Cyber Monday turns into Cyber Week

November 28, 2011

Claire Simmers, the Chair and Professor of Management at St. Joe's University, is on the hunt for new luggage and today is a workday.

"It's a very interesting that people may have been doing some looking over the weekend, but they come to work if they have high speed internet connections so they can do it faster and quicker," Simmers said.

And indeed, a record number of shoppers were expected to go online to snag Cyber Monday deals.

But Professor Simmers says while Monday's deals are good, holiday discounts aren't going away and in fact, could get even deeper.

"If they have the inventory that they want to move, they will discount it. The question is - will they have the inventory of that special item you want?" Simmers said.

Some items have already sold out.

On, a 32-inch Element LCD HDTV for $209 is out of stock. So is a $250 version by Toshiba. Although if you hurry, you can get a 32-inch Samsung for $278.

And here's another piece of good news.

Many Cyber Monday deals are now Cyber Week deals..

Walmart and Target are running certain online-only specials through Friday.

Get half off a Toy Story Mania Deluxe TV game. More than 70-percent off the King's Speech DVD, just $7.99 online.

And finally, Toys R Us is extending discounts through Saturday, up to 70-percent off thousands of items plus free shipping on purchases of $49-dollars or more.

But if you shopped while you were on the clock Monday, don't feel too bad. You have a lot of company. The National Retail Federation estimates 75.9-million people will shop for holiday gifts from the office this year. That's about 60-percent of all workers with internet access.


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