If you are looking at digital cameras on sale as gifts for friends or family, there are some things you should know before you make a final purchase. Along with understanding key elements of the camera such as the recording method and LCD screen size, it’s also important to know the return policy of the store from which you are buying the camera. After all, what you think might be the best mini camcorder on the market might not be a favorite choice of the person you are giving the gift to, and you don’t want them stuck with a camera they don’t like.
As reported by the Associated Press, larger chains such as Target and Walmart usually have much less stringent return policies than smaller retailers. This means that while your local electronics store might be able to give you a slightly better deal on a high definition video camera, they also might give you as few as 10 days to return it for a full refund. This is an important consideration when giving a gift and something to think about when shopping for digital cameras this holiday season.
If you are an iPhone user or are shopping for one, PC Magazine says that Apple.com’s “Cyber Monday” might be a sign of some great deals on accessories such as an iPhone screen protector. Accessories were one of the big focuses of the traditional online sale that hits annually on the Monday following Thanksgiving. Many of Apple’s iPhone case accessories were deeply discounted, along with a diverse collection of other items such as iPod headphones and laptop carrying cases.
While these deals are only good for one day, the focus on accessories by Apple means that they are likely to be having specials on a wide range of accessories during the days leading up to Christmas. This fact is also likely to cause other retailers who sell accessories for Apple products to respond in kind and run deals of their own to compete with Apple.com. This could mean that anything from a new iPod to a cheap cell phone battery could be on sale at a deep discount in the weeks before Christmas, making this a potentially very merry Christmas (and beyond) for Apple customers.