As if there haven’t been enough sales already the past few days, we are about ready to hit another major sale day – Cyber Monday. I (Katie) am always a little surprised at how many people haven’t heard of Cyber Monday, especially in our digital-centered community. Cyber Monday refers to the Monday after the U.S. Thanksgiving weekend. It originated back in 2005 when online retailers reported that traditionally the Monday after Thanksgiving was the biggest day of the year for online sales. The thought was that everyone went back to work on Monday and shopped from their computers using fast internet speeds. Nowadays, most of us have plenty of online access so there is no need to wait until Monday. Another theory is that after a weekend of shopping in real life, consumers realize all the things they didn’t’ find in stores and hit the web in search of gifts. Whatever the reason, Cyber Monday has become a great day to shop online!
There is now an official website for this “holiday” at cybermonday.com. I also suggest that you watch the websites you frequent and find out what specials they are running. Last year I got a great deal on some coats at the Kohls website and shoes from onlineshoes.com. I can’t wait to go shopping online tomorrow. I love that I don’t even have to leave my house to get great deals!
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