Cyber Monday expected to draw record spending

Cyber Monday expected to draw record spending
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 7:11pm

Online shoppers are expected to spend a record $1.5 billion dollars this year with Cyber Monday being the biggest online shopping day of the year.

The term was first coined for online shoppers who might have not had the chance to go to the store on Black Friday, and has quickly grown with retailers offering special incentives.

"This is the one time of the year when they (online retailers) can make deep discounts for people that are really looking to shop," said Mario Armstrong, a technology expert. "Plus you get to do it from the convenience of your home."

For some, shopping online does have its benefits.

"Avoiding the crowds and maybe when the kids are at school and most people are at work I have the luxury of getting to shop then," said El Pasoan Laura Davis.

An estimated 72 million people will be shopping online at work.

A survey by the National Retail Federation said more than half of those people will be making a purchase while on the job.

The federation said 85 percent of online retailers will offer specific online deals and a lot of them will also offer free shipping.

"I like the free shipping," Davis said.

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