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Retailers Expect Lots of Cyber Monday Shopping

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YAKIMA--Black Friday shopping is over, but retailers are expecting even more sales on December 1, a day that has been dubbed "Cyber Monday."

Online sales are already up from this time last year.  With plenty of webdeals starting Sunday and Monday, cyber shopping should be even more popular.

The National Retail Federation says more people are avoiding Black Friday's craziness.   Instead, they are buying online.

The NRF expects more than 84 million shoppers to buy online.   That's about 16 million more than in 2007.

KNDO talked to some excited cybershoppers who have plenty of reasons to stay home this year.

"Convenience, better sales than some of the stores," Jacque Taylor said.  "I just like to [shop online] and avoid the crowds."

"I'll check [the sales] tonight, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow night," Anthony Paggins said.

"It's a lot less hassle," Reesa Sutphin-Knutson said.  "I came to Best Buy today and I couldn't find what I wanted.  Now I have to go and check online to find what I wanted."

Many websites are also offering free shipping right now.  That can be a huge plus for shoppers buying for friends and family who live far away.