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This article was published 6/12/2013 (1023 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
There's only 18 days until Christmas, and millions of people, at least across the border, took advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions to get their shopping done.
In-store and online sales for four days, beginning on U.S. Thanksgiving, a 2.9 per cent drop compared to 2012.
The estimated number of shoppers, up by two million.
The average amount spent per customer, a drop of 3.9 per cent.
18.4 per cent
Increase in e-commerce sales, to $1.735 billion, on Cyber Monday, a single-day record in the U.S.
30 per cent
Increase in sales at Amazon and eBay between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
55 per cent
Increase in purchases made through mobile devices.
-- sources: Reuters, Bloomberg News