Ah, it’s Cyber Monday. Since the media has been reporting that Black Friday sales here in the U.S. are slightly down from last year, it’ll be interesting to see how the retail world fares this Cyber Monday.
I don’t tend to do much online shopping on this day as I’m usually working a long day, and some of my buying is done, the rest will have to wait until later, and I’ve learned my lesson about impulse buying. But I know some of you have been (and will be) busy today ferreting out good deals, bargains, bonuses, and what-not.
My one online foray this weekend proved rather disappointing. As some of you may have heard about or experienced firsthand, the Neiman Marcus site has been plagued with technical difficulties, going up and down (mostly down, it seemed, at least on Friday) like a jack-in-the-box. So unless things go really well on this Cyber Monday, I’m guessing their sales might take a bit of a hit. I had flirted with the idea of splurging on a Frederic Malle candle there, but after several tries, I finally threw up my hands in exasperation. I took the hint: perhaps it was a sign from above that the purchase was not meant to be. 🙂
So all you experienced shoppers, please share your tips and tricks, good sites to visit, what you’re planning to buy, or what goodies you’ve already found. Are big online retailers such as Luckyscent, Beautyhabit, and others a gold mine for you or do you do better at smaller venues, such as Diptyque, or various indie perfumers?
Or do you avoid the Cyber Monday hubbub altogether and wait for later bargains and last-minute deals to come down the pike?