Good Morning America aired a series of special segments about Black Friday and Cyber Monday and this morning consumer expert Becky Worley highlighted the best and worst deals for Cyber Monday 2011. So, which deals should consumers gobble up today and when should they wait for even better deals?
- Tablets: Tablet computers are hot gifts for 2011. The iPad and Kindle Fire are in demand big time, but don’t expect sale prices on Cyber Monday. However, the Android can be found at money-saving discounts today.
- Clothes: Clothing retailers are offering huge Cyber Monday deals across the board today. Gap, Banana republic and Old Navy are all offering a 30% Cyber Monday discount. Abercrombie & Fitch has a 40% discount and Levi’s a 25% discount, including sale merchandise. For Cyber Monday 2011, Kohl’s is discounting merchandise 20% and offering $15 cashback for every $50 spent. Ann Taylor has a 50% off deal, plus free shipping . According to GMA’s Becky Worley, Cyber Monday is the perfect time to save on clothing.
- Discount Brand TVs: Consumers can expect to see Cyber Monday discounts on cheaper, discount brand TVs. However, the discounts won’t be as deep as they were on Black Friday.
Wait to Buy:
- Toys: Toy retailers do not historically offer deep discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GMA urges customers to wait until December 7th-15th to take advantage of the best sale prices on toys.
- Brand Name TVs: The best time to buy brand name TVs like Sony and Panasonic is right before the Super Bowl, when discounts are at their deepest.
Good Morning America shopping expert Tori Johnson provided the following Cyber Monday shopping tips:
- Monitor Facebook and Twitter pages of popular retailers for unadvertised Cyber Monday deals.
- Comparison shop on websites like Pricegrabber.com for the lowest prices.
- Use Google to search for online coupons and discount codes.
- Take advantage of free shipping and package deals.
About GMA Tech Expert, Becky Worley:
Worley has been a tech reporter/producer since 1998. She is currently the technology contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America and a blogger/columnist for Yahoo! Tech. Her goal is to bring information about technology to as many people as possible. She says “Technology is becoming a lifestyle issue. It’s more than gadgets, more than computer viruses; it’s become a part of our everyday lives.”
Becky also dabbles in other science and tech related television jobs. She is currently host of a series on the Travel Channel entitled Best Places to Find Cash and Treasures. This modern day adventure show digs deep into paleontology, geology, and gemology. But her part in the show has more to do with elbow grease than serious science. “I think I got the job because I showed up at the audition with a pickax. Nobody else brought their own tools.”
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