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Cyber Monday good for business

Shopping online has proven to be more popular than ever with this years online shopping day shaping up to be the biggest one yet.

After a less than stellar start to the holiday shopping season over Black Friday weekend, Cyber Monday sales are up 17-percent over the last year, raking in about $2 billion in online sales.

Without that online presence you're just dead in the water, said Bill Kingston, owner the online company, Crazy Dog T-shirts.

Based in Rochester, sales at the custom and novelty t-shirt store shot up 150-percent from last years Cyber Monday.

We prepare for this all year, Pete Borrelli said, we have donuts and pizza to keep people motivated and fueled throughout the day and just crank t-shirts out.

Crazy Dog took more than three thousand online orders on Monday. With more than ten thousand t-shirts shipped out, Borrelli said, the company broke its record for most sales in a single day.

Borrelli said, You don't have to fight the crowds, just a couple clicks and you should have t-shirts in a couple days.

While its convenient, some argue internet deals take the fun out of holiday shopping.

Rochester resident, Brianna Searight said, I get to go in the stores and I get the holiday feeling with the shopping and the music.

Inside the store, Searight said she can get into the holiday spirit and pick out the right gifts. I like just going into the store, getting it, wrapping it up and giving it to the person.

Kingston said year after year, his sales continue to grow and every Cyber Monday his store sets a new record for the most sales in a single day. I think I've prepared myself, we printed ahead and we're never, ever even close to how much we need.

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Washington Times