When does Cyber Monday start for Amazon?
The numbers, however, pale in comparison with the US$30.7 billion sales generated by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Singles Day earlier this month.
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The much-hyped marketing event is expected to bring in more than $3 billion in online, e-commerce sales volume, above the $2.4 billion logged a year ago, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse that measures total US retail sales across all payment types.
How do you get the most out of your online shopping bonanza? Macy's has been offering "cyber week" deals until Wednesday. Today, Cyber Monday is in its full swing, and you can pick up some great Amazon hardware at ridiculously low prices.
Some products, including smartphones, jewelry, toys, may be cheaper at other times of year (Valentine's Day for diamonds and New Year's Day for exercise equipment).
Consumer advocates also advise consumers to stick to a strict budget, avoid add-ons and use price-comparison tools like Shopify and PriceGrabber. The long shopping weekend isn't over just yet, as Amazon's Cyber Monday 2018 deals have gone live in Canada.