The day after Thanksgiving, referred to as Black Friday, traditionally kicks off the Holiday shopping season in the United States. Stores compete with one another, providing limited-time specials of popular items.
With the economy in a precarious state, many people are forecasting lean Holiday shopping this year. However, I suspect that the Black Friday specials will coax many shoppers either into the stores or to make online purchases.
If you are doing your shopping online, whether it be for Black Friday or Cyber Monday specials, please use common sense and shop online safely. Whether you are a new or long-time reader of Security Garden, don't be a victim. Stick to the sites you know to be safe for online shopping trips and check out the tips in the references below.
For Black Friday specials, you may want to consider the specials at Amazon.com or Buy.com. "Techies" may want to check out the TechSpot Holiday Gift Guide 2008 at Neowin. Notebooks.com has a long list of Black Friday Notebooks. Gearlive.com has tips if you are Hunting For Coupon Codes.
Whatever you do, shop smart, shop safe!
- Don't Be Fooled by Web Fraud This Season
- How to shop online more safely
- Protect your privacy with online payment services
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