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Tips For Shopping On Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday — a term coined by marketers back in 2005 and has since become the biggest online shopping day of the year.

Sites will be littered with amazing deals, great for consumers looking to save money, time and avoid those crazy crowds at the malls.

But with all this Cyber Monday anticipation comes  a lot of preparation. You can’t take part in this day without having a game plan, so here are just some tips to keep in mind when shopping on Cyber Monday.

  • Comparison shop from the comfort of your own home 1 of 7
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    Before you place an order, use websites like pricegrabber.com, RetailMeNot and apps like Sherpa to make sure you're getting the best deal.

    photo credit: JM Photography LV/flickr

  • Knowing what you’re getting 2 of 7
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    Know the items that will get you the biggest bang for your buck online.

    Electronics, travel, toys are all items worth purchasing online.

    photo credit: hyimted/flickr

  • Only get what’s on your list 3 of 7
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    When shopping online, don't get led astray and purchase items not on your list or your budget. 

    photo credit: Mukumbura/flickr

  • Know your budget 4 of 7
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    When shopping online, it is extremely important to know just how much you will spend. 

    photo credit: Tax Credits/flickr

  • Always read the fine print 5 of 7
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    Read the return/exchange policy and know exactly what you are getting from a deal before purchasing. 

    photo credit:  CameraGeek 2.0/flickr

  • Get there early 6 of 7
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    Start cyber shopping early. Some of the best deal begin as early as midnight. 

    photo credit:R A Pyke (SweRon)/flickr

  • Get free shipping 7 of 7
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    Be sure to scope out the sites that offer free shipping. If your favorite site does not offer it, check out the competition.

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