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01/04/2010 11:25 AM ID: 82317 Permalink   

Holiday Online Spending Rose in the US


New figures show that holiday spending online in the United States was up 5% in 2009, compared with the same period the year before. Overall holiday sales reached US$27.12 billion from the beginning November through until Christmas Eve in the US.

However, there was an extra shopping day compared with 2008, and when the figures were adjusted, they reflected a 3.5% rise. Consumer electronics were the biggest hit, rising over 20% for the holiday period.

Jewellery and watches also did well. In 2008 online sales fell 3%, compared with the holiday season in 2007.

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I got the most awesome winter coat, my first brand new one since I was 21 and pregnant, and it cost me $7(Yes SEVEN)and mens flannel Pajama pants for $5 each! Thanks to those who voted for me in the Newser contests I was able to use that to get both girls a MP3 player for $7.49 each along with some books and even got myself a small sewing machine(well the kids and hubby got it*wink*) that can do all the basic home jobs for $24.89. I love shopping online and I even got my mom to shop online this year. We still hit the stores like Family Dollar and Dollar General to see if there is anything neat and from DG I got these cute and spacy 12 month calandars that was a steal at $1 and I looked at some in the Hallmark store with the same exact picture covered in plastic for $6.99. I love online shopping and I don´t have to worry about someone hurting my back or doing damage to it and my leg. Online forever!
  by: TaraB     01/04/2010 11:40 AM     
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America is too reckless spending too much, cheap credit, not enough savings, now the economy is stagnant, because no spending, the banks folded, and the stock-market soaked up many of our life´s savings if lawyers are mouth pieces Politicians are full of shite....
  by: OrIgInAl_ThOuGhT   01/08/2010 06:54 AM     
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