Cyber Monday (the traditional Monday after Thanksgiving) has taken off in a big way. More online retailers than ever before are hoping to cash in this coming Monday, according to PC World.
How to get the best deals online? Do your homework. The magazine suggests looking to deal aggregator sites, that is, those who compare across stores for the same item and those who promote news on special deals. Places like GottaDeal.com can provide previews of Cyber Monday specials.
Here are some deal aggregator sites worth exploring:
- XPbargains.com (http://www.xpbargains.com/)
- Black Friday 2008 (http://bfads.net/)
- Ben's Bargains (http://bensbargains.net/)
- Dealnews (http://dealnews.com/)
- FreshBargains (http://www.freshbargains.net/)
- Techdeals.net (http://www.techdeals.net/)
- Techbargains (http://techbargains.com/)
- Dealsontheweb.com (http://www.dealsontheweb.com/)
- Dealmac.com (http://dealmac.com/)
Among stores known to have active promotions for Monday are the following: NewEgg.com, BestBuy.com (which is running a two day sale beginning Sunday), Overstock.com, Dell.com, and those traditional brick and mortar stores who have an online presence and don't want to miss out, like Target.com, Kmart.com, and Staples.com.
Finally, make sure that you really are getting the bargin you deserve: 25 percent off a price that has been marked up ahead of time is no bargain. Explore return policies, and look for free shipping deals.
Get online and shop, but be sure you're really getting the bargain you deserve