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Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday

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Amarillo, TX - Cyber Monday is quickly gaining popularity as sales, equal to the ones you can find on Black Friday, can be found from the comfort of your own computer.

If you would rather avoid the rush of the crowds during the holiday season, then Cyber Monday may be more your pace.

"It's the easiest way. You can do it on your phone, your I-pad. What ever the case may be, you can shop anywhere, where ever you may like and you can do it all the time," said Best Buy Customer Services Manger Bryan Hayes. 

Something some shoppers, like Frankie Buchanan, says they wish they'd waited for, instead of braving the Black Friday crowds.

"Fighting the crowds, yeah. I prefer shopping on the Internet, that's my first choice."

Cyber Monday is quickly becoming a favorable alternative, which is why experts are predicting online shopping sales this year to result in over $1.8 billion dollars across the nation, compared to the $1.2 billion dollars spent last year. 

"Most major retailers, that's going to be a huge focus, just to be able to capitalize on that online segment as well to make sure it's easy for the customers to take advantage of those options," Hayes said. 

Still, others don't have as much faith in the Internet, and would rather stick to the Black Friday tradition.

"I made a couple of purchased on line this morning but it got so bombarded that the Internet site crashed," Gilbert Ford, an Amarillo shopper told us. 

Colleen Nelson - NewsChannel 10