The Monday after Thanksgiving is considered the biggest online shopping day of the year.
But shoppers may notice some of the hot items they have been waiting to buy are now out of stock due to supply chain constraints.
“If they don’t take credit cards or other forms of payment that are able to protect you in case you don’t actually get the product, you need to say away from them,” Marlow said.
Also, he suggests always checking the internet for shopper reviews of the site.
If the item you’re looking for is out of stock, experts say don’t overlook the value of a gift card from the store. The person you’re buying the item for can get what they really want when the product is back in stock.