Happy Cyber Monday, fellow consumers! The holiday shopping season officially arrived on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. But many “e-tailers” are celebrating another important day for them today, Cyber Monday, when consumers are expected to return to work (and an Internet connection), armed with credit cards and PayPal accounts to virtually attack their gift lists.
The Internet has revolutionized the way we do many things – communicate, work, play, and, yes, shop – but it hasn’t quite eliminated all of the hassle. In fact, there are some challenges – and consumer traps – unique to online shopping that consumers need to keep in mind, this season and year-round.
Your friends at the National Consumers League have put together new tips for consumers trying to save a buck, avoid traffic and long lines, and keep their sanity this gift-buying season by doing their shopping online. Learn more here.