How much did people spend over Black Friday weekend?
- $52.4 billion spent on Black Friday weekend (whoa)
- $45B the amount spent during Black Friday weekend last year; that’s a 16 percent jump, for those playing at home
- 226M number of shoppers over Black Friday weekend; that’s also a huge leap from 2010, and a record number
- $398 the amount spent per customer on Black Friday weekend — a jump of more than $40 from 2010 source
» A big win for retail, but for humanity … eh. The heavy spending this year came with a number of downsides, most notably in the form of a series of customers-acting-crazy moments. We covered a few of these over the weekend, including an overzealous pepper sprayer and a riot over $2 waffle irons. Sure, the economy needs a serious kick in the pants, but we hope we can get said kick in the pants while being nice to our fellow human beings. Fortunately, tomorrow is Cyber Monday, where the problems with physical shopping don’t exist. Unless you know a way to shut off your neighbor’s internet. In which case you’re evil and we don’t like you anymore.