Did you know that the Monday after Thanksgiving is called “Cyber Monday”?
Yep. Cyber Monday is the day that online traffic and online sales significantly increase for the year, and they don’t really let up until after Christmas Day.
That means… all is not lost if you were unable to make it to the post-Thanksgiving Day sales to take advantage of Black Friday specials.
Why Online Shopping Peaks On The Monday After Thanksgiving:
On “Cyber Monday”, typically the relatives are gone, everything’s been cleaned and put away, now it’s just you and the computer …the perfect scenario for a meaningful day spent shopping online.
Many people return to work the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, but they may still be feeling the effects of msg-laced feasts. Some (self included) are less motivated to work, and more motivated to peruse the Internet instead… at least for awhile.
Those who choose to avoid the hustle & bustle associated with “Black Friday” sales (i.e. the day after Thanksgiving shopping events) altogether, typically go full-speed ahead on their holiday shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Then again, some people spend their entire Thanksgiving holiday attending Black Friday sales events at the brick & mortar stores that by the Monday after Thanksgiving, they’ve swung into high-gear and are now more motivated than ever to continue the shopping frenzy and cross more items off their gift lists.
Or, perhaps you’ve attended the post-Thanksgiving Day sales, but didn’t find what you were looking for. (Or, maybe you weren’t one of the lucky few to get your hands on those “special purchases” you had your eye on.) The next step is typically to jump online and find other stores that carry those same items and get a feel for what those items are selling for. Cyber Monday is loaded with these types of shoppers.
Thankfully, online retailers have caught onto our shopping patterns (and our desire for big bargains), so there are lots of great deals to be found online on the Monday after Thanksgiving!
Find great online deals via Cyber Monday sites!
…Let the holiday shopping commence!
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