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    See this link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6619657/

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    U.S. consumer Web spending rose 30 percent from a year ago on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which is considered one of the busiest online holiday shopping days, according to Web metrics firm comScore Networks. E-commerce sales that day came to $391 million, compared with $300 on the same day a year ago.

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    From $300 to $391 million is WAY more than 30%.
    My calculator won't handle it.

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    300 x .3 = 90

    300 + 90 = 390

    30% is right.

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    Trust wrote:

    posted December 02, 2004 08:44 PM
    300 x .3 = 90

    300 + 90 = 390

    30% is right.

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    But 390 isn't 390 million.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ejruss:
    But 390 isn't 390 million.
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    Yup, last year there were only two online purchases that day, totaling $390:

    1 15' X 30' tarp
    3 pairs of neon green suspenders

    That's it - nothing else was sold by any other US E-Commerce web site that day. A strange phenomenon, quite possibly having something to do with increased sunspot activity and a butterfly disturbing a herd of gazelle in northern Africa.
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    My sight sold those suspenders Sales and traffic are up for my merchant, averaging 1 sale per 11 clicks, he had to hire another warehouse shipping person. He can't even keep some of his new Sloops Jeans in stock in the big guy sizes. Big fat short legged guys must love them... Amazing this year not one reversed affiliate sale, no cookie stufffers, no BHO competition, no coupon hassles and trademark violaters in the PPCSE game (including competitors) get whacked for poaching.

    No way but up for this client as they're great people with a great product.
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    Mike wrote:


    My sight [sic] sold those suspenders
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    Sorry, sales of suspenders are being suspended.

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    oooopppps...SITE not sight. At least I spelled them both corectly.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ejruss:
    Trust wrote:

    posted December 02, 2004 08:44 PM
    300 x .3 = 90

    300 + 90 = 390

    30% is right.

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    But 390 isn't 390 million.

    ejruss
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    He just knocked the zeroes off for easier calculation; the basic math is right.
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    30% is not correct. If you take the following sentence literally:

    "E-commerce sales that day came to $391 million, compared with $300 on the same day a year ago."

    What the writer did was forget the "million" after the "$300." I have done this myself a number of times and gotten called on it. It's a very easy mistake.

    From $300 to $391 million is what? A million percent? Anyone have a huge calculator?

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    30% is correct for those who are not anal and can understand what the author meant.

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    This thread is the most idiotic I have ever seen. How pathetic

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