Do your research
One of the drawbacks of Cyber Monday is that you would not be able to see, touch or test in person the things you wish to buy. This won’t be that of an issue if you’re a photography enthusiast or professional who already has a clear idea of what you want. But if you’re buying your first camera, it is best to do your homework about the item beforehand. Learn as much as you can about the camera model you want so you can decide if it has the exact features you require. Cyber Monday will be on December 2 this year, giving you a lot of time to go to manufacturers’ websites, examine expert- and customer-submitted reviews, and get suggestions from friends and family. It would be wonderful if you can try a model at a store even if you decide to purchase from an online merchant later on.
Search for online deals
You can use websites that gather prices from several sources to spare you the difficulty of checking out websites one at a time. You could also receive exclusive online coupon codes by joining mailing lists or following the social website accounts of your favorite stores to see what they will be providing for this Cyber Monday 2013. Your credit card provider may also have a rewards webpage which offers links to a variety of Cyber Monday bargains, so be sure to visit them as well.
Think about shipping
Free shipping is not always offered when you shop on the internet, but this can definitely increase the value of your purchase. Free shipping policies are different from one store to another so be sure to evaluate these before purchasing. Some require that you purchase a specific amount or purchase a particular product before you qualify for free shipping.
An incredible number of shoppers will be going on the internet on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and cyber criminals will try to make the most out of this this. You ought to defend yourself against identity theft and other online fraud. Be sure to order only in trustworthy and secure sites. Read both positive and negative consumer feedback and check if the URL for the page starts with https and not http. Many browsers will also show a lock icon to let you know that your personal data is transmitted securely.