Tips On Finding The Best Deals On Cyber Monday
While Black Friday remains a big deal, for many small retailers (and for many shoppers) the real shopping action occurs on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Unlike Black Friday, Cyber Monday is only available online. And that means you’re spared all the jostling and potential hair-pulling which can happen on Black Friday.
Here are some tips to help you find the best Cyber Monday deals:
- Find out what deals are going to be available online. If you have a favorite online store, you need to know what kind of deals they’re offering for Cyber Monday. You just need to create an email account for junk mail, and then you can register for the newsletters from your favorite online sellers. These newsletters will include discount information for Cyber Monday.
- Check out websites specially created for Cyber Monday. These websites may offer exclusive info on Cyber Monday deals offered by hundreds or retailers, including huge discounts and free shipping.
- Make sure you have an account with your favorite shopping websites BEFORE Cyber Monday. On some websites, you can even save a shopping cart.
- Prepare your coupons. Collect them all on the Sunday before Cyber Monday so you can use them on the big day. Just make sure that your coupons can be used for the occasion. You may find that the fine print specifies that the coupon can’t be used for Cyber Monday.
- Prepare a list of the items you really want to buy. If you’re like most people, then you’re operating on a limited budget. Make sure you spend the bulk of your money on items you really want, rather on some iffy items that only has the discount as the come-on.
- Start early. The sale begins at midnight, so you may want to take a very long nap on Sunday to help you get started early. Prepare your coffee and snacks beforehand. Some deals are only available for a limited time, just like the “doorbuster deals” offered by retail shops on Black Friday. You also need to keep in mind that often the stocks may be limited.
- Use a price comparison tool. Some apps allow you to just type the product name, and you’ll get the websites that offer the best prices online. Some apps even check out the prices in brick and mortar retail shops.
- Shop only in secure websites. These are the websites denoted by the special https on the browser. That extra “s” stands for “secure”.
- Consider what items to buy. Usually, gadgets and appliances are offered on Black Friday, while there are more clothing and fashion items for Cyber Monday.
- Keep all your receipts. Receipts are required if you get something that’s not what you ordered or if you get a damaged product. Just take a screenshot copy of the receipt and keep the email copy.
- Before you buy an item, check the shipping costs and return policy. Sometimes a seller may offer free shipping even if you just retuned an item because you changed your mind. Others however, may have very strict return policies so you will have to pay the shipping charges.
The great thing about Cyber Monday is that you can enjoy so many discounts without leaving your home. Just make sure you use common sense and plan ahead to avoid overspending.
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