Saturday morning, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Game Stop, Target, Sam’s Club and Costco sent emails to customers explaining their Cyber Monday deals and the sales that will last through Black Friday weekend. Saturday, Sam’s Club has the same items on sale that were on sale during their Black Friday event, and they are open to the public Saturday and Sunday (not just for members). Target’s Cyber Monday sale will last one week and starts Sunday.
Cyber Monday has become a large event over the last few years and for those shoppers who didn’t want to venture out Thanksgiving night or early on Black Friday, and like to shop from the comfort of their own home…Cyber Monday is for them. The online retailers like Amazon get their chance to offer deep discounts and compete with the brick and mortar stores on Cyber Monday. Amazon started their Cyber Monday sale on Saturday morning.
Most websites will offer free shipping on Cyber Monday (or with a minimum purchase), and some will have specific items on sale, or 20-50% off everything. Most websites have flyers that show the exact items that will be on sale Monday morning, and some (just like on Black Friday) will have doorbuster items that will begin at midnight. Go through the sales ad for the websites you like and make a plan for getting what you want. If the item has a limited quantity, then you will need to be up at midnight and try to get it then. Because of the sheer number of people attempting to get on the sites at the same time, expect some delays or slow websites at that time…be patient.
Cyber Monday deals on Amazon.com include a new sale every 10 minutes and it runs through next week. Sale items on Amazon include clothing, tools, electronics, shoes, tablets, and toys. To see the specific items on sale now at Amazon.com, click here.
Are the deals are better on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and of course, the answer is that it depends on what you are looking for. One of the great things about Cyber Monday is that you don’t have to wait in line for hours on Thanksgiving day to get the best deal and you can do it from the privacy of your own home or while you are at work. For more on this, click here.
The Best Buy website went down on Thanksgiving day and some consumers who were expecting to get some great deals online were not able to get to the site. The Best Buy website was working intermittently, most likely because of the number of people attempting to get on the site. For more on this story, click here.
Sam’s Club and Costco are offering on electronics through Black Friday weekend. Sam’s Club extended their sale items through Saturday and Sunday while supplies last on those items, and they are offering hundreds of sale items on their website today. To read more about the Costco and Sam’s Club deals, click here.
A 32-page Toy Book for 2014 for Walmart has also been released and it is filled with thousands of items on sale for the kids this year. Over 20,000 rollbacks will occur in the Walmart stores during the 10 days of sales this year. For more on the toy sale at Walmart, click here.