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Labor Day is here and retailers have released a massive number of deals on tech, appliances, and home goods -- many of which you can snap up for under $100.
Labor Day falls on September 5 this year, and we are seeing hefty discounts on everything from premium TVs and computers to home appliances, gardening tools, smartphones, game consoles, and more.
Sales events including Prime Day, Black Friday, and Labor Day are opportunities to get your hands on everything from necessary items to luxury gadgets for a substantial discount. We've rounded up the best deals on gadgets and technology available online for under $100. Check out our top picks below.
To kick off the Labor Day sales, we've found this steal of a laptop at Best Buy. For only $79 you can grab a Lenovo Chromebook, suitable for travel, daily tasks, and school.
The Lenovo Chromebook 3 comes with an 11.6" HD display, an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics, and 64GB storage.
Another deal we've found for Labor Day is a $39 set of wireless earbuds. Made by Anker, the Soundcore Life Note 3 XR earbuds are wireless devices that contain noise-cancelation technology and Bluetooth connectivity. Anker says that you can expect approximately 35 hours of battery life on a single charge.
We've found a great deal on a Chromebook at Walmart. As students return to school, this could be an affordable option for study and entertainment -- and all for under $100.
The HP Chromebook comes with an 11.6" display, AMD A4 dual-core processor (2.4GHz), 32GB SSD storage, 4GB RAM, and 10 hours of battery life when you are performing basic tasks, such as online browsing or using word processors.
As with other Chromebooks, this lightweight laptop operates on ChromeOS. If the device needs to run specific software, you should check for compatibility with this operating system first.
If you're in the market for a fitness tracker, the Fitbit Luxe is on sale at Best Buy. This sleek, discreet fitness tracker can be worn as a watch and has been designed with fashion and style in mind.
The Luxe can connect to your smartphone and has an AMOLED color display to show your statistics, including stress management scores, heart rate, pace, distance, and other health-related information.
At Target, the Meta Portal is on sale for only $49. The Meta Portal is a 10" smart display designed for video calling friends and family, whether through Facebook, WhatsApp, Zoom, or other apps. The Portal includes a camera (720p) and microphone, as well as apps like Spotify and Pandora waiting to be installed. You can also use the display to control your smart home devices.
While not every deal is a doorbuster, we have also found other Labor Day sales to consider:
Taking place on the first Monday of September every year, Labor Day is a US holiday set by the federal government designed to celebrate "the social and economic achievements of American workers." Ordinances were first passed during the late 1800s to secure the date as a national holiday.
The date changes marginally every year due to the calendar. In 2022, Labor Day is taking place on September 5.
It really depends on the retailer. If you're looking for a major appliance, you can expect those to ramp up closer to September 5 -- usually around one week before, which would be around August 26.
However, there are multiple factors at play this year. First, there are issues in the supply chain and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic to consider. Additionally, a lot of stores ended up purchasing items in bulk, and with people still spending, albeit less, they have a lot of extra inventory that they will need to get rid of. That's where the savings come in. While, traditionally, they usually start sales around August 26th, we expect them to start as early as today to encourage shoppers to purchase.
In the past, we've seen Labor Day deals get extended for up to a week after the holiday, so you can expect the deals to go through at least September 12. Anything after that is not guaranteed.
We comb the internet across multiple retailers and take into account a multitude of factors. First, If the product is less than 15% off, it is usually not a good deal. There are exceptions to that, such as Apple products, which are very popular but not usually on sale.
Our general rule of thumb is that it has to be at least 15% off. Additionally, we check over the past six months on any item we think it's a great deal to make sure that you truly are getting a great deal. Anything that has been price-gouged to appear like a deal, where they raise the price a few days before and drop it back down to the "deal" the day of, has not been included on this list. We want to make sure that you get the best deal for these items.