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Poll: How did you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

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While there might be some deals still shuffling about, the hottest shopping season of the year is finally over. Black Friday deals ran into Cyber Monday, which created a non-stop shopping extravaganza. Yet, amid the global pandemic still ravaging the world, things were probably a lot less crazy for in-store shoppers as more people took to their phones or computers to place orders. And in the age of Amazon, it makes sense.

That said, we're curious about how our readers shopped, and we want to know what methods you used to get in on the deals, whether it was on your phone, on the computer, or in person.

The argument can be made that shipping for things like tech gadgets and the like are more easily done on larger screen devices like the best laptops because it's easier to multitask and research reviews on products that you're considering buying.

Meanwhile, if you're shopping for things like clothes, those are a little more straightforward and in many ways less expensive than tech purchases, so shopping from your phone would make those purchases more easy.

In-store shopping is also a thing thanks to vaccines and mask mandates, although the days of mall/store stampedes seem to be behind us as people are more cautious about their surroundings. Still, as people likely struggled to find the PS5 in stock, there were probably some people rushing to places like Target to see what they could get their hands on (fortunately, we like to keep our eyes out for PS5 restocks). But for the most part, consumers seemed to take the action to online shops like Amazon as they threw things in their virtual carts before items went out of stock.

Let us know how you prefer to shop, and comment below on why.

Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.

6 Comments
  • None of the above. Didn't care enough to take part in those BS days.
  • Actually, I took advantage of HP's discounted Spectre laptops and an extra 10% off they offered me. Bought 2 new super speced x360 Spectres for the cost of an Apple Mac. You know, the one that costs $2,300.
  • I didn't buy much... My carrier had the LTE stand alone version of the latest 46mm Galaxy watch on for about $180 Canadian off, so I got it. Otherwise, a small purchase of clothes as gifts. I seriously didn't need anything. My Bose headphones are a few years old now... I've replaced the ear pads once, but they absolutely didn't need replacing... And like most people, I'm unable to tell the difference between premium headphones, and 3-4 years old is nothing. I also buy flagship phones that require very, very infrequent upgrades... I find it quite insane, those who upgrade phones annually or every two years... It's Ike they have nothing better to do than make mobile hardware payments.
  • Didn't buy anything on either day. Honestly, I looked at some of the "deals" and they weren't anything more than the "sale" prices leading up to Black Friday as well as after Cyber Monday. Sales are in a slump. Products are not that easy to find. Stores are doing everything they can to bring in the sale. No BS Black Friday/Cyber Monday needed.
  • The deals for both SUCKED. I saw 99% of the things I wanted as the same prices as always.
    Only one thing was discounted enough to warrant a purchase. BF and CB days of great deals are gone.
  • We did not need hardware, so using the computer we shopped for clothes. Main reason using the computer, with both of us looking at the screen at the same time deciding on our choices was much easier.