The Thanksgiving day/weekend sales are STILL going….
Shopping ’til you drop just isn’t the same from your couch.
Online retailers continued to swallow up more of the market from brick and mortar stores this Black Friday — but many Big Apple bargain-hunters still turned up in person to buy the old-fashioned way.
“Online it’s never the same,” Jamaica resident Miriam Frischeisen, 50, told The Post as she shopped at the Queens Center Mall with her son.
“The models look different than me. Their body is different from mine.”
Her son, 17-year-old college student Ruben Frischeisen, added, “It’s an experience finding something new every time, something I really like.
“It’s like Christmas. It makes me happy. And it’s fun shopping with mom,” he said.
Unlike the in-store frenzies of yesteryear, consumers are increasingly choosing to forgo the fisticuffs and buy big online during the annual festival of discounts.
For the first time ever, the majority of US consumers this year said they planned to do their holiday shopping online rather than in physical stores, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers’ annual Holiday Outlook.
The report said online shopping and an “Amazon effect” had converged to “diminish Black Friday’s importance as a retail holiday.”
Nationwide, consumers spent a record $4.2 billion online on Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Thursday alone — up 14.5% from last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics, CNBC reported.
By 9 a.m. Friday, they had already splashed another
$600 million online — with Black Friday digital sales on track to hit $7.4 billion, an 18.9% increase from last year, the report said….