Back in the day Black Friday was the day to go shopping. What could be more enticing than long lines out the door, grimacing security guards at the entrance and angry people ripping items from each other? (I grew up in Boston....people are always angry there. It has something to do with a mix of the cold, the sugar in Dunkin Donuts coffee and the Red Sox).
But despite all those joys that Black Friday entails, for some reason people would rather relax comfortably at home and shop online. This at-home, online shopping experience is called Cyber Monday. This year, it takes place on November 30th and it is big. Big to the tune of $40 billion.