Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday

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By Terry Orr


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What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States, created by companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year." (Source: Wikipedia)


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Cyber Monday Online Sales
Source: comScore, Inc.

Day
Year
Sales (millions US$)
% Change
November 27
2006
$610
N/A
November 26
2007
$730
20%
December 1
2008
$846
16%
November 30
2009
$887
5%
November 29
2010
$1,028
16%
November 28
2011
$1,251
22%

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Sitting here at my desk on Sunday evening, Sunday Night Football on the TV, trying to find the best deal on a few items for the Christmas – and Sears website is not working properly (sad face).  One of my pet peeves is companies failing to do their due diligence in preparing for big events.  Home Depot has the two items I’m looking for and can deliver and install them next week – where as Sears will that at least 34 days – and is more expensive.

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One word of caution as there are some rotten eggs out there trying to steal your identity and money – shop at known companies.

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Good luck and hope you find lots of good deals!

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