By Jermaine Rowley
For Unwind magazine
It’s holiday season again! With this time of year comes endless deals that are held both online and in stores. The most important days to find sales are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, no matter what year it is. These days offer discounts on any product your heart desires, from electronics to clothing to household necessities.
Black Friday is the Friday directly after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25 this year. It is more suited toward physically going to stores in person, most often in the wee hours of the morning. Cyber Monday is always the following Monday, which would make it Nov. 28 this year.
Cyber Monday encourages the purchasing of products online. Thus, you are not only able to obtain the amazing offers, but you have the advantage of making your purchases directly from your home or office.
Each year, the biggest deals on Cyber Monday are usually televisions and computers. Some deals this year had actually started before Cyber Monday.
Walmart sold Samsung HDTVs for 50 percent off their regular retail price. The Samsung 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV sold at Walmart for $997.99. Its retail price is usually $2,200.
One of the highest-rated television sets, the LG B6 OLED TV, sold for a starting price of $1,800 at all online retailers. Both the 55 and 65-inch models started at an impressive price of $2,499.98.
Dell also held discount surprises for those looking to buy a computer.
They sold the Inspiron 14 3000 for $129.99. This computer is regularly priced at $249.99. The absolute best deal for a computer was the Alienware Aurora at $736.99, instead of its usual $1,249.99.
When it comes to buying clothes, it’s better to shop on Cyber Monday than Black Friday.
With online shopping, customers can avoid problems such as finding the right size or waiting in a long line.
Macy’s presented costumers with 20 percent off any order, and orders over $25 shipped free. Both the discounts and the convenience to order from the couch made this deal extremely enticing for Macy’s customers.
Just because Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed doesn’t mean that the opportunities for potential savings have gone as well.
One top internet distributor, Amazon, is combining Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas discounts into a huge saving extravaganza that spans 35 days. Although the best deals ran from Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday, an abundance of deals are available for shoppers. So far, in addition to its usual deals of the day, new deals have sprung up every five minutes from Amazon vendors.
Even if you cannot make the trip to the mall for Black Friday, don’t fret. Cyber Monday is close to Black Friday and offers just as many, if not more, savings to be obtained.