Every Monday Is Cyber Monday This Holiday Season

According to the ancient tradition, the Monday immediately following Thanksgiving has been known as Cyber Monday, that day when we all pretend to be working but are really sifting through countless websites looking for bargains. But that long-held tradition is now being repeated every first day of the work week this holiday season.

According to the number-crunchers at comScore, online sales have not only increased over last year, each Monday since Cyber Monday has seen more than $1 billion go to e-tailers, making them the three biggest online shopping days of the year (so far).

On Cyber Monday proper, comScore figures a record $1.25 billion in stuff was bought online this year. The next Monday that number was at $1.17 billion and just a couple days ago, online stores took in $1.13 billion, a 19% jump from the same Monday last year.

ComScore says that online shoppers have spent $26.8 billion since Nov. 1, up 15% from the same period of time in 2010.

Meanwhile, industry prognosticators are crystal-balling only a 2-3% increase in all holiday sales this holiday season.

‘Manic Mondays:’ ComScore reports big jump in online holiday shopping [Chicago Tribune]


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  1. Cat says:


  2. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    It makes sense. It’s easier to buy things online, especially with Amazon Prime, and not have to wait in line or deal with ornery shoppers or staff. I’ve purchased 99% of our gifts online.

  3. Quirk Sugarplum says:

    Well, that’s it.

    *chucks new 2012 calendar in trash*

  4. pop top says:

    I want a Duck Monday!

  5. dolemite says:

    I didn’t really see many great deals this year. Most of the deals were clearance of old tvs and the really really good deals were doorbusters, with only 10 in stock. Then again, most of the online deals throughout the year were pretty good. Like…routers that are usually $60 for $20, or 8 GB of ram for $25, 32″ TVs for $250…it seems just about every item only is now 50% off of what it was 2 years ago.

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      I got a new hard drive for $50 off!

      • dolemite says:

        Now, that’s the one thing I’m waiting on. I’m fast running out of room on my HD, (like a month or 2 ago), so I started shopping online. All through the year, I was blasted with deals like “get 1 TB drive for $60! Get 2 TB for 99! Get 300 GB Raptor drive for $120!” So I was quite shocked when I went to find these deals, and 150 GB drives were selling for what 1 TB used to sell for. Hell, the 120 Solid State drives were selling for more than the 150 GB 7200 rpm! Then I learned of the floods in the HD factories. Great!

        • pecan 3.14159265 says:

          That’s bizarre. I was comparing deals and while the 500 GB drives were definitely pretty expensive, I found a 1 TB with great ratings that was much, much less. I didn’t plan on buying a 1 TB drive, thinking it would be too expensive, but it ended up being a lot less than all of the drives that were of less capacity.

  6. ThatTastesTerrible! says:

    Anyone else notice the FREAKY FAST delivery from everyone this year? My 5-8 business day shipping was a mere 3 this year! NOICE!

    • ilovemom says:

      They hire soothsayers for the holiday season. They ship before you even order.

    • Wasp is like Requiem for a Dream without the cheery bits says:

      My coworker made a comment about that as well. I didn’t really notice faster shipping this year, though my order from Threadless got here WICKED fast, but everything else I bought and was shipped was at normal speed.

    • theblackdog says:


      I sent a bunch of things from Amazon using the “we’ll give you $$ for MP3’s if you DON’T use your free prime shipping” option and they got there in less that a week.

      Also I shipped a package from DC to TX last Saturday 12/10. USPS said it would take until 12/16 using parcel post to get there. My dad texted me on 12/12 that it had already arrived. WOOT!

    • Cyniconvention says:

      I got my Box Set from Amazon in about two days…I’ve only recently started using them, so that was pleasant.

  7. maxhobbs says:

    Christmas will be weak this year, already the 14th and stores around here just aren’t that busy and it doesn’t have that “frenzy” feel at all, not even on BF.