Opinion: Cyber Monday has more to offer than Black Friday


This year, do your holiday shopping from the comfort of your own home. Cyber Monday deals are vast.
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Black Friday is the worst day of the year in terms of American consumerism. Not to mention that it’s dangerous and intrudes on the family time of retail workers and consumers alike.

However, for many people, after-Thanksgiving sales are the most reasonable time for holiday shopping.

If you’re looking to do your holiday shopping while sales are going on, try shopping Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday.

Retailers have a lot to offer on Cyber Monday. Some even offer deals exclusively on Cyber Monday. If you don’t know where to start your Cyber Monday shopping, check out what a few consumers have going on below.



The store that is the ultimate one-stop shop already has some Cyber Monday deals listed online. If you need electronics, home goods or a variety of other things, check out its website on Cyber Monday for some good bargains.


Target doesn’t currently have anything out about what it has planned for Cyber Monday. However, for the past two years, the store has offered 15 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday. You can sign up for email updates on the Cyber Monday deals here.  


Ladies and gentlmen, if you’re looking for something bright and shiny for your significant other this holiday season, check out the Zales website on Cyber Monday. It has quite a few sales going on. You can read up on it beforehand here.


Toys ‘R’ Us

For gifts for the kids in your life (or the kids at heart) head over to the Toys ‘R’ Us website. It has tons of sales going on for the holiday sale season. You can find a list of upcoming sales here.


Best Buy

If you need something for the “techy” in your life, check out what Best Buy has going on for Cyber Monday. It has some deals already listed here so you can get a head start on your Cyber Monday planning.


Those are just a few of the multitude of retailers offering Cyber Monday deals. This year, skip Black Friday. Instead, shop from the comfort of your home for holiday gifts.