Christmas Day was big for Traffic, even though some would assume everyone is too busy spending time with family, eating big Christmas dinners and of course opening presents. However, a survey conducted by moneysupermarket.com found that 1.4 million consumers logged on between 1 and 2pm on Christmas day to take part in the sales. Each year the big sales begin on Boxing Day here in the UK and Canada. In the US they are not so traditional with Black Friday sales being the big well known one. This year due to the econimic recession and high street retailers struggling, the sales began early, but only online. Stocks are limited as with any sale, so people are jumping online to grab the biggest deals. Boxing Day was of course much bigger, but this year Christmas Day was bigger than ever. People won’t wait a day to spend their christmas money anyway.
According to Moneysupermarket.com, a total of around £4.7 billion will be spent in the post Christmas sale both online and in the stores.
Sales are expected to be bigger again this year due to the constant growth with the recovery from the recession. Digital goods remain big however, especially with games for the computer. Amazon.com has a superb digital section and Steam never ceases to amaze with deals. The Christmas Sale has been amazing for technology lovers such as ourselves, and we hope this will be even better next year as technology continues to be a big part of our lives.