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Cyber Monday Got an Early Start and Still Going Strong

Cyber Monday Got an Early Start and Still Going Strong
By Adam Dickter

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Traditionally and much to the chagrin of employers, online holiday shopping spiked when people returned to work the Monday after Thanksgiving and used their work computers to shop online. But now, everyone can shop online from home or their phone, and retailers are offering deep discounts and deals to turn Cyber Monday into Cyber Weekend.
 


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Even more instant gratification is available from online stores that sell only digital products, and those sellers are also trying to cash in on the cyber shopping craze.

On Friday, Google's Play Store sent out an email promoting "Top Cyber Weekend Deals on Android Apps and More." Included: Movies from $4.99, top albums from $2.99, season passes for TV series for $9.99 and 50 percent off digital subsciptions to publications such as Newsweek.

Google was also pushing its 16 GB Nexus 7 tablet for just $199.

Another digital trend this holiday season is giving the gift of e-cards and e-reading. Although e-books don't necessarily make the best stocking stuffers, they are an increasingly popular choice for those who enjoy reading on their iPad, Kindle or Nook, or even on their smartphone. Amazon's Kindle reading apps, for example, enable readers to enjoy a book across multiple devices, reading on a PC or Mac, then switching to read on an iPhone or Android smartphone while on the road.

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Kathryn B.:

Posted: 2012-11-25 @ 7:05pm PT
We were at the mall today and expected it to be swamped, but no. Busy yes, swamped... definitely not. The stores all had their sale signs out and were offering pretty good discounts... but for the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend... it was pretty darn quiet. I think Amazon.com is going to be the very big winner this holiday season! Although a lot of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers (Target, Macys, etc. as well as Apple) are also getting more heavily into online sales this year -- really more than I've ever seen before. I think Cyber Monday is definitely going to turn into a Mega-Cyber-Sales Month, maybe even continuing through to new years, if the e-tailers are willing.

Joanne:

Posted: 2012-11-25 @ 8:54am PT
Cyber Monday becomes Cyber Weekend becomes Cyber Week. Yes... I just got my Target.com email promotion declaring it's Cyber Week. Up next: Cyber Month!

Ed Jameson:

Posted: 2012-11-24 @ 11:10am PT
There are always deals to be found! The best site for deals is stealengine.com, a hot deal search engine, which allows you to enter the item you want and get all the latest deals. You can also create a wishlist and be notified when the items you want go on sale.



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