Monday, December 2, 2013
5 Cyber Monday deals for music lovers
Best part: Most aren't just for Monday -- they run all week.
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There are tons of deals out there for extended Black Friday deals that lead into Cyber Monday -- that wonderful event after Thanksgiving where you can shop safely from the comfort of your home.
The term was first coined in 2005 by Shop.org as a way to increase sales through the savvy strategy of associative advertising.
Here are Cyber Monday deals great for the musician in your family, or just that audio enthusiast looking to expand his or her collection.
1. IK Multimedia Cyber – Up to 50% off recording and editing programs such as AmpliTube, VocaLive, and SampleTank for $9.99 at the iTunes app store. Also, all 12 versions of GrooveMaker for iPhone/iPad are an amazing 75% off at $1.99 each for the iPhone or iPad. You can also get hooked up on all associated software plug-ins through in-app purchasing. This sale extends through December 5.
2. iTunes – iTunes actually has a free app to help you find the best Cyber Week deals. On the site itself, you can browse through albums and music related apps. I found that many music distributors, such as Korg, are offering deals through iTunes. It is worth your time to peruse the website for your mobile music needs. Also, just as an added detail, do not forget that iTunes offers a free download every week.
3. Musician's Friend – You can find up to 70% off selected guitars and amps. There is a full range of items to satisfy your inner musician or that musical relative, from microphones and tuners to pedals and chords. This handy website also splits up their retail for you into convenient tabs that highlight specific items such as: stocking stuffers, gifts under $100 and top gifts for kids. Many selections have a free gift of upwards of $20 value -- things like free shirts and free sets of guitar strings. Just an extra little something to add in the stocking.
4. Amazon Cyber Week – Offering amazing deals on audio tech, Amazon has 40-50% or more off over-the-ear and in-the-ear headphones, speakers and speaker accessories. You will also find 60% off speaker systems, subwoofers, audio cables and video cables. There is a wide selection of albums available under $5, and 10% off select Beats audio headphones. These deals and more will cover you through the whole week.
5. Best Buy Cyber Week – The website is hosting a week-long event where you can save up to 40% off select albums, and pick up a $100 iTunes gift card for only $85. There is the new Pioneer Wi-Fi speaker for the iPod, iPhone or iPad for only $79.99, and, in some cases, up to $100 savings for all manner of devices (phones, computers and tablets) to store and play your new music. When using the site be sure to check out the opportunity to get up to a $50 savings code for free. You can earn a $10 code for every $100 you spend online if you choose in-store pickup.
While the phrase may be Cyber Monday, the deals that I located are running the entire week. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping without having to fight the old woman in her housecoat barreling down the aisle shoulder-checking people.
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