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The cash registers were a-ringin'

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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.

$57.4 billion

In-store and online sales for four days, beginning on U.S. Thanksgiving, a 2.9 per cent drop compared to 2012.

141 million

The estimated number of shoppers, up by two million.

$407.02

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

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 7, 2013 D3

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