Cyber Monday

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and now it's Cyber Monday.

It's the day everyone hits the web for what experts say are the best deals of all three days.

The online sale numbers this year are predicted to be huge.

Wayne's Computer World Owner Wayne Hunter says last year sales totaled $1.5 billion and this year they are expecting $2 billion at least in sales.

He says the deals on Cyber Monday are better than any on Small Business Saturday or Black Friday, with items being 50 to 80 percent off.

He says most purchases are not electronics, but small things like sweaters and socks.

But, he warns, be careful and watch what websites you find yourself on and don't use your bank affiliated debit or credit card - buy a disposable credit card.

He saw several computers Monday that picked up some type of virus because of bad websites.

"That's a big problem for one, phishing scams," he says. "You will go to a website and now they have your credit card information, buying information, address and so on and so forth."

The numbers are so high because people can compare shop, use multiple coupons and do it all in your pajamas at home.

A way to avoid those bad websites is still shop locally online.

Marietta business Baker and Baker Jewelers over years now has grown with the social media, Internet and Cyber Monday.

Even as a small local business, they say that is essential to stay ahead of the game.


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