Amazon (opens in new tab) - All the things
Walmart (opens in new tab) - Games, Movies, Budget Laptops
B&H (opens in new tab) - Monitors, Laptops, and PCs
Best Buy (opens in new tab) - PCs, Laptops, and Accessories
Target (opens in new tab) - Games, Accessories, and Laptops
Staples (opens in new tab) - Gaming Chairs
Lenovo (opens in new tab) - Discounts on Legion Laptops and PCs
Gamestop (opens in new tab) - Games and Toys
Razer (opens in new tab) - Laptops and Gaming Accessories
Newegg (opens in new tab) - Components and Hardware
Microsoft (opens in new tab) - PCs, Laptops, and Games
Dell (opens in new tab) - Alienware PCs and Laptops
NZXT (opens in new tab) - 10% off all builds
As soon as I need a screwdriver, every screwdriver within a five-mile radius of me vanishes. Were they ever there? I can't say. I thought one was in the drawer with the measuring tape and loose nails, but now even the measuring tape isn't there. What was going to be a five-minute task frequently turns into an hour-long hunt. But this is fixable.
If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can get a big set of Cremax magnetic screwdrivers for $20 (opens in new tab) right now. Keep them in their bag and keep that bag somewhere you can see to prevent it from sneaking away, and you'll never be without the screwdriver you need again.
Cremax may sound like a muscle-building drink, but its screwdrivers are well-liked on Amazon, with 4.6 out of 5 stars. They probably aren't going to last two generations like the $167 Snap-on Ratcheting Screwdriver (opens in new tab) we recommend, but for $20 they look sturdy enough.
Cremax magnetic screwdrivers | $19.74 (save $5.25) (opens in new tab)
Annoyingly, this small deal on some screwdrivers requires you be a Prime member. If you are, it's a cheap way to ensure you don't have to go scavenging every time something needs fixing.
Here's another good product to have around: a headlamp so you aren't trying to balance your cell phone flashlight against the side of your PC while you work. You can get a small discount on an LED headlamp right now, bringing it to $7.03 (opens in new tab).
And while we're at it, I feel like my life is constantly building toward the next moment when I'm going to think "this problem could be fixed with a long Ethernet cable, which I don't have." How about a 25-foot Cat 7 Ethernet Cable for $8.95 (opens in new tab), then?
While others in the office are buying PCs and monitors (opens in new tab), I'm all about the little things that I know I'm going to need but never bother to buy before I need them. I may as well throw in a 10-foot long HDMI cable for $8.87 (opens in new tab) and a pair of micro USB cables for $7.59 (opens in new tab), just to be extra prepared. I guarantee I'll solve some sort of A/V emergency some day, and be a hero. Or at least helpful.
For deals on bigger things like laptops, monitors, and peripherals, head to our list of the best Cyber Monday deals.