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Top 10 Shopping Sites for Gadget, Gear and Geek Gifts

It’s tough to find a great geek present during Black Friday sales. Thousands wait in line at department stores and electronic shops

in the hopes of scoring a bargain on laptops, netbooks and mobile accessories. For the shy netizen, the idea of facing these crowds can be daunting. Rather than scouring the malls for holiday presents, consider returning to your web-based roots. Below is ReadWriteWeb’s list of 10 gadget, gear and geek gift sites.

1. ThinkGeek: From T-shirts fitted with wi-fi signal displays to portable solar chargers, this site offers gadgets, clothing and a selection of strange oddities including these plush sushi-shaped pillows.

2. Steam: If you’re looking for a good gift for gamers, you may want to check out Steam. For the next 5 days the company is rolling out 25-80% off deals on titles like Batman:Arkham Asylum and Far Cry 2: Fortune’s Edition.

3. Amazon Electronics: In just a few hours Amazon’s Black Friday features will begin churning out deals on web cams, video recorders and Apple desktop computers.

4. Woot: While there’s no mention of a Black Friday deal, Woot maintains its ability to provide salivating geeks with a deal per day on electronics. Users can follow the Woot Twitter account for the latest deals as they appear.

5. Best Buy: There are already people waiting in line for the Best Buy door buster sale. Nevertheless, if you want an easy geek gift without the hassle of line ups, consider checking the Best Buy Outlet Center for deals on electronics or track the sales on items like the coveted Magic Mouse.

6. MakerSHED: If you’ve got a DIY geek you need to buy for, then MakerSHED is a great place to find arduinos and build-your-own robot kits. The site offers a number of cool weekend projects for the entire family.

7.MacMall: MacMall is currently offering a $300 dollar discount on the MacBook Air as well as more than 400 other deals on Mac-related products.

8. B&H Photo Video: This site offers a good selection of e-readers, Apple products and of course, cameras. Some unique products include this car mount camera and a selection of camcorders for divers.

9. Hammacher Schlemmer: While the non-electronic gifts in this site are a little lame, the company carries a number of cool items including this light progression alarm clock and this iPod controlled pico projector.

10.CheapTweet: While not a shopping site per se, this service aggregates deal-related links from Twitter and offers them up in one long stream.

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