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Cyber Monday

Shopping Safety

Experts: Predators Are Targeting Shoppers In Stores And Online

Cyber Monday came in like a lion, and predators have been out trying to scam the throng of shoppers.

12/02/2013

Cyber Monday specials are seen on the Costo website. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ready, Set, Click: Consumers Take Advantage Of Cyber Monday Sales

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.

12/02/2013

Shoppers get an early start on holiday purchases at a Best Buy in Jersey City. (Credit TV 10/55)

Holiday Sales Draw Bigger Crowds But Spending May Be Down

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.

12/01/2013

Customers line up to pay for their items at Toys"R"Us in Times Square on Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.  Black Friday shopping began early again this year with most major retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Analysts: Thanksgiving Retail Openings May Have Cut Into Black Friday Sales

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.

11/30/2013

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Friday Fades To Black, But Consumers Have Their Eyes On Cyber Monday

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.

11/29/2013

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Credit Card Purchases Could Pay Off This Holiday Season

As the holiday shopping season arrives, paying with plastic could mean reaping big rewards.

11/27/2013

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Holiday Shopping Guide: Black Friday Vs. Cyber Monday

Shopping expert Mark Locastro said some of the best deals may actually be online this year.

11/27/2013

Shoppers fill Macy's during the Black Friday sales on Nov. 23, 2012, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

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.

11/25/2013

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Guide To Savings: Black Friday Apps

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.

11/13/2013

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Holiday Preview: 5 Hottest Items For 2013

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?

11/01/2013

Shop.org's Cyber Monday Website (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Estimate $1.5 Billion In Sales On Cyber Monday

Americans clicked away for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history.

11/26/2012

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Exclusive: Cyber Monday Panel With Gifts For Everyone On Your List

The Couch wants to help you save money, so we invited two shopping experts to help us figure out where the best deals are.

11/26/2012

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Mobile Couch: Commuters Cashing In On Cyber Monday Deals

The Mobile Couch and TV 10-55′s Alex Denis are checking out how people are saving cash while on the go.

11/26/2012

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Shoppers Get Ready For Cyber Monday Deals

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.

11/25/2012

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Holiday Shopping: Tips To Rock Cyber Monday

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.

11/23/2012

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