Monday, November 26, 2007

Cyber Monday Sales

Cyber Monday is the first day that many people return to their computers after the Thanksgiving Day weekend and buy stuff online.

With a holiday season that is expected to be the weakest since 2002, and numbers of new online customers leveling off, more Web retailers have been pushing special offers and promotions to draw consumers.

As the online holiday shopping season officially kicks off Monday, a number of retailers are hosting one-day sales or special offers for the occasion. The Monday after Thanksgiving, tagged "Cyber Monday" by the National Retail Federation, marks the first big online shopping surge for many merchants, as consumers go back to their work computers.

Toys "R'' Us Inc. will hold a one-day online sale and rival will launch a two-day sale. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will begin five days of online-only sales.

Online jeweler Blue Nile Inc. will give customers 20 percent off purchases paid through PayPal, eBay Inc.'s electronic payment division. Target Corp., Circuit City Stores Inc., Sears Holdings Corp., Crate & Barrel, the Discovery Store and Inc. are among dozens of retailers offering free shipping that day.

Here's a sampling:

At Staples:
Canon® PC170 Copier $74.98 which is half off the price.

DYMO® LM150 Labeler $19.99 also half off.

Nikon® Coolpix L14 Digital Cameras under $100

Edge™ Portable Drives 50% off

I/O Magic 40GB Portable Drive $24.98 another half off

InVion 4.3" GPS $179.99 that's a hundred off

Xbox for $399