Cyber Monday, an efficient cost effective way for Christmas shopping.

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News reports tell us that 120 million people purchased stuff on the Internet today, presumably for Christmas. According to GOOGLE, in 2015 the US had a population of 321.42 million people. Figure that 74.2 million are children under 18, that means that almost half of all adults in the US were buying online today.

Was I one of them? Absolutely.

In fact, I started in the early morning hours of Monday because I couldn't sleep on Sunday night. My favorites are Amazon for my grand kids and Macy's for the females in my family. And the discounts are fantastic, at least that's what they tell me.

But mostly, it's an efficient way of buying presents especially if they have to be mailed out. They do it all, and when you purchase over $25 worth of merchandise, mailing is free. You just can't do better than that when you are a busy real estate broker.

I must admit that buying online takes the "romance" out of Christmas shopping, though. I remember Christmases Past where I would rush out the day before Christmas and frantically trying to find that perfect present for someone.

Oh, wait, that still happens.

In fact, it never fails that there is SOMEONE who gives me a present and I need to return the favor. What to do? Mostly in Carmel-by-the-Sea that is not going to be a problem this year. Several boutiques opened up including a specialty chocolate shop or two. And, if that someone has pets, there are stores for them as well. And, if all else fails, there are at least a dozen wine tasting rooms where you first taste the wine, then buy the one that really appeals to you. 

So, this year, I will do a combination Cyber and brick & mortar shopping. No need to lose ALL the romance when Christmas shopping.


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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hella, I got some presents for myself today online!  I scored a set of Global knives online.  But for gifts, I do it the old-fashioned way.

Nov 28, 2016 08:25 PM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I haven't started my shopping yet - I am sure it will come soon! Mostly I am surfing the web now

Nov 28, 2016 08:26 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What's the rush? it is still November?:) Just Kidding... today I was pretty much out of the loop and did not have the opportunity... now keep in mind they are still pushing Black Friday Sales, Small Business Saturday and now Cyber Monday.... what I have heard that they are not doing so well so I anticipate tomorrow they will be sending me "we extended Cyber Monday and shipping will be free" hope I am right...let you know tomorrow, Endre

Nov 28, 2016 09:13 PM #3
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Well I'm glad to  hear someone was taking advantage of the Cyber Monday deals.

Nov 28, 2016 11:18 PM #4
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I love shopping online (as long as I can return the stuff at store, if I don't like!)

Nov 28, 2016 11:23 PM #5
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Yes, there is definitely still a need for in-person shopping, but I do have to admit to doing quite a bit of my shopping online.

Nov 29, 2016 03:12 AM #6
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I must be getting really old, Hella. I shop on-line all year round, but prefer gift shopping in person when I can do so. I've never bought anyone a gift on Cyber Monday... and to be honest, most of my Christmas shopping is usually done before Thanksgiving as I keep my eyes open for the "right" gift for those on my list all year long.

Nov 29, 2016 05:23 AM #7
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Nina Hollander - You are so organized shopping early. I always get surprised that the count down to Christmas/end of the year comes so fast.

Nov 29, 2016 07:56 AM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I shop online for myself and items for the house. This year may be different depending on the weather.

Nov 29, 2016 10:30 AM #9
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is a great way to reduce the stress of holiday shopping.  I signed up for Amazon Prime a few years ago and everything ships free!!!!  Love it.

Nov 29, 2016 11:32 AM #10
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella one never knows if they will be deeper discounts or not... I could tell you a story about shopping for my last Lexus vs. the one before but then it would be a post not a comment... maybe I will have to call you:))Endre

Nov 29, 2016 11:26 PM #11
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I shopped on 11/28 too but only because it was the last day I could before leaving for Hawaii and preparing for the trip. I was wondering why I kept seeing ads on the websites I was on about Cyber Monday. Didn't even dawn on me, LOL!

Dec 04, 2016 08:48 PM #12
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was done shopping for the holidays by Cyber Monday. Thank goodness for that. I made my list, checked it twice and spent one afternoon online shopping. I pretty much knew what I was getting and where to get it. 

Dec 14, 2016 02:42 PM #13
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