Black Friday And Cyber Monday Online Deals

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At Amazon.com, Black Friday Sales began online in mid-November. Cyber Monday deals are not far behind.

Internet Shopping Helps the Shut-In

While I don't know a lot about Internet shopping, I do know that a few years back when my leg was in a cast from toe to knee, I was able to grocery shop online and it was a godsend. gift giving is just as easy.

I discovered a few sites that I still patronize, because they offer reasonably priced goods, free fast shipping, easy returns, and other amenities. The physically disabled or challenged can acquire many things online without the hassle of having no transportation to consider. One friend with a double knee replacement cannot drive, because the knees will not bend enough to operate an accelerator pedal; walking to a bus stop is tedious and non-kneeling buses are is impossible. Therefore, online shopping is a boon.

However, shopping anywhere is fun for people who enjoy it and the Internet provides one more option for Christmas Shopping without enduring crowds and 3:00 AM sales.

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YahooFinance tells us that Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving is the start to the Internet Christmas shopping season and that it was officially recognized in 2005 by the National Retail Federation. This is a new tradition that compares to the Black Friday Tradition began in the early 20th Century before the event acquired a name.

For example, F & R Lazarus in Columbus OH sponsored a large Friday after Thanksgiving Christmas Parade that led the populace to the front doors of their store to meet Santa Claus when he dismounted his sleigh float. Lazarus may be gone, but now, we have both eventful days: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

While I'm not a shopping fanatic, I do like to purchase Christmas Gifts and attempt to match each friend's and colleague's personality and interests. Internet shopping can provide enough options and enough time to do just that and I like it.

Kindle and eBooks Make Useful Gifts

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U-PUB~Just Be Yourself and Prosper ("U-PUB~Just Be Yourself and Prosper")

This is a useful publication offered by one of our Hubbers, Bishop Miller. She has many years professional experience in marketing publications and products and has put together this book on Kindle for Amazon. She explains just how to format and set up your own writing on Kindle, Nook and other eReaders on Amazon and other sites. It's valuable for the future and can help you with another source of income if you are not already writing.

 
Merry Christmas!
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Some Amazon Gift Sales For Black Friday and Cyber Monday

  • Seiki SE42UMS 42-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV (2015 Model)
  • Casio SA-76 44 Key Mini Keyboard: $39.99
  • Kindle Fire - Includes Special Offers: $50.00 and up
  • Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5V 10.2 MP Digital Camera: $199
  • "Summer Infant" brand Sharp View High Definition Video Baby Monitor: $169.95
  • KEEN Women's Bern Baby Bern Casual Boot: $69.99 and up
  • Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Dock: $39.99 and up
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Bundle: $169 to $494
  • Save 50% off select Hasbro games
  • Save up to 50% off select VTech electronic toys
  • Discounts on DEWALT tools
  • Save more than 40% off select TechnoMarine watches
  • Save 25% off orders of $75 or more on select brands in Shoes & Accessories
  • Save on sweaters and fleece for Women, Men, Kids and Baby
  • Mercer Cutlery Genesis 6-Piece Knife Set: $99.95 (save $150)
  • Popular album titles including “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson, “Metals” by Feist and “Bon
  • Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler: $63.99 and up

Gift Giving in remembrance of the first Christmas Gift
Gift Giving in remembrance of the first Christmas Gift
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Small Business Saturday - Deals From Local Business

Some Merchants remain open on Thanksgiving and hold a 4-Day Christmas Sale on site and on the Internet, as Cyber Weekend. Wal-Mart big box store is one of these retailers. In a new move for 2010 to continue onward, Small Business Saturday was instituted during this long holiday weekend.

Small Business Saturday is a new Christmas Tradition that encourages residents and area visitors to buy locally for the holidays - and all year long. The event is successful in Austin Texas, extending throughout the Christmas and Holiday Season with focus on local small businesses and Made in America goods, but also high quality imports from friendly countries.

In Columbus, Ohio the Saturday event is reinforced by local activities like the Saturday Gallery Hop in the Short North, shopping events in German Village - especially at the Village Book Store with 32 rooms - and all over the city. Farmer's markets move indoors for the winter, with delicious offerings like homemade jams and jellies made from local crops, Amish breads, candles, dried herbs, pottery, wreathes made form natural components, and all sorts of gift creations from local craft people and artisans.

The Columbus Dispatch newspaper is known for featuring local business owners in its weekly and Sunday papers every week and this helps Saturday shopping. This is an extension of the old Saturday Markets of the 1800s and 1900s that are commemorated by our North Market in the Nationwide Arena District. It is a reminder of the days when farmers and fishermen came to town from a 50-mile radius or farther to sell their goods. Small Business Saturday adds to the tradition and keeps it alive all through Christmas and New Year's.

© 2010 Patty Inglish

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RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

I started early...ordered a series of JUNIE B books for the grandkids today :) wrapped and delivered 1500 miles away /too cool/ and I hope they enjoy their parents reading to them!


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

That is cool that you can shop local, even on Amazon.com!


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

Those books sound like a lot of fun for the kids! I particularly like that I can have things delivered to friends in other states as well. Thanks for reading and posting, RNMSN and stephicks68! Merry Christmas!


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charkamman 6 years ago from portugal

I like the idea very much, the shopping local on the net.

Great Hub again Patty!

Charlotte


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Earth Angel 6 years ago

GREAT Hub Patty!!

Most all my shopping this year revolves around the Internet and charity giving in other people's names!

One of my very favorite Internet gift giving sites is Heifer International! www.heifer.org Some companies are matching their employees gifts to Heifer this year!

An entire flock of chickens only costs $20! A good hen lays up to 200 eggs per year!

The few things I do purchase in person are individual Angel ornaments to attach to the Certificates of Donation!

Thanks again Patty for the GREAT Hub and wonderful reminders!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Earth Angel!


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brandrocker 6 years ago

Wonderful presentation. The best part of shopping online is to get quick access to hundreds of products at a glance. You can plan and discuss with other family members and complete shopping peacefully. Enjoyable read.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I am all for it shopping on line. I absolutely hate shopping. Thanks for your informative hub.


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

Small Business Saturdays sound enjoyable-like a community coming together. V/R.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

More sales offered in 2011 than 2010. Check you local stores for their website specials on Cyber Monday, too. Sometimes the specials last a whole week.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America Author

Don;t forget Made In America products for this year's Christmas Shopping!

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