November 29 is likely to be the biggest day of online shopping in 2010, but many retailers are extending those discounts throughout the week.
Cyber Monday, the first Monday after the United States Thanksgiving holiday, has become the day to make your holiday purchases online in order to receive deals and plenty of bargains from retailers. With the year-end fast approaching and holiday shoppers willing to spend billions of dollars on gifts, companies cut prices for choice items in order to encourage online buyers who didn’t venture into the stores last Friday.
Another tradition is forming in this sale because retailers are turning Cyber Monday into Cyber Week. Some websites will cut prices today and tomorrow, with some even extending their deals until the end of the week. Though Walmart.ca doesn’t have a dedicated Cyber Monday page I could find, the U.S. portal for Walmart.com is offering Cyber Monday deals until Friday. Meanwhile, Amazon.ca is highlighting deals by department until December 2, but that’s only until certain items run out and there are only a few items listed. Electronics buyers may have a better time checking NewEgg.ca, where netbooks, headphones, desktops, software, and more are on sale.
There are a number of places to track where you can find Cyber Monday offers. The most obvious, CyberMonday.com or CyberMonday.fm, are focused mainly on U.S. retailers, but many offer deals that may be steep enough to warrant shopping at those websites. Shopping forums Fatwallet.com and SlickDeals.net will have user-discovered deals posted throughout the holiday season, but you can keep an eye on SmartCanucks and RedFlag Deals if you prefer to focus on Canadian offers.
Good luck deal hunting!