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Cyber Monday

Digital Savant: The state of online deals: smarter shoppers, much more information

When did we get so cynical about online shopping deals? Perhaps I was paying too much attention to social media chatter on Amazon Prime Day, the completely made-up shopping holiday in July from the biggest online retailer. It made the company a ton of money but also made a lot of Twitter people grumble about junky garage-sale-quality items and legit-good items that sold out too quickly. It occurred to me that these were the same kind of grumblings I've been hearing the last year or two over the Black Friday weekend. People have gotten burned out on getting up early and raiding the doorbuster events. It's become fashionable to suggest that the day after Thanksgiving has become a...