Yesterday Was the Biggest Online Shopping Day in U.S. History

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Did you make an online purchase on Cyber Monday? (I made four online purchases, totaling $319.55.) If so, you contributed to the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history. As CNBC reports:

Cyber Monday sales were on pace to hit $6.59 billion by the end of the day, Adobe Insights revealed Monday evening.

When was the previous “biggest online shopping day in U.S. history?” The obvious response is “Cyber Monday 2016,” but it might actually have been last Friday. Here’s a November 2016 story from Reuters:

Shoppers spent $3.45 billion on Cyber Monday on Samsung 4K TVs, PlayStation 4s and Barbie dolls among other products, marking the largest online sales day in U.S. history.

But that CNBC article I quoted above states that “a record $5.03 billion was spent online during Black Friday,” which means we broke two online shopping records within one week. Right?

Feel free to share your Cyber Monday shopping numbers below—and don’t forget that today is Giving Tuesday, the day when we’re supposed to give money to charities and non-profits. (I… haven’t done that yet.)

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