By: Jeffery Wu and Frances Huang
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Acer Inc. (宏碁), one of Taiwan’s leading personal computer vendors, said Friday that it recorded a 25 percent year-on-year increase in sales on Black Friday in the U.S. market
Black Friday, which fell on Nov. 27 in the U.S. this year, is the day after the Thanksgiving and is regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season. In the U.S., it is a mega shopping day characterized by rock bottom bargains and longer opening hours at retail stores.
Acer said that on Black Friday in the U.S. this year it sold more than 100,000 items, including notebook computers and LCD displays, a 25 percent increase from the previous year. However, it did not disclose the sales value. [FULL STORY]