Last year’s Black Friday brought to US retail stores about $10 billions. This year, Black Friday deals are expected to bring a lot more, but bargain hunting season is not over. On Monday, we get Cyber Monday – a new occasion for on-line sales and deals, and bargain shopping for an extra week.
Cyber Monday was a term coined in 2005 by Shop.org that wanted it to be a new marketing technique to boost sales in the week following Thanksgiving. Shop.org noticed that every year, on this particular Monday, on-line sales were unexpectedly increasing due to people coming back to their offices after the national holiday.
After 9 years, this marketing invention is getting increasingly popular across the globe, in countries like UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and Portugal. This year, only in UK, the on-line sales are expected to reach half billion pounds.
On-line retailers will continue to provide massive discounts to boost their sales on their on-line sites. It seems Cyber Monday brings more deals on Amazon and Walmart.
Amazon started its Cyber Monday season on Saturday and plans to keep it open 8 more days. New discounts will be added every 10 minutes, while on Monday Amazon promises three “Deals of the Day” plus up to 50% discounts. Android, Fire OS and iOS users have now a new app – Amazon Shopping – that will help them keep track on “lightning deals”, and buy what they want in less than 30 seconds.
Among best Amazon deals are TV sets, such as Samsung UN40H6350 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV for $447.99 (45% off), Samsung UN55H7150 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV for $997.99 (48% off), Samsung UN40H5003 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV for $297.99 (31% off).
On Amazon, Canon image CLASS Monochrome Laser Printer is 79% off, from $325 to $69.97; Mr. Coffee DW13 12-Cup Switch Coffeemaker is 40% off, from $24.99 to $14.99 and Bulova men watches have up to 50% discounts. Digital cameras are also 70% off; some toys have 50% discounts; books and movies are up to 57% off; 50% off deals for pressure cookers, wine tool kits, knife and cookware sets; 3D printers sell under $400; some women sportswear collections are 70% off.
On Cyber Monday, Walmart offers free shipping on goods that cost 50 or more and a $100 gift card on some phones. Samsung TV sets start from $298;Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with contract is 65% off (its retail price is $439), Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is 29% off (its retail price is $350); Kuerig K40 Brewing system is $10 cheaper plus you get a $20 gift card; Barbie Dreamhouse is 25% off while all sets of tires are on sale.