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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-28 13:32:13-05

Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones.

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping.

That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion in 2019.

The company expects Monday to be the largest online sales day in U.S. history, with estimated spending of between $10.8 billion and $12.7 billion.

Hot Wheels cars, Lego sets, Apple AirPods, Samsung televisions and video games were among the biggest sellers.