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Black Friday Online Spending Hits Record $1 Billion; Amazon Top Online Retailer

Black Friday Online Spending Hits Record $1 Billion; Amazon Top Online Retailer

Todd Haselton

There may still have been crowds at brick and mortar retail stores on Black Friday but a new report suggests online spending sky rocketed on the day following Thanksgiving. According to research published by comScore, consumers spent $1.042 billion on Black Friday purchasing goods online, up 26% from the same day last year. That also makes Black Friday the “heaviest online spending day...

Best Buy Pushes iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Back by 28 Days, Other Retailers Delayed, Too

Best Buy Pushes iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Back by 28 Days, Other Retailers Delayed, Too

Todd Haselton

You might receive a very unwelcome email today if you pre-ordered your iPhone 5 from Best Buy. The retailer on Friday began sending emails to select iPhone 5 customers who pre-ordered the device and said it could take as long as 28 days until the device arrives. 28 days. That’s not something I’d want to hear if I pre-ordered it under the assumption that I would receive it on launch day...