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Almost all online sales are done with a credit card so it would be based on the date that the credit card authorization goes through.

This also makes collecting the data easier since you only have to add up the totals from the credit card companies.

Cyber Monday is mostly a myth now though.

There was a year or two probably in the late 1990's when it did actually happened. Online shopping was just becoming common but most people either didn't have a home internet connection or they just had a slow dial up connection but they had faster internet connections at work.

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