Not interested in fighting through crowds today? Then it may just be worth sitting back and waiting for Cyber Monday deals — the online-only version of “Black Friday” — to roll in.
Amazon just revealed some of its deals for the conveniently made-up holiday, which includes a 250-gigabyte Xbox 360 (with Halo: Reach and and Fable III) for a cool $199, and Nokia’s former flagship phone, the N8, unlocked for just $299.99.
Other discounts include a recent 10-megapixel Sony Cybershot model for $199, and a Pentax K-5 DSLR camera for $999.
The company revealed that last Cyber Monday was its busiest day last year, with over 13.7 million items ordered at a speedy 158 items per second. It’ll be interesting to see if the same is true this year, since Amazon is also offering some deep discounts for Black Friday.
Cyber Monday used to be an easy way to classify e-commerce sales during the Thanksgiving holiday period, but with so many online retailers now offering Black Friday deals, it seems there’s less of a reason to justify another consumer spending orgy.
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