Cyber Monday came in like a lion, and predators have been out trying to scam the throng of shoppers.
The National Retail Federation says a record 141 million shopped over the holiday weekend, up from 139 million people last year, but total spending was down nearly three percent from last year.
But total spending is expected to fall for the first time ever since the trade group began tracking it in 2006, according to the survey that was released on Sunday. Over the four days, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion.
A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years. This year, at least a dozen major retailers did so, with some opening earlier in the day. That led some analysts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings would take away sales on Black Friday.
Black Friday 2013 was so big it couldn’t fit into just one day. Holiday shoppers were out in full force Friday night. Some of the nation’s biggest stores have been open since Thursday night.
As the holiday shopping season arrives, paying with plastic could mean reaping big rewards.
Shopping expert Mark Locastro said some of the best deals may actually be online this year.
When it comes to scoring the best deals on toys to clothes to TVs, CBS 2’s Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide has all the answers.
Forget spending your Thanksgiving searching through the newspaper for the best bargains and deals. Download one of these free apps and use your smartphone to guide you to all the savings.
The holidays season is just about here and that means there are a lot of great products and items that are worth your attention. What will be the biggest hit of the season?
Americans clicked away for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history.
The Couch wants to help you save money, so we invited two shopping experts to help us figure out where the best deals are.
The Mobile Couch and TV 10-55’s Alex Denis are checking out how people are saving cash while on the go.
For the overall holiday season, research firm comScore predicts online sales will be up 17 percent to $43.4 billion. And the firm expects online sales to surpass 10 percent of total retail spending this holiday season.
With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday frenzy in full swing, Bridget Carey, senior editor of CNET.com, visited The Couch to give us some Cyber Monday tips.