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Experts: Cyber Monday sales expected to break records

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

With the door buster deals of Black Friday behind us, and the sales of Small Business Saturday long gone, the holiday shopping madness is moving on to Cyber Monday.

"Deals. Everyone woman loves good deals on shopping," said online shopper Brooke White.

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to be bigger than ever, with more retailers offering deep discounts and free shipping.

Shoppers are predicted to spend a record breaking $1.5 billion.

"On Cyber Monday I will be at school, but I will be shopping online because of all the sales," said online shopper Taylor Mosby.

However many companies who opened their doors early for Black Friday, aren't waiting until midnight to offer those big bargains online.

"I would be surprised if there are as good of deals Monday, as I have been getting for the last 3 or 4 days," said Jeanetta Wilson.  

But if you are waiting to snag those cyber sales with just the click of a mouse there are a few things to keep in mind.

"Make sure you use a secure site. When you look at the URL you should see an HTTPS," said Michele Mason, North Alabama Better Business Bureau.

Paying with a credit card instead of a debit card offers you more protection, and if you are using a mobile device to do your shopping, avoid using public WI-FI.

Experts also say be sure to check a company's privacy and return policies before you buy.

Video games, computers, toys, and clothing are among Cyber Monday's best buys.

There are several smartphone apps you can check out that will help you find deals and compare prices.

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