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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO/CNN) - Cyber Monday is going to get you more bang for your buck this year and the best thing is... you don't have to leave your home!

While Black Friday sales seemingly increased from last year, the internet was also cranking out sales over the weekend.

 The average online order on Black Friday rose 35% from last year, to $170.19, according to online retail analyst Coremetrics -- an indication that people may be looking to buy gifts after a year of economic woes.

"The healthy jump in the average amount of money people are willing to spend online this year suggests consumers have adjusted their shopping patterns to the reality of the economic downturn," said John Squire, chief strategy officer, Coremetrics, in a statement. "They're thriftier, they're savvier and every one of them wants to be the best bargain hunter out there."

While people spent more online, Coremetrics said they were spending less time browsing, indicating that they know what they want, and how much they want to pay for it.

Among the hot items online were the Tom Tom GPS systems, Kodak digital cameras and the Nintendo Wii, according to credit card fraud prevention company Retail Decisions. The company said the busiest single minute for sales Friday was 12:59 p.m. ET, when $5.6 million in products were sold -- a 121% increase from the same time last year.

Online shopping will garner more attention on Cyber Monday when many Americans will take advantage of computers at work to shop for gifts.

Here are a few of the sites we're watching that post the best of the best.

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