WASHINGTON (7News) — The day after Thanksgiving kicks off a long weekend of holiday shopping — and it all reaches a high point on Cyber Monday.
You can expect to start seeing Cyber Monday deals immediately after Black Friday ends.
“What we do see is that on Black Friday, in-store is higher than online. And then Cyber Monday is mostly online, said Trae Bodge, shopping expert.
This is your opportunity to snag a bargain on high tech: TVs, laptops, headphones and smartphones will all be on sale. Also look for deals on small appliances, home goods, apparel and toys.
“Sometimes I see more specific deals on Black Friday. For example, you know, one style of sweater. But on Cyber Monday, there’s a site-wide sale. So it’s like the sales broaden on Cyber Monday. So it’s actually a little bit easier to shop and save on Cyber Monday than it is on Black Friday,” Bodge said.
And will the deals sweeten if you wait a little longer to buy?
“I think Black Friday and Cyber Monday are really a sweet spot for deals. But coming into December, we will see perhaps better discounts on toys, winter apparel, holiday items,” Bodge said. “On Super Saturday, which is the Saturday right before Christmas, there’s free shipping that day that falls in the middle of the month. And that’s kind of the final day that most retailers will guarantee on-time ground shipping.”
Bodge says if a retailer has a disappointing Black Friday, they may offer a deeper discount on Cyber Monday, so keep watching for those deals.
Analysts expect overall spending to be up around four percent, which is strong but not record-breaking.