Whether you’re looking to buy yourself a tech toy or stock up on gifts for loved ones, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the days to do it. And if you’re an online retailer, these holiday shopping bargains can be a big boost to your bottom line.
This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have morphed into a massive online shopping event, with many consumers delaying purchases until this day to take advantage of hefty discounts. But while online shopping has its perks, there are downsides as well.
For example, if you’re purchasing clothes or shoes, you may find that the most popular sizes sell out quickly, especially during a busy sale period like this. And shipping times can sometimes be a little slow, too.
If you’re in the market for a new phone, retailers are offering some solid deals this week, with the best ones likely to be found on Cyber Monday. Target, for instance, is slashing $50 off the price of Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus when you sign up for a two-year contract, and the company is also shaving 50 percent off its ZTE Axon Pro (above) unlocked marquee handset.
For those wanting to buy a smartwatch or other wearables, Amazon is offering discounts of up to 30% off on devices such as the Motorola Mira Wellness and Activity Bracelet (above) and Sony’s SmartBand 2 (below), while Motorola is offering a half-off discount on its Moto 360 smartwatch, which was released last year.