Monday, December 3, 2012
Montgomery County has got it going on when it comes to holiday shopping.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Patch has editors on the ground covering news all around Montgomery County. But even hard-nosed journalists have to stop to think about the holidays and what gifts to give their families and friends. Knowing the best places to shop might be seen as one of the side benefits of being a Montgomery County Patch editor who has the inside story on business and development. Plus, each Patch site has a business directory where you can find store hours, addresses, photos and user reviews. If you've made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday with gifts still to buy, you've still got time left due to 2012's holiday shopping season of 32 days, perhaps the longest ever due to the way the calendar fell in 2012. We know the …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Did you opt out of Black Friday in favor of Cyber Monday?
With the advent of the Internet, online shopping became popular, and with online shopping, sales became popular to lure customers. Over the past few years, Cyber Monday—an online shopping event meant to compete with Black Friday—has been gaining in popularity. Often, the deals are tech-related—computers, tablets, phones and mp3 players, but other types of goods are being offered. Sites like CyberMonday feature links to sites with some of the better deals out there.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Not paying sales tax for online orders? We won't tell.
Capital News Service As Marylanders join millions of others nationwide in the computer shopping blitz that's become known as Cyber Monday, they should think about this: If they paid the sales tax they owe to the state for such purchases, Maryland would be $200 million richer. The problem is, virtually no one pays, and the state's top tax enforcement officer doesn't believe they should. Online buyers are supposed to pay sales taxes for their purchases by Jan. 21, 2013, one of the four deadlines a year for Maryland residents to file their "use tax." This use tax is imposed on any purchase that is not taxed by the seller, whether it be out of a catalog, from an Internet retailer or even from a store in Delaware, which does not impose sales …
To help consumers protect against identity theft this holiday season, IDentity Theft 911 is offering a list of tips for safe shopping online.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Could you go cold turkey on consumerism for 24 hours?
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holiday Weekend Sales, Pre-Christmas Sales, Post-Hanukah Clearance Sales, and Kwanzaa Clearance Events—it’s enough to make you go crazy as a consumer. One organization, AdBusters, has a solution to help you retain your sanity—“Buy Nothing Day.” The group’s website touts that “the journey towards a sane sustainable future begins with a single step” and sees capping your consumption for an entire day as that step. AdBusters, which also publishes a monthly anti-consumerist magazine, is also a proponent of the Occupy movement, and offers online and printable ads to help spread the word. The website also features guides to organized protests like a Credit Card Cut Up, Zombie Walk and Whirl-Mart. AdBusters claims …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Deals abound today and through the week.
To help you get your holiday shopping started off on the right foot, we've rounded up some deals to share with you: Chevy Chase Supermarket Deal: Purchase a $100 Chevy Chase Supermarket Gift Card, and get an additional $35 Chevy Chase Supermarket Gift Card for free. Fill out the online form, and someone from the supermarket will contact you to complete the purchase. Good through: This deal is only available today, Nov. 28. Best Buy Deal: A "cyber sale" on goods in every department, from computers to GPS devices to iPods and cameras, and everything in between. Get free shipping on all orders, or get a free $10 e-gift card for store pickup of orders worth $100 or more. Good through: The end of the day on Monday, Nov. 28. Play: Round …
Monday, November 29, 2010
Nov. 29 is the day for deals
Forget the lines and crowds with holiday shopping. Nov. 29, known as Cyber Monday, is said to be one of the busiest days for online retailers as many stores offer major discounts on items. Here are some of the retailers shoppers may want to look for online discounts: Apple Amazon Best Buy Walmart Staples Macy's