If you still haven't fulfilled that need to get the best deals possible after Black Friday and Small Business Saturday... Don't worry, there's always Cyber Monday. Back in 2005, on-line retailers were looking for a way to compete with local stores for holiday shoppers and their "Black Friday." The term "Cyber Monday" was coined by Shop.org, the digital retail division of the National Retail Federation (NRF).

According to ABC News, Cyber Monday originally focused on only electronics, but in the past few years has expanded into every branch of retail products ranging from electronics, toys, books, clothes and more. Whether you are an experienced Cyber Monday shopper or trying it out for the first time, there are several things to keep in mind.

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    Cyber Monday does not have the same Black Friday stock issues

    Since stores are not tied to ad-scans, they can shift merchandise and offer great reductions throughout the day.

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    There are three important sale spikes on Cyber Monday

    Here are the times where you will see retailers releasing deals and when shopping is the most active: 12:01 a.m. EST, 12:01 a.m. PST and throughout the day when each time zone goes on lunch break.

  • 3

    You should have a strategy to save money on Cyber Monday

    Just randomly searing Google is not the way to go. Do your homework and subscribe to several blogs that do the heavy lifting for you.

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    Cyber Monday is not just for tech any more

    As I stated above, Cyber Monday is so much more than tech these days. Many retailers are also now offering even better deals on "not so big ticket" times like clothing on-line for Cyber Monday than they do in their brick and mortar locations for Black Friday.

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