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Black Friday online sales hit record high

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports

Black Friday photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

People spent more than ever online for Black Friday this year, according to a Reuters report.

In the U.S., online shopping accounted for $7.9 billion of online sales on Black Friday and Thanksgiving, the report says — up 17.9 percent from 2016.

Another $6.6 billion is expected to be generated by “Cyber Monday” on Nov. 27.

Electronics — including televisions, laptops, and gaming consoles — were among the most-purchased items, with 40 percent of purchases made via mobile phone.

Read the full report here.

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