Cyber Monday sales deals for 2013 are supposed to come out on the Monday after Thanksgiving and days after Black Friday. But smart Cyber Monday shoppers know that the best Cyber Monday deals come out before Cyber Monday and the best way to find Cyber Monday sales deals is now. Last year, Amazon rolled out 42 such Cyber Monday sales deals already on Turkey Day. “By far its most popular (and also rarest) deal last year was a 32″ LCD HDTV (brand unknown) selling for $97 shipped on Black Friday; the deal lasted less than five minutes!” reported The Christian Science Monitor on Nov. 20, 2013.
Cyber Monday sales deals shoppers who missed last year’s Cyber Monday deals might have noticed that waiting for the best Cyber Monday 2013 sales deals until Cyber Monday might not be the most strategic way to go shopping. Last year, Amazon and Walmart topped the list of stores with some of the best Cyber Monday deals.
Following the three easy steps below might lead to some of the best Cyber Monday sales deals (or Black Friday deals) that beat all others:
Step 1: Don’t wait until Cyber Monday, shop today
Cyber Monday sales deals are not just limited to one day anymore. Waiting until one gets to work on Monday to do the Cyber Monday 2013 shopping might be too late. Amazon.com’s Cyber Monday 2013 website already gives shoppers an insight into what sort of deals one can find during Amazon’s 2013 Cyber Monday event.
“What sorts of deals will you find during our 2013 Cyber Monday event? Just like you’d expect for Cyber Monday, you’ll find the best Cyber Monday deals, limited-time sales, and specials from across Amazon, including sales on electronics, low prices on DVDs, toy bargains, and fashionable deals on clothing, shoes, jewelry, and more. You’ll find the best deals we’ve got right here, and Deal of the Day bargains you’ll snap up for holiday gifts, and maybe even for yourself. Of course, there’s no reason to wait until Cyber Monday 2013 to get a great deal at Amazon.”
Step 2: Start with Amazon.com
Starting a Cyber Monday sales deal hunt on Amazon.com does not only have the advantage of finding out about those one in a lifetime Cyber Monday deals early, but there are three more advantages to start on Amazon:
- get a fast price overview
- see how an item is rated
- find out what trouble a product might bring
“When in doubt, check it out” is a great way to make sure that a Cyber Monday sales deal is indeed a great deal. A brief visit to Amazon.com provides a convenient overview of regular prices, discount prices, the rating of an item, and what trouble a product might have. To find out whether an item has a problem, it is important to click on the reviews that only have one or two stars. Ratings can be easily manipulated by paying people to write great reviews. Negative reviews generally point out what kind of problems an item might have and can save someone from having to experience buyer’s regret, not just on Cyber Monday but on any day.
Step 3: Shop like a Pro – copy and paste
Comparing prices has always been the best way to find the greatest deals; the same applies to Cyber Monday sales deals. Copying and pasting Amazon.com’s product title into a search engine is easy. Google.com offers the choice of searching by news, web, or image. Most search engines automatically provide a web search.
Choosing the news option, however, provides a shopper with additional information on when a most recent article was written containing the product’s title and what stores might have special Cyber Monday sales deals for that product. When searching for Cyber Monday 2013 sales deals with the web option, buyers can read in the short descriptions under the website titles what stores carry the product, what the price competition is like, and if there are coupon codes available online. Just paste or type in a search engine “the name of your item + coupon code” or “coupon code for + the name of your item.”
Additionally, CyberMonday.com and BestCyberMonday.com offer coupon codes that, when applied while making an online purchase, will take an additional discount off the final Cyber Monday sales deal price.
For shoppers who prefer not to use Amazon.com but to go directly to a store’s Cyber Monday website to find Cyber Monday 2013 sales deals, below are some Cyber Monday links for individual stores:
Amazon.com’s Cyber Monday 2013 website
Walmart Cyber Monday 2013 “Walmart Cyber Week 2013 means a whole week of Cyber Monday deals”
Target Cyber Monday 2013 is a “Cyber Week” and is already showing a “Cyber Week peek”
Kmart Cyber Monday 2013 lasts from Sunday until Tuesday
JC Penney Cyber Monday 2013 “Over 50,000 Items Sitewide Sunday & Monday, Dec. 1 & 2”
Home Depot Cyber Monday 2013 “Home Depot Cyber Monday 2013 Product Deals, Sales and Coupon Codes”
Best Buy Cyber Monday 2013 Best Buy’s Cyber Monday 2013 sales deals take place on Dec. 2.
Fry’s Electronics Cyber Monday 2013: Check for shipping costs before finalizing your Cyber Monday purchase.
According to The Christian Science Monitor report and a US News report on Nov. 20, 2013, online shoppers are expected to spend $2.27 billion this Cyber Monday, up 15 percent from 2012.
While Cyber Monday sales deals are great for electronics, home appliances, clothing, shoes, and accessories, the US News report warns against Facebook and Twitter promotions, add-ons, and impulse buys.
“Buying these items just as you are checking out doesn’t give you a chance to do any comparison shopping, and you may end up buying items of a poor quality – or items that you don’t even want or need – as a result.”
Those stumble blocks to a peaceful and enjoyable Cyber Monday shopping experience will be eliminated by following the above three easy steps on how to get the best Cyber Monday 2013 sales deals.