Did you opt out of Black Friday in favor of Cyber Monday?
With the advent of the Internet, online shopping became popular, and with online shopping, sales became popular to lure customers. Over the past few years, Cyber Monday—an online shopping event meant to compete with Black Friday—has been gaining in popularity. Often, the deals are tech-related—computers, tablets, phones and mp3 players, but other types of goods are being offered. Sites like CyberMonday feature links to sites with some of the better deals out there.
Are you saving online or by shopping in stores during Maryland's tax-free week?
Maryland’s tax-free shopping week ends Saturday, and for some people, that means it's time to rush to the mall and save 6 percent on a new pair of jeans. But others may not be going to stores at all. They may be saving even more -- by shopping online. Some major online outlets are offering big discounts and free shipping, in addition to the tax break this week. Baltimore Business Journal reported that Maryland’s first tax-free week in 2010 increased sales in some stores by as much as 25 percent, but online stores are taking up a big spot in today’s market. Jeff Zellmer, the vice president of government affairs for the Maryland Retailers Association, told the Journal that online sales account for between 15 and 20 percent of the retail …