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Local boutiques use social media for Cyber Monday sales

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

For those busy shoppers looking to get the best deals look no further. All you need is a keyboard and a mouse. Those big ticket sale items are just a click away.

"There really good deals. I mean lots of good deals," says holiday shopper Brenda Poole.

Cyber Monday was expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year - perhaps even surpassing Black Friday.

Folks say shopping online is convenient. It's a way to avoid the massive crowds during the holidays.

"I do it online so I don't have to get out in all that chaos," says Poole.

Right here in southwest Georgia some retailers are getting in on the Cyber Monday frenzy. The owners of some Albany boutiques like Envy and Blush told us their online sales sky rocketed today.

"Cyber Monday we're going 25 percent off the entire store so it's been a great day for us," says owner of Envy Julia Temples.

And those stores don't even have websites. Temples says they found other ways to market their products.

"We have people order on Facebook daily from Colorado, Texas California."

They say they use social media sites to sell their merchandise - a strategy that seems to work.

"It's even better because people can contact us right then and we can walk them through it, let them know how it's going to fit, and then they can purchase right there on Facebook," says Temples.

And shoppers say, they're taking advantage of the sales online especially when they can buy everything on their Christmas list from the comfort of their own home.

"You save a lot of gas by shopping online. I don't use all my gas up going back and forth," says Poole.

And besides the gas, shoppers say you could save money not buying something you don't need in the rush of Black Friday.

Retailers say Cyber Monday wasn't always a huge shopping day, but it has grown rapidly in recent years.

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