Amazon Sold 158 Items Per Second on Cyber-Monday
Yes, you read that right. Their press-release is here, the TechCrunch article is here. It's an amazing number. I'd like to see how many orders, say, Best Buy's retail stores did on Black Friday, for comparison.
I personally have avoided Black Friday the last few years, and haven't missed it one bit. We bought a bulk majority of our gifts this year on Amazon. Thanks to my wife's eligibility for Amazon Mom and the Amazon Prime that came with it, it made it stupidly easy and fast that it was really hard to pass up.