1. Black Friday: Get up early to beat the lines.
Cyber Monday: You can sleep all day.
2. Black Friday: You have to drive to every store.
Cyber Monday: Shop wherever you want, all at once.
3. Black Friday: Wait in line to wait in line.
Cyber Monday: There is no line.
4. Black Friday: Supplies are limited.
Cyber Monday: Supplies are clearly marked.
5. Black Friday: You have to lug everything home yourself.
Cyber Monday: Free shipping right to your door.
6. Black Friday: Pants are a requirement.
Cyber Monday: Pants are optional.
7. Black Friday: You have to deal with swarms of people.
Cyber Monday: You have to deal with this.
This week, countless Americans will spend Thanksgiving Day with their families, celebrating all of the things they're grateful for in this world — all of which will then be promptly forgotten in exchange for Black Friday deals.
Sure, everybody loves a good deal, but at what cost? Is standing in line for hours and potentially getting trampled really worth the discount?
SEE ALSO: 12 Reasons to Stay Home on Black Friday
Fortunately there are other options for saving some cash and completely some holiday shopping. If you have your black heart set on copping a good deal, the monstrosity that is Black Friday can be easily avoided, thanks to the Internet equivalent known as Cyber Monday.
We decided to take a closer look at the differences between the two retail holidays, in case you were actually considering participating in Black Friday.
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