Gadget Gifts: Five Amazing Online Deals

While many people are fighting the crowds at retail stores to land a deal, there are some who prefer to do their bargain hunting from home online.

If you're among the latter group, "Good Morning America" technology contributor Becky Worley has five amazing online deals you won't want to miss.

Good Deal: GPS
Magellan Maestro 3200 GPS
Manufacturer's suggested retail price: $269
On sale in stores: $239
Online deal: $169 at

Good Deed: Sony Vaio Laptop from
Manufacturer's suggested retail price: $1,049
Online deal: $599 at (limited quantities).
Proceeds from sales benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. They have many other "Pink Friday" products on sale with great discounts. Depending on how many people shop the site over the weekend they'll donate between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer fund.

Hard to Find Items: Nintendo Wii
The Wii is one of the top five consumer electronic devices on people's wish lists again this year, and they are still hard to get. Don't run around town trying to find one, shop online using a shopping bot like Yahoo shopping or Shopzilla or Amazon. When you find a Wii, be sure to check the shipping date -- many stores and e-tailers have Wiis backordered and they won't make it in time for Christmas.
Online deal:

Free Shipping & Coupons: Roomba Vacuum
Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner and accessory kit usually retails for $278. The iRobot Web site offers the vacuum for $199, plus a free accessory pack worth $79. Free shipping and no sales tax.
Plus an online coupon at is worth an additional 10 percent off.
Total Savings: $136

Time Saver: Apple Personal Shopper
Apple is offering a new service this holiday season called personal shopping. Go to and sign up for an hour-long appointment with an Apple employee who will help you choose the right iPod, laptop/desktop, or accessory for that special geek on your list.

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