The Best Deals After Christmas: Where to find discounts on today's best tech
Christmas is over, but the post-holiday savings have just begun.
The day-after-Christmas-sale rush is big business for retailers keen to clear out any old inventory ahead of the New Year and is a last-ditch opportunity for bargain shoppers hoping to snag end-of-year deals while supplies last.
While it's incredibly unlikely that shoppers will find the type of rock-bottom prices featured throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are plenty of sales with their own unique discounts and savings available if you know where to look.
Here's a roundup of the best tech deals on offer and where you can find them.
Editor's note: Prices and product availability are subject to change throughout the holidays.
Best Buy hopes customers will open their wallets one more time before the New Year starts in order to take advantage of its new clearance offers, which range from discounted cameras to Xbox bundles and 4K TVs.
Here's some of the top highlights:
— Buy an iPhone 7 and new line activation on AT&T and get a $200 Best Buy gift card
— Lease or buy an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on Sprint and get a $200 Best Buy gift card. Additionally, customers who trade in a qualifying phone and also get a 24-month installment plan will receive $325 in service credits
— Roku streaming stick (2016 Model): $39.99 (total savings $10)
— Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Favorites console bundle with free controller and free two-day shipping. (Similar bundle deals available for Uncharted 4, Battlefield 1 and more): $299.99 (total savings not available)
— 15.6-inch AcerAspire 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop: $599.99 (total savings of $100)
— 27-inch Lenovo ideacentre 700 All-in-One computer: $624.99 (total savings of $175)
— 60-inch LG LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV: $649.99 (total savings of $350)
— 12.3-inch Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with 128GB: $699.99 (total savings of $300)
— 55-inch Sony Smart 4K Ultra HD TV: $999 (total savings of $200)
Those in the market for a new console or gaming bundles can find great two-for-one deals and discounted hardware at GameStop until Jan. 1. The retailer is slashing prices on almost of all its gaming inventory and even giving away complementary gift codes for select bundles.
Check out all the deals we found below:
— Buy two, get one one free on all pre-owned hardware, games and accessories
— HyperX Cloud Core Pro gaming headset: $54.99 (total savings of $15)
— Xbox One 2TB portable hard drive: $89.99 (total savings of $10)
— Uncharted 4 500GB console bundle with free $25 gift card for PlayStation 4: $249.99 (total savings of $50)
— Xbox One Battlefield 1 500GB console bundle with free white headset and $50 GameStop gift card for Xbox One. (Similar bundle deals available for Gears of War 4, Minecraft and more): $299.99 (total savings not available)
Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals, which showcased new deals every day in the lead up to Christmas day, is over. In its place is a new series of after-holidays countdown sales that include discounted video games and hardware at its physical locations and online stores.
Keep scrolling for a look at the best deals:
— Xbox wireless controller: $49.99 (total savings of $10)
— 12-month X-box live gold membership: $49.99 (total savings of $10)
— ASUS Transformer Mini 2 in 1 PC: $299 (total savings of $50)
— HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System with two free digital games and $100 Microsoft gift card: $799
— Surface Pro 4 bundle with 8GB black cover, 30 days of Office 365 and more: $1,199 (total savings of $229.99)
— Alienware 15 Touch signature edition gaming laptop: $1,399 (total savings of $1,100.00)
Most of Playstation's post-Christmas deals can be found at third-party retailers this year. Standalone consoles and popular bundles are all on sale via Target, Walmart and GameStop, with a few stellar e-games ready for download on PlayStation.com.
Here's a look at what to look out for this week:
— DualShock wireless controller: $47.99 (total savings of $12)
— PlayStation Pro 1TB: $399 (total savings not available)
— Up to 60% off video games (titles include Resident Evil 5, Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection and Battlefield 1), bundles ( such as Call of Duty: IW Legacy + Destiny: The Collection bundle, FIFA 17 Deluxe Edition and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition) and expansion packs (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone)
If you're looking to put the Christmas cash you received over the holidays to good use, Walmart can help.
In the lead up to the new year the retailer is showing off a variety of deep discounts on a first-come, first buy basis in its digital stores and brick-and-mortar locations.
Get your hands on these deals while they're still available.
— Apple iPad mini 2 32GB Wi-Fi: $259.88 (total savings of $19.12)
— 70-inch VIZIO LED Smart HDTV: $998 (total savings of $200)
— 15.6-inch gaming HP Pavilion laptop with Touch Screen, Windows 10, 8GB memory and more: $799 (total savings of $46)
— VIZIO SmartCast E-series 65 Class Ultra HD Home theater display with built-in Chromecast: $848 (total savings of $250)
— 32-inch Sceptre LED Class 720P HDTV: $129.99 (total savings of $70)
— 50-inch Sceptre LED HDTV: $269.99 (total savings of $230)
— Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S instant camera: $44.99 (total savings of $14.01)
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