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Shoppers hit the web for Cyber Monday deals


Didn't get enough shopping done on Black Friday or even small Business Saturday?

Millions of people headed to the Internet for more sales on Cyber Monday, notoriously, the biggest online shopping day of the year.

It's a big day for shoppers who aren't fond of the crowds on Black Friday.

"There's lots of 30 percent off your entire purchase and sometimes even more than that," says online shopper Laurisa Lesure.

Lesure says she avoids the crowds of the mall and big box stores around the holidays at all costs.

"I used to work in retail so getting out of that element is definitely a reason not to go back to the mall for any reason," says Lesure.

Lesure says the best deals she's found so far are on clothes and she was happy to discover the deals were just as good as those in the stores on Black Friday.

"A lot of the deals were a lot like they had in the stores so it was really nice knowing I was gonna get kinda the same deal," says Lesure.

Experts predicted Cyber Monday, 2012 could be the single-biggest online shopping day in Internet history. One-hundred seventy-seven million people were expected to log on and spend $1.5 million.

Local business owners are taking advantage of all that clicking.

"For wedding photography, I'm offering a free honeymoon with the purchase of a Monica Brazier photography wedding package," says Monica Brazier with Monica Brazier Photography.

Some shoppers say there's something to be said for actually shopping in stores for holiday gifts.

"I like to see what I'm buying because if it's not what I want, then you have to go through the hassle of sending it back and so forth. I'd rather be able to touch," says Griffin.

Griffin says the best of both worlds, is shopping locally, "You're not pushing and shoving and crowding."

Other shoppers say they'll go wherever the best deal is, whether that's the Internet, or the mall, well, sometimes.

"As long as I don't have to stand in line for 30 minutes to get checked out," says shopper Anna Crist.

If you missed the sales Monday, experts say most stores will run Cyber Monday deals all week long, so there's still time.

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