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Last Friday, in the wake of Thanksgiving, everybody and their grandmothers were fighting crowds at big name retailers looking for great deals on Black Friday sales.
But a lot of people decided to wait out the crowds and do their Black Friday shopping on Cyber Monday from the comfort of their own homes.
Cyber Monday is the online shopping equivalent to Black Friday when many retailers hope to boost end of the year profits with after Thanksgiving sales. And many shoppers hope to avoid some the previous Friday’s downfalls.
“I didn’t want to go down to Idaho Falls the day after Thanksgiving. I just don’t like crowds,” said Josh Alvarez. “I prefer doing something where I don’t have to see a lot of people. And so buying things on the Internet was the best option.”
The online shopping event got a lot of attention in the social media and exceeded expectations due to late surges of people making purchases into the evening. Despite the economy, some results place the increase at 38 percent from last year, showing that more people are again opting to buy online rather than in the malls.
“Oh my gosh, the crowds and the lines are unbelievable; I mean you’re shopping online, it’s just yourself, you could be in your pajamas or whatnot,” said Trista Colton
If you missed the opportunity to catch some great deals on Monday, don’t worry, many websites, including the following, still have good holiday deals continuing throughout “Cyber Week”