Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyber Monday

Online Shopping

For all of you who could not brave the long lines and weather on Black Friday to nab the best holiday deals.  No worries, it's time to get clicking.  You can shop from the comfort of your home or office. Cyber Monday has become the biggest online shopping day of the year and once again online retailers have sweetened the pot by offering more deals online on this day.

How big of a day has this become?  $846 Million was the amount spent last year on Cyber Monday in 2008 and that number is expected to increase 15%  for this year.  Most of the bigger retailers are offering free shipping and special coupons for even more savings. 

Still hesitant about shopping on line?   Here are a few tips to ensure your experience is a pleasurable one. 
Make sure the site provides full contact information, so you know how to contact them.   Check out their privacy policy to see if they share your information with third parties.  It is also important to see how they process your payments and make sure it has a secure shopping cart.   Look for that actually on the site.  Also if it seems to good to be true.  It probably is.  And notice if the images look blurred or altered in the item you want to buy.   That is another way to spot fakes!    Happy Shopping!

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