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The Next Big Shopping Day Is Here! Cyber Monday ‘Clicks’ Off

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you still have items on that holiday shopping list, don’t worry–Cyber Monday is here!

Linh Bui reports the retail event is bigger than ever.

Black Friday has come and gone, but the next big shopping day is already here. Some online discounts started at midnight.

Deals and steals at the click of a button. Cyber Monday is expected to be huge this year.

“You can just stay at home and get the deals and, like, lay in your bed and get all the Christmas presents you need. It’s the easiest thing in the world,” said Sammie Miller.

According to research firm “ShopperTrak,” cyber sales last year hit $1.5 billion. Experts say this year could reach closer to $2 billion, especially with more people using their phones and tablets.

“I don’t even have to get on my laptop or anything. Mobile,” said Abby Bleakney.

The National Retail Federation says eight in ten retailers offer special Cyber Monday deals. And some websites make shopping online even easier.

“You want to take advantage of deal sites as well as online databases that help congregate or collect all that information in one place. It really takes the hard work out of it for you,” said blogger Laura Harders, “Beltway Bargain Mom.”

Sites like Savings.com and PriceGrabber.com pull coupons and deals from multiple retailers. And Cyber Monday could turn into Cyber Week.

“Last year, the days Cyber Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday were all over a billion dollars online,” said Vicki Cantrell, shop.org executive director.

That’s good news for Marylanders still crossing off their lists.

“Working on it! I still have a lot to do,” Miller said.

According to Shoppertrak, this year, more people shopped on Thanksgiving Day than Black Friday.

Mark December 18 on your calendar as well. That’s the annual Free Shipping Day. Hundreds of retailers will participate.

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