Canadian Cyber Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales Compete for Holiday Shoppers

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ -- Cyber Black Friday, the online version of the American shopping frenzy, has come to Canada. This year, participating Cyber Black Friday Canadian retailers include Lenovo Canada, TheSource.ca, Amazon.ca and Dell Canada. Because of fierce competition with cross-border shopping, both in-store and online, Canadian retailers have launched Black Friday sales to keep shoppers at home.

Stephen Neufeld, e-Commerce Manager of Lenovo Canada said, "Black Friday sales have been gaining speed in Canada over the last few years. This year Lenovo Canada will have the most aggressive Black Friday sale ever. Starting November 22, Canadians can save up to 58% more on ThinkPad laptops. Between November 24 through November 28, Lenovo Canada will also offer 12 Doorbuster deals on IdeaPad laptops."

Talya Schaeffer, founder of electronic coupon website eCoupons.ca and CyberBlackFriday.ca said, "In some cases, Canadian sales may be better than those of the retailer's U.S. counterpart. Canadian retailers are telling holiday shoppers that there's no need to travel south of the border or even leave home to enjoy Black Friday savings."

For example, Lenovo Canada and Lenovo U.S. websites are offering the popular ThinkPad T420 laptop for $721.65 after Black Friday eCoupon. Since the U.S. Dollar is slightly stronger than the Canadian dollar, Lenovo is actually selling the laptop cheaper in Canada.

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    Cyber Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Shopping Tips:
    1. Always use a credit card and not a debit card when shopping online. 
       Check recent activity and monthly statements to make sure charges are
       accurate.  Be cognizant of credit card international currency fees.
    2. Watch where you click. Don't open emails from unfamiliar stores or
       "friends".  Beware of ads from third parties with prices that are too
       good to be true.  Make sure to have the latest antivirus program and
       operating system updates.
    3. Shop early for computers.  Because of massive flooding damage in
       Thailand, hard drives are in limited supply and have increased in
price.
       Expect the biggest discounts from Apple, Dell, Lenovo and Sony only at
       the beginning of the holiday shopping season.
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Lenovo Canada is sponsoring a ThinkPad Tablet 32GB giveaway on the CyberBlackFriday.ca website.

Canadian's favorite online holiday, Cyber Boxing Day, is December 26 with early Boxing Day sales starting a few days before Christmas.

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For further information:http://www.cyberblackfriday.cahttp://www.ecoupons.cahttp://www.cyber boxingday.ca

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SOURCE eCoupons.com

For further information: CONTACT: Talya Schaeffer, eCoupons.com, +1-212-655-4418, talya@ecoupons.com Web Site: http://www.ecoupons.ca

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