9 Risk-Free Online Retailers for Cyber Monday

Skip the Lines

People who headed down to their local electronics or department store on Thursday, pitched a tent and camped out until Friday morning probably scored some great deals on electronics, clothes and other popular gift items. On the other hand, people who enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal and then plopped down on the couch with a laptop can still get many of the same deals without ever having to wait out in the cold. Black Friday deals are increasingly finding their way online, either on Friday itself or on Cyber Monday. And while the true doorbuster deals are reserved for the hardcore shoppers camped out in the parking lot, people who skip the lines and shop online can also get great deals on gifts. Of course, there are two big caveats with online shopping: the shipping costs and return policies. After all, if you buy something at a bricks-and-mortar retailer and don’t like it, you can generally just bring it back with the receipt and get the full purchase price back. But if you buy something online and don’t like what arrives in the mail, you may have to pay to ship it back yourself, and chances are the initial shipping fee won’t be refunded. That makes online shopping a risky proposition – especially if you’re buying clothes and shoes, which you obviously can’t try on beforehand to see if they fit. Photo Credit: Getty Images