JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – If Black Friday marks the official start of the holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday is when things get serious.
That’s when American’s trade trips to the mall for shopping online, and retailers start dropping discounts on popular gifts.
With thousands of sales that last anywhere from the entire weekend to just a few minutes, it's hard to tell what's a good deal and what's just hype – meaning Cyber Monday can get confusing.
Many cyber shoppers like Erin Makowski said the best place to shop online is Amazon.com.
“Amazon does a lot of sales for two weeks if you have Prime,” Makowski said. “You can pre-screen some of the sales, and everything is on a timer, so you can actually see when it will go on sale before it does, so thirty minutes before it does, you'll see it's going to be there.”
Shoppers like Kenny Peeples’ wife said they prefer Cyber Monday.
“She does do Black Friday, but I think she prefers online,” Peeples said. “Her mom is in town, and they went, but she prefers online, that way she doesn't have to go anywhere.”
Shoppers are expected to spend $3.36 billion on Cyber Monday, making it the biggest online shopping day in history.
Other websites besides Amazon which have great deals, according to consumers, are Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Kate Spade and also Travelocity.
The most popular items people will buy are the same as Black Friday: electronics and clothing.