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Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey
Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/26/2012 4:32:25 PM

Washington - Online retail sales were jumping for "Cyber Monday," the key Web shopping day following the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a survey showed. IBM said its cloud-based digital analytics platform showed sales up 24.1 percent from last year as of 1700 GMT. "All signs point to Cyber Monday being a banner year," IBM said on its Digital Analytics Benchmark blog. "With sales up 24.1 percent over 2011, the multiscreen shopper is out in full force this year. Mobile continues its dominance, with the number of consumers using a mobile device to visit a retailer´s site reaching 22.4 percent.

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Barack Clause will claim in yet another campaign speech that he set this in motion by shopping at a small-owner bookstore in Virginia. Why the gloom when there is so much unemployed benefits to be paid out this season and spend on the little ones? Has anyone mentioned Quanza celebrations at the White House this year?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/26/2012 4:38:23 PM     (No. 9034826)

I have a serious question. Apparently everyone was out shopping on Friday and now sales are booming on-line. If I were a liberal, I would take this as confirmation that the Republicans were wrong yet again regarding Obama´s policies. I mean, we´re seeing economic growth on a scale never experienced before! If the unemployment numbers are 14%, if more people are working part time, if benefits are about to expire, what the blazes is going on?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 11/26/2012 4:46:24 PM     (No. 9034837)

@1: Credit...and Lots of it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 11/26/2012 4:46:55 PM     (No. 9034839)

#1, some people are spending their money before the government seizes it. Others are taking advantage of deals, for example, my sister bought a new computer from Amazon because her old one would not load this year´s version of Turbo Tax.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Theeo, 11/26/2012 4:59:57 PM     (No. 9034851)

I´ve got lota shares of Master Card; keep spending "BlackFriday & CyberSales" FRIENDS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/26/2012 5:07:54 PM     (No. 9034864)

I think everyone is spending because of the fear that may happen within a year or so. Like banning Christmas in most states. Now call me crazy, but it´s already happening in some states like CA and CT.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/26/2012 5:15:16 PM     (No. 9034872)

My thought was that a whole lot of people are saying, "To heck with it, we´re not missing Christmas again... We´re going three months down on the house payment but at least the kids will have Christmas this year..."
(And I have been there..)

My Christmas present came this morning so I´m done. A new Walther Red Dot sight that, by the way, works just fine.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/26/2012 5:47:54 PM     (No. 9034914)

#6 - nice! Did you get the PS 55 by any chance? Wouldn´t mind trying that one out, but I may end up saving my nickels & dimes for an EOTech.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: spark29, 11/26/2012 5:47:56 PM     (No. 9034915)

Why is this story - or any story about ´Black Friday´ or the cringe inducing ´Cyber Monday´ consider ´news´ and worthy of being posted here?

Should a reader have comments about the editorial conduct of this site please address the staff through emails given and not in replies. LCom Staff.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mackrand, 11/26/2012 6:25:32 PM     (No. 9034949)

Forgive the second post but my Walther is a PS22. I like it.

I would add that sometimes human nature makes people do crazy things. After going nearly four years in a conservative mode after seeing direct evidence of the complete disregard for fiscal restraint of this administration, it appears that people are sort of giving up and going with the flow. That is, spend today because tomorrow is certainly going to be worse.

I´ve even advocated here that perhaps the Republicans in Congress should just walk out of any budget/spending votes or vote present. I´m not at all sure that would be wise even though anything the Republican party does as a unit will be badmouthed incessantly anyway.

It appears we are going to be in for a rough four years unless something nearly unprecedented takes place. I´m actually thinking that some in the Electoral College are thinking of placing their votes for Romney as a protest. If enough patriotic American Electoral College Electors do this we may see a new President after all. Just because it has never happened before, to my knowledge, doesn´t make it impossible.



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