Americans Expected to Spend $1.5 Billion on Cyber Monday

11:47 PM, Nov 25, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - There are less than 30 shopping days left until Christmas, and Cyber Monday may be the biggest one yet.

Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion. Last year, they spent $1.25 billion during the 24-hour holiday.

Read: Cyber Monday Likely to Be Busiest Online Sales Day

But before you click "buy" there are few things you may want to keep in mind.

First, experts suggest making a list and creating accounts at stores you know you want to shop to make the check out process quicker.

In order to find the best deal, use websites like PriceGrabber or NexTag. Sites like RetailMeNot find coupons and deals for your favorite stores.

The World Wide Web offers deals and dangers on every page. Make sure that each site you search is secure. Experts suggest updating your computer's anti-virus software before shopping. If you're buying from a site like Amazon or E-Bay, research the seller. Use gift cards or PayPal before using credit and debit cards because it adds a buffer between you and the seller.

One hidden fee many shoppers don't think about is shipping. E-bates, Mr.Rebates, and BizRate are sites that will help you find free shipping promotions, among other deals.

Read:Online Shoppers Responsible For Paying Sales Tax

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