If you’re still shopping for deals, Cyber Monday is the latest tradition for shoppers savoring savings. Post-Black Friday, retailers with excess inventory and buyers with items still on their shopping lists become a perfect match.
Where can you find the best deals on Cyber Monday?
Cybermonday.com is a website dedicated to Cyber Monday deals, complete with bargains from over 700 retailers. The site is run by Shop.org, the organization that coined the term “Cyber Monday”, and features hourly deals as well as a comparison shopping feature to make sure you’re getting the best deals.
CyberMonday2011.com by BradsDeals is specially designed to give you deals and coupons for your best discounts on Cyber Monday. You can sign up for email alerts for late-breaking deals.
Don’t forget to check out Amazon.com for their Cyber Monday Lightning Deals. These deals last just a short time, so it’s hit or miss whether you will find an item on your shopping list. But if you luck out and find a great deal, grab it before it’s gone!
If it’s an app you’re looking for, check out TGI Cyber Monday, a free app for deals on the go. This app lists over 5000 deals from 50 top retailers with the ability to shop from within the app. You can add items to a shopping list or share the deals with others with this app.
For more tech tools, check out The Wonder of Tech article Tech Tools for Brave Black Friday Shoppers! as many of those shopping tools will help you save anytime you shop.
Are you getting truly great deals?
Buying on Black Friday or Cyber Monday is no assurance you are getting a great deal.
If you’re shopping for electronics, check out decide.com, a website designed to calculate when is the optimal time for you to find the best deals. The site analyzes pricing patterns for major retailers to calculate when the prices might drop or increase. Like a crystal ball, Decide.com predicts the future to help you to time your electronics purchases for the best chance of savings. The site will also help you learn if there is a newer model of the device available, perhaps for a cheaper price. There’s no guarantee that decide.com will save you money, but the site claims a 77% accuracy rate in predicting price changes. Decide.com also has a free app in the iTunes App Store to help you with your buying decisions. Decide.com App
Warning: Whatever else you buy on sale, do not buy a computer or a tablet solely because of a low, low price. Specs matter. A lot. Many cheap products on the market will leave you regretting your decision long after you have forgotten how much you saved on your purchase. Invest in quality electronics. If you get a good deal on your device, fantastic. But if you buy a device that works well for you, you will be much more satisfied.
For example, if you find an Android tablet for $49, you may be thrilled. But when you get it home and find that apps crash, videos stutter and Wi-Fi connections drop constantly, the tablet won’t seem like such a bargain.
Remember also that not matter how great the deal seems, you should be careful when shopping online. Make sure to look for secure websites, as explained in How To Shop Online With Added Security.
Have you found fantastic Cyber Monday deals? Do you wish you could know when prices will drop? Do you invest in the best electronics you can afford? Let us know in the Comments section below!
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