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Cyber shopping expert talks extended deals through Cyber Monday

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Shoppers recovering from long lines and super-sales all weekend work from home.

Cyber Monday offers all the deals you fought for on Thursday and Friday from the comfort of your computer chair.

It really is like the holiday for online sales but rather than rushing down the stairs to open presents, people rush to buy them online.

Cyber Monday is expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.  Experts predict more than 130 million online shoppers will find bargains through binary.

But if you can't connect now, not all is lost.

"Walmart, Best Buy, saw the excitement for Cyber Monday so they decided to extend it and now they advertise it as a Cyber Week," said Brent Shelton, FatWallet.com Cyber Shopping Expert.

A whole week, dedicated to clicking, scrolling and typing through your holiday shopping list.

Don't forget Green Monday, another big online shopping day or Free Shipping Day, December 18th, that one explains itself.

"A lot of the door buster like deals will probably sell out but they have huge inventories this time of year," said Shelton.

The sales, aren't limited to computers. Mobile devices are used as well. Since 2003, the fatwallet.com app has been downloaded more than one million times.

And while the digital age grows each year, Shelton says sometimes, you just can't beat the original even if it means crazy shoppers, long lines and maybe an arrest or two.

"There are still in-store bargains that are worth going and it's always kind of nice to touch and feel."

Numbers early in the day showed online shopping about 20% ahead of where it was last year.

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