Forget Black Friday, It's Cyber Monday

Black Friday is the day when Americans go on the hunt for bargains at brick and mortar retailers around the country. While some people make a point of ignoring Black Friday shopping because the whole experience tends to be pretty traumatizing, a lot of people like to hold off simply because they're waiting for Cyber Monday.

A relatively new tradition when you consider how long we've been "celebrating" Black Friday, Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Black Friday. Typically, everyone slouches into work after a long weekend, bummed out because they have to shake off the turkey-induced coma and get back to work. Taking advantage of the fact that there are thousands of people sitting at their desks and not exactly falling over themselves to fulfill their daily duties, many etailers organize Cyber Monday deals.

Obviously these deals are only available online and usually just for the duration of Monday. However some businesses (Best Buy for example) are milkin' it for all it's worth and have stretched Cyber Monday over an entire week.

So what's your poison, Black Friday or Cyber Monday? More importantly, what are you buying today? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • JMcEntegart
    sstymHaving a list beforehand works best for me. This way I won't be tempted by a good deal on something I don't really need.


    Even if I have a list, I just see things and think, "Why weren't YOU on my list? Come to me, beautiful piece of discounted electronics. Soon we will be happy together in your new home."
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  • winner4455
    Black Friday... Just an excuse to buy things earlier!
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  • sstym
    I have a mercifully short list of items that I MIGHT buy if the deal is sensational:
    11.6" ULV laptop
    Indilinx or Intel based 2nd gen solid state drive

    And if I don't find a truly great deal, these will have to wait a few months.
    Having a list beforehand works best for me. This way I won't be tempted by a good deal on something I don't really need.
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  • JMcEntegart
    sstymHaving a list beforehand works best for me. This way I won't be tempted by a good deal on something I don't really need.


    Even if I have a list, I just see things and think, "Why weren't YOU on my list? Come to me, beautiful piece of discounted electronics. Soon we will be happy together in your new home."
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