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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:58 PM

Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

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Source: AP-Excite

By MAE ANDERSON

NEW YORK (AP) - Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn.

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

It's estimated that this year's Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row: According to research firm comScore, Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers have ramped up their deals to get shoppers to click on their websites.

Amazon.com, which is starting its Cyber Monday deals at midnight on Monday, is offering as much as 60 percent off a Panasonic VIERA 55-inch TV that's usually priced higher than $1,000. Sears is offering $430 off a Maytag washer and dryer, each on sale for $399. And Kmart is offering 75 percent off all of its diamond earrings and $60 off a 12-in-1 multigame table on sale for $89.99.

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In this Friday, Nov. 29, 2008, file photo, carts full of merchandise ordered online are rolled to the main packing area for shipping at the Overstock.com warehouse, in Salt Lake City. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed a spike in online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving when people returned to their work computers, is the next in a line of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season. This year it is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

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Reply Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
2Design Nov 2012 #1
AAO Nov 2012 #2
ohtransplant Nov 2012 #3
Lugnut Nov 2012 #4
Akoto Nov 2012 #5
Lugnut Nov 2012 #7
blueclown Nov 2012 #6
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:13 PM

1. yes I am part of it

renewed a NAPP membership with 6 months free so 18 months for price of one year

And got software from Corel

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:31 PM

2. Darn, out of step once again!

 

I did all my cyber shopping today. I spent a boatload of cyber money too.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:57 PM

3. I hope this is the biggest cyber-Monday yet.

I do much of my shopping online. I love the deals and cashback.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:07 AM

4. I do a lot of online shopping.

I'm disabled so it's much easier for me to manage than shopping at brick-and-mortar stores.

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Response to Lugnut (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 04:07 AM

5. Same here, and same reason!

I could get out if I really had to, but I'd pay for it in pain levels. Those are bad enough when left alone! Online shopping is an awesome thing for people like us.

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Response to Akoto (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:07 PM

7. I hear you!

We have to do things our way. Thank goodness we can with the internet.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:11 AM

6. I read this article and think of Mac Mcclelland

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:50 PM

8. Locking, sorry, but this is analysis more than breaking news.

Please consider reposting in GD or Good Reads. Thanks!

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