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Busiest online shopping day of the year

Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Don't be surprised if work production is down Monday in the office -- that's because it's Cyber Monday! It's officially the busiest online shopping day of the year.

You can expect a lot of e-mails from online retailers. E-tailers counted 100 million web shoppers last year and there could be even more this year.

One reason online shopping has become a popular shopping tradition is because a vast majority of those online sales come without sales tax attached.

Before you go searching for online deals, you may want to make sure your Internet connection is working. Just hours before Cyber Monday, Comcast reported there were Internet outages affecting people up and down the east coast.

We received a lot of phone calls from viewers in Richmond and Chesterfield about this problem.  Many of Comcast's Internet servers went out sometime around 8pm. People as far away as Boston were impacted.

A Comcast spokesperson has since apologized, and said that most problems have been fixed.

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