After a weekend full of turkey and Black Friday deals, you’d think we should all be tired of holiday shopping come Monday. But retailers are not done with us yet! Cyber Monday is a day of online shopping and taking advantage of the best online deals of the year. That means you can shop from home or work, and a few days later when you forget what you ordered, all of your purchases will arrive.
Our team of personal concierges put together this helpful guide to navigate Cyber Monday and make the most of this once-a-year occasion.
Know what to buy.
Some products are better to buy on Black Friday, so it’s important to know what to buy specifically on Cyber Monday to get the best deal.
- Technology: Laptops will often be discounted on sites like Dell.com.
- Travel: Hotels will often offer special discounts on their websites.
- Shoes: Check out athletic brand websites like Reebok and New Balance for deals on sneakers.
- Kitchen: In need of some new small appliances? Expect to find more kitchen deals online than you may see Black Friday!
Know where to shop.
A few of the best places to find deals are Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Bestbuy.com, Target.com, and Overstock.com. Most of these sites will list previews of their Cyber Monday deals, so keep an eye out so you can plan ahead before they sell out.
There are also websites that collect all of the Cyber Monday deals in one place like CyberMonday.com.
Be prepared to wait.
Unlike shopping at a store, your goods will often arrive a few days after you order. Double check shipping times before you order to ensure they will arrive when you need them for the holidays. Give yourself plenty of time to exchange items that may not be as wonderful as they seemed when you purchased online, and use a team of personal assistants (like us!) to handle calling customer service, waiting for the delivery guy, and overseeing returns and exchanges.
We hope these quick tips will help you get the best deals while saving you time. If you can’t sit by your computer all day shopping, learn about Fini Concierge’s Personal Shopping services and hire our team to purchase, pick-up, and wrap all of your holiday gifts this year.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.