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After Christmas sales 2018: the best deals the day after Christmas

Christmas sales 2018

The best After Christmas sales are here in case you woke up today and realized you didn't get exactly what you wanted for Christmas yesterday. There are plenty of US retailers willing to sell you gadgets at a cheaper price.

Day After Christmas sales are designed to lure people making returns into keeping their money in store coffers and get rid of extra inventory. Our newly updated list of the best After Christmas sales involves Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo. 

Today's deals are actually consistent with the price drops we saw one month ago. In some cases, we're seeing even cheaper prices. Amazon calls them Year-End deals, while others go with the name After Christmas sales. It's all semantics. 

The trick here is get what you really wanted, and do so at a better price than you would normally, say in January or February 2019. So, if you're looking for the best After Christmas sales today, check our constantly updated list of deals below, now updated for Wednesday.

The best After Christmas Sales 2018

Google Home Mini $49 now $29 at Walmart
Amazon doesn't carry the Google Home Mini (reason: Alexa is its chief competitor), but Walmart does, and it's for good price at $20 off. And comes with YouTube Premium for free for 14 days.View Deal

Xbox One S 1TB $299 now $199 at Walmart
Didn't get that you wanted Xbox One for Christmas? The best price we found is at the official Microsoft Store, where it costs $199, the magic price point for console buyers on a budget.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) $49 now $29 at Amazon
Please don't pay $50 for an Echo Dot. There are several distinct times of the year that this Alexa-powered smart speaker is on sale, and this is one of those times. You can get it for $20 off.View Deal

Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) $99 now $69 at Amazon
The flagship Amazon speaker with robust sound is $30 cheaper today. A lot of big Black Friday prices have come and gone, but smart speakers seem to remain cheaper.View Deal

Sonos One smart speaker $199 now $179 at Amazon
This Sonos is built for music, but it's also a smart speaker with Amazon Alexa built in. No coincidence, it happens to be on sale after Christmas through the aforementioned retailer. View Deal

Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker $299 now $139 at Amazon
This portable speaker actually looks like an old-school amplifier, and its distinctive style is matched with powerful sound for a small, totable Bluetooth speaker. Comes in Black or Cream colors.View Deal

Fitbit Charge 3 $149 now $129 at Amazon
The latest version of the Fitbit Charge is already $20 off. This deal is just in time for your New Year's resolution that you're really, really going to keep this time around. Really.View Deal

LG 43-inch UK6090 4KTV $399 now $249 at Best Buy
Best Buy has a lot of TV inventory, and that means you'll find cheap prices on a dazzling new 4K TV, starting with the low price of this LG UDHTV that's $150 off today. View Deal

Vizio 50-inch D50x-G9 4KTV $428 now $298 at Walmart
Vizio often has some of the best 4KTVs deals if you want good value at a lower price point, and we've got one right here: a 50-incher at under $300, one of Walmart's best After Christmas sales.View Deal

Sharp 40-inch (LC-40Q3070U) HDTV $229 now $179 at Walmart
This 1080p television gives you another TV in a room where you need an extra set, but don't need 4K quality. It's an LED that is more about size at a value than pixel count, ideal for most dorms and guest rooms.View Deal

After Christmas sales tip from the experts

Here's a great piece of advice for everyone shopping online: look for open-box or refurbished items in excellent condition during After Christmas sales. People who don't exactly get what they want and never play with the tech often return it. US retailers have to label these items open box and the typically come with significant price drops.

For example, that Apple HomePod deal for $250, down from $350, was actually price matched by an open-box discount that lasted  a lot longer. In one case, we got it for $238, and it was listed in excellent condition.

The same will go with items like this PS4 Pro:

PS4 Pro console (3rd Gen) $399 now $349 at Best Buy
This standalone PS4 Pro console is $50 cheaper because someone opened the box. You'll want to pay attention to make sure that it's a solid piece of hardware, but that's better than paying full price.View Deal

Google Home Hub $129 now $99 at Walmart
Google's best smart speaker has a screen attached to it, and it's $30 off of its launch price. Really, if you bought this in October, you must be kicking yourself due to its after Christmas price drop.View Deal

Google Wifi $249 now $300 at Walmart
The best mesh WiFi router in our books is the Google Wifi, and getting three at a time will save you $50. Retire that old router that never seems to extend as far as you'd like and buy this one.View Deal

Chromecast Audio $35 now $20 at Walmart
Turn a dumb speaker into a smart speaker with this handy little gadget from Google. It's a Chromecast strictly meant for audio, and it's $15 today.View Deal

iPad 9.7 (2018) $329 now $306.99 at Walmart
We found an iPad that's just over $300, and while it isn't the biggest discount we saw in the last month, it's way better than the $329 that every other retailer we researched is charging.View Deal

Sony PlayStation Classic: $100 now $70 on Amazon
The PlayStation Classic is a retro gamer's dream. Featuring a replicated  (and micro-sized) PlayStation console, two controllers and 20 games,  this is a great gift – at a great price – for the old-school gamer in  your life. View Deal

PlayStation Plus Membership (1-year): $69 now $57 at CDKeys
Get a full year of PlayStation Plus and all the free games it comes with while its going for $12 off.View Deal

Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition: $59 now $15 at Microsoft Store
Save $40 on the the latest game in the Grand Theft Auto series complete with online packs to get you to the top of your game quickly.View Deal

Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition: $59 now $15 at PlayStation Store
Save $40 on the the latest game in the Grand Theft Auto series complete with online packs to get you to the top of your game quickly.View Deal

Rocket League: $19.99 $9.99 at Nintendo
Soccer with rocket cars? As crazy as that combination might sound, it’s real and spectacular. If you’re still on the fence, perhaps saving $10 may sway you into getting this great game.View Deal

Axiom Verge: $19.99 $9.99 at Nintendo
Metroid Prime 4 is still a ways off, but Axiom Verge is the closest thing to a classic Metroidvania game, and it’s a good one at that, don’t pass up the chance to buy it for $10 off.

Furi: $19.99 $9.99 at Nintendo
This game might look like any old hack and slash game, but it’s actually a 3rd person bullet hell game masquerading as a boss rush game. Trust us, this is a great, challenging experience made even better now that its going for $10 off.View Deal

Thumper: $19.99 $7.99 at Nintendo
This rhythm-based action game is a blend of Ikaruga meets Guitar Hero. This synth-thrashing experience is unlike any other and it’s also going for a uniquely bigger $12 discount.View Deal

Banner Saga 1: $24.99 $9.99 at Nintendo
This Viking epic as told through a role-playing strategy game is one of the most unique games you’ll find on the Nintendo Switch and all three chapters are currently going on sale before the holiday. There’s never been a better time to jump in as the first game is going for $15 off.View Deal

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: $39.99 $25.99 at Nintendo
Crash is back and on the Switch all of its high-definition glory. Not only do you get three great platformer games in one package but also a $14 discount.View Deal

Diablo III: Eternal Collection: $59.99 $39.99 at Nintendo
The only thing better than slaying demons and the literal devil is all the sweet loot you’ll get in this game. Now’s the perfect time to buy this acclaimed action role-playing game for $20 off.View Deal

We'll continue to update our After Christmas sales list throughout the week, as we discover more discounts. This is just the start of what we expect US retailers to price drop. We'll also keep tabs on which deals expire, so you can hit checkout with reliable deals, as many after likely to sell out.