Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday
What are your best savings bets?
- Duration 2:54
- Date Nov 23, 2012
What are your best savings bets?
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All the frenzy is on right now holiday shoppers across the country are battling massive crowds were.
Black Friday deals we're seeing long lines and packed -- of this consumers but down deep discounts.
Those Black Friday prices may not be quite as low which you expect.
Trade -- -- -- she's consumer savings expert and senior editor of the largest online coop on site in the US retail me not dot com and -- like it.
All right Trace -- the biggest winners here we talking about the retailers or the shoppers are reported that depend on what you're shopping for.
-- -- depends of what you're shopping for I mean I think Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great days for -- So we didn't survey found that 80% of people were interested in tech items for Christmas so this is a great time to shop for sure -- -- see big door buster deals on things like flat screen TVs and cameras so I think everybody wins really for Cyber Monday -- Black Friday I think because they're saying they're certain items that you should not buying on Black Friday that would that I don't see agreeing when you're not find those big big deep discounts like 40% plus.
On accessories jewelry clothes toys for the most part and again these -- are really about tax so that's where I would focus.
Your shopping efforts for those two days that tick tick tick that's you have to.
So -- we eat you mean you touched on Cyber Monday right so we know those guys are saying look stay at home in your -- -- -- -- -- output of the stores.
But are you really getting good deals if -- if you're doing -- -- Cyber Monday shopping I think so I mean -- the thing up Black Friday it is important to get out on Black Friday if you the specific item that you want.
Model number make and how absolutely have to have it because if you don't you might lose it today.
However if you can wait until Cyber Monday do so and do it in the comfort of your own home however we did find the majority of the people we surveyed were gonna do a lot of shopping at work.
Sounds a little compared to about and I bet network got -- -- back and let me talk about this for a second because you -- some of the lumbered workers are complaining they're protesting about working here on Thursday on Thanksgiving Day as we're calling a great Thursday I don't know what they call it but.
You know maybe these companies should -- perhaps offer more incentives to the workers saying he worked Thanksgiving you get.
Double overtime or maybe even a gift card to the store.
-- out of -- maybe -- -- do away with Thanksgiving shopping well that's another whole can of worms I I'm not so sure about opening stores on Thanksgiving you know you know between you and I but.
Yes I think if if some was gonna work on a holiday there should be extra incentives in an I used to work in retail and I was used to working those hours and so.
It's par for the course in a lot of ways.
However if they're if the -- employer can offer -- gift card or time and a half like you said.
A little more incentive than perhaps the workers will be a little happier doing the work -- video of the won't work worry about leaving their families on Thanksgiving evening as much right I don't actually exactly I don't know about that but I think -- that was between the two of us nobody else got millions listening.
-- but they keep their impact it's my pleasure thanks for having me -- -- see him.
-- let's go shop.