Finding Bargains Online

Dec. 2, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ga-(WXTX)-Cyber Monday kicked off the unofficial start of the online holiday shopping season.  A recent survey reveals 84% of retailers were offfering some type of promotion, up more than 10% from 2007.

Experts say consumers can expect to see the same throughout the holiday season as retailers try to get their books back in the black.

If you do plan to shop online, here are a few tips on finding the best bargains:

  • Check the store's return policy. While some require customers to send items back in the mail, others allow local returns.
  • Also, try to find a site that offers free shipping.  Check out to see which retailers may be offering such deals.
  • Sign up for online sales alerts.  Retailers notifiy consumers via email when they have sales.
  • Finally, don't forget to check out sales and clearance sections on websites.