It is December 16th folks and that means Christmas is only a matter of days away now. Nine to be exact and as such the time is running out to jump on board those extra special savings and deals you can pick up. It is an even shorter time-frame if you are hoping to take advantage of any online deals as you have to factor in shipping times as well. We reported earlier on Amazon's Christmas shipping policies and times. For a very brief recap, you have until December 19th for guaranteed Christmas free delivery. If you are a Prime member then you also have until December 22nd to take advantage of free Prime shipping. But what about the other stores? Well, below is a quick roundup of all the stores you might want to pick up your android based tech from and their respective shipping dates
If you are heading to Best Buy online then you have until December 20th at 3pm to secure a Christmas delivery. Free delivery starts at their usual $35. It is worth noting this is based on last year's policy, so don't be surprised if it does change over the next couple of days. For GameStop then you have until December 19th for standard shipping, December 22nd for two-day shipping and December 23rd for one-day shipping. For Newegg then you have until December 17th for White Glove/Front Door delivery. December 19th for three-day shipping, December 22nd for two-day shipping and December 23rd for one-day shipping. All of the Newegg shipping dates are 12pm local time deadlines.
In terms of the other big stores, for Target you are looking at December 18th for free shipping. For Walmart you are looking at December 17th for Value Shipping (free on orders over $50), December 19th for standard (paid) shipping or December 21st for Expedited shipping. If you are going through Kmart then you have until December 21st (4pm CST) for free shipping on orders over $59. If you go Premium shipping then you have until December 23rd (4pm CST). If all else fails then you can pick up in store until December 24th 3pm (local time obviously).
So there you go. This is the best and most up to date information we have at present on all the major stores you might be looking to pick up those tech gadgets. Do remember though that they are subject to change and you should aim to try and get those orders in sooner rather than later. If you are still stuck on what to buy then check our Ultimate Android Gift Guide for some last minute ideas.