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comScore: Sales Since 'Cyber Monday up 9pct

3:09 pm on Dec 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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comScore: Sales Since 'Cyber Monday up 9pct [comscore.com]
....tracking of holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 35 days of the November – December 2008 holiday season. For the holiday season through December 5, $14.92 billion has been spent online, essentially the same level compared to the corresponding days last year. For the five days beginning with December 1 (Cyber Monday), the kick-off to the heaviest part of the online shopping season, sales totaled $3.74 billion, up 9 percent versus year ago. Two individual days in the past week achieved more than $800 million in online spending: Monday, December 1 (“Cyber Monday”) with $846 million, and Tuesday, December 2 with $823 million.

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I thank luck and nothing more than luck, that I ended up in the website industry. What other sector is reporting increased growth over last couple of months in such troubled times?

Pawnbrokers maybe, debt recovery agencies definitely (blood-suckers) but not many others.