Fast forward a few thousand years and look at how far we've come. Most major retailers are still not charging shipping fees and almost no one is being eaten by reptiles.
Tablets and HDTV's aren't the only bargains around though. Cyber Monday specials are available all over the globe today. Here are some of the biggest deals:
Uganda: Buy one single grain of rice, get another free. (Limit one per shopper)
Burundi: Anyone with last name starting with C or M not required to fight in civil war today.
North Korea: Think about buying anything, get a free visit from Thought Police.
Tajikistan: Buy any food item from local market, get immediately raped by a corrupt military official and have the item taken from you.
Columbia: For every 50 balloons of cocaine you successfully swallow and excrete, you get to keep one for personal use.
Haiti: In addition to complimentary HIV testing, all islanders enjoy voodoo curse-free shopping until 11:59pm.
Djibouti: Step outside of your branch-framed, woven fabric hut for any reason and get kicked in the face by the gnarled bare foot of a nomadic warrior and stabbed with an arrow in the shoulder.