Windows Phone For a Penny on Thanksgiving Weekend

As many of you already realize, the Friday after Thanksgiving, at least in the United States, is referred to as “Black Friday,” because that’s the day all the retailers get in the black, financial-wise. It’s a day of sales and…

Black Friday Shopping: iPad, Other Tablets Could Dominate

The craziest shopping period of the year is rapidly approaching, as retail outlets are beginning to unveil some of their Black Friday deals. According to multiple reports, this year’s buying frenzy might be all about tablets. At least that’s where…

Tech Holiday Sales Down 5%

U.S. consumer technology  holiday sales were down 5 percent in 2010 totaling $10.3 billion, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

Heavy sales promotions early in November, before Black Friday, did not convince shoppers to spend early as sales for the first three weeks of the month fell by 5 percent compared to the previous year. Overall NPD estimates that 2010 sales for the 9 week sales period will total $14.9 billion down 4 percent from last year.

Black Friday Online Sales Reach $648 Million

Black Friday saw $648 million in online sales, making it the heaviest online spending day to date in 2010 and representing a 9 percent increase over Black Friday 2009, according to the latest report from comScore.

U.S. ecommerce spending for the first 26 days of the November-December 2010 holiday season reached $11.64 billion, marking a 13 percent increase over the same period last year. Thanksgiving Day (November 26) saw online holiday spending up 28 percent to $407 million.


Retailers Promoting Black Friday Via Twitter, Facebook And Email

Up to 138 million Americans plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), more than the 134 million people who planned to do so last year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation and BIGresearch.