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Online splurge buying?

Yesterday was known as Cyber Monday.

This is because so many people go online after the box store sales on Thanksgiving weekend to see what sort of electronic deals they can find at their favorite websites.

Were you one of them?

I was not.

I guess I am old-fashioned, or perhaps it is because I can’t break away from my regular routine to join this activity.

Whatever the reason, I did not buy anything yesterday online.

On the other hand, I hope everybody else did. Even if it causes a loss of business productivity, the online buying splurge helps the economy in general and coin dealers in particular.

This year’s lead-in to Cyber Monday saw many sales pitches find their way into the inbox of my email just as I expect it did for many other collectors.

Even the concept of Cyber Monday is becoming old-fashioned.

Many online retailers were offering deals last week.

Obviously, when every consumer purchase is competed for by numerous companies, the nice, old concept of Black Friday brick-and-mortar store sales followed by Cyber Monday is moving into the commercial history books.

Now we can call it the Thanksgiving Week blowout, when all retailers make all sorts of offers online and through stores.

Does this mean that my frequent pastime of last-minute deal shopping before Christmas will also slide into the past?

It just might, but it might take me a little while to get properly trained.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper is winner of the 2014 Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."