One of the best ways to find a deal is to shop online. Everyone knows that instead of being stuck in just one store or outlet forcing your way through crowds and maxing out your heart rate squeezing between others shoppers in between aisles, it is just far more enjoyable to sit at home in your Pjs and shop online. It also eliminates the risk of accidents on the roads, eliminates the use of fossil fuels to and from these shopping centers, and dramatically lowers your blood pressure as a result.
What are the advantages of shopping online for Cyber monday deals ? Well first of all you can play supernatural and shop at various outlets at the same time. In your web browser, you can tab your various outlets, compare prices, search for deals and coupons. You can also make up gift items and have them packaged and sometimes shipped free of cost to their destination without taping up any carton boxes. Also more and more outlets are gearing their brick and mortar enterprises towards shopping online. It has also been shown over the years that folks are becoming less apprehensive about the security aspects of shopping online, since the statistics have shown that transactions are indeed on average pretty safe, and surely beats getting your purse snatched while walking in the parking lot.
Where to look for deals for Cyber monday. Well you guessed it, online of course.
List all the outlets that come to mind on a sheet of paper, bestbuy, walmart, lowes, home depot, target, etc and then go to each of their websites. If you did not find their website easily, then search using google. Make sure to check out places like newegg.com and fatwallet.com and overstock.com. These websites have been around for quite awhile, are mainstream and you should find some deals. Make sure to especially search on fatwallet for coupons, they have some incredible coupons ever so often that sometimes you end up with a very low price. For example I just logged into my fatwallet account. Then at the top of the page of their website, click on Best Deals. Then you can sort by categories lower down on the page and really start getting into narrowing down some great deals.
In terms of security concerns. Shop online directly from brand name stores. For example if you are browsing and a site points you to a link for ebay.com, and when you click on the link you have landed on a site that goes like this: whatever.com/ebay.com , be very careful, because you are NOT on ebay.com. Always make sure that your browser address points to ebay.com directly.
Also if you are on a website and you are about to make your purchase and at the point where you are to put in your credit card details, check the brower address, it should say https (the “s” is really important) it means secure, at this point your information should be transmitted encrypted and unreadable to human eyes. If it only has http and not https , get off the site immediately, do not put in any information, close the browser tab or the window and shop somewhere else. All the regular, middle of the road, legitimate websites use encryption for all transactions and are highly interested in securing their customers information, after all if their customers get compromised while on their site, why would the customer come back and shop with them.
So to sum up here are some great sites to check out
Happy Cyber monday, and smart shopping.