Skip the Lines, Buy Online: Cyber Monday

It’s like Black Friday but only online

Rodrigo Rojas

Save the date for a great cyber day!
Photo by: Lizeth Gonzalez
Save the date for a great cyber day!

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving Day, many retailers offer deals that can only be accessed through their online store. This is about the equivalent to a Black Friday sale, but online instead.

The first Cyber Monday took place in November 2005 but has quickly increased in popularity among many retailers. This year’s Cyber Monday will begin on Nov. 28.

During this day, online shoppers like to stack up on all types of presents for themselves, their relatives and friends at a fraction of the cost. One can expect to find sales online as early as 12:01 a.m. according to Tom’s Guide, a tech review website. Although some online stores will begin their sales as early as the first minute of the day, many times sales will begin around 6 a.m. and last throughout the day. Another way these online stores present their sales is by having an hourly sale; certain items have specific times that they will be on sale.

There are just some of the major retailers that will offer Cyber Monday sales this year:

  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Ebay
  • Newegg
  • Best Buy
  • Barnes & Nobles

Don’t be discouraged if you miss out on Black Friday sales on Nov. 25. Cyber Monday will offer many great deals as well throughout this day. Much of the information on the sales will not be made known until the day of, so be sure to keep checking the online throughout the day to know what is on sale.

Useful Info:

The Black Friday: This website offers a general idea of what might be on sale during Black Friday and possibly Cyber Monday. Some of what’s on the website is information about sales that happened last year. So this website can be used to predict what the sales might be like before leaving for  the store or beginning online shopping.

Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime members get the perk of having access to deals early, alongside discounts offered only to Prime members all throughout the year. This could potentially help with your shopping as it could help you get even lower prices as well as free shipping. For a list of all Prime membership features and perks visit the membership page.