Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales increase from last year

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday having come and gone, hopefully you have finished your Christmas list for all your friends and family. And if you were brave enough to go out in the middle of the night to get in line for products that were drastically marked down from their list price, I applaud you. I was going to get in line but my friends and family decided to sleep, so I decided to join them (not like that). And the weird thing is I still spent nearly $1000. This sale day has a magical hold on me.

Whether you stood in the cold in line at a store or shopped later on Black Friday, our money helped make this Black Friday a much more successful one from last year. And if you were like some folks who decided to call in sick on Monday for the Cyber Monday sales, a thanks to you as well for making this year’s Cyber Monday sales much better from last year. I was lucky enough to catch a deal on some items on Amazon during their Cyber Monday sales.

According to Huffington Post and CNN, Black Friday sales numbers jumped up 13% and Cyber Monday sales jumped 30% from last year’s number. People spent $59.1 billion (that’s with a “B”) during the Black Friday weekend and the Cyber Monday sales brought in $1.62 billion.

With both Black Friday and Cyber Monday finished, all that’s left to do is to give those gifts or open them yourself. I know I bought myself a few goodies. So, did you partake in either or both of the sale events? If so, how much did you spend? And did you bear the cold on Black Friday or call in sick on Cyber Monday? We’d like to hear about your experience.

Source: Huffington Post, CNN

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Jose Gutierrez III is an IT tech by day and nerd by night.