a Flip Mino HD pocket camcorder and the Fuji Finepix HS10 DSLR camera.
Cheap iPad 2 anyone? Well Apple hasn't confirmed that it will be discounting the second generation tablet or any other Cupertino-created kit, but they have sent out an invite to the 'one-day Apple shopping event' which will take place on the UK Apple Store on Friday November 25th. There's no details on what Apple tech will be on the cheap but do give you an idea of what we could expect, here's some of last year's deals:
- £81 off Macs, meaning the basic iMac dropped to £918
- 13-inch MacBook Air to £1,018
- MacBook Pro 13-inch fell to £918.
- £15 off a new iPod touch
- £11 off on iPod nano
- £35 off an iPad, which meant a 16Gb Wi-Fi model fell below the £400 mark
Currys, and PC World
Extending the bargain hunting to Cyber Monday (28th November) a day known for being the busiest online shopping day in the UK, tech shoppers can head to the Currys and PC World websites to hunt out the best deals which will include iPads, Kinect, large screen TVs and more.
To celebrate this holiday Clove are offering you the chance to get a free pair of Motorola speakers if you buy the Motorola RAZR SIM-Free. Boasting the title of being the thinnest smartphone in the world this technical marvel also features a dual-core processor, Android Gingerbread with the confirmation that it will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the New Year.