Thanksgiving is one of the many American traditions celebrated by many families each year. One day after everyone drinks and shares a great meal is the famous Black Friday. On this day, the stores offer sensational discounts to consumers. But you can also purchase many items on sale without the risk of fighting with other customers, which often tends to be the case on Black Friday. In fact, Cyber Monday, also known as Crazy Monday, allows you to make online purchases on sale, but from the comfort of your home. Discover 6 good reasons to shop on Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday.
1. Some factual information
Since the 1960s, buyers have been rushing into stores the day after Thanksgiving. It seems that this annual sale, also known as Black Friday, was named by police officers who worked very long shifts to make sure there was order in the streets. Online shopping, on the other hand, has increased dramatically since the 2000s. The fact that people started shopping for Christmas gifts online on the Monday following Thanksgiving sparked the creation of Cyber Monday in 2005. This is the most important online shopping day of the year! If you’re not sure if it worth it to buy items online on this crazy Monday, here are some reasons that might convince you.
2. Cyber Monday is international
Cyber Monday is an online sale that is international. As a result, it is as available to people living in North America but also in Europe or Asia. Black Friday promotions, on the other hand, are more common in stores and malls. It is therefore much easier to get a TV or designer clothing at an incredible price on Cyber Monday, because you can buy these items from anywhere in the world.
3. You avoid crowds
Do you really want to get up early, line up with hundreds of people in front of a shopping mall and then rush into a crowded store? it’s much more pleasant to shop at home in your pyjamas for the deals.
4. You save time
Shopping during Black Friday can consume a large part of your day. You must go to a shopping mall, go to the stores where you plan to make your purchases (if you have already made a list of these stores), wait in line when it comes time to pay, etc. By shopping online during Cyber Monday, you will avoid all this stress and fatigue by opening a few tabs and making your purchases from your living room. You can pay without waiting behind 10 or 20 people, coffee in hand, and if your item is out of stock, you can simply check if it is available on another website!
5. Easily compare prices
By shopping on the Internet, you will save time as mentioned above, but will also find it easier to compare the prices of the different products that interest you. There are even price comparison sites that can help you find the best deals during this yearly sale.
6. Get surprise discounts
One of the great advantages of shopping on Cyber Monday is to have access to additional discounts. Indeed, many businesses often advertise last-minute sales, especially large companies such as Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. They will lower their prices if smaller stores offer better discounts than they do. So take the time to check these sites frequently during Mad Monday.
7. Avoid making irrational decisions
Shopping at home allows you to shop in a much quieter environment. Indeed, you avoid the competitive spirit of Mad Friday which can push you to make impulsive purchases. It is this group mentality as well as stress and fatigue that are at the root of irrational purchases. So it’s better to shop calmly at home!
Therefore, if you are looking for electronic items, you could find the product of your dreams in store during Black Friday. However, Cyber Monday can allow you to save money on clothes, shoes or beauty items without having to go outdoors. Why face the crowds then?
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