With Cyber Monday sales a day away, it is increasingly apparent from google searches that customers are becoming savvy in their hunt for bargains. Some of the top google searches today, for example, are for pricespider, pricegrabber.com, cyber Monday 2008 deals, coupon mountain, price protector, walletpop, dealnews.com, cybermonday ads and other variants of those search terms.
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday, the day by which retailers measure the health of the holiday shopping season. Unlike Black Friday, Cyber Monday is an online sale day rather than an in-store shopping day.
Product-reviews.net projects that Cyber Monday deals will create a boon for online sellers, noting that paypal transactions are already up 34%, indicating a strong online shopping trend.
I4U announced Cyber Monday deals from Sears here.
Dell Computer Cyber Monday deals are published here.
Circuit City got a jumpstart on Cyber Monday 2008, starting its sale today. This link will take you to the Circuit City site and its Cyber Monday deals.
Best Buy also went live with its Cyber Monday sale today. Best Buy’s site Cyber Monday deals can be found here.
While manufacturer and retailer sites will direct you to their deals, some consumers are looking for perspective or enhanced deals this Cyber Monday. That’s where some of the other sites like pricespider come in. Pricespider offers information on deals from a variety of retailers, allowing consumers to easily compare the sites and choose the best deal. Pricespider is noteworthy for its regular searches and update of sale information. In the upper right hand corner of the pricespider main page, pricespider discloses how many items it tracks and how many price changes it has recorded for the current day. Pricespider also provides “deal scores” so Cyber Monday shoppers can evaluate how good a bargain or not a particular sale item may be.
Coupon Mountain is a source for online coupons for over 2,000 online stores. The coupons at Coupon Mountain are free. Shoppers can search for Cyber Monday coupons at Coupon Mountain by store, by category or by top discount status. Shoppers can also search the Coupon Mountain site for new coupons, expiring coupons, or popular coupons in their quest for a Cyber Monday 2008 discount.
Priceproctector.com is a conglomeration of links to savings and product rating sites. Consumers looking for information about Cyber Monday sales and products will find links to retailers here as well as links to coupon sites and to Consumer Reports.
Cyber Monday shoppers using dealnews.com may be assuaged by the site’s editorial guarantee. Dealnews.com promises that its deals are the lowest prices it can find from reputable stores and dealnews.com bans stores with a record of poor customer service. Dealnews.com rates its Cyber Monday deals by hotness with a rating from 1 to 5.
With all of these deals-and tools to evaluate them- available online, Cyber Monday shopping just might outshine 2008’s lukewarm Black Friday results and ring in the holiday for American retailers.
Sources: www.pricespider.com, www.couponmountain.com, www.dealnews.com, www.circuitcity.com, www.bestbuy.com, www.I4U.com