How to Make the Most of Cyber Monday

RENO, Nev. -- Black Friday may not be ideal for everyone, but it's not too late to snag some of the best deals of the year and people won't even have to leave their homes.

Cyber Monday is set to be the biggest online sales day of the year especially for buying electronics and gadgets.

"Online shopping is just convenience...It gives you the opportunity to still get some great deals, save a lot of money and pick up some gifts for the holiday season," Riley Cate, Best Buy sales manager said.

According to the National Retail Foundation, nearly 72 million Americans will do their holiday shopping online.

"Sometimes it's really good whether it's new or maybe a downgrade of something and it's usually always for a good price and even though I'd have to wait for it rather than getting it there, sometimes it's just really worth it," Antoinette Zareno, a customer said.

Here are a few ways to make the best out of Cyber Monday shopping:

--Make sure a website is secure before entering any information. Look for an "s" after "http" in the URL.

--Pay with a credit card. It will offer more protection than debit.

--Keep records of order confirmations and receipts with a designated folder in an inbox or with an app like "Slice."

--Don't use public Wi-Fi, only secure connections.

--Protect your data by using a password lock on all devices.

--Work within apps from trusted sources.

The hot items this year include computers, cell phones, and tablets, but people can still get great deals with or without the Internet.

"It's not just exclusively an online holiday anymore, now it's available online, in store," Cate said. "It's really just for those of you who weren't able to get out and take advantage of the black friday shopping deals."


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