Most of us are planning to shop online this holiday season and some people will tell you the Cyber Monday event is the best time to hit deals on the Internet. But some experts told us there are other days when you'll find deals online.
NEW YORK - U.S. shoppers are still spending heavily online after a record-busting "Cyber Monday."
Research firm comScore says shoppers spent nearly $6 billion online on Monday through Friday last week, a record.
On Cyber Monday itself, sales reached $1.25 billion, the biggest online shopping day in history. Online sales on Tuesday and Wednesday also broke $1 billion.
Cyber Monday sales topped $1 billion for the first time last year.
ComScore says online sales are up 15 percent to $18.7 billion in November and the first two days of December, compared with the same period last year.
Free shipping appears to be a big draw, applying to 63 percent of sales, up from 52 percent a year ago.
ComScore's spending figures exclude travel, auctions and large corporate purchases.
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