I went online today and saw all these emails from my usual stores telling me about Cyber Monday.  What?  I’ve never heard of that one before.  We just got over Black Friday (which we never really experienced much before,  not having our Thanksgiving in November and marking the official beginning of Christmas shopping).

Seems retailers really want us to get out there and spend, spend, spend!  I looked it up and the term originated in 2005 by a company at shop.org.

I have to admit, I was thinking of getting an iPad recently (for research purposes only, of course) and a local retailer told me that Apple products never go on sale.  I decided to wait and sure enough, on Friday they had them at $50 off at that same retailer, and $61 off at Apple.com (Canada’s site).  Not a huge discount, but it almost paid for the sales tax!