Happy Cyber Monday! I've always preferred this "holiday" to Black Friday, as it allows me to shop in my preferred garb: bathrobe and slippers. (Tried that on a Black Friday once; I am no longer welcome in the mall.)
Indeed, this is arguably this biggest shopping day of the year for the ol' Cheapskate, as all the deals are, by definition, online. I'll be discussing some of my favorites live today on CNET's Holiday Help Desk, which airs at 3 p.m. ET, noon PT.
In the meantime, here are some assorted Cyber Monday goodies to tide you over:
1. Today only, and while supplies last, Newegg has the Samsung E2420L 24-inch LCD monitor for $129.99 shipped when you apply coupon code CMBFET3. Okay, technically it's a 23.6-inch monitor, one that offers full 1080p resolution and VGA/DVI inputs.
Update: Sorry folks, nearly everything in this post is sold out. (As of 2:40 p.m. ET, the RAM kit was still in stock.) Not too surprising, but still a bummer. If you're still in a shopping mood, be sure to check out my Marketplace post on Ebates' double cash back deal.
2. Also at Newegg, you can score a Haier L42C1180 42-inch HDTV for $299 shipped. That's not quite the $199 Sharp 42-incher that Best Buy had on Black Friday, but at least you don't have to sacrifice a night's sleep and risk bodily harm. And any way you slice it, $299 is a killer deal on a 42-inch TV.
3. Also at Newegg (didn't really intend to make this an all-Newegg post), grab the G.Skill 8GB laptop RAM kit for $24.99 shipped. That's an insanely cheap way to give your laptop a performance boost, especially if it has only 2-4GB of RAM at present. (Do note, however, that if you're running a 32-bit version of Windows, the extra RAM is wasted. You need a 64-bit OS to take advantage of more than 4GB.)
4. This isn't the best Flip Video deal I've seen, but it's right up there--and a great stocking-stuffer. PC Connection has the Flip Video UltraHD 4GB pocket camcorder for $44.99, plus around $6 for shipping. This model shoots 720p video and includes an HDMI output for connecting to your TV. It's new, not refurbished.
5. Today only, and while supplies last, Sellout.woot has the refurbished TomTom XXL 550 5-inch GPS for $54.99, plus $5 for shipping. That's the lowest price I've ever seen--by a lot--for a 5-inch GPS. And it even has a six-month warranty, twice what you usually get on a refurb. You also get TomTom's Latest Map Guarantee, meaning you get to download one map update free of charge.
Have you found any killer Cyber Monday deals? If so, let's hear about 'em in the comments!