LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — This Cyber Monday could be one for the record books.

The National Retail Federation says 164 million Americans are shopping this weekend — with almost half purchasing something on Cyber Monday.

CBS2/KCAL9’s Joy Benedict reports Cyber Monday was the biggest day in e-commerce history last year. This year, websites are expected to bring in about $3.8 billion in sales, with a third of the sales being made on mobile devices and more shoppers leaving brick-and-mortar stores behind.

Retail experts say laptops are expected to be a hot item online, as are shoes. Toy prices are expected to drop 19 percent.

If you miss out on the fanfare you may not be completely out of luck. Many sites are expected to offer a week full of deals.

Comments (2)
  1. Cyber Monday is here.I wanted to leave some tips here for people to follow before making a purchase to protect themselves.
    Firstly, use incognito mode or tor browser.Secondly, use a VPN like this one http://bit.ly/2iK4jjh. Thirdly,know the real market price of the products before buying as some websites increase prices before cyber monday and then claim that they have reduced the prices when they have not

  2. I found a number of real sales today – I think it is important to use either sites that you know or are direct from the company as well. I found great sales for 35% off (Tripp NYC) and an awesome sale on a hoverboard on Amazon – http://amzn.to/2jXraLv. I know both well enough that those items are not going to be around for long at that price.

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