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Employees work on the warehouse floor at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee wears a T-shirt depicting a $100 U.S. dollar bill as he gathers customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees work on the warehouse floor at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees prepare to package processed customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Packaged and labeled customer orders sit in a box ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An Amazon.co.uk logo sits on a sign above the entrance to one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee pushes a cart between racks of books and merchandise as he processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee pushes a cart between racks of books and merchandise as he processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee uses a hand-held scanner to process a customer order ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee pushes a cart between racks of books and merchandise as he processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee pushes a cart past aisles of merchandise as she works at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee seals a packaged customer order into an Amazon branded cardboard delivery box ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An Amazon logo sits on a cardboard delivery box as an employee processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee uses a hand-held scanner as he sorts merchandise inside a cart while processing customer orders at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee uses a hand-held scanner as he processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A employee pushes a cart as he searches storage racks for customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee pushes a cart past bays of merchandise as she processes customer orders at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee carries a hand-held scanner as she pushes a cart past bays of merchandise at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee pushes a cart past bays of merchandise as she processes customer orders at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An employee, right, uses a pallet truck to maneuver flat-packed cardboard delivery boxes as workers process customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees select goods from storage racks as they process customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees use hand-held scanners as they process customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees process customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Storage racks stand beyond employees as they process customer orders at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees process customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Employees process customer orders ahead of shipping at one of Amazon.com Inc.'s fulfillment centers in Peterborough, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Online spending will account for about 13 percent of December sales, up from 12 percent a year earlier, according to forecasters at Deloitte LLP. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker selects a boxed Pure Evoke D4 digital radio from a crate as he processes a customer's order at the John Lewis Plc semi-automated distribution centre in Milton Keynes, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. The pound rallied from its weakest level in more than a year versus the dollar as a report showed U.K. manufacturing expanded at a faster pace than economists predicted last month. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Amazon.com Inc. employees process customer orders at the company's fulfillment center ahead of Cyber Monday in Tracy, California, U.S., on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. In 2005, retailers coined the term 'Cyber Monday' to describe a surge in web purchases on the first work day after Thanksgiving by people who had spent the weekend browsing in stores. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An Amazon.com Inc. employee organizes merchandise at the company's fulfillment center ahead of Cyber Monday in Tracy, California, U.S., on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. In 2005, retailers coined the term 'Cyber Monday' to describe a surge in web purchases on the first work day after Thanksgiving by people who had spent the weekend browsing in stores. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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NEW YORK (AP) - After a busy holiday weekend in shopping malls, millions of Americans are expected to log on and keep shopping on the day dubbed Cyber Monday.

That day, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010. The day could take on added importance after a Thanksgiving weekend that saw fewer shoppers and lower spending than last year, according to some estimates.

Retailers have been pushing deals all month and particularly the past week, hoping to spur customers to spend. That may have taken away some spending from Thanksgiving weekend.

Research firm comScore expects people to spend about $2.5 billion on Cyber Monday.

There's reason to think a lot of dollars are migrating online.

Is Cyber Monday Dead?

PayPal said its global mobile payment volume jumped 47 percent on Thanksgiving Day compared with last year. Wal-Mart said it had more than 500 million page views on Thanksgiving, and eBay says it sold 2,000 iPad Air 2 tablets for $399 at a rate of one a second.

Amazon has been offering special deals since Nov. 21, adding new discounts as often as every 10 minutes for eight days straight. Deals include up to 45 percent off some Samsung TVs and 28 percent off Beats by Dre headphones, selling for $275.

Wal-Mart said it has doubled its Cyber Week deals to 500 compared with last year, including up to half off some TVs, tablets and toys with free-shipping offers.

Toys R Us is offering online deals for 11 days that began the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and also has free-shipping offers. Cyberdeals include $15 off Disney "Frozen" Princess dolls that are regularly $50 and $20 off a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Battroborg Electronic Battle Game that is usually $80.

The name "Cyber Monday" was coined in 2005 by the National Retail Federation's online arm, Shop.org, to encourage people to shop online. After retailers revved up deals for the day, it became the busiest online shopping day in 2010. The name was also a nod to online shopping being done at work, where faster connections made it easier to browse, less of a factor now.

Cyber Monday comes after a weekend that saw 5.3 percent fewer shoppers and 11 percent less spending, according to estimates by the National Retail Federation.

"Online is nowhere near its maturity, so Cyber Monday should be big, with a lot of strength in the days leading up to it," Forester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru said. "More consumers are spending more shopping dollars online."

She expects two spikes in online shopping: one during the long Thanksgiving weekend, including Cyber Monday, and one later in December when shipping deadlines to get items by Christmas start to hit.

Research firm comScore expects online sales to rise 16 percent to $61 billion during the November and December shopping season, up 16 percent from last year. ComScore tracks U.S. online sales based on observed behavior of a representative U.S. consumer panel of 2 million Web users.

The National Retail Federation has forecast overall holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion in 2014.

Even shoppers who braved the stores over the weekend weren't shy about how much they like shopping online.

Jennifer Donaldson, a 47-year-old property manager, dropped in at Macy's at New York City's Fulton Street Mall on Sunday, although she usually does her shopping online.

"It's crowded, and people are rude," she said of stores.

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Shoppers wait in line outside a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers carry recent purchases through Herald Square on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, traditionally marks the beginning of the Holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers carry recent purchases through Herald Square on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, traditionally marks the beginning of the Holiday season. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
GREENFIELD, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers wait in temperatures in the mid teens as they wait to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Sports authority store November 28, 2014 in Greenfield, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers file into the store as they get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Home Depot November 28, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers line up as they wait to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Home Depot November 28, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 28: Shoppers line up as they wait to get their holiday shopping season going at the annual Black Friday sales event at the Home Depot November 28, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Macy's opens it's doors at 6pm for Black Friday on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Hilton Garden Inn)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Macy's opens it's doors at 6pm for Black Friday on November 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Hilton Garden Inn)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Guests waiting in line to shop Black Friday deals at Target Dadeland South in Miami were surprised by Telemundo host, Jorge Bernal and a group of caroling kids at the Black Friday At Target Dadeland South In Miami at Target Dadeland South on November 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Target)
Customers wait to enter an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ahead of a Black Friday discount sale in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer speaks on a mobile phone while standing in the bay of an empty LED television sales display during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer selects a kettle from a sales display in the electronics section of an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: A woman carries bags of shopping on Oxford Street during 'Black Friday' sales on November 28, 2014 in London, England. Originating in the USA as a sales day that following the Thanksgiving holiday, 'Black Friday' is becoming an increasingly popular shopping day in the UK. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
Customers fall to the floor as they grapple for an LED television during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: will.i.am and General Manager of Bloomingdale's Richard Mast open doors and pump up holiday shoppers with with i.am PULS during black Friday at Bloomingdale's on November 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for I.amPULS and will.i.am)
A customer transports a boxed LED television in the basket of a mobility scooter during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Police take security measures as people shopping to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A customer gestures as he queues to purchase goods including an LED televisions during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers push shopping carts loaded with LED television sets during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer, center, transports a boxed LED television in the basket of a mobility scooter during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers queue at a checkout counter to pay for the goods, including an LED television and a toaster, during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A customer browses DVD's on sale at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A Best Buy Co. employee counts U.S. twenty and ten dollar banknotes at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Shoppers hold items to be purchased as they wait in line at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A shopper, front, reaches for Beats Electronics LLC Beats by Dr. Dre headphones as other shoppers wait in line at a Best Buy Co. store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 27: People shop to benefit from the discounts within the Black Friday, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, following Thanksgiving Day in New York, United States on November 27, 2014. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Employees try to control customers as they attempt to get the last remaining LED televisions during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A customer stands with shopping carts laden with boxed electronic goods, including LED televisions, as he waits at a checkout desk during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Customers rush to get to a sales display of reduced LED television sets during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the Wembley district of London, U.K., on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Black Friday has caught on in the U.K. and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by U.S. retailers online. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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