Monday, November 28, 2005

Shopping 'til fingers drop


Welcome to "Cyber Monday"

Last Friday, dubbed "Black Friday" by retailers, shoppers jockeyed for parking spaces and started near-riots in some stores - all in an effort to snag holiday shopping deals.

Today, "Cyber Monday," promises to be a quieter, gentler buyer's experience, as shoppers click their way through the information highway in search of similar bargains.

Amazon.com, with its fulfillment center pictured above, is just one of thousands of retailers ready for the deluge of customers. More than one in three people say they'll be using their fast-access work computers this year for holiday shopping. That's more than 51 million people logging on at work.

Mellody Hobson offers some great tips for online shopping on ABCNews.com.

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5 comments:

defiant goddess said...

None for me. Not today at least. ;)

NewYorkMoments said...

Thank God for cybershopping. Proof there is a God, and it's a woman.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Deb S. said...

Goddess, none for me today, either. :-)

New York Moments, welcome! Thanks for trekking over here. And, yes, there is a God. LOL

Jaimie said...

I've never shopped online for Xmas presents before. Maybe next year. I guess I prefer to see the stuff myself...

Deb S. said...

Jaimie, for some things, I think you really do have to see them, especially if you're buying something really special.

However, I must admit, I'm a chick who hates to shop. Before online shopping became popular, I bought 90% of my clothes by mail order catalog. I would never buy shoes on the 'Net, however. Too risky.

I love to buy books and DVDs. For me, online shopping is great for that.