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November 24, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leave your pocketbook at home, and don't buy names for stars in the sky as Christmas gifts. These were two Black Friday tips yesterday from District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and Chief Inspector Anthony DiLacqua, head of the Philadelphia Police Department's Patrol Bureau, at a morning news conference at the prosecutor's office. "Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time people get ripped off," Abraham said. "This is the season to be a victim of a crook. " Abraham and DiLacqua warned shoppers to be cautious buying gifts online or off. Abraham aid one of the biggest rip-offs "is naming a star in the firmament after someone for $50 or $60. " That's makes about as much sense as naming a cloud after someone, she said.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2000 | By Amber Veverka KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS SERVICE
First Union Corp. has launched an online shopping site it hopes will be a key to winning - and keeping - banking customers. ShopFirst is the latest effort by a financial institution to bridge the gap between services that help people save money and places where they can spend it. Several other major banks already offer similar sites or services that speed up online shopping or offer goods at discounts, and some e-commerce experts are skeptical...
BUSINESS
July 5, 2001 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dot-coms are on shaky ground on Wall Street, but the concept of selling over the Internet is on solid footing, according to industry experts who predict strong growth in online retailing for years to come. Retailers sold $45 billion worth of goods online last year, and Forrester Research Inc., a Cambridge, Mass., research firm, is projecting the number will grow to more than $269 billion in 2005. "People have been putting way too much emphasis on the meltdown in the financial markets," said Peter Fader, an associate professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2011 | By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Best Buy has alerted some customers that it will not be able to fill their online orders, just days before Christmas. The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that "overwhelming demand for some products from Bestbuy.com has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December. The Minneapolis company declined Thursday to specify how many orders are affected or which products are out of stock. The shortages are a black eye for Best Buy, which has beefed up its online campaign to fight off intense competition from online retailers and discount stores.
NEWS
December 17, 1997 | By David Chesnik
The most frequent complaint about the holidays? The hassles of the season sap our holiday spirits and cut into the time we can spend with friends and family. And the king of these time-intensive hassles is holiday gift shopping. This holiday season, the Internet has given weary shoppers the best gift of all - time. Not only has the sheer quantity of products available online increased, but online "stores" have also become graphically compelling, content-rich and service-oriented.
NEWS
January 14, 2004 | Chris Pummer
Chris Pummer is a writer for CBS MarketWatch As January's credit-card statements roll in, millions of consumers new to online holiday shopping are discovering the downside of ease and convenience. Their "Payment Due" contains all the bargains they snapped up on the Internet - often without tallying the scope of their generosity as they took advantage of free shipping and no sales tax. This banner year for online merchants - holiday sales jumped 35 percent over 2002 - also capped a bang-up season for credit-card issuers.
NEWS
December 27, 2011
Crash kills doctor picking up heart MIAMI - A heart surgeon from a Mayo Clinic in Florida flying across the northern corner of the state to retrieve a heart for transplant was killed Monday when his helicopter crashed, officials said. The helicopter departed the clinic in Jacksonville about 5:45 a.m. but never arrived at the Gainesville hospital, Shands at University of Florida, about 60 miles southwest, said Kathy Barbour, a spokeswoman for Mayo, which is based in Rochester, Minn.
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December 22, 2014 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
What gets you in the mood? I'm not talking about that mood, I'm talking about a holiday mood. For the record, what gets me in that mood is Bradley Cooper, but I have a feeling I'm not getting him for Christmas. Ho-ho-horny. But to stay on point, the holidays are upon us, and we're all performing the 300 tasks required thereby, primarily shopping. So this year, to make my life easier, I had the great idea to do all my shopping online. But, like many of my allegedly great ideas, it had a downside.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com:   Share your craziest shopping story  for a chance to win a $100 Nordstrom gift card. Solomon Jones will feature some of the best stories in a future column. MY WIFE, LaVeta, is obsessed with online shopping. It's a problem she passed on to our daughter, Eve, who learned to say "Bloomingdale's" around the time she mastered the word "Da-da. " I guess she knew those words go together. After all, Da-da's the guy who foots the Bloomy's bill.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1998 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A kind person might describe Matt Gillin as gift-impaired. A last-minute shopper to the nth degree, he once gave his father a five-ton hydraulic jack that he bought at Pep Boys - the only convenient place open on Christmas Eve. "I got my sister, who is very prim and proper, a car-wash kit," said Gillin, 31, president of C/Base Inc., a Conshohocken Internet marketing company. "Anyone who knows my sister knows she never washed a car in her life. " What do the business experts say?
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December 22, 2014 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
What gets you in the mood? I'm not talking about that mood, I'm talking about a holiday mood. For the record, what gets me in that mood is Bradley Cooper, but I have a feeling I'm not getting him for Christmas. Ho-ho-horny. But to stay on point, the holidays are upon us, and we're all performing the 300 tasks required thereby, primarily shopping. So this year, to make my life easier, I had the great idea to do all my shopping online. But, like many of my allegedly great ideas, it had a downside.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This holiday season, more than half of the nation's employees will shop online - during work hours - reports the online job board CareerBuilder. On Cyber Monday, that has to be good news for Mike George, 52, chief executive of QVC Inc., one of the nation's largest online mass retailers. It's ranked second, after Amazon. Online? Isn't QVC a television shopping channel? In the most recent quarter, online shopping accounted for 37 percent of the West Chester company's global revenue, with mobile bringing in a third of U.S. e-commerce sales.
NEWS
November 12, 2013
D AVID BRUSSIN, 38, of Berwyn, is co-founder and CEO of Monetate, an e-commerce company in Conshohocken that he started with co-founder and chairman David Bookspan in January 2008. The company, which opened an office in London in June, helps online marketers leverage big data to create more personalized and engaging online customer experiences. Monetate hopes to employ more than 225 people by year end. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Monetate? A: As the Internet evolved, there was excitement about how digital would change marketing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2013
Today on PhillyDailyNews.com:   Share your craziest shopping story  for a chance to win a $100 Nordstrom gift card. Solomon Jones will feature some of the best stories in a future column. MY WIFE, LaVeta, is obsessed with online shopping. It's a problem she passed on to our daughter, Eve, who learned to say "Bloomingdale's" around the time she mastered the word "Da-da. " I guess she knew those words go together. After all, Da-da's the guy who foots the Bloomy's bill.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Columnist
It is a problem so obvious you wonder why it hasn't already been solved: how to deliver online orders in a way that cuts the odds of missing a delivery or having a package stolen after drop-off to an apartment lobby, stoop, or an unsecured porch. One way Americans have worked around this, as their love affair with online shopping has grown in recent years, is to have deliveries sent to the office, which requires discretion and an indulgent boss. Or they suck up the status quo, unglue missed-delivery slips from the front door, and hope that, the next time, the truck comes when someone is home.
NEWS
December 27, 2011
Crash kills doctor picking up heart MIAMI - A heart surgeon from a Mayo Clinic in Florida flying across the northern corner of the state to retrieve a heart for transplant was killed Monday when his helicopter crashed, officials said. The helicopter departed the clinic in Jacksonville about 5:45 a.m. but never arrived at the Gainesville hospital, Shands at University of Florida, about 60 miles southwest, said Kathy Barbour, a spokeswoman for Mayo, which is based in Rochester, Minn.
BUSINESS
December 23, 2011 | By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Best Buy has alerted some customers that it will not be able to fill their online orders, just days before Christmas. The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that "overwhelming demand for some products from Bestbuy.com has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December. The Minneapolis company declined Thursday to specify how many orders are affected or which products are out of stock. The shortages are a black eye for Best Buy, which has beefed up its online campaign to fight off intense competition from online retailers and discount stores.
NEWS
December 2, 2007 | By Elizabeth Wellington INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
St. Nick knows we're really trying to be jolly and giving and loving, and to put the needs of our coworkers, nannies, kid's schoolteachers - not to mention our mamas - before our own. But face it, don't you sometimes feel like spending more on yourself during the holidays than on others? How can you resist? The clothes. The electronics. The fragrances. The deals. We bet you didn't even know you needed that body scrub that smells just like dark chocolate before it was marked down 20 percent at Sephora.
NEWS
December 2, 2007 | By Elizabeth Wellington, INQUIRER FASHION WRITER
St. Nick knows we're really trying to be jolly and giving and loving, and to put the needs of our coworkers, nannies, kid's schoolteachers - not to mention our mamas - before our own. But face it, don't you sometimes feel like spending more on yourself during the holidays than on others? How can you resist? The clothes. The electronics. The fragrances. The deals. We bet you didn't even know you needed that body scrub that smells just like dark chocolate before it was marked down 20 percent at Sephora.
NEWS
November 24, 2007 | By Dwight Ott INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leave your pocketbook at home, and don't buy names for stars in the sky as Christmas gifts. These were two Black Friday tips yesterday from District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham and Chief Inspector Anthony DiLacqua, head of the Philadelphia Police Department's Patrol Bureau, at a morning news conference at the prosecutor's office. "Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time people get ripped off," Abraham said. "This is the season to be a victim of a crook. " Abraham and DiLacqua warned shoppers to be cautious buying gifts online or off. Abraham aid one of the biggest rip-offs "is naming a star in the firmament after someone for $50 or $60. " That's makes about as much sense as naming a cloud after someone, she said.
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