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Black Friday online shopping sets a record

Another Black Friday has come and gone, and this year sales records were (of course) broken. According to analytics firm comScore, Americans spent $13.7 billion during the 2012 holiday season, spanning November 1 through the 23.

That amount marks a 16% increase compared to the same span of time last year. Online spending on Black Friday also set a record surpassing $1 billion in online sales for the first time ever.

Online shopping for Black Friday was 26% higher than the same time of 2011. Online shopping on Thanksgiving Day was also surprisingly strong with $633 million spent for a 32% increase compared to Thanksgiving Day 2011.

“Despite the frenzy of media coverage surrounding the importance of Black Friday in the brick-and-mortar world, we continue to see this shopping day become more and more prominent in the e-commerce channel – particularly among those who prefer to avoid crowds at the stores,” said comScore chairman, Gian Fulgoni.

The biggest beneficiary of the significantly increased online shopping for the holiday season so far was Amazon, with 57.3 million U.S visitors on Black Friday. Walmart came in second place, and was followed by Best Buy, Target, and Apple.

Source: comScore



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RE: Easily explainable
By WinstonSmith on 11/27/2012 12:54:10 PM , Rating: 2
"People are maxing out their credit cards before doomsday 12/20/2012."

The Winter Solstice is on 21 Dec, so I think that last day on the Mayan calendar, 20 Dec, should be OK. But at 12 midnight Mexican time on the 20th, watch out because just as with Y2K... absolutely nothing out of the ordinary is going to happen.


RE: Easily explainable
By Ammohunt on 11/28/2012 2:14:03 PM , Rating: 2
Thats the funny part Doomsday for the Mayans started even before the Spanish(who sealed their fate) arrived so its safe to say their calendar ain't worth the stone its printed on.


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