Some of the biggest sales of the year happen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Plenty of sales even start on Thanksgiving day!
How much money did Americans spend while shopping online during Black Friday in 2018? A whopping $6.22 billion, which was a 24% increase from 2017.
This time of year is ideal for shoppers because you can save online and in-store. Don’t be fooled by the name Cyber Monday—you can certainly still find deals in physical stores even if Cyber Monday is intended for online shopping. Typically sales during this time start Thanksgiving or Black Friday and run through, if not past, Cyber Monday.
Retail stores get the bulk of their yearly sales during the holiday season so they appreciate this time of year as much as you do!
One of the most obvious drawbacks during this time is the crowds. However, if you shop online, you won’t need to worry about that!
Also, keep in mind that this is the busiest time of year for a company’s shipping department. Your purchase may take a few extra days to get to you if shipping is delayed. If you’re not in a hurry—no need to worry!
Overall, the amount of money you save during these sales typically outweighs the minor cons.