MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) — It’s hard to know sometimes whether that item listed on sale for Cyber Monday is actually a good deal or not, but sites make it easy to track its price history.
On Cyber Monday, retailers are boasting huge sales from everything from electronics to clothing to fashion but some items could be a trick in disguise.
Websites like Honey.com and CamelCamelCamel.com make it easy for consumers to track if that item is truly a deal. Honey.com tracks how much the item has listed for in the last 120 days while CamelCamelCamel.com looks at the entire history of prices for items listed on Amazon.
For example, one of the cyber deals on Amazon is a Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet. It’s listed as $59.99 down from $99.99. According to Camel’s website, that’s a deal. The tablet has never been listed for a price lower than that.
It’s important to make sure the items are worth the splurge. This Cyber Monday, consumers are expected to shell out a record $9.4 billion dollars. According to Adobe Analytics, that’s a 19% increase from last year.
Buying online has only become increasingly popular since “Cyber Monday” was first coined a phrase back in 2005. Adobe Analytics says this year, Black Friday online sales accounted for $7.4 billion.
According to them, some of the hot ticket items this year included Frozen 2 toys, video games like Madden 20, Apple AirPods and Samsung TVs.