Cyber Monday is here! Hoorah! That's the name we, as a culture, have given to what has become the busiest day of online shopping for the year, and that means sales, sales, and more sales. Below we have links to all of the Mac and iOS-related sales that continue through today, as well as some new ones that are specific to Monday.
MacProVideo has awesome video tutorials, and they're on sale here on Cyber Monday. We're talking Logic, Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro, Reason, After Effects, Melodyne, Illustrator, iBooks Author, iDVD, iMovie, InDesign, Motion, Photoshop, iOS development...and another 30 or so products. Better yet, these are tutorials put together by experts in the industry, and we have learned a lot from them. The company offers them in both subscription and downloadable forms, and with coupon 12CyberMonday50 you can buy the downloadable ones for 50 percent off.
MacMall has kicked into gear with a Cyber Monday Sale, including deals on storage, displays, iPod touch, iPod nano, Apple TV, and more. You can even save $14.01 on a 16GB iPad with Retina Display (current generation). We also saw Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 for $78.99, a significant discount. You can also get a Patriot Memory Axle 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $11.99 after a rebate—32GB of storage for $11.99 is kind of crazy.
MacMall's sale ends at midnight.
Also remember that sales tax will factor in here, based on delivery address, and that especially matters when choosing higher-ticket items like these above. The Apple Store (and Best Buy) charge sales tax in every state that has sales tax. MacMall only has to charge in CA, IL, NY, TN, MN, GA, NC, and WI. And Amazon has to charge in CA, NY, TX, PA, KS, KY, ND, and WA.
Amazon continues their retail onslaught today, with Cyber Monday Deals Week. We saw one previous generation 15-inch MacBook Pro for $1,742.84, but no iPads. Still, there's a ton of other products, including a host of DVDs and Blu-rays, speakers, cameras, watches, and iPad and iPhone accessories. Some of the deals are limited in supply, and Amazon said it will be adding new products on Monday and throughout the week.
Newegg says, Don't Freak Out, Geek Out. There are no Apple-branded products on sale, but there are hard drives, thumb drives, optical media, displays, SSDs, some jewelry (because we all know how geeky jewelry is), UPSes, Android tablets (if you're into that sort of thing), office chairs, a washing machine, and 33 other pages of stuff.
Elgato is offering $50 off the eyetv HD, a high definition video recorder for component video for your Mac, and the eyetv hybrid, a TV tuner stick for HDTV and analog TV for your Mac portable. The eyetv HD is $149.95 with the discount, while eyetv hybrid is $99.95. The sale ends November 26th.
MacTech is offering subscriptions to its magazine for $19.99, a bit less than 90 percent off the newsstand price. You'll get the iPad version for free with the print subscription, which is also part of the Black Friday special. In a delightful move that seems rare these days, existing subscribers can extend their subscriptions with this offer. This offer ends Monday.
O'Reilly is offering 50 percent off all ebooks and videos Monday only with the discount code CYBERDAY, and for orders over $100 you'll get 60 percent off. O'Reilly offers free updates for their ebooks, and doesn't use DRM so you can read your books on any device.
Best Buy is selling discounted iTunes, App Store and iBookstore gift cards online. $15 cards are priced at $12.75, $35 cards cost $21.25, $50 cards are $42.50, and $100 cost $85. Some are selling out already, so check early if you plan on picking up a few.
BearExtender is offering a Cyber Monday Deal bundle that includes the BearExtender Mini, a +5 dBi antenna, and a soft carry case for $39.97, which 33 percent off the regular price of $60.97. The BearExtender Mini is a WiFi adapter that picks up Wi-Fi signals from 2-4 times the distance of Apple Airport cards, according to the company.
Mimoco is offering a 30 percent discount on all Cyber Monday purchases with the special coupon code CyberBlooh30. Mimoco is known for their specialty USB flash drives designed to look like characters fromStar Trek, Star Wars, superhero comics and more. They also sell camera card readers, t-shirts, and toys.
Native Instruments is offering a "Thanksgiving sales special," rather than a Black Friday thing, but let's not be nit picky because it's a good deal. Until November 26 you can get KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, MASCHINE Expansions and TRAKTOR PRO DJ for the Mac for 50 percent off the original price. iMASCHINE for iPhone is priced at $0.99, 80 percent off. The sale ends on November 26th.
Blizzard is in on the fun, too. The gaming giant is offering $20 off this week only on Starcraft II and Diablo 3. Starcraft II is $19.99, while Diablo III is $39.99. The offer ends November 27th, and is available now. Note that the discount is on each product, so you can buy just one, or save a total of $40 if you buy both of them.
Barnes & Noble is offering the Nook Simple Touch for $59 "while supplies last." That's in-store only. The Nook Simply Touch is an E Ink reader that reads Epub files and ebooks from Barnes & Noble's Nook store. There are some other specials listed on the Black Friday page, including discounts on children's books DVD and Blu-ray movies and TV shows, and toys.
Target is offering the fourth generation 32GB iPod touch for US$249 and tossing in a $20 Target gift card for free. Even without the gift card, the fourth gen model costs less than the current wide screen fifth generation model, and you can use the gift card at checkout to drop the price down to $229.
Walmart is offering the seventh generation iPod nano for $139 with a free accessory kit. The kit includes a USB car charger, headphone splitter, mini USB cable, and an audio cable, too.
Apparent Software's Productive Macs bundle is just $29.99 and includes great stuff like TextExpander and PathFinder.
Hydra Pro - HDR Photography - $29.99 (regularly $99.99)
Hydra Express - HDR Photography - $14.99 (regularly $49.99)
1Password - $34.99 (regularly $49.99)
Pixelmator - $14.99 (regularly $29.99)
ArtRage Studio Pro - $29.99 (Regularly $59.99), on Steam - expires November 27th
Real Software - 30% off all new Real Studio Licenses - Friday only
Parallels 8 for Mac - $59.99 (Regularly $79.99) November 21st - November 27th
DiscLabel - $17.97 (regularly $35.95), DiscLabel Family Pack $22.47 (regularly $44.95), DiscLabel Office Pack $49.97 (regularly $99.95)
Dragon Dictate for the Mac 3, Family Tree Maker for the Mac 2, and a headset with mic - $99.99 (regularly $269.94)
Prizmo - $4.99 (regularly $9.99)
1Password Pro - $9.99 (regularly $14.99)
1Password for iPad - $6.99 (regularly $9.99)
1Password for iPhone - $6.99 (regularly $9.99)
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