Record Number Of Shoppers For Black Friday Weekend

7:11 AM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Customers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving day to scoop up "doorbusters." 

A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year.  The National Retail Federation says that is 21 million more people than last year. 

Shoppers also spent more: an average of $423 over the weekend.
Total spending over the four-day weekend reached just over $59 billion, up $6.5 billion from 2011.

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