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Christmas Online Shopping Guide
Starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when major department stores kick-off their holiday sales, online shopping gets evern easier -- thanks in large part to good old-fashioned competition.
Retailers' growing sophistication in presenting their stuff online means clearer options for price, color and size, lots of free shipping, generous return policies, and express delivery right to your door. (And, if you still feel you find a better deal somewhere else, there's always online comparison shopping. And don't forget the online discount coupons.)
The downside, of course, is not being able to get an up-close look and feel the merchandise you're buying, consumers say. But a good
number of them also claim that the reason for their cyber shopping conversion is sheer convenience.
in the colder climates where snow storms can put a real crimp
in last-minute holiday shopping .... happiness can be a warm,
toasty computer. In milder areas, shopping online simply provides
a great opportunity to kick back, relax, and really enjoy the
On the Web,
find out what all the fuss is about with guides to finding
gift (one that you can instantly zap to a loved one's e-mail
address - on Christmas Eve!)
Also check where to get free
shipping for the holidays, shops that specialize in worldwide
delivery, and how to scope out more and more great Christmas
sales and bargains now going on,
see -> After Christmas Sales
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Save Money Online Christmas Shopping - Discover expert tips on finding the best bargains, especially during the holidays, with advice on where to find cash back discounts and flash sales and daily deal sale sites.
Holiday Free Shipping & Delivery
According to many consumer surveys, free shipping is the No. 1 enticement
that most influences shoppers to to choose one online retailer over another.
While many cyber stores offer free shipping with a minimum purchase, check out these top online establishments which either offer totally free shipping year 'round, or those featuring totally free shipping in the U.S. through the holiday season: