Cyber Monday is considered to be a marketing ploy for online retailers to get shoppers to buy items at generously discounted prices all through the day.
This is a follow on from the ‘Black Friday’ deals but with the added benefit of not getting injured as you shop from the comfort of your home and not get pushed from pillar to post trying to grab a major bargain!
As with ‘Black Friday’, ‘Cyber Monday’ also orginated in America and occurs on the Monday following “Thanksgiving Day” which is on the last Thursday in November.
It is estimated from various credit card firms that around £7.7 million will be spent during Monday’s busiest online discount day.
And due to the shopping phenomenon some online retailers are offering a Cyber Week of offers and deals to make the most of people’s Christmas spending.