Santa Didn’t Bring You a New Computer? Here is Where You Find a Good Deal.

It seems like the pre- and after-Christmas sales just get better and better all the time. That means after Christmas is a good time to snatch up the computers you were hoping Santa Claus would bring you. There are deals out all over the place after Christmas on every type of computer you’re looking for, whether it’s a PC, Apple, or even a tablet.

The stores need to clear out their old stock to prepare for the glut of new items for 2013; this includes both in-store and online. Either way, that computer you’ve been looking for is waiting for you, and it’s probably cheaper than it was a few months ago. It’s a great time to use that gift card you received, even if it won’t cover the full price.



You can never go wrong with looking for any type of a deal at It’s always the first place I look online. They seem to literally have everything. This season they’re offering up deals on Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, Coby, Toshiba, Acer, HP, Verizon, and ASUS laptops, desktop computers, and tablets. You can get some of these computers for up to $500 off.


Santa-DealNews has the tagline of “Where every day is Black Friday.” They’re always showing deals all year long, and the day after Christmas promises great deals. They’re offering all the major brands with good deals. The lowest-priced laptops include the ASUS for $260 and Toshiba and Lenovo for $270. It’s even better than Black Friday, because you’re shopping for yourself and not for something to wrap and put under the tree for someone else.


Santa-RetailMeNot has been offering coupon codes for all your favorite retailers, such as Toshiba, Dell, Best Buy, AT&T, etc., for Christmas shopping, and many of those codes are valid through the end of the year and into January. One of these deals is for AT&T, offering $100 off any tablet, plus free shipping. It could be a way to finally get your hands on that iPad. Or maybe you want to get 50% off that iPhone 5 or $475 off a custom Qosmio gaming laptop. Those deals are hard to pass up.



If you don’t need to be the first owner of an Apple computer, you can check out their refurbished deals that are offered all year long. I’ve gotten refurbished MacBooks and iPods, and you would never know the difference, that it was previously owned by someone else. Additionally, you still get the standard one-year warranty, along with a discounted price. They also have refurbished
iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs. Check back often, as they restock often.



Of course Best Buy is always a great place to shop for computer deals, whether you go to the store locally or shop online. This is many times where I check for a deal right after I try Amazon. Some items are available only online, and some are available only at the store. The site can check if the item you are interested in is available at your local store. They have great deals throughout December, and it only continues.

There’s no need to do without if Santa wasn’t particularly good to you this year. There’s no shame in just buying it yourself, especially if it’s a big-ticket item like a computer or a tablet. Start shopping the deals and find the one you’ve been waiting for all year long.

Laura Tucker
Laura Tucker

Laura has spent nearly 20 years writing news, reviews, and op-eds, with more than 10 of those years as an editor as well. She has exclusively used Apple products for the past three decades. In addition to writing and editing at MTE, she also runs the site's sponsored review program.

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