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TMCNet:  Black Friday online up 39% [Cape Argus (South Africa)]

[December 02, 2013]

Black Friday online up 39% [Cape Argus (South Africa)]

(Cape Argus (South Africa) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON: Online Black Friday shopping soared to $3 billion (R30bn) over two days beginning on Thanksgiving, with tablets and cellphones used for nearly a quarter of sales, estimates showed on Saturday.


Online sales reached $1.93bn on Friday itself, the unofficial start of the retail sector's holiday season, a 39 percent increase over last year, according to software maker Adobe.

At shop sales, there were with reports of fistfights, a stabbing and a shooting between shoppers.

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