Stores, Shoppers Discuss Cyber Monday's Rising Popularity

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Many brick and mortar stores dedicate these days after Thanksgiving to deals, discounts, and offers that are hard to pass up. But, for central Virginia businesses that sell online, they're banking on Cyber Monday shoppers.

Julie Bernstein doesn't like shopping, unless she's buying items online.

"Shopping online is quick and it's easy and you can do it in seconds really, minutes with the click of a button you have what you want," Bernstein said.

She says online shopping and Cyber Monday are becoming more popular as technology advances.

"I think it's great. It's good for the businesses who thrive in the online shopping sphere. I don't think it's going away," Bernstein said.

"I expect to be very, very busy. Our Cyber Mondays are always busy," Dan Peterson at Crutchfield said. Cyber Monday has really grown. We've even seen our online business grow. Every year it gets bigger and bigger and certainly I anticipate that to be the same this year.”

Peterson says it's even bigger than the days dedicated to shopping in person.

"It has in some ways surpassed what we see on Black Friday,” Peterson said.

Some shoppers still have their reservations about shopping online.

"You don't get to try the stuff on and a lot of times it doesn't fit how you want it," Bernstein said.

Anna Bernstein blames technology advancements for creating the Cyber Monday craze.

"Everyone has a phone or smartphone now and just, technology is just growing so much," Anna Bernstein said.

Anna Bernstein believes as long as there are deals, Cyber Monday is here to stay.

"There's so much more you can get online and deals that are just unbeatable," Anna Bernstein said.

Crutchfield reminds shoppers to buy from reputable sites on Cyber Monday to avoid scams.

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