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Why you should be doing all your holiday shopping right now

If the recent shopping extravaganza that was Prime Day showed us anything, it’s that now is the time to take advantage of discounts on, well, everything. As we head toward the holidays we’re seeing phenomenal deals on all kinds of tech — from laptops, to 4K TVs to Nintendo Switches — as well as items for your kitchen, vacuums, Smart Home additions; really everything. And this year, it’s more important than ever to act quickly, to make sure you get your item delivered by the big day!

This is not a year like any other year. One thing we witnessed throughout Prime Day was longer shipping times, especially as the day wore on. The reasons are clear. The COVID-19 global pandemic has really gummed up the works, even for big retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. The fact is, the pandemic has caused, and continues to cause, a disruption in distribution. Things just take longer: Trucks need to be cleaned and disinfected; suppliers have to account for or replace affected staff; suppliers that were affected or eliminated have to be replaced. At the same time, demand has increased. People want items delivered; they don’t want to venture out to the stores. Which means the system has even more to deal with, using less resources.

The distribution networks can handle the demand, they just need a little more time to do it.

The result of all this is potential delays on your holiday packages, so it’s important that you order now if you want to make sure your items arrive in time for the big day. And while it might add some pressure, the good news is that discounts continue to be applied to hot items, like the Nintendo Switch (a big gift this year, as we look for ways to keep the kids, and ourselves, occupied and happy while indoors). Of course, this means that those same hot items are in shorter supply than ever. So, if you know what you’re looking for, grab it while you can.

The choice is yours, but with the discounts we’re seeing on top tech, and the impending crunch of holiday season, we suggest you jump on your holiday shopping right now. Things won’t get much cheaper, either, so get on it.

Today’s Best Deals

BIG Easter Sale

Lorex Sale

Up to 50% off
Lorex has a sitewide sale for security cameras for your home and business. Get them now with discounts of up to 25% off. more
Get your dog/s a new toy or two with this great Black Friday deal. more
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Cozy up with a good book with the all-new Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle, which includes a Kindle Oasis with 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and adjustable warm light plus a fabric cover and a power adapter. more

Dog Beds, Cat Trees & More

Get up to 50% OFF now!
Treat your fur babies with a new bed, cat tree, and other pet essentials with this Black Friday sale. more
Keep your dogs safe and secure wherever you go with this portable fencing system. The collar has five adjustable levels of correction, has an ergonomic design and is waterproof. more
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Pick up a bargain with this bundle, which contains a Kindle, a fabric cover in your choice of color, and a power adapter. With 8GB of storage, you'll be able to store all your favorite books. more
Gamers on a budget should pick up this wireless gaming headset, which works with PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. In-line controls ensure you'll always be heard, and they're lightweight and comfy too. more
Never run out of battery during a boss battle again with this charging dock, which charges two PS4 controllers at once. It has a handy LED indicator so you always know when your controllers are ready. more
Drown out background noise and focus on the music with the Philips noise-canceling headphones. Enjoy up to 30 hours of playtime, as well as calls with friends, without any distractions. more
Cats aren't always affectionate, but they will appreciate a new toy. Get them one or two with this Black Friday sale. more

Assorted Office Chairs

Starting at just $67
Looking for an ergonomic office chair? Staples has a wide selection of comfortable, well-built chairs to suit your needs. If you're working long hours from home an office chair is a great investment. more
The best security camera on the market, the Arlo Pro 3 offers a complete package of security and monitoring solutions. Some of its features include an built-in spotlight and a colored night vision. more
This compact Treblab Bluetooth speaker offers excellent HD sound and dual bass. Despite its small size, you still get the quality of double subwoofers while playing media from your phone. more
10% off at checkout
Stay connected with your furry companion through 720P HD live video and a 130 degree wide-angle lens. The free app permits up to 8 members to connect to the camera and deliver treats to your pets. more
Roborock's S6 Pure is both a robot vacuum and a mop, equipped with precision navigation, multifloor mapping, and selective room cleaning, providing a convenient and powerful clean for all floor types more
Equipped with Apple's H1 wireless chip, the earbuds give you hands-free access to Siri, shared listening on Apple devices with other H1 and W1-equipped headphones, and up to 24 hours of battery life. more
This Dog & Cat feeder allows you to control the portion size and pick up to four mealtimes in one day! You can even record a personal meal call to let your furry friend know when it's meal time. more
Digital Code
Grab this terrifying psychological horror game and play as Senua, a Celtic warrior on a quest to rescue the soul of her dead lover. more
This is everything that you could ever need in a smartwatch, combining style with LTE connectivity so you can call, text, and pay for your coffee while leaving your phone at home on your morning run. more
Get three months of PlayStation Plus membership, granting you access to online gaming and exclusive free games. more
With a comfortable headband and plush memory foam ear cups, this gaming headset is comfortable for all-day gaming on PC and console, and has a detachable mic for comms. more
It's a welcome no surprise to find that Amazon has slashed prices on Ring doorbells before Father's Day making now the perfect time to purchase the home security product. more
Explore a vast open world in 13th-century Japan. Play as Jin Sakai and choose from Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin class to take on opponents and free Tsushima from Mongol rule. more
The RoboVac can pair with the EufyHome app and voice control services like Amazon, Alexa, and Google Assistant, giving you the power to control it from anywhere. more
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This bargainous bundle includes the latest-edition Kindle with 8GB of storage and an adjustable front light, a printed cover in your choice of three designs, and a power adapter. more
Give your pet the key to the house so they can come and go as they please! Using radio-frequency technology, the SmartDoor reads the unique signal of the SmartKey worn by your pet. more
Ditch the batteries and charge your controller with this handy stand, which features snap-down charging for one standard or Elite Wireless Controller and a light-up LED base. more
Explore a massive open world with this edition of Watch Dogs: Legion that includes the base game, season pass, and premium steelbook, plus a free upgrade to the digital PS5 version. more
This vacuum features a self-programmed cleaning path navigation that works on hardwood, linoleum, tile, and carpeted floors. Includes a HEPA filter and an upgraded V2. more
Smart watches can boast classic styling too, like this Collider watch from Fossil. With its heart-rate sensor, step and calorie counter, and long-lasting battery, it's the only smartwatch you need. more

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