There was an immeasurable distance between the quick and the dead: they did not seem to belong to the same species; and it was strange to think that but a little while before they had spoken and moved and eaten and laughed - W. Somerset Maugham
CYBER MONDAY is here again. After the chaos of the UK's first real Black Friday, those of us with some sense are taking to the web today to get 70 percent off on our gadgets and gizmos at a more sedate pace.
Tesco is embracing the concept with a number of bargains available until midnight. Call of Duty: Ghosts has been reduced to £30, a tempting prospect, along with name brand tablets and laptops, starting at £99, and a range of Bluetooth speakers starting at under £20.
Lenovo is offering 15 percent off all Thinkpads, while Asda, which was the scene of a few scuffles on Friday, is taking a more sedate approach. There's some nice stuff there, but nothing that's jumping out at us, as the discounts are very modest.
Amazon is willing to give you a Kindle Fire HDX for just £169.00, or £30 off, and there are heavy discounts on the accessories too. Elsewhere, the never ending conveyor belt of limited time offers continues. There's not much technology on offer today, but it looks like there will be a few goodies tomorrow.
The Apple Store continues its Black Friday deals, with reductions of up to £100 on Macbook products and smaller markdowns on iPods and iPhones.
Finally, Argos has got Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) for £32.99, certainly the cheapest we've seen it. That's the best in a rather sedate bunch of deals, but it's also offering a lot of DAB radios, and the odd computer.
All in all, Cyber Monday has been a bit of a damp squib. After the excitement of Black Friday's arrival in the UK, we would have expected that the UK internet would be all over Cyber Monday.
But there might be bargains we have missed, so feel free to mention any fantastic deals you've spotted in the comments below.
This article is merely informational, we are not responsible for any changes in prices, nor do we guarantee that retailers will have any of this stuff left when you get there, as supplies are usually limited. µ
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