Seasonal sales skyrocket over records

By Josh Galvin ’13

Even in the face of economic downturn, the masses continue to indulge in excessive holiday spending.

According to figures gathered by Coremetrics, an Internet-based analytical company, November’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit record highs, with sales totaling $1.8 billion in these two days alone.

Black Friday is the nickname given to the Friday following Thanksgiving, and is known to be the most lucrative spending day of the entire year. Cyber Monday, typically a much more obscure shopping venture, is the following Monday.

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