Once the turkey settles from Thanksgiving on Thursday, many families prepare for the deals stores offer on Black Friday.
For many of those stores, those sales extend through the weekend into another shopping holiday: Cyber Monday. However, every year, many online shoppers misstep on their way to savings.
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To help prevent that from happening to you, MyBankTracker.com compiled a list of 10 mistakes people commonly make on Cyber Monday:
1. Don’t believe Cyber Monday is the holy grail for shopping online: Because of the pandemic, many retail stores are offering deals right now.
2. Be prepared: Do the homework, check for second-hand items in good condition at better prices and don’t forget to download reputable apps. Many retailers offer secret deals just for app users.
3. Don’t be shy: Many retailers allow for price matching, so have the comparison from the other store ready and call the retailer’s customer service number or use the online chat feature to ask.
4. Don’t bite on gimmicky sites: Don’t fall under the spell of slick websites that most have never heard of. If they are offering a deal you can’t refuse and you want to look into them, check out the online reviews or the Better Business Bureau for online complaints before making the purchase.
5. Stick to your list: Make a list and check it twice. That little step will protect you (and your wallet) against…